The precise blend of oligopeptides may be seen as building blocks, but without a bridge, or a master builder/director. The role of such a director is fulfilled by a growth factor known as the Fibroblast Growth Factor, or FGF. FGF is prolific in PESE, as well as in the human placenta. A detailed day-by-day study was performed in 1988. Discovered four decades ago in the seventies, and also existing as a peptide, this FGF is critical in the development of embryos, including humans. However, it is not found to be circulating in the human adult bodies. FGF is responsible for building the linings in the blood vessels, creating the infrastructure for the nutrients to flow to critical areas of the brain and organs. Research credits FGF with the potential to directly affect many neurologic disorders because of the ability of FGF to affect the growth of neurites. Neurites are signal senders (Axons) and signal receivers (Dendrites) that are attached to the brain neurons.
Research has also clearly demonstrated that new cell cultures show a dramatic increase in peptide and amino acid uptake in the presence of FGF. This result supports the hypothesis that embryonic growth is influenced by a very precise mechanism, which combines unique combinations of amino acids, peptides and FGF.
Since FGF is not circulating in adults, multiple research projects on the effects of FGF serums to cure neurologic disorders have been carried out. Fundamental to the research is the fact discovered by Altman in 1962 that neural STEM cells are formed by the body in response to abnormalities, and are resident in certain zones of the brain undergoing biologic stress. The brain is therefore ready to repair the damage, and these cells have shown to differentiate into a wide range of neurons. Neurons derived from such neural stem cells are capable of migrating to various regions of the Central Nervous System.
Vegetable protein has an essential amino acid profile, which is very close to that of the ideal protein for human nutrition (FAO/WHO 1985 and 2002). For Laminine, a patented process further isolates these proteins in order to eliminate unnecessary compounds which can neutralize the benefits of the essential amino acids. The result is an compound which is high in Glutamic acid, (further enhancing the cognitive function of the brain), branched chain amino acids (to counter insomnia), Lysine (to control release of serotonin, controlling moods), and Arginine (promoting Nitric Oxide and growth hormone formation). These specially isolated proteins create a synergistically potent composition to enhance brain activity.
The high levels of Glycine in the specially extracted marine protein (purified shark cartilage) used in Laminine, combined with a significant amount of hydroxyproline to stabilize the glycine, makes it a primary candidate for a terrific brain food. By itself, Glycine is a neurotransmitter, primarily utilized by the brain to control glutamate levels. In combination within OPT9, it becomes a powerful force to enhance memory function in the brain.