What are stem cells?
What is the difference between embryonic and adult stem
Why do we hear more about embryonic stem cells than adult
stem cells in the media?
Can adult stem cells transform into any cell of the body?
Do StemTech or the StemEnhance product contain stem cells?
What do StemTech products and in particular StemEnhance
What role do adult stem cells play in the body?
What is the adult stem cell theory of renewal?
How often are tissues renewed?
How do adult stem cells work in the renewal process?
What is the health benefit of taking StemEnhance®?
What is StemEnhance made from and how is it different than
just whole Aphanizomenon flos-aquae?
What is the key benefit of Mobilin™?
What are the key benefits of Phenylethylamine (PEA) and
Is StemEnhance Vegetarian? Kosher? Halal? Organic?
Is StemEnhance genetically modified?
Is the Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA) used in StemEnhance
farmed or wild crafted?
What is the recommended usage for StemEnhance?
What is the optimum way to take StemEnhance?
What is the science behind StemEnhance?
Will StemEnhance deplete my bone marrow’s supply of adult
What happens to circulating adult stem cells if they do not
reach tissue in need?
Does StemEnhance contain iodine?
Can adult stem cells lead to abnormal cells such as cancer?
Is StemEnhance approved by the US Food and Drug
Why does the StemEnhance label state “consult
your physician if you are pregnant or nursing”? What
if I get pregnant while I am taking StemEnhance?
Can StemEnhance be taken with other nutrients?
Can StemEnhance be taken with other Stemtech adult stem cell
Why does the label say that people taking anticoagulants
should consult their physician prior to taking StemEnhance,
and what information does their physician need?
Can StemEnhance be taken with medications?
Can someone being treated by a health care practitioner with
health conditions take StemEnhance?
Can a person of any age take StemEnhance?
Does StemTech use vegetarian capsules?
Does the x-raying procedure performed by some shipping
services damage Stemtech products?
Is StemEnhance patented?
Why does the color and smell of StemEnhance seem to change?
Sometimes it is darker than other times, and has a different
Why has StemTech elected to use network marketing as its
2. What is the difference between
embryonic and adult stem cells?
1. What are stem cells?
Stem cells are cells that have the ability to duplicate
themselves over and over and transform into cells of virtually
any tissue of the body. There are two categories of stem cells:
embryonic and adult.
Embryonic stem cells are stem cells that are found in the embryo
and are responsible for becoming all the different cell lines
for the development of a baby. Adult stem cells are stem cells
found in the body after birth. Until recently, it was believed
that adult stem cells could only become blood cells, bone cells
and connective tissue. However, recent developments have shown
that adult stem cells can become virtually any cell in the body.
3. Why do we hear more about
embryonic stem cells than adult stem cells in the media?
Firstly, there is controversy linked to the use of embryonic
stem cells and not to the use of adult stem cells. From a
research point of view embryonic stem cells were originally
thought to be more useful because they were easier to grow and
manipulate into other cells outside the body, ie, in a test
4. Can adult stem cells transform
into any cell of the body?
Yes, recent scientific studies have shown that adult stem cells
can transform into virtually any type of cell in the body. For
example adult stem cells came become brain cells, kidney cells,
heart cells, muscle cells, etc.
5. Do StemTech products or
Our products DO NOT contain stem cells of any kind and are not
associated with embryonic stem cells or treatments involving any
kind of stem cells.
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6. What do StemTech products do?
StemTech's products support the natural release and activity of
adult stem cells in the body.
7. What role do adult stem cells
play in the body?
The US National Institutes of Health states that the role of
adult stem cells in the body is that of tissue maintenance and
8. What is the adult stem cell
theory of renewal?
The Adult Stem Cell Theory of Renewal proposes that adult stem
cells are naturally released by the bone marrow and travel
through the bloodstream and into tissues to promote the body’s
natural process of tissue renewal.
9. How often are tissues renewed?
Cells in the body are continually turning over, meaning cells
are expiring and new cells are taking their place, contributing
to tissue renewal. For example:
Your tissues completely renew themselves over the course of
10. How do adult stem cells work
in the renewal process?
Intestinal lining – every 5 days
Red blood cells – every 90 days
Liver - every 3 years
Pancreas – every 4 years
Lung – every 4-5 years
Heart – every 20-25 years
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When tissues have a need for renewal, adult stem cells work in
Messengers are sent by tissues in need requesting the
release of adult stem cells from the bone marrow.
Adult stem cells circulate in the bloodstream.
New messengers attract adult stem cells to migrate into
tissues where the adult stem cells reproduce and become new
healthy cells of that tissue.
11. What is the health benefit of
StemEnhance supports the natural release of your own adult stem
cells from the bone marrow into the circulation. Many scientific
studies have shown that a greater number of circulating adult
stem cells equates to a greater quality of health and well being.
