Every cell in the body has a specific purpose. However, stem cells differ slightly. These are cells that do not have a specific role yet and can become almost any cell that is required. Stem cells are undifferentiated. They are very basic and immature in comparison to other cells, but they can be assigned roles as the body needs new cells.
Scientists and doctors are interested in stem cells because they help explain how some functions of the body work and how other functions occasionally go wrong. Stem cells also show great promise for treating some diseases that currently have no cure.
Why Does Stem Cell Production Go Down?
At the source of life are adult stem cells which we rely on to supply cells to maintain normal tissue function. If we get hurt, stem cells jump in to regenerate our body and initiate healing. However, as we age, our stem cells stop doing what they used to. Why?
Researchers all over the world have spent time trying to discover why our stem cells change as we age. For example, the International Society for Stem Cell Research shares how hematopoietic stem cells produce an excess number of blood cells in older adults. Stem cells change as we age, but they change in different ways. While some weaken and overproduce in an attempt to compensate for that decrease in efficiency, others underproduce; most result in a weakened immune system in the elderly.
Aging is a process we all must confront; it’s scary and filled with inescapable experiences. Inevitably, our muscles will weaken and our immune system will fail us. Even our mind will not be as quick as it used to be, especially with all the changes to our stem cell production. However, there are ways to combat this terrifying transition.
How to Boost the Body’s Stem Cell Production
There are three key factors to improving stem cell production in your body:
- Eat well and your body will be maximally maintained. Specific molecules in foods have been known to boost stem cell production in the body.
- As you rest well and sleep deeply, the body regenerates.
- Maximize the use of your body. When you push your body to its limits, you boost stem cell production.
Benefits of AFA on Human Health
Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA) is a species of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae). It grows naturally in Upper Klamath Lake in Southern Oregon, making it a particularly unique whole food supplement.
It is a nutritional powerhouse. Its nutrients are bio-available; they can be used in the same form in which they naturally occur. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins (and muscle tissue), and AFA contains all eight essential amino acids, in the correct profile for optimum absorption.
People who take AFA regularly report an overall increase in:
- mental alertness and stamina
- improved short- and long-term memory
- enhanced creativity and problem-solving abilities
- greater sense of wellbeing
AFA is also known to contain unique molecules that modulate various aspects of human health. Phenylethylamine (PEA), known as the “molecule of love,” enhances concentration and attention. PEA is also a natural mood elevator and antidepressant.
How AFA Boosts Stem Cell Production
The special molecule that provides the blue color in AFA is called phycocyanin. Phycocyanin is the only natural compound known to stimulate the migration of immune cells in the body, especially stem cells. It also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Depending on the algae source, the amount of phycocyanin in AFA can be up to 15% of the dry weight of the algae.
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