What Is a Stem Cell?
What are the Different Types of Stem Cells?
Multipotent adult stem cells, those derived from bone or adipose tissue, have the ability to divide and generate all cell types of the organ from which they originate. They possess two properties: self-renewal and multi-potency, meaning they can go through numerous cycles of cell division while still maintaining their undifferentiated state. Pluripotent adult stem cells, those derived from the blood, have the ability to divide and generate all cell types and are consider “uncommitted”. These stem cells hold the ability to generate into several distinct cell types, including neural cells found in the brain. Pluripotent stem cells behave like embryonic stem cells and give rise to all the cell types in the body. They endure a long lifespan and work best in combination with PRP. TBI Therapy only uses pluripotent stem cells in efforts to obtain the best results possible! Regenerative stem cell therapy can stimulate tissue re-growth and greater blood flow to the affected areas.* The goal of treatment with stem cells is to replace damaged cells and to promote the growth of new blood vessels and tissues in order to help the target organ function at a greater capacity.* *Results may vary; no guarantee of specific results
Amniotic fluid is what surrounds the baby. When the mother’s water breaks, this is the fluid that ends up on the floor. While amniotic fluid likely contains helpful growth factors and some “extracellular matrix,” it is not a stem cell product. See https://www.regenexx.com/amniotic-stem-cell-treatment/
Most umbilical cells are not pluripotent but multipotent. There are currently several limitations to using Umbilical Cord stem cells. Although many different kinds of multipotent stem cells have been identified, Umbilical Cord stem cells that could give rise to all cell and tissue types have not yet been found. See: http://www.cordbloodsolutions.com/EmvsUm.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1
Be cautious about using cord blood or amniotic cells from another person due to widespread environmental contamination. Maternal exposure to some PFAS has been linked to altered thyroid hormone levels in maternal and umbilical cord blood. Chemicals designed to repel oil and water, known as PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), have been used widely in everything from food wrappers, cosmetics, and textiles, to firefighting foams. As a result, they have been detected into our food, water and our bodies.
Most forms of regenerative medicine are still in early stages of development and adult stem cells and stem cells from birthing tissues have not yet been shown to be safe and effective for use in the treatment of any other diseases or conditions.
The FDA issued a warning letter to Cord for Life, Inc., located in Altamonte Springs, Florida, for manufacturing unapproved umbilical cord blood products in violation of current good manufacturing practice (CGMP) requirements, including failing to validate processes to prevent bacterial contamination, raising potential significant safety concerns that put patients at risk. In addition, the FDA issued 20 letters to separate manufacturers and health care providers across the country who may be offering unapproved stem cell products, reiterating the FDA’s compliance and enforcement policy.
“I don’t think the umbilical stems did anything, it was a couple of years ago.
I also heard a podcast and the doc said all the umbilical cells are dead.”
What to Know Before Getting Stem Cells
Dr. Hughes presents about the various types of stem cells and what they are best used for including: adult vs embryonic, pluripotent vs multipotent, and blood-based vs. mesenchymal.
Stem Cells for TBI
Join Dr. Hughes during his LIVE webinar as he talks about the benefits of intranasal adult stem cells for the treatment of traumatic brain injury.
Intranasal Stem Cell Procedure
To promote optimal regeneration, stem cell infusions are usually paired with several hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) sessions before and after. Intranasal PRP is also infused the day before stem cells to enhance the regeneration process.
Stem Cell Technology Used at TBI Therapy
The stem cells are extracted using the Tithon Biotech technology. This patented procedure termed PBD-PSC Technology, is founded in discoveries involving a unique population of pluripotent stem cells. These cells were initially isolated from adipose-tissue (fat), but were later found to originate in bone marrow and distributed in peripheral blood as well as other body fluids. These cells are in abundance in peripheral blood and in reproductive tissue secretions and dissipate in number and function in humans as they age. Tithon Biotech scientists have determined that these cells play a large role in future stem cell based therapeutic applications in both humans and animals.
“Traditionally, inflammation continues to be considered a natural, but sometimes harmful, response to injury, inch said Helen Blau, PhD, professor of microbiology plus immunology and director of Stanford’s Baxter Laboratory intended for Stem Cell Biology. “But we wondered whether there can be a component in the pro-inflammatory signaling cascade that also activated muscle repair. We found that a single exposure to prostaglandin E2 has a profound effect on the proliferation of muscle tissue stem cells in living animals. We postulated that individuals could enhance muscle regeneration by simply augmenting this organic physiological process in existing stem cells already situated along the muscle fiber.”