BAC and Women’s Health – Part III
The Martial Art of Wellness
Volume 12 – March 2013
Welcome to this month’s BioNews. We must learn to free ourselves from the control that others exert over us. As we learn we become FREE, we become powerful. This pursuit of self defense in wellness, I call “The Martial Art of Wellness.” And as we practice we become Wellness Ninjas.
QUOTE OF THE MONTH
The best six doctors anywhere
And no one can deny it
Are sunshine, water, rest, and air
Exercise and diet.
These six will gladly you attend
If only you are willing
Your mind they’ll ease
Your will they’ll mend
And charge you not a shilling.
~Nursery rhyme quoted by Wayne Fields, What the River Knows, 1990
Today is day 3 that I have taken F1 and F2 (one capsule of each). My energy is awesome. I’m not snacking and eating all day. Not to digress but during the 4-years of my son’s health issues, I’ve gained over 40-pounds. I’m only 5ft and now weighing 165-lbs. (I understand how dangerous this is but trust me when I tell you, my cravings and addictions to food were so strong, I think I basically gave up because I could not control myself…I’m just being honest as disgusting as it sounds). I was eating all day and night. (Donuts, coffee, chips, candy, on top of meals I thought were healthy enough to make up for the foolishness). But today, Day 3 on F1 and F2, my cravings are GONE! My energy is the BEST EVER. I am so serious. It’s as if I have been in time warp and sleeping life away. I don’t know if this is normal to have such sudden effects of using the micro-algae but so far so good. I am grateful for your help and patience in changing the lives of people like myself. Life is about living. I am looking forward to it!
Peace and love, N.S.
From childhood to the golden years, Bio-Algae Concentrates (BAC) provides extraordinary support for a woman’s body! We are confident that your body will benefit from adding BAC to your regimen, and we have dedicated several of our issues of BioNews to tell you why. We thought we would let some of our happy users help us write this series via their shared testimonials and stories. In last month’s article, we wrote about how BAC is particularly nutritionally supportive for many health issues common to women like menopause, osteoporosis, chronic fatigue, and more. In this last article of the series, we write about how BAC is particularly helpful for bones & joints, eye health, healthy aging, and more.
BAC for the prevention and reduction of bone and joint issues, arthritic pain and more
There is a general lack of understanding of the need for calcium vs. the need for better calcium absorption in the body. If calcium supplementation really works, why has there been no resolution to the near epidemic of osteoporosis/osteopenia, in spite of the explosion of calcium supplements on the market/prescribed today? BAC offers a good complement of calcium spirulan among virtually every other valuable mineral and trace element. More importantly, by helping the body restore homeostasis, BAC enables the body to absorb and utilize the calcium from your healthy diet.
Osteoporosis: Ahead of the game building new bone! – I have great success with this product, and I reorder due to clients’ requests. This lady was taking the product to help rebuild bone density, and couldn’t believe that an “all encompassing” product (rather than a specific calcium/bone oriented product) would make a difference. She has been on it for 1.5 years after having a very bad bone density result 2 years ago. She just came back from a bone density scan, and found that not only had she rebuilt all she had lost, but was ahead of the game building new bone. She was ecstatic. We had already muscle tested the new replacement product and knew it was bio compatible for her, but she decided not to change to that product due to the good test results. Why mess with results? So I had to reorder and I am so glad I did. – Esther S, Holistic Allergist, Canada
Arthritis: Within four months the symptoms were entirely gone – A few years back I was suffering from arthritis so bad that I had great difficulty getting into and out of my car. Since I was a “heavy duty” commuter this was a major problem. I heard about the Bio-Algae Concentrates and began taking them. Within four months the symptoms were entirely gone. – Nancy
Rheumatoid Arthritis – Just wanted to let you know how thankful I am for Bio-Algae Concentrates! I have had rheumatoid arthritis since 2000, and am thrilled to be off all my meds after a couple of months on BAC! – Jenny Larsen, Denver, Colorado
BAC to support your eyes
Good vision and eye health is a concern for both young and old. Blurred vision, eye strain, eye fatigue and irritations are just a few of the common ailments we experience. More serious conditions include cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), which develop due to degenerative cellular health and accumulated free radical damage. Many studies have shown that antioxidants play an important role in maintaining ocular health and preventing serious conditions such as cataracts and ARMD.
So how does Bio-Algae Concentrates help with the prevention of degenerative eye health and the restoration of healthy vision? It has to do with its carotenoid content. There are few carotenoids (a type of antioxidant) that are able to transverse the blood brain barrier and the blood retinal barrier, thereby allowing them to alleviate oxidative stress in the brain, eyes and central nervous system. The most studied carotenoids are lutein, zeaxanthin and astaxanthin. Not only does Bio-Algae Concentrates contain these three, BAC also contains alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, and many other beneficial carotenoids and even some that have not yet been identified.
