"Stem cells are primal undifferentiated cells which retain the ability to differentiate into other cell types. This ability allows them to act as a repair system for the body, replenishing other cells as long as the organism is alive. Medical researchers believe stem cell research has the potential to change the face of human disease by being used to repair specific tissues or to grow organs."
- Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia.
What Are Stem Cells?
A stem cell is like a newborn cell which has not yet decided exactly what kind of cell it will eventually become. After a male sperm cell fertilizes an ovum (a female egg cell), the rapidly-dividing cells which form the tiny human embryo are all stem cells known as embryonic stem cells.
Adult stem cells are a special kind of "undifferentiated" body cells which have the ability to transform themselves into other specific kinds of "differentiated" cells which form the tissue of an organ such as the heart or liver or brain. In general, a stem cell will be influenced by the cells in its immediate environment and form into the same type of cell, such as a heart cell, liver cell, brain cell, or pancreas cell.
Adult stem cells are most abundantly found in bone marrow, and are sometimes referred to as bone marrow stem cells. A healthy body continuously produces these adult stem cells, which then circulate through the blood stream and function to replace dysfunctional cells, thus fulfilling the natural process of maintaining optimal health.
You may have heard news reports of "embryonic stem cells" being taken from an unborn human fetus, but here we are talking about adult stem cells which are produced in your own body. Because they are your own body cells containing your own DNA, your immune system does not identify them as a foreign organism and then attack and destroy them.
Thus adult stem cells are not affected by the "rejection" problem which often occurs when embryonic stem cells from outside sources have been unsuccessfully transplanted. And the ethical or religious issues associated with harvesting embryonic stem cells from a human fetus are simply not relevant to adult stem cells, because they are naturally created within your own body.
Recent advances in stem cell research were listed as one of the most significant health-related stories in the past 25 years by CNN, second only to the complete mapping of the human genome.
What Are Bone Marrow Stem Cell Enhancers?
Recent scientific developments have revealed that adult stem cells produced in the bone marrow can travel throughout the body and act to support optimal organ and tissue function. As we get older, our natural production of adult stem cells diminishes, and we start to see signs of aging and less than optimal functioning of our organs and tissues.
Stem cell enhancers are products that support the natural role of adult stem cells in the human body. Stem Cell Nutrition supports the release of adult stem cells from bone marrow and into circulation throughout the body.
Live Longer, Live Better!
According to Linus Pauling, winner of two Nobel Prizes, a human body which is receiving proper nutrition is quite capable of dealing with almost any disease - from degenerative diseases to those diseases caused by bacteria and virus infections.
You may not realize that the human body is constructed to work well for over 100 years! Current estimates indicate that the Baby Boom generation will live to age 100. But how well they will live depends on how well their bodies will work throughout those 35 "golden years" from age 65 to 100.
We could have a long and active life if we would only put as much effort into maintaining our bodies as we put into maintaining our short-lived automobiles! Some people do remain in a healthy and active state well into their nineties; while others are diseased and decrepit (or died of a disease) before they even turn seventy. Does this difference lie within the person's DNA or body chemistry - or does it depend on the person's lifestyle and eating habits?
You do NOT have to accept the common belief that degenerative diseases are just a normal part of getting older. The truly "normal" state of health for senior citizens is "healthy" and "active" - not "diseased" and "drugged"! Which state do YOU really want to be living in?
Think about this... after retirement at age 65 you could live for another THIRTY YEARS - if you take care of your health and nutrition.
To put that into perspective, thirty years is how long you live between ages 35 and 65 - and that's a long time to experience life with all its adventures and pleasures! Would you want to be healthy and active and enjoying life throughout those thirty more years after age 65 - or be sitting and suffering in a wheelchair in some nursing home, taking five different drugs for five different disease conditions?
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