“Autophagy can remove damaged mitochondria, the organelles that produce energy for the cell, which can help to reduce inflammation and prevent the accumulation of harmful substances that contribute to heart disease.

“Additionally, autophagy can help promote the formation of new blood vessels, improving blood flow to the heart and helping to repair damaged heart tissue.”

Research published in Science journal in 2018 said: “Increased uptake of spermidine has protective effects against cancer, metabolic disease, heart disease, and neurodegeneration.”

Skin and hair

Mr Van Harmelen added: “Research has shown that spermidine may have anti-ageing benefits for the skin and hair.

Post source: Daily Express

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