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In a recent study published in the journal Nature Medicine, it was reported that consuming the natural polyamine, spermidine, was linked to longer lifespans when tested on mice.
The study was conducted by a team of researchers from the Medical University of Graz in Australia. During the study, the researchers at the University of Graz gave one group of mice water that contained spermidine and another group was given untreated water. Results showed the group that received the water mixed with spermidine repeatedly outlived those that received untreated water.
Spermidine, as found in blue cheese, also led to improved heart function in the mice that received the spermidine supplementation. Previously, spermidine was found to lengthen the lifespan of simple organisms such as yeast and fruit flies. This was the first test conducted on more complex organisms.
Foods like soybeans, green peas, blue cheese, and corn are all natural sources of the polyamine.
Additionally, the spermidine was found to stimulate autophagy, which triggers heart-cells to disable the parts of themselves which are no longer necessary or no longer functioning properly. This led to lower blood pressure and improved heart function. When researchers raised the mice’s blood pressure through a high salt diet, the results remained the same.
Surveys have been conducted on humans regarding their intake of foods that contain spermidine. The high levels of dietary spermidine were correlated with lower rates of cardiovascular disease and reduced blood pressure. This may imply a new strategy for combating cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the United States.
Polyamines are able to interact with a variety of different molecules. They have previously been linked to being able to reset the body’s internal clock. The circadian clock is tightly interconnected with the metabolic system and has been linked to diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer and inflammation. If the same effects are true in humans, spermidine could be used as an effective sleep-aid.