Whenever your body sustains an injury or a disease strikes, tissue repair and regeneration mechanisms kick into action that cause proliferation, migration and differentiation of stem cells in the affected tissue or organ. But this isn’t the whole story. Biochemical injury or disease signals (called GM-CSF) make their way throughout the sufferer’s body to the bone marrow where hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) and very small embryonic-like cells (VSELs), are mobilized into the blood. Once these stem cells migrate and move into diseased or damaged tissues they promote repair and regeneration by secreting various proteins such as growth factors and cytokines.
If you happen to have been injured recently or have a chronic disease, you naturally want to do all you can to support your body’s stem cells and their mobilization. But what if you are not bothered by any sort of health issue? Well, you should not ignore doing things to support the vitality and mobilization response of the stem cells in your tissues and especially bone marrow. And there is a reason for you to be concerned: As we get older — and especially for those of us who are sedentary — bone marrow stem cells become devitalized and inactive or senescent. However, if these inactive stem cells are prodded to mobilize — the bone marrow will go to work and replace them with healthier stem cells.
So what things can help mobilize and revitalize stem cells? Here are a few good ones:
- Exercise and other physical activity.
- Work culinary & medicinal (fucoidan-rich) seaweeds and algae into your diet. Among these are kelp, Irish Moss, bladderwrack, laminaria, wakame, kombu, and mozuku.
- Also, consume Noni fruit as well as Acai and Goji berries.
- Use ginger root in tea form and as an ingredient in foods.
- Take supplemental lithium and drink lithium rich water (Lithia water).
Take a stem cell vitality and mobilization support supplement such as Dr. Steenblock’s Stemgevity™ (Click to pull up label including ingredients)