Stem cells are body cells that can divide and become specialized.
When an organism grows, stem cells specialize and take specific functions. Because stem cells are not yet differentiated, they can change to become some kind of specialized cell to replace damaged cells.
There are two broad types of mammalian stem cells:
- embryonic stem cells
- adult stem cells
These are found in adult tissues. In a developing embryo, stem cells can differentiate intoÂ all of the specialized embryonic tissues. InÂ adult organisms, stem cells act as a repair system for the body, replenishing specialized cells but also maintaining the normal turnover of fast dividing cells like blood, skin, and intestinal tissues.
Yes. Stem cell production peaks early in life and levels off as we age. But even hours before death, stem cell production still happens — albeit, very slowly. This is why we heal much slower as we age.
Eating well, resting properly, sleeping deeply, and, most importantly, fasting boosts stem cell production. Stem cell production peaks when you are deep in sleep and when you awaken in the morning after a long night of restful sleep (which mandates fasting).
These stem cells are found in small numbers in most adult tissues such as bone marrow or fat. Compared with embryonic stem cells, adult stem cells have limited ability to give rise to various cells of the body. Until recently, researchers thought adult stem cells could create only similar types of cells.
Foods rich in nutrients equip the body for maximal stem cell production. Certain plants and foods are known to boost stem cell production in the body. Stem-cell activators switch function, repress mature cells, etc. it shows that three key proteins first stimulate stem cells to proliferate.
A stem cell injection does not work with your body. It bypasses your own production that Mother Nature has so painstakingly developed in your body as we evolved over the millennia. As you age and as stem cell production starts to taper, you need to work hard to boost your own innate production. For example, if your legs are weak, do you go get a walking stick and have it supported by a steel rod when you should really be developing your leg muscles?
It is a blue-green algae that is most unique in what it produces.
The lake was formed as a result of a volcanic eruption some 7,700 years ago. The water is pure at such a high elevation and the lake is shallow, thus allowing for amazing sun exposure. The lake freezes over three months a year, creating a very unique environment that cannot be duplicated anywhere else on the planet. This creates the perfect situation for the algae to thrive.