Del Mar Integrative Medicine & Med Spa
Over the past several years, umbilical cord stem cell therapy has become extremely popular. There are several biological components that combine to make up regenerative therapy with these “products of conception” including:
First of all, it should be noted that these products DO NOT contain embryonic stem cells or involve aborted fetuses. That would be both unethical and illegal. All of R3 Stem Cell’s Centers of Excellence only use products that are obtained ethically and processed at FDA Certified labs.
In the same fashion that the umbilical cord, placenta and amniotic fluid protect the growing baby and help it thrive, these biological cells have shown to be instrumental in helping repair and regenerate damaged tissues in the body. It’s been very exciting to see the outstanding outcomes achieved with the usage of umbilical cord materials!
What do they contain?
Known as the “products of conception”, the regenerative materials from amniotic and umbilical tissue include the following:
Are there any ethical issues with these biologics?
No there are not. None of the biologic materials come from “aborted fetuses”. During the biologic acquisition, the babies are fine, and the material donated and used is normally discarded.
In addition, no embryonic stem cells are used in the US anymore legally. There is no fetal tissue, no cloning and all donors are consented and screened according to FDA regulations.
So what this means is there are NO ethical concerns with the materials being used from the products of conception.
Are all amniotic and umbilical cord products the same?
The short answer is no. While the actual biologic material from the donor is extremely similar, the processing can vary. All donors are heavily screened for diseases and are under the age of 35. The DNA factors are removed to prevent rejection, making the biologic material immunologically privileged.
The main differences occur when the material is processed at the FDA Certified lab. While the FDA is strict about how the materials are processed, there are some significant differences that can take place. For instance, some labs will radiate the biologic which essentially kills all the cells. Others will use a LOT of preservative which will kill all the cells instead of preserving them.
Suffice it to say that not all of these products are the same once processing is complete. So it is critical to receive treatment from an expert provider who is using a quality product. R3 Stem Cell has vetted the materials used extensively, which is just one reason why over 10,000 patients have received treatment at our Centers of Excellence over the past six years.
"I was diagnosed with spinal stenosis at a very early age and suffered greatly for over 50 years. Epidurals, surgeries, acupuncture, and other treatments were ineffective or only gave me relief for a limited time. In June of 2019, I sow Dr. Kremer for a stem-cell procedure and it changed my life. I had a second treatment in December of 2019, and since that time, I have been 100% PAIN-FREE. At 72, my back is now the best it has ever been. Dr. Kremer's treatment gave me my life back...and I can not thank him enough!!!!"