Exosomes: The New Frontier in Regenerative Medicine
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Your cells talk to each other.
And your health, longevity, and ability to prevent and fight disease all depend on what they are saying.
Like a little community, cells share messages that influence each others’ behavior. Research shows that cells who lose this ability to properly communicate with other cells may lose the ability to carry out their functions effectively.
It seems, just like with humans, social isolation is detrimental to cellular health.
The job of a cell is two-fold: it must not only regulate its own growth and behavior, but also direct the growth and behavior of the entire cellular system (you). Without proper signaling and guidance from the rest of the cell community, how could a cell possibly know what the system needs and how it should function to best support those needs?
Effective cell-to-cell communication is essential to maintain a healthy cellular environment.
How do cells communicate?
Cells communicate through a complex language of chemical signals: genetic codes, hormones, and proteins. All of these transmit important information about the cellular environment and influence individual cell formation and behavior.
Cells that are in close proximity to one another can communicate through contact, passing these chemical signals back and forth through tiny pores.
But what about long-distance communication?
Just like we use telephones or mail services to transport information to our long distance friends, cells utilize their own version of a courier service: exosomes.
What are exosomes?
Exosomes are tiny messenger bubbles released from cells. Acting as shuttles for important genetic material, they play an essential role in the cellular communication process.
Exosomes are not cells themselves, nor do they contain DNA. Rather, they behave somewhat like conductors, sending signals that instruct their target cells how to perform.
One millionth the size of a hair follicle, exosomes contain molecules, like proteins and RNA, from their cells of origin. They float from cell to cell, transporting these molecules--the genetic information that serves as the language of cells--and thus influence cell behavior. Studies indicate that exosomes actually enter into cells to release this information.
Exosomes have unique functions in many physiological processes, from immune function and wound healing to intercellular communication and regeneration.
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Our entire body is in constant communication with itself.
As our cells age, primarily through oxidative stress ( lack of sleep, not enough exercise, vitamin deficiencies, frequent travel, stress, inflammation) the communication between our cells slows down.
With poor communication channels throughout our body, we are not able to effectively relay information. Information that is important for every day functioning.
When our cells do not receive the proper communication on how to carry out its designed function, we notice it in a multitude of symptoms.
Symptoms such as: lack of energy, fatigue, loss of motivation, difficulty concentrating, decrease in focus, brain fog or an overall lack of luster for life.
We know that we are under a variety of stress factors on a day to day basis that affects our overall cellular functioning and with that, poor communication at a cellular level. How can we help our cells communicate more effectively?
Exosomes help with cellular communication and can actually help your cells function more effectively- essentially allowing your body to maximize the function of every single cell in your body. Imagine if every cell was functioning at its best- you would have bounds of energy and would feel amazing every single day. Isn't that what we should feel like?
With exosomes, we have the ability to improve our cellular communication and enhance almost all aspects of our health.
How well are your cells communicating?
Benefits of Exosome Therapy:
Improved Cellular Communication
Enhanced Athletic Performance
Improved Sex Drive
Better Athletic Performance