What are stem cells?
What is the difference between embryonic and adult stem cells?
Why do we hear more about embryonic stem cells than adult stem cells in the media?
Can adult stem cells transform into any cell of the body?
Does the Stemrelease3 SE3 product contain stem cells?
What do StemTech products do?
What role do adult stem cells play in the body?
What is the adult stem cell theory of renewal?
How often are tissues renewed?
How do adult stem cells work in the renewal process?
What is the health benefit of taking Stem Cell Enhancers?
What is Stemrelease3 made from and how is it different than just whole Aphanizomenon flos-aquae?
Does Stemrelease3 contain Mobilin™?
What are the key benefits of Phenylethylamine (PEA) and Phycocyanin?
Is Stemrelease3 Vegetarian? Kosher? Halal? Organic?
Is Stemrelease3 genetically modified?
Is the Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA) used farmed or wild crafted?
What is the recommended usage for Stemrelease3?
What is the optimum way to take Stemrelease3?
What is the science behind Stemrelease3?
Will Stem Cell Precursors deplete my bone marrow’s supply of adult stem cells?
What happens to circulating adult stem cells if they do not reach tissue in need?
Does Stemrelease Se3 contain iodine?
Can adult stem cells lead to abnormal cells such as cancer?
Is Stemrelease approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)?
Why does the Stemrelease3 label state “consult your physician if you are pregnant or nursing”? What if I get pregnant while I am taking Stem Cell Enhancers?
Can Stemrelease3 be taken with other nutrients?
Can Stemrelease Se3 be taken with other Stem tech adult stem cell nutrition products?
Why does the label say that people taking anticoagulants should consult their physician prior to taking Stem Cell Precursors, and what information does their physician need?
Can Stemrelease Se3 be taken with medications?
Can someone being treated by a health care practitioner with health conditions take Stemrelease SE3?
Can a person of any age take Stemrelease SE3?
Does Stem Tech use vegetarian capsules?
Does the x-raying procedure performed by some shipping services damage Stemtech products?
Why does the color and smell of Stemenhance™ seem to change? Sometimes it is darker than other times, and has a different odor.
Why has Stem Tech elected to use network marketing as its distribution channel?
2. What is the difference between embryonic and adult stem cells?
1. What are stem cells?
Stem cells are cells that have the ability to duplicate themselves over and over and transform into cells of virtually any tissue of the body. There are two categories of stem cells: embryonic and adult.
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Embryonic stem cells are stem cells that are found in the embryo and are responsible for becoming all the different cell lines for the development of a baby. Adult stem cells are stem cells found in the body after birth. Until recently, it was believed that adult stem cells could only become blood cells, bone cells and connective tissue. However, recent developments have shown that adult stem cells can become virtually any cell in the body. Back to FAQs3. Why do we hear more about embryonic stem cells than adult stem cells in the media?
Firstly, there is controversy linked to the use of embryonic stem cells and not to the use of adult stem cells. From a research point of view embryonic stem cells were originally thought to be more useful because they were easier to grow and manipulate into other cells outside the body, ie, in a test tube.
Back to FAQs4. Can adult stem cells transform into any cell of the body?
Yes, recent scientific studies have shown that adult stem cells can transform into virtually any type of cell in the body. For example adult stem cells came become brain cells, kidney cells, heart cells, muscle cells, etc.
Back to FAQs5. Do Stem Tech products or Stemrelease3 SE3 contain stem cells?
Stemtech products DO NOT contain stem cells of any kind and are not associated with embryonic stem cells or treatments involving any kind of stem cells.
Back to FAQs6. What do Stem Tech products do?
Stemtech's products support the natural release and activity of adult stem cells in the body.
Back to FAQs7. What role do adult stem cells play in the body?
The US National Institutes of Health states that the role of adult stem cells in the body is that of tissue maintenance and repair.
Back to FAQs8. What is the adult stem cell theory of renewal?
The Adult Stem Cell Theory of Renewal proposes that adult stem cells are naturally released by the bone marrow and travel through the bloodstream and into tissues to promote the body’s natural process of tissue renewal.
Back to FAQs9. How often are tissues renewed?
Cells in the body are continually turning over, meaning cells are expiring and new cells are taking their place, contributing to tissue renewal. For example:
Your tissues completely renew themselves over the course of time:
10. How do adult stem cells work in the renewal process?
Intestinal lining – every 5 days
Red blood cells – every 90 days
Liver - every 3 years
Pancreas – every 4 years
Lung – every 4-5 years
Heart – every 20-25 years
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When tissues have a need for renewal, adult stem cells work in following manner:
- Messengers are sent by tissues in need requesting the release of adult stem cells from the bone marrow.
- Adult stem cells circulate in the bloodstream.
- New messengers attract adult stem cells to migrate into tissues where the adult stem cells reproduce and become new healthy cells of that tissue.
Back to FAQs11. What is the health benefit of taking Stemrelease3 SE3?
Stemrelease3 and SE3 (same product different names for different countries) supports the natural release of your own adult stem cells from the bone marrow into the circulation. Many scientific studies have shown that a greater number of circulating adult stem cells equates to a greater quality of health and well being.