12. What is StemEnhance made from
and how is it different than just whole Aphanizomenon
StemEnhance is a all natural, patented blend of proprietary
nutrient-dense concentrates of Aphanizomenon
is rich in a naturally occurring molecule that has been
documented to support the release of adult stem cells. Whole AFA,
on the other hand, is not concentrated.
StemEnhance is specifically designed and developed to support
adult stem cell physiology, but it also concentrates other
beneficial naturally occurring nutrients which include
phenylethylamine (PEA), phycocyanin, polyunsaturated fatty
acids, chlorophyll, and others thereby providing unique support
for the whole body.
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13. What is the key benefit of
The key benefit of Mobilin™
that it contains a molecule known as an L-selectin ligand that
has been documented in a published scientific study (see FAQ 19)
to support the release of adult stem cells from the bone marrow.
14. What are the key benefits of
Phenylethylamine (PEA) and Phycocyanin?
Phenylethylamine (PEA), a naturally occurring nutrient found in
some foods such as AFA, has been coined as “the molecule of
joy.” Phycocyanin is an antioxidant. PEA has been documented to
support a healthy mood. A key benefit of PEA is that it is a
natural compound made by the brain whenever one feels content
and happy. A key benefit of Phycocyanin is that it supports the
body in maintaining a healthy inflammatory balance.
15. Is StemEnhance Vegetarian?
Kosher? Halal? Organic?
StemEnhance is a vegetarian/vegan product that contains no
sugar, artificial colors, artificial flavors, soy, dairy, yeast
or preservatives. It is certified Kosher
the certification letters. The StemEnhance AFA concentrate is
certified organic and is produced by a certified organic
16. Is StemEnhance genetically
No, StemEnhance is not genetically modified.
17. Is the Aphanizomenon
used in StemEnhance farmed or wild crafted?
The AFA used to produce StemEnhance is wild crafted. Wild
crafted means that it grows naturally.
18. What is the recommended usage
The suggested usage for StemEnhance is two capsules once or
twice a day.
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19. What is the optimum way to
StemEnhance can be taken any time of day with or without food.
20. What is the science behind
was tested in a double-blind, placebo controlled, crossover
study that was published in the peer reviewed journal,
Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine, in September 2007.
The study documented that the consumption of one gram (two
capsules) of StemEnhance supported the natural release of adult
stem cells, significantly increasing the number of circulating
adult stem cells in the body approximately three million
additional adult stem cells in the circulation.
21. Will StemEnhance deplete my
bone marrow’s supply of adult stem cells?
StemEnhance will not deplete the supply of adult stem cells in
your bone marrow. The bone marrow continually produces and
releases adult stem cells into the bloodstream over the course
of your life. In the bone marrow, adult stem cells reproduce
though a self preserving mechanism called asymmetrical
reproduction. Through this process, anytime an adult stem cell
is released from the bone marrow it leaves a sister cell in the
bone marrow, maintaining the bone marrow’s adult stem cell
The increase in the number of circulating stem cells by an
average of approximately 3 million following consumption of one
gram (2 capsules) of StemEnhance is well within normal
physiological range and does not constitute stress on the bone
22. What happens to circulating
adult stem cells if they do not reach tissue in need?
Adult stem cells that are not used to renew tissue simply go
back into the bone marrow.
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23. Does StemEnhance contain
Unlike some seaweeds from the ocean, the Aphanizomenon
(AFA) used to create StemEnhance is a freshwater
algae and contains a very small amount of iodine - only 0.39 mcg
per gram. The Recommended Daily Allowance of iodine is 150 mcg.
For further reference, one slice of bread contains roughly 6 mcg
of iodine; one medium egg has 14 mcg; and one gram of Kelp (a
type of seaweed from the ocean) contains approximately 5000 mcg.
24. Can adult stem cells lead to
abnormal cells such as cancer?
Unlike embryonic stem cells, adult stem cells released from the
bone marrow have not been found to lead to abnormal cell growth.
A study using StemEnhance was published in a scientific journal,
Anticancer Research, in January 2009, and provides additional
information about this subject. Visit: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19331184
25. Is StemEnhance approved by the
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)?
StemEnhance is a dietary supplement, not a drug, and is not
intended to treat, cure or prevent illness or disease. Its
benefits have therefore not been evaluated by the US Food and
Drug Administration (FDA). However, the FDA does regulate the
labeling and safety of the dietary supplements, such as
StemEnhance. StemEnhance is manufactured in a licensed,
FDA-inspected facility in accordance with Good Manufacturing
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26. Why does the StemEnhance label
your physician if you are pregnant or nursing”? What if I
get pregnant while I am taking StemEnhance?
