BioAlgae Concentrate, unlike many supplements on the market, is not a conglomeration of separate, isolated vitamins and minerals, or extracted and concentrated ingredients bound together and compressed with fillers in a pill. BioAlgae Concentrate is actually a whole food containing just four micro-algae carefully grown under special conditions with strict control of light sources, harvested, preserved and proportioned: Spirulina Pacifica, Spirulina Plantentis, Dunaliella and Heomatoccoccus Pluvialis for its high asthaxanthin content.
Together these algae contain thousands of naturally occurring nutrients like proteins, vitamins, minerals, chlorophylls, antioxidants, fatty acids, enzymes and lots more. So simple, yet read on to find out the extraordinary diversity of its nutrients!
With BAC no attempt is made to measure up or compare its nutrients to the Required Daily Allowances (RDA) suggested by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). BAC is not a vitamin, not a mineral, not an antioxidant, not an enzyme or not even a supplement; BAC is all of the above. That is made possible only because BAC is just a natural whole food, though an extraordinary whole food. The purpose of BAC is that of a food, that is to feed the body with required nutrients. We know today that the principal nutrients for prevention of cancers are found in eating a mix of colourful fruits and vegetables (American Cancer Society). Those nutrients are the mixed antioxidants, carotenoids, chlorophylls and other phytonutrients that are found in those fruits and vegetables.
Some algae in BioAlgae Concentrate have the highest usable (90% NPU) protein content of any natural food (65%); far more than meat and fish (15-25%), soybeans (35%), dried milk (35%), peanuts (25%), eggs (12%), grains (8-14%) or whole milk (3%).
BioAlgae Concentrate’s algae have no cellulose in their cell walls, being composed of soft mucopolysaccharides. Their proteins are 85 to 95% digestible and assimilated. This high digestibility rate is especially important for people suffering from intestinal malabsorption. Typically, older people have greater difficulty digesting complex proteins, and many are on restricted diets.
BioAlgae Concentrate contains all known essential and non-essential amino acids in high availability or non limiting form.
Amino acids are all about quality. Protein is composed of amino acids. Essential amino acids cannot be manufactured in the body and must be supplied in the diet. Non-essential amino acids are needed too, but the body can synthesise them. Essential amino acids, plus sufficient nitrogen in foods, are needed to synthesise the non-essential amino acids. A protein is considered complete if it has all the essential amino acids. Spirulina in BAC is just that, a complete protein.
The body requires amino acids in specific proportions. If a food is low in one or more amino acids, those amino acids are called limiting amino acids, and the body cannot use all the amino acids completely. The most complete and ideal proportion of amino acids can be found in BioAlgae Concentrate because of its mix of carefully selcted algae. BioAlgae Concentrate complements vegetable protein and increases the amino acid quality if eaten within several hours of other foods. A good portion of the daily essential amino acid required for a typical adult can be supplied by eating BioAlgae Concentrate daily.
The following eight essential amino acids are found in BioAlgae Concentrate:
Spirulina alone supplies ten of the twelve non-essential amino acids. “Non-essential” does not mean that these amino acids are not needed by the body, but merely indicates that the body can synthesise them itself if it needs to do so, provided the appropriate nutritional building blocks are available. Nevertheless, the body is better served if these excellent protein components are readily and totally available in dietary sources, since all the amino acids must be on hand as the cells manufacture enzymes, proteins, hormones, brain chemicals and the other products of metabolism. Of the thousands of biochemical substances acting and interacting in the human body, not one is derived from a vacuum; the body is ultimately dependent upon nutrient intake for all of its functions.
The following are the non-essential amino acids supplied by BAC:
BAC contains the array of vitamins that most living beings need to carry on metabolic processes.
Not only does BAC contains all vitamins, including a full Vitamin B Complex, vitamins A, D, K, E & C, BUT it also contains all co-dependent nutrients for these vitamins to be functional and active for human assimilation.
As BAC is a complete and balanced food, you don’t have to worry about dosages. You cannot make a mistake with mixing and matching like you can with isolated and separate vitamins and minerals. You don’t even have to worry about taking it with or without foods. All you need is water alongside. When you take BAC, you automatically get completeness and perfect ratios. BAC is known for balance and synergy between of the vitamins and minerals that your body needs. The way nature makes nutrients cannot be replicated by chemistry, and it is not likely to be replicated ever. A small amount of vitamin C occurring in a green pepper is tremendously more nutritionally functional than 1,000 mg of ascorbic acid from a bottle. Furthermore, when you take vitamin supplements, you are taking risks with mixing and matching isolate and synthetic compounds that fall in the chemical category.
