Growing older is a gift. Aging is better than the alternative. You’re only as old as you feel. There are so many ways we talk about aging in everyday life – but how often do you really think about the process of aging?
Most of us consider how we’re aging on a superficial level. That makes sense since our outward appearance is what we can see change before our eyes. We slather on skin cream, dye gray and white hair and focus on maintaining our size. But those outward signs of aging actually begin much deeper, at the cellular level. So while you can certainly embrace the motto of “young at heart” or fib about your birth date, your cells know your actual biological age.
What can you do to promote healthy aging on a deeper level? Definitely keep up with your healthy lifestyle choices – get enough sleep, manage and reduce daily stress, eat a balanced diet and move your body. But there’s one more thing you might not know about: Focus on your stem cells. When these “master cells” form the building blocks of all tissues, organs and fluids within the body. Maintaining healthy stem cell proliferation is a well-researched way we can influence healthy aging of our cells.*
With the patented NT-020 blend, Stem XCell™ is a formula from Enzymedica that promotes both stem cell health and regeneration.* (Plus it supports brain health and aids in cell renewal.*) Read on to learn more!
What are Stem Cells and Why Do They Matter?
The primary role of stem cells is to maintain and repair tissue. They are sometimes called the body’s “master cells,” and they develop at different life stages. Embryonic stem cells develop in utero, while adult stem cells develop early in our lives but remain throughout our lifetime. As we age, we have fewer stem cells. That matters because they have the potential to develop into most tissues in the body, while supporting damaged tissues as part of the body’s recovery process.
Other cells are one-trick ponies, but stem cells can change things up. They can develop into specialized cells or remain a stem cell. They are crucial to maintenance of your body’s cellular population! Since stem cells can regenerate, overall healthy aging is directly related to their health.* (Think: If mama is happy, everyone is happy!) One consequence of aging? These cells can decline in functionality and lose their ability to self-renew – and cellular damage can speed up the process.
6 Simple Habits to Promote Healthy Aging*
- Don’t sweat the small stuff.
Managing everyday stress and dealing with life’s little hiccups can help your cells as well as your mood!
- Do make time to sweat.
Exercise has plenty of benefits for your heart, lungs and mood – all related to healthy aging. It can also help out your muscle’s stem cells!
- Beyond exercise, focus on NEAT.
All the activity we do each day that’s not formal exercise is called “NEAT” (non-exercise activity thermogenesis). From yard work to fidgeting, typing to cooking, these movements add up – and can help us stay active as we age.
- Find outlets for dealing with actual daily stress.
Stress is a part of daily life, but having ways to cope with it can help your body and mind now and as you age. There’s no one perfect way, only what feels right to you, Try yoga, snuggling your pet, listening to music, journaling or prayer.
- Eat the rainbow.
Processed foods deliver less nutrition than whole foods. Eating a variety of nutrient-rich foods is one way to manage oxidative stress at any age.
- Flex your brain muscles, too.
Jigsaw puzzles, learning a new language, doing the crossword, playing Wordle every day – all these fun hobbies are good for your brain!
How Stem XCell™ Promotes Stem Cell Health*
Stem XCell™ is a blend of natural ingredients (including green tea, a storehouse of beneficial phytonutrients) to promote healthy stem cell production – and support physical recovery and brain health.* Formulated to aid cell renewal, it promotes mental sharpness and performance and may help with the effects of premature aging by promoting adult stem cell regeneration.*
- Boosts stem cell growth and cell renewal*
- Supports brain health and physical recovery*
- Promotes mental sharpness and performance*
What’s Inside Stem XCell™?
Stem XCell™ combines Vitamin D3 with the proprietary blend known as NT-020 (with green tea extract, blueberry powder, carnosine, red grape extract and blueberry extract). Plus, we include Botanical Enhance Enzymes (hemicellulase, cellulase, xylanase and pectinase with phytase) as well as the Defenze™ Antioxidant Blend (with catalase, superoxide dismutase, alpha lipoic acid, protease Thera-blend™ and glutathione).
The ingredients offer benefits for both your stem cells and whole body. For example, blueberry extract promotes overall health by supporting maintenance of healthy brain, cardiovascular, vision, joint and urinary tract function.* Research also indicates that it may help with the effects of premature aging by promoting adult stem cell regeneration.*
Green tea is a storehouse of beneficial phytonutrients well known for their health promoting value, and carnosine is an amino acid naturally present in muscle and brain tissue. Carnosine is also an antioxidant, which may help prevent oxidative damage to the body.*
What is NT-020?
Stem XCell™ includes NT-020, a patented blend developed by renowned researchers at the University of South Florida, to promote stem cell growth and health.*
After analyzing more than 100 natural compounds, researchers discovered that blueberry and green tea extracts, L-carnosine and Vitamin D3 demonstrated a synergy in increasing the number of adult stem cells.
NT-020 promotes general health, cognitive function and supports the body’s natural repair processes.* It is rich in polyphenols and flavonoids linked to significant research on healthy aging and longevity.*
Why We Include Enzymes
As the enzyme experts, we included plenty of them in Stem XCell™. Why? Because enzymes enhance potency and effectiveness in supporting cellular health.* Enzymes have been used to protect cells from free radicals and balance oxidative stress. Studies have shown that protease enzymes show promise in dealing with damaged proteins that accumulate as cellular debris.*