Wharton’s jelly is the gelatinous substance within the umbilical cord. It provides insulation and protection within the umbilical cord. It is a gelatinous substance made largely from mucopolysaccharides. It contains a host of growth factors, cytokines, pathway signaling molecules, and stem cells that have regenerative properties. Wharton’s Jelly also has several other favorable characteristics including strength, flexibility, cushioning, covering, compressibility, and response to friction and shear.