7 Reasons Why Umbilical Cord Tissue Provides the Best Source of Cells!
1. You want more Cells.
You don't get any more simply by moving them around from one place to another. We are born with a certain number of stem cells. An estimated ratio of stem cells to normal cells is 1:10,000 at day one then dwindles to 1:400,000 by age 60. At the ripe old age of 18, we have spent about 80% of our bank account of stem cells.
I am not sure that I would want to dip into this limited pool of resources. there is a much better, younger, faster, stronger, and more highly functional source of stem cells available at a lower risk and cost to you.
2. Umilical Cord Tissue stem cells are young, one day old. Yours are old.
We already know the older you get the less stem cells you have to help you repair yourself from injuris and illnesses- so you heal slower!
This is how it worls: initally our cells (stem cells and other cells) replicated (replaced) themselves every 24 hours. At age 65 this rate drops to every 60 hours. This means that an old cell can become 200 cells in 30 days. A one day old cell can become 1,000,000,000 cells in 30 days. Just imagine the graph for these numbers. If this wasn't reason enough, here are 2 more significant differences in the age of stem cells you choose:
A.) The "telomere" length on the end of each of our chromosomes is an indicator of cell viability and longevity. Telomeres are like the wicks in a candle. They get shorter throughout life and when they run out, you die. Young stem cells have long telomeres and will last longer than older and shorter telomeres in your stem cells.
B.) Old stem cells can only stimulate the release of approximately 100 different types of proteins and healing agents whereas the younger stem cells activate over 300 different types of healing properties.
3. Your chance of infection and other complications is greater when using your own.
If you can get them without casuing youself an trauma whatsoever, why would you not? Some people just experience pains in the "harvest" area for long periods of time. How long is an acceptable amount of time when it is 100% unnecessary? Others experience life threatening infections, especially in our era of antibiotic resistance.
4. When you use your own, you inevitably lose some in the process.
The best and more efficient methods of stem cell extraction do not have a 100% transfer efficiency. I wonder what it actually is. Old school bone marrow and adipose harvesting and processing equipment is expensive and somewhat inefficient.
These expensive machines usually come with lease-to-own equipment plans. The doctors who are stuck with these machines feel obligated to use them. This is not your least expensive or your most efficient option.
5. When you use your own stem cells, some return to the site they were harvested from to heal the newest injury site in the body.
How many? We don't know. The Mayo Clinic did a study showing both knees benefitted after only one of them was injected with stem cells. Another study showed radio actively tagged stem cells injected in the knee can end up in the brain. This shows us that stem cells don't stay where you put them.
This brings up guided imaging. Another expensive, soon becoming obsolete machine. The users of these machines tell you that after just a few times of use, they are a bit unnecesary. Not only does the clinician develop a feel for the procedure through practice, the added technologies only bring an inevitable technical glitch potential at any given time. This is another cumbersome and oftern unnecessarily added, costly procedure.
6. Your stem cells are not the best. Umbilical cord tissue offers the greatest number of harvestable mesenchymal stem cells.
Yields for umbilical cord tissue ranged from 10,000 cells/mL to 4,700,000 cells/cm of umbilical cord, more than 3 times the next highest yielded amount from other sources.
Arthroscopy. 2015 Sep; 31(9):1836-43. doi: 10.1016/j.artho.2015.03.014
7. Your stem cells are the most expensive. All of those extra procedures and stems add to the cost.
None of the methods of regenerative medicine are covered by insurance, yet. So it may sound expensive at first glance. But when you start to weigh the options; out of pocket medical expenses like huge deductibles, PT co-pays, lost work time, vacation time, chance of complication or failed surgical outcomes, etc. - its starts to sound a lot less expensive.
How much is your knee or shoulder worth to you? How about your lungs, heart or brain? You will end up paying less when you go with stem cells than you would otherwise even if the surgery was completely successful.