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Stem Cell Therapy

With any stem cell therapy, the quality and viability of the cells are most important, otherwise the repair and regeneration of cells and tissues will be only partially helpful, or the time of improvement be short lived.

There are several considerations to take into account when searching for this therapy.

What type of stem cells are being offered and from which tissues have they been derived?

What lab tests have been performed on the donor?

Which part of the umbilical cord is used for the separation of stem cells?

What is the preservative fluid used for storage?

How rapidly is the placenta and umbilical cord processed from the time of the C-section?

At what temperature are the stem cells stored?

What temperature is maintained when the cells are shipped to the physician?

Did they remain frozen up until the time of injection?

Is the company providing the stem cells compliant with good standards of practice and overseen by the FDA?

Can the company, and the physician, provide documentation regarding the activity and viability of the stem cells?

Can the company provide independently testing data, in other words, do these cells have the capability to morph into other cell types for repair and rejuvenation, for a cell count does not necessarily tell you whether the cells are alive and viable.

Are the stem cells first generation, or have they been harvested, meaning they have been incubated and fed to undergo division (mitosis), turning one cell into hundreds.  The outcome of harvesting results in weakened stem cells and less able to become new tissue cells.

Are the cells for an injection from a single donor or are they a mixture from several donors.  Usually a single donor stem cell collection results in around 9 million stem cells, so if your physician says they’re injecting 20 million stem cells, you know this is made from several donors.

And the last questions is, is there any preparation before the injection which can help make this therapy more effective and longer lasting?

I’d like to answer this question first before we continue.

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Increasing Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy

Because we don’t know why you are searching or investigating stem cell therapy, we must keep this discussion fairly general.

No matter what your condition is, whether it’s neurological, cardiovascular, an endocrine issue (pancreas, thyroid, etc.), liver or kidney disease, wound healing, an injury, or simply a joint issue (tendon & cartilage), there are three major concerns or underlying causes which should be addressed before stem cell therapy, in order to increase the therapy’s immediate and long-term benefits.

Stem cell therapy is not cheap, so any way to maximize the benefits would simply make common sense.

One underlying cause of health issues which should be corrected before stem cell therapy revolves around cellular function, which is dependent upon cells receiving specific nutrients including glucose as well as oxygen. 

If our cells do not receive the nutrients they require to function optimally, then dysfunction and degeneration will result.

If this is not corrected, the same result will eventually happen to the injected stem cells.

Therefore, you must focus on consuming nutrient dense foods free of chemicals, additives, preservatives and antibiotics.

Next, in order to benefit from this change in nutritional habits, you must consider how well you are digesting and breaking down these foods.

If there is a lack of digestive enzymes produced by the stomach and pancreas, and inadequate bile secreted by the fall bladder, you will not absorb all the nutrients from your food.

Even if the food is broken down completely, these nutrients must be ushered through the lining of the small intestines and into the body.

There exist several causes for poor assimilation including gut inflammation and fungus (candida) which adhere to the wall of the small intestines and prevent the passing of nutrients through this lining.

Oxygen and Cellular Function

Oxygen was mentioned previously, as an essential, required ‘nutrient’ for cellular function.

The primary cause of decreased oxygen delivery to cells is poor circulation of blood around cells and tissues.

In some conditions, red cells can lose their ability to carry the maximum amount of oxygen.

There can even be clumping of red cells which prevents them from circulating through the smallest blood vessels, capillaries.

There are many reasons for the above, too many to delve into at this point, but the most significant is thick blood and sticky red blood cells.

Thick blood can be due to too many red blood cells (polycythemia vera), dehydration (kidney), a low-grade infection, and inflammation.

The diameter of a capillary is very small, and red cells must pass through the capillary single file, to drop off oxygen and to pick up carbon dioxide, a waste product of cellular metabolism.

When red cells are stuck or clumped together, they cannot pass through the capillaries and will bypass the capillary bed, to circulate around tissues through larger blood vessels.

The circumvented tissue will be starved for oxygen, with a build up of carbon dioxide and lactic acid, resulting in pain and degeneration.

Again, this is just one of several reasons for poor oxygen delivery, but in this case, the use of proteolytic enzymes can be very helpful for separating red blood cells.

