Demystifying Umbilical Cord Stem Cells

There is a lot of buzz around regenerative stem cell therapy and whether it is an effective treatment or safe to use. I want to answer the most commonly asked questions surrounding this breakthrough therapy below.

  1. Is it FDA approved?

Because the umbilical cord stem cells are not considered a drug, the FDA uses the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) and the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) to regulate the testing of the cells, which are processed in FDA regulated labs.

  1. Is it safe?

Absolutely it’s safe! These cells are immune privileged, which means that there’s no host rejection of these cells. Again, they are screened by both AABB and AATB regulated labs to test for safety.

  1. How long does the procedure take?

Typically it’s gonna take between five to ten minutes. Umbilical cord stem cells have no extraction process so there’s no painful process of getting it out of your own bone or out of your own fat. So the process is very quick thawing and injecting the cells.

  1. Are there any side effects?

Well, only 2% of the time people are going to experience maybe some nausea, some flu-like symptoms, but nothing that doesn’t pass in just a few hours.

  1. 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. I would say on average, people see results in about four to six weeks depending on the degree of degeneration.

  1. How much does it cost?

Cost varies greatly among each individual, because it depends on how much degeneration there is and what needs to be handled inside the body. We know today that insurance does not cover this because insurance considers this as a natural therapy and we all know that insurance doesn’t cover natural therapies. However, regenerative medicine is changing the future of health today and we find that regenerative medicine, in most treatments, is less than most deductibles and many of the deductibles that we see in our office are between five to ten thousand dollars or greater.

So if you’d like to learn more to find out whether you’re a candidate for regenerative stem cell therapy, click the link below to attend our next stem cell education seminar.

Before you operate, REGENERATE!

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