What are Stem Cells

What Are Stem Cells?

To understand what a stem cell is, it is important to first understand what a stem cell is not.  All the cells of the body, called somatic cells, are specialised cells that do one specific thing; they will never do anything else, and they do not proliferate.

For example, a skin cell will never be anything other than a skin cell and it will never divide.  It will do what a skin cell does until the day it dies.

It is the same for brain cells that respond to electrical impulses, pancreatic cells that make insulin, muscle cells that contract, and all the other cells of the body that do… what they do.

At the other end of the spectrum we have stem cells; they do not have any specific function: their general role is simply to multiply during the entire life of an individual and to transform into other types of cells.

What’s changed?

Historically, adult stem cells from the bone marrow were known to be precursors to blood cells, leading to the formation of white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets… and nothing else.

But discoveries made at the turn of the century showed that stem cells from the bone marrow have the ability to transform into virtually any type of cell in the body. In fact, this is one of their most important roles and it has since lead to the understanding that stem cells from the bone marrow constitute the natural repair and renewal system of the body.

All throughout the life of an individual, everyday stem cells leave the bone marrow to migrate into various organs and tissues to repair and maintain the proper functioning of the whole body.

And when there is an injury or a degenerative process, stem cells migrate into that specific tissue to replace the cells that have been lost and effectively repair the damage.

Over the past 5-10 years, stem cell research has demonstrated that there is a direct link between the number of stem cells in circulation and the ability of the body to repair: more stem cells in circulation means that more stem cells are available to participate to the process of tissue repair.


Furthermore, there is also a link between the number of stem cells in circulation and the formation of degenerative diseases: people that have developed degenerative diseases have roughly half the number of stem cells found in the blood of healthy people.

When we are born, we have an active ongoing supply of stem cells that are constantly repairing and rejuvenating our bodies. Remember when you would fall over or cut yourself as a child just how quickly you would heal?

But as we age, our supply of stem cells begins to diminish as much as 100- to 10,000-fold in different tissues and organs.

What happens to our Stem Cells as we age?

What does a drop in our Stem Cell Numbers mean?

Because of the decline in our stem cell numbers things don’t quite work they way they should!

An easy way to understand this, is if you imagine your stem cells as a team of repairmen in your newly built home.

What are stem cells

Your New Home

When your home is new and the repairmen are young, they can fix everything perfectly.


But as the repairman age and reduce in numbers, and your home is exposed to all the elements as well as general wear and tear!

What are stem cells

Your home eventually goes into disrepair.

What are stem cells

And unless you do something about it, like bring in a new team of younger healthier repairmen and materials your home will eventually crumble.

The same kind of thing is happening with your Stem Cells!

But what if you could restore and rejuvenate your stem cell population?

What if you could not only restore, but increase the number of your stem cells? And at the same time decrease the damaging inflammation that is causing much of the wear and tear in the first place?

What if you could then improve your blood flow, to ensure those areas of your body, that need repair or rejuvenation are getting the stem cells they need?

Well that is now a reality, these three products are the ultimate wellness pack!

What are stem cells

  1. StemEnhance Ultra: has been clinically proven to increase the circulation of active stem within 60minutes of taking StemEnhance Ultra by a massive 24.5% Click here for the Clinical Trial summary
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  3. PlasmaFlo: a proprietary blend of proteolytic and fibrinolytic enzymes, concentrated plant extracts and potent antioxidants. Formulated to support the integrity of capillaries and improve the flowing properties of blood, PlasmaFloTM helps the delivery of vital nutrients, oxygen and stem cells throughout the entire body for optimum health.

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