Increasing Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy

Another concern or cause which should be addressed before stem cell therapy regards low-grade system infections. 

These are silent and most of the time, both the person and their physician are unaware of this issue.

The term infection refers to bacteria, viruses and mold, and often it is a mix of these three.

Bacteria enters the blood from surgical operations, chronic tonsil infections, a deep wound, a bite, a dental procedure (extraction, implant and root canal), and others.

Bacteria release their waste, referred to as biotoxins, which can lead to a wide variety of symptoms such as pain, inflammation and chronic fatigue.

Viruses are many and can enter the body and blood from various routes of exposure.

Mold is from the environment and enters the body primary through the lungs and then into the blood. 

If there is mold, we can’t know if this is from a present or past exposure, so there must be some investigation of home and workplace.

It is is present, it must be rectified or remediated before treating the blood for mold.

There are a few lab tests to discover these pathogens but one of the easiest and most objective ways to determine if there’s an infection, is by looking at a finger prick of blood under a microscope.

These pathogens should be eliminated before stem cell therapy and we provide effective IV therapies and supplements for this purpose.

Chemicals & Heavy Metals

The third cause which should be addressed before stem cell therapy is the body’s accumulation of environmental toxins. 

These primarily include chemicals, drugs and heavy metals.

We are all exposed to these toxins throughout our lives.

We know that various chemicals, toxins and poisons can lead to a variety of chronic diseases, and even cancers.

If we think of the body as a bowl, when we were born, this bowl was empty, but over time and exposure, this bowl becomes full and toxins spill over the lip, this representing physical and mental symptoms.

Naturally we must reduce our exposure in order to stop filling the bowl and we must empty the bowl to reduce symptoms and to recover our health and vitality.

There are many ways to empty the bowl; improve pathways of detoxification, saunas, intermittent fasting, supplements to improve cellular detoxification and specific cleansing programs which include juice and water fasting.

We feel that all the above should be instituted before stem cell therapy but, of course, this decision is up to you.

Stem Cell Types

Next, let’s provide some guidance so you will be informed and educated about this therapy.

Mesenchymal stem cells, meaning cells which can differentiate into a variety of cells, referred to as pluripotent, are best derived from umbilical cord tissues, which include the amnionic membrane, the lining of the cord, Wharton’s Jelly (a gelatinous substance rich in the mucopolysaccharides hyaluronic acid & chondroiton sulfate), and the perivascular (area around blood vessels) region.

Stem cells from the Wharton’s Jelly have both embryonic and mature stem cells, and possess the capability to regenerate nerve, muscle, and cardiac cells, and all tissue related to the endoderm.

Endoderm, one of the the 3 primary germ layers in our very early embryonic development, goes on to form the entire digestive tract, lung tissues, thyroid and thymus gland tissues, the auditory tube and the urinary bladder and urethra.

Umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells have the innate ability to target a variety of disorders such as ischemic heart disease, cancer, liver and kidney disease, wound healing, bone repair, pancreas repair, cartilage and tendon repairs, neurological disorders and issues arising from physical injuries.

Mesenchymal stem cells derived from umbilical cord tissue is considered superior to stem cells derived from bone and fat.

Collection & Preservation

The primary disadvantage of using umbilical cord as the tissue source for stem cells is that when the placenta is removed and the umbilical cord severed, it must be processed immediately.

Therefore, cryopreservation, the immediate freezing and preservation of tissues, must be used to protect the useful components.

In the past, umbilical cord tissue storage used liquid nitrogen, but today the cryoprotectant is primarily DMSO, a unique liquid that is quick to solidify (freeze) and also prevents cell damage during freezing.

There are several techniques around the extraction of stem cells from the various placental and umbilical cord tissues, but Arborvitae Biologics prefers the non-enzymatic approach since this can lead to higher percentage of damaged cells.

Viability of Stem Cells

The pluripotency (able to become another cell type) of a mesenchymal stem cell is determinable.

Through flow cytometry analysis testing, the viability, activity, quantity and quality of mesenchymal stem cells can be determined, which confirms the effectiveness and potential benefits of this therapy.

