Body processes

Regeneration – Function, Task & Diseases


The human body is regenerative and recovers through rest, nutrition and targeted exercise. The majority of human cells are renewed at regular intervals. This process of regeneration is genetically determined, but is also influenced from the outside.

What is regeneration?

Regeneration (regeneration) is a process that occurs in all living things. Genes have programmed humans to regenerate. For this he needs nutrients and rest.

The human body knows two functional systems, an accelerating system and one that allows it to rest. Both systems must be in balance, only then can our organs work properly.

Injured or missing organ parts can regenerate from the remaining tissue. Stem cell research uses this knowledge in the hope of creating new structures in humans in the future, for example after amputations .

It has long been known that wounds and diseases heal without medical support. Diarrhea , colds and abrasions go away by themselves after a few days, because the human body has a special ability to repair itself.

Regeneration in the form of relaxation keeps us healthy and creates quality of life. It is essential for health, fitness, resilience and life motivation. However, many people ignore their body’s signals that tell them when it’s time to rest.

function & task

Stress regeneration is extremely important for disease prevention. If the body is out of balance, we are exhausted, less efficient, feel bad and unhappy. 

In order to set all the levers in motion for regeneration, we now have medical knowledge from several millennia at our disposal. Nevertheless, many people do not manage to regenerate their bodies in a meaningful way.

The entire organ system is kept in balance by minerals , enzymes and hormones . Even the smallest systems in the organism, the cells, have remarkable abilities. Wound fluid, for example, flushes germs out of a wound and the glue-like substance fibrin covers an open wound like a plaster.

The dead cells are removed by immune cells ( leukocytes ) and new skin cells grow at the edges of the wound. The blood vessels feel their way further and further , with growth factors accelerating the process.

The ability of cells to regenerate depends on age. Almost every cell in the body is renewed every few years. Some, however, do not renew themselves at all, such as nerve cells and many brain cells. So they can never be replaced.

With a healthy lifestyle, we can strengthen our self-healing powers. We support cell renewal through a varied, healthy diet and enough sleep .

Although the cosmetics industry, pharmaceutical industry and biology are intensively researching substances that can minimize the aging of cells, they have not yet achieved any major breakthroughs. Of course, researchers are aware of the importance of minerals and vitamins .

The lifespan of human cells varies from a few hours to a lifetime. A human being is born with about five trillion cells. An adult has between 60 and 90 trillion cells as a result of proliferation. Nearly 50 million cells die every second, but just as many new ones are formed in the same amount of time, so the loss isn’t really significant.

In the long run, however, the number of cells in the human body reduces. With aging , fewer and fewer new cells are added. Other harmful influences are free radicals and UV radiation. When a cell’s genetic material is damaged, mutations occur and cell function is impaired.

Stem cells constantly ensure cell replenishment, produce blood cells or mucous membrane cells. This is why, for example, the cells of a 50-year-old are only about ten years old on average.

Diseases & Ailments

Without building substances from food we would die. Minerals are involved in the production of enzymes. These have an influence on hormone formation, the transport of oxygen in the blood and cell regeneration . 

The vital mineral magnesium is found in skeletal muscles and bones . It affects the skeletal muscles, the heart muscle and the muscles of blood vessels. It is also involved in building enzyme systems. However, our body cannot produce magnesium itself. It must be ingested with food, since potassium and magnesium are the most important cations in living cells and are therefore essential for regeneration.

A lack of minerals leads to functional disorders of the organs and can even dampen breathing and circulatory activity. Vitamin deficiency has a similarly serious effect. Vitamin E in particular , which is one of the antioxidants , is essential because it fights dangerous free radicals.

The aggressive oxygen compounds are caused by smoking , alcohol , stress , high-energy rays and chemicals. They damage body proteins , cell structures and cell DNA . Vitamin E, on the other hand, has a cell-protecting function and can slow down the aging process. Prevention of cardiovascular diseases has also been proven . Many skin care products also contain vitamin E due to its antioxidant properties.

Those who avoid stress can not only prevent skin aging, but also increase their life expectancy in the long term. Sleep in the right amount has a very positive effect on reducing stress, because it eliminates harmful substances and regenerates. Even a 10-minute nap can work here.

Vitamin E deficiency, in turn, can lead to nerve and muscle breakdown and anemia. Affected people are tired , have little concentration and are prone to allergies .

Regenerative medicine uses self-healing powers to treat diseases and injuries. Their tools are living cells. Natural scientists and physicians work with the influence of living cells on destroyed tissue and want to enable patients to have a better quality of life.

Lisa Newlon
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Hello! I am Lisa Newlon, and I am a medical writer and researcher with over 10 years of experience in the healthcare industry. I have a Master’s degree in Medicine, and my deep understanding of medical terminology, practices, and procedures has made me a trusted source of information in the medical world.