As you age, the number and quality of stem cells that circulate in your body gradually decrease, leaving you more susceptible to injury and other age-related health challenges. As we approach age thirty, stem cells are also slower to be released from the bone marrow. This causes a delayed healing response in middle aged and older adults as compared to younger people. Stem cell enhancers enliven this important and natural healing mechanism in maintaining proper organ and tissue functioning.
Stem cells can be thought of as “master” cells. They are found in human embryos, but are also found in adult tissue, most abundantly in bone marrow. Stem cells function to replace damaged cells specific to the organ type from which they originate, thus fulfilling the natural process of maintaining health. Bone marrow stem cells are the exception: they have a unique “plasticity” and have been shown to differentiate into other tissue types to aid in the regeneration of bone, liver, cardiac, skeletal, fat, nerve, and connective tissue.
The National Institute of Health defines a stem cell in this way: “Stem cells have the remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types in the body. Serving as a sort of repair system for the body, they can theoretically divide without limit to replenish other cells as long as the person is still alive. When a stem cell divides, each new cell has the potential to either remain a stem cell or become another type of cell with a more specialized function, such as a muscle cell, a red blood cell, a brain cell, an organ cell, etc.”
The first human embryonic stem cells were grown in vitro, in a petri dish, in the mid 1990s. Scientists were successful at cultivating them for many generations and to bigger their differentiation into virtually any kind of cell, i.e. brain cells, heart cells, liver cells, bone cells, and pancreatic cells.
When they tied growing adult stem cells, however, the endeavor was met with less success, as adult stem cells were difficult to grow in vitro for more than a few generations. This led to the assumption that embryonic stem cells have more healing potential than adult stem cells. In addition, the ethical concerns linked to the use of embryonic stem cells harvested from aborted fetuses has led to a disproportionate spotlight on embryonic stem cells in the media.
Recent developments over the past 2-3 years have established that adult stem cells, which are naturally produced in every healthy person (not just adults), have capabilities comparable to embryonic stem cells in the human body (but not in the test tube). Many studies have shown that simply releasing stem cells from the bone marrow optimizes health.
What is the Stem Cell Theory of Renewal?
The Stem Cell Theory of Renewal proposes that when an organ is subjected to a challenge, it releases compounds that trigger the release of stem cells from their quiescent state within the newly damaged organ or tissue. It also releases another compound that attracts migratory stem cells to the damaged site. Re-leased bone marrow stem cells follow the concentration gradient of these compounds and migrate through the bloodstream to the organ where they proliferate and differentiate into the cells of the distressed organ.
Dr. David A. Prentice, Ph.D., professor at the Indiana University School of Medicine, says: Adult stem cells “have significant capabilities for growth, repair, and regeneration of damaged cells and tissues in the body, akin to a built-in repair kit or maintenance crew that only needs activation and stimulation to accomplish repair of damage. Direct stimulation of endogenous (already present in the body) adult stem cells within a tissue may be the easiest, safest, and most efficient way to stimulate tissue regeneration. Such stimulation need not rely on any added stem cells.”
The medical use of adult stem cells
Because of the controversy surrounding embryonic stem cells, scientists have already begun looking to replace them with adult stem cells in novel and revolutionary treatments. A new technique for treating damaged heart tissue (after heart failure or heart attack), for example, involves harvesting adult stem cells from a human donor, multiplying them in vitro, and then injecting them back into that same donor at a later time. This process has proven miraculously effective in tissue repair. The tab? Approximately $20,000 per injection.
What arc stem cell enhancers?
On the natural end of the spectrum, stem cell enhancers are products that support the natural role of adult stem cells, without adding anything from the outside. They “wake up” the body’s stem cells and put them to work,
StemEnhance TM is the first patented stem cell enhancer on the market. It is a breakthrough, natural aquabotanical supplement made of only two ingredients that are extracted from the same plant, cyanophyta Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA). These compounds are extracted using a proprietary process that utilizes no chemicals or harsh agents.
One extract, which contains an L-selectin ligand, supports the release of stem cells (CD34+ cells) from the bone marrow. The other extract, a polysaccharde-rich fraction called Migratose may support the migration of stem cells out of the blood into tissues.
Do stem cell enhancers work?
Numerous studies performed by various scientific: teams throughout the world, including the National Institute of Health, have clearly established that higher levels of circulating stem cells equate to a higher ability for the body to maintain optimal health. A recent article in the New England Journal of medecine reported that the level of stem cells in the blood was one of the best indicators of cardiovascular health.
StermEnhance TM supports the release of stem cells from the bone marrow and increases the number of circulating stem cells by 25-30%, which, in turn, assists the body in maintaining optimal health. There are different hypotheses as to the actual effect on health. More stem cells may simply mean more stem cells for migration, and hence a greater potential to repair. More stem cells also may mean that a very small injury will trigger the restoration of blood circulation and prevent bigger events.
Is StemEnhance scientifically studied?
Yes. Several clinical studies have been conducted on the product, in addition to several in vitro trials. The effect of StemEnhance TM on stem cells was tested in a triple-blind study. In brief, volunteers rested for one hour before the first blood sample, which established the baseline level in the number of circulating stem cells. After the first blood samples, volunteers were given StemEnhance TM or placebo. Thereafter, blood samples were taken at 30, 60, and 120 minutes after taking the consumables.
The number of circulating stem cells was quantified by analyzing the blood samples using Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorting (FACS). Consumption of StemEnhance TM triggered a significant 25% increase in the number of circulating stem cells. When you take two capsules, the ingredients help to support the release of stem cells from the bone marrow into the bloodstream. Through a natural process, those stem cells then travel to areas of the body where they are most needed. After taking just two capsules, scientists have observed a release of 3-4 million
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