Laminine Independent & Honest Review

Independent review on Laminine Food Supplement

1. Company Information

LPGN, the manufacturer of Laminine supplement, began selling the product in 2011. The company has been involved in other food and health supplements distributed in Indonesia and subsequently the USA. The parent company headquarters is in California.

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Laminine Food Supplement 30’s Capsule 2016

Product Description

Laminine is an egg extract in white powder form encapsulated in an opaque capsule. It is less than an inch in length and sold like vitamins online, but with no physical store.

Marketed as a health supplement, it is basically a protein compound that is promoted as an anti-aging and anti-stress product.

Although the company’s extended marketing plan claims other health benefits such as regulating blood sugar, cholesterol, immunodeficiency, and cancer.

However, white papers on these are limited. Testimonies across the web have made this product popular though most of the claims are difficult to verify.

2. Packaging of Laminine

Laminine is in powder form, encapsulated in an opaque capsule. It is less than an inch in length and small enough to be swallowed by children and adults.

In the USA and the rest of Europe, it is packed in a bottle of 30s or 120s. In Asia, it is available in blister packs of 15s, contained in what used to be a hexagonal clamshell box. In 2022, new packaging was revealed that’s more compact.

In 2020, a new Laminine logo and packaging were introduced to all countries where it is officially distributed, and in 2023, LifePharm came out with a totally different website for ordering Laminine.

1. Bottle 30’s
Weight – .62 grams
Weight with delivery box – Approximately 26 grams.

2. Blister pack
Weight – .62 grams
Weight with clamshell & box – Approximately 30 grams.

The hexagon-shaped box acts as its clamshell. It’s very light and appears to be properly packed with a holographic seal. The back label differs in some countries.

3. Ingredients of Laminine

Laminin ingredients are contained in the OPT9 formula, which is a blend of the following simple ingredients:

  • Fertilized Avian Egg Extract – 316 mg
  • Marine Protein – 266 mg
  • Phyto-Protein – 24 mg

Other Ingredients (for the capsule):

  • Magnesium Stearate*
  • Silicon Dioxide*
  • Vegetable Gelatin
  • Microcrystalline
  • Cellulose

How to take Laminine

Taken as a food supplement, the right Laminine dosage depends on a person’s height, weight, and health condition. The recommended quantity is at least 2 capsules per day.

The supplement can be consumed during, before, or after a meal and even on an empty stomach. Additionally, the manufacturer states that there is no risk of overdosing.

Special condition

However, for those with serious health conditions such as cancer, liver problems, nerve issues, or immune or autoimmune diseases, overdosing on up to 6 to 9 capsules per day is suggested.

Except for kidney problems, extreme caution is advised when taking Laminine for the first few weeks. The initial take may increase creatine levels as a side effect of ingesting protein.

Additionally, the direction for use as a dietary supplement for an adult is one capsule daily. 

Individuals who are too young to swallow or have difficulty swallowing can extract the powder from the capsule. Interestingly, when we tested the powder on children, they found it to be palatable.

The powder extract can be eaten or mixed with milk or any dish except acidic food. The powder tastes like eggs without any aftertaste.

4. Product Variants

Laminine Food Supplement to date has only one variant, Laminine OMEGA+++. The content of OPT9 that contains Fertilized Avian Egg Extract (FAEE) is said to be smaller in quantity to give way for three additional ingredients.

Both function the same way regarding cell repair, but the Laminine OMEGA variant was formulated for people with heart, bone, and cholesterol problems.

Years in the market

Although introduced almost a decade ago, several websites point out the discovery of the egg extract to a Canadian Doctor, John Ralston Davidson, who published his research in 1929.

According to a TV documentary by CTV Toronto, the research rested for decades and was in danger of being forgotten.

YTE by Amino Boosters, Immitec, and Berg Imports

In 2006, a new generation egg extract was marketed and labeled as Young Tissue Extract or YTE. Immitec Norge AS in Norway manufactured it.