You CANNOT sustain life by eating multi-vitamins and minerals as supplements.
You find in BAC the vitamin: A, B C, D, E, K, folic acid, inositol, and biotin:
There are more than 100 dietary minerals and trace elements detected in BioAlgae Concentrate. When using specific element analysis, a certain amount of all of the known dietary minerals are detected in BioAlgae Concentrate.
Minerals are constituents of the bones, teeth, soft tissue, muscle, blood, and nerve cells. They are vital to overall mental and physical well-being. Minerals act as catalysts for many biological reactions within the body, including muscle response, the transmission of messages through the nervous system and the utilization of nutrients in food.
As important as vitamins are, they cannot be assimilated without the aid of minerals. Although the body can manufacture a few vitamins, it cannot manufacture a single mineral. All tissue and internal fluids contain varying quantities of minerals.
Since BioAlgae Concentrate is a food, its minerals occur in non toxic form as prepared by nature within the plant or in the case of BioAlgae Concentrate by the algae.
Here is a partial list of the principal minerals or trace minerals found in BioAlgae Concentrate:
Antimony, Arsenic, Barium, Beryllium, Bismuth, Boron, Cadmium, Caesium, Calcium, Cerium, Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Dysprosium, Erbium, Europium, Gadolinium, Gallium, Germanium, Gold, Hafnium, Holmium, Iridium, Iron, Lanthanum, Lead, Lithium, Lutetium, Magnesium, Manganese, Mercury, Molybdenum, Neodymium, Nickel, Niobium, Osmium, Palladium, Phosphorus, Platinum, Pluminium, Potassium, Praseodymium, Rhenium, Rhodium, Rubidium, Ruthenium, Samarium, Scandium, Selenium, Silicon, Silver, Sodium, Strontium, Tantalum, Tellurium, Terbium, Thallium, Thorium, Thulium, Tin, Titanium, Tungsten, Uranium, Vanadium, Ytterbium, Yttrium, Zinc, Zirconium.
Next, you will find a value discussion of a few of the principal minerals found in BioAlgae Concentrate:
BioAlgae Concentrate contains some amount of all known trace elements occurring in a most human friendly form, that is naturally occurring from the plant kingdom.
In biochemistry, a trace element is a chemical element that is needed in minute quantities for the proper growth, development, and physiology of the organism. For this reason, in biochemistry they are also called micronutrients.
For example, iron found in BAC occurs in a non-toxic form that is more readily absorbed than that found in beef liver. Unlike iron from a bottle of iron supplement, its iron is like that of any plant such as celery or spinach and is vital for the body.
Here is a partial list and value discussion of a few trace elements found in BioAlgae Concentrate:
BAC contains Omega 3, 6, 9, GLA and several more including some yet undocumented or undiscovered.
Most of us think of fatty acids as oils coming from fish or seeds. You will be happy to learn that BAC is a rich source and is especially high in GLA, which is a critical nutrient that is universally lacking in our diets.
BAC contains Omega 3, 6, 9, GLA and many more fatty acids.
The human body uses fatty acids from food for building tissues and for specialised functions such as the production of prostaglandins, localized tissue hormones. One major group of fatty acids is called essential fatty acids, which are polyunsaturated, and include two major groups, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. They are called “essential” because the body cannot make them but must get them from food.
The terms omega-3 and omega-6 actually designate two families of fatty acids; the former has the first double bond on the third carbon from the end of the fatty acid chain and the latter has the first double bond on the sixth carbon from the end of the fatty acid chain. The first fatty acid in the omega-6 family is called Linoleic Acid. It contains 18 carbons and has 2 double bonds.
Essential fatty acids (EFA) “the good fats that heal” are the fats you’ve been increasingly hearing about in recent years. Your body can’t live without them. They’re needed for a healthy heart, a healthy nervous system, a healthy immune system and especially a healthy brain (the human brain is around 80% fat).
The essential fatty acids sometimes called vitamin F, include linoleic, linolenic, arachidonic acid and many more. Some EFA’s are used by the body to manufacture Prostaglandins. These are the hormonal regulators of blood pressure and capillary resilience.
The essential fatty acids are involved in respiration in all the cells, and are especially important in oxygen transport. They affect the health of the hair, skin and nails, and help break up cholesterol in the blood stream. They are not dangerous fat but are absolutely vital to health.
If you’ve read anything about low-carb dieting or the “Mediterranean Diet,” you know that the consumption of healthy oils containing these fatty acids, produces astounding health benefits in the human body. Heart disease and various cardiovascular disorders respond quickly and positively. Brain function is improved, diabetes is brought under control, blood sugar is regulated, and cancer risk soon plummets.
