Austrian biochemists Frank Madeo and Tobias Eisenberg at the University of Graz have found that the substance spermadine slows the aging process. Slowing Aging … With Semen – Time Magazine
Spermidine is contained in high concentrations in male sperm. Earth
This led me to some Googling which found that not only does sperm chemically reduce the aging process in cell structures, but that for many years it has been known that its high protein content reduces facial wrinkles.
While driving my Hummer down Santa Monica boulevard listening to BJ Thomas sing about raindrops on my head I ruminated about my lost love laced with indifference as I failed to come up with some way of expressing just how wonderful this news is. Full time story below.
Slowing Aging … With Semen
By Laura Blue Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010
Hold your laughter. It’s not the setup for a joke. Austrian researchers believe that a compound in human semen can have a dramatic impact on life span. Biochemists Frank Madeo and Tobias Eisenberg at the University of Graz led a team to test the effects of a substance known as spermidine. In yeast, spermidine was shown to increase life span by as much as a factor of four; in fruit flies, up to 30%; and in worms, up to 15%. When spermidine was applied to human immune cells, they too lived longer, with three times as many surviving after 12 days as in a comparison batch.
Spermidine works, the researchers show, by promoting the cellular process of autophagy — a kind of self-cleaning that, Eisenberg says, "removes cellular garbage such as clumped proteins or damaged or defective cellular organelles." Those things might otherwise harm the body.