However, distribution and rights no longer belonged to this company, and in 2017, Immitec appeared to have partnered with Berg Imports LCC, a US-based company, to sell YTE. This was an earlier version of Laminine YTE.

How the product is sold & distributed

Laminine is sold online through a website that LPGN provides its resellers. LPGN prohibits selling the product on eBay or Amazon. It is only available online through authorized distributors.

In Asian countries, the product can be bought through an authorized business center.

5. Laminine Pricing

USA & Canada – US$43 per bottle, US$33 for members. Other countries like the UK and Australia follow the same pricing as the USA with an average 10% increment.

Laminine sold by ForeverRich Distributor has the highest increment at 40%, priced at US$64 per bottle/box and US$52 for members. After they dropped the product around 2016, the US pricing of Laminine became the standard.

The current price of Laminine in the Philippines is P2,500 per box, which is a free door-to-door delivery through LBC. However, the 60-day money-back guarantee is honored only in the US mainland.

6. Awards and Citation

Laminine was cited in the following organizations:
● American Health Journal
● CTV Toronto (Indirect)
● American Antiaging Society
● Physician’s Desk Reference

In 2020, LifePharm became the first epigenetic company to receive the Gold Quality Award by Monde Selection— known as the “Nobel Prize for food” in Europe—for LAMIDERM APEX.

7. Known Side Effects

One user reported experiencing skin rashes after taking Laminine, which could potentially be linked to an egg allergy. Additionally, two users claimed that their allergic rhinitis symptoms resurfaced after starting to use Laminine.

However, one of these individuals reported that the symptoms eventually subsided after approximately 90 days of use, according to Laminine side effects.

At least one user said he experienced a herxheimer reaction. The suggested overdose for kidney patients can cause dizziness as an initial side effect, aside from the creatinine shooting up, which was said to be normal. [Laminine on CKD]


CLAIMS AND BENEFITS

The bioactive peptides in Laminine stimulate the dormant stem cells to utilize the Phyto amino acids and marine protein to repair damaged aged cells. It contains Fibroblast Growth Factor or FGF that signals cells to repair itself, using amino acids as its materials. FGF is contained in the egg extract or PESE (Photo Embryonic Stage Extract).

By dehydrating the proto-embryonic fluid prior to the depletion of peptides for organ and bone development, we can offer a flawlessly balanced blend of amino acids, growth factors, and peptides to support human building, repairing, and maintenance processes.

Since animal and human cell and molecular components share a similar composition, this mechanism is effective in both.

Key Points of FGF

  • It is responsible for signaling cell restoration, repair, & rejuvenation.
  • FGFs are key players in the proliferation and differentiation of cells and tissues.

Rebuttal on claims and benefits

FGF, by itself, is an amazing and important compound. However, the claim of Laminine that it has FGF can be deceiving in the sense that it needs substantiation as FGF is a family of cell-signaling proteins that are involved in a wide variety of processes.

There are other supplements that claim to have pure FGF, which is not to say it is more effective than an FGF compound (peptides) like Laminine or YTE.

Clinical research on this material is widespread and appears to support the claims of Laminine with regard to cellular activities. However, white papers from the manufacturer should be available in scientific journals other than the American Health Journal.

Although the Physician’s Desk Reference reference on Laminine appears legitimate and without bias, a wider set of studies will significantly prove it really works.

Some distributors exaggerate the claim

It’s important to be cautious of the marketing claims made by online product resellers and individual distributors, as they may make unsupported assertions. One prominent example is the assertion that Laminine can cure various illnesses, which is untrue for any food supplement.

Below are some of the most commonly mentioned conditions that both sellers and users claim can be improved by Laminine.

  • Alzheimer’s
  • Arthritis
  • Autism
  • Back pain
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney failure
  • Muscle pain
  • Wound

Despite the reputation of PDR, a caveat on Laminine that say “subject groups were extremely small” is a takeaway to not believe every bit of positive reference to this product, especially by resellers. Moreso, the disclaimer means that differences in test results could not be clearly evaluated.

