What Are Stem Cells?
What are stem cells? Stem cells are cells from which all other cells with specialized functions are generated. Under the right conditions in the body or a laboratory, stem cells divide to form more cells called daughter cells.
These daughter cells either become new stem cells (self-renewal) or become specialized cells (differentiation) with a more specific function, such as blood cells, brain cells, heart muscle cells or bone cells. No other cell in the body has the natural ability to generate new cell types.
Currently, this treatment is in clinical trials in the United States, but more advanced techniques are readily available in other countries.
Stem cells can regenerate and repair diseased or damaged tissues in people. People who might benefit from stem cell therapies include those with spinal cord injuries, type 1 diabetes, Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, heart disease, stroke, burns, cancer, osteoarthritis and yes, Autoimmune diseases. And that is just the beginning! Researchers continue to advance the knowledge on stem cells and their applications in treating disease, genetics, transplantation and regenerative medicine.
Currently, Stem Cell Therapy is expensive and not available to the masses. It is rarely covered by insurance in the United States but you can find clinical studies currently being done with huge success stories. In May 2018, The 'Right to Try' Bill made its way to the federal legislature and was signed into law. The bill lets patients try “experimental therapies” that aren’t yet FDA approved. For too many years, the FDA has been a puppet of Big Pharma and the medical industry. It won’t approve life-saving therapies without years of strict clinical trials. And in many cases, it won’t EVER approve therapies that compete with Big Pharma’s drugs. In the meantime, real people are suffering and dying.
Types of Stem Cells and Where They Come From
Stem cell therapy promises to transform modern medicine. Many have been using this miraculous therapy for several years and it works! Hopefully, as the laws continue to change and evolve, we will see more breakthrough studies in the United States. And maybe insurance will finally be able to cover these life saving treatments that remains a huge out-of-pocket expense.
This groundbreaking science is poised to change the horizon of how we treat injuries and disease, transforming our medical system in the future.
Boost Your Own Stem Cells
1. Java Plum Juice (Also called Jamun) - Contains powerful flavonoids called glucosides. They interact with blood stem cells and guide their transformation into red blood cells. Animal studies show glucosides stimulate the production of heart muscle stem cells. This helps protect your heart and repair damage after a heart attack. Dosages of 10 mL to 20 mL of Java Plum juice per day, taken after a meal is recommended. You can also buy Java Plum seed powder. Take 1 to 3 grams per day.
2. Seaweed (Undaria Pinnatifida) - Better known as wakame seaweed, promotes stem cell activity. It contains the anti-aging molecule fucoidan. This compound increases the release of adult stem cells into the bloodstream. It also helps mobilize those stem cells so they can travel to the parts of the body that need repair and renewal. Wakame is used in sushi and also makes a delicious salad. You can also find fucoidan supplements online. Suggested dosage is 400 mg a day.
3. Spirulina - A blue-green algae that has been around for more than 3.5 billion years. It’s so dense with nutrients, you could survive on spirulina and water alone. Recent studies show that spirulina protects brain stem cells from damage by inflammation. And it triggers neurogenesis, the formation of new neurons.
These are products and supplements that support stem cell rejuvenation. Be careful how your body interaxts with these powerful elements and be cautious which ones you use as many companies take advantage of new technologies by developing products with no actual value.