Why Adult Stem Cells?

25 04 2010

For the last several weeks we have been talking about human Stem Cells in general and honing the discussions down to Adult Stem Cells in particular.  This week we are focusing on why Adult Stem Cells are important in our body and what we can do to improve our overall health with Adult Stem Cells.

As discussed last week, bone marrow stem cells have the ability of becoming any type of cell in the body.  Since these adult stem cells are prevalent in the bone marrow and seem to be released into the body when the body is in need, it stands to reason that these particular adult stem cells constitute the natural renewal system in the human body. 

When a part of the body experiences some type of stress (either environmental or physical, that portion of the body releases specific messengers into the blood that is then transported to the bone marrow.  These messengers provide information for the bone marrow to release adult stem cells into the circulatory system.  Once the stem cells are released into the blood stream they travel to the area in need and begin to turn into the cell that needs repair or replacement.

Once the stem cells arrive at the area in need, they begin to multiply in order to amplify the process of repair.  That is when the adult stem cells become functional cells of the tissue or muscle in need.  Every adult stem cell has the potential of becoming a few thousand specific tissue cells.  It is through this natural process of renewal that your body maintains optimal health.

When the bone marrow releases stem cells into the blood stream, you are not reducing the amount of stem cells in the body.  Before one adult stem cell is released, it creates a sister cell that remains in the bone marrow.  This allows the bone marrow to maintain a constant amount of adult stem cells.  If the adult stem cells that have been released into the blood stream are ultimately not used, those adult stem cells are re-absorbed back into the bone marrow. 

Since adult stem cells constitute the natural renewal system of the body, then any product that would support the increase of stem cells into the blood stream would  provide a wide variety of benefits to the body.  Therefore, by consuming a nutritional product that would increase the amount of circulating stem cells, you are increasing your ability to experience better health.  The product we offer, StemEnhance, supports the natural release of adult stem cells from the bone marrow.  StemEnhance allows the body to maintain optimal health by naturally allowing the bone marrow to release about 3 to 4 million new stem cells into the circulatory system (about a 25% increase in circulating stem cells). 

The really great thing about naturally releasing the stem cells into the circulatory system is again, if the stem cells are not used, they are reabsorbed back into the bone marrow, so there is no wasting of stem cells.  If you would like to watch a brief video about adult stem cells and StemEnhance, click here.   Not only can StemEnhance improve your personal quality of life, but it can help you to earn an additional income.  If you have any questions about our Stem Cell Nutritional product line or questions on how you can earn a second income with these products, please feel free to e-mail us at hawgwash1@yahoo.com

Until next week…

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Adult Stem Cell Basics

21 04 2010
Stem Cell Health

Overview of Stem Cell Health

In our last posting we reviewed the different types of Stem Cells that can be found in the human body.  Today we are going to focus on the Adult Stem Cells.   As we talked about before, Adult Stem Cells can be found in the body after birth.  Adult Stem Cells can be found in both humans and animals.  The largest concentration of Adult Stem Cells can be found in the bone marrow. 

Adult stem cells are undifferentiated cells, which means that when needed, they can turn into any other type of cell in the human body.  What is also very useful about adult stem cells is that like the embryonic stem cells, adult stem cells can replicate themselves indefinitely and are abundant in the body throughout the natural life-cycle.  Because of that, the use of adult stem cells in research and tests is far less controversial than that of the embryonic stem cells. 

Since we all have adult stem cells in our body, the next question would be what do those adult stem cells have to do?  The most current scientific research on adult stem cells is that since they are undifferentiated cells, when the body needs a cell to be repaired or replaced, a message is sent out to the system to release an adult stem cell and have it sent to the area in need.  All the cells in our body have a specific life-span, from days to months and at some point in time those cells will naturally die.  The current research implies that the adult stem cells are responsible for replacing those cells to keep the body going. 

