I just wanted to share an important testimonial with you! Recently, our son, Steve, was home from college and he shared some startling news with me. You remember Steve is a second year pre-med student.
Well, in his Quantitative Analysis class (a high level Chemistry course) they recently conducted a study on various eyeliners. It seems the class conducted various tests on dozens of different brands of eyeliners to determine if any mutations occurred when they came into contact with human DNA. Steve shared with me that he had snuck one of my Shaklee eye pencils into the mix to see how it would fare. He confessed that he took it without my knowledge for fear that if it didn’t do well, he could spare his dear old mom from dieing a hundred deaths over her beloved Shaklee failing the test. Well, he shouldnt have had any fear or worry because the results absolutely shocked his professor!
It ended up that every single eyeliner (except ONE!!) resulted in skin cell mutations.
When I asked Steve to clarify what mutations truly implied, he looked at me squarely in the eye and said, pre-cancer cells, Mom. Well, the professor went absolutely nuts asking the class who had brought in the Shaklee eye pencil. Timidly Steve identified himself as the culprit and the professor said, this is the only sample that not only didnt damage the cells but actually fed the cells and kept the DNA intact. Boy was Steve pleased with himself and our Shaklee!! He very proudly explained that the sample was his Moms from her Shaklee stash. It turns out that the professor was really bowled over because he has conducted this test in class for the past several years and anticipated what the results would be, so needless to say, he was amazed to discover that a product of this quality and caliber actually exists! Pretty cool, eh?
Of course, we know about Shaklees science and unwavering commitment to health and wellness so we arent surprised are we, Kitty? Still, its awesome to learn once again that our Shaklee truly is a gift to our bodies!! It gives me a lot of confidence knowing I can trust the Shaklee science to back up our claims that our products truly are the best on the market!! Thanks, Shaklee!!
Thanks for writing! The eye pencil study Steve participated in was incredible, wasnt it?? Yes, I know a lot of people want to know specifics. When I asked the professor for permission he was not in favor of sharing his name or the institution being a scientist, hes very cautious about sharing too much without more advanced studies being done. He explained to me that he has conducted that particular experiment in class the past 3 semesters to demo to the students what mutations look like in human DNA cell structures. He was just amazed that our eye pencils did not react the way all the other ones did!! Still he said many more advanced tests would need to take place before any scientific conclusions could be drawn. I’m sure you understand his concerns.
Have a terrific day, Eileen
The eyeliner piece has certainly raised a great deal of interest, and requests for clarification. Here is what Eileen Gale wrote back to me. I was quite certain that the professor involved would not choose to have the name of his institution mentioned, but that does not invalidate this direct, first-person report. I think we can be so proud of our products and how they stand up to scrutiny, even if inadvertent.