Laminine & the stem cell architect, FGF
What is FGF or Fibroblast Growth Factor?
FGFs activate existing stem cells in the body to maintain or repair aging cells, tissues, muscles, or nerves and exhibit stem cell-like properties.
The fibroblast growth factor (FGF) family of growth factors plays a crucial role in the physiology and function of various organs and systems in the body.
Blood vessel tone
Body muscle and heart muscles
In addition, FGFs are also involved in vitamin D utilization, which is essential for maintaining bone health and other physiological processes.
- Fibroblasts are essential in the growth and differentiation of various cell types in the body.
- High amounts of FGFs are present during the embryonic stage until full fetal development.
- It dissipates as humans or animals come to full maturity.
The stem-cell-like function of Laminine
FGF and Amino Acids
FGF, along with amino acids, are critical for biological processes. FGFs bind to specific receptors on the surface of cells that triggers biochemical reactions for cell growth, healing, and proliferation.
Amino acids, which Laminine also has, are necessary for FGFs to initiate stem cell repair, depending on a specific FGF isoform and the type of stem cells involved.
At the same time, FGFs have a conserved sequence of amino acids (FGF core) that facilitates binding to receptors and triggering signaling pathways for regeneration.
The stem cell-like function of Laminine is found in the combination of marine proteins and comes from FGF2 in PESE that make up the OPT9 formula.
FGF may be combined with other growth factors (and subtypes such as cytokines) as part of a treatment protocol. Therefore their infusion is essential before stem cell therapy.
Extracting fibroblast growth factor for commercial use as injectable vials may involve exacting it from animal tissues or even human placenta but with ethical issues.
Even though Laminine is not intended as a preparation for stem cell treatment or marketed as a stem cell supplement, as a food supplement, it has demonstrated healing properties, benefits, and positive results.
FGF is an active ingredient found in Laminine.
In 1929, Dr. John Ralston Davidson discovered an egg extract resembling growth factors’ behavior. It took decades to improve it by other scientists, creating the OPT9 blend of Laminine.
Laminine food supplement carries complex marine and soy proteins and FGF2 conveniently in powder capsule form.
Why is FGF important to healthy aging
In the evolution of stem cell therapy, growth factor infusion is a critical preparation before treatment. Without signaling proteins such as FGFs, the stem cells in the body will not know what to do or where to go.
FGFs are proteins that signal cells in the body to mobilize, differentiate, and execute the repair of damaged or aging cells. It’s essential for many biological processes, including tissue development, wound healing, and nerve and cell maintenance.
A recent study demonstrated that protein components in Laminine, such as FGF2, can boost telomerase activity, leading to telomeres’ restoration. As a result, this can alleviate joint pain by repairing telomere caps (aglet-like ends of the strands of DNA called chromosomes).
We know this because an FGF2 gene transfer restores hippocampal functions and has therapeutic implications for neurocognitive disorders. [PNAS]
A study suggests gene therapy with FGF2 is effective in potentially ameliorating cognitive dysfunction after the onset of symptoms.
However, Laminine is NOT a gene therapy, but the finding opens many possibilities when it comes to taking food supplements that have positive consequences for brain health.