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Getting Stem Cells from Liposuction Fat

If you are scheduled for a liposuction procedure or considering it, then this is one of the most important things you’ll want to know. Or if you are looking for information on storing stem cells from your fat tissue – this article is for you as well.

Your adipose (fat) tissue contains an abundance of stem cells. These stem cells from liposuction fat are known as mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and have the ability to differentiate into bone, muscle, fat, nerve, and cartilage.

In addition to their ability to differentiate into other cell types, these super soldiers of health have an amazing ability to travel to any area in your body that has damage and get things working again. That’s why MSCs are also commonly referred to as “Medicinal Signaling Cells” because of their ability to identify areas of damage and signal other cells in your body to heal you.

Mesenchymal stem cells are capable of performing three important functions with unique abilities:

  • Their potential to transform into other cell types.
  • They can travel to the damaged tissue.
  • And their capability to attach themselves to the damaged tissue and recruit other healthy cells to the area to promote healing.

Adipose (fat-derived) stem cells have the potential to treat a variety of different diseases and conditions that range from breast soft tissue reconstruction after tumor surgery to treatment of brain injuries, stroke, heart failure and more. Stem Cell treatments can be used to treat some of today’s most common conditions including, neurological, autoimmune, orthopedic and degenerative issues. The cells work inside damaged tissue to reduce inflammation, alert the body and stimulate healing processes to improve your quality of life.

But…It’s Not All About Treating Conditions

It’s no longer about only treating conditions; it’s about preventing terrible diseases and conditions altogether. The most amazing work with stem cells right now is utilizing them for preventative medicine and improving overall health and wellness. For those that store their own cells, these new cellular therapies and regenerative medicine advancements can pave the way to a future of health independence.

By storing your stem cells now, you preserve the opportunity to use your younger cells as your body ages. These younger cells can be used for future health issues, regenerative medicine and/or for annual wellness boosters.

Adipose Tissue from Liposuction

Adipose tissue-derived stem cells from your own body (referred to as autologous) are easy to obtain during a simple and localized liposuction process using local anesthesia and with minimal patient discomfort.

A single sample of adipose tissue can yield more than 200 million stem cells of which 95% are mesenchymal stem cells. These autologous cells appear to be the most important tools for natural self-repair.

The cells collected should be cryogenically frozen in time and stored in an FDA compliant facility, so they don’t age and remain viable for decades of potential uses. *Use of your own stems cells and treatments are subject to FDA approval.

We’re always at the forefront of stem cell research, processing, and cryopreservation. In addition to our well-known Dental Stem Cell Banking program for children and young adults, we are also advocates of stem cell banking for adults. If you’re interested in a free consultation with a Stem Cell Specialist, please contact us at https://www.oothy.com/talk

Adipose Tissue Banking Process

Specialized cryogenic tubes are used during a controlled-rate freezing process to prepare the cells for long-term storage. This technique is essential for maintaining the viability of the adipose stem cells and for achieving the subsequent and necessary sustained cryogenic temperature. Once the cells are brought to the optimum temperature, and placed in a cryogenic storage box, they then go into the cryogenic storage tanks.

Once the stem cells are properly and safely stored, you have control over their use and disposal. Stem cells cannot be released without your consent.

Based on current research, stem cells can be stored successfully for 30 years in cryopreservation storage. Although not enough years have passed to assert the maximum length of time viable stem cells can be stored with certainty, bone marrow-derived stem cells, another similar source of cells, has been successfully stored for over 50 years and has remained viable throughout that time.

Kickstart Your Future Health

You have the power to harness your body’s own healing potential by using your stem cells to improve your health and wellbeing. Stem Cell Therapy is the future of medicine. Help your body restore itself by harnessing your stem cells.

To learn more about banking stem cells and to determine which service is right for you, please schedule a complimentary call with an OOTHY stem cell specialist here.

Stem Cell Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is characterized by a disruption in the normal function of the brain due to an injury following a trauma, which can potentially cause severe physical, cognitive, and emotional impairment. In the U.S. over 2.5 million people suffer brain injuries each year and over 50,000 of them end in death and approximately 80,000 suffer permanent disability.

