10 Ways to Boost Your Body’s Stem Cells Naturally
Stem cells are a unique type of human cell. They develop into various other kinds of cells, such as muscle or brain cells. These cells play a vital role in your body, including healing and overall health. This is why you should try to boost stem cells naturally, especially as you age. Stem cells are capable of dividing over and over again, resulting in new cell regeneration. They have been found to help treat many diseases and conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, and other joint conditions. These are all very prevalent in today’s society. Stem cells show promising results for body rejuvenation!
As you age, you start to lose your stem cells naturally. They also become less effective over time. This is why it is crucial for you, me, and everyone else to try and boost our stem cells. There are various methods for doing this naturally, with minimal side effects.
Intermittent fasting involves eating patterns that cycle between periods of eating and not eating, or fasting. A reasonable time to fast would be 16 to 18 hours of the day, having only water, black coffee, or green tea during it. Fasting is an excellent way to trigger stem cell activation. It regulates stem cell populations, reverses the cells undergoing senescence. This is the process of a cell losing its function and power to grow and divide. Fasting even longer, 2-3 days at a time (starting at 18+ hours), shows even greater results in stem cell regeneration.
Consuming Vitamin B3
B3 plays a huge role in energy metabolism and production. It boosts your stem cell activity, as seen in various experiments done on mice. Scientists observed increased levels of muscle regeneration and growth of brain and skin cells. So how do you consume more B3? The best way is to eat foods high in the Vitamin, such as fish, chicken, various red meats, mushrooms, peanuts, and sunflower seeds. These foods are rich in B3 and provide the required amounts you need.
Turmeric is used as a spice or supplement and contains curcumin. This spice is mainly eaten to induce neural stem cell creation through aromatic turmerone, a bioactive compound found in turmeric.
There are specific herbs that help increase tissue regeneration. A few of these include:
a)The dried root of Rhizoma Drynariae, which contains flavonoid and triterpenoid compounds. This herb is used to increase bone cell viability and the proteins inside the cells.
b) The dried root extract of the Korean herb Dipsacus asperis is used in the treatment of bone fractures.
c) Dhanwantram kashaya, used in Ayurvedic medicine to stimulate growth and nerve cell regeneration.
Colostrum is the first type of milk produced by mammalian mothers just before or immediately following the birth of an infant. You can find Colostrum supplements derived from numerous sources, including cow’s milk, goat’s milk, and sheep’s milk. Colostrum serves as a concentrated source of proteins, growth factors, and antibodies that are essential for early development of newborn babies. Studies have now shown that colostrum is even a rich source of stem cell-like cells. One fascinating study showed that colostrum alone had a considerable effect on stem cell activity.
Aloe Vera contains several compounds, including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, and salicylic acids. Diabetes is a very pressing issue for many people today. People with diabetes face a problem of declining stem cells. Aloe Vera is a natural solution to this issue. Stem cells circulating in the body are capable of migrating to the pancreas. They then become functional insulin-producing cells. Aloe Vera has also been shown to improve the viability of dental pulp (the middle part of the tooth containing the nerves) stem cells. This indicates that stem cells may have a significant positive effect on oral health.
Moringa is a tree native to the continents Africa and Asia. Different parts of the plant contain an extensive profile of essential minerals as well as protein, vitamins, beta-carotene, and various compounds. Moringa also includes several antioxidants and natural antibiotics.
Extracts from the flower of the moringa plant have been shown to cause a significant increase in the proliferation of stem cells. The root can cause damage to cancer cell lines, effectively killing off cancerous cells. There are other significant advantages of Moringa, such as controlling blood pressure, reducing insulin resistance, inflammation, and the effects of diabetes as well. You can read more about Moringa in our post here.
Your body is designed to increase the number of stem cells when you are the most active, and that is when we perform vigorous exercise continuously. This makes sense because as you exercise, your body produces more and more cells and a lot faster too. So you should exercise regularly, not only for disease prevention but to maintain a high adult stem cell reserve. Tai chi, a very well renowned and established martial arts form founded in China, has been reported to increase your stem cell population dramatically.
Protect Yourself from Radiation
There are so many ways that we are exposed to different types of radiation, such as X-rays during your dental check-ups, CT scans, MRI scans, and even the use of cell phones. One of the most significant impacts on your body is prolonged exposure to UV radiation or sunlight. If you have to be outside for a long time, use protective clothing, minimize direct skin to sun exposure as much as you can, and protect your skin stem cells. You can read more about sunlight exposure in our post here.
Eliminate Inflammatory Foods from Your Diet
One of the most important foods to eliminate is diet soda. The sweetener used in diet soda, NutraSweet, Splenda, and others are incredibly inflammatory and are detrimental to your stem cells.
Reducing such foods that are harmful for many reasons can protect your new stem cells from damage. Other inflammatory foods include fried foods, processed foods, refined oils. Try substituting these with whole foods that are healthier and probably tastier. Foods such as purple sweet potatoes and yams protect your stem cells and are loaded with necessary vitamins that your body can use. Read more about anti-inflammatory foods in our post here.
There are also stem cell therapies that can be used to help boost your stem cells through injection techniques.
These are a few ways to boost your stem cells naturally. Let us know in the comments which ones you have tried.