Laminine is not for types all sickness

Given that some sellers exaggerate claims, it is easier to say it does have positive effects on some illnesses but not all, as others claim. Based on an independent survey we conducted, these are significant claims that were relayed to us:

Alzheimer’s: No – There is no valid testimony that can be verified to support the claim. Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s are degenerative, and there are no known drugs that can revert these conditions.

According to a study published in The Journal of Neuroscience (2017), growth factors may have the potential to boost cognitive abilities and could potentially be helpful in delaying or preventing dementia. [NIH]

Arthritis: No – We have not talked to or found anyone who claims their Arthritis disappeared. There were two testimonies from Doctors and at least one user who said his Laminine did not help alleviate the pain from osteoarthritis but did not cure it.

Autism: Yes and No – We have found testimonies on autism who claims that their children’s autism symptoms improved. However, the mom is very careful in saying it worked completely.

Back pain: Maybe – We have found five testimonies on back pain, one of which was first-hand testimony of a 48 years old male who had on and off back pain for more than 5 years.

He said in a week’s time of taking Laminine; improvements started to happen until, eventually, the back pain never came back for the last two years.

Cancer: True – We have communicated with five customers who had cancer ranging from stage 1 to 3. Some of the ingredients in Laminine are traditionally known to affect cancer cells. [FGF and cancer]

However, the strongest testimony is from Dr. John Ralston Davidson’s TV documentary.

Immune disease: Maybe – Laminine does not claim it can help patients infected with HIV/AIDS. However, there are other blogs and testimonies that mention the supports of Laminine that helps patients cope with their infection.

Laminine may work to maintain the health of a person with the virus but in limited ways. It will be wrong to say it really works for this type of condition.

Although there are Laminine testimonies on fibromyalgia and lupus, the sample size is too small to confirm it can really work.

Chronic Kidney Failure: Maybe – Laminine is popular among patients with chronic kidney problems. Most of the people who take it have high creatinine levels, which is supposed to help lower it. [Laminine on CKD]

However, we have read a few posts that it did the opposite by raising creatinine levels for a short period, though. Laminine is also a protein in itself.

Diabetes: Maybe – Laminine claims a white paper on regulating blood sugar levels. Unfortunately, although the research is promising, the participants are too small to measure. [Prediabetes supplement]

Wound: True – There are studies, and verifiable evidence to show Laminine does promote rapid wound healing. [Study on wound healing]

Joint Pain: Recently, LifePharm launched a new marketing strategy that focused on Laminine’s joint pain (osteoarthritis) benefit. Initially, the company launched the product as anti-stress and anti-aging, but because of recent studies on telomerase activity, they have added the claim. [Telomere study]

However, the research used was based on a small sample, and cross-examination with other clinical studies is limited.


Overall recommendation

Users and demographics

Recommended for any age. Children can take it but are not recommended for babies where allergy to eggs may not yet be known. Heavily recommended for older people, especially those who are sick or are recovering from post-operation or sickness.

Not recommended to replace medication, but some patients claim they have altogether given up their maintenance for Diabetes, a few from Kidney problems, and very few from cholesterol maintenance.

Negative comments or customer complaints

1. More expensive compared to USA & Canada.
2. Has hidden charge of US$20 membership after signing up.
3. Some countries do not permit you to buy one bottle.
4. Delivery delays.
5. It Does not work as an immune booster, as some website claims.
6. Instead of being sleepy as it claims, the person was awake the whole night.
7. Effect was too slow for me; forced to spend more for faster results.
8. Some studies are old.

Bottom line: Does it really work?

  • Doctor Recommended: Yes, it is recommended by at least 10 Doctors we got in touch with though some remain skeptical.
  • Awards or Citation: None, but is cited by a few medical organizations.
  • Affordability: Most customers we asked found it expensive. However, they have a bulk discount and regular Laminine promo on their website.
  • Availability: Available in 40+ countries.

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    • According to the website of LifePharm, it used to have the money back guarantee, but the offer can’t be found in their website anymore.

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