Research is currently underway with several clinical trials exploring stem cells and the effects they have on damage to the brain. According to NCBI, mesenchymal stem cells (also known as MSCs) have immunosuppressive properties that reduce inflammation in injured tissue. The amazing thing about most stem cells is their ability to hone in on the site of damage. Most stem cells can be administered systemically (intravenous) and they will migrate to the site of the brain injury. Once there, the stem cells will receive chemical “communications” from the cells of the damaged tissue which will cause the stem cells to differentiate into the cells of the damaged tissue to repair said tissue.

Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Brain Damage

As an adult, the most common way to get Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) is from your fat (adipose tissue) using a minimally invasive liposuction procedure your fat (adipose tissue) performed by a reputable clinic. The other method also has high efficacy is through from bone marrow and requires a little more invasive procedure where the cells are extracted from the bony area of your hip region.

For children, most researchers agree the best option for the type of MSCs that are already pre-wired for neurological and brain functions are the adult stem cells found in dental pulp. For kids losing baby teeth or wisdom teeth, collecting dental stem cells from the pulp of their tooth is a simple, non-invasive, non-controversial and potentially life-saving and life-enhancing.

Why Mesenchymal Stem Cells?

Mesenchymal stem cells can differentiate or “mature into” many different cell types including; osteoblasts (bone cells), chondrocytes (cells that makeup cartilage), myocytes (muscle cells), adipocytes (fat cells), neurons and recently described beta cells (cells found in the pancreas that synthesize insulin).

Are Kids Teeth Better than Adult Teeth?

Yes! The cells harvested from baby teeth, in particular, are at their optimum because they are young, vibrant, healthy, and full of functionality. By storing young dental stem cells now, they can be accessed in the future to take advantage of numerous age-related therapies in development.

Your Own Stem Cells are the Best Stem Cells.

Why? Your own stem cells are unique to you and highly valuable because at some point soon people will be using their own stem cells as the natural way to combat many health conditions — even aging itself.

Regenerative Medicine is an Emerging Field Involving Stem Cell Therapy.

Regenerative Medicine employs methods to restore the function of damaged tissue and organs. With all the emerging potential in tissue engineering applications using mesenchymal stem cells, a child’s loose baby tooth can provide first-rate mesenchymal stem cells that can be used in the future for cellular-therapy based applications. Mesenchymal stem cells have shown amazing promise in the potential treatment of traumatic brain injuries, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, Type I diabetes, heart attack, stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, spinal injury, west syndrome and several others.

To read more about the studies and clinical trials, click on links below:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/…
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results…

References:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5316525/

Stem Cell Treatment for Autism Reviews

As parents, we will do anything to help our children. Finding the right treatment for a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder ranks right at the top.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects 1 in 59 children.  Parents are told treatments can help, but that this condition can’t be cured. Because there are more than 200,000 U.S. cases per year, multiple treatment plans are offered, and it’s difficult to navigate through all of the options.  

Stem Cell Therapy for ASD

One of the most recent treatment options being discussed is stem cell therapy. Although the therapies in the US are still experimental, there have been some promising results. Since no cure currently exists for autism spectrum disorder, the goal of treatment is to maximize a child’s ability to function by reducing ASD symptoms and supporting development.

The big question on everyone’s mind is, will stem cell therapy help treat autism?

Well, the answer isn’t a definitive one, and reviews are hard to come by because treatments in the U.S. are not FDA approved, experimental or not allowed at all. To help gather all of the latest information, we put together a list of well-reviewed stem cell clinics, docs, and resources.

The current therapies mostly utilize stem cells from birth tissue that’s high in mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). But because most families don’t have birth tissue (cord blood, tissue, and placenta), some families are finding it helpful to store their own child’s stem cells non-invasively when their child loses a tooth (dental stem cells).

The Difference in Cord Blood vs. Cord Tissue, Placenta and Dental Stem Cells

Stem cells from cord blood are commonly used in the treatment of childhood blood diseases such as leukemia, sickle cell anemia, and lymphoma, to help replenish the patient’s blood supply with healthy new cells. These stem cells cannot be duplicated, and experts say due to the low volume of blood collected, they may only be able to treat a child until approximately ten years of age.  

