Turns out the girl who drinks a spunk smoothie every morning may actually be onto something.
A recent study published in Nature Medicine reckons that a chemical found in sperm can actually extend your lifespan, something that will be music to the ears of men around the world.
Fair enough, though, the research was carried out on mice; apparently, after being dosed with spermidine, the mice were protected against a thickening of the heart muscle related to age.
The chemical also preserved the ability for their hearts to pump blood.
BUT before you get too carried away, there are a couple of iffy bits.
Firstly, obviously, it’s only been tested in mice as yet, so there’s no real evidence that it will transfer to humans.
And secondly? In order to get enough spermidine to truly be drinking from the Fountain of Youth, you’d need to be chugging down literal litres of the stuff.
On the off-chance you don’t have access to that many spermies, may we suggest loading up on vegies, meat and cheese instead?
Same result, slightly better taste.
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