How to Harvest Stem Cells From Adults
When we harvest fat to obtain adult stem cells the final product is referred to as Stromal Vascular Fraction (SVF). SVF consists primarily of adult stem cells and growth factors. These growth factors can also be very helpful to a successful deployment. Some growth factors are inflammatory and others are anti-inflammatory.
The growth factors present in SVF are strongly anti-inflammatory, tipping the scale above the other direction. This means they are capable of turning off some of the excess inflammation present in diseases like arthritis. Many auto-immune or connective tissue disorders appear to respond well to SVF deployment. In disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus Erythematosis, or Crohn’s disease, the growth factors may be as important as adult stem cells in achieving a successful deployment. What is the most important for what disease are questions that we need to answer. Fortunately, we do not have to know the answers to use SVF/adult stem cell deployments to help right now. Aspirin was used for almost 100 used before medical science knew how it worked. We know more about how SVF and adult stem cells work than we did about Aspirin for many years. SVF and adult stem cells can still be safe and effective even if we don’t know everything about how they work.