Posted 18 September 2015
We have previously focussed on the claims of StemEnhance, that claims to result in the release of stem cells in your body and result in a host of beneficial results. Few studies have been conducted from this product’s inception around 2007. Eighteen years later, the studies have been insignificant with two recent publications on the products effect in diabetics. The studies were conducted in Iran and Egypt. Stem cells and their potential as a treatment is one of the most exciting areas under investigation, so readers have a right to wonder why is it that researchers and clinicians in Europe, Canada, USA are not investigating or dealing with this product – one that promises miraculous results? This alone should make you suspicious about the claims for this product.
We have also focussed attention on toxins present in the product, as well as whether the derivative product, StemSport, has any benefit at all. Not according to a study.
At the South African site for StemEnhance, it is claimed “StemSport® is a breakthrough concept in fitness nutrition that was designed with the professional athlete, weekend warrior and active individual in mind” and “’Without question, StemSport quickened my recovery time.’- Kevin Kouzmanoff Major League Baseball player“.
Here is a study that seems to suggest this may be a placebo response, concluding “These data suggest that compared to placebo, the SS herbal/botanical supplement did not enhance training induced adaptations to strength, balance, and muscle function above strength training alone“.
Presence of toxins (microcystins )
We have also pointed out that we analysed locally available StemEnhance and found high levels of arsenic and the toxin, microcystin.
In this study conducted in Germany, products containing Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (as does StemEnhance) were assessed for microcystin. All were found to contain this toxin.