What are Stem Cells?
What are Stem Cells and what are they not? Stem Cell Treatments are getting more and more popular every day but there is also some misinformation out there about Stem Cells. As The LifeCo we want to make sure our guests understand what sort of procedure they will be going through.
Adult human beings are developed from the first `stem cell` starting in the embryonic stage as a un-programmed cell, to proliferate and differentiate into more than 200 different cell types. These cells then specialize to create; bone, muscle, skin, the heart, the brain, and everything else.
The natural tasks of stem cells are building, regenerating, and repairing. These abilities of stem cells, however, diminish – starting from the fertilized egg cell – already during the fetal development and become continuously less in the course of life.
What Makes Stem Cells so Special?
Stem cells have three special characteristics:
- Stem cells are able to specialize. They can make daughter cells develop into specialized cells after cell division. Thus, they contribute to new blood cells, muscle cells, nerve cells, or bone cells being formed constantly. This makes stem cells real all-rounders. Injured or sick cells are replaced this way. Stem cells, therefore, assume important regeneration and repair mechanisms in the body.
- Stem cells are able to renew themselves by replication. They can divide and produce a copy with the same properties.
- Stem cells are universal cells. They did not yet develop into cell types with specific functions.
Amniotic Stem Cells
Amniotic Tissue Stem Cells are the most beneficial type of Stem Cell because of their more natural properties. Unlike synthetic Stem Cells, these are speculated to work in sync with the body’s natural healing processes and “shut off” when they’re supposed to.
How are the Amniotic Stem Cells prepared?
The amniotic fluid (just 20 ccs) is harvest between the 3rd & 4th month - when the fluid is rich with fetal stem cells (pluripotent, multipotent, mesenchymal, & hematopoietic stem cells).
Half of the sample is screened for contaminants to ensure safety, while the other half is purified and prepared for injection. The stem cells are not isolated. Instead, the stem cells remain in the amniotic soup - the intelligent internal ocean packed with growth factors and synergists.
How are the stem cells administrated?
As our stem cells are prepared fresh, after ordering, it takes 4 days for them to be ready. In this case, the treatment will be applied on the 4th or 5th day of your program. The stem cells are administrated intravenously (i.v) and it takes around 1 hour to be completed.
How long will it take to see results?
Each treatment and person is unique, and there is no guarantee of what results will be seen or how quickly they may be observed. Some people may have immediate changes during the course of their treatment, others experience improvement within 6 months.