About DNA Renewal Systems
DNA Renewal Systems offers a series of products that they promise can replenish, repair, and regenerate your body at the cellular level using stem cell technology.
Beyond claiming that their revolutionary line of products can help you design your optimal health and beauty, DNA Renewal Systems offers to rejuvenate your bank account with their “relationship marketing” program.
Who is behind DNA Renewal Systems? The brand, who claims to be a leader in renewal science, isn’t cited by any institution, university, or authority on the topic of DNA. Without support from a credible source, there’s who’s to say there’s any validity to their claims?
Further, there’s no evidence of accreditation with the Better Business Bureau, or even an online presence aside from their official website.
There is repeated mention of their partnership with WellMed Global, whom DNA Renewal Systems states is a leader in stem cell growth factors technology. Interestingly enough, this Wellmed LLC in Encino, a California-based leader in stem cell tech also isn’t accredited by the BBB.
Similarly, we were unable to find any mention of WellMed Global online, save for an article on Examiner.com—a publication who’s recent posts include reporting on a plea to stop calling breastfeeding natural and arguing a link between childhood vaccines and epilepsy.
Perhaps the final brush stroke with which to paint a picture of DNA Renewal Systems is their membership with the Holistic Chamber of Commerce. This organization, which serves to “promote members’ financial, emotional, physical and spiritual wealth,” doesn’t require medical credentials or a certain standard of business practice to join. Instead, focuses on spirituality and plant-based approaches to wellness—hardly what you’d expect as the sole association of leaders in DNA renewal.
With their credibility firmly established, let’s take a closer look at the flagship products and services offered by DNA Renewal Systems.
DNA Renewal Systems Rejuvenation Supplements & Serums
DNA Renewal Systems encourages consumers to think beyond a single purchase, instead reaching out to their consultants to receive a customized “protocol” that will return you to your “original template of health quickly and effortlessly.”
Here are the products that your customized protocol could include, along with a look at what’s listed as their most important ingredients:
Daily Concentrate Skin Serum
Using patented GFt (Growth Factor technology) to promote the “natural growth, organization and maintenance of skin cells,” DNA Renewal Systems claims that their Daily Concentrate Skin Serum can essentially override the body’s natural aging process.
The water-based serum employs a formula that includes human fibroblast conditioned media, glycerin, aloe, and green tea to:
- Decrease wrinkles and fine lines
- Improve the appearance of skin’s texture
- Help fade sun and age spots
- Reduce acne
- Help build collagen
The result? According to DNA Renewal Systems, “supplementing the skin with the GFt Daily Serum can help the skin naturally rejuvenate itself, returning the skin to its youthful state.”
stemFit Active Renewal Supplement
This formula promises “all organic and wild-crafted ingredients.” How wild? DNA Renewal Systems lists “authentic incubated fertilized avian egg extract from Norway”, a marine mineral complex, and shark cartilage.
While there’s no word on why Norway’s chickens are better—or why there might be a market for inauthentic Norwegian avian eggs, DNA Renewal Systems gives us a more in-depth look at their supplement than the above-listed serum.
According to the official website:
“The Young Tissue Extract from incubated fertilized hen eggs in stemFit Active™ contains signaling peptides that activate and direct adult stem cells to heal and repair.
These signal peptides turn on your DNA switches for health and turn off your DNA switches of accelerated degeneration of your body’s cells. These special proteins fortify the body against degeneration, raise the production of the youth hormone DHEA and have a profound effect on lowering excessive cortisol levels.”
By “turning on your DNA switch for health,” stemFit Active Renewal Supplements claim to increase your recovery rate after exercise, enhance your metabolism, balance your glucose levels, and aid in weight management.
Hair Rejuvenation System
This water-based serum also contains human fibroblast conditioned media, glycerin, aloe, and green tea. Other ingredients include wheat protein and flower extracts.
According to DNA Renewal Systems, the Hair Rejuvenation System improves the overall condition of the scalp and rejuvenates damaged hair follicles, while increasing the circulation of select growth factor proteins found in young, healthy hair follicles.
The result of smearing a stem cell serum on your scalp? They claim that you’ll see follicles return to an ideal state of thicker, fuller-looking hair strands that, in some cases, even regrow.
Vaginal Rejuvenation Serum
The dryness and discomfort that results in lessened vaginal lubrication and vaginal atrophy are a pain. DNA Renewal Systems claims that their non-hormonal Vaginal Rejuvenation Serum relieves discomfort and helps to restore the body’s natural functions via hydration.
The water-based formula, described as a thick fluid, includes the following active ingredients:
- Human fibroblast conditioned media
- Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
By hydrating the interior vaginal walls, DNA Renewal Systems claims that their Vaginal Rejuvenation Serum also creates a tightening effect that allows for more sensation and youthful resilience.
DNA Renewal Systems Price & Refund Policy
The DNA Renewal Systems website is heavy on promises, but comes up short on any pricing information. Instead, to get your hands on their products, you’ll need to visit their Services page to submit your contact information.
Why not just allow potential customers to add products to a cart and check out? DNA Renewal Systems claims that they prefer to recommend a combination of products based on each client’s unique wellness and vitality needs, which can include anything from anti-aging to autoimmune issues.
Additionally, they claim that it’s for your safety. To reduce your risk of over-rejuvenating (one can only imagine the effects), each unique protocol is designed to slowly integrate growth factor media into your system.
What else is missing aside from pricing?
DNA Renewal Systems also fails to mention any information on guarantees, returns, fees, or shipping—pretty much any of the information you’d need to make an educated decision about buying a product.
Relationship Marketing Opportunities
DNA Renewal Systems also mentions offering an alternative means of income through relationship marketing—more commonly called “affiliate marketing.” The website also gives just as much information on this opportunity as they do their product pricing.
It’s worth noting that there are reputable companies that use affiliate marketing programs, whether online (Amazon) or with in-person sales (Mary Kay). These programs allow you to operate as an independent business, responsible for your own marketing and earnings.
However, considering the complete lack of information provided by DNA Renewal Systems, we’re unable to draw conclusions as to whether or not theirs is anything more than a scam designed to drain your wallet.
A Scientific Look At DNA Renewal Systems Claims
DNA Renewal Systems makes many mentions of stem cells, but the ingredients list human fibroblast conditioned media. What does one have to do with the other?
In the International Cosmetic Ingredient and Handbook, human fibroblast conditioned media is “the growth of media removed from culture of human fibroblasts and human keratinocytes (skin cells) after several days of growth.”
Basically, fibroblasts are connective tissue cells that help generate new tissue, such as collagen.
How do we get these cells?
Human fibroblast conditioned media, or human adipose stem cells, are typically taken from newborn baby foreskins or human fat cells.
Don’t worry, there isn’t a baby brit milah for every serum or supplement sold. Instead, many thousands of new cells have been grown in a lab—which should ease any concern that the ingredient can be unhygienic.
That takes care of the human fibroblast part, but what’s conditioned media?
Conditioned media is, in fact, the solution (sugars, amino acids and such) that is put in the petri dish to help grow new cells. This solution is called a TNS (Tissue Nutrient Solution) mixture. As connective tissue cells grow, they secrete proteins. It’s these proteins that make it into serums—not the cells, themselves.
Here’s the thing: DNA Renewal Systems fails to disclose much of the information that could allow us to determine the safety and effectiveness of their product. This is a lose-lose situation, and here’s why:
Human Fibroblast Conditioned Media Isn’t Known To Be Safe
The vast majority of research regarding the topical application of growth factors has focused on wounded or diseased skin (think diabetes, ulcers, and skin cancer); essentially, skin that needs to be healed. This is an area where naturally occurring growth factors in the human body work on their own accord.
However, we know very little about the safety of applying growth factors to otherwise healthy skin. It’s important to understand the difference; no matter how aged your complexion, wrinkles aren’t wounds! Nor does their formation have anything to do with how the skin heals itself when cut or ulcerated.
There are simply too many unknowns surrounding the use of human fibroblast conditioned media as part of an anti-aging routine applied to intact skin, much less delicate vaginal lining, to consider them an advisable ingredient.
But Dead Stem Cells Don’t Do Diddly
Let's back up and assume DNA Renewal Systems does include actual stem cells in their products.
Here’s the problem: Stem cells only work if they’re living—and we can say with absolute certainty that DNA Renewal Systems does not offer products with living stem cells.
That’s because to maintain the effectiveness of these products, you, the consumer, would have to keep the stem cells alive. To do so, you’d need to have access to specific growth mediums to feed the growing cells. Additionally, you’d need to keep the formulas stored within a specific temperature range.
Bottom Line: Is DNA Renewal Systems a Scam?
From skin to hair, DNA Renewal Systems promises transformative results. While not said outright, they employ wording that’s carefully crafted to lead readers into believing that aging, itself, can be a thing of the past.
In a statement that sounds plucked from the script of 1992’s Death Becomes Her, DNA Renewal Systems says: “All is possible with WellMed Global, but a little guidance just makes it more comfortable.”
In another section, they state that “your body is designed to repair or renew itself, and WellMed has the cellular ‘activators’ to wake it up to do just that.” Just in case you’re curious, “cellular activators” do exist and are an important factor in cell biology research. However, scientists have yet to find a cure-all switch that works as DNA Renewal Systems claims.
It’s tempting to believe, but ask yourself the following: If cell regeneration was as simple as “turning on your DNA switches for health,” wouldn’t many of the health problems we experience be a thing of the past? Wouldn’t there be some evidence of credible researchers supporting these groundbreaking claims?
Further, if their formulas were really effective, why would they need to employ you, a potential customer, for sales?
We’re not sure about those Norwegian avian eggs, but something that’s certainly wild-crafted over at DNA Renewal Systems is their claims.
It’s true, stem cells offer many elements that are promising for the future of medical care. They may even be a great anti-aging treatment when the science catches up with the application!
How to tell when the real thing hits? When the following is true:
- The stem cells are from humans (preferably yourself)
- The stem cells are alive
- The product is somehow delivered to your dermis (probably an injection)
- The product is applied by a doctor
Until a company can offer all of the above, their products are no more effective than any generic alternative—and most likely not worth your money.