Can stem cell therapy cure aging?
The introduction of “youthful”, high quality stem cells into the human body can rejuvenate existing cells and allow the body to age more gracefully & even reverse some effects of the aging process. As we age, our cells get sick and die. When a cell dies, it creates a cascade of events, leading to inflammation and disease that can decrease the human lifespan.
Epigenetic (non-genetic influences on gene expression) changes drive aging, and reversal of these changes extend lifespan. (1) Epigenetic control of gene expression occurs by chemical modification of DNA. By choosing an active lifestyle and decreasing harmful environmental factors, aging can be delayed.
Mesenchymal stem cells are adult stem cells that have self-renewal, immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory, signaling, and differentiation properties. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), self renewal capacity is characterized by their ability to divide and develop into multiple specialized cell types present in a specific tissue or organ.
MSCs are widely used in the treatment of various diseases due to their self-renewable, differentiation, anti-inflammatory, and immunomodulatory properties.
The benefits of stem cell therapy for aging
A feeling of vitality and rejuvenation
Improved capacity for physical activities
Thickening and improved quality of hair
A decrease in pain
Increased strength, balance & overall mobility
Overall improvement in the quality of life
Immune system regulation
Stem cells can maintain mitochondrial health
Cord tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells also maintain mitochondrial health (the powerhouse of the cell) by intercellular communication through tunneling nanotubes. This system senses the mitochondrial status of patient’s cells and physically transfers mitochondria from stem cells to unhealthy cells.