Rich in spermidine, the company said it supports autophagy, the self-cleaning process that takes place in the body’s cells and is linked to a healthy immune system as well as decelerated ageing. The new ingredient also provides vitamins that enhance these positive effects: folic acid plays an important role in immune defence and vitamin E, with its cell-protecting function, is considered to be a classic anti-ageing ingredient.
Vegetable proteins and fats round off the nutritional profile. This composition allows product developments in the health, wellbeing and healthy ageing market segments.
GoodMills Innovation said compared with conventional wheat germs, SpermidinEVO has up to six times the spermidine content. Just 2g of the concentrate provide the recommended daily intake of one milligram of spermidine.
“The right nutrient source for intestinal bacteria is an important basis for the body’s own spermidine production,” Michael Gusko, managing director of GoodMills Innovation, said.
“Dietary fibers contribute to healthy intestinal flora and thus support spermidine production from within. The combination of high-fiber ingredients and our spermidine-rich wheat germ concentrate makes it possible to boost cell recycling in two ways — from the inside out and from the outside in.”
Regular fasting intervals and intensive sport stimulate autophagy, but foods and drinks with SpermidinEVO can address less active health-conscious consumers who find it hard to fit regular activity into their everyday life and would rather not undertake fasting.
SpermidinEVO can be used in dairy drinks and shakes, as well as baked goods, bars, cookies and pasta to other liquid applications.
The company said if dosed in sufficient amounts, health-related claims such as folic acid for immune system support, and vitamin E for cell protection are also possible.
GoodMills Innovation GmbH, headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, is a division of European milling enterprise, the GoodMills Group. Together with its Polish subsidiary GoodMills Innovation Polska Sp z o.o, the company employs a staff of 150 in Europe.