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One of the Keys to Eternal Youth & Health: Stem Cells and how to naturally produce them

by Sean Martu

Whether you’re an athlete, injured, or perfecting your body, stem cells are the key.

Stem cells are special human cells that can develop into many different cell types. This can range from muscle cells to brain cells. In some cases, they can also fix damaged tissues. Researchers believe that stem cell-based therapies may one day be used to treat serious illnesses such as paralysis and Alzheimer disease.

Stem cells are a special type of cell that can develop into many different types of cells in the body, including muscle cells, blood cells, and brain cells. They are found in almost all tissues of the body and have three main properties that distinguish them from other cells:

Stem cells are divided into 2 main forms. They are embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells.

Embryonic stem cells. The embryonic stem cells used in research today come from unused embryos. These result from an in vitro fertilization procedure. They are donated to science. These embryonic stem cells are pluripotent. This means that they can turn into more than one type of cell.

Adult stem cells. There are 2 types of adult stem cells. One type comes from fully developed tissues such as the brain, skin, and bone marrow. There are only small numbers of stem cells in these tissues. They are more likely to generate only certain types of cells. For example, a stem cell that comes from the liver will only make more liver cells.

Pluripotent stem cells. The second type is induced pluripotent stem cells. These are adult stem cells that have been changed in a lab to be more like embryonic stem cells. . Induced pluripotent stem cells don’t seem to be different from embryonic stem cells, but scientists have not yet found one that can develop every kind of cell and tissue.

But you don’t have to wait for stem cell-based therapies to be introduced, you can do your stem cell therapy through diet.

So how do we naturally proliferate stem cells? Raw Cacao.

The ancient Mesoamericans, which included the Olmec, Mayan, and Aztec civilizations, would ferment and roast the beans before grinding them into a paste. That paste would then be brewed with water, honey, vanilla, and various spices. The chocolate drink they created was thought to possess spiritual qualities as it had mood-enhancing properties. As a result, the Mayans worshipped the cacao god, and the chocolate was considered the food of the Gods, only to be consumed by rulers, warriors, priests, and nobles during sacred ceremonies.

OK, but what does this have to do with stem cells?

A breakthrough study conducted at the University of California San Francisco and published in the prestigious Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC)found that daily cocoa flavanol consumption more than doubled the number of circulating angiogenic cells (CACs) in the blood. These cells have been shown to have vessel repair and maintenance functions, which can contribute to healthy blood vessels.

A study conducted at California State Polytechnic University demonstrated that epicatechin-rich cocoa extract significantly increased capillary density in mice after just two weeks of treatment.

The researchers found that this increase was due to a boost in stem cell production within the body, resulting in the enhanced ability of tissues to repair themselves. Proving that incorporating cacao into your diet may help promote faster recovery from injuries or surgery by stimulating your body’s natural regenerative processes.

The magic compound is Epicatechin, a polyphenol compound found in cacao which has been shown to increase stem cell production and stimulate their differentiation.

Flavanols in cocoa have been studied for many years. They have been shown to help lower blood pressure, improve blood flow to the brain and heart, prevent blood clots, and fight cell damage.

Cacao consumption can stimulate new brain neurons.

Cacao contains flavanols that have neuroprotective and neuromodulatory benefits for the brain. These compounds can penetrate the brain and accumulate in areas involved in learning and memory, such as the hippocampus. They may work in a few ways to improve brain function and connectivity, including:
  • Flavonoids can interact with pathways that help neurons survive and stimulate regeneration.
  • Flavonoids trigger the expression of proteins that promote neurogenesis, or the creation of new neurons.
  • Increase cerebral blood flow, which can change how memories are processed. 

Italian researchers tested the effects of cocoa flavanols in 90 healthy 61- to 85-year-olds whose memories and thinking skills were in good shape for their ages. Participants drank a special brew of cocoa flavanols each day. One group’s brew contained a low amount of cocoa flavanols (48 milligrams [mg] a day), another contained a medium amount (520 mg), and the third contained a high amount (993 mg).

