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Laminine

#1 Post by lewist » May 22nd, 2012, 2:29 pm

Does anyone know anything about a miracle supplement called Laminine? I'm at work at the moment and will scan the leaflet when I get home and post it. I have tried to find evidence of efficacy and there's a lot of anecdote. It's distributed by LifePharm Global Network, Rancho Santa Margarita Ca.

Laminine will do everything (14 bullet points) from reducing signs of aging to developing an overall sense of better wellbeing. Oh, and it increases libido too. Sounds too good to be true...

A colleague has asked if we should promote this to our elderly clients. Anyone know anything?
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#2 Post by Alan H » May 22nd, 2012, 2:44 pm

All the hallmarks of complete and utter quackery - and a few more besides.

It almost certainly breaches medicines regulations and likely to breach the ASA's CAP Code if it is advertised to the UK.

I wouldn't touch it with a 3.048 m punting stick.
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#3 Post by Alan H » May 22nd, 2012, 2:47 pm

Since it appears to make medical claims, but doesn't appear to be a licensed medicine, it is possible that any person selling it may also fall foul of the regulations.
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#4 Post by stevenw888 » May 22nd, 2012, 2:48 pm

I would be rather sceptical myself. The very first website I visited after typing "Laminine" into google, said:-
I specialise in alternative medicine and offer a complimentary consultations about your personal health issues and how Laminine could help to assist you to get your health back.
The words Alternative medicine jump straight at me.
This was on the website http://www.buylaminine.co.uk/
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Re: Laminine

#5 Post by Alan H » May 22nd, 2012, 2:51 pm

A final thought: since it doesn't appear to be licensed, you really have no way of knowing what it contains, whether there are any drug interactions and even whether it is at all safe.

Unless you believe the testimonials...
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Re: Laminine

#6 Post by Dave B » May 22nd, 2012, 2:59 pm

Ah, it seems that "laminin", no "e", is one of the constructional components in our cells.

Another quack taking a little bit of science and misspelling it for his own profit. Might as well chew a bit of gristle . . .
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Re: Laminine

#7 Post by lewist » May 22nd, 2012, 4:11 pm

Just what I thought, folks. Thank you. :)
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#8 Post by Fia » May 22nd, 2012, 7:05 pm

lewist wrote:A colleague has asked if we should promote this to our elderly clients.
To my mind the only 5 things that need to be promoted to elderly clients are:
pertinent to this thread: regularly communicate with your health care professionals :)
eat well, keep hydrated
exercise as much as possible for your circumstances
maintain social contact
engage the brain: read, do puzzles, listen to music, learn to connect to the internet and.... turn off the bloody TV, please!

I hope if I make it to elderly I'll heed my own advice :D

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Re: Laminine

#9 Post by Val » May 23rd, 2012, 9:58 pm

Fia if I am still around I will remind you that you do not have a tv so one less thing to worry about.

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Re: Laminine

#10 Post by Dave B » May 23rd, 2012, 10:08 pm

Fia wrote:
lewist wrote:A colleague has asked if we should promote this to our elderly clients.
To my mind the only 5 things that need to be promoted to elderly clients are:
pertinent to this thread: regularly communicate with your health care professionals :)
eat well, keep hydrated
exercise as much as possible for your circumstances
maintain social contact
engage the brain: read, do puzzles, listen to music, learn to connect to the internet and.... turn off the bloody TV, please!

I hope if I make it to elderly I'll heed my own advice :D
Tell yer wot, youngster, when you get to a certain age, especially with a dicky ticker, feet and legs that hurt when walked on for more than five minutes (and apparently no cure for the problem), shortness of breath going up one flight of stairs . . . A nice soft sofa under one's bum is very attractive. Though there will be a book or an interesting radio prog or something similar involved - not a TV.

And, no, walking more just makes the feet and legs hurt more, until they a point is reached where they ache all night.

Oh, I still go and do some work at the Archives (except whilst I have this damned cough); on me bum all day again but needs a brain that is awake!
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Re: Laminine

#11 Post by Fia » May 23rd, 2012, 10:48 pm

Thanks Val, I know I can be good at dishing it out but not taking heed myself :)

Dave, perhaps I needed bold:
exercise as much as possible for your circumstances
It can be a simple as lifting a leg and turning each foot in different directions. Walking around the house on the way back from the loo. Stretching arms above your head. Wiggling digits....

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Re: Laminine

#12 Post by Dave B » May 24th, 2012, 9:36 am

Fia wrote:Thanks Val, I know I can be good at dishing it out but not taking heed myself :)

Dave, perhaps I needed bold:
exercise as much as possible for your circumstances
It can be a simple as lifting a leg and turning each foot in different directions. Walking around the house on the way back from the loo. Stretching arms above your head. Wiggling digits....
Hangs head in shame for not reading closely enough :redface:

Sorry, but I had someone the other week, fit gym-loving-aggressive-sportsman type, who insisted that anyone could achieve anything if they tried and worked hard enough. You have probably met them.

I note that another of his type, one who cycled everywhere and then for "fitness" at weekends and maintained a strict diet (he was like a human whippet), even at the age of 60, long after his competitive days, is now regularly visiting a private hospital because of musculo-skeletal and organ problems.

Yes, appropriate is the important word.
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