Chinese scientists have made a potential breakthrough in enhancing women’s fertility by discovering a naturally occurring substance called spermidine
Spermidine, which is found in the ovaries and various living organisms, has the potential to improve egg quality and increase the success of in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments.
In a study published in the journal Nature Aging, researchers demonstrated that spermidine supplementation enhanced the fertility of aged female mice. However, they caution that further research is needed to determine its safety and effectiveness in humans.
The average age of motherhood has been increasing globally, leading to challenges in reproductive medicine due to reduced ovarian reserves and declining egg quality with age. This groundbreaking research suggests that spermidine supplementation could be a therapeutic strategy to improve oocyte quality and reproductive outcomes in women trying to conceive at an advanced age.
Spermidine is already being hailed as the “holy grail” of fertility in the media, and experts consider this study to be groundbreaking in its scope and complexity.
So, what is spermidine?
Spermidine is a naturally occurring compound found in animals and plants. It is found in high concentrations in wheatgerm, soybeans, cheddar cheese, mangoes, and mushrooms.
Spermidine has been found to have various benefits, including increasing the lifespan of mice, fungi, and nematode worms, boosting the memory of aging fruit flies, and stabilizing DNA and RNA. It also facilitates cell growth, soothes inflammation, acts as an antioxidant, and boosts autophagy, a critical process that helps maintain cellular health and fight the effects of aging.
While spermidine is already sold as an “anti-aging” supplement in tablet form, its potential to enhance fertility later in life has generated excitement and hope for future therapies that can improve pregnancy success rates.
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