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from birth tissue, placenta and teeth are more versatile as they can be used for treatments other than blood disorders and they can be duplicated for a lifetime of use. This type of cell has the potential to be transformed into other cells including cardiac, muscle, bone, cartilage, nerve, and fat tissue.

The mesenchymal stem cells found in teeth are the most widely researched type of stem cell. Based on the research so far, the best use for dental stem cells seems to be focused on neurological disorders and disease of the brain. This makes sense since the stem cells from teeth are found in our head.

Current studies offer hope for mental illness, diseases of the brain like autism, dementia, Alzheimer’s and neurological conditions like cerebral palsy, MS, and Parkinson’s.

In addition to treating conditions, MSCs are being used for other regenerative, preventative, and anti-aging benefits.

What Can Stem Cells Do For ASD?

Researchers hope to improve brain development with stem cell therapy.

Here are some anticipated improvements in autistic children after stem cell therapy:

  • Better tolerance of foods and improved digestion
  • More adequate behavior and social skills
  • Less or no fear of loud noises, strangers and bright colors
  • Improved verbal skills, speech
  • Improvement of writing skills
  • Improved self-care skills
  • Improved attention span, memory, and concentration

Because dental stem cells are in close proximity to the brain, they are being used for disorders related to the brain. Stem cells are thought to replenish damaged brain cells, reduce inflammation, increase immunity and blood flow so that the body can heal itself. There are many studies being conducted in order to better understand the benefits stem cells provide our bodies.  Once the scientific community has a better understanding of stem cells it is hoped that a whole new medical world will be opened up.

Although we are in the early stage of dental stem cell research, the data is promising. As always, do your stem cell research.  You know what the best course of action is for your child and your family. We all want to do everything we can to get the absolute best results, and when you do the research, the answers fall into place.

Resources, Reviews, Stem Cell Clinics, and Doctors

We posted an article recently about the work being done with Dental Stem Cells and the Tooth Fairy led by Dr. Alysson Muotri of California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Here are the links for more information about the research and to Dr. Muotri’s Lab.

Link to the video review of the research:
https://www.cirm.ca.gov/our-progress/video/reversing-autism-lab-help-stem-cells-and-tooth-fairy

https://www.cirm.ca.gov/our-progress/video/reversing-autism-lab-help-stem-cells-and-tooth-fairy

Link to basic info about baby teeth and stem cells:
https://www.sentinelsource.com/parent_express/family_wellness/baby-teeth-basics-from-birth-to-the-tooth-fairy/article_9bcffa3c-24c6-11e9-8a44-33e96f4c374e.html

Link to Dr. Muotri’s laboratory:
https://medschool.ucsd.edu/som/pediatrics/research/labs/muotri-lab/Pages/default.aspx

Other notable research is being spearheaded by Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg, MD Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development.
More info can be found here: https://autismcenter.duke.edu/.

Another study was done using umbilical cord blood and children with autism at Duke University:
https://www.cnn.com/2017/04/05/health/autism-cord-blood-stem-cells-duke-study/index.html

To stay in the loop with current and upcoming clinical trials based in the United States visit:
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/search

Are their Stem Cell Treatments for Autism Available Now?

Yes. Although the options are limited, there are a few reputable clinics that we follow closely. We have reviewed dozens of outcomes and the feedback from the parents have been very positive.

Dr. Riordan – The Stem Cell Institute (Panama) can be found here:
https://www.cellmedicine.com/stem-cell-therapy-for-autism/

Dr. Eduardo and Dr. Freddy – World Stem Cells Clinic (Mexico) can found here: https://worldstemcellsclinic.com/


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Cost of Banking Stem Cells from Teeth

By now you may have heard about stem cells and that teeth are a great source of mesenchymal stem cells. You may have even heard of dental stem cell banking and families finding it helpful to store their own child’s stem cells non-invasively when their child loses a tooth or has wisdom teeth extracted. It’s hard to argue against the benefits of storing stem cells from deciduous teeth (or baby teeth) as they are coming out anyway. So, why not store them for your child’s future?

Well, the biggest question is, what is the cost of banking stem cells from teeth? To answer that question, let’s first discuss the possibilities of dental stem cells and how a child can use them in their lifetime.

