My Personal Review Of The Dream Body Clinic And Stem Cell Treatments
By Jay Campbell
September 1st, 2022
As much as I preach the Golden Age of fully optimized health, we also need to face reality.
The future of preventative medicine in the United States is highly uncertain — while we have an abundance of novel agents and procedures, we don’t know what will happen to them over the next 3-5 years.
Therapeutic peptides are being more suppressed with each passing year.
Laws are being passed which make it infinitely harder to get a basic prescription for testosterone.
Higher-quality care, lower costs, access to medications and procedures not approved in the USA… the list goes on.
So where exactly should people depart?
One of the places I am now wholly endorsing is the anti-aging-focused Dream Body Clinic at the San Javier hospital in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Monica and I recently went there for their powerful regenerative stem cell treatments and the experience was nothing short of amazing.
In this article, I want to talk about their cutting-edge solutions and why I highly recommend booking a visit to their clinic in the immediate future.
NOTE: I also had the honor and privilege of interviewing Dream Body’s founder Josh Ketner for the Jay Campbell Podcast, and the video of the interview can be found below.
What Is The Dream Body Clinic?
Josh’s discovery of the Dream Body Clinic dates back 18 years ago when his father, a successful rocket scientist who was trying to build and grow his own aerospace company, came down with Lou Gehrig’s disease:
“Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neuromuscular disease. ALS is characterized by a progressive degeneration of motor nerve cells in the brain (upper motor neurons) and spinal cord (lower motor neurons).
When the motor neurons can no longer send impulses to the muscles, the muscles begin to waste away (atrophy), causing increased muscle weakness“
Way back when, the Internet wasn’t the resource we know it to be today.
Following the conventional route, Josh’s father would have been a guinea pig for studies where he would never know what he received.
But his research led him to a key discovery:
If someone suffered from HIV-induced muscle wasting, insurance would cover the testosterone and human growth hormone (HGH) you would use to counteract it.
However, the Anabolic Steroid Act would prevent this from becoming a reality:
“Congress passed the Anabolic Steroid Act of 1990 to respond to the increasing levels of illicit traffic in steroids. This Act identified anabolic steroids as a separate drug class and categorized over two dozen drugs as controlled substances.
The Act also gave a four-part definition of this drug class, which allowed for flexibility in controlling new anabolic steroids as they were synthesized.
In 2004, Congress enacted the Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2004, which banned over-the-counter steroid precursors; increased penalties for making, selling, or possessing illegal steroid precursors; and provided funds for preventative educational efforts”
HGH is an anabolic but not a steroid, and the same can be said of testosterone… but the “Powers that Use to Be” will never see them this way.
Josh got into assisted senior care with the purpose of helping his dad by vowing to find a solution.
The next big breakthrough was reading about people who would outsource their medical care to other countries.
India was too far away but Mexico seemed like a real possibility.
Fast forward to 9.5 years ago and Josh meets an American doctor in Mexico with dual citizenship who had been running a successful fly-by program since the early 1990s.
This program was able to thrive thanks to a legal loophole within US law:
You can seek medical treatment abroad and return to the USA with up to 50 dose units of a medication.
(NOTE: If you’re returning anywhere else in the world, you can “take home” up to a 90-day supply of medications)
Additionally, hormones are not regulated in Mexico, and pharmaceuticals are regulated but not scheduled… unlike in the US.
After this American doctor left for a PhD program, Josh and his wife took over and their journey down the path of alternative health began.
It wasn’t until 6-7 years ago when Josh heard about mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and invested in a lab that could produce them to the highest of standards.
Billions of dollars and an entire decade would be needed before the FDA would ever approve MSCs as a treatment modality, so why bother fighting a broken sick-care system beyond repair?
Today, Dream Body Clinic is in the process of building the world’s largest stem cell clinic equipped with its own on-site lab and should be launched by the end of 2022.
The clinic’s doctors and attorneys all strive to meet one goal:
Be the #1 international location for access to groundbreaking medical treatments that (A) address the root cause of health issues and (B) are near impossible to get in developed 1st-world countries.
Why Are Mesenchymal Stem Cell (MSC) Treatments So Unique?
I won’t provide a Master’s-level thesis on MSCs, so let me briefly explain what they are.
There are numerous definitions, but I like this one best:
“cultured multipotent stem cells capable of renewing themselves and of differentiating in vitro under proper stimuli into a variety of tissues.
