Adult Stem Cells vs. Embryonic Stem Cells

When stem cells and their amazing properties first made the news, much of the focus was on a specific type called “embryonic” stem cells.  Many people have raised ethical concerns about embryonic stem cells, primarily because they are harvested from destroyed human embryos left over from in-vitro fertilization.

Our procedures ONLY utilize Adult Stem Cells; NEVER Embryonic.

Embryonic Stem Cells

Require destruction of human embryos

 

Come from another person and may be rejected by the patient’s body

 

May cause tumors at the point of injection

Adult Stem Cells

Do not harm the donor

 

Come from the patient’s own body and will not be rejected

 

Have shown no risk for tumor formation, supported by a study of nearly 2,000 patients with an average follow-up of more than 12 years