Stem Cells differ from all other cells in the body and have 4 specific properties:
- They are capable of dividing and renewing themselves even after long periods of inactivity;
- They are unspecialized;
- They can transform into specialized cell types; and
- They can be induced to become tissue or organ-specific cells with special functions.
Stem cells are responsible for healthy cellular tissue growth. They are usually found in fat, bone marrow, brain, blood vessels, skeletal muscle, skin, heart, liver, and more.
The stem cells used at the clinic are derived from Wharton's Jelly, which is a gelatinous substance within the umbilical cord and are largely made up of mucopolysaccharides. The cord blood Stem Cells we use are immediately collected after birth from a newborn’s umbilical cord, which contains highly rich sources of powerful pluripotent Stem Cells.
Stem Cells express an enzyme called telomerase that acts to lengthen the telomeres. This allows the Stem Cells to divide many more times than most body cells, which is a process that can be enhanced by Vitamin D. The average body cell will divide between 50 to 70 times. When the cell divides, the telomeres on the end of the chromosome shorten. Thus, it is important to get Stem Cell Therapy to lengthen your telomeres, and body cell life, which will in turn help keep your body young and healthy.
The clinic offers Stem Cell IV, which must be approved by a Doctor before they are administered by our IV Specialist Nurse.