Obesity is one of the biggest killers in America and almost 40% of the adult population over the age of 20 is obese. This costs the healthcare system billions of dollars each year. There has to be a solution that the scientific community can develop to address this public health crisis.
One of the contributing factors to weight gain is metabolism. Most people do not understand their metabolic rate and it can be difficult to ascertain how many calories you burn in a day. This leads people to overeat as they do not understand how much they need to eat in order to lose weight.
As we age our metabolism slows down and many people have difficulty keeping off weight. Everyone wants to eat like a boy teenager who can seemingly eat an entire pizza himself and still lose weight. Sadly, that is not the reality for 99% of the population. Stem cell therapy may offer a future solution for patients with a slow metabolism.
What is Metabolism
Simply put, metabolism is the process by which your body breaks down the food and drink you indigest and turn it into energy to expend. Metabolism is an extremely complex process that takes thousands of factors into account from genes to daily level of activity. Hair loss could actually be affected by metabolism as well.
Science still does not fully understand all of the mechanisms behind metabolism and why some people burn energy at a faster rate than others. We do know that stem cells play a part in metabolism. Whether or not stem cell therapy can improve a patient’s metabolic rate is still being researched. Early research points that stem cell therapy may become a powerful tool in improving a patient’s metabolic rate.
Stem Cell Therapy for Metabolism
There is some evidence that stem cell therapy boosts metabolic functions in the body.
As metabolism is not fully understood, stem cells can repair any bodily systems that have been damaged. They can repair and regenerate cells to boost a patient’s metabolism.
Irregular or damaged hormones can be one of the reasons that a patient’s metabolism slows down. Stem cells can repair the mechanisms behind the release of the hormones. This will lead to a healthier metabolic rate for any patient with a slow metabolism. There are other ways besides stem cell therapy to boost metabolism that also involve stem cells.
Fasting Boosts Stem Cells & Metabolism
It’s widely theorized that fasting increasing the stem cell count in your body that contribute to your metabolism. A fast is abstaining from eating anything and only drinking water. The thing is that you have to fast for multiple days in a row in order to receive the benefits and stem cell boost that comes with fasting.
This can be extremely difficult for most people as society has ingrained three meals a day. Researchers are actually looking into the mechanisms behind fasting to develop therapies and medication that replicate the effects. It will realistically be at least a decade before any of these therapies come to light. It may be worth trying to fast for multiple days to boost your stem cell count and increase your metabolism.
More research is currently underway that could change the way we treat metabolism.
Research That Matters
A study that took place in China actually showcased that stem cell therapy can improve metabolic control in patients with type 1 diabetes. Eight patients were treated with stem cells and monitored for 24 weeks after the procedure. The patient’s blood was circulated through a system that separates lymphocytes from the blood.
The lymphocytes were then treated with cord blood stem cells before being returned to the patient. There were no adverse effects in the patients that took part in the trial. The results of the trial were very promising. Incredibly, patients’ daily dose of insulin decreased anywhere from 38% to 25%. Patient metabolism will be improved and they will be able to manage their diabetes more easily.
Talk with your healthcare professional about other ways to improve your metabolism. Stem cell therapy could aide your weight loss journey and get your body back into tip top shape.