Many products carry such warnings out of caution rather than any
known pregnancy risk. StemTech is not aware of any evidence that
consuming StemEnhance during pregnancy will create a health
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27. Can StemEnhance be taken with
Yes. There are no known nutrient–nutrient interactions with
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28. Can StemEnhance be taken with
other Stemtech adult stem cell nutrition products?
Yes, StemTech products are for complete adult stem cell support.
StemEnhance – supports the release of adult stem cells from
the bone marrow
supports the circulation of adult stem cells, nutrients and
oxygen in the bloodstream
ST-5 with MigraStem™ –
supports the ability of adult stem cells to get into
(migrate into) the tissues
29. Why does the label say that
people taking anticoagulants should consult their physician
prior to taking StemEnhance, and what information does their
The statement on the label pertains to the anticoagulant
medication called Coumadin™
warfarin. People taking warfarin are typically advised by their
prescribing physician to pay attention to the amount of vitamin
K in their diet. Like many green foods, StemEnhance contains
naturally occurring vitamin K.
The US Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of vitamin K is 80 mcgs.
Two capsules of StemEnhance have approximately 40 mcgs of
vitamin K. For further reference, half a cup of raw chopped
broccoli has roughly 100 mcg of vitamin K and half a cup of
boiled spinach has about 540 mcg of vitamin K.
30. Can StemEnhance be taken with
As for medications other than anticoagulants (see
information on anticoagulant medications), there are no known
contraindications associated with taking StemEnhance. However,
there is a theoretical possibility of an interaction with
This is because StemEnhance contains a naturally occurring
nutrient known as phenylethylamine (PEA) as do some other
naturally occurring foods like chocolate. PEA is a natural
compound made by the brain whenever one feels content and happy;
it has been described as “the molecule of love.” Consumption of
PEA has been documented to support mood. Interactions with
antidepressant medications have not been reported, but it is a
theoretical consideration and people should consult their
31. Can someone being treated by a
health care practitioner with health conditions take
Due to the naturally occurring nutrient PEA (phenylethylamine)
in StemEnhance, there is a theoretical possibility that it may
be contraindicated in people with mania or bipolar disorder
though this is not based on any known ill effect (see
the benefits of PEA).
There is also a theoretical possibility that StemEnhance may be
contraindicated in people having a disease of the bone marrow,
though this is not based on any known ill effect. Although there
are no known ill effects, it is recommended that people with
these conditions consult their health care practitioner prior to
As with any dietary supplement, it is recommended that you
consult with your physician prior to using StemEnhance if you
are being treated by a health care practitioner or taking
medications of any kind. We suggest that you make information
like these FAQ’s available to your health care practitioner, so
they can make an educated decision. There are no known risks
resulting from the use of StemEnhance.
32. Can a person of any age take
Yes, just follow the directions on the label and do so under
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33. Does Stemtech use vegetarian
Yes. Stemtech uses vegetarian capsules that are commonly used in
the dietary supplement industry. They contain no gelatin or
animal by-product of any kind. They are essentially made of
cellulose, a polysaccharide fiber found in vegetables.
34. Does the x-raying procedure
performed by some shipping services damage Stemtech products?
To the best of our knowledge, Stemtech’s products are not
affected by the levels of radiation used when shipping services
randomly x-ray packages for security reasons.
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35. Is StemEnhance patented?
Yes, StemEnhance has two patents. One patent is a Use Patent
that pertains to the use of Aphanizomenon
for supporting adult stem cell physiology. The second patent is
a Composition Patent that has been filed world-wide. The
Composition Patent pertains to the specific components in AFA
that are responsible for adult stem cell support.
36. Why does the color and smell
of StemEnhance seem to change? Sometimes it is darker than other
times, and has a different odor.
StemEnhance is a natural product, and in nature color and odor
are not consistent. Depending on weather conditions and the time
of year, the color of the patented StemEnhance concentrate can
vary from dark green to a medium green and sometimes to what
some would call a slight brownish color. The odor may also vary.
No matter the color and odor, the nutrients that support your
adult stem cell physiology remain constant.
37. Why has StemTech elected to
use network marketing as its distribution channel?
The Stem Cell Theory of Renewal constitutes a new paradigm in
wellness, and StemTech's products are the first in a new
category of nutrition products known as adult stem cell
nutrition. An educational process is therefore needed to help
consumers understand the benefits of this new technology.
Relationship-based network marketing has many advantages over
store shelves in this regard, offering an effective method to
generate awareness about adult stem cell nutrition and educate
people about the "Stem Cell Theory of Renewal" paradigm.
Likewise, network marketing provides satisfied consumers and
entrepreneurs with the opportunity to develop their own
home-based business, generate extra income and be their own