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Spermidine keeps the heart young | Animal study
Supplementation with spermidine may slow down cardiovascular aging. This is suggested by a German animal study, published in GeroScience, in which researchers gave mice a fairly high dose of spermidine.
After 6 months of supplementation, the researchers compared both groups of mice with each other - and with a group of relatively young mice.
At the molecular level, aging leads to a decrease in the telomeres in the DNA of the cells. The more intense aging processes, the faster the telomeres disappear. When the researchers determined the percentage of heart cells with a relatively large number of telomeres, they saw that spermidine supplementation had slowed down telomere erosion.
Supplements contain several milligrams per capsule. Those are doses that reflect how much spermidine people can consume through their regular diets. The dose the Germans used is of a different order.