These discoveries have allowed a remarkable light to be shed on a little known aqua-botanical called Aphannizomenon flos-aquae (AFA). AFA has been in the marketplace for nearly 3 decades and people consuming it have been reported a wide variety of health benefits. These benefits were initially classified into three broad categories:
- benefits on the immune system
- support of a healthy inflammatory process
- and benefits on nervous system
A Novel Approach To Wellnes
The diagram adapted from Reference 29 depicts the various steps of the process by which Bone Marrow Stem Cell (BMSC) are released from the Bone Marrow (BM) and migrated to tissue in needs. First, the stressed tissues release G-CSF that travels to the BM and triggers the release of stem cells. Then the stressed tissues release SDF-1 and as stem cells circulate through the stressed tissues, they are attracted by SDF-1. Following the SDF-1, stem cells migrate in the tissue, proliferate and differentiate to become cells of the tissues.
This whole process has now been demonstrated in numerous studies and stem cells have shown to participate to the repair of muscles, bones, pancreas, brain, skin, lever, intestine, lung ... virtually every organ and tissue of the body! In this whole process, the number of stem cells circulating in the blood-stream appears to be the most important factor. When the level of circulating stem cells was measured in the bloodstream of individuals who suffered an injury, the individuals who had the largest number of stem cells on the day of their injury showed the fastest and greatest recovery.
A NEW PARADIGM
The discovery that BMSC constitute the natural renewal system of the body has paved the way to a new paradigm in health and wellness. Once we understand that every day of our lives the role of stem cells is to patrol the body and migrate into areas needing assistance, then we realize that sup-porting stem cell physiology is the best strategy to maintain optimal health. As mentioned previously, the number of stem cells circulating in the blood- stream has been shown to be a determinant factor for overall health. More stem cells circulating in the blood equates to greater health, as more stem cells are available for the day-to-day natural process of repair in the whole body.
Many compounds are being studied with great promise for their ability to support stem cell physiology. But so far the only natural product that has scientifically shown to support stem cell re-lease from the bone marrow is a patented proprietary AFA extract.
How Stem Cells Heals
Adult Stem Cells (ASC)
The second type of stem cells are Adult Stem Cells. These are present in our body from the day we are born. They are produced in our bone marrow and recent research has found that they form the core of our body’s natural renewal system
Let’s look at what they do....
Tissues release chemical messengers that go to the bone marrow
Messengers “tell” the bone marrow to release
adult stem cells into the blood stream
Each stem cell leaves a sister stem cell in the bone marrow
Tissues release second set of messengers that remain near the tissue
Stem cells in the blood are attracted to the messengers and migrate (go) into the tissue
Stem cells duplicate (make more)
They turn into healthy new cells of that tissue
The tissue is naturally renewed
Recent studies have found that stem cells can become virtually
any type of cell
including heart cells, lever cells, pancreatic cells, joint cells, muscle cells,
brain cells... even eye cells.
The Stem Cell Theory of Renewal - by: Christian Drapeau, Msc.
copyright 2023 no animals were harmed in the making
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