Having lost both parents to Alzheimer’s disease, Mike began to research preventative therapies for the disease and became familiar with the potential of adult stem cells. After seeing a friend’s vitality improve dramatically after stem cell therapy through Celltex Therapeutics, Mike decided to schedule an infusion of his own adult stem cells to see firsthand how his mind and body could benefit. An avid cyclist riding 200-300 miles a week, Mike has experienced noticeable reduction in pain and inflammation caused by osteoarthritis of the hips, as well as improved cardiac function and mental activity since receiving therapy.
Letter From Mike
Both of my parents died from Alzheimer’s disease. At least that’s what the doctors said, even though both of my parents knew who I was until they passed away. Knowing that dementia or Alzheimer’s could be in my future, I started to think ahead.
I learned about Celltex Therapeutics through a friend of mine with whom I have worked for the past 25 years. I’ve known him from the time he was 40. At age 65, he was absolutely rejuvenated – it was apparent in his appearance, attitude and overall energy. He told me he had received an infusion of hundreds of millions of his own stem cells. Today, he still has the same improved energy that I noticed two years ago.
I researched Celltex’s adult stem cell technology and decided to get infusions of my own stem cells at age 56 as an insurance policy. I did this in hopes that adult stem cell therapy might prevent me from developing dementia or Alzheimer’s in my later years. I have also been an avid cyclist for years, and I ride about 200-300 miles a week. This activity was causing inflammation from osteoarthritis in my hips, which prevented me from walking fast and recovering day to day.
I received my first infusion in 2014 and I noticed changes right away – changes that I hadn’t planned on. The very next day after my infusion, I left Cancun and flew back home. Once I landed at the airport, I had to quickly change terminals and I noticed I was able to quickly move through the airport – all of my inflammation was gone.
Before stem cell therapy, it would take me a month to recover after competing in a race. Seven days after my infusion, I went to five races in ten days and recovered between each and every one of them. It’s been two years since my stem cell therapy and I’m still riding 200-300 miles a week. I still get inflammation in my hips after a long workout, but after a good night’s sleep, the inflammation is gone again.
Thirty days after my last stem cell infusion, I noticed another big improvement. Before stem cells, I would monitor my heart rate, which was about 135 when I was putting out 165-170 watts. Thirty days after stem cell therapy, I noticed my heart rate had gone down to 125 putting out the same amount of effort.
Today, my heart rate is between 104 and 115 – the stem cells seemed to have done something for my heart, and it’s certainly not working as hard as it used to.
The other change that I have noticed is a cognitive improvement. Before stem cells, I found it difficult to focus. Concentrating is no longer an issue for me, and I suspect my stem cells had something to do with that welcomed change.
My advice for anyone is to get their stem cell extraction now. Do it as an insurance policy and do it while you’re still young. It would be great to see our regulators and policymakers embrace regenerative medicine and see what it does to lower the overall cost of elder care, Medicare and Medicaid expenses.
Thank you Celltex, for bringing this technology to the United States. I hope that soon this therapy will become more accessible so that others can experience the improvements I’ve experienced in my quality of life.
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Celltex Therapeutics Corporation is a Houston-based biotechnology company founded in 2011 by David Eller and Dr. Stanley Jones, an internationally-recognized spine surgeon, to initiate breakthroughs in regenerative medicine through adult stem cells. Eller is a graduate of Texas A&M University, who served two terms as Chairman of the Board of Regents and also served as Chancellor of The Texas A&M University System for a short period. It was at Texas A&M University that his passion for bioscience took flight, leading him to establish the Institute of Biosciences and Technology during his six year term on the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents.
Celltex uses proprietary technology to isolate, multiply and store autologous, adult (one’s own) mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to be used for regenerative therapy in a number of conditions including vascular, autoimmune and degenerative diseases, which is why Sarah was a great candidate for stem cell therapy.
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