Don’t Believe Everything You Hear about Stem Cells
Are you being treated by Board Certified Medical Physician?
Are you getting a one size fits all static stem cell procedure or dynamic approach with a real-time adaptation of cells?
Is there a processing lab on-site, and do they check their cell viability count and cell populations?
Amniotic fluid and placental/umbilical tissue are readily available and a promising potential source of stem cells and biological factors that have regenerative potential. However, when it comes to current preparations of amniotic fluid and placental/umbilical tissue touted by stem cell clinics, THERE ARE ONLY TWO OPTIONS! It’s an illegal preparation and puts your health at risk, or it does not contain viable stem cells.
DOESN’T SOUND VERY PROMISING?
AT iOBX®, WE FOLLOW ALL FDA REGULATIONS.
iOBX® is 100% focused and dedicated to using your own body’s stem cells for pain relief, restoration and healing of Orthopedic and Sports Medicine conditions. No two procedures are the same. We recognize that each patient is different. We value the ability to customize our stem cell processing procedures to meet the unique needs of each patient AND the area that we are treating.
HERE’S THE SCIENCE.
A variety of studies have shown that amniotic fluid and placental/umbilical tissue contains cells with the hallmark features of stem cells, including the potential to differentiate into other cell types. That amniotic fluid also contains soluble factors that may be important for revving up the body’s regenerative response. These observations have generated much interest in the use of amniotic fluid in regenerative medicine, and exceptional work is being done to explore its true potential.
Patients and clinical professionals need to understand that current regulations do not allow umbilical tissue and amniotic fluid containing living cells used in another person. Umbilical tissue and amniotic fluid undergo extensive filtration, freezing, and even gamma irradiation steps that permanently destroys all of the cells that may have been present. So what’s the result? The amniotic fluid contains some biological proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and other molecules but lacks stem cells. Manufacturers of amniotic fluid have touted the impact of exosomes; however, these structures are poorly characterized on their effect for orthopedic conditions and highlight the potential risk of the transfer of genetic information from donor-derived tissues.
Even with these preparations, there are still concerns about the contamination of donor-derived biologics during handling. There was recently a massive recall of these products due to E. Coli bacteria contamination.
Do not fall for clinics that claim to use placenta, amniotic, umbilical stem cells. This is consumer fraud, as there are no stem cells in these products. Even if there were stem cells, it would be illegal per the FDA because they would consider this product a drug needing FDA approval. Using your own body’s stem cells is not considered a drug by the FDA and therefore is FDA compliant and not illegal.
MAKE SURE YOU CONSIDER THE PROFOUND
DIFFERENCES OF THESE SITUATIONS!
You should also strongly consider NOT going to a clinic or center that claims to use amniotic, embryonic, or umbilical “stem cells”. Not all, but many of these places are chiropractic offices that hire Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners to do their injections. At iOBX® you will be treated by Board Certified Medical Physicians who have over a decade of medical training and experience, much of which is in Stem Cell Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.
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