Joe Rogan Shouts out CPI & Ed Clay

Joe Rogan, Host Of The The Joe Rogan Experience, Talked About 3 Different Stem Cell Locations In a Recent Podcast With Action Bronson.

Have you been so severely harmed that you couldn’t move your muscles? Soft tissue injuries can be costly, particularly for athletes. That includes damage to the tendon, ligament, cartilage, menisci, and skeletal muscles. Unfortunately, without surgery, the only options for healing are rest and rehabilitation.

Stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine are being explored as effective treatments. In this episode, Joe Rogan talked to Eddie Bravo, Brendan Schaub, and Bryan Callen. They discussed stem cell therapy in Mexico and their ability to enhance athletic recovery. They also talked about how the effectiveness of stem cells changed their lives.

In that podcast, he mentioned CHIPSA Hospital in Playas De Tijuana and CHIPSA founder Ed Clay.

Ed Clay is a long-time friend of Joe Rogan and a fellow Brazilian jiu-jitsu blackbelt.

Eddie Bravo, who is close friends with both Joe Rogan and Ed Clay, came to Cellular Performance Institute at CHIPSA Hospital at the end of 2019 for Stem Cell treatment on his knee, back, and shoulder.

“Let’s do this,” Eddie describes his conversation with Ed Clay when he decided to come to CHIPSA Hospital.

They have known each other for years as Eddie used to write for Submission Fighter Magazine, which Ed Clay owned.

Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode:

  1. Discover where stem cells come from
  2. Learn how you can recover from soft tissue injuries without surgery
  3. Find out what stem cell therapy did for Joe and Eddie


Episode Highlights

[00:14] Stem Cell vs. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

Joe is convinced that stem cells and PRP are good—they all help you heal. “All those things [stem cells] are good. They all help you. They all help you heal.” He then shares that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) come from a woman’s umbilical cord. 

Joe says the umbilical cord of a woman is the source of stem cells. She must be 25 years old or younger, who’s had a cesarean section. From those, scientists can regrow highly effective tissue against injuries.

Platelet-rich plasma therapy involves using blood to heal wounded tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints. Preparing PRP injections involves taking a small quantity of blood from you and processing it through a centrifuge. This process will produce concentrated platelets. Then, they will administer the injection into the affected area. “They know exactly what they’re doing while they’re doing it. And those stem cells, they’re fantastic for soft tissue injuries.”

Both treatments can be used for different purposes. In some cases, PRP may be sufficient to promote healing. However, stem cell therapy appears to have superior efficacy in other cases. Ultimately, choosing which to get will depend on your condition and the extent of tissue damage. Qualified professionals will guide you in deciding on the most appropriate treatment plan.

[01:11] Why Go to Columbia When You Can Go to Tijuana?

Eddie recommends, “I know CPI down in Tijuana. I’m surprised people are going all the way to Columbia when you got it right here in Tijuana.”

CPI did a wonderful job when they fixed both his shoulders. He continues to explain that patients go to San Diego to reach the clinic. From there, you will be taken to the CPI facility.

Once you arrive, CPI’s medical staff will review your medical history and imaging results. Injection of the stem cells is done precisely under imaging guidance.

[01:30] Pioneer of Stem Cell Therapy

Bryan wonders, “Is it too early or do they have any controlled tests that can point to it?”

Joe steers the conversation to Dr. Neil Riordan, who has written many papers and books on stem cells. He regards him as the most knowledgeable public figure to talk about stem cells. Dr. Neil has also been a guest on The Joe Rogan podcast.

In one of his books, Dr. Neil journals his work on MSCs and their ability to calm the immune system. He emphasizes that tissue regeneration is not due to the cell’s capacity to reproduce. Rather, it can stimulate the body to regenerate its cells.

[01:52] Amazing Stem Cells

“I’ve had amazing results with stem cells,” shares Joe. He had a full-length rotator cuff tear on his shoulder before. CPI fixed it completely.

Bryan clarifies how it works, “You shoot it in the local spot, the cells know [how] to go there?”

Eddie says there will be an MRI first, then guided by an ultrasound. The professionals will inject the stem cells from four different angles. He also shares how the therapy cured both his shoulders.

[02:19] Waking Up Pain-Free

Bryan is in disbelief of the treatment curing the tear. But Eddie was adamant that his shoulders are now back to 100%.

Joe adds, “They can do amazing things with stem cells. Stem cells are pretty amazing.”

Stem cells can potentially revolutionize medicine. More research is needed to perfect the technology. Yet some believe we’re close to having stem cells as a standard treatment.

About Joe Rogan, Eddie Bravo, Bryan Callen, and Brendan Schaub

Joe Rogan is a UFC commentator. He is best known for hosting The Joe Rogan Experience, where he discusses various topics with guests. At 19, he won the US Open TaeKwonDo Championship and went on to obtain the Grand Championship. He did so by beating the middle and heavyweight title holders as the lightweight champion. Visit his Instagram and Twitter!

Eddie Bravo is a champion martial artist and founder of 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu. It is a unique and innovative approach to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). He emphasizes techniques outside the traditional BJJ framework, which has landed him as a pioneer in the sport. He is also a musician and author of the soon-to-be-released book, “Mastering the Metal: the Evolution of Eddie Bravo.” Check out updates on Instagram and Twitter!

Bryan Callen is a versatile actor, comedian, and writer. He is best known for his quick wit, sharp intellect, and magnetic personality. He is also a co-host of the popular podcast “The Fighter and The Kid.” The podcast covers various topics, like current events, sports, and pop culture. Connect with him on Twitter and Instagram!

Brendan Schaub is a multifaceted talent with a varied career. It spans comedy, professional mixed martial arts (MMA), and entrepreneurship. He competed in the UFC for five years and retired from fighting in 2015. Brendan is the host or co-host of several podcasts, such as “The Fighter and the Kid.” His new comedy special, “The Gringo Papi,” premieres on April 28 on YouTube. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram!

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