Would you like to get the most beneficial outcome from your stem cell treatments? You can do several things to enhance the quality and increase the number of stem cells before treatment.
Stem cell research and clinical use in orthopedics over the past ten years have demonstrated that there are many ways to improve the health of your stem cells. Here are a few things you can do to better prepare your stem cells for the procedure.
Be as Active as Possible
Exercise boosts stem cell proliferation. For example, aerobic activity helps stem cells become bone, not fat, and weight lifting increases muscle stem cell numbers. In addition, mesenchymal stem cells generate new bone and muscle during physical activity.
Activity is vital. If you work out infrequently, strive to increase it. If you already exercise, go faster and longer. Aim for 150 minutes of cardio every week.
Focus on what you can do if injuries or illness limit your workouts. For example, try pool exercises or daily walks. The idea is to boost your activity however you can.
Caution: Those with orthopedic or medical conditions that limit activity may need to be guided by a physical therapist.
Eliminate Sugar from Your Diet and Reduce Carbohydrate Consumption
Too much sugar and too little exercise can cause insulin spikes, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure and weight gain. Furthermore, high blood sugar compromises stem cell function, regeneration and longevity.
A study found that adult stem cells remained longer in cell culture with lower glucose levels. Therefore, reducing glucose consumption enhances stem cell lifetime. Carbohydrates transform into glucose, so you should also cut carbs from your diet.
Note: Substituting with artificial sugars is not a good solution. They behave like any other sugar in the body, leading to metabolic syndrome and obesity. In addition, these alternatives disturb gut flora and increase stroke and dementia risk.
Reduce Calorie Intake
Studies demonstrate calorie restriction boosts blood stem cell count and improves mesenchymal (muscle) stem cell activity. Any way to cut calories can work, like intermittent fasting, time-restricted eating or diets that mimic fasting.
Avoid Drinking Alcohol and Using Tobacco
Long-term alcohol use increases TRGs, decreasing stem cell activity. Therefore, minimize alcohol use to enhance stem cell growth. Also, stop smoking or other forms of tobacco use because nicotine slows the healing process.
Call Dr. Steve Struhl for More Tips
Your stem cell technique will only be as effective as your healthy stem cells. So, focus on these techniques to improve your stem cells before treatment and contact NYC Regenerative Orthopedics for more ideas on enhancing stem cell therapy results.