Laminine is the new pill that users swear by and costs around £1 a day. It is said to cure a number of ailments, including insomnia, menopausal symptoms and much more. But what is Laminine and how does it work?
How does Laminine work?
Laminine contains, amongst other things, a protein that is extracted from a nine day old fertilised hen egg. The reason this is important is because at this particular time the protein is at its most potent in terms of energy.
This protein contains 20 essential amino acids and two others are obtained from plant and marine life. The human body requires 22 of these amino acids in order to function at an optimum capacity.
Laminine also contains Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF). This is already present in the human body and can be found in the placenta, however, gradually over the years the potency fades. We cannot make our own FGF and so have to obtain it from another source.
At present, it is thought that Laminine is the only other known provider of FGF for adults. FGF is vital in repairing amino acids and stem cells in the human body. Once in the body, the compound travels to sites that require repair and there they regenerate the tissue damage.
Laminine is said to help in restoring ageing cells and to give nutrients to cells that are under-nourished. It also aids in the balancing of homeostasis – a state in which the body’s internal conditions are even and continuous.
How can Laminine help you?
So what does this mean for the average person? The makers of Laminine – LifePharm – state that once you start taking the drug you can expect better health in all aspects of your life. Your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing will improve and not deteriorate over time. So is this true?
The Mail Online spoke to Victoria Fisher, 45, from West London, who said that since taking Laminine her Crohn’s disease symptoms have disappeared:
“Two years ago, I was suffering from such painful stomach aches, I could barely eat, slept for about three hours a night and was in constant pain,” she says.
“But I didn’t believe Laminine would help me. It was recommended by a friend two years ago, and to be honest, I only gave it a go out of basic politeness. I’d had painful stomach problems for more than a decade because of Crohn’s disease, which meant I could barely eat a thing.”
But Victoria found that she only had to take the tablet for three days before her symptoms were drastically reduced. On day three she managed to sleep for five hours and didn’t not wake at all, something that was unheard of before taking Laminine.
“By day six my constant stomach ache had gone. I started to feel happy again, as though I had my mojo back. The last time I saw my doctor I had no symptoms at all.”
“I am able to eat a near normal diet after years of deprivation. Basic pleasures were returned to me.”
Victoria felt so well in fact that after a year she stopped taking Laminine, but unfortunately within a couple of weeks her symptoms returned. She now takes it every day.
Scientific opinion about Laminine
So what do scientists have to say about the ingredients?
“There is a great deal of interest in clinical uses for FGF,” says Dr Richard Grose, a senior lecturer in cell biology, at Barts Cancer Institute, in London.
“Chinese trials have shown excellent results when applied topically for wound healing and an FGF injection has been approved in the States as a means for protecting cancer patients from painful mouth ulcers that occur during chemotherapy treatment.
“My main concern is that we have no evidence that FGF can survive through the hostile environment of the stomach and make it into the bloodstream – so the use of FGF in this context is scientifically unproven.”
It appears then that most of the evidence is supplied by anecdotal testimonies by people that have taken it. But there are some experts that believe the reported benefits are nothing but a placebo effect. And when you consider that the drug has not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, you do start to wonder.
It is gaining popularity in the US however, but presently can only be bought online. One seller, Camilla May, 45, who owns Balance9.co.uk, is trying to establish it in the UK.
“I wouldn’t recommend something to my friends if I didn’t completely believe in it. I think that the results speak for themselves,” she says.
Meanwhile, experts in the UK appear to be waiting for a few more clinical trials before issuing their endorsements.