Live Stem Cell Therapy to Renew, Repair and Rebuild

8 Jul 2014

A few months ago, one of my colleagues recommended that I look into live stem cell therapy after I complained about fatigue. I’d never heard of cell therapy supplements prior to this and was intrigued so I started reading up online on what this is all about.

Live Stem Cell Therapy

The premise is that time takes its toll on our own adult stem cells, which naturally decline as we age. Therefore it is important we keep them activated. Adult stem cells are our master cells of the body that have the ability to maintain, self-renew and repair cells, tissue and muscle throughout our entire life time. Having your own adult stem cells working at optimal levels provides the platform for many cumulative health benefits. Benefits of taking cell therapy supplements include much improved energy, super charges the immune system, supports anti-inflammatory relief and provides rapid repair and recovery after illness, injury and surgery.

Incidentally, after my mom was hospitalised due to a sudden unexplained fever a couple months back, one of her friends had also suggested live stem cell supplements to rebuild and maintain her health.

One exciting tidbit that I discovered is how many rich and famous personalities would go to Switzerland for placenta injections to delay aging. These are done in exclusive clinics, highly customised and tailored to the individual and generally cost USD30k upwards. The results are allegedly dramatic. Uh-huh. These placentas are usually fresh, sterilized and frozen for injection. The shelf life of these placentas is rather short, but with improved manufacturing techniques, it is now possible to freeze-dry the placenta to preserve the cells so that they remain “live” even 3-4 years later as long as it is stored correctly. Giving placenta injections must be administered under medical supervision as complications can occur such as allergic shock and sometimes sepsis.

Taking oral supplements has been said to produce similar effects at much lesser cost and also safer. A nutritional live stem cell supplement can stimulate the production of stem cells integral for repairing the body. New research suggests that a commercially-available supplement can increase the blood circulation of hematopoietic stem cells, which can give rise to all blood cells, and endothelial progenitor cells, which repair damage to blood vessels.

The couple of supplements that I looked at are Purtier Placenta and Zell-V.

Live Stem Cell Therapy Purtier Placenta

Purtier Placenta is a live cell therapy that contains deer stem cells that can differentiate to other cells to rejuvenate the body. The deer placenta live cells, specifically sourced from New Zealand, are extracted from the afterbirth and there is no sacrifice of deer life. These cells are then freeze-dried to preserve them. There are altogether 9 ingredients that formed Purtier Placenta: deer placenta, lycopene, aloe vera, xanthones, squalene, borage oil, marine collagen, evening primrose oil and avocado oil. Price: 60 enteric-coated capsules per set at S$490.

Live Stem Cell Therapy Zell V

ZÉLL-V Cellular Therapy is made from exclusive Swiss and German formulation to supply the human body with young and active cellular material obtained from sheep foetal cells or placenta. The brand claims that it is free from unwanted substances such as blood, hormones, toxins and allergens – made possible by high-tech filtration system from Switzerland and Germany. Additionally, ZÉLL-V is manufactured in accordance to the highest pharmaceutical and laboratory safety standards of MedSafe New Zealand, and has garnered numerous accreditations. Every capsule contains concentrated active materials extracted from fresh sheep placenta, shark liver oil and grape seed oil. Price: 30 enteric-coated softgels per pack at S$350.

There are other brands out there, which I didn’t get to compare and contrast. But while doing my research, there’s one interesting skincare product backed by a potent anti-aging innovation derived from non-embryonic human stem cell research that came up on my radar.

Stem Cell Therapy Serum Blue Horizon Skincare

Blue Horizon Special Skin Serum is a serum specially formulated with Cytokine action, epidermal growth factors (EGFs), short and long-chained hyaluronic acid and ceramides combat the effects of aging and deliver unique skin benefits without surgery. Promising 23% better skin in just 2 weeks, this product is made in Germany and the company is a division of Blue Horizon International that conducts clinical research and provides regenerative stem cell therapies. Price: 30ml bottle for US$295.

My mom has regularly begun taking Purtier Placenta, while I tried it for about three months. The recommended initial dosage is 4 capsules per day followed by 2 capsules daily after the first month; the skeptic in me feels it’s excessive and it’s some money-making trickery to get consumers to spend and buy more. I haven’t gotten feedback from my mom so I can’t say whether the product is doing what it claims to do. I went for an obligation-free cell check through blood analysis at Zell-V which indicated that my cells are degenerative — *gasps*, so I’m deducing that Purier Placenta could just be a placebo. I’ve just begun taking one Zell-V capsule this week BUT in order to see an improvement and healthy red blood cells, the advised therapy duration is 3 to 4 months after which another cell check will be conducted. I only have 30 day supply, so it’s impossible for me to determine whether the product actually works, no!?! :|

Last but not least, I used Blue Horizon Stem Cells Special Skin Serum and I hate it. Reason being, it smells like bleach and neither the packaging nor the product feels luxurious at the slightest. At nearly three Benjamin Franklins, it’s too much money spent on a chlorine-smelling lotion and I’m skeptical about its efficacy claim.

