About Stem Cells & AFA

About Stem Cells & AFA

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.

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 have 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. 


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.