The Science behind Cellular Therapy and the ageing process

| June 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Cellular therapy, also commonly known as cell therapy or cellular treatment is a rejuvenation process whereby the rate at which new cells are produced to replace cells that die out is emphasized. In order to fully understand how cell therapy helps to slow down the aging process, we should first take a look at how aging is defined in the context of human cells.

Cell Biology

Cell Biology (Photo credit: ex_magician)

Going back to the very basics building block of every organism, we take a look at cells; this is where life starts in a mother’s womb. Every new fetus goes through series of cell division and by 9 months or earlier, the cells form fully functional organs and body tissues that all work together for a new live to come out and begin its journey through life. Young kids and children continue to grow during the early years. At this stage, the rates at which new cells are developed continue to be very high, far exceeding the rate at which cells die out.

As we enter adulthood, cell renewal slows down and the number of deteriorating cells grows larger. At this stage, our bodies undergo ‘aging’. Take note that all parts of our body are made up of cells with different functions. So what aging phenomenon we see plainly on the outside such as lines, wrinkles and sagging skin happens internally as well to our lungs, liver and other organs.

Cellular aging has also been mentioned on several occasions in relation to the DNA damage theory of aging which theorize aging based on non-dividing or slowing dividing cells. The difference being the DNA damage theory is more medical in nature while cellular aging is a natural phenomenon.

Now that we have gone through the basic concept of cell renewal, let’s take a look at cell therapy. The term therapy suggests treatment, which is essentially what cell therapy is: treatment for the renewal and rejuvenation of our cells. Per the explanation above, what this translates to is a means to enhance the rate at which our bodies produce new cells so there will always be enough healthy supply to replace old cells that die away. On the outside, what we see is less wrinkles and lines. This is referring to the renewal of our skin cells. On the inside, it means slowed aging of our essential organs and avoiding ailments that come with physical aging including joint pains, lowered libido, lowered metabolism which also results in unsightly weight gain per se.

Cell therapy and stem cell therapy are two different areas of cellular treatment. Stem cell therapy is medicine in nature and involves some sort of surgery and/or intervention whereas cell therapy is more pharmaceutical. There are two main ways cell therapy is carried out: via injectable and in the form of supplements. In more scientific terms, cell therapy can be referred to tissue engineering. The concept originated from bone marrow and organ transplants.

Is cellular therapy dangerous? Based on research to-date, no. Although it is a disruptive type of treatment that interrupts the human body’s natural renewal process in a positive way: triggers and enhances the rate our bodies create new cells. It is considered an effective regenerative technique and for many years now have been a popular form of anti-aging treatment among celebrities.

Ever since cell therapy has found its way into supplementary form, it has become more publicly accessible. Although the cost of cell therapy in its supplement form remains high due to the unique way they are manufactured. Today, cell therapy helps us to successfully battle aging and unwanted ailments, letting us hang on to our youth and beauty while slowing down our biological clock.

Author Note:

This article has been contributed by Marcy, an avid fan of cellular treatment for better health. She’s also one of the main contributors at Celergen’s community area.

 

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