Amniotic membrane has been know to contain inherit healing benefits. The make up of amniotic member consists of:
Cytokines – Naturally occurring anti-inflammatory agents
Growth Factors – Group of proteins that stimulate the growth of specific tissues
Scaffold – Extra-cellular material that helps tissue stabilize faster and more naturally
Hyaluronic Acid – Lubricant for cartilage that also promotes new cartilage growth
Amniotic membrane is regulated by the FDA as a tissue under section 361 of the Public Health Service Act. The membrane is harvested during a voluntary donation after a C-section delivery by a donor who is thoroughly tested for diseases.