About Wharton’s Jelly
Wharton’s Jelly is a mucous connective tissue primarily composed of hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulfate that surrounds the umbilical cord in a mother’s womb. During pregnancy, the umbilical cord supplies oxygen and nutrients to the baby and connects the baby to its mother. Wharton’s Jelly provides the umbilical cord with insulation and protection from potential damage. It is rich in cytokines, growth factors, and scaffolding proteins, making it a powerful and effective form of regenerative medicine.
Wharton’s jelly is found to contain some of the highest levels of human cellular tissue products in the human body. Human cellular tissue products, such as mesenchymal stem cells found in Wharton’s jelly, are neutral cells that can transform into other types of cells in the body, including the brain, skin, bone, lymphatic tissue, connective tissue, and blood vessels.
When injected into the body, Wharton’s jelly has been shown to effectively treat a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries and degenerative conditions, including arthritis, intervertebral disc degeneration and tendinopathy, and peripheral neuropathy. It has also been successfully used to replace missing or damaged connective tissue, repair damaged joints and tendons, and restore function.
Another major benefit of Wharton’s jelly is its abundance due to the fact that it’s harvested after childbirth. This also means it has fewer ethical dilemmas because it doesn’t harm the donor mother or baby. Furthermore, since Wharton’s jelly is a naturally occurring product, there is less chance of an adverse reaction when administered to the patient.
To find out more information about Wharton’s jelly or other potential regenerative treatment options for you, contact our clinic to set up an appointment with one of our doctors.