Studies done on lutein and zeaxanthin carotenoids show that they help reduce the risk of age-related macular disease in the elderly. Astaxanthin has been shown to reduce the risk of ARMD as well as protect the ciliary body, the part of the eye that controls the lens, from harmful oxidative stress. Astaxanthin is found in abundance in marine environments, particularly among algae and plankton. The algae Heomatoccocus pluvialis, as contained in BAC, has the highest level of astaxanthin. Astaxanthin has a unique molecular structure: its polar end groups have the distinct ability to attach themselves to both sides of the lipid bilayer that make up the cell membrane.
From this position, astaxanthin inhibits oxidation of the cell membrane, thereby protecting the rest of the cell from potentially damaging oxidation. Astaxanthin can also eliminate free radicals by adding them to its structure rather than sacrificing an atom or electron, meaning that unlike most antioxidants, astaxanthin is far less likely to become a mild free radical right after eliminating one. This also allows astaxanthin to be more biologically active, enabling it to trap and eliminate more free radicals – and of a greater variety – than most other antioxidants.
To conclude, let me remind you that BAC is much more than just antioxidants. I personally have more faith in “BAC awakens the genius within” than in its antioxidative powers. I believe that when our cells recover from exhaustion, they will perform their metabolic activities better and this will heal the body.
Glaucoma and bone density – I have had glaucoma for over ten years and my pressure never went below 18 even with drops. After two months on bio algae my pressure dropped to 11 in one eye and 9 in the other. I have been using it for two years now and my doctor is thrilled. Also I had a bone density test a few months ago. My GYN could not believe the difference since the last one and asked me what I was taking. I am 68 and the figures were much better than hers. – Louise R.
My vision is improving very much – I have found for myself that I am getting so much more done now than ever before… forget those help-yourself manuals! Just get yourself on the right track and watch out! My vision is improving very much and I just realized that my astigmatism is not so noticeable, wow. – Jacqueline Chapman, Bozeman, ID
BAC for menopause and associated issues
BAC has been shown to dramatically relieve the symptoms of menopause. Estrogen has an extraordinary effect on the entire body and plays a vital role in the aging process. By the time most women reach their early to mid-forties, their estrogen level begins to decline, often abruptly, leading to many symptoms of menopause like hot flashes, mood swings, hair loss, dry skin, incontinence, and more.
- Hot Flashes – Eventually, lower estrogen levels can cause instability in small blood arteries and capillaries. This causes them to dilate, which effects circulation, resulting in hot flashes.
- The Blues/Mood swings – Estrogen affects the entire body including the brain. Changing estrogen levels may cause depression, anxiety or other mood swings.
- Vaginal Dryness and Loss of Libido – Having lower levels of estrogen can also decrease the blood supply to the vagina. This causes the body’s natural lubrication process to slow down, which can result in discomfort or even painful sex and/or loss of libido.
- Hair Loss and Dry Skin – Roughly 30% of women experience hair loss or hair growth in unwanted areas. Also, skin becomes dryer and can bruise more easily.
- Urinary Incontinence – 30 to 70% of women develop loss of bladder control. As estrogen declines tissues thin and weaken. The opening in the bladder (urethra) depends on estrogen as does the uterus and other tissues.
- Other symptoms include cravings for sweets and carbohydrates, weight gain, insomnia and joint pain.
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, pulmonary embolism and invasive breast cancer. Prescription and over-the-counter drugs increase your risk of experiencing negative side effects that may be worse than your menopausal symptoms. In fact, one of the causes of early menopause is drug side effects!
BAC is brain food, in that it is extremely efficient at reaching the cells of the brain, resulting in the energetic awakening of the hypothalamus/pituitary cortex that is responsible for the balance (homeostasis) of all health metabolisms of the body, including that of the all-mighty endocrine system and those glands that support estrogen balance.
Menopause: Greatly reduces hot flashes – My hands were falling asleep during the night, and I would wear wrist braces to prevent this. After taking BAC F2 and F3 for about 1 to 1 1/2 years, I was able to sleep without numbness and without the braces. Also, increasing the F3 has helped with menopause, greatly reducing hot flashes. – D.O., Pennsylvania
BAC for Healthy Aging and Longevity
BAC contains many carotenoids like alpha-carotene, astaxanthin, beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein, xeaxanthin that offer nature’s best arsenal against the effects of aging.
I have never been so impressed with a product – I am a 67 year old woman. After breaking my leg last year, and undergoing 2 surgeries, I was always tired, and could not bounce back. My thinking was cloudy, and I had to take a nap every day. After 2 or 3 days of taking this product, I realized that I could work all day and not feel tired, and that my thinking was clear. I have been taking supplements for 40 years, and can honestly say: I have never been so impressed with a product. I plan to take this for the rest of my life. I think everyone should take it. The next bottle I buy will be the # 3 formula. Wow! – Pierrette Garneau – October 2012
The women’s health series was contributed by Maureen Murphy, Product Specialist and Coach at BIOAGE