Perhaps you’ve heard of GLA (gamma-linoleic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). Human breast milk is high in GLA, probably due to the infant child’s need for brain-building fats. And since many infants never gained the important nutritional benefits of their mothers’ milk, they’ve been GLA-deficient for their entire lives. A diet of processed foods contains virtually no GLA. Low-carb dieters aren’t getting any either, unless they specifically supplement it.
GLA is not only known for regulating blood sugar and providing important nutrients to the brain; it also exhibits immune-boosting properties. In fact, according to Dr. Hass, author of Staying Health With Nutrition, GLA has been shown to be effective for the following health conditions:
Essentially, GLA helps to support the immune system through a variety of mechanisms, but its benefits go far beyond immune system function. Many studies on the health effects of GLA have been conducted, and they show stunning results for this beneficial nutrient. In fact, in the 1980s, GLA was studied more intensively than any other nutrient: About 200 clinical trials took place in university hospitals and medical schools throughout the world. One of these researchers, Dr. Horrobin states “that his studies have led him to believe that a lack of essential fatty acids could turn out to be one of the most common defects in human biochemistry and a significant factor in many diseases”. Essential fatty acids are especially important in the function of nervous, muscular, and immune systems. When people lack the proper balance, the neurological, endocrine, and immune systems are shown to be adversely affected.
GLA has proven to be effective in the treatment of many serious diseases. Double-blind, placebo-controlled studies for atopic eczema demonstrate that GLA improves skin conditions, relieves itching, and reduces the amount of steroid medication required. In a large, placebo-controlled trial at Bristol University in England, both adults and children showed substantial improvements. In clinical trials for diabetes, GLA has reversed neurological damage and lowered plasma cholesterol and triglycerides. GLA has also been shown to be beneficial in the treatment of Sjogren’s Syndrome. –Innocent Casualties: The FDA’s War Against Humanity by Elaine Feuer-
Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) is a precursor for the body’s prostaglandins, master hormones that control many body functions. The prostaglandin PGE1 is involved in many tasks including regulation of blood pressure, cholesterol synthesis, cell proliferation and as an anti- inflammatory.
Foods high in saturated fats, typical of the contemporary diet, may block the beneficial work of essential fatty acids in the human body, leading to many disease conditions. Numerous studies have shown GLA deficiency may figure in degenerative diseases and other health problems. Clinical studies show that dietary intake of GLA can help arthritis, heart disease, obesity, and zinc deficiency. Alcoholism, manic-depression, ageing symptoms and schizophrenia also have been ascribed partially to GLA deficiency. A source of dietary GLA may help conditions of heart disease, premenstrual stress, obesity, arthritis and alcoholism. In Spain, the GLA in spirulina and evening primrose oil is prescribed for treatment of various chronic health problems.
The few known sources of GLA include the plant seed oils of evening primrose plant, blackcurrant and borage seeds, fungal oils, certain algae and human milk but you can also get it from BioAlgae Concentrate every day of your life!
Spirulina in BAC is one of the richest sources of chlorophyll with a perfect balance of magnesium. All plants, algae, and cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) that photosynthesize contain chlorophyll usually with the proper balance of levels of magnesium required for photosynthesis.
Energy are vital forces we associate with light having to do with liberating the sun’s forces from carbohydrates and lipids so we can use those forces to produce energy.
Certain microalgae like cyanobacteria in BAC are the only plants able to transfer sunlight energy into chemical energy with near 100% efficiency.
Energy from light is received somewhat directly as sunlight, but it is received in much greater amounts from our food. The chemical energy stored by photosynthesis in carbohydrates drives biochemical reactions in nearly all living organisms. Releasing the forces of light from food requires a balanced assembly of starches, sugars, and fats.
Chlorophyll is the shepherd of light energy – in the central atom of the chlorophyll molecule is magnesium where the sun’s light is gathered for releasing the sugars, starches, and fats from which we will eventually get our energy. Magnesium is omnipresent in the catabolic steps in which we disassemble sugars and fats in our metabolic fire: the Krebs (citric acid) cycle.
Thus, chlorophyll is at the centre of the photosynthetic oxidation-reduction reaction between carbon dioxide and water.
Chlorophyll is sometimes called “green blood” because of its similarity to the haemoglobin molecule found in human blood cells. In fact, both are constructed of an almost identical molecular structure called pyrrole rings, and both substances are chemically known as “porphyrin pigments” by scientists. The difference is that chlorophyll contains a magnesium ion at its core, while haemoglobin contains an iron molecule. Magnesium imparts a green color to the chlorophyll molecule and is involved in synthesis of other materials, while iron gives haemoglobin a red colouration and changes the function of the porphyrin molecule to respiration and breakdown of materials. But perhaps the most interesting connection between green foods and blood is the similarity in the structures of the two coloured pigments, heme and chlorophyll.
