Stem cells have long been a promising but controversial treatment option. However, the discovery and use of adult stem cells removed all controversy as stem cells are now taken from healthy adults. Some of the stem cells used by a cell therapy specialist come from the person being treated.
Adult stem cells are multipotent stem cells found in adult humans used to replace dead cells and other cells that don’t work as intended. These are undifferentiated cells found in differentiated tissues. These cells can renew themselves and perform the tasks of other cells, including neural cells, blood cells, gastrointestinal cells, mesenchymal cells, and epidermal cells.
At our stem cell Los Angeles center, we harvest cells from blood, bone marrow, and subcutaneous fat. We store the cells ready for future usage to treat health conditions or as part of an anti-aging treatment. But how does stem cell therapy work? Let’s dive deeper.
What are Stem Cells?
Stem cells are one of the ways the body repairs itself. You may have heard of collecting stem cells from umbilical cords, but what you might not know is that adults have stem cells too. A stem cell therapy specialist can harvest cells from adults to be used in the future. Even if you’ve never had blood or stem cells collected, you can take advantage of stem cells by having it done now. Adult stem cells are unique and have specific properties that stem cells from umbilical cords don’t.
Adult stem cells are unspecialized, meaning they can become other types of cells. Unspecialized stem cells replicate other cells, such as a blood cell or brain cell. Stem cells divide, and each new cell can become a stem cell or another specialized cell, allowing stem cells to continue dividing and replace and repair dead and damaged cells. Stem cells typically remain at rest. They are activated by messages from cell DNA to create a swift and effective response to tissue injury. This regenerative power helps your body to stay young and healthy.
What is Stem Cell Therapy?
The idea of stem cells in medicine goes back a long way. Researchers have spent years looking into the effectiveness of using stem cells to treat acute and chronic diseases as well as injuries. While some research is still ongoing, Santa Monica doctors have been using stem cells for years to treat a wide variety of health conditions.
Stem cell treatments extend further than treating disease. Professional athletes use stem cells for pain and to recover from workouts and injuries faster.
At our anti-aging and wellness center, we collect stem cells now so they can be used to treat problems in the future. Stem cells are particularly beneficial for anyone with a family history of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. There are currently around 2,000 clinical trials investigating adult stem cells in the United States.
What Can Stem Cell Therapy Do?
Why get stem cell injections? Well, there are many benefits of stem cell therapy. Researchers continue to study stem cells and learn more about how they can help treat diabetes, heart disease, injured tissue, organ regeneration, and autoimmune diseases.
Evidence suggests stem cells can treat a variety of conditions, including:
- Heart disease
- Vascular disease
- Autoimmune diseases
- Crohn’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Nerve regeneration
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Orthopedic repair
- Burn and wound healing
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD)
Why Should You Store Stem Cells?
As impressive as stem cells are, they aren’t omnipotent. They have one fatal flaw; the DNA within them gets damaged over time. Damaged stem cells can’t repair body tissue effectively, and this is one of the leading causes of aging. Excessive stem cell damage leads to rapid organ aging, which leads to reduced quality of life.
Continued cell damage also leads to cellular senescence, which is when cells stop dividing. Senescence is a significant contributor to aging and the damaging effects it has.
Not only do stem cells lose their quality over time, but the overall number of them also diminishes. The combined loss of the number and function of stem cells makes it difficult for the remaining cells to effectively maintain and restore your health. Simply put, the healthiest your stem cells will ever be is right now.
The earlier you collect and store stem cells, the minor DNA damage they will have. These cells have a greater chance of replicating and functioning to the full degree in the future. In summary, younger stem cells have minor DNA damage, the best gene expression, and the greatest concentration of healthy cells.
Given that stem cells replace and repair damaged cells in the body, storing them gives you access to the latest medical technology to fight aging and treat disease in the future. Visit our anti-aging & wellness center to get your stem cells collected before you need to use them. They might not be healthy enough to get the job done if you leave things too long.
Why Choose Us?
Now that you know why you should have your stem cells harvested, you may be wondering where to get stem cell therapy. We understand that stem cells are more than just the future — they are your future specifically. We use state-of-the-art collection and storage facilities and continue to study stem cell health to keep your cells at their best.
Another thing that sets us apart is that we collect three types of stem cells. We use an apheresis method to collect stem cells, allowing us to collect endothelial progenitor cells, mesenchymal stem cells, and hematopoietic stem cells. Most facilities collect stem cells from fat and, while that is perfectly acceptable, it limits the variety of stem cells collected.
You can trust our team with your stem cells — and your health. We are committed to developing high-quality products to help people live longer and healthier lives. Furthermore, we are dedicated to cellular health and offer various services, from stem cells for pain to stem cell collection and storage. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our stem cell therapy specialist and learn more or arrange for stem cell collection and storage.