Stem Cell and Exosome Information
What are exosomes? Exosomes are how stem cells work. An exosome is a small bubble of information. Exosomes contain messenger RNA, proteins, etc. that communicate with cells and help them heal. Exosomes do not contain DNA, which a key advantage. Transplanted stem cells contain foreign DNA, which can activate our immune system.
What are the advantages of Exosomes?
- They are not eliminated from the body by our immune system because they contain foreign DNA.
- Autologous Stem Cells (taken from your own body) have had problems as well. They are older and do not work as well as amniotic stem cells.
- They should not be given systemically.
- Contain no foreign DNA
- Can be grown in culture for consistent activity
- They can come from a single source.
- They are not trapped by the lungs as stem cells are.
- They are easier to store.
- They are easy to administer.
What to expect from exosomes?
Well, that varies from patient to patient. We can’t tell you where the exosomes we give are going to end up. Exosomes are like little repair vehicles floating around your body. If there is a damaged cell or inflamed area the exosomes are going to work to repair that area. We may not be aware of all of our own problems. I have found that each dose of exosomes I have taken behaves a little differently as different areas of my body are repaired. Often the effects of the first dose are not even perceptible. In my case, I had a lot of constant sputum production as a result of a bout of pneumonia I had as a teenager that went untreated for a month or so. The exosome treatment reduced the daily sputum production substantially and reduced some food sensitivities. Certainly, no I feel 20 years younger experience.
The second dose of exosomes about 4 months later had a significant effect on my mental processing speed and energy that lasted a good three months. Activities that would normally cause pain like running I could now do without pain. The effect of a dose of exosomes is supposed to last about 6 months, but I have found there is a definite drop off in benefits after about 3 months.
What should I expect from exosome therapy?
That can be hard to define as some of the most profound effects you may not even be aware of. For example, most of us are not aware that our kidneys or liver are gradually becoming less efficient as we age, so while exosomes are repairing these organs, we may not experience a profound experience of wellness or energy as a result of our initial exosome treatments. However, as we continue to receive exosome therapy the general condition of our organs should improve. This especially true of brain function.
You have a specific issue you would like to treat with exosomes. Here is the issue once the exosomes are injected into your body, we have no control of where they go or what they do. We may hope they work on a brain issue, but they may end up repairing a problem in the lungs instead. The true advantage of exosomes is cumulative organ repair with repeated use. The main difference between older people and younger people is the number of stem cells they have and the exosomes they excrete. We can turn back the clock by giving exogenous exosomes on a regular basis.
Exosomes can be focused on an area by heating the area with ultrasound, which will tend to attract the exosomes to the area.
As you might imagine exosome therapy is expensive. The average cost of exosome treatment across the United States varies between $5,000 and $10,000 per treatment according to Google.
How often should exosome therapy be given?
I recommend treating with exosomes every 3 to 4 months for the best results.
What is involved in getting an exosome treatment?
Exosomes are given by an IV push. We first start an IV line. Once the IV line is established, we thaw the frozen exosomes and mix them with a small amount of sterile saline and given them via the established IV line and then we remove the IV. The whole process takes about 20 to 30 minutes.
What is the cost of an IV exosome therapy?
That depends on our cost, but our current price is $3,900 per treatment for 15 billion exosomes IV.
More Information on Exosomes
Amniotic Stem Cells
Amniotic stem cells are found in amniotic fluid. FlōGraft® is a cryopreserved, injectable amniotic fluid-derived allograft that is used to protect and promote development of injured tissue. These human cells, tissues, and cellular and tissue-based products (HCT/Ps) are minimally manipulated amniotic fluid products.
Because Flowgraft is minimally manipulated, it contains live stem cells that are normally found in amniotic fluid.
Flograft is considered by the FDA to be an allograft. An allograft is tissue that is surgically transplanted from one person to another. Allografts have been used successfully for more than 150 years, and approximately one million allografts are transplanted each year in the United States. Typically allografts are used in surgery to repair a ligament.
- FloGraft is a standardized liquid allograft solutions containing approximately 15,000 stem cells per cc. Compared to fat extracted stem cells, which contain about 1,500 stem cells per cc.
- Amniotic stem cells generally have more disease modifying capacity than adult derived stem cells.
We offer Flograft is part of our comprehensive joint pain program. Flograft is combined with Prolozone therapy for a truly synergistic joint repair system. Flograft is not inexpensive, so we offer Care Credit, so the out of pocket cost is affordable.
We have found that when prolozone is administered with these therapies, the results come more quickly. The prolozone activates the joint’s innate healing process and the stem cells thrive in the high oxygen environment created by the prolozone.
These sites provide more information about Stem Cells
Stem cell information for the public from the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR).
Medline Plus is a consumer health database that includes news, health resources, clinical trials, and more
A United Kingdom-based resource for the general public that discusses the use of stem cells in medical treatments and therapies.
A commercial, online newsletter that features stories about stem cells of all types.