If this testing was unavailable, then we could not, in all honesty, tell our clients that we are certain of the quality and consistency of the stem cells we provide.

Every physician offering stem cell therapy should receive the pertinent data on the cells they are using.  This information should also be available if requested by any client.

A physician or company may say that every 2cc of their product contains 10 million stem cells.

This means very little because the cells may not be viable, meaning pluripotent, with the innate capacity to differentiate into a wide variety of tissue cells.

You should ask about what tissues were used for the gathering of the stem cells, and if components of Wharton’s Jelly are included because this is the most important part of the umbilical cord tissue.

Arborvitae Biologics

We propose that stem cells provided by Arborvitae Biologics are the highest quality product on the market.

They provide an analysis on each batch of their stem cells, showing a high population of stem cells, which are metabolically active and can reproduce.

This analysis also indicates various cell markers including CD-45,73,90,105, all of which indicate pluripotency.

They have a high-efficiency of umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cell recovery, minimal ethical concerns associated with its acquirement and use, low immunogenicity, and that placenta and umbilical cords are acquired from healthy young donors.

They are in observance of national and international regulations regarding standards and procedures, and work in association with FDA oversight.

Stem cells are not under FDA regulation since stem cells are considered a biological product and is therefore not patentable, yet the FDA is aware of the lengths to which Arborvitae is strict with quality control and their use of objective third party viability testing.

Power Point Presentation on Stem Cells

Click the image to the left to view a PP video on YouTube, which explains in greater detail, the use of stem cells.

Please note, each section of the film lasts about five seconds.

If you wish to ready each slide, pause the video.

Stem Cell Therapy

With any stem cell therapy, the quality and viability of the cells are most important, otherwise the repair and regeneration of cells and tissues will be only partially helpful, or the time of improvement be short lived.

There are several considerations to take into account when searching for this therapy.

What type of stem cells are being offered and from which tissues have they been derived?

What lab tests have been performed on the donor?

Which part of the umbilical cord is used for the separation of stem cells?

What is the preservative fluid used for storage?

How rapidly is the placenta and umbilical cord processed from the time of the C-section?

At what temperature are the stem cells stored?

What temperature is maintained when the cells are shipped to the physician?

Did they remain frozen up until the time of injection?

Is the company providing the stem cells compliant with good standards of practice and overseen by the FDA?

Can the company, and the physician, provide documentation regarding the activity and viability of the stem cells?

Can the company provide independently testing data, in other words, do these cells have the capability to morph into other cell types for repair and rejuvenation, for a cell count does not necessarily tell you whether the cells are alive and viable.

Are the stem cells first generation, or have they been harvested, meaning they have been incubated and fed to undergo division (mitosis), turning one cell into hundreds.  The outcome of harvesting results in weakened stem cells and less able to become new tissue cells.

Are the cells for an injection from a single donor or are they a mixture from several donors.  Usually a single donor stem cell collection results in around 9 million stem cells, so if your physician says they’re injecting 20 million stem cells, you know this is made from several donors.

And the last questions is, is there any preparation before the injection which can help make this therapy more effective and longer lasting?

I’d like to answer this question first before we continue.

Increasing Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy

Because we don’t know why you are searching or investigating stem cell therapy, we must keep this discussion fairly general.

No matter what your condition is, whether it’s neurological, cardiovascular, an endocrine issue (pancreas, thyroid, etc.), liver or kidney disease, wound healing, an injury, or simply a joint issue (tendon & cartilage), there are three major concerns or underlying causes which should be addressed before stem cell therapy, in order to increase the therapy’s immediate and long-term benefits.

Stem cell therapy is not cheap, so any way to maximize the benefits would simply make common sense.

One underlying cause of health issues which should be corrected before stem cell therapy revolves around cellular function, which is dependent upon cells receiving specific nutrients including glucose as well as oxygen. 

If our cells do not receive the nutrients they require to function optimally, then dysfunction and degeneration will result.

If this is not corrected, the same result will eventually happen to the injected stem cells.

Therefore, you must focus on consuming nutrient dense foods free of chemicals, additives, preservatives and antibiotics.

Next, in order to benefit from this change in nutritional habits, you must consider how well you are digesting and breaking down these foods.

