GoodMills Innovation recently introduced SpermidinEVO, a new wheat germ concentrate with added health benefits. Rich in spermidine, 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 aging. The new ingredient also provides vitamins that enhance these positive effects: folic acid plays an important role in immune defense and vitamin E, with its cell-protecting function, is considered to be a classic anti-aging ingredient. High-quality vegetable proteins and fats round off the nutritional profile. This composition allows product developments in the health, wellbeing and healthy aging market segments. Thanks to its pleasant taste, the concentrate is suitable for numerous applications, the company highlights.
Spermidine occurs naturally in the human body and is produced within the cells as well as by bacteria in the intestinal microbiome. A spermidine-rich diet can also help to stimulate autophagy.
SpermidinEVO from GoodMills Innovation is an excellent source of spermidine and is characterized by a particularly high degree of purity. Compared with conventional wheat germs, the concentrate has up to six times the spermidine content. Just two grams of this wheat germ concentrate provides 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. Dietary fibers contribute to healthy intestinal flora and thus support spermidine production from within,” explained Michael Gusko, managing director of GoodMills Innovation GmbH. “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.”
From baked goods, bars, cookies and pasta to liquid applications, the wheat germ concentrate can be easily integrated into existing recipes as well as product innovations.
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.