What are mesenchymal stem cells (MSC’s)? How can they help promote healing?
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC’s) are known to have three very important properties: they help reduce inflammation; modulate the immune system; and secrete factors that help tissues regenerate. MSC’s are less mature than other types of cells, meaning they have not yet been assigned to a particular job within the body. MSC’s have the capability to go, do and become whatever the body deems necessary. As we get older, the number of stem cells in our bodies decreases. Over time, MSC’s get recruited to help with various tasks as we age, get injured, or endure complications.
You might ask, what exactly are MSC’s? In scientific terms, MSC’s are multipotent connective tissue cells. They stimulate your body to become a variety of cell types, including neurons, cartilage, fat, bone, and muscle. Multipotent means the cells can develop into multiple types of cells, but divide a limited number of times (a built in safety mechanism). MSC’s make new cells about every 26-28 hours for 65 cycles, resulting in months of regeneration and anti-inflammatory effects. How? MSC’s are messengers that signal your body to activate self-healing and regeneration. They signal your body to activate a cascade of cellular functions to create new tissue and promote healing.
Mesenchymal stem cells are part of you forever
Since we have fewer MSC’s as we age, getting a boost of fresh MSC’s from a young source (umbilical cord blood or amniotic tissue) may help many conditions, including chronic pain and inflammation. The young MSC’s can also recruit self MSC’s to help fight inflammation. Many people ask, once I receive new stem cells how long do they last? Once injected, the stem cells incorporate into your body and become a part of you forever! They have an innate intelligence and activate the body’s own self-healing mechanisms. They seek out inflammation and degeneration, recharging your body with new tools to help with inflammation and regeneration.
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Breca Tracy, PhD
Director of Science & Operations
800 Hwy 290 W, Building F, Suite 200
Dripping Springs, TX 78620