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p> I wanted to write to update you on my experience with the BPC 157 Wolverine Complex. I want to start with a recap of my medical background. I am 45 years old in October; in July of 2017 I was medically retired due to a partial knee replacement that did not have a good outcome. Since then I live in an almost constant state of pain. That coupled with my other knee being rebuilt, double ankle surgeries; mesh surgery to my stomach (x2); multiple broken bones and various other issues have made that pain worsen over time. Upon retiring I started to rebuild my lost muscle and began lifting heavy again. Although I have gain my muscle back (thanks to Pellets/ GHRP2 / GHRP 6) my pain only continued to get worse. I started the Wolverine Complex approximately a month ago; and have noted the following: -My day to day pain has decreased -My tendinitis (both biceps/elbows) has disappeared -The arthritis in my knees, ankles and feet has improved.

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How Do They Work?

How Do Umbilical Cord Stem Cells Actually Work?
When umbilical cord cells are placed into an environment of injured or diseased tissue, the stem cells go to work inhibiting the damaging inflammatory components and modulating the immune system. Furthermore, these cells secrete growth factors and other products that nourish damaged cells back to health and stimulate the body’s own cells to regenerate themselves.

Do stem cells change into new tissue in my body?
Although cord blood stem cells have great capacity to replicate and develop new tissue in the lab, it is difficult to document if this process occurs in the body. We therefore assume that injected stem cells do not significantly differentiate/change into cells that become part of lasting tissue in the body.  However, stem cells produce long-term effects by responding to signals from injured, diseased, or aged tissue. The injected stem cells work by inhibiting the inflammatory components that cause pain and damage to tissue and by secreting growth factors, proteins, and cytokines that stimulate the body’s own native tissue to repair and regenerate itself. Injected stem cells also produce and secrete a substance called stem cell factor, which encourages the body’s natural stem cells replicate and differentiate into new tissue.

Are Umbilical Cord Cells the same as Amniotic fluid?
No, umbilical cells are live nucleated cells that will continue to produce anti-inflammatory and immune modulatory components that optimize the local cellular environment. They also produce growth factors, proteins, and cytokines that stimulate our own tissue to regenerate itself. Because the cells are live, they can continue to exert these cellular functions for weeks and even months in the body. Conversely, amniotic fluid/tissue must be processed in such a way that kills the live nucleated cells; this process significantly limits the effectiveness of amniotic transplants over longer timeframes.

Is It Important that the Cells are Live Nucleated Stem Cells? 
Yes, the presence of live nucleated cells means that the anti-inflammatory, immune modulatory, and regenerative qualities of the cells will continue to be exhibited for many weeks to months. At the same time, the growth factors, proteins, cytokines, and stem cell factors produced by the live cells will stimulate the body’s own endogenous tissue to repair regenerate for extended periods of time.  Non-viable and/or non-nucleated cells may well produce similar effects, but only for hours to days.

Are there other Stem Cell products that contain Live Nucleated Cells?
Yes, bone marrow aspirate and adipose derived stem cells also contain live nucleated cells, but in far fewer numbers per unit of volume as compared to cord blood sources.

Are all  Stem Cells created equal?
Yes, regardless of the source, stem cells begin life essentially equal.  However, the live nucleated cells from umbilical cord blood are young, vibrant cells that have not been affected by age or disease, whereas bone marrow aspirate and adipose derived stem cells are typically significantly older, less viable,  and potentially damaged by disease.