Are Umbilical Cord “Stem Cells” a Thing?

Are umbilical cord stem cells legit?

Let’s say you’re in a US clinic and someone offers you stem cells from Wharton’s Jelly? Is that for real or fiction? Based on the existing research, it’s not real. While Wharton’s Jelly is a component of an umbilical cord that can contain stem cells, the US products being sold to clinics do not have living and functional stem cells. They are all dead and dying on the thaw. Hence any clinics claiming that these products have stem cells is not legit. In that case, you need to ask yourself, what else are they telling you that isn’t true?

Please share this infographic with anybody who is being offered umbilical cord stem cells in the U.S.

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