Dental Stem Cell Research

With all the emerging potential in tissue engineering using stem cells, a child’s loose baby tooth can provide vital mesenchymal stem cells that can be used in the future for cellular-therapies. These stem cells have shown incredible promise in the potential treatment of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, Type I diabetes, heart attack, stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, spinal injury and several others.

In the past, lost or extracted teeth have been viewed as medical waste and discarded, resulting in the loss of this potential life-saving resource. In the near future, stem cells from dental pulp may provide an effective treatment option for these debilitating disorders.

The stem cells from dental pulp may be one of the most promising cell-therapies in the future. Those who preserve dental stem cells do so, to feel at ease, knowing that those cells may have future uses that are extremely valuable.

But It’s Not All About Treating Conditions

It seems that the use of stem cells will be used to optimize wellness and prevent the onset of major health issues altogether. The most amazing work with stem cells right now is utilizing them for preventative medicine and improving overall health, wellness, and quality of life.

It’s no longer about treating conditions. It’s about preventing terrible diseases and conditions altogether. For those that store their own cells, these new cellular therapies and regenerative medicine advancements can pave the way to a future of health independence.

So, What Does it Cost?

Most parents realize the investment in tooth banking is a long-term approach. Also, unlike stem cells from cord blood banking (umbilical cord blood), the mesenchymal stem cells in teeth can be expanded and used for a lifetime. Therefore, purchasing a short-term storage plan option would be more expensive and defeat the purpose of investing in the first place.

Long term stem cell storage plans (typically 20 years) allow parents to have their child’s stem cells on hand as an insurance policy, and their own biological pharmacy “on demand” for regenerative and longevity benefits.

The investment in stem cell banking typically includes a tooth collection kit, tissue processing and confirming validity and sterility for future use. The actual investment for a 20-year storage plan can range greatly — from $2,000 – $5,000.

This broad range is based on the lab’s services, location, and the technology they are using.

What’s the Difference?

Most dental pulp labs perform a “Whole Tissue” validation process that confirms dental pulp is present in the tooth. At this time, this is the most common and widely adopted technology and process. However, there are more in-depth lab processes available. This technology involves isolating and culturing the cells found in the tooth’s dental pulp (before they are frozen in liquid nitrogen) to ensure there is a sufficient number of stem cells in the sample. This option is also a good choice if you’re considering using state of the art cellular therapies in the near future.

Still Affordable for Most Families

The great news is most companies offer interest-free payment plans, as well as multi-teeth and multi-child discounts — making this amazing opportunity to store YOUTH affordable for most families.

To learn more about the cost of banking stem cells from teeth and to determine which service and storage plan is right for you, please schedule a call with an OOTHY stem cell specialist here.

Are Stem Cells in Wisdom Teeth our Last Shot at Storing Youth?

If you or your loved ones are having your wisdom teeth removed, don’t make the mistake of throwing these valuable teeth in the garbage! As their name already implies, it would be a better and wiser decision to bank the stem cells in wisdom teeth.

The dental pulp from wisdom teeth contains an excellent source of dental stem cells. Wisdom tooth extractions are usually performed between the ages 17-25 by a dental professional. Because these teeth are being removed anyway, it makes for the perfect opportunity to store stem cells from these extracted teeth.

Stem Cells: The Younger the Better

When it comes to banking stem cells “the younger the better” so wisdom teeth are considered the last chance for capturing our youth. It may seem like there wouldn’t be very many stem cells in something as small as teeth but modern science can expand these cells in the lab over and over for a lifetime of uses. Whether it be a life-threatening accident, preventative/ anti-aging treatments or a bad knee that would benefit from stem cells instead of surgery.

The cells harvested from early-aged teeth are at their optimum because they are young, vibrant, healthy, and full of functionality. Storing stem cells from wisdom teeth secures these younger cells vs. storing older less potent stem cells or having to embark on extracting stem cells from invasive bone marrow procedures or settling for less researched or harvesting other types of stem cells from skin cells or blood.

Teeth are a Rich Source of Stem Cells

Dental pulp is a rich source of stem cells — this soft living tissue contains mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) which are multipotent and can differentiate into a broad range of different cell types, giving them a wider range of potential applications than most other cell types. Unlike banking stem cells from cord blood, the mesenchymal stem cells in teeth can be expanded and used for a lifetime.

