Sperm Facts: Semen as an Anti-Ageing Treatment?
Using semen for anti-ageing is a new startling fact. It may seem that applying semen can be repulsive, but Hollywood celebrities are queuing up for this quirky anti-ageing treatment. Let’s find out all about the anti-ageing benefits, present in semen.
Semen contains sperms that fertilise eggs, but we all know this fact. What you may not know is that semen contains spermidine, a compound which is responsible for slowing down ageing process. Spermidine also protects cells from damage by improving human blood cells. This chemical also increases longevity in yeasts, mice and flies, hence it is important to maintain hygiene after intercourse. Semen can be a breeding ground for germs and insects.
Instead of choosing to age graceful, several men and women are choosing cosmetic surgery and extravagant creams. Now you can add spermidine to your anti-ageing treatment.
Cell damage or cell degeneration is a natural process called autophagy, this cellular breakdown leads to ageing. Consumption of unhealthy foods, over exposure to the sun, smoking, drinking and stress speeds up ageing. But spermidine present in semen has magical anti-ageing properties that help in the repairing and recycling of damaged cells. It also improves cell growth, fights free radicals, rejuvenates the cells and improves the quality of the cells.
Surprisingly, spermidine is associated with sperm, but you may not know that spermidine is present in grapefruit too. Concentrated portion of spermidine in grapefruit makes it a potent ingredient for anti-ageing. So the questions to be asked is, could the secret for eternal youth be sex and grapefruit consumption?
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