If there is a lack of digestive enzymes produced by the stomach and pancreas, and inadequate bile secreted by the fall bladder, you will not absorb all the nutrients from your food.

Even if the food is broken down completely, these nutrients must be ushered through the lining of the small intestines and into the body.

There exist several causes for poor assimilation including gut inflammation and fungus (candida) which adhere to the wall of the small intestines and prevent the passing of nutrients through this lining.

Oxygen and Cellular Function

Oxygen was mentioned previously, as an essential, required ‘nutrient’ for cellular function.

The primary cause of decreased oxygen delivery to cells is poor circulation of blood around cells and tissues.

In some conditions, red cells can lose their ability to carry the maximum amount of oxygen.

There can even be clumping of red cells which prevents them from circulating through the smallest blood vessels, capillaries.

There are many reasons for the above, too many to delve into at this point, but the most significant is thick blood and sticky red blood cells.

Thick blood can be due to too many red blood cells (polycythemia vera), dehydration (kidney), a low-grade infection, and inflammation.

The diameter of a capillary is very small, and red cells must pass through the capillary single file, to drop off oxygen and to pick up carbon dioxide, a waste product of cellular metabolism.

When red cells are stuck or clumped together, they cannot pass through the capillaries and will bypass the capillary bed, to circulate around tissues through larger blood vessels.

The circumvented tissue will be starved for oxygen, with a build up of carbon dioxide and lactic acid, resulting in pain and degeneration.

Again, this is just one of several reasons for poor oxygen delivery, but in this case, the use of proteolytic enzymes can be very helpful for separating red blood cells.

Increasing Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy

Another concern or cause which should be addressed before stem cell therapy regards low-grade system infections. 

These are silent and most of the time, both the person and their physician are unaware of this issue.

The term infection refers to bacteria, viruses and mold, and often it is a mix of these three.

Bacteria enters the blood from surgical operations, chronic tonsil infections, a deep wound, a bite, a dental procedure (extraction, implant and root canal), and others.

Bacteria release their waste, referred to as biotoxins, which can lead to a wide variety of symptoms such as pain, inflammation and chronic fatigue.

Viruses are many and can enter the body and blood from various routes of exposure.

Mold is from the environment and enters the body primary through the lungs and then into the blood. 

If there is mold, we can’t know if this is from a present or past exposure, so there must be some investigation of home and workplace.

It is is present, it must be rectified or remediated before treating the blood for mold.

There are a few lab tests to discover these pathogens but one of the easiest and most objective ways to determine if there’s an infection, is by looking at a finger prick of blood under a microscope.

These pathogens should be eliminated before stem cell therapy and we provide effective IV therapies and supplements for this purpose.

Chemicals & Heavy Metals

The third cause which should be addressed before stem cell therapy is the body’s accumulation of environmental toxins. 

These primarily include chemicals, drugs and heavy metals.

We are all exposed to these toxins throughout our lives.

We know that various chemicals, toxins and poisons can lead to a variety of chronic diseases, and even cancers.

If we think of the body as a bowl, when we were born, this bowl was empty, but over time and exposure, this bowl becomes full and toxins spill over the lip, this representing physical and mental symptoms.

Naturally we must reduce our exposure in order to stop filling the bowl and we must empty the bowl to reduce symptoms and to recover our health and vitality.

There are many ways to empty the bowl; improve pathways of detoxification, saunas, intermittent fasting, supplements to improve cellular detoxification and specific cleansing programs which include juice and water fasting.

We feel that all the above should be instituted before stem cell therapy but, of course, this decision is up to you.

Stem Cell Types

Next, let’s provide some guidance so you will be informed and educated about this therapy.

Mesenchymal stem cells, meaning cells which can differentiate into a variety of cells, referred to as pluripotent, are best derived from umbilical cord tissues, which include the amnionic membrane, the lining of the cord, Wharton’s Jelly (a gelatinous substance rich in the mucopolysaccharides hyaluronic acid & chondroiton sulfate), and the perivascular (area around blood vessels) region.

Stem cells from the Wharton’s Jelly have both embryonic and mature stem cells, and possess the capability to regenerate nerve, muscle, and cardiac cells, and all tissue related to the endoderm.

