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 Master’s 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 (now Cerule), and Stemtech International and is currently a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Jeunesse Global.
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.
The natural role of stem cells in the body as the foundation of the body's daily repair and tissue regeneration system, was described in Christian’s book Cracking the Stem Cell Code (2010).
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. This finding has profound implications for every area of regenerative medicine, from disease treatment and prevention to anti-aging and maintenance of optimal levels of health and wellness. 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.
Pursuing his investigation in collaboration with 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 Undaria pinnatifida, also known as wakamé, and Polygonum multiforum (foti) were shown to support stem cell release from the bone marrow. Likewise, specific species and extracts of Aloe were shown to trigger stem cell release from the bone marrow. On the other hand, goji berries, medicinal mushrooms, highly fractionated colostrum, and fucoidan from other seaweeds were documented to trigger the migration of stem cells from the bloodstream to the tissues.
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 degenerative diseases, that a deficiency in stem cell-based day-to-day endogenous repair is the main underlying cause of disease formation, and that increasing the number of circulating stem cells can help maintain health and prevent disease formation.
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 hospitals and universities. He has been a featured Mensa national event speaker.