The Background & History Of Laminine

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 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 amino acids, 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®?

    When we started down the path of looking to provide its customers a solid, proven nutritional supplement to aid the brain in regulating the body and build a stronger body, we searched for an amino acid and oligopeptide combination which had all the required nourishment for the task at hand. We found numerous studies for the cause and effect of individual amino acids, peptides and hormones, not to mention an equal number of products touting high dosages of one over another as beneficial for consumption. What was not clear was how many companies had developed and proven the right 'combination' of amino acids, peptides, and growth factors required? It didn't surprise us to find there were none.
So we embarked on our own research project.

    We looked for a balanced amino acid/peptide blend in nature, which could meet our needs with minimal additions. That is when we discovered that 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. In fact, he spent well over a decade developing and researching his theory. 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 partially 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, contains 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) gave credence to research we had done on the necessity of rapid transport across the digestive membrane in order to derive effective benefits from amino acids.

    We felt this could be the best "base" ingredient for our formulation. Laminine's® parent company, Lifepharm®, looked into what was being done with this key ingredient that had so many benefits. They contacted the team of scientists in Norway working with it and now have exclusive rights for distribution and have it manufactured exclusively for us at Laminine®.

    A patented process extracts the critical nutritional fluid from the white of an egg at the protoembryonic stage, so we called it ProtoEmbryonic Stage Extract (PESE). The extract not only provided a mechanism of rapid transport of very critical nutrients, but also contained Basic Fibroblast Growth Factor, which is most probably responsible for the amino acids and peptides to be utilized in the right manner, by 'directing' their correct use by the body. The growth factor is also responsible for nurturing the body's own stem cells both differentiated, and undifferentiated (pluripotent). Common amino acid formulations do not contain this growth factor, and may not be utilized by the brain in the most efficient manner.

    Our 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 the perfect supplement. Using PESE as a base ingredient, we looked at the symptoms caused most by our diets and environment and then looked to "super charge" the PESE for modern day use. Skin and hair health, moods (depression), memory loss, fatigue and cardiovascular health are most affected by today's lifestyle. These individual symptoms and how Laminine® addresses them are covered on this Website.

    Having a perfectly balanced, natural, transport mechanism, with a strong 'director' with PESE we knew that we were assured that the added amino acids will not only find their way to the right areas of the body, but will be guided properly to perform their function efficiently. We 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 ingredients from land, sea, and sky combine to form the powerful symbiotic relationship of our base ingredient in Laminine® we call OPT9.