EDUCATION IS THE KEY TO UNDERSTANDING THE POWER IN THIS NATURAL TECHNOLOGY
Basically, a stem cell is different from other cells for two important reasons. First, it is an unspecialized cell that can renew itself. It is a cell waiting to become something. Second, it is a cell that can be changed into a variety of different types of cells. This serves as an internal repair system. However, as we age so do our stem cells. The consequence is a decreased ability to do the repair that we demand. Therefore, the cartilage in our joints lose their compressive resistance and start to fissure and fail. The exciting news is that we can now add stem cells back into the system which will stimulate the new growth.
As we age we produce less and fewer stem cells (through normal wear and tear, injury, or disease) making it extremely hard to find enough healthy stem cells in our aging bodies that can help us repair our bodies. Often toxins around us, medications, stress, etc. just compromise what few stem cells we have making them ineffective in healing our bodies. When stem cells are introduced into our bodies they stimulate the growth of our own stem cells to start to repair our body. The stem cells also produce growth factors and other messenger chemicals.
The human body contains hundreds of different types of cells that are important for our daily health. These cells are responsible for keeping our bodies running each day such as making our hearts beat, brains think, kidneys clean our blood, replace our skin cells as they shed off, and so on. The unique job of stem cells is to make all these other types of cells. Stem cells are the suppliers of new cells. When stem cells divide they can make more of themselves, or more of other types of cells. For example, stem cells in skin can make more skin stem cells or they can make differentiated cells of the skin that have specific jobs of their own such as making the melanin pigment.
Where do Stem Cells Come From?
Embryonic – Embryonic stem cells are obtained from the inner cell mass of the blastocyst, a mainly hollow ball of cells that, in the human, forms three to five days after an egg cell is fertilized by a sperm. Human embryonic stem cells are generated mainly from blastocysts that are the result of in vitro (the lab) fertilization for assisted reproduction but are not needed for implantation into the mother The FDA does not allow embryonic stem cells to be used in the United States.
Bone Marrow – This is has been the most well-known source of stem cells. Blood is aspirated from the pelvis bone marrow which is a rich source for stem cells. This is an invasive procedure that requires a minor surgical procedure. Once the blood is collected it is placed in a centrifuge to isolate the stem cells. These are then injected into the patient. The efficacy or quality, of the stem cells, is dependent on the age of the patient. Unfortunately, the efficacy of the stem cell decreases with the donor’s age.
Adipose – Unlike bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells, adipose stem cells can be obtained from the abundant adipose tissue by a minimally invasive procedure, which results in a high number of cells. This too is an invasive procedure but less painful than Bone Marrow aspirate. Again, the efficacy of the stem cells is they are dependent on the age of the patient.
Umbilical Cord – This has been shown to be the best source of stem cells. These cells are collected from the umbilical cord after healthy live births and are cryopreserved for later use. At this stage, there are no antigens so there is no rejection from donor to host. The cells are Day 0 in life and are the most potent that they can be.
Why We Choose Our Source
At the StemLIGHT Center, we use human cell and tissue products for homologues purposes from Predictive Biotech Lab. We believe that this is currently the best source of product available. This choice is based on an exhaustive examination of the available research that has been performed throughout the world.
These cells are called mesenchymal stem cells and are tissue from birth products. We use products derived from full-term natural births. The donated birth tissues are from parents who have been highly screened by the American Tissue Bank and Transplant policies. The tissues then are screened using the most sophisticated testing available to screen for any microorganisms. After using an FDA approved process, the stem cells are secured as well as Wharton’s Jelly products, and amniotic fluid products.
A sample of these products then are tested for sterility. The products are then kept at -200-degree F (The same process when storing ovarian eggs and sperm for in vitro fertilization) tanks until they are used. The stem cells do not have any receptors or markers on them which someone could be allergic to. These are natural first building blocks and repair cells.