Stem cell research has been one of the most controversial topics of the recent years. Despite its repeated presence in the news and everywhere else, I still don’t understand a lot about the topic. I do understand that stem cells are found in a variety of multicellular organisms and can be used to more-or-less “repair” damaged parts of the body. Embryonic stem cells are at the heart of the controversy surrounding stem cell research because, as the name specifies, they are stem cells which come from blastocysts. There are also adult stem cells which can be found in adult tissues and bone marrow… but who would have guessed that they can also be found in menstrual blood? I certainly wouldn’t have.
One company, C’elle, has developed annual, semi-annual, and quarterly collection options for women who want to cryogenically store their menstrual blood to potentially be used in the future. Cryo-preservation preserves the stem cells in the menstrual blood so they retain their potency and can potentially be used to treat a variety of life-threatening and debilitating medical conditions. Despite the cost, C’elle’s service is a very interesting, unique medical opportunity for women. To read more about C’elle’s service, see the following press release and Celle Client Testimonials.
Taking Control: Future Therapies for a Host of Serious Diseases May Be Found in Women’s Menstrual Blood
July 07, 2008: 01:28 PM EST
OLDSMAR, Fla., July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — With today’s hectic lifestyle, where most women are juggling careers, family, relationships, and a host of activities, the idea of possibly facing a serious illness in the future is not something that readily comes to mind — especially when a woman is in the prime of her life. But what most women don’t know, is that the key to treating a number of possibly life-threatening diseases that she, a parent, a sibling or even her children may face in later years, such as osteoporosis, heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, may be found within her own body — in vital stem cells, which can now be harvested from her own menstrual blood.
Now, thanks to the revolutionary research and technology of C’elle, a service dedicated to providing women with a safe and easy method of collecting and preserving stem cells found in her menstrual fluid each month, even the busiest woman can take control of her future, right in the privacy of her own home. With C’elle’s non-invasive collection process, menstrual cells are processed and cryo-preserved (stored at a very low temperature) for potential cellular therapies that may be used in the future. These self-renewing cells one day may even be used for sports medicine or cosmeceutical treatments, such as anti-aging therapies.
“C’elle enables and empowers a woman to take control of her future health, and possibly of those genetically closest to her, in a fast, painless and stress free way,” said Michelle Kay, Marketing and Sales Manager for C’elle. “We live in exciting times, as science and technology are discovering how extremely valuable menstrual blood stem cells really are, and the enormous treatment potential they represent for future therapies. C’elle’s ongoing research is supporting these promising findings.”
For more information about C’elle, please call 1-877-892-3553 or visit www.celle.com.