… such pericytes do not differentiate into different tissues in vivo; in contrast, they provide a regenerative microenvironment supplied by the immunomodulatory and trophic bioactive factors that they secrete.
Thus, MSCs do not differentiate when they are associated with the damaged tissue, but rather instruct tissue-specific progenitor cells responsible for the regeneration of injured tissue.”
Based on the first and last sentences of the quote above, it’s clear MSCs have extraordinary treatment potential:
“MSCs are used as a tool to treat degenerative changes in joints and to reconstruct bones and cartilage, and are used in plastic surgeries, aesthetic medicine, cardiovascular diseases, endocrine and nervous system diseases, cell transplantation, and in the repair of damaged musculoskeletal tissues
Due to the special properties of these cells, such as their rapid proliferation, high differentiation capacity, and the ability to migrate into the site of damage, new clinical applications are being tested”
But as Josh explained to me, these MSCs have a limited shelf life.
“MSCs are pericytes, which are a type of cell located in the inner walls of your capillaries.
We have tons of them as young kids, but once we reach the age of bone maturity (18 for women and 21 for men) we lose 90% of our capillaries as we’re not growing taller and don’t need as much blood flow.
We lose roughly 90% of our body’s naturally-produced MSCs as a result (read more about age-related changes of our vascular structure here)”
He went on to clarify why this account for the progressively slower rate of injury recovery with age.
“Think of MSCs as the manager on a construction site, guiding the healing and repairing processes in your body.
Suppose you have an elbow injury — the MSCs come off the capillaries and go to the site of injury. The first thing they do is get rid of scar tissue and target inflammation.
But once the injury is resolved, some MSCs do not find a capillary to call home again.
White blood cells (WBCs) can rush to the area instead of MSCs but they can only heal via fibrosis (i.e. scar tissue formation), which blocks the healing process.
Even if you pump as much HGH into your body as possible to increase IGF-1 production, you cannot fix the problem at its root if you do not get rid of the scar tissue.”
Going even further, Josh revealed why the site of MSC injection matters depending on what condition you want to treat.
“For joint, ligament and cartilage injuries, nothing beats a localized injection of MSCs directly at the site of injury as these areas do not get much blood flow.
The first pass of an IV injection goes directly through the heart and then through the lungs, which act like a filter and stop 70-80% of the MSCs from going through.
The good news is they don’t get wasted — during the 8 or so months they are “stuck”, these MSCs interact with other cells, target the immune system and reprogram it, lower bodily inflammation, and donate mitochondria to weaker cells via nanotubes.
In short, IV injections are best for muscular/organ damage.”
What you have in summation is a preventative treatment using nothing more than what your body already has but loses over time.
What Makes The MSCs From Dream Body Clinic So Unique?
There are numerous reasons why the MSCs cultivated by Dream Body Clinic are vastly superior to what you will get anywhere else in the world.
The MSCs are extracted in an ethical and effective manner.
Josh’s clinic extracts the MSCs from the placenta and umbilical cord tissue donated by healthy young women who have gone through a live C-section birth.
These women all agree to donate said tissue in advance and must undergo a rigorous screening process:
- Must be between ages 18-25 (younger undamaged tissue = faster replication of cells)
- Sexual partner history (more than 1 = disqualification)
- Vaccination history
Those two sources (umbilical cord and placenta) are particularly important as you can culture many more MSCs out of them compared to a source such as bone marrow.
The MSCs are cultured for maximal health and viability.
Unlike in the United States, cultivation of stem cells (i.e. cell replication) is allowed in Mexico.
This allows Dream Body to get hundreds of millions of MSCs so quickly compared to a mediocre 10,000-100,000 you would get out of bone marrow.
The donated tissue is immediately taken to the lab, where the MSCs are isolated and then cultivated.
3-6 rounds of replication are done to produce the healthiest cells possible… although these cells can replicate infinitely, after Round 12 or so is when the MSCs lose their nice round shape and by extension their potency.
Unlike many other clinics that will attempt to cryogenically freeze the MSCs and thaw them out when they need to be used, Dream Body Clinic places the MSCs in a sodium lactate solution and administer them within 24 hours of the cultivation process.
They will survive over 3 days with 97% of the MSCs intact, and after that the total MSC count drops off steeply and the cells die very quickly.
Josh explains why his clinic does not freeze their MSCs:
“The big problem is that while freezing the MSCs keeps them preserved for shipment to the doctors who want them, the thawing process tends to kill cells.
