What is laminine?
Laminine is an amino acid peptide which has all the required nourishment to sustain life. (An amino acid is the building block of protein in which each is linked together through peptide bonds; and a peptide is an amino acid compound that consists of 2 or more amino acids).
There are over 100 amino acids that occur naturally, but only twenty of them are involved in making up a protein, and are classified as either non‐essential or essential. Non‐essential amino acids are so named because they can be synthesized in the body. These include alanine, arginine, aspartic acid, asparagine, cysteine, glutamic acid, glutamine, glycine, proline, serine, and tyrosine. Essential or indispensable amino acids cannot be synthesized in the body and can only be obtained through food. These become the rate‐limiting factors for the synthesis of certain proteins in the body. The essential amino acids are histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine.
Before the production of the supplement known as Laminine, no other companies had developed and marketed a combination of amino acids, peptides, and growth factors required to sustain robust health.
The history of laminine
In 1929 a Canadian doctor, Dr. John Ralston Davison, theorized that an injected extract from fertilized hen eggs could be helpful for a number of his cancer patients. Davidson spent well over a decade developing and researching his theory. He published a number of studies on his discovery in the Canadian Journal of Medicine, however, when Dr. Davidson passed away in 1943, his research on fertilized hen eggs quickly and quietly came to a halt and was lost.
It wasn’t until almost 50 years later that the pursuit of fertilized hen egg extract was revived by Norway’s foremost expert on egg research, Dr. Bjodne Eskeland.
Dr. Eskeland also hypothesized that incubated, fertilized hen eggs contained a special combination of amino acids, peptides, and protein fractions that could help provide an incredible array of health benefits when consumed by humans.
In theory, these partially incubated, fertilized eggs – specifically 9‐day‐old fertilized eggs – contain all the nutrients required to start a new life. This includes vitamins, minerals and proteins, as well as important defense factors, growth factors, hormones and other biologically active components. While not much was known about the growth factor at the time, the high level of oligopeptides (small peptides) found in Laminine allows for rapid transport across the membranes of the gastrointestinal tract in order to provide effective benefits from these amino acids.
Manufacturer of Laminine
Laminine’s parent company, LifePharm Inc., researched what was being done with this key ingredient, also called YTE or Young Tissue Extract, that had demonstrated so many health‐associated benefits.
LifePharm contacted the team of scientists in Norway working with YTE, and now have exclusive rights for distribution of this product under the brand name “Laminine” and have it manufactured exclusively for them. A patented process extracts the critical nutritional fluid from the white of an egg at the protoembryonic stage (only the egg‐yolk is present and no developing chicken), so the manufacturer called it Proto‐Embryonic Stage Extract (PESE). The extract not only provides a mechanism of rapid transport of very critical nutrients, but alsocontains Basic Fibroblast Growth Factor, which is probably responsible for the amino acids and peptides being utilized in the right manner, by “directing” their use by the body. This growth factor is also responsible for nurturing the body’s own stem cells both differentiated, and undifferentiated (undifferentiated stem cells can rebuild any of the tissues of the body). Common amino acid formulations do not contain this growth factor, and may not be utilized by the brain in the most efficient manner.
A team of scientists lead by Dr. Alex Martin, a leading doctor in the study of nutritional supplements, at the LifePharm institute of technology went to work to develop what they termed “the perfect supplement”. Using PESE as a base ingredient, they looked at the symptoms caused deficiencies in most by our diets, and the toxins in our environment, and then evaluated methods to “super charge” the PESE for modern day use. Skin and hair, health, moods (depression), memory loss, fatigue and cardiovascular health are most commonly affected by today’s lifestyle. These symptoms and how Laminine addresses them are covered later in this booklet.
Having a perfectly balanced, natural, transport mechanism with PESE LifePharm knew that the added amino acids will not only find their way to the right areas of the body, but would be guided properly to perform their function efficiently. The manufacturer then added the amino acids most critical for the health of your skin, hair, memory function, cardiovascular health and restoration of energy, from natural plant protein and marine protein. These protein ingredients from land (“phytoproteins” or plant proteins from the yellow pea), sea
(marine protein sources from shark cartilage) combine to form and enhance the powerful symbiotic relationship of the base ingredient in Laminine that is called OPT9.
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