Stem cells are the foundation cells for every organ, tissue and cell in the body. The highly specialized cells that make up these tissues originally came from an initial pool of stem cells formed shortly after fertilization. Stem cells are undifferentiated or “blank” cells that have not yet fully specialized. Stem cells are one part of the tissue repair mechanism found in all mammalian tissue types. When a stem cell divides, each new cell has the potential to either remain a stem cell or differentiate into a specific cell type with a specialized function, such as a bone, cartilage or muscle cell, a red blood cell, or a neuron, based upon the microenvironments. These characteristics distinguish stem cells from other cell types. They also have the capacity to secrete various compounds that can stimulate other cells to regenerate and repair.
There are many different types of stem cells. These include embryonic stem cells that exist only at the earliest stage of embryonic development and can form all cell types of the body. There are various types of “adult” or “tissue specific” stem cells that exist in a number of different adult tissues like bone marrow and adipose (fat) tissue. It is known that different types of stem cells have different potential in regard to the cell types they can become.
What are Mesenchymal Stem Cells?
The two most common types of adult stem cells are Hematopoietic Stem Cells, which form all types of blood cells,and Mesenchymal Stem Cells, which give rise to a variety of other cell types, including bone cells (osteocytes), cartilage cells (chondrocytes), fat cells (adipocytes), and other kinds of connective tissue cells, such as those in tendons.
What is Autologous?
Autologous means obtained from the same individual. Mystemcells.life’s procedures use the regenerative cells from the individual’s own adipose (fat) tissue.
What is Allogeneic?
Allogeneic means derived from a different individual of the same species.
The human body is made up of approximately 100 Trillion cells, thus if you want to have the same ratio of stem cells in your body as when you were a teenager, then you need 1 Billion Stem cells at all times.
Age 30 you are at about 40% in population size as you had when your were a teenager
Age 50 you are at about 25% in population size as you had when your were a teenager
Age 80 you are at about 5% in population size as you had when your were a teenager