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12. What is Stemrelease SE3 made from and how is it different from a the original product made by Cerule (previously Desert Lake Technologies) than just whole Aphanizomenon flos-aquae?
was the original patented blend of proprietary nutrient-dense concentrates of Aphanizomenon flos-aquae
(AFA) made by Desert Lake Technologies (now Cerule). The Mobilin™
component was found to be rich in a naturally occurring molecule that had been documented to support the release of adult stem cells. However, recent scientific testing of the quality of AFA from Lake Klamath has shown significant levels of toxins. StemTech Health Sciences immediately decided to move away from using any AFA extract in their stem cell enhancing products. Stemrelease3 and SE3 contain NO AFA.
The ingredients are as listed below.
Undaria pinnatifida is an ultra-pure marine algae grown in pristine ocean waters. Known as one of the ocean's greatest treasures, Undaria pinnatifida (fucoidan) has been documented to support a long-lasting increase in the number of circulating stem cells and Stemtech owns patents issued and pending worldwide on this novel claim.
Aloe macroclada is considered by the people of Madagascar as a factor of rejuvenation and longevity. It has been documented to support an increase in the number of circulating stem cells and Stemtech has patents pending worldwide.
Astragalus membranaceous Extract has been shown to have a beneficial role in maintaining telomere health.13. Does Stemrelease contain Mobilin™?
Cordyceps sinensis is associated with stamina, longevity and a wide variety of health benefits.† Cordyceps is certified organic.
Curcuma longa (Turmeric) is known to provide many anti-aging benefits. It’s also a powerful antioxidant that helps protect cells from free radical damage and oxidative stress.†
Unlike other stem cell products, stemrelease3 does not contain cells or derived from cells. stemrelease3 is 100% natural with plant-based ingredients
Back to FAQs14. What are the key benefits of Phenylethylamine (PEA) and Phycocyanin?
Phenylethylamine (PEA), a naturally occurring nutrient found in some special foods, has been coined as “the molecule of joy.” Phycocyanin is an antioxidant. PEA has been documented to support a healthy mood. A key benefit of PEA is that it is a natural compound made by the brain whenever one feels content and happy. A key benefit of Phycocyanin is that it supports the body in maintaining a healthy inflammatory balance.
Back to FAQs15. Is Stemrelease3 SE3 Vegetarian? Kosher? Halal? Organic?
Stemrelease3 SE3 is a vegetarian/vegan product that contains no sugar, artificial colors, artificial flavors, soy, dairy, yeast or preservatives.
Back to FAQs16. Is Stemrelease3 SE3 genetically modified?
Back to FAQs17. Is the Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA) used in Stemrelease3 farmed or wild crafted?AFA is NOT used in the Stemrelease3 StemTech Health Sciences product
. AFA supplements made by various suppliers from Klamath Lake algae was found to contain significant levels of a toxin called Microcystin
in independent testing carried out in Germany by Professor Daniel Dietrich from the University of Konstanz, Germany.
Stemtech Health Sciences subsequently reformulated the product and called it Stemrelease3 and SE3 which is their own trademark and is NOW completely free of the troublesome toxin associated with Lake Klamath AFA. Scientific testing shows significant increases in circulating stem cells in the new product SE3 compared to the original formulation called Stemenhance™.
Back to FAQs18. What is the recommended usage for Stemrelease?
The suggested usage for Stemrelease is two capsules once or twice a day.
Back to FAQs19. What is the optimum way to take Stemrelease?
Stemrelease can be taken any time of day with or without food.
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20. What is the science behind Stemrelease?
Stemrelease has been tested in a double-blind, placebo controlled, crossover study http://www.stemtech.com/us/SE3.aspx
Back to FAQs21. Will Stemrelease deplete my bone marrow’s supply of adult stem cells?
Stemrelease will not deplete the supply of adult stem cells in your bone marrow. The bone marrow continually produces and releases adult stem cells into the bloodstream over the course of your life. In the bone marrow, adult stem cells reproduce though a self preserving mechanism called asymmetrical reproduction. Through this process, anytime an adult stem cell is released from the bone marrow it leaves a sister cell in the bone marrow, maintaining the bone marrow’s adult stem cell population constant.
The increase in the number of circulating stem cells by an average of approximately 3 to 4 million following consumption of one gram (2 capsules) of Stemrelease is well within normal physiological range and does not constitute stress on the bone marrow environment. Back to FAQs22. What happens to circulating adult stem cells if they do not reach tissue in need?
Adult stem cells that are not used to renew tissue simply go back into the bone marrow.
Back to FAQs23. Does Stemrelease contain iodine?
Stemrelease contains a very small amount of iodine - only 0.39 mcg per gram. The Recommended Daily Allowance of iodine is 150 mcg. For further reference, one slice of bread contains roughly 6 mcg of iodine; one medium egg has 14 mcg; and one gram of Kelp (a type of seaweed from the ocean) contains approximately 5000 mcg.
Back to FAQs24. Can adult stem cells lead to abnormal cells such as cancer?
