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Our Fermented Wheat Germ Extract is very rich in Polyamines.  The three principal Polyamines are Spermidine, Spermine, and Putrescine.  The beneficial natural process that they induce in our bodies is called Autophagy.

There has been significant research on these compounds and topics, supporting a wide range of benefits. 

Below, please find a selection of scientific studies and research articles* for your education.  


Spermidine: a physiological autophagy inducer acting as an anti-aging vitamin in humans?

Spermidine delays aging in humans

Spermidine surprise for a long life

Spermidine: a novel autophagy inducer and longevity elixir

Higher spermidine intake is linked to lower mortality

Induction of autophagy by spermidine promotes longevity

Spermidine in health and disease

Should we skip a meal every day or indulge in a spermidine rich diet?

Molecular basis of the anti-aging effect of spermidine and other natural polyamines

Spermidine ameliorates the neuronal aging by improving the mitochondrial function in vitro

Spermidine Suppresses Inflammatory DC Function by Activating the FOXO3 Pathway and Counteracts Autoimmunity

Spermine and gene methylation: a mechanism of lifespan extension induced by polyamine‑rich diet

A metabolic profile of polyamines in parkinson disease - a promising biomarker

Autophagy mediates pharmacological lifespan extension by spermidine and resveratrol

Biological effects of polyamines on the prevention of aging-associated diseases

Can autophagy promote longevity?

Circadian clock control by polyamine levels through a mechanism that declines with age

Decrease in polyamines with aging and their ingestion from food and drink

Dietary and gut microbiota polyamines in obesity- and age-related diseases

Fermented Wheat Germ Extract inhibits adjuvant arthritis

Polyamine-rich food decreases age-associated pathology and mortality in aged mice

Polyamines and aging - a clear connection?

Polyamines in aging and disease

Remaining mysteries of molecular biology - the role of polyamines in the cell

Spermidine and spermine are enriched in whole blood of nona/centenarians

The curious case of polyamines: spermidine drives reversal of B cell senescence

Caloric Restriction Mimetics against age-associated disease - targets, mechanisms, and therapeutic potential

Anti aging treatments slow propagation of synucleinopathy by restoring lysosomal function

Autophagy renovation of cells and tissues

Development of autophagy inducers in clinical medicine

Guidelines for the use and interpretation of assays for monitoring autophagy

Hallmarks of aging: an autophagic perspective

Reactivation of autophagy by spermidine ameliorates the myopathic defects of collagen

Transcriptional and epigenetic regulation of autophagy in aging

Cancer Protection

Spermidine reduces cancer-related mortality in humans

Spermidine as a target for cancer therapy

A Study of the Role of Spermidine/Spermine N1-Acetyltransferase (SSAT) in Polyamine Homeostasis in Human Prostate Cancer Cells

Dietary polyamine intake and colorectal cancer risk in postmenopausal women

Spermidine prolongs lifespan and prevents liver fibrosis and hepatocellular carcinoma by activating MAP1S-mediated autophagy

Fermented Wheat Germ Extract - nutritional supplement or anticancer drug

Fermented Wheat Germ Extract in the treatment of cancer and autoimmune diseases

The effects of adjuvant Fermented Wheat Germ Extract on cancer cell lines: a systematic review

A medical nutriment has supportive value in the treatment of colorectal cancer

A multicentric prospective open trial on the quality of life and oxidative stress in patients affected by advanced head and neck cancer

Adjuvant fermented wheat germ extract nutraceutical improves survival of high-risk skin melanoma patients

Characterizing the efficacy of fermented wheat germ extract against ovarian cancer and defining the genomic basis of its activity

Fermented Wheat Germ Extract Inhibits T-cell Leukemia Tumor Cells

Fermented wheat germ extract reduces chemotherapy-induced febrile neutropenia in pediatric cancer patients

Recommendation of the Hungarian Society for Face, Mandible and Oral Surgery in the indication of supportive therapy
Wheat germ extract inhibits experimental colon carcinogenesis in F-344 rats

Autophagy in natural and therapy driven anticancer immunosurveillance

Autophagy induction for the treatment of cancer

Autophagy in malignant transformation and cancer progression

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