Christian Drapeau is a pioneer in Adult Stem Cell research and has attained global recognition for his nutraceutical applications in the fields of regenerative medicine and wellness.
Christian Drapeau holds a degree in Neurophysiology from the Montreal Neurological Institute, affiliated with McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He has been the Chief Science Officer for Cell Tech, Desert Lake Technologies, and Stemtech International.
He is currently a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Jeunesse Global and the President/CEO of Kalyagen where he continues his work of Research & Development, investigating novel stem cell enhancers.
The natural role of stem cells in the body as the foundation of the body’s daily repair and tissue regeneration system was first described in Christian’s book Cracking the Stem Cell Code (2010). A new edition was published in 2021 presenting all the data on plant-based stem cell enhancers, along with descriptions of cases showing remarkable recovery using natural stem cell enhancers to support Endogenous Stem Cell Mobilization (ESCM).
Working on the aquatic botanical Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA), in the late 1990’s, and observing that consumption of AFA was leading to benefits touching many aspects of human health, Christian Drapeau proposed that bone marrow stem cells constitute the natural repair system of the body and that AFA’s mechanism of action consisted in supporting stem cell release from the bone marrow. Work done later confirmed these two hypotheses.
In essence, he has delineated how the bone marrow releases adult stem cells into the bloodstream to carry out the daily task of tissue repair within all bodily systems, and that the most important parameter in this natural ability to repair is the number of circulating stem cells. More stem cells in circulation has been linked to greater health, and conversely fewer circulating stem cells has been linked to disease formation. This finding has profound implications for every area of regenerative medicine, from disease treatment and prevention to anti-aging. He also discovered that the aquatic botanical AFA works in the body by stimulating stem cell mobilization (release) from the bone marrow. By increasing the number of circulating stem cells, more stem cells are available to participate to the process of tissue repair and renewal.
implications for every area of regenerative medicine, from disease treatment and prevention to anti-aging. He also discovered that the aquatic botanical AFA works in the body by stimulating stem cell mobilization (release) from the bone marrow. By increasing the number of circulating stem cells, more stem cells are available to participate to the process of tissue repair and renewal.
Pursuing his investigation in collaboration with Dr. Gitte Jensen, Christian identified a number of plants capable of supporting stem cells release from the bone marrow as well as their migration into tissues. For example, fucoidan from seaweeds like Undaria pinnatifida and Fucus vesiculosus, as well as Polygonum multiforum (foti) were shown to support stem cell release from the bone marrow.
His latest work pertained to an extract from a unique species of aloe endemic to Madagascar, called Aloe macroclada (Alomac), as well as an extract from sea buckthorn berries grown at high altitude on the Tibetan plateau (Stemberry). Clinical trials have revealed these plants to be so far the best stem cell enhancers studied. On the other hand, goji berries, medicinal mushrooms, and highly fractionated colostrum were documented to trigger the migration of stem cells from the bloodstream to the tissues.
Christian continues his research aimed at discovering and documenting new natural stem cell enhancers, as well as documenting the effect of the consumption of stem cell enhancers on diseases, health and wellness.
Over the past fifteen years, Christian Drapeau has developed several globally recognized nutraceutical stem cell and wellness products and is continuing his botanical research and development effort on supporting the various aspects of the body’s regenerative process.
Currently, Christian is working on a second book describing the link between the number of circulating stem cells and disease formation, namely that people with fewer stem cells are at greater risk for developing age-related degenerative diseases, and that a deficiency in stem cell-based day-to-day endogenous repair is the main underlying cause of disease formation. This work puts stem cells at the core of antiaging medicine, explaining how a daily increase in the number of circulating stem cells can be one of the best antiaging strategies in order to maintain vibrant health, as we age.
Christian is a frequent speaker at Stem Cell Conferences as well as business events worldwide, and has lectured on the physiology of stem cells at various reputable hospitals and universities. He has also been a featured Mensa national event speaker.