There has been much controversy and misunderstanding regarding the science of Stem Cell Research. Embryonic Stem Cell Research uses the inner cell mass of a 5 day old embryo, known as a blastocyst, in the research process. In this process, the embryo is destroyed, and it is this that attracts the moral objection.
Embryos are not used in Adult Stem Cell research. Adult stem cells can be harvested from bone marrow, blood stream, liver, and skin, to name a few sources. Adult stem cells will play an ever increasing and important role in the battle against disease and injury.
Researchers have proven that stem cells, somewhat inactive cells, can respond quickly to tissue injury and stress. They are a renewable source of replacement cells to treat disabilities, conditions, and diseases. [Neostem.com]
An important trait of adult stem cells is that they are strong and resilient. Studies have proven the phenomenon known as plasticity. This means that they have the ability to “morph” into other types of cells, such as heart cells or nerve cells.[Life Extension, Oct 2007] For this reason, the key to your own treatment are your own adult stem cells.
Disease fighting and anti-aging strategies require that stem cell growth be properly stimulated. Potent Nutrition at the cellular level is essential to maintaining health and preventing disease.
In a recent study, researchers found a dose-related effect of blueberry, green tea, catechin, carnosin, and vitamin D3 on the proliferation of human bone marrow. Resveratrol also shows promise for boosting stem cell health.[neostem.com]
One of the superfoods that can give you a great foundation for cellular health are blueberries. They are among the most nutritious foods, with very high antioxidant activeity and anti-inflamatory properties.
Amla is an extremely nutritious fruit with the richest natural source of vitamin C, and protects cells from free radical damage. Acai is rich in Omega fats and is a great source of vitamins and minerals.