1. Nerve Regeneration
There are a slew of natural compounds that offer nerve-regenerating effects. Research has found, for example, that a mixture of blueberry, green tea, and carnosine can promote stem-cell regeneration in a neurodegenerative disease. Another study found that circumin supplements can help treat crushed nerve injuries, and pave the way for the regeneration of damaged tissues. “Curcumin is capable of promoting nerve regeneration after nerve injuries, highlighting the therapeutic values of curcumin as a neuroprotective drug for peripheral nerve repair applications,” the study abstract notes.
2. Liver Regeneration
The compound present in licorice called glycyrrhizin has been found to stimulate the regeneration of liver mass and function in the animal model of hepatectomy. Another study found that doses of 73 milligrams per kilogram body weight of carvacrol, a volatile compound present in oregano, significantly increased liver regeneration after partial liver removal.
3. Hormone Regeneration
Fluctuating hormones can occur due to chronic stress, drug interactions, poor diet or lifestyle choices, a buildup of toxic substances, and more. The main hormones in a woman’s body, for instance, are estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. These hormones make their way through the bloodstream, facilitating necessary alterations to bodily functions and regulating the body’s vital systems. Vitamin C may be a great complement or alternative to hormone replacement therapy, as one study found that vitamin C stimulated almost 100 percent regeneration of estrogen, 50 percent of progesterone, and almost 60 percent of testosterone.
4. Cardiac Cell Regeneration
While it is commonly thought that cardiac tissue cannot be regenerated, research now indicates that there are, in fact, substances capable of stimulating the formation of cardiac progenitor cells, which can distinguish into heathy heart tissue. For instance, researchers have revealed that red wine antioxidant resveratrol can regenerate adult cardiac stem cells.
“Our results demonstrate that resveratrol maintained a reduced tissue environment by overexpressing Nrf2 and Ref-1 in rats resulting in an enhancement of the cardiac regeneration of the adult cardiac stem cells as demonstrated by increased cell survival and differentiation leading to cardiac function,” the study abstract notes.
5. Cartilage/Joint/Spine Regeneration
Curcumin is well-known for its powerful anti-inflammatory properties, and has been found to have a profound anti-inflammatory therapeutic potential in the treatment of spinal cord injury, specifically right after the injury. Resveratrol has been found to significantly promote the recovery of rat dorsal neuronal function after spinal cord injury due to its anti-oxidation, anti-inflammation, and anti-apoptosis properties.