Tuesday, June 07, 2022
As we age, our stem cell count declines. Adult stem cells are the transferable cells of your body that have the unique ability to repair and maintain different types of tissues, muscles and organs.
When searching for anti-aging, improved recovery time or more energy solutions, stem cells are at the forefront of results. Stem cell treatments are proven to help in various medical conditions and treat the problem rather than mask symptoms.
We all know the power of stem cells, and that as we age our count decreases. For this reason there are many products on the market that claim to boost production or activate the stem cells already existing in our body.
Do Stem Cell Activator Products Work?
If you are looking for specific treatment, it is best to talk to a professional. Any product that claims to be cure-all for certain diseases or ailments should be reviewed with a grain of salt.
“Stem cell activators” are commonly sold in many different supplemental forms: pills, drops, creams. But how do you know the ingredients work? Certain natural ingredients can support a healthy gut and immune system, which in turn support adult stem cells.
The best way to promote healthy stem cell production and maintenance is through a healthy lifestyle.
Healthy Habits to Promote Stem Cells
Stem cells are needed throughout the body to replace dying cells and repair damaged tissues. They are special because they are un-specialized. A cardiac muscle cell can only be that, but a stem cell can replace any needed cell in the body.
Our stem cells are located throughout the body, but are more concentrated in bone marrow, the brain, and your gut.
Pluripotent stem cells can be genetically created and injected into a specific target area. This therapy is a state-of-the-art, cutting edge, practice for anti-aging and rejuvenation modalities. Pluripotent stem cell injections can be used to treat conditions that were previously thought about as incurable, and are effective treatments to heal chronic conditions.
Whether you are receiving a stem cell injection or looking to support your immune system, a healthy lifestyle is critical.
In many ways, food is medicine. Our diets play a key factor in our overall health and immune capabilities.
Berries such as pomegranate or blackberries help improve the antioxidant superoxide dismutase (SOD). Antioxidants are known for their anti-inflammatory properties and promotes healthy joints.
Ginger root supports a healthy gut and can settle upset stomachs.
Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and kale are full of sulforaphane which helps boost liver enzymes.
Both seeds and nuts are good sources of proteins and healthy fats. Seafood is another good source of omega-3 fatty acids. It has been shown that fish oil promotes a healthy heart and lowers the risk of heart disease.
It has been found that intermittent fasting may increase the number of stem cells found in the blood.
When you consume more calories than your body needs, it is converted to triglycerides and stored in fat cells. Stem cells do not thrive in bodies that have high TGs.
Aerobic exercise supports a healthy cardiac system. It has also been shown that stem cells in muscles are increased by weight lifting.
Consistent exercise is the key. Maintain an active lifestyle that works for you, whether that looks like walks or heavy weight training.
Sugar is hard to avoid in modern food practices. If you start paying more attention to ingredients in the food you consume, you might be surprised to see how much sugar is added in foods that don’t appear to have it.
Sugar can cause chronic inflammation and overall a diet too heavy in sugar will negatively impact your health.
The biggest contender to avoid is processed sugar. You may find that you rely on sugar in your diet more than you thought. Try to cut out sugar in a manageable way, like removing it from coffee in the morning.
Vitamin D + C
Vitamin D regulates stem cells and can reduce aging, while Vitamin C promotes stem cell proliferation in bone marrow. Vitamin D has been found to promote the abilities of stem cells to create new healthy tissue and organs. Vitamin D up-regulates stem cell activities in both embryonic stem cells and iPSCs.
Resveratrol occurs naturally in healthy foods like red grapes and blueberries. It helps protect cartilage, control blood sugar, and supports stem cell differentiation. As it is difficult to get the amount you need to optimize it’s value, a supplement may be beneficial.
Curcumin (AKA Turmeric)
Curcumin is the active ingredient in the spice turmeric. It supports antioxidant activity, is a strong anti-inflammatory and helps stem cells function better.
It has been shown to benefit those who need extra bone support, and can protect against the damage of arthritis.
Limit Alcohol Consumption
A diet without alcohol is the best in terms of immuno support. Alcohol is a known inflammatory and excessive consumption can do harm in many ways. However, a glass of wine or drink at an outing is not going to significantly hinder your stem cell production. Like with exercise, find a healthy balance that works for your lifestyle. To support the proliferation of healthy stem cells, alcohol consumption should be avoided or reduced.