Endoderm, one of the the 3 primary germ layers in our very early embryonic development, goes on to form the entire digestive tract, lung tissues, thyroid and thymus gland tissues, the auditory tube and the urinary bladder and urethra.

Umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells have the innate ability to target a variety of disorders such as ischemic heart disease, cancer, liver and kidney disease, wound healing, bone repair, pancreas repair, cartilage and tendon repairs, neurological disorders and issues arising from physical injuries.

Mesenchymal stem cells derived from umbilical cord tissue is considered superior to stem cells derived from bone and fat.

Collection & Preservation

The primary disadvantage of using umbilical cord as the tissue source for stem cells is that when the placenta is removed and the umbilical cord severed, it must be processed immediately.

Therefore, cryopreservation, the immediate freezing and preservation of tissues, must be used to protect the useful components.

In the past, umbilical cord tissue storage used liquid nitrogen, but today the cryoprotectant is primarily DMSO, a unique liquid that is quick to solidify (freeze) and also prevents cell damage during freezing.

There are several techniques around the extraction of stem cells from the various placental and umbilical cord tissues, but Arborvitae Biologics prefers the non-enzymatic approach since this can lead to higher percentage of damaged cells.

Viability of Stem Cells

The pluripotency (able to become another cell type) of a mesenchymal stem cell is determinable.

Through flow cytometry analysis testing, the viability, activity, quantity and quality of mesenchymal stem cells can be determined, which confirms the effectiveness and potential benefits of this therapy.

If this testing was unavailable, then we could not, in all honesty, tell our clients that we are certain of the quality and consistency of the stem cells we provide.

Every physician offering stem cell therapy should receive the pertinent data on the cells they are using.  This information should also be available if requested by any client.

A physician or company may say that every 2cc of their product contains 10 million stem cells.

This means very little because the cells may not be viable, meaning pluripotent, with the innate capacity to differentiate into a wide variety of tissue cells.

You should ask about what tissues were used for the gathering of the stem cells, and if components of Wharton’s Jelly are included because this is the most important part of the umbilical cord tissue.

Arborvitae Biologics

We propose that stem cells provided by Arborvitae Biologics are the highest quality product on the market.

They provide an analysis on each batch of their stem cells, showing a high population of stem cells, which are metabolically active and can reproduce.

This analysis also indicates various cell markers including CD-45,73,90,105, all of which indicate pluripotency.

They have a high-efficiency of umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cell recovery, minimal ethical concerns associated with its acquirement and use, low immunogenicity, and that placenta and umbilical cords are acquired from healthy young donors.

They are in observance of national and international regulations regarding standards and procedures, and work in association with FDA oversight.

Stem cells are not under FDA regulation since stem cells are considered a biological product and is therefore not patentable, yet the FDA is aware of the lengths to which Arborvitae is strict with quality control and their use of objective third party viability testing.

Power Point Presentation on Stem Cells

Click the image to the left to view a PP video on YouTube, which explains in greater detail, the use of stem cells.

Please note, each section of the film lasts about five seconds.

If you wish to ready each slide, pause the video.

Call Us Today To Schedule or If You Have Questions

801.875.9292

 

We Believe in Empowering Our Clients Through Education & By Providing Therapies Which Assist Their Own Innate Capacity To Heal

 

 

Contact Information

Clear Health Centers
3350 Highland Drive SLC, Utah 84106
801.875.9292
801.653.9902 (fax)
AdvancingCare@gmail.com

 

 

Hours of Operation

Monday to Thursday: 9am to 4:30pm
Friday 9am-1pm
Closed Weekends and Holidays

 

 

Call Us Today to Schedule or Have a Question?

801.875.9292

 

 

We Believe in Empowering Our Clients Through Education
By Providing Therapies Which Assist Their
Own Innate Capacity To Heal

 

Contact Information

Clear Health Centers
3350 Highland Drive SLC, Utah 84106
801.875.9292
801.653.9902 (fax)
AdvancingCare@gmail.com

Hours of Operation

Monday to Thursday: 9am to 4:30pm
Friday 9am-1pm
Closed Weekends and Holidays