There are several internal sources of stem cells. ‘Internal’ stem cells are ones that you produce in your own body. These can be harvested and used for healing and treatment of numerous conditions. One place stem cells can be found is in adipose tissue; this is your body fat. Harvesting adipose tissue stem cells simply requires liposuction and then extracting the stem cells from the fat. Unfortunately, body fat stem cells are not useful for medical procedures; they are not the type of stem cell that will help joint pain or degeneration. Adipose stem cells have been used for years however in the cosmetic industry to improve skin health and or augment other anti-aging aspects. Beware of the online advertisements for adipose tissue stem cell oral supplements claiming to relieve aches and pains or help heal the body, these products are completely bogus. For joint pain and end stage, bone-on-bone osteoarthritis, we recommend PRP (platelet rich plasma) as the best internal source of human cellular tissue allograft. At Solutions Integrated Medicine, we offer this treatment to our patients for help with joint pain, degenerative arthritis and numerous other related conditions as part of our regenerative medicine protocol. We also offer amniotic tissue + wharton’s jelly human cellular tissue products for most powerful combination of external source cells useful for tissue allografts.