Are Stem Cell Pills Effective? 

Stem cell therapies are all the latest rage. Pills, supplements, special diets, and IV therapy are among the top stem cell treatments. However, with so many options, it’s tough to know which treatment is right for you, if any. To help make the decision easier, we’re going to look at a list of the pros and cons of the various options available to you.

The first and most popular option for stem cell therapy is taking oral supplements, usually in pill form. The research behind stem cell pills is foggy. If you decide to go this route, you should consult a doctor first and implement pills with other lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise.

Stem Cell Pill Pros

  • Readily available

Stem cell pills are readily available and easy to obtain. Most vitamin and health stores will likely have stem cell pills at the ready, and buying them is just like buying a bottle of Vitamin C.

  • More affordable than IV therapy

Stem cell pills are also much cheaper than IV therapy. A bottle of stem cell pills can cost as little as $20 to $50, as opposed to IV therapy that’s in the thousands.

  • It doesn’t require a prescription

You also don’t need a doctor’s prescription to purchase stem cell pills. However, you should always consult a physician before purchasing them to ensure that they’re what you need.

Stem Cell Pill Cons

  • Not proven to be effective

Sellers of stem cell pills often claim that their product is effective in 40 to 50 percent of their patients and that they result in a marked improvement of various conditions. However, this has yet to be proven on a clinical level.

  • Not as good as IV therapy

Stem cell pills are a much broader stem cell treatment. Because you’re ingesting it orally, there’s no guarantee that the stem cells will go where you need them. IV therapy offers a more direct initiation of stem cells into the bloodstream.

  • Could cause problems

Recent studies show that some stem cell pills cause more harm than they do good. Pills aren’t as regulated as IV therapy, which means that you never know exactly what you’re getting.

IV Therapy Pros

  • A more effective form of stem cell treatment

IV therapy is a more proven and trustworthy stem cell treatment method than pills.

  • It helps treat several conditions

Stem cell IV therapy has also been shown to treat many conditions more effectively than pills.

IV Therapy Cons

  • Expensive

IV therapy is costly in comparison to stem cell pills. However, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Stem cells are expensive to obtain, which means that you’re more likely to get your money’ worth with IV therapy.

  • More difficult to obtain

Stem cell IV therapy often requires a consultation with a medical professional before it’s administered. While some people see this as a con, it’s a good thing. Stem cell therapy shouldn’t be administered unless it’s recommended and monitored.


It can be argued that each of the cons of stem cell IV therapy is a pro. Stem cells are costly, and you can bet that a $20 bottle of pills won’t contain what you need.

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