Store your young, viable stem cells today, so that you can access them for use in future rejuvenation therapies and to fight age-related disease tomorrow.
YOUR YOUNG STEM CELLS ARE UNIQUELY VALUABLE TO YOU.Your stem cells diminish in number and quality as you age. You can now save your cells for future use. This simple collection takes 15 minutes, and your cells will stay alive and healthy indefinitely.
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What are MSCs?
MSC stands for mesenchymal stem cell. MSCs are special cells that possess the ability to stimulate some tissues to grow and repair themselves. MSCs can be isolated from several different tissues such as bone marrow, fat, and muscle. The best studied of these are bone marrow MSCs, which aid recovery from a myriad ailments.
MSCs appear to have the greatest effectiveness at promoting regeneration. In biology, regeneration means the ability to regrow damaged tissue. Tissue may become damaged because of an injury or disease, and most tissues repair them-selves to a limited degree. MSCs have been shown to promote the body’s natural healing ability in a safe and efficient way. While there are many diseases for which MSCs may be useful, a few of the major diseases currently under study are highlighted below.
ARTHRITIS: Osteoarthritis, the degeneration of cartilage around the bone, is the most common form of arthritis. It affects up to half of all adults over the age of 60, causing chronic pain, swelling and decreased mobility in the knees, hands, hips and other joints. Bone and cartilage are made up of the same basic building material as MSCs, a lineage of tissue known as the “mesoderm.” As such, MSCs are quite efficient at replacing damaged bone and connective tissue that surrounds it. Currently, osteoarthritis is the most common disease to be treated with MSCs, and it has been shown to be safe and effective wherever it has been tried. MSCs can be injected directly into the affected joint, thereby increasing the likelihood of success. Once in place, they can actually work to replace damaged tissue and relieve joint pain.
HEART ATTACK: When one suffers from a myocardial infarction, commonly known as a heart attack, heart tissue is temporarily deprived of oxygen and other nutrients due to a blockage in an artery. When starved of oxygen, tissue dies rapidly. After the cells die, a scar is formed and the heart cannot pump blood efficiently. MSCs have been shown to promote recovery after a heart attack by simultaneously helping to soften the scarred heart, as well as stimulating growth of new cardiac myocytes, the cells that make up the muscle that is your heart. Improvements in objective measures of heart function, such as ejection fraction (the efficiency of blood pumping) and resting heart rate, have been shown to occur after MSC treatment.
ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE: Alzheimer’s disease results from the degradation of neural connections (called synapses) and, ultimately, death of neuronal cells. Although the origin of the disease is uncertain, it has been shown that MSCs can slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease by blocking the immune cells that devour synapses, preserving memory and cognitive function for longer.
Cell banking offers a way to literally freeze our stem cells in time. We store your cells at a temperature so cold that biochemical reactions cannot take place. The day your cells are thawed, they are effectively the same age as the day they were frozen, as if transported through time.
What happens to MSCs with age?
Like many of our body’s cells and tissues, as we age our stem cells show signs of wear and tear. What that means on a practical level is that your MSCs are not as good at mending your body as they were last year, or the year before that. This process starts slowly in early adulthood and continues through middle age, but accelerates as we get older. It has been shown that MSCs from older people divide more slowly, and that they cannot as easily replace damaged tissue.
These are just some of the many diseases of aging that MSCs may potentially be used to treat. Others include stroke, neurodegenerative diseases autoimmune diseases, liver disorders, spinal cord injury, kidney failure, skin diseases, respiratory disorders, anaplastic anemia, and Parkinson’s disease. Clinical data about MSC therapy from new and ongoing trials is increasing all the time.
By maintaining a population of your own cells locked in time, you will never have to search for a suitable stem cell donor, because you have the perfect one waiting for you already: yourself.
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to take advantage of this unique opportunity.