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Live Cell Extracts – Where Do They Come From?

Cell Therapy Extracts and Live Cells are harvested from animals. Usually, sheep, goats, cows or pigs are used. Some manufacturers use sharks. Young animals or embryos are used for cell extract production. Each practitioner has his or her own preference as to what animal cells are used and which method of preparation is best. The general opinion seems to be that animals from a healthy race and that have a strong immune system are the best to use for organ extracts.

Dr. Heinz Mastall has some interesting theories as to which animals are the best to use. He personally only uses Galloway cows. His explanation:

“Galloway cows are chosen for a number of reasons; the main one being the nature of this breed. The animals are kept on the pasture during summer and winter. The theory being that cows that are out in the elements and are exposed to the environment are sturdy and have developed a strong immune system. This breed has adapted to cope with modern day environmental stresses.

In contrast, cattle that are raised for production are shielded from these influences and the make- up of their immune system is different. These cattle are also often treated with antibiotics and other drugs to protect them from disease.

We feel that cattle with a healthy strong immune system are better suited for use in immune therapy. The herds are regularly checked and screened for diseases. The animals are segregated and raised for medical purposes. Only healthy, disease free cattle are used in the production of organ extracts.”

The organ extracts we use are taken from Galloway cows only. Young animals up to 6 months old are used for this process.

The Galloway cow is one of the world’s longest established breeds of beef cattle. They originate from the Galloway region of Scotland, hence their name. The original Galloway herd book only registered black cattle but there was much variation in the color of the breed. Today, black is the most common color, but there are also red and tan colored Galloways. Some have a belt of white around their midriff. The breed is native to the entire region of Scotland and it can no longer be found in many parts of the world.

Galloways are large and sturdy animals. Mature bulls can weigh up to 730–860 kilograms (1,600–1,900 lbs.)