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Stem Cell Therapy Can Help You

Stem cells from your own body’s fat cells can be extracted, concentrated and reintroduced into your body. They help your body heal joint arthritis, repair heart damage, restore function to stroke victims, and much more.

What Are Stem Cells?

Stem cells are undifferentiated cells than can produce (differentiate) cells of a specific or specialized type. Stem cells divide and produce new differentiated cells throughout your life. For example, as cell damage occurs (as in a cut), new skin cells are produced by stem cells to repair the cut.

Stem cells circulating in your blood can reach any organ that needs repair. The stem cells at that organ can produce exactly the kinds of cells needed to repair the organ so it functions normally again. The more stem cells in circulation, the faster the healing process occurs.

Everyone has stem cells. Because cells normally die off, stem cells are required for life. Some experts say we could live only a few hours if we had no stem cells.

Adult stem cells from your own body can be harvested from many sources. Most popular sources of stem cells are your bone marrow or your fat or adipose tissue through liposuction. The adipose tissue is processed in a way that separates the fat from the stem cells. The stem cells are them be injected in areas of the body that require repair.

Adult Stem Cell Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis – Neil Riordan, PhD

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Dr. Riordan discusses focuses on mesenchymal stem cells harvested from fat tissue and the role they play in reducing inflammation, repairing tissue and modulating the immune system.

Stem Cells: Current Clinical Trials and Beyond

There are currently over 2,000 studies that are actively investigating stem cells or recruiting people to participate in a clinical trial involving stem cells. As of this writing, several of these studies are:

Results of stem cell trials have shown that injections have helped regrow cartilage, reducing or eliminating joint discomfort. Stem cells have helped restore corneas, repair heart damage, treat stroke victims, and even show promise in helping repair spinal cord injuries. Stem cells have helped diabetic patients restore circulation in their legs to avoid amputation.

As you can imagine, many studies are first done on animals to see if a certain treatment is effective. Those treatments that are effective can then be using in human trials.

One study, Stem cell therapy in a caprine model of osteoarthritis, investigating the usefulness of stem cells for regeneration of the medial meniscus or fibrocartilage in the joints of goats. Adult goat stem cells were introduced into the joints. The study noted “marked regeneration” of the meniscus. Repair tissue was noted after 6 weeks, and after 20 weeks further repair tissue was noted in 7 of 9 joints treated. The reseachers concluded that, “This study suggests that there may be a therapeutic benefit associated with intraarticular injection of stem cells following traumatic injury to the knee.”

Stem Cells: Results of Applications in Humans

Knee arthritis two years after stem cell therapy by Harry Adelson, N.D.

Carrie describes her outcome two years after stem cell therapy for her painful, arthritic knees by Harry Adelson, N.D.

Stem Cell Treatment For Knees: Mycal’s Story

Mycal was in constant pain which was impairing his function and quality of life. He wanted to avoid invasive knee replacement therapy. He chose adult stem cell therapy and watch him now tackle his game pain free! Stem Cell therapy for joint injuries are an ideal choice for those looking to avoid invasive surgery and prolonged downtime.

Enhance Your Stem Cells

You can receive stem cells in your joints or an intravenously for a whole body infusion in many clinics throughout the United States. Typically, the clinic will use fat cells taken, via liposuction, from your own body. The fat cells are placed in a centrifuge where the stem cells can be concentrated and extracted. The cells are then introduced into your body where they begin their work.

All this takes just a couple of hours. You’ll experience no “down time” and can go about your daily activities after the injections.

At this time, the cost of this procedure is approximately $4000 for one area ( for example, a knee or a shoulder) and $6000 for two areas (both knees or both shoulders). Insurance does not currently cover this procedure so you will have to pay for it yourself.

Stem Cell Enhancing Supplements

Because the cost such procedures more than many people can afford, some people are turning to supplements than can enhance stem cell production or mobilization. One such product is shown below. Investigate it and use it if you think it could help you.

Does EMS Muscle Stimulation Actually Work?

Whether you are an athlete or someone recovering from an injury, Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) can help build muscle strength and help prevent muscle atrophy.

Wondering if this can help you? Let’s take a look as some of the evidence from scientific studies.

Good for Non-Exercisers

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If you are like most people, you don’t exercise enough. And, you may think that muscle building resistance type training is for the “lunks” doing squats and deadlifts in the gym. But, you need to know that after about age 35 your muscles start to shrink or atrophy if you don’t exercise them with enough resistance and stress. Muscle fibers can be replace by fat cells so for a long time you don’t even realize that you are losing muscle.

The article Prolonged electrical muscle stimulation exercise improves strength and aerobic capacity in healthy sedentary adults in the Journal of Applied Physiology described an experiment that showed the effectiveness of EMS for the average non-exercising person. It showed that you can now overcome muscle loss and retain a shapely physique.

The study looked at 15 healthy but sedentary men and women. They went through 20 hour-long electronic muscle stimulation sessions that exercised their large leg muscles without stressing their joints. The EMS signals stimulated the muscles to contract, similar to shivering. This exercised the muscles and increased the need for oxygen which had a physiological effect similar to exercise.

The results were amazing. The utilization of oxygen (peak VO2) improved, they could walk longer distances, and their quadriceps strength increased. These normally sedentary men and women improved their cardiovascular fitness and muscle strength while remaining sedentary with the help of electrical muscle stimulation.

