With the increasing amount of elderly people in the US growing at a hefty rate, there will be a significant impact on the uptick in age-related diseases and healthcare costs. One area that is seeing tremendous potential involves stem cell therapy for anti aging. The main issues to overcome include potential rejection by one’s body and/or tumor formation.
Using mesenchymal stem cells from umbilical and amniotic tissue avoid these issues, as they have been shown not to cause any tumors. In addition, the biologics are processed at an FDA Approved facility which removes any DNA factors that may cause rejection.
As one ages, there are a variety of body dysfunctions, that have in common the decrease in tissue regenerative responses. Tissue specific stem cells are critical in the regeneration and repair of various tissues.
When amniotic and umbilical tissues are used in anti-aging treatments, they are easy to collect, safe to use and devoid of immunogenic and tumorigenic properties. Using one’s own stem cells for anti-aging is not a good idea. Why? Because it may be due to the generalized malfunction of one’s own stem cells that leads to the disease.
Amniotic and umbilical cells have shown benefit in several tissues implicated in diseases of the cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, liver, brain and nervous system. This has been shown in many animal studies. For instance, a long term study using human amniotic stem cells in mice with genetically induced Alzheimer’s. The treatment helped reduce the brain plaques and also reduced the level of inflammatory cytokines and growth factors. Overall, the treatment showed long lasting improvement!
One of the main factors associated with the aging process includes persistent, low grade inflammation. This leads to tissue degeneration and increased potential for a series of diseases. The inflammation then leads to the abnormal activation of the immune system and production of cytokines that are often seen in elderly patinets with cardiovascular diseases, RA, diabetes, cancer, MS and cognitive decline.
Amniotic and umbilical stem cells are a valuable tool in fighting this persistent inflammation and reducing fibrosis, brain swelling, and improving neurological deficits. There is also preliminary (and controversial) evidence that these calls may be an anticancer therapy by inhibiting tumor growth.
Exogenous stem cells from amniotic and umbilical tissue can graft and replace dysfunctional tissues or improve the tissue milieu, possibly through anti-inflammatory and anti-fibrotic mechanisms.
For anti-aging, stem cell treatment is amping up to be a fantastic option for those who desire to reduce the inflammatory damage of aging. Treatments are available with an IV infusion and are very safe. Call R3 Stem Cell today to set up your free consultation at (844) GET-STEM!
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Kim KS, et al. Neurobiol Aging. 2013.