Regenexx did several studies on this (here and here) showing many of the MSC solutions offered by labs and clinics barely have any MSCs in them, partly because the thawing process has to be overly slow for maximal MSC preservation.”
The MSCs are thoroughly tested and each patient receives a certification showing exactly what is being put inside their body.
Here are just some of the things you’ll get with your certificate, provided by flow cytometry form a 3rd party lab:
- Cell viability
- Cell count (alive and dead – at most you’ll have 100,000 dead cells for every couple million of live cells)
- Presence of retroviruses, microplasms, endotoxins, and more
- Presence of certain markers
- Absence of certain markers such as HLA (human leukocyte antigen), which would be a signal for your body to attack the MSCs
All MSCs are classified according to the standards of The International Society Of Stem Cell Research.
Any Side Effects Of MSCs To Worry About?
There are virtually no side effects of MSC treatment — they’ve been used safely for kids as young as 3 years old and seniors in their 90s.
A mild fever for 1-2 days is super rare, but can easily be remedied with a single Tylenol.
Likewise, a swollen joint is super rare but can also be treated with a single dose of an anti-inflammatory medication such as Prednisone.
All you’re doing is restoring your MSC levels to what you had when you were a young child.
As a caveat, there are two conditions where MSCs will not work:
- Treating genetic issues such as Type 1 Diabetes (although MSCs work very well for Type 2 Diabetes)
- Mechanical issues (ex. a giant bone spur that has to be surgically removed)
Where Can I Learn More About MSCs?
There are two resources I recommend.
The first is this quick 3-minute video created by Josh himself:
The second resource, if you really want to dive into the technical details of MSCs, is this must-see 7-part presentation from Dr. Arnold Caplan, who is arguably the father of MSCs:
What Treatments Are Offered At Dream Body Clinic?
Dream Body Clinic offers numerous applications for their MSC treatments.
Their intra-articular injections (i.e. directly in the joint) can be used to treat injuries in the following areas:
There are also numerous disease states their MSC treatments can address through various injections:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Multiple sclerosis
- Congestive heart failure
- Kidney disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Liver disease
- Traumatic brain injury
- Hashimoto’s disease
- Rheumatoid arthritis
These administration modalities include intravenous, intrathecal (in the spinal fluid), intranasal, and more.
Autoimmune, cardiovascular, neurological — the list is virtually endless.
When you click on the link at the start of this section, and click on the disease you want to treat, every page offers more details about the treatment offered and the studies backing up the effectiveness of MSCs for a specific disease.
Anywhere from 50 million to 300 million MSCs in a single injection are common.
But the majority of people are there for a few key reasons: Joint injuries, heart issues, and lifestyle optimization.
I’ll talk more about what I did later in this article.
They’ll do 50 million in just the knee, IVs of up to 300 million. There is a massive difference in numbers.
Other Non Stem Cell Treatments Offered
If you go to the homepage of Dream Body Clinic, you’ll notice they have a number of miscellaneous treatments available for patients:
- HGH (Pfizer’s Genotropin or Novo Nordisk’s Norditropin
- Testosterone injectoins
While they don’t make any money off testosterone, they know how important it is for American citizens who have to do a lot of “doctor shopping” and jumping through hoops just to get the real stuff.
But where I really want to focus my attention on is HGH because it’s impossible to get anywhere in the world except for a few select places.
Yet thanks to Mexico’s lack of regulations, it is perfectly legal for you to get your hands on it.
While it’s mostly for weight loss and anti-aging, it’s also great for injuries, especially IF you start treatment upon being recently injured (otherwise stick to the MSCs for healing).
If you remember my monster article on growth hormone, I recommended a dose of 1-2 IU’s a day for anti-aging and life extension purposes.
And the two highest-quality formulations I recommended were the ones from Pfizer and Novo Nordisk.
Well, here’s the good news Josh told me for anybody who wants a long-term supply of HGH:
“The United States says you can bring back 50 “dose units” of any medication from Mexico, but “dose unit” is not strictly defined.
This allows them to consult each individual’s case and discern between ‘personal use’ and ‘intent to distribute’.
For HGH, 2 IU a day for up to a year (720 IU) total is just enough.
All of my patients have had zero problems with bringing this volume of HGH back to the United States”
I highly recommend visiting the clinic’s HGH page for more information.
The Ultra-Luxury Patient Experience At The Dream Body Clinic
So how exactly does Dream Body Clinic provide the best experience possible for their patients?
