Pro-Football Hall of Famer 2013, Cris Carter, Joins The Neomedicine Institute’s Stem Cell Banking and Regenerative Therapy

Home to only one of two adult stem cell banks in Florida, The Neomedicine Institute is bringing revolutionary treatments to professional athletes alike. Stem Cell banking and treatments, offers lasting alternatives to surgeries and opioids. Stem cell therapy is an innovative regenerative medicine treatment that provides an entirely new way to manage and heal degenerative joint and bone conditions, as well as injuries. These unique, powerful cells are our bodies’ “building block” cells, and they can develop into any other kind of cell your body needs — including cartilage, ligaments, tendons, muscles and more.

Mr. Cris Carter has recently partnered with the Neomedicine Institute to harvest his stem cells in order to develop and regenerate the cells the body needs including cartilage, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and more. Mr. Carter has suffered many injuries in his professional football career and hopes to educate the sports community on the importance of stem cell therapies as an alternative solution to surgery. Dr. De La Hoz, Medical Director of The Neomedicine Institute says, “With professional athletes, we see many injuries related to the sport. The sports industry tends to push surgery for injuries far too often, instead of seeking healthier and safer options with shorter recovery time. With Cris Carter, we were able to harvest his stem cells and use them for pain relief, rejuvenation, and replacement for his damaged tissue.”

As we age, our bodies’ ability to respond to tissue injury weakens, which contributes to the incidence of age-related diseases. Scientists and medical researchers largely consider the cause of these functional declines to be the exhaustion of stem cell functions. That’s why there is so much interest in harnessing their power to reverse stem cell aging at the cellular level and rejuvenate the body’s aging processes.

Every year, medical research into stem cells and related stem cell therapy treatments is quickly increasing. As of 2022, there are more than 6,000 clinical trials taking place using stem cells to treat diseases like cancer and blood-related diseases including leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma, as well as metabolic disorders and immune system deficiencies.

It’s currently estimated that as many as 1 out of every 3 people may benefit from a regenerative medicine application like stem cell therapy in their lifetime. Today, adults around the world can cryogenically preserve their own stem cells, which can be used later for personal treatment like pain relief, anti-aging, and conditions like tendonitis, rotator cuff tears, muscle tears, severe sprains and more.

One of the most common types of stem cells preserved through stem cell banking is the Mesenchymal stem cell (MSC). MSCs — cells that can self-renew and differentiate — can regenerate damaged tissue by responding to inflammation and aiding in tissue repair. They also can help initiate the repair processes in various diseases and disorders, including age-related orthopedic degenerative diseases. Clinical trials are currently looking at MSCs for therapeutic interventions in severe degenerative and inflammatory diseases.

Cris Carter says, “The Neomedicine Institute has reshaped the way I view modern medicine. They have the capability to increase the longevity and quality of life. With stem cell banking and regenerative therapy, I am able to heal my body and feel more youthful, energetic, and mobile!”

As stem cell research advances, it’s reasonable to assume that we will only uncover more ways that these cells can help people from all walks of life — those suffering from life-threatening diseases, chronic conditions, everyday pain and other age-related injuries and illness. Storing your stem cells now will ensure you have access to their healing power in the future, should you need it.

Success has been a part of Cris Carter’s DNA since his collegiate football days and HOF professional football career. As one of the greatest wide receivers in NFL history, Cris scored 130 touchdowns and racked up 1,101 receptions for 13,899 yards (12.6 avg.) in 16 seasons, finishing his career as the NFL’s second alltime leading receiver and with the second-most touchdowns in league history. Carter is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1990s.

Cris transitioned seamlessly into broadcasting following his playing career, joining HBO’s “Inside the NFL” as a studio analyst in 2002. He moved to ESPN in 2008, appearing on a variety of programs as a studio analyst, including “Sunday NFL Countdown” and “Monday Night Countdown,” becoming a fixture on the sports television landscape. From 2017 to 2019 Cris co-hosted FS1’s morning show, First Things First.

An Ohio native, Carter attended The Ohio State University where he studied communications and was a first-team All-American and two-time All-Big Ten performer. He has been recognized for his work with inner-city youth, receiving the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award in 1999. He also serves as a mentor in President Barack Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” Program.