Thursday, March 5, 2009

Adult Stem Cells and Advances In Medicine

Today, most research into the use of stem cells for health benefits focuses on the use of embryonic stem cells. Embryonic stem cells have been found by scientists to be reproduced more easily in a laboratory making additional testing simple. Mainstream news media focusing on future uses of stem cells to cure disease and other human ailments has triggered an ethical debate concerning the use of embryonic stem cells.

The use of embryonic stem cells involves the destruction of the fetus and therefore walks the line of the advance of science versus the unborn human rights. Scientists maintain that the use of these stem cells and the future benefit they could provide outweighs the moral dilemma of the effects to the fetus.

Contrary to popular belief, there is an alternative. Embryonic stem cells are just one type of stem cell. Adult stem cells are readily found active in every adult body. Produced in our bone marrow, these stem cells are actively called upon by our body to be released into the blood stream where they travel to other parts of the body to repair damaged cells.

Adult stem cells have the same regenerative properties as embryonic stem cells and do not need to be harvested from an external source. So why hasn't more research been done in this area? It's a lot harder to retrieve these cells and therefore more costly then research done on embryonic cells.

Let's not give up just yet. Recent research has discovered another way to gain access to these adult stem cells. Scientist have produced a supplement that is a simple extract of Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA) that stimulates the release of these adult stem cells from the bone marrow.

Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA), is a combination of two compounds. The first, L-selectin ligand supports the release of adult stem cells from the bone marrow. The second, Migratose TM supports the distribution of the adult stem cells throughout the body to the cells that need repair. This stem cell release process starts by taking two capsules of Stem Enhance. Once the compounds are absorbed into the body, millions of stem cells are released from the bone marrow into the blood stream.

The miracle of stem cells is that they can become any type of cell. They are the building blocks of the human body with the power to heal and regenerate. The human body has an unlimited supply and any unused stem cells are re-absorbed back into the bone marrow. This is the full cycle of the healing process.

So why then, is science so focused on stem cell treatment? The simple answer is that from the time we are children to the time we grow old, our bodies produce less and less adult stem cell naturally. The use of an external supplement to stimulate the production of or the direct injection of stem cells has the potential to advance the healing process.

1 comment:

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