Conclusion: Consumer-level stem cell products, including oral supplements, are a basket of bullshittery and in my opinion a waste of money.

23 Responses to Live Stem Cell Therapy to Renew, Repair and Rebuild

  1. Pauline says:

    Hi, I read with interest your findings on Purtier vs Zell V. I am also researching on Purtier. Do you mind sharing how long did you take Purtier and how many capsules per day?

    • Moonberry says:

      Hi Pauline, I took 2 caps of Purtier daily for a couple weeks and then down to 1 daily for several weeks (I’ve gone through about 2.5 bottles total).

  2. Anna says:

    Hi I’m also interest on placenta Zell-V …
    May I know are you taking placenta ?

  3. Fanfan says:

    Hi Moonberry, my grandma has cancer and I think this could be really good supplement for her! Do you know where can I buy Purtier online?

    • Moonberry says:

      I’m sorry to hear about your grandma. I recall there are some sellers on Qoo10 that list Purtier. From what I know it’s an MLM product so you should be able to find several different sellers there, generally the prices don’t vary a lot. Good luck!

    • Yang Wai Teng says:

      I was a cancer patient before…. my oncologist advises me not to take any supplements that has hormonal ingredients.

  4. Chester says:

    buy the authentic real purtier from instead from qoo10.

  5. Jo Sng says:

    Hi Moonberry may I know where to get it?
    Thank you.

  6. Chris says:

    Hi Moonberry, so what is your verdict after 3 months of Purtier? Is it indeed a placebo and of no real effects? How is your final verdict on stem cell products so far?

    • Moonberry says:

      Since there isn’t a way to quantify physical improvement, as far as I can tell these products aren’t doing much for me. They are expensive so I’d rather stick to TCM for the time being.

  7. Jessy says:

    Me and my family had been taking Purtier Placenta for few months, the effects it seem to be depends on what kind of patient are you. The normal treatment for 6 months is is taking 4 capsules per day follow by 2 capsules per day until the 6th month. If you are patient who have any red light on your body, the distributor will need to know how long you been sick, and what kind of sick before they let you know how many capsules you have to take. The distributor who give you advise is normally attend training with Chinese tradiotional doctor, we do have few distributor is 中医师. Most of the case take 3-4 months to see the effects, but some take 1 month also some people like my brother actually take about 1 year. Every people react differently for this product, I had seen many good testimonial around me since I joined this company.

    • Jami says:

      I also was very sick and decided to take this for cancer therapy and it’s only been two months now but I am seeing tumor shrinking and a change from hard to soft. I was wondering if anyone sick had any type of “die off” symptoms or any side effects from the body pushing waist out?

  8. Dr.Simon Niemperry says:

    I am a Hospital based Dental Surgeon who have come across many patients with Oral Cancer , whom have undergone oral surgery and Radiation Therapy, in your opinion will Live Stem Cell therapy ( Purtier Placenta) may provide relief to their condition if taken 4 capsules over a period of 6 months.
    I am also taking training on this product here in Papua New Guinea

    Thank you


  9. Douglas says:

    The Truth About Deer Placenta Origin

    Alpha Laboratories (NZ) Ltd is the original manufacturer of Deer Placenta Capsules for Purtier by Riway and Lucenta by CVI and Kiwicare International Limited.

    Purtier @ S$3,688
    Lucenta @ S$2,310
    Kiwicare @ S$1,600

    Consumers will have to make a wise choice which to buy since all are manufactured by Alpha Laboratories (NZ) Ltd. Why pay more for the same product?

    • Mel says:

      The price difference is due to other ingredients that comes with the placenta products. So to compare prices without knowing the ingredients is not fair comparison. Purtier has incorporated 9 other ingredients such as dendrobium, EPO, aloe vera, borage oil, xanthone, lycopene, squalene, avocado oil & marine collagen. Dendrobium is very powerful ingredient as its the 1st among top Chinese immortality herbs of medicine in imperial treasures. There are many different grades of dendrobium & Purtier uses the elite known as dendrobium officinale. That’s the reasons there is price differences among the products.

  10. geetha jora singh says:

    How much is it

  11. leslie says:

    It really doesn’t matter what age you are. We should age beautifully and happily. Was talking to my aunt who is near her 60s a while ago. She has been taking DG2 Sheep Placenta for 2 months and she was shock that she got back her periods after it stopped for at least a year. I strongly recommend you to try but it doesn’t matter which brand of supplement you decide to take. Stay postive always and you will find inner happiness.

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