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The human body is an incredible machine.  One of the most amazing features of the human design is the inherent ability for the body to regenerate, or to regrow new tissue over time.  There are 30-40 trillion cells in the human body, and every second of life, these cells work tirelessly to achieve equilibrium, keeping us at—or bringing us back to—a natural balance. When we abuse our bodies or become ill, cells can be damaged or destroyed, sometimes in large quantities.  In a healthy person, many tissues continuously create new cells, at the perfect rate and timing to replace expended cells.

The cornea, the transparent top layer of your eye can recover in as little as 24 hours after injury.  The lining of the stomach is renewed every 4 days.  There are an approximate 9,000 taste buds covering the tongue that help to detect sweet, salty, bitter or sour flavors; these cells live to a ripe, old age of 10 days.  Lung cells needed for the exchange of oxygen and gases, called alveoli, have a steady rate of regeneration that takes about a year.  Meanwhile, the surface of the lung renews every 2-3 weeks.  The outer layer of skin, the epidermis, replaces itself every 35 days.  The liver has the highest capacity of all organs to regenerate.  It has been shown that even after significant injury, if as little as 25% of the liver remains, it can regrow to its full size.

Scientists have long claimed that organs such as the heart, brain and pancreas are unable to create new cells after development. This assumption is largely based on the limited ability of these organs to recover after being damaged by illness or injury.  However, in recent years researchers have proven that the heart continues to generate new cells throughout the entire lifespan.  Cells in the skeletal system regenerate almost constantly, but the complete process of bone regeneration takes a full 10 years.  And one of the most exciting and important recent discoveries is that brain cells regenerate throughout your entire life.  We now know that neurogenesis — the formation of new brain cells — is not only possible, it happens every day.

The self-healing mechanisms in our body have a large effect on overall human performance and lifespan, since the occurrence of bodily injury – from various causes including trauma, environmental toxins, and infections – is inevitable, predictable, and simply unavoidable.

Is Your Lifestyle Crippling Your Regeneration?

Various, complex factors affect the degree to which body tissues can fully heal and repair. Some variants are not able to be modified – such as your age and the present extent of injury. Even the exposure to certain environmental toxins, such as air pollution, is unavoidable. The great news is that many healing factors are under your control. Adequate high-quality sleep, control over stress levels, exercise, and hydration are all important.

One of the most crucial influences affecting your body’s ability to regenerate happens to be something completely under your control – whether or not your system is supplied with the building blocks that are essential for growing new tissue. The human body is miraculously resilient. However, the raw building-clock materials, knowns as nutrients, are critical to cell regeneration. And the success of continual cell regeneration determines how your body functions, your degree of health, and how long you will live.

Nutrient Deficiencies are Epidemic

An alarming number of Americans suffer with silent deficiencies.  Many people candidly admit that for a variety of reasons, their diet is less than optimal.  However, even those adhering to a healthy diet may not be obtaining enough nutrients due to:

  • Soil nutrient-depletion – driven by modern farming practices such as methods of plowing and pesticide use.
  • High-stress lifestyle – stress increases the amounts of nutrients needed to function
  • Busy lifestyle – staying “on the go” can lead to eating the same types of foods, over and over again, creating a diet with suboptimal diversity.
  • Gastrointestinal system challenges – it is not enough to place healthy food in your mouth, then to chew and swallow.  The real determination of your nutrient status relies on factors such as a having a healthy stomach with adequate levels of acid, an uninflamed gut lining, proper motility of food through the digestive tract, adequate enzymes, proper levels of beneficial bacteria in the gut and more.

Full Plates, Starving Bodies

Food surplus and the targeted enrichment of various ingredients leads to the assumption that the USA should have overcome the problem of malnutrition long ago. After all, for most people calories not hard to obtain as average caloric intake increased by 24% between 1961 and 2013. But a calorie-rich diet has long ceased to be equivalent to a nutrient-rich one. This became explicitly clear in a large-scale American study. Despite a high-calorie diet, research shows that micronutrient deficiencies are widespread among the US population.  Nearly one-third of the U.S. population is at risk of deficiency in at least one vitamin, and the health consequences are serious.

The Power of IV Nutrient Therapy

IV Nutrient Therapy delivers vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other vital nutrients quickly into your bloodstream without relying on your digestive system.  It is the most reliable and effective means of resolving deficiencies, which maximizes your body’s natural ability to heal and regenerate, boosts the immune system and increases energy and performance.