The Science and the Research
Every day, thousands of stem cell research studies are underway to help scientists and medical professionals alike better understand the incredible potential for regenerative wellness within these microscopic beings.
Stem cell research serves two purposes: to inform our ever-expanding understanding of the human body’s nature and help us take a more effective medicine approach. Although so many of us already possess a deep appreciation for the miraculous gift that is our human body, the science and research behind stem cell therapy only increases that tenfold.
Studies are showing us that the human body is truly intelligently designed, made for a healthful and happy existence. And although many forces in our modern world serve as obstacles to our best selves, we learn more about how stem cell therapy can be the key to restoring balance and achieving optimal wellbeing.
Although many people assume that stem cell therapy is only a recent advancement in medical science, the research community has actually been exploring the promising potential of stem cells for decades. Over the years, much has been discovered about stem cells and how they can be used to support a brighter future for humankind.
What are Stem Cells?
First and foremost, it’s important to understand exactly what stem cells are. Think of stem cells as your body’s raw materials, the foundational elements that support a healthy existence.
They are responsible for the repair and replacement of damaged and diseased cells and are a primary reason that you can recover from something as small as a sore ankle to something as serious as highly invasive surgery.
How Do Stem Cells Work?
Stem cells are a very unique type of cell that can self-renew and differentiate:
- Through self-renewal, stem cells can independently generate copies of themselves
- Through differentiation, stem cells can give rise to specialized cell types within varying regions of the body (for example, lung, liver, heart, and brain cells)
Because your body’s stem cells are capable of regenerating new tissue – even highly specialized cells – they are your first line of defense against disease and degeneration. Unfortunately, our bodies’ stem cells naturally decline and decrease in number as we get older. As a result, with every year that passes, we become more prone to disease and injury.
However, that’s where the miraculous science of stem cell therapy comes in.
A Brief History of the Scientific Story of Stem Cells
Would you be surprised to learn that scientists began delving into the science of stem cells as early as the 1800s? During the 19th century, the scientific community began to understand that cells are the building blocks of the human body and that certain cell types were capable of self-duplication. That means that today’s stem cell therapies have a far longer history than most initially think.
For many people outside the field of regenerative wellness, stem cell therapy seems like a very recent development in medical research – in fact, the mistaken belief that stem cells are only newly discovered is what holds many people back from considering related therapies for themselves or loved ones.
By the early 1900s, researchers had discovered stem cells in the blood; during the 1950s and 60s, stem cells were located in the bone marrow. During the 1960s, the first-ever successful bone marrow transplant took place, an advancement that was made possible in part by stem cell science.
In the late 1970s, scientists discovered an exciting new type of stem cells: umbilical cord stem cells, also referred to as Infiniti Cells. What does this mean for clients at Achieve Vitality? For many, knowing that our Infiniti Cell Therapy was developed from scientific breakthroughs that are fifty-plus years in the making can offer exceptional peace of mind and strengthened confidence in their decision to move forward.
How are Stem Cells Being Used Today?
When you have a clearer understanding of how stem cells work and the potential they hold, it’s no wonder that they are the subject of countless research studies as we speak.
According to published research in the U.S. National Library of Medicine via the National Institutes of Health, the future appears to be very bright for stem cell therapy:
Recent research reporting successful translation of stem cell therapies to patients have enriched the hope that such regenerative strategies may one day become a treatment for a wide range of vexing diseases. In fact, the past few years witnessed a rather exponential advancement in clinical trials revolving around stem cell-based therapies.
Regenerative wellness, and stem cell therapy in particular, is consistently proving to be one of the most promising disciplines in modern medicine. As an impressive amount of research continues to be conducted, a world in which more people can take a proactive approach to their health and wellness becomes a more tangible reality than ever before.
Ultimately, stem cell researchers and doctors hope that their work can help to:
- Further our understanding of how diseases develop. Stem cell studies allow the observation of stem cells during the differentiation process, maturing into the cells in nerves, bones, heart muscle, and other tissues and organs. Providing a clearer picture of human development on a cellular level, human stem cell research can teach scientists more about the mechanisms of tissue engineering. Because of this, it gives researchers an invaluable glimpse into the processes by which various diseases and conditions occur.
- Produce new, healthy cells for the purpose of replacing damaged or diseased cells (regenerative wellness). One of the most notable benefits of stem cells is that they can be scientifically guided into becoming certain cell types, which can then be used to restore or regenerate damaged and diseased tissue. Thus far, scientists have learned that stem cell therapies can help individuals with a broad range of life-altering conditions, often providing results that go far beyond what was previously possible.
Build a Deeper Understanding of the Science of Stem Cell Therapy
Achieve Vitality is proud to have a diverse client base that already knows what research is telling us: that our Infiniti Cell Therapy can completely transform what we thought we knew about regenerative wellness. Based on accepted medical practices, Infiniti Cell Therapy is an exciting option for individuals seeking to transcend the boundaries of traditional treatments by venturing into a new, more proactive approach to personal health.
We invite you to participate in one of our free online webinars today for more information about Infiniti Cell Therapy and the eye-opening science and research behind it.
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