They are active and dynamic,
they continually grow and
specialize, function, die, and
replenish themselves, by the
millions every second.
Cells in the human body number in the trillions and come in all shapes and sizes. These tiny structures are the basic unit of living organisms. Cells comprise tissues, tissues make up organs, organs form organ systems, and organ systems work together to create an organism and keep it alive.
Each type of cell in the human body is specially equipped for its role.
There are over 200 different cell types in the human body. Each type of cells is specialised to carry out a particular function, either solely, but usually by forming a particular tissue. Different tissues then combine and form specific organs, where the organ is like a factory where every type of cell has its own job.
Cells are the basic building blocks of living things. The human body is composed of trillions of cells, all with their own specialised function.
You likely remember the little diagrams of cells and their structures (organelles) from grade school. A cell is the basic building block of all living things. Your entire body is made up of over seventy-five trillion cells.
Just as there are parts to your car’s engine that you can’t see from the outside, there are interior parts to your cells that work together to keep everything running properly.
Cellular health is a concept that explains how your overall health is dependent on the cells in our body and how they are functioning. This includes ensuring cells get adequate nutrients, are protected from external stressors and are functioning to their fullest potential.