Other sources of stem cells from birth tissue (cord blood, tissue, and placenta) are already being used in the treatment of childhood diseases such as leukemia, sickle cell anemia, and lymphoma, to help replenish the patient’s blood supply with healthy new cells. Dental Stem Cells may have the potential to be transformed into other cells including cardiac, muscle, bone, cartilage, nerve, and fat tissue. The stem cells from birth tissue and teeth are not to be confused with embryonic stem cells (also known as pluripotent stem cells from unborn babies.)

Stem Cells Offer a Lifetime of Health Options

Storing young stem cells now provides the opportunity to be accessed in the future to take advantage of numerous age-related therapies in development.

Plus, your own stem cells are the best source of stem cells. They’re unique to you and highly valuable because at some point soon people will be using stem cell therapy as regenerative medicine to combat many health conditions — even aging itself.

The other BONUS about storing stem cells from wisdom teeth is that most of the time more than one tooth is removed so the stem cells can be collected, processed and stored for the same price.

The Last Chance to Bank Youth

So, if you missed the opportunity to store stem cells from birth tissue (cord blood, cord tissue, and the placenta) then take advantage of this amazing opportunity to store dental stem cells from wisdom teeth.

Stem cells harvested from wisdom teeth are capable of amazing things. These ‘master cells’ are the basis for creating (and repairing) our entire body from head to toe.

For more information or to connect with a dental provider who performs this service, visit www.OOTHY.com

6 Foods That Help Regenerate Stem Cells

You may be asking, what are stem cells and why should we be concerned about them?

Stem cells are undifferentiated biological cells that can differentiate into specialized cells and can divide to produce more stem cells. They are also called replacement cells. Your body uses stem cells to replace damaged, old or dying cells. Stem cells can become any kind of cell that your body needs. Think of stem cell regeneration like a cut that heals on its own, that’s our body’s way of regenerating cells.

Because stem cells have a regenerating function, a rising interest in stem cells has begun for the mere fact that without healthy stem cells, our appearance takes a nosedive as we age. Its no surprise that stem cells are vital to the future of anti-aging medicine, but their benefits go much, much deeper. From healthy hearts to beautiful skin, stem cells have the power to thrust us into aging healthy and beautifully.

There are some natural ways to boost stem cell production with the kinds of food we eat. We need to start thinking of food as medicine because our diet plays a huge role in our body’s regeneration cycles. Incorporating these foods into your daily diet is a great start to boost your stem cell growth.

6 Cell Regeneration Foods

  1. Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries all help build up the powerful antioxidant superoxide dismutase (SOD). This is excellent for reducing oxidative stress, a key factor in liver support and the prevention of joint pain. Berries are also rich in flavonoids that reduce inflammation and repair cellular damage.
  2. Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable rich in sulforaphane, a chemical that increases enzymes in the liver, which work to neutralize the harmful toxins we breathe. All cruciferous vegetables are packed with a unique molecule called indole-3-carbinol that reduces inflammatory agents in the blood.
  3. Ginger root is known for settling upset stomachs, but it also combats inflammation by inhibiting the effects of arachidonic acid, a necessary fat that triggers the inflammatory response.
  4. Nuts and seeds. These healthy snacks have fats and protein to keep your full longer and satisfy cravings. Nuts are high in alpha-linolenic acid which is a type of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fat. Seeds contain plant sterols, known for their anti-inflammatory properties as well.
  5. Mushrooms like shiitake and maiitake are high in polyphenols. These are nutrients known to help protect liver cells from damage by detoxifying them. Keeping the liver detoxified is critical in fighting inflammation because this is where we filter out toxins and break down our hormones.
  6. Fatty fish and seafood. Seafood contains eicosapentaenoic acid, a powerful anti-inflammatory type of omega-3 fatty acid. Studies show the oil in fish can act in an anti-inflammatory manner.

Its very important to incorporate these foods into your daily diet and to also, “eat the rainbow” of organic fruit and vegetables in order to have complete nutrition and continual cell regeneration. Remember, if we think of food as medicine than we open up ourselves to a world of healing.

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