Monthly Archives: September 2020

spermidine tablets and powder

PlantPills launch Whole-Food Spermidine Tablets and Powder

We are delighted to announce the launch of our Whole-Food Spermidine Tablets and Powder, independently verified to contain by far the highest spermidine content of any whole food in the world, at over 900 mg/kg (over 0.9mg per gram).

Spermidine may be the most important nutrient linked with extending human lifespan in human studies. A large human study published in 2018, conducted on 829 people over a 20 year period, found that people with a diet rich in spermidine had an increased survival rate equivalent to 6 years over those with less dietary spermidine.

The study analysed 146 nutrients, and found spermidine to have the strongest link of any nutrient to increased survival.
These findings were independently validated in a second study, with the diets and mortality of 1,770 healthy unrelated people analysed.

This corroborates previous studies that found spermidine supplementation significantly increased lifespan in yeast (40-150%), worms (10-15%), flies (15-20%) and mice (10-25%).

plantpills spermidine pouch powder and tablets

Tissue spermidine concentrations decline with age, which may in part be due to a decline in the biosynthetic activities of polyamine-producing enzymes as they become less efficient.
It has been theorised that because the body produces sufficient spermidine during youth, but not in old age, that spermidine evolves to the status of a vitamin and should be supplemented for health maintenance.

As spermidine concentrations in the body decline with age, increasing dietary spermidine may decrease mortality and increase lifespan, as indicated by studies on humans, yeast, worms, flies and mice.
In addition to noting that spermidine levels decline with age, one cross-sectional observational study found healthy individuals in their 90s and 100s to have higher spermidine levels, similar to those found in younger, middle-aged people.

Spermidine Human Study

Published on: Sept 17, 2020

PlantPills Spirulina and Chlorella Powders

PlantPills launch Spirulina and Chlorella powders

We are delighted to announce the launch of our Spirulina and Chlorella powders to complement the tablet versions.

The materials are exactly the same as the tablet versions, as our spirulina and chlorella tablets have always been 100% product pressed into tablet form.

The tablet versions are more suited to those that do not like the taste of spirulina or chlorella, or those who take it on the move, and can’t easily measure and mix powder into water.

The powders are more suited to those that have difficulty swallowing tablets, or otherwise find it more convenient to consume as a drink.

From a scientific perspective, powder offers a much higher surface area available immediately higher up in the digestive tract, which may result in increased or more efficient absorption of some nutrients.

PlantPills Spirulina and Chlorella Powders

Method of administration

Both spirulina and chlorella powders can be prepared with water and drunk, by placing 40ml (1.5oz) of water per 5ml teaspoon of powder into a cup, before adding the powder, stirring, and drinking.
Spirulina powder has a tendency to clump, but this can be minimised with vigorous stirring.

Independent lab testing for every batch

Every batch of our Spirulina and Chlorella is now independently verified by third-party laboratories to have no dangerous levels of heavy metals or micro-organisms. The certifications for the current batch are viewable on the website. Every one of our products has third party testing completed for every single batch.
We have some exciting new products relating to healthy ageing and longevity to be released soon, please ensure you stay subscribed to the newsletter to hear about them first.

Published on: Sept 6, 2020