As CEO of Forever Labs, I attend as many of our stem cell collections as I can and I talk with many of our clients. The majority of people that are interested in storing their young-adult stem cells with us have the same three questions.
Below are these questions and my typical answers:
Does it hurt?
In short, no. Most of our clients describe a fleeting cramp that runs from their buttock, down the back of their leg. It’s over in a matter of seconds. On a scale of 1-10, it’s most often given a 2 or a 3.
One client in San Francisco described it as, “less painful than a night out dancing in heels.” I think that’s a good thing? Either way, we’ve yet to have a client that hasn’t been glad to have gone through with it.
What is the best age to have the procedure?
I always reply the same way, and it’s not to be dismissive of the question, I just think it’s the best possible analogy. I’ll ask the client, “When is the best time to plant a tree?” Then, I will answer the question myself, “20 years ago, or today. The same is true of your stem cells.”
I am turning 40 years old in May, my cells that I have stored are forever 38. If I could have banked them when I was 28 that would have been even better. There is a diminishing return the longer you wait to store your cells. That said, there’s scientific evidence to suggest that your 60 year old cells could still be a boon to your 70 year-old self. My 59 year-old father recently banked his cells with Forever Labs and I’m very grateful that he did. Don’t put it off.
How much does it cost?
This one is simple. It’s $3500 for the procedure and $250 a year for storage. Or, you can pay $7000 for the procedure and lifetime storage.
There are a number of other questions that our clients have and I enjoy answering all of them, but these are the big three.
If you have any questions about Forever Labs, what we are doing or why it’s important. Let us know, or reach out to me directly: steven at foreverlabs dot com
Remember, your stem cells will never be as young as they are right now!