Stem Cells Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find the answers to stem cells frequently asked questions regarding stem cells and other general questions regarding stem cell therapy at Dreambody Clinic in Bucerias, Mexico.

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Stem Cell Frequently Asked Questions

Where do the Stem Cells come from?

Dream Body Clinic only provides certified stem cells that are the highest quality stem cells. Our Lab is certified to produce stem cells and certified as a stem cell cryo-bank. These 2 permits are from COFEPRIS (Mexico’s FDA). This guarantees that they have the highest quality standards in the collection, expansion and application of mesenchymal stem cells. This is to ensure a highly safe product that is free of pathogens. Our quality control is based on good manufacturing practices and the standards recommended by the International Society of Cell Therapy and the Latin American Mesenchymal Stem Cell Society of which we are members. The laboratory enters the qualification of ISO 5 (Cleanroom), which mean they meet the necessary requirements to make injectable products. We have specialized equipment such as binder brand incubators and laminar flow hoods that guarantee the complete innocuousness of the cellular product. The cells are obtained from Wharton Jelly (Umbilical Tissue) and Placenta tissue which is extracted from previously selected donors under a rigorous medical screening that includes complete clinical history, serologic tests (HIV, Hepatisis C and B, syphilis, and Chagas), with high inclusion criteria so that they can be candidates for the donation. Once the sample has been obtained, several studies evaluated by third-party laboratories authorized by COFEPRIS are carried out, such as flow cytometry, microbiological tests (mycoplasma and endotoxins).

What kind of stem cells are these?

These are adult stem cells, which are technically mesenchymal stem cells. All of our stem cells are from Placenta and Wharton Jelly that came from healthy, live births. Our lab has a fertility clinic that allows us to screen the donors from conception to birth. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) exist in our bodies already. They live on our capillaries as pericytes. As pericytes they squeeze and release the capillaries to control blood pressure. When injury or inflammation occurs near them they release from the capillaries and go to the inflammation where they guide the cellular repair. MSCs lack human leukocyte antigen (HLA) so they are basically invisible to the immune system which means no chance of rejection. MSCs are extremely safe and there are tens of thousands of studies on pubmed about them.

Are These stem cells safe?

Dreambody Clinic Stem Cells are safe. The immune system is unable to recognize placenta or wharton jelly derived mesenchymal stem cells as foreign bodies. They lack human leukocyte protein (HLA) which is why they are not rejected. These type of stem cells have been administered thousands of times at the Dreambody Clinic and our lab has over 8 years experience with no issues. There has never been a single instance rejection (graft vs. host disease) in over 8 years. In fact, mesenchymal stem cells are approved to treat graft vs. host disease in Canada and New Zealand.

Umbilical cord (Wharton Jelly) -derived mesenchymal stem cells also proliferate more efficiently than “older” cells, such as those found in the fat or bone marrow of an adult patient. This makes them more potent.

Are These stem cells Ethical?

Dreambody Clinic Stem Cells are ethical because they are adult stem cells. The confusion here comes from the controversy surrounding embryonic stem cells. Embryonic stem cells have been found to always want to become babies which when used in treatments turn into tumors. Adult Stem Cells like the placenta based stem cells we use are totally ethical and are immune resistant, so your body won’t ever reject them.

The state of California has invested 2 Billion dollars into embryonic stem cell research. After years of research and 1.8 Billlion dollars spent, they have come to the conclusion that embryonic stem cells just don’t work for treatments at this point. They have actually invested the last 200 million dollars into adult stem cell research.

The the Southern Baptist Church and the Catholic Church have issued papers which actually encourage research and the use of adult stem cells in the treatment of human disease. They deemed adult stem cells as an ethically acceptable alternative to the use of the ethically challenged fetal and embryonic stem cells.

How do Stem Cells Work?

Stem cells are parent cells which are capable of regeneration and differentiation into a wide range of specialized cell types. Once injected, stem cells follow inflammatory signals from damaged tissues and have multiple ways of repairing these damaged areas.

The mesenchymal stem cells we are using are considered to be multipotent (they can transform into different cell types but cannot form an organ) but not pluripotent (capable of giving rise to several different cell types). In the body, these cells Do NOT function by transforming into different cell types or tissues.