BAC’s most visible pigments are chlorophylls. There’s nothing more supportive to cleansing than chlorophyll. People who follow Western diets (high in processed foods and animal foods) are in desperate need of cleansing.Beside energy and cleansing, there are many associated benefits to chlorophylls:
The algae found in BAC have an unique cell wall made of complex polysaccharides, which have been shown to stimulate interferon production and exhibit strong anti-tumor activity in a series of studies conducted over the last several decades.
Polysaccharides are relatively complex carbohydrates. They are polymers made up of many monosaccharides joined together by glycosidic bonds. Cell-surface polysaccharides as in microalgae like spirulina in BioAlgae Concentrate play diverse roles in the bacterial “lifestyle”. They serve as a barrier between the cell wall and the environment, mediate host-pathogen interactions.
Studies on the consumption of food-grade microalgae have reported enhanced immune function in animals and humans.
The BioAlgae Concentrate formulations with their mix of blue-green, brown and red microalgae contain thousands of phytochemicals and colorful pigments making up the entire colour spectrum found in nature from blue to green and red.
We know today that the principal nutrients for prevention of cancers are found in colourful fruits and vegetables (American Cancer Society). Those nutrients are a mix of phytonutrients such as antioxidants, carotenoids, chlorophils and other compounds found in those fruits and vegetables.
There is abundant evidence from epidemiological studies that the phytochemicals in fruits and vegetables can significantly reduce the risk of cancer, probably due to polyphenol antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
Phytochemicals have been used as drugs for millennia. For example, Hippocrates in 400 BC used to prescribe willow tree leaves to abate fever. Salicin as in Aspirin, with potent anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties, was originally extracted from the White Willow Tree.
In summary BioAlgae Concentrate contains a large array of pigments and carotenes like beta carotene, alpha-carotene, astaxanthin, lutein, lycopene, quercitin, phycocyanine, phycobilins, b cryptoxanthin and several others that offer powerful immunity and toxin shield against continuous pollution, toxins and stress.
BioAlgae Concentrate contains extraordinary antioxidant compounds and especially some like alpha-carotene and beta-carotene known as “pro-pro vitamin A” for their capacity to not only traverse cell membrane but to span across the cell membrane.
An Antioxidant is a molecule capable of slowing or preventing the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that transfers electrons from a substance to an oxidising agent. Oxidation reactions can produce free radicals, which start chain reactions that damage cells. Antioxidants terminate these chain reactions by removing free radical intermediates, and inhibit other oxidation reactions by being oxidised themselves.
It is also known today that orange and red pigments have the most antioxidative and protection powers due to their molecular shape and properties. For example, beta carotene, the orange pigments of carrots or the red licopene of tomatoes have molecular shapes allowing them to easily travel across the blood brain barrier, even across the blood iris barrier, hence the popular saying “you’ve never seen a rabbit wearing glasses”.
BAC contains high level of astaxanthin, the star of antioxidants Astaxanthin is a pigment of the carotenoid complex found in the microalgae Haematococcus pluvialis present in BioAlgae Concentrate. It is an oxygenated pigment called a xanthophyll. Its unique molecular structure gives it a superior antioxidant capacity.
Benefits of Astaxanthin:
BioAlgae Concentrate contains an extraordinary number of yellow/orange pigments called carotenoids.
Carotenoids are organic pigments that are naturally occurring in plants and some other photosynthetic organisms like algae, some types of fungus and some bacteria. There are over 600 known carotenoids; they are split into two classes, xanthophylls and carotenes. They absorb blue light.
Until late in the 20th Century, the functions of these carotenoids were discussed only in terms of their potential vitamin A activity. However, it has since been discovered that certain members of the carotenoid family, approximately 50 carotenoids of the known 600, are called “pro vitamin A” compounds because the body can convert them into retinol, an active form of vitamin A.
BioAlgae Concentrate contains many of these yellow/orange pigments from which pro and pro-pro-vitamin A can be made. Here is a partial list:
The extraordinary amounts of carotenoids and several lesser pigments such as phycoerythrin, tetrapyrrole, and phytonadione found in BioAlgae Concentrate are not just the “colour” of living organisms, but are used to carry on metabolic processes throughout the body. Without them, enzymatic reactions would be reduced until cellular disintegration occurred.