The Healing Power of Stem Cells

The Healing Power of Stem Cells

Your stem cells naturally act as tiny repair mechanisms making them ideal for use in a range of treatment options. We believe in a holistic approach to your wellbeing.

Using haematopoietic stem cells (from cord blood) and mesenchymal stem cells (from placenta, cord tissue and adipose tissue), Target150 offer a range of treatments to fit your medical needs. These stem cells offer potentially life-saving treatment options for people traditional medicine cannot assist.

HSCs are used for treating disorders of the circulatory and immune systems because they specialise into blood cells. They are most commonly used to treat a range of anaemias, cancers and congenital immune system issues.

MSCs can specialise into any cell type making them useful in treating an incredibly wide range of diseases. There is strong evidence to show that MSCs are ideal treatments for incurable disorders like multiple sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, and cystic fibrosis… among others.

Stem cells have the ability to reproduce and transform into all kinds of living cells in our body – replenishing damaged organs with healthy cells. These stem cells can also accelerate growth of nearby cells combatting slowed-down cellular repair for an added benefit.

Using intravenous or intra-articular injections, stem cells can be used for anti-ageing treatments and can improve your organ function to help with chronic illnesses like diabetes or cirrhosis. Overall, these rejuvenative therapies fight the ageing process – leaving your body healthier and boosting longevity.

Unlike other stem cell banks that freeze your deposit as tissue segments without verification and multiplication, Target150 verify the quantity and quality of your stem cells and make sure there are at least 10 million cells before they are placed in long-term storage. This means you will always have a backup for future usage.

Your deposits are matched to your identity through a unique photo-certificate documenting the total cell count, stem cell type, viability, number of vials, and growth potential of deposit.

Target150 provide a 30-year guarantee on the quality of your stem cells to show our commitment to your future health. In the unlikely event that your stem cells have a drop in vitality, you’ll be reimbursed ten times your service fee.

Target150 is the ultimate choice in stem cell banking services for the whole family, with services available for all ages.

For years they have led the industry in technical innovation and it is that dedication to being at the cutting edge that allows Target150 to provide the best stem cell care.

Target150 are operated by internationally-renowned physicians, including experts in stem cell transplantation. Target150 are guided by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT), the Medical Council, and a set of international medical ethics in research and development for stem cell transplantation.

To learn about our team and their qualifications, read more about them here.

You Produce around 5,000 Cancerous Cells a Day

You Produce around 5,000 Cancerous Cells a Day

That is correct, the average adult produces around 5,000 cancerous cells every day

To combat these cancerous cells, your immune system produces Natural Killer cells. These are your body’s own first responders, and act as the ultimate solution in keeping cancer cells from developing and spreading further.

Sometimes your natural killer cells can underperform or be overwhelmed, especially when your immune system is under stress. To ensure that your immune system functions optimally, Target150 has developed a range of NK cell treatments to help you live a longer and healthier life.

Controlling your NK cell activity

In order to evaluate the strength of your immune system, Target150 offers a first-of-its-kind immunity test that can measure how active your NK cells are – giving you an accurate assessment of your current health and potential risk of disease. Should your NK cell activity levels be low, we also offer an innovative NK cell replenishment therapy.

How it works

In order to determine how well your body can defend itself against dangerous abnormal cells, Target150 measures activity in a core part of your immune system: the Natural Killer (NK) cell. In the first commercially available test of its kind, we only need to draw 1ml of fresh blood, making the procedure simple and affordable.

Your blood sample is sent to our laboratory to see how well your NK cells work when exposed to foreign cells. The test takes 72 hours to complete. Because NK cell activity indicates how well your body can defend itself, this test will help your doctor assess your risk of disease or cancer.

Outcomes and next steps

Once you’ve received the results of your immunity test, you’ll have clarity on the health risks you are currently facing. Although a low result doesn’t mean you have a disease or cancer, it might be symptomatic of that so your doctor will likely recommend further testing in the event of a low NK cell activity level.

To combat a low level of activity, Target150 offers highly active NK cell therapy which helps boost your immune system to a healthier level.

If your NK cell activity level is high, it can still be worthwhile to invest in a treatment. In an effort to promote increased longevity, maintaining the strength of your immune system will ensure your body is fighting-fit should it face disease.

Highly active NK cell therapy

If your immune system needs a boost, Target150’s therapy solutions using highly active NK cells will give your body the recharge it needs.

How it works

Target150 has developed an innovative technique for multiplying your body’s own NK cells and activating them to their maximum potential. These cells can then be used to bolster your body’s natural defenses against disease. This makes our highly active NK cell treatment a perfect way to revitalize an immune system that has been weakened by illness, ageing or stress.

It takes only two weeks and 30-35ml of blood to prepare a treatment and, unlike many medical procedures, no hospitalisation is required. The treatment is fast, simple and effective.
Outcomes and benefits

In order to prevent cancer and other diseases, it’s important to build up your immune system’s defensive power. It’s only when the immune system is weakened that cancer is able to break through your naturally-strong defences. .