They act via anti-inflammatory activity, immune modulating capacity, and the ability to stimulate regeneration. As we age we have fewer mesenchymal stem cells in our bodies. In fact by the time we hit bone maturity we only have 10% of the stem cells that we previously had. So we are 10 times as big and only have 10% of these stem cells left. The stem cells guide traffic and manage the immune system cells. So when we have inflammation the immune system cells are signaled to go to that area. In their perfect state these immune system cells such as T-Cells would only attack antigens and pathogens. Unfortunately since we have fewer mesenchymal stem cells to guide the T-Cells, they get confused and accidentally attack the area of inflammation. So instead of helping, the immune system compounds the problem. When we put stem cells back into our system then things run the right way and our body can heal itself naturally.

If you would like to learn more about treatments with mesenchymal stem cells then we highly recommend reading this book:

Which kind of Stem Cells are used in these treatments?

  • One Shot = 100 Million Stem Cells administered via an IV drip for autoimmune disorders, chronic degenerative disorders, and anti-aging treatments
  • Medium Shot = 50 Million Stem Cells administered via an IV drip for autoimmune disorders, chronic degenerative disorders and anti-aging treatments
  • Golden Cells = 25 Million Stem Cells administered via a single IV Shot for autoimmune disorders, chronic degenerative disorders and anti-aging treatments
  • Osteo Cells = 25 millionstem cells Specially formulated for orthopedic joint treatments
  • Esthetic Cells = 10 Million Stem Cells Specially formulated for skin and hair treatments

Are there risks or side effects to getting stem cell treatment?

Our stem cells are risk free as they have been screened for all major virus’ and analyzed to confirm that they are viable mesenchymal stem cells. We include the analysis sheet with all stem cell treatments for patients to have. There is no risk of your body rejecting the stem cells because they are immune resistant which means your body won’t reject them.

1 in 100 people will experience a mild fever from stem cell treatments. We provide Tylenol to all our patients to take home with them just in case. It is similar to the reaction few people get from a vaccine.

A super small percentage of people will experience swelling in their joint from the direct intra-articular joint injections such as knee or wrist treatments. It is caused from too little space in the joint. The swelling tends to dissipate after a few weeks. We provide Tramacet and Prednisone just in case patients experience this rare side effect.

A patient will be disqualified as a candidate for stem cell therapy if they have had cancer within the past 5 years. The research is still not there in regards to cancer so we will not perform treatment in these cases.

Should I stop taking any medication for stem cell treatment?

We need to know what medications you are on as some medications need to be stopped for a few days leading up to this treatment. For the stem cells we need you to stop taking any Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) a week before getting stem cell treatment. You can use them afterwards. The most prominent NSAIDs are aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen

Here is a breakdown of what NSAID’s – We need at least 3 day notice to have treatment ready for you as the cells are only viable for 4 days from when we receive them.

Do alcohol or smoking effect the stem cell treatment?

Smoking and alcohol offer no benefits to stem cell treatments. They are both detrimental to the treatment. We recommend that you do not smoke or drink for at least a week before and after treatment. Our best recommendation is to not smoke or drink at all while undertaking stem cell treatment.

How do I become a Patient?

Simply fill out our Medical History Form –

Booking Form –

or Contact us Today:

US/Canada – (833) 445-9089

How do I become a Patient?

How to Book Treatment –

US/Canada – (833) 445-9089

Mexico – +52 322 232 1055

Where is Dreambody Clinic?

Dreambody Clinic is located in Beautiful Bucerias, Mexico.

  • Dream Body Clinic
  • DBC Medical Center
    Carmen Serdan 22
    Bucerias, Nayarit 63732

USA/ Can – (833) 445-9089

Mexico – +52 322 232 1055

Where should I stay?

You can stay anywhere in the greater Puerto Vallarta area which includes Nuevo Vallarta, Bucerias, Hotel Zone, Marina Vallarta, Old Town, La Cruz, South Shore, Punta Mita or Sayulita. We provide airport Pickup and Drop off. We also provide transportation to and from the clinic.

Here are some of the most commonly booked hotels:

Paradise Village

The Westin

The Marriot

Hard Rock Hotel


The Riu

There are also many great airbnb options in the Bucerias area where the clinic is located.

Next Steps

Hopefully we have give you all the stem cell answers. If you still have more questions then feel free to contact the Puerto Vallarta stem cells clinic – Dreambody Clinic by calling (833) 445-9089 or


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