A group of scientists, authors from University of California San Diego, The Center for Improvement of Human Functioning International, Biotheryx, The Dove Clinic for Integrative Medicine, theorized in a collaborative publication that so called "endothelial progenitor cells" may be a critical factor in maintaining healthy life. These cells are special type of stem cell that circulate in the blood stream. The factor was found out in human data. The food supplement Stem-Kine (a commercially available oral nutritional supplement) increased the numbers of endothelial progenitor cells in circulation.
The publication was entitled "Circulating Endothelial Progenitor Cells: A New Approach to Anti-Aging Medicine?". The whole research concerning age-associated deterioration of mental, cardiovascular, and sexual function was synthesized. And the following commonality was a decline in circulating endothelial progenitor cells and also the ability to heal damage of the lining of the blood vessels.
Doctor Doru Alexandrescu from Georgetown Dermatology, who is the co-author of the publication said that a lot of experiments and clinical trials had been published. All these experiments described importance of the repair cells that the body possessed in healing internal organs. It was the first important blueprint in the special literature how the knowledge may be applied to the aging process.
New data demonstrate that Stem-Kine doubled the number of circulating endothelial progenitor cells in healthy men in a 2-week period. There are possible interventions to maintain levels of circulating endothelial cells and reversing age-associated degeneration.