There’s a major divide in the world of stem cells. While your body itself is full of stem cells and can serve as a robust source, the market is flooded with so-called donor stem cells. These are mostly collected from newborn babies. Unfortunately, most of the cells in those products can die as a result of processing and storage. Here are three reasons using a patient's own stem cells is most beneficial.
Fresh is Best for Stem Cell Therapy
Like anything else, fresh cells maintain their integrity and effectiveness. With time, both these qualities can suffer. Stem cells release certain beneficial chemicals that help speed up the process of repair and regeneration. Clearly, the longer the stem cells are outside the body, the more quickly the potency of these beneficial chemicals decreases. Thus, you limit the chances of a successful outcome.
Stem Cell Transplants Work Best When the Cells Are Alive
Studies show that the number of alive stem cells is critical to the success of any form of stem cell therapy. When your own stem cells are collected fresh and used in a same-day, same-sitting procedure, you are more likely to get a strong dose of alive cells. This can be the difference between the success and failure of your treatment.
No Fear of Rejection During Stem Cell Treatment
Your body is familiar to your own cells. This means there is no risk of rejection, allergic reaction, or foreign disease transmission. We do not yet know the long-term implications of using foreign cells. There have been a few isolated reports of cancer growth after using foreign stem cells. It is better to be safe than sorry. Especially in a post Covid-19 world, one has to be careful about incorporating anything foreign into the body.
The above discussion applies to treatment of orthopedic and sports injuries. Joint pain and arthritis can be safely managed using your own cells. Your own cells give you the best chance of healing in a fast and in a safe manner. Please explore this option before choosing your stem cell treatment. Please contact us with any questions, or to set up an appointment.