Regenerative Medicine & Exosomes Therapy
What are exosomes?
Exosomes are small structures produced by our cells. They are about 1/1,000th the size of a cell and are important for cell-to-cell communication and regeneration. They contain a variety of substances, including potent growth factors necessary for healing and regeneration of tissues.
What are growth factors?
A growth factor is a naturally occurring protein capable of stimulating cellular growth, proliferation, healing, and cellular differentiation. Usually it is a protein or a steroid hormone. Growth factors are important for regulating a variety of cellular processes.
How are they made?
Stem cells produce exosomes when stimulated or stressed. They are released from the cell and travel to where they are needed in the body.
Exosomes are anti-inflammatory
Exosomes produce an anti-inflammatory response due to the communication from the many proteins that down-regulate inflammation. Other proteins then recruit stem cells to the area being treated that will help up-regulate these cells to proliferate and promote organized healing. With the presence of over 1,000-plus growth factors, exosomes are being regarded as one of the purest forms of non-cellular “stem cell” therapy.
What are the potential benefits from exosome therapy?
Those with degenerative or autoimmune conditions could potentially benefit from exosome therapy as well as those wanting:
- To reduce pain and inflammation
- To speed up recovery from an injury
- To improve the body’s overall healing ability
- To improve sexual performance
- To improve skin texture and elasticity
- To thicken and improve hair texture