Ever since adventurer Ponce de León first landed on the shores of Florida in 1513, people have sought the springs of eternal life.
I think it’s been found. In fact, I recently got an IV full of the stuff.
The results, as you’ll soon learn, are quite promising.
You see, as our bodies wear out, functional physicians work hard to determine the optimal things to add back in to make us feel, function and maintain optimal health.
Given the current research, your functional medical team will likely tell you it starts with nutrition, nutraceuticals and bioidentical hormone replacement… or, more radically, stem cell therapy.
But there’s exciting new research that is pointing us in a different direction.
Have you heard of exosomes?
Probably not. Few people outside the world of medicine have.
But if you’re someone who’s interested in optimizing your health, then you should really get the full scoop on these microscopic structures within your body.
Pay close attention to what’s ahead.
What Are Exosomes?
You’re likely familiar with stem cells. We used to think they were the youngest form of regenerative cells we could transplant from host to recipient to induce younger characteristics.
But there are some other very small structures within the cell that are critical to the age-reversing processes we’re discussing.
These are called exosomes.
Exosomes contain proteins, messenger RNA and microRNA and are able to signal senescent (sleeping) stem cells to produce proteins the body may have stopped making years ago.
In essence, exosomes are what make it possible to turn back the clock and revert certain bodily functions to those of a younger body.
For decades, a debate raged over the best form of stem cell therapy.
Researchers argued over whether it was ideal to use stem cells that originate from the umbilical cord, Wharton’s jelly, allogenic sources (from the same species) or autologous sources (from your personal bone marrow or fat cells).
But what they determined is that the source is not nearly as important as how the cell signals the units inside them – the exosomes.
Why Exosomes Are Essential
Exosomes do the real work. They are the important drivers, not the stem cells that house them.
And unlike stem cells, they can cross the blood-brain barrier. That makes them fantastic for treating traumatic brain injuries, strokes, and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s or Parkinsonism.1
Many countries around the world will allow your autologous stem cells to be harvested then cultured or grown to get higher numbers. These are then reintroduced to your body.
However, our FDA is concerned this process could induce cancer formation, statically, as stem cells contain DNA. Fragmentation of the DNA with culturing is the concern.2
But our friends the exosomes are acellular, meaning they contain no DNA.
Exosomes work by dramatically decreasing inflammation in the body. They help shift inflammatory cells in the immune system to noninflammatory ones.
It makes total sense that if we can turn off the inflammatory aspects of chronic diseases while turning on the regenerative properties in the correct cells, good things should happen.
These amazing cell signalers will seek the inflamed, damaged parts of the body where they are need most.
It’s further proof that the bodies we inhabit are masterfully designed.
Who Can Benefit From Exosome Therapy?
The growth factors found in exosomes make them ideal for “nudging” your body into making new proteins. They stimulate the existing stem cells to wake up and make many of the things they constructed decades ago.
Results, never guaranteed, are quite often nothing short of amazing.
Autoimmune diseases are responding nicely to this therapy. Joints, when injected directly, are too.
Would you rather have a painful joint replacement with the extended recovery time that comes with it… or an injection of exosomes?
Monthly or quarterly IV infusions of exosomes are producing impressive results.3
Earlier this year, I personally received an IV of exosomes. I quickly noticed my fine motor skills improved. Pain from the ACL in my left knee is nearly gone, making it okay to jog and even go up to a more rapid speed for short distances. I even recognized a slight improvement in my eyesight.
What’s even more encouraging is how I saw exosome therapy affect a young man I met in March.
Tommy is 17 years old. He became a paraplegic after hitting a tree while being pulled on an inner tube behind an ATV. Paralyzed from the T6 vertebrae (nipple level) down, he was told by the Cleveland Clinic that he would never walk again.
After having exosomes injected into his brainstem and IV, he is now able to take several steps with braces and crutches.
I heard a similar story about a man named Chico. He’s the former head cheerleading coach for LSU. After a tragic boating accident, he became a C2-C3 (cervical) quadriplegic. For seven years, he had no movement from the top of his neck down.
Now, after exosome therapy, he is gaining sensation in parts of his body that was once gone. On an extension sled, he can now extend his legs, pushing his body up.4
Turns out the famed Fountain of Youth may have been within us all along.
To your optimal health,
Phil Roberts, M.D.