Our adult stem cells are designed to naturally repair and replace the broken or dying cells in our body.  The problem is that as we encounter more toxins, our cells become stressed faster, and we then appear to age faster because the cells cannot be regenerated as rapidly.  When there is stress or injury to the cells (as in exposure to toxins) chemical messengers are released into the blood system, signalling the body to release more adult stem cells into the blood stream to be delivered to the area in need.  Once the adult stem cells locate the area in need, they attach themselves to that area and begin turning into the type of cell that has to be replaced. 

This act of replacing damaged cells is what keeps us in optimal health.  The latest scientific studies are currently showing that adult stem cells are part of the body’s natural healing system.  There was a double-blind, placebo controlled crossover study published in the peer-reviewed medical journal, Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine which indicates what an increase in circulating adult stem cells can be linked to increased regeneration of cells in the body.  In a somewhat similar situation, the Olathe Animal Hospital in Kansas has made some ground breaking procedures with adult stem cell therapy.  They were able to extract adult stem cells from the fatty tissue in a dog, have it processed and ultimately replace those extracted adult stem cells back into the injured area of the dog.  To date the dog has experienced less pain and is able to move around easier than prior to the procedure.  Follow the link for an overview of the procedure and the results. 

Next week we will continue this discussion and talk about how to maximize the use of your own adult stem cells and how to help you body to improve overall health and wellness.  If you would like more information on how to enhance your adult stem cells, please feel free to visit our site at:  http://hawgwash.stemtechbiz.com/Default_US_EN.aspx .  If you have any questions regarding this or anything else, please feel free to e-mail us at hawgwash1@yahoo.com.





Stem Cell Basics

11 04 2010

This week we are going to review what stem cells are and why we need them.  We will then carry the conversation on to the different types of stem cells and what we can do to maximize the effects of our own stem cells. 

There are several different types of stem cells in the human system.  Generally stem cells are a type of cell that is able to divide asymmetrically into two daughter cells that are not exactly alike.  The majority of the cells in our body cannot do that.  Stem cells also have the ability to turn into different types of cells and tissues.   Stem cells can ultimately re-create just about any tissue or organ in the human body.  Stem cells can essentially repair tissues in the human body that would not be able to repair itself. 

The fact that stem cells can create any cell or tissue in the body can become a huge advantage if for instance there was a need to replace or repair neural cells in the brain or repair the spinal cord.  You have probably heard about all the research with embryonic stem cells and the potential that can be in repairing spinal cord injuries.  Scientists have not yet been able to repair spinal cord injuries, but there has been significant work in that area.  Another advantage that stem cells have is that they can replace cells that were damaged during chemotherapy.  The stem cells adapt to the affected area, whether it is damaged skin, muscle, organs or brain. 

There has been a lot of news, both positive and negative about stem cells and stem cell therapy and research.  Much of the negative press is related to the research connected with embryonic stem cells.  These stem cells are extracted directly from a human embryo.  You cannot harvest cells from the embryo and have the embryo continue to live.  The embryonic stem cells can be kept alive indefinitely, and can double in number every 2-3 days.  These are not the only type of stem cells that are in the human body. 

Stem cells can also be harvested from the umbilical cord, and are referred to as cord cells.  These stem cells are extracted from the umbilical cord after it has been removed from the baby and mother.  These can be stored indefinitely in case they may be needed for the child down the road.   These cord cells can also be used by either the mother or father.  The problem with the collecting cord cells is that you have to have a child in order to get those stem cells.

There is yet another type of stem cell that is in the human body.  These are called adult stem cells.  Adult stem cells are not only found in adult humans, but are found in children too.  These adult stem cells are located in our bone marrow.  Up until lately, the only way to extract adult stem cells required going into the bone marrow to get them.  This can be a painful to the person and damaging to the bone marrow.  Adult stem cells are superior to both the umbilical cor and embryonic stem cells because the adult stem cells are plentiful, there would also be an exact DNA match so the body’s immune system would never reject its own adult stem cells.

Next week we will continue the discussion of stem cells and how it can help us to heal and slow the aging process.  We will review the difference between stem cell therapy and stem cell nutrition.

If you would like to learn more about adult stem cells and the nutritional product we have to offer, please visit www.hawgwash.stemtechbiz.com .  We would also be glad to answer any specific questions you may have

Until next week…