The article concludes by indicating that electrical muscle stimulation could also be suitable for individuals suffering from joint discomfort such as arthritis where exercise, and even walking was painful.

Is Electrical Muscle Stimulation As Effective as Exercise?

An article, Muscle Strength and Its Development New Perspectives, in the journal Sports Medicine reviews a number of EMS studies. It indicates that “The general conclusion to emerge from these studies is that the strength gains associated with electro-myostimulation procedures are similar to, but not greater than, those that can be achieved with normal voluntary training.’

A wide range of pulse frequencies have been shown to produce favorable results in increasing muscle strength using electrical muscle stimulation. The article Muscular Strength Development by Electrical Stimulation in Healthy Individuals in the journal Physical Therapy indicates that frequencies from 33 to 200 pulses per second have been proven effective.

Different pulse rates affect the body in unique ways. For example:

  • Around 9 pulses per second increase blood flow to the area and helps in recovery after exercise
  • Between 10 and 20 pluses per second the body’s slow twitch muscle fibers are activated which help endurance
  • Between 50 to 70 pulses per second both slow and fast twitch muscle fibers are activated for resistance and muscle building
  • Between 75 to 100 pulses per second only the fast twitch fibers are activated for building strength
  • Between 100 and 120 pulses per second the body’s very fast twitch fibers are activated for explosive strength

You can learn more about how the different pulse frequencies affect different muscle types from the following video.

How Compex Muscle Stimulators Work

A great video on how Compex Muscle Stimulators work by using EMS (electronic muscle stimulation) to increase strength and muscle development, improve recovery and allow you to train not only harder, but smarter.

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EMS Good at Preventing Muscle Loss

EMS can also be helpful to prevent muscle loss in individuals who cannot exercise because of injury or illness. The article Electrical muscle stimulation preserves the muscle mass of critically ill patients: a randomized study in the journal Critical Care indicates that critically ill patients who cannot exercise can reduce muscle atrophy by use of electrical muscle stimulation.

Details of the Compex Sport Elite Muscle Stimulator

Learn more about how the Compex Sport Elite Muscle Stimulator work with this video:

The Sport Elite is the muscle stimulator model recommended for the competitive/high performance athlete who has a rigorous training and exercise regimen. It features a total of 9 programs, and 5 levels of progression will keep elite athletes challenged with every training session, resulting in a true competitive advantage!

COMPEX SPORT ELITE HAS 9 TRAINING PROGRAMS:

-ENDURANCE PROGRAM
Helps you cope with long-duration aerobic activities and increases muscle resistance to fatigue by building slow-twitch muscle fibers

-RESISTANCE PROGRAM
An all-around program for endurance and strength, building both slow-twitch and fast-twitch muscle fibers

-STRENGTH PROGRAM
Increases sheer muscle strength better than conventional weight lifting alone, with less risk of muscle-tendon injury

-EXPLOSIVE STRENGTH PROGRAM
For developing short bursts of power without the traumatic or violent movements associated with conventional training

AND 5 ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS:

-POTENTIATION PROGRAM
Warms up muscle faster without psychological, muscular or cardiovascular fatigue.

-ACTIVE RECOVERY® PROGRAM
Facilitates relaxation of muscles and reduces muscle soreness and stiffness following competition or demanding workouts

-RECOVERY PLUS® PROGRAM
Does not contract the muscle. Helps clear lactic acid and increase blood flow at lower frequencies -perfect for muscles that are fatigued after a vigorous workout or competition..

-PRE-WARM UP PROGRAM
Does not contract the muscle. Runs at a frequency specifically targeted to increase blood flow that oxygenates the muscles prior to a workout or competition. This program is recommended if there is any risk of cramp.

-MASSAGE PROGRAM
Electrostimulation develops the blood capillary network of the exposed muscles. This improves irrigation and oxygenation.

Learn more about the Sport Elite here: https://www.compexusa.com/compex-sport-elite.html

Compex Sport Elite Kit includes: Compex Sport Elite Muscle Stimulator, Battery Charger, CD with User Manual, Electrode Placement Guidebook, Carrying Case, Easy Snap Electrode Lead wires (set of 4), 2″x4″ Easy Snap Gel Electrodes (2 packs of 2) and 2″x2″ Easy Snap Gel Electrodes (2 packs of 4)

REACH YOUR GOALS WHEN TRAINING WITH COMPEX SPORT

Cyclists – Improve Endurance
Runners – Recover Faster and Avoid Muscle Injury
Triathletes – Build Muscle and Increase Strength
Sprinters – Gain Explosive Speed and Power
Football Players – Increase Your Maximal Strength
Baseball Players – Get Quicker to Your Strength Threshold
Basketball Players – Develop Quick Reactivity and Forceful Response
Other Athletes – Enjoy all these benefits and more!

No matter what sport you are into, they all require different physical preparation to achieve peak performance: Speed, Strength, Explosive Power, Resistance, Endurance and Muscle Recovery.

The Compex electric muscle stimulation device helps you maximize your muscles effort when working out to reach 100% of your muscle fibers, including slow twitch and fast twitch muscles. Muscle stimulation trains your muscles in ways your traditional workout can’t.

Take a look at the Compex Sport Elite Muscle Stimulator here: