They probably use left-over MPG-CAPS. Hey, didn't do anything for cars, why should they hurt people?
As a real on-the-horizon treatment with considerable promise, stem cells are a huckster's dream. 60 Minutes did a piece on it
a while back. Just a random sampling of their site shows snake oil galore. For example:
(1) Their own personal search for some specific anti-aging solutions led Wendy and Randy to some break-through and cutting-edge technology involving adult stem cell therapy.
"Their own personal search", huh? So I take it that Wendy Lewis and Randy Ray are scientists, likely with their own labs, well equipped to perform such a "search"? Not exactly. They're MLM cockroaches, scuttling from one to another. According to their bios, Lewis has degrees in sociology and psychology, Ray in computer science and psychology. Those psych degrees are important it you're going to sell stuff with no proof that it works. Their work experience is all in MLMs, not science.
(2) "Jeunesse is now anchored in a pivotal and enviable position as the sole owner of the exclusive worldwide rights to some of the most important anti-aging technology of this generation." What technology might that be? And I like the meaningless phrase "worldwide rights". Why, say "patent" and somebody might be tempted to ask you for the number. Can't have that.
(3) "The patent-pending technology of LUMINESCE™ cellular rejuvenation serum". "Patent-pending", huh? A USPTO search
of patent applications for "Jeunesse" yields a dozen hits, belonging to two or three applicants with that name. None for our guys. Not dispositive, because the applications could always be under the name of the individual. But why not identify it? Well, one possible answer: remember the company that did ID the application number for their miracle elixir, and it turned out to be for the spray bottle?
(4) "The stem cell conditioned media in LUMINESCE™ cellular rejuvenation serum contains human identical cytokines, which have the same attributes as the cytokines in the human body. This allows for a perfect interaction between our product and natural body processes." A perfect example of the old MLM standby: throw out some scientific-sounding gibberish and count on your target marks not knowing enough to understand that it's meaning-free. WTF does "stem cell conditioned" mean? And cytokines are a very large number of proteins that regulate lots of cell activities. You might as well brag that your stuff contains "nutrients". And where is the proof that smearing the stuff on your skin does anything?
(5) I love this one:
Can you use too much LUMINESCE™ cellular rejuvenation serum?
No - there are no negative consequences for using more than the recommended dosage.
Think these guys have ever heard of a systemic inflammatory response syndrome, AKA
"cytokine storm"? Now, since this stuff likely does nothing more than Jergens, you probably don't need to worry about it. But if it did, you might.
(6) Price. Now, we're all used to how expensive MLM stuff is. Gotta pay that upline. But this stuff is unbelievable: a 15mL spray bottle costs $135. Yes, you read correctly: that's about $270/oz.
Thanks, Thule. This stuff deserves its own thread.