Over time, the human body ages and loses its youthfulness, vitality and health. This is mainly due to the loss of cellular functions and a slow but certain cell death(apoptosis). While we are young, dead cell components are digested and replaced by new, fresh cell components. However, in old age our body loses this ability to regenerate itself.
Cells deteriorate in a wide variety of everyday situations. One of the main causes of cell damage is free radicals. These free radicals develop in our organism primarily as a result of an unhealthy lifestyle. However, our body cells have the ability to recognize and neutralize damage caused by free radicals. Defective parts of the cell are separated in order to prevent them from spreading. These cell components are then regarded as "waste", which can, however, accumulate over time and thus become a burden on the entire cell function. This is one of the main reasons for aging.
The human body works like an expensive clock - very accurately, but also sensitively. The state of health is influenced both by our lifestyle and by our genes, and the aging process of our cells and body is accelerated by many different factors: (1.) Unbalanced diet: Highly processed foods with a high content of saturated fatty acids and sugars provide the body with a lot of energy, but the energy offered is of low quality to our cells. This leads to unnecessary damage in our cells and organs, which can lead to an accelerated aging process and a variety of diseases over time. (2.) Lack of exercise: Too little exercise and the increasingly sedentary aspect of our lifestyle reduce and transform the metabolism in our body towards energy storage instead of energy burning. (3.) Persistent high levels of stress (privately and professionally): Excessive levels of stress over a long period of time lead to overuse of our organs and immune system. This reduces our body's ability to eliminate cell damage accumulated over time and to prevent further degeneration. (4.) Lack of sleep: A lack of good sleep deprives our body of the possibility of coping with daily stress at night. This leads to an overload of the entire system, the resistance to stress decreases and the entire body is weakened. (5.) Excessive cigarette and alcohol consumption: High levels of free radicals caused by cigarette and alcohol consumption damage our cells from the inside out. (6.) Irregular or no fasting intervals: None or too irregular fasting periods reduce the autophagy process in our cells, which leads to defective cell components not being sufficiently eliminated and cells not being comprehensively renewed.
The body's endogenous process of autophagy (ancient Greek for "self - (auto) eating (phagein)") is a cell recycling process of sorts in which cells break down damaged or unusable cell components and generate energy as a result. Damaged cell components contribute significantly to the development of age-related diseases. The utilization of the aged cell components promotes cellular metabolism and keeps the cell fresh and healthy. A functioning autophagy is therefore essential for the protection against diseases. Autophagy can be induced by fasting, exercise and certain substances such as spermidine. In light of this medical significance, the Japanese researcher Yoshinori Ohsumi was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2016 for his progress in explaining autophagy.
Fasting is the most natural and effective way to activate the body's own recycling mechanism called autophagy. The lack of energy due to reduced food intake leads our cells to fall back on alternative energy resources, namely damaged cell components. These defective cell components are then degraded, and new energy is produced as a result. Any kind of reduction or avoidance of calories, for example by fasting for a day or longer, activates the process of autophagy.
Sufficient physical activity, a balanced diet and good sleep are commonly regarded as key factors for good health. Regular fasting, on the other hand, is rarely mentioned as a major element in maintaining good health. Fasting requires a very high degree of discipline, though. However, autophagy activation through fasting leads to many advantages for those who apply the necessary discipline for regular and sufficiently long periods of fasting.
Spermidine (a polyamine) is a natural component of our cells and is produced endogenously. Spermidine can also be found in varying concentrations in different fruits, vegetables and even in meat and cheese. About one third of the spermidine levels in our body is produced by our own cells, the rest is absorbed through food and certain bacteria found in our digestive tract. A balanced diet can therefore help maintain high levels of spermidine in and contribute in activating autophagy.
Spermidine is a natural substance that can be found anywhere in nature. Spermidine is a very small molecule that can be easily absorbed due to its size and is active where it is most needed. Since our organism cannot produce enough spermidine on its own, we have developed spermidineLIFE®. spermidineLIFE® is a herbal extract that is rich in spermidine and other natural substances.
Spermidine can be found in varying concentrations in fruits, vegetables, meat, cheese and even in any of our body cells, but the endogenous production of spermidine decreases over time. It is therefore essential to pay attention to the daily consumption of spermidine as we age. Although this aspect has only been discovered in recent years, hundreds of scientists around the world are currently researching spermidine in the laboratory. With spermidineLIFE®, we as Longevity Labs bring the results of this revolutionary research to your home.
The best way to activate autophagy is fasting. However, this requires a high degree of discipline, as it is usually difficult to integrate fasting as a fixed part of our daily routine. Social interactions, professional commitments, leisure and family life present us with great challenges in this regard. The solution to these challenges lies in a variety of natural substances that enable autophagy to be activated without actually having to strictly fast.
There are currently no known side effects from the intake of spermidine. Countless trials and scientific studies have already been conducted on this subject and the results show the full tolerance of this natural ingredient by our body. Because spermidine is not only absorbed by our daily food, but our body itself produces spermidine in order to repair damaged cells in a natural way.
spermidineLIFE® is a new type of wheat germ extract, which differs significantly from other wheat germ extracts on the market (in liquid and dry form) by focusing on spermidine enrichment through a newly developed extraction process. The special procedure for spermidin enrichment was developed in years of cooperation between researchers from the Karl-Franzens-University Graz and experts of our company. This special extraction process has made a systematic enrichment of spermidine contained in the extract possible in the first place. The "Novel Food Approval" of the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety(AGES) and the European Food Safety Authority(EFSA) was applied for and approved in order to authorise the resulting products, such as spermidineLIFE®. It should be noted that spermidineLIFE® is a 100% natural product, which is only produced with raw ingredients from Central Europe. We attach great importance to the highest quality standards, which is why the extract is produced in our own facilities in Austria.
Our product consists of 100% "wheat germ extract with high spermidine content", as the extract is to be referred to according to the Novel Food approval of the European Food Safety Authority(EFSA). No other ingredients are used.
We only use raw materials of natural origin. The raw ingredient of spermidineLIFE® is wheat germ, which is exclusively sourced from Central Europe, from which spermidine is subsequently extracted at considerable expense.
Our product spermidineLIFE® is produced exclusively in Austria (with a small intermediate production step in Germany) and contains exclusively ingredients of European origin. Production is carried out by trained specialists and in compliance with the highest quality and hygiene standards in Austria.
Since 2017, spermidineLIFE® has been tested at the “SmartAge” study conducted at the Charité Universitätsmedizin in Berlin. There are preliminary publications confirming the safety and effectiveness of the product.
It is best to take two capsules after a meal once a day - whether this is done in the morning, at noon or in the evening, is subject to your personal preferences, but we recommend taking it always at the same time of the day.
Our capsules are designed to support and ensure that the naturally present spermidine levels in the human body remains permanently at a high level. As science confirms today, the natural spermidine content in the organism is constantly decreasing over time. This is a natural process that can be counteracted with a spermidine-rich diet and/or our dietary supplements. It can be deduced from the findings described above that the aim should be to maintain the spermidine levels in the body as constant as possible. Even if relatively short-term effects of our dietary supplement have already been proven, the long-term/permanent intake of spermidineLIFE® in the sense of the above-mentioned goals should be aimed for.
Since spermidineLIFE® is a natural food supplement and the legal restrictions regarding statements about the effects of food supplements are very strict, we are not allowed to make any comprehensive statements in this context. Please understand that we only refer to relevant literature and specialist publications. If you have any further questions, please contact your medical physician.