TGF-Beta Cytokine – Though it sounds like a very complicated word, what’s going on is actually very simple. In brief, radon stimulates cell division. The noble gas radon is inhaled or absorbed through the skin. This causes the body to release messenger substances such as cytokine. For the most part, cytokine regulates cell growth and functionality of the immune system. TGF-Beta Cytokine in particular is a messenger substance that helps to reduce inflammation and regenerate tissue – and it is precisely this messenger substance that is released intensively during radon therapy. This explains the self-healing and preventative effects of radon therapy
Self-healing & immune defense – also beneficial for healthy people
But the effects of radon go even beyond that. Each cell in the human body has its own repair mechanism. This helps to recognize and eradicate errors involving genetic information, the DNA. Harmful external influences may alter the DNA, which will in turn lead to problems involving the metabolism, the cardiovascular system or the joints. Radon helps to stimulate this “repair system” within our cells. If a cell goes into repair mode, known as apoptosis, it sends additional anti-inflammatory substances both to itself and neighboring cells – which in turn stimulate immune cells, sending other anti-inflammatories on a journey through the rest of the body. Once this process has been given a kickstart, the entire body goes into repair mode. The immune system goes back into high gear – a development that also does wonders for your health.