Introducing more NK cell activity into your immune system will help decrease the number of mutated cells in your body, and help prevent cancerous growths. It’ll also help rebuild the strength of your whole body, from the damage anti-cancer treatments such as radiation can cause, by enhancing your immunity overall.

Increasing your NK cell activity can prevent and help fight cancer and other diseases, which means better health, quality of life, and longevity.

Treating Diabetes with Stem Cells

Treating Diabetes with Stem Cells

Diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period. Untreated, diabetes can cause many complications.

There are two main types of diabetes mellitus. Diabetes is due to either the pancreas not producing enough insulin (Type I DM), or the cells of the body not responding properly to the insulin produced (Type II DM).

Type 1 diabetes: results from your body’s failure to generate insulin, and currently requires the individual to inject insulin. (Likewise known as insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, IDDM for short, and juvenile diabetes)- Cell therapy to stop immune cells from destroying insulin producing pancreatic islet cells. The usual symptoms that are associated with Type 1 diabetes can include: Polydipsia (constant thirst), polyuria (excessive urination), polyphagia (constant hunger), weight loss, dry mouth and fatigue. A diagnosis of Type 1 results in the destruction of beta cells in the patient’s pancreas. Other known complications for type 1 diabetes include heart disease, diabetic retinopathy, diabetic neuropathy and kidney disease. Type 1 diabetes is especially dangerous for women who have a 42% higher risk of mortality as compared to men. The average life expectancy for type 1 diabetics is less than 11 years for men and less than 13 years for females.

Type 2 diabetes: results from insulin resistance, a condition wherein cells are not able to use insulin appropriately, sometimes coupled with a complete insulin deficiency. – Type 2 is often an acquired disease and if caught early is a very treatable condition at the regeneration center. Long-term risks of having diabetes include retinopathy (loss of vision), diabetic nephropathy which leads to kidney failure, peripheral neuropathy ( foot ulcers that lead to amputations or charcot joints ), and autonomic neuropathy that causes genitourinary, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular symptoms with sexual dysfunction. Patients diagnosed with diabetes also report increased occurrences of peripheral arterial disease (PAD),atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and cerebrovascular disease. Other complications include Hypertension and severe abnormalities of lipoprotein metabolism. Many patients can also impair insulin secretion because of pharmaceutical medications they are taking. These medications do not directly cause diabetes, but they may might lead individuals to become insulin resistant.

Gestational Diabetes: is when pregnant women, who’ve never had diabetes before, have a high blood glucose level while being pregnant. It may precede development of type 2 DM.- We currently cannot treat Gestational diabetes with stem cell therapy.

FPG, fasting plasma glucose
HNF, hepatocyte nuclear factor
GAD, glutamic acid decarboxylase
GDM, gestational diabetes
GCT, glucose challenge test
IFG, impaired fasting glucose
MODY, maturity-onset diabetes (young)
IGT impaired glucose tolerance

Can Stem Cells Cure Diabetes?

At this stage, cures for Type 1 diabetes or gestational diabetes are very very low probability. There is a genetic component of the disease that will require gene therapy to reprogram the cells from reverting back to their compromised states however these solutions are just in the clinical trials stage and have not been approved for clinical applications. Type 2 Diabetes T2D however is usually treatable and reversible if caught early enough before it starts effecting other organs/systems in the body. Often time, patients simply ignore the disease and try to manage the symptoms using traditional diabetes medication (Metformin,Thiazolidinediones,DPP-4 inhibitors,Meglitinides), change of diet and/or regular insulin therapy. If left untreated, complications often occur and can include:

Foot Complications / Ulcers
Kidney Disease (Nephropathy)
Ketones & DKA (Ketoacidosis)
Ulcerative colitis and crohn’s disease – IBD
High Blood Pressure & Hypertension ( leads to heart disease,eye problems )
Brain Strokes
HHNS
Gastroparesis

Currently, the available treatment (medicines, diet, insulin injection and exercise) can control blood sugar but cannot cure diabetes.

Over the past several years, doctors have attempted to cure diabetes via transplanting functional insulin-producing beta-islet cells and pancreas from the donor.

However, the requirement for steroid immunosuppressant therapy to prevent rejection of the pancreatic cells increases the metabolic demand on insulin-producing cells and eventually they may exhaust their capacity to produce insulin and also shown a deleterious effect on pancreas cell and shown a less successful result.

At present, stem cell therapy has shown promising results for diabetes mellitus because Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) are known to be capable of releasing growth factors contributing to an increase in angiogenesis and stabilisation of the vasculature and to enhance proliferation of pancreatic beta-islet cells.

They have also an immunomodulatory function which stops the immune attack by secreting anti-inflammatory cytokines (IL-10, TGF-beta and IL-1). On the other hand, stem cell will transform itself to insulin-producing pancreatic cells that will replace pancreas with new cells. Thus offer a promising therapeutic potential for treating diabetes.

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