The first thing you do is schedule a free consultation phone call with either Josh or one of the clinic’s doctors.
When you agree upon a treatment modality, you’ll have to fill out a booking form and a medical history form.
The duration of your stay will depend on your treatment as some options require you to stay in Mexico for a longer period of time.
Next, book your flight to Puerto Vallarta and choose a premium hotel close to the clinic.
Once you arrive at your destination, the clinic’s team of drivers will provide you with free transportation from the airport/hotel to the clinic and back for the entire duration of your stay.
Treatments are only done on Tuesday to Saturday as all MSCs are cultivated the day before (Monday to Friday)
And contrary to what many people believe, this area of Mexico is one of the safest places in the world.
You won’t have to worry about narcos and civilians never find themselves in sketchy situations — the same can’t be said about many large American cities and their inner city areas.
*Personal Note* I have traveled to Mexico more than 70 times in the past 20 years and I HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED a single issue with regards to crime or elevated risk or threat to my safety.
Celebrities, high net worth people, police officers, and expatriates from all over the globe have been to the Dream Body Clinic without any issue whatsoever.
What Jay And Monica Got At The Dream Body Clinic
I want to end off the article by talking about what Monica and I did when we visited Josh.
We both got the 100 Million Mesenchymal Stem Cell IV Treatment.
This is their ultimate anti-aging treatment that optimizes your health by targeting inflammation and extending telomere length within certain cells of your body.
This was me less than 74 hours after receiving the 100 Million Stem Cell Anti-Aging treatment on July 25th 2022:
If you recall my article about the life-extension peptide Epitalon, every cell has what is called a “Hayflick limit” — cells can only divide about 50-60 times before it goes scenescent.
The senescent cell is not “dead” per see, but it acts like a zombie cell that damages other cells.
Based on this limit, humans can mathematically live a maximum of 125 years.
Therefore, if we extend telomere length, we may be able to extend human lifespan.
These two treatments are purely for enhanced sexual function.
As a man, I can tell you the P-shot makes you feel like you are 15 all over again.
The nerve regeneration leads to harder erections, better penile sensation, improved blood flow via blood vessel creation, and stronger orgasms.
For a woman, the V-shot will lead to stronger orgasms, better lubrication and increased vaginal sensitivity.
Not something I would recommend to a young 20-something (hopefully not), but a perfect choice for older men and women (45+) who want to restore and/or fully optimize their sexual performance as they age.
Finally, Monica went one step above me and got their Facial Restoration Stem Cell Treatment.
Trust me when I say this is infinitely better than Botox.
While Botox works instantly and tightens everything up, you end up needing more and more over time because you’re making your facial muscles weaker and weaker.
Plus you’re running the real risk of botulism… read it and see what it’s about, because this is what will happen when you repeatedly inject neurotoxins in your face.
But with this treatment, you don’t have to worry about any side effects.
From the product page itself:
“…consists of platelet rich plasma (PRP) infused with 20 million mesenchymal stem cells that are specially formulated for esthetic procedures such as this.
We have recently added Fibroblasts which convert into new collagen. This procedure will re-vitalize your skin and build more collagen naturally.
We use the Derma Pen on the whole face and then inject with an insulin needle to deep wrinkle lines. The High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) sends out ultrasonic pulses that create micro lesions in the collagen which then goes into healing mode.
With the stem cells and fibroblasts, they’re available to speed up the healing and regenerate collagen.”
All you’re doing is stimulating the body into a state of regeneration through the provoked secretion of growth factors that repair facial tissue and increase blood flow to your face.
For any woman, this stuff is literal magic for maintaining and/or restoring a youthful appearance both safely and effectively.
Results come within a month and last at least one year.
How To Schedule An Appointment With Dream Body Clinic
In short, Dream Body Clinic provides a premium experience for their clients on all fronts.
From the pre-arranged transportation to the individualized care they provide for you, their service is exceptional and their stem cell treatments are unbelievably powerful.
If you want to experience this for yourself, visit their official website and give them a call at (833) 445-9089 to schedule a free consultation.
I am in no way financially compensated for this endorsement — this is my way of directing people towards a place that delivers 100-fold on their therapeutic outcomes and their professionalism to their clients.
If you would like me to personally introduce you to Josh (because we know each other already), you can definitely send me an email and I’ll be happy to connect you.
Since we live in an age of being fully optimized, we might as well expand our horizons to what the world has to offer those living at the Tip of the Spear.
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