Frequently Asked Questions About Stem Cell 100®
1. What is the preferred dose of Stem Cell 100® or Stem Cell 100+® and when should it be taken?
If you are 120 pounds or less or in your 20s, then it may be best to only take one capsule of Stem Cell 100 per day preferably after lunch. For those over 120 pounds and over 30 years of age, we recommend two capsules per day preferably taken at breakfast and dinner. Note that the recommendation to take Stem Cell 100 at meals is not due to any problems with taking the supplement on an empty stomach. Rather, Stem Cell 100 acts as an insulin sensitizer to help glucose cross into your cells and thus reduces the spike in glucose and insulin that routinely occurs after a meal. It is also best to take the two capsules at different meals, as the amount of Stem Cell 100 in the blood stream like all supplements decrease over time. That said, if you are one of the many people who can only remember to take your pills once per day, then it is best to take two capsules at the same time, preferably at one of your meals.
2. What improvements might I experience taking Stem Cell 100® or Stem Cell 100+®?
Some of the benefits of both version of Stem Cell 100 such as a slowing of the aging process may not be immediately apparent, however, there have been many reported beneficial effects including:
- Loss of belly fat that was resistant to other efforts.
- Younger looking, smoother and more elastic skin.
- General mood elevation.
- Sinus clearing and better breathing.
- Improvement in gum health.
- Improvement in eye sight.
- More endurance during vigorous workouts.
Skin elasticity can be tested easily at home without equipment using the pinch test. One 60+ male on Stem Cell 100 claims that he went from 7-8 sec on the pinch test to 2-3 sec in less than two years.
We do not make any medical claims for Stem Cell 100, however, you might find it interesting to do before and after blood tests with your doctor and monitor LDL and HDL cholesterol, fasting glucose, fasting insulin and C-Reactive Protein (CRP). Another test you may want to periodically check yourself is blood pressure. Note that Stem Cell 100 is not meant as a treatment or preventive for hypertension, cholesterol problems, diabetes, or inflammation. But Stem Cell 100 can help with keeping these blood parameters at more healthful levels for those already in the normal range.
If you experience one or more of these benefits and/or some other benefit that is not listed, please let us know using our Contact Form.
3. How does Stem Cell 100® compare to the widely available antiaging supplement resveratrol?
Much research has been done on Resveratrol and it has been in the news during the past few years. While the original experiment treating mice with resveratrol did generate somewhat longer lived mice, later experiments have given mixed results in extending mouse lifespan, as is also the case with longevity experiments in worms and fruit flies. One likely reason for these variable results is that resveratrol is a very unstable compound with only a 14 minute half life in the blood stream. In contrast, pterostilbene, a close resveratrol analog, has a half life of 105 minutes (7.5 fold higher) and is one of the principle components found in Stem Cell 100. This means that by the time you have lost 50% of pterostilbene, you have lost more than 99% of resveratrol! Moreover, the key to a substance’s activity in cells is its bioavailability. Pterostilbene is 95% bioavailable, whereas resveratrol is only 20% bioavailable. While the pterostilbene is the most prevalent resveratrol analog in Stem Cell 100, there is another potent resveratrol analog in Stem Cell 100 called marsupsin, which acts synergistically with pterostilbene.
4. In picking the herbal extracts for Stem Cell 100®, were ingredients chosen that affect the same genes that differed in the Methuselah flies?
The method used to pick the ingredients chosen for Stem Cell 100 is described in Fine-Turn Your Longevity Genes. The gene expression changes in Methuselah flies did give us many targets for intervention into the aging process. The surprise was that there were so many genes that changed in Methuselah flies. This naturally led to the idea that many targets would have to be hit simultaneously if one were to succeed in inducing a major change in the rate of aging. That was the genesis of the wide spectrum Stem Cell 100, which may finally have the potential to target a critical threshold of the genes involved in aging. While the selection of ingredients for Stem Cell 100 had many constraints beyond targeting Methuselah genes, the final product was found to alter many of the highest scoring Methuselah genes using our proprietary AI software. This fact plus our fly longevity data gave us high confidence that we were on the right track. Our subsequent human Field Trial showed many possitive results which are all independent measures of long healthspan and lifespan.
5. What are the potential interactions between Stem Cell 100® and medications?
If you are taking any of the following drugs, then you should consult your physician before taking Stem Cell 100. It may be necessary to monitor and adjust some of the medications as needed.
- Cholesterol lowering drugs
- Blood thinners (Plavix, Coumadin, etc.)
- Blood pressure lowering drugs (Beta Blockers, ACE inhibitors, ARB drugs, and/or diuretics)
6. How safe is Stem Cell 100® and what are the side effects?
All of the individual herbal extracts in Stem Cell 100 have 40 years or longer history of human use without significant reported side effects. Moreover, both animal and human trials have been published on the safety and effectiveness of the individual herbal extracts. If you believe you have experienced any side effects while using Stem Cell 100 please report them to us using our Contact Form.