Burick Center for Health and Wellness is Now Offering Spermidine
The Burick Center is pleased to celebrate that they are now offering spermidine for purchase at the center!
What is spermidine?
The endogenous substance spermidine is a polyamine, which naturally occurs in nearly every cell in the human body. Spermidine is produced by our organism in order to activate autophagy and manage cell renewal, through which our body’s cells can regenerate and maintain their functionality.
While our body is able to produce spermidine itself, the endogenous production decreases considerably with age. Thus, as we age, our cells have less spermidine available to activate autophagy, causing a decrease in the ability to regenerate our cells and an increase in our susceptibility to various diseases.
Spermidine is not only produced within our cells; it can also be found in varying concentrations in fruits and vegetables, even in meat and cheese. About one-third of the spermidine content in our body is produced by our own cells. The rest is absorbed through food and/or dietary supplements.
Spermidine–whether produced by our cells or ingested through food–is a natural and endogenous substance that has the ability to trigger autophagy, and thus demonstrably supports cell renewal.
The Benefits of Spermidine
Better Brain Function
Spermidine reduces inflammation in your brain cells and strengthens memory pathways in the brain[*]. A 2018 study found that older adults who took spermidine daily saw a significant improvement in memory and cognitive performance[*].
Your mitochondria are the power plants of your cells, and if you make them stronger, your body will literally produce more energy. When you optimize your mitochondria, you become stronger, faster, smarter, and younger.
A 2020 study found that spermidine turns on mitochondrial biogenesis — in other words, it makes your body produce brand new mitochondria[*]. This particular study looked at mitochondria in heart cells. The researchers found that spermidine effectively reversed cardiac aging.
Stronger Cardiovascular Health
Spermidine is especially good for your heart.
A 2016 study found that spermidine protects against artery-blocking plaques that cause heart disease[*]. Spermidine activated autophagy, which decreased cholesterol and lipid formation on the surface of the plaques and prevented them from getting bigger.
Another study found that spermidine increases lifespan by protecting against age-related heart disease[*].
Spermidine may help you regrow hair, too.
A study found that spermidine prolongs the growth phase of hair follicles in both men and women, particularly in the case of genetic hair loss or hair loss due to hormonal changes (for example, after pregnancy or during menopause)[*][*]. This can improve hair growth and significantly reduce hair loss.
Spermidine also promotes keratin production, an essential part of hair growth[*].
Spermidine levels in your cells decrease with age, which decreases your biological turnover and your cells’ ability to replace old or damaged parts[*]. Spermidine supplementation can replenish your spermidine levels and induce autophagy to reverse aging.
A 20-year-long study at the University of Innsbruck found that eating more spermidine-rich foods correlated with a 5-year increase in life expectancy and lower overall mortality[*].
Two other studies have found that spermidine supplements reduce markers of aging in animals[*] and decrease the risk of overall mortality, age-related cardiovascular disease, and age-related cancer in humans[*].
The Best Way to Take Spermidine
When I first began experimenting with spermidine, I couldn’t find any pure spermidine supplements. I tried a couple of synthetic compounds and several spermidine precursors but they were all either way too expensive, gross, or hard to obtain. They were also all intended for animal use, so I was taking a bit of a risk.
Then a few months ago, a friend in Switzerland sent me a new spermidine supplement from Austria called spermidineLIFE. The company recently expanded to the US (hopefully Canada is next on the list) and is the first to offer pure, natural spermidine in supplement form. They extract it from the non-GMO wheat germ and it’s the first spermidine supplement I’ve found that meets my criteria for clean ingredients.
Whether you fast, take a spermidine supplement, or do both like me, aging backward requires bringing your body to its full potential and youth, especially at a biological level. Spermidine helps me maintain and enhance the benefits of fasting, even on days when I eat normally.
Spermidine is powerful stuff and I’ve been a big fan of it ever since I started taking it. The research behind it is excellent and it’s one of the most exciting new anti-aging compounds available.
You can learn more at: Spermidinelife.us or by calling the center at 717-730-9000.
Learn more about Spermidine by watching this video!