After eight weeks, people who consumed medium and high amounts of cocoa flavanols every day made significant improvements on tests that measured attention, executive function, and memory. The findings were published online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

A similar study by these researchers published in 2012 showed that daily consumption of cocoa flavanols was associated with improved thinking skills in older adults who had thinking problems known as mild cognitive impairment. Both studies also found that cocoa flavanols were associated with reduced blood pressure and improved insulin resistance.

Not only that but just three tablespoons of raw cacao is loaded with minerals.

Manganese 192%
Copper 189%
Magnesium 125%
Iron 77%
Phosphorous 73%
Zinc 45%
Potassium 44%
Selenium 20%
Calcium 13%

My Experience

I had damaged my ACL from doing super heavy squats, I literally could not bend my knee without pain, and I had a loss of full leg motion. I was in this condition for a couple of months until I started ingesting  6 tablespoons of cacao a day, three in the mourning and three post-workout. Within weeks my ACL was repaired. Because cacao is loaded with minerals and was able to reduce and eliminate some of my supplementation. I was also taking one teaspoon of camu camu twice daily. Camu camu is loaded with complex vitamin C which has multiple functions and mechanisms of action that can impact stem cells,  including regulating their function and promoting their production.

A friend of mine who has a non-functioning autistic teen, had an incredible improvement in behavior once she started him on cacao.

If you are going to try cacao make sure it is raw cacao, not cocoa, cocoa has been through processing and has lost some of its polyphenol potency. Do not think you are going to gain these benefits by ingesting dark or milk chocolate, both of these are processed and void of many of the healing polyphenol compounds. Not only that but dark and milk chocolate are loaded with sugars, GMOs, and harmful food chemical additives that are endocrine disrupting,  immune system disabling, and toxic to the body.

 

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alexander estremera June 26, 2024 - 2:13 am

Hi. Very interesting on the raw cacoa, that can be taking just like that or can you mix it with watet?

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Sean Martu
Sean Martu June 26, 2024 - 3:32 am

I don’t think it’ll be palatable with water better with juice

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Kim Cresswell June 26, 2024 - 12:25 pm

Hi Sean, Love you and your content. I have stage four BC with mets to bones. I am well and fit and healthy. I live by your ethos and others. I treat myself metabolically and holistically. I love Cacao and drink daily, this article is very interesting but now I wonder about proliferating cancer cells and not just healthy ones. Could this be the case?

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Sean Martu
Sean Martu June 26, 2024 - 4:48 pm

You can get my book on my website or Amazon on how to remove cancer from the body. Or read my articles. You probably want to go with black seed oil

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Shelly Strange July 2, 2024 - 6:08 am

Hi Sean, Firstly, I would like to thank you for sharing your knowledge and health expertise.i know that you’ve helped many achieve better health and wellness because of your determination to lead and help others. Question, do you recommend a certain brand of cocoa? And I am also looking for minerals to help control insulin resistance. Thanks for your help💪🏼

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Sean Martu
Sean Martu July 2, 2024 - 6:10 am Reply
Sean Martu
Sean Martu July 2, 2024 - 6:10 am

Navitas is good

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Gee July 19, 2024 - 2:57 am

Btw Navitas is not good. They changed their stuff from Peru to Sierra Leone. They also have a lot of cadmium and only 50% of the flavanols they say they have. Yes, I do my research too.

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Sean Martu
Sean Martu July 19, 2024 - 3:09 am

Oh that is interesting

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Ana July 2, 2024 - 11:24 pm

I found some recipes online for how to best drink the cacao but most suggested pure maple syrup for taste. Pure maple syrup has so much sugar in it though! What do you recommend for sweetener? Monk fruit?

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Sean Martu
Sean Martu July 3, 2024 - 12:04 am

Just put like some apples or something

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G July 6, 2024 - 3:45 pm

Raw cacao naturally has high amounts of lead and cadmium, what do you say of this?

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