Unlike embryonic stem cells, adult stem cells released from the bone marrow have not been found to lead to abnormal cell growth. A study was published in a scientific journal, Anticancer Research, in January 2009, and provides additional information about this subject. Visit: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19331184
Back to FAQs25. Is Stemrelease approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)?
Stemrelease3 SE3 is a dietary supplement, not a drug, and is not intended to treat, cure or prevent illness or disease. Its benefits have therefore not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). However, the FDA does regulate the labeling and safety of the dietary supplements, such as Stemenhancers. Stemrelease3 SE3 is manufactured in a licensed, FDA-inspected facility in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices.
Back to FAQs26. Why does the Stemrelease3 label state “consult your physician if you are pregnant or nursing”? What if I get pregnant while I am taking Stemrelease3?
Many products carry such warnings out of caution rather than any known pregnancy risk. StemTech is not aware of any evidence that consuming Stemrelease3 during pregnancy will create a health risk.
Back to FAQs27. Can Stemrelease3 be taken with other nutrients?
Yes. There are no known nutrient–nutrient interactions with Stemrelease3
Back to FAQs28. Can Stemrelease3 be taken with other Stem tech adult stem cell nutrition products?
Yes, Stem Tech products are for complete adult stem cell support.
Stemrelease3 – supports the release of adult stem cells from the bone marrow
Stem Flo – supports the circulation of adult stem cells, nutrients and oxygen in the bloodstream
Back to FAQs29. Why does the label say that people taking anticoagulants should consult their physician prior to taking Stemrelease3, and what information does their physician need?
The statement on the label pertains to the anticoagulant medication called Coumadin™
or warfarin. People taking warfarin are typically advised by their prescribing physician to pay attention to the amount of vitamin K in their diet. Many green foods contains naturally occurring vitamin K. Now that Stemrelease contains NO AFA this is no longer a problem.
Back to FAQs30. Can Stemrelease3 SE3 be taken with medications?
YES. Check with your doctor is unsure.
Back to FAQs31. Can someone being treated by a health care practitioner with health conditions take Stemrelease3 SE3?
As with any dietary supplement, it is recommended that you consult with your physician prior to using Stem Cell Enhancers if you are being treated by a health care practitioner or taking medications of any kind. We suggest that you make information like these FAQ’s available to your health care practitioner, so they can make an educated decision. There are no known risks resulting from the use of safe Stem Cell Enhancers that are NOT made with AFA
. It's AFA that may contain unacceptable levels of the toxic Microcystin
Back to FAQs32. Can a person of any age take Stemrelease?
Yes, just follow the directions on the label and do so under adult supervision.
Back to FAQs33. Does Stem tech use vegetarian capsules?
Yes. Stem tech uses vegetarian capsules that are commonly used in the dietary supplement industry. They contain no gelatin or animal by-product of any kind. They are essentially made of cellulose, a polysaccharide fiber found in vegetables.
Back to FAQs34. Does the x-raying procedure performed by some shipping services damage Stemtech products?
To the best of our knowledge, Stem tech’s products are not affected by the levels of radiation used when shipping services randomly x-ray packages for security reasons.
Back to FAQs36. Why does the color and smell seem to change with the old AFA Stem Cell Enhancing product? Sometimes it is darker than other times, and has a different odor.
an AFA derived product produced by Cerule (formerly Desert Lake Technologies), is subject to the vagaries of climate the temperature of the water and the degree of nutrients entering into Lake Klamath. Therefore, depending on the season and how much run off occurs from the surrounding farmlands, the color and odor were not consistent and indicated potential problems with contamination from cyanobacteria which is always found in AFA (blue green algae) in varying quantities. It was this potential contamination of the original Stemenhance™
product which prompted StemTech Health Sciences to remove the Stemenhance™
product from the list of safe products they promote and market.
Below is an extract from Wikipedia in regard to AFA sold in Europe which came from Lake Klamath Oregon
"Microcystin toxin has been found in all 16 samples of A. flos-aquae products sold as food supplements in Germany and Switzerland, originating from Lake Klamath: 10 of 16 samples exceeded the safety value of 1 µg microcystin per gram. University professor Daniel Dietrich warned parents not to let children consume A. flos-aquae products, since children are even more vulnerable to toxic effects, due to lower body weight, and the continuous intake might lead to accumulation of toxins. Dietrich also warned against quackery schemes selling these cyanobacteria as medicine against illnesses such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, causing people to omit their regular drugs."
Read the complete article here.
Back to FAQs37. Why has Stem Tech elected to use network marketing as its distribution channel?
The Stem Cell Theory of Renewal constitutes a new paradigm in wellness, and Stem Tech's products are the first in a new category of nutrition products known as adult stem cell nutrition. An educational process is therefore needed to help consumers understand the benefits of this new technology.
Relationship-based network marketing has many advantages over store shelves in this regard, offering an effective method to generate awareness about adult stem cell nutrition and educate people about the "Stem Cell Theory of Renewal" paradigm. Likewise, network marketing provides satisfied consumers and entrepreneurs with the opportunity to develop their own home-based business, generate extra income and be their own boss.
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