Description In 2016, the Nobel Prize in Medicine awarded for the discovery of mechanisms for autophagy. Since then, autophagy became one of the world’s most intensively studied fields in biomedical research. Autophagy describes a fundamental process in cell biology, that involves degradation and recycling of damaged and potentially harmful cellular components. Fasting and the endogenous substance spermidine are considered the most effective ways to activate autophagy. The product spermidineLIFE has succeeded for the first time in providing highly concentrated natural spermidine from wheat germs in capsules. spermidineLIFE is based on more than ten years of biomedical research at the University of Graz and the wheat germ extract was granted approval as a novel food by the European Commission.