13 Aug What Are Common Side Effects Of Exosome Therapy?
You may have heard about the anti-aging and regenerative properties of exosome therapy, but as with all medical treatments, it’s important to be aware of the risks. What are the possible side effects of exosome therapy?
What is exosome therapy, and what does it treat?
Exosomes are small buds that form when cells fuse together, which then get released and are responsible for carrying messages and fuel to other cells, telling them how to react.
Exosome therapy involves safely harvesting these buds to be delivered to the body, generally through injection or infusion therapy. This is considered a possible cell-free alternative to stem cell therapy, which poses a higher risk of cells transforming into dangerous or harmful cells. Exosome therapy has also been shown to have higher potency, which means a better chance at faster repair and revitalization of target cells.
Exosome therapy can help:
- Reduce inflammation
- Promote cell repair and regeneration
- Boost immune health
- Reduce chronic pain
Exosome therapy can also greatly benefit brain health, fighting the mental decline that comes with aging and improving alertness, mental performance, and clarity.
What are the risks and side effects of exosome therapy?
Much more research is needed before exosome therapy becomes an FDA-approved treatment. Some unscrupulous providers have given exosome therapy that was not properly sourced or administered, resulting in people getting injured. That’s why it’s important to ensure you’re getting treatments from a licensed medical expert properly trained in exosome therapy.
Potential side effects include:
- Injection site reaction
- Ineffective treatment due to insufficient exosome content
- Contamination of cells through improperly harvested exosomes – this can result in growths or abnormal cell development in the target site or other areas of the body
- Bacterial infection resulting from improper extraction methods or incomplete sterilization
If you are interested in trying exosome therapy, it’s very important to vet the clinic and/or lab performing the exosome harvesting and treatments. In addition to ensuring that they work, a quality lab and trained healthcare provider to administer treatments are your best chance at avoiding uncomfortable or dangerous side effects.
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