Exosome therapy is a revolutionary treatment method that builds on previous stem cell research to focus on the efficacy of exosomes to facilitate healing. Exosomes are the body’s cell-to-cell messengers. When your cells need to receive a message to regenerate or right themselves in some way, exosomes can help deliver that message. Ongoing medical research is revealing that these nano-sized particles have some impressively large applications for treating a variety of health conditions.
What Are Exosomes?
Exosomes are tiny extracellular vesicles — bubble-like particles — that a cell naturally releases. Contained in these vesicles are biological signaling molecules that allow exosomes to facilitate signaling between cells. Put more simply, exosomes help your cells communicate. This is especially helpful when your body needs to heal. Essentially, exosomes travel from one cell to another, telling the cell when and how to react to problems. Factors like age, genetic disorders and injuries can disrupt your cells’ communication, but adding exosomes can help cells communicate better.
What Is Exosome Therapy?
Exosome therapy is a type of regenerative medicine treatment that introduces more exosomes into the body, improving communication so damaged tissue can regenerate more efficiently. This innovative treatment method involves extracting exosomes from stem cells to harness the regenerative benefits of stem cell therapy in a more concentrated manner. Doctors can treat a person with exosomes alone or can load them with certain medications or genes.
This is a minimally invasive procedure. Medical professionals can inject exosomes directly into the location of an injury or pain. They can also administer it intravenously to help the whole body with anti-aging. Dosing varies from patient to patient based on an individual’s needs. A single treatment could include billions of exosomes.