EGF serum from Bioeffect is a one trick pony. They took human DNA, isolated the gene for producing EGF (epidermal growth factor), then transfected it into barley, making a GMO version of barley that produced a human hormone. This creates several issues which were extensively documented at barefacedtruth.com which stimulated a very high quality scientific debate you can read there. First, the barley itself (the only cash crop in Iceland) could wipe out the wild type barley in that nation, a true environmental disaster. Second, the notion of a single growth factor applied to skin raises concerns that a collection of growth factors (balanced in a physiologic way) does not.
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EGF by Bioeffect
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Of course we might want to debate the "based on Nobel Prize-winning discoveries" because that work was not about this product at all, but about the physiology of growth factors and how they operate in cancers. They have taken liberties with science. This is all about the wisdom of GMO plants and single growth factor applications, both of which are still being debated.
- The science is interesting, but is not stem cell science. It is more about the science of GMO plants making human proteins, and the physiology of single growth factors. You can read a thorough discussion here.
- Four week study conducted with 15 women in the age range of 30-70 year old. Photographic evidence showed a clear reduction in fine lines and wrinkles for those using the BIOEFFECT EGF Serum. Measuring capacitance at the skin’s surface, the team recorded an average 40% enhancement in hydration and, in the elasticity test, measured an impressive 20% improvement in the skin around the eye contour. No long term safety studies.
- Single growth factors in high doses defy nature rather than mimicking it. The receptor for EGF plays an important role in may cancers. Just plumping up skin by cranking on collagen is not anti-aging, and in the long run can cause unwanted effects.
- The impact of this product has been to stir scientific debate. Interesting politics (in Iceland). Users seem to like it or hate it.
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