Here are the top questions regarding umbilical cord blood stem cells:
Are Umbilical Cord Stem Cells FDA cleared?
Since Umbilical Cord Stem Cells are not considered a drug, the FDA uses the American Tissue Banks and the American Blood Banks to regulate umbilical cord blood stem cells.
Are using Umbilical Cord Stem Cells Safe for me?
Absolutely it is safe. These umbilical cord stem cells are immune privileged; which means that there is not a known host rejection of these cells.
How long does the procedure take?
Typically it is going take between five to ten minutes. With these cells there is not an extraction process so there is no painful process of getting it out of the bone or out of the fat, so the process is typically only five to ten minutes.
Are there any side effects?
About 2% of the time, people may experience possible symptoms like nausea, some flu-like symptoms, but usually the side effects pass in a few hours.
How quickly are people getting results?
We get this question asked a lot. Some people will see results in as little as 24 to 48 hours. Some people will see changes in six to eight months. On average, people start to see results in about four to six weeks depending on the degree of degeneration.
How much does it cost?
That varies greatly among each individual. It depends on how much degeneration is really going on and what needs to be handled inside the body. What we do know is that health insurance does not cover this because insurance considers this as a natural therapy, which they don’t cover.
However, regenerative medicine is changing the future of health today and often we find that most regenerative medicine treatments are less than most deductibles today and many of the deductibles that we see in our office are between five to ten thousand dollars or greater these days.
Come to our next Stem Cell talk to learn more on how regenerative therapy could work for you!