Nutrients in BSF
The Martial Art of Wellness
Volume 6 – November 2007
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
“ Every individual organism that has a distinctive genetic background has distinctive nutritional needs which must be met for optimal well-being. ”
– Roger J. Williams
THIS ISSUE’S TESTIMONIALS:
I really feel the difference!
“ I’ve been using BSF as part of my healthy lifestyle routine for just over two years now.
I’ve had a couple of rough year – first my father passed away Dec 05 and then my husband had a major heart attack Dec 06. It’s been a very stressful time for me and BSF has helped me enormously. I really feel the difference if I don’t take it for even one day!
Thank you for the wealth of information. God bless you for this superfood. Regards
– Jacquie, UK- 2007
UPDATE AT WWW.BIOAGE.COM (The Nutrients in BSF)
An important update of information has been made to www.bioage.com. Sections on History, Research, Formula, Usages, Ingredients and Nutrients have been addded. I am including in the BioNews parts of the section on Nutrients. There are more details online; visit at www.bioage.com/nutrients.html
Nutrients of the Algae in BioSuperfood®
BioSuperfood 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. BioSuperfood is actually a whole food containing just four micro-algae carefully grown, 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!
We know today that the principal nutrients for prevention of cancers are found in eating a mix of colorful fruits and vegetables (American Cancer Society). Those nutrients are the many antioxidants, carotenoids, chlorophylls and other phytonutrients found in fruits and vegetables. Read on.
Some algae in BioSuperfood have the highest usable (90% NPU) protein content of any natural food (65%); far more than any animal and fish flesh (15-25%), soybeans (35%), dried milk (35%), peanuts (25%), eggs (12%), grains (8-14%) or whole milk (3%).
BioSuperfood contains all known essential and non-essential amino acids in high availability or non limiting form. Amino acids is 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 synthesize them. Essential amino acids, plus sufficient nitrogen in foods, are needed to synthesize the non-essential amino acids. A protein is considered complete if it has all the essential amino acids. Spirulina in BSF 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 BioSuperfood because of its mix of several algae. BioSuperfood complements vegetable protein and increases the amino acid quality if eaten within several hours of other foods. A portion of the daily essential amino acid required for a typical adult can be supplied by eating BioSuperfood daily.
BSF contains the complete array of vitamins that most living beings need to carry on metabolic processes.
Not only does BSF 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.
With BSF being a complete or 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.
Furthermore, when you take vitamin supplements, you are taking risks with mixing and matching isolate and synthetic compounds that fall in the chemical category. And furthermore, there is no way that you could sustain your life eating any amount of multi-vitamins and minerals supplements.
BioSuperfood contains some amount of all dietary minerals.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. 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.
BioSuperfood contains over 100 trace elements, minerals occurring in small amounts and in a human available form, that is from the plant kingdom; for example, iron from algae occurs in a non toxic form that is more readily absorbed than that found in beef liver. Its calcium spirulan, has anti-viral action known to inhibits cancerous cells.
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. In biochemistry, a trace element is also referred to as a micronutrient.
The combination of microalgae in BioSuperfood boast over 4,000 such life sustaining enzymes including DNA, RNA, SOD, Glycolipids and many other. The spirulinas in BSF contain as many as 2,000 enzymes. Among other important enzymes identified in spirulina are restriction enzymes. Restriction enzymes (endonucleases) work like scissors to cut the DNA of invading enemy microbes.
No other food or combination of foods contains so many naturally occurring enzymes. Some of these enzymes are critically important for health, such as superoxide dismutase (SOD). SOD is an iron-containing enzyme that supports important body-cell processes and also protects the cells from free radicals.
BSF 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 BSF is a rich source and is especially high in GLA, which is a critical nutrient that is universally lacking in the American diet.
BSF contains Omega 3, 6, 9, GLA and many more fatty acids
The human body uses fatty acids from food for building tissues and for specialized 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.
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).
Gamma linolenic acid (GLA) in BSF stimulates master hormones
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. The American diet of processed foods contains virtually no GLA. And low-carb dieters aren’t getting any either, unless they specifically supplement it.
According to Dr. Hass, author of Staying Health With Nutrition, GLA has been shown to be effective for the following health conditions:
- Cardiovascular disease – anti-inflammatory effect; reducing platelet aggregation, thereby reducing clotting; lowering blood pressure by decreasing vessel tone; cholesterol-lowering effect.
- Arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory disorders) – anti-inflammatory effect; immune support; correcting possible EFA and GLA deficiency.
- Skin disorders (eczema, acne, dermatitis) – anti-inflammatory effect; EFA functions; immune support.
- Allergies, asthma – anti-inflammatory effect; EFA function; immune support.
- Multiple sclerosis – nerve conduction; correction of possible EFA and GLA deficiency; immune support; decreased platelet aggregation; balancing prostaglandins.
But you can also get it from BioSuperfood every day of your life!
Spirulina in BSF is one of the richest sources of chlorophyll with a perfect balance of magnesium. All plants, algae, and cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) which photosynthesize contain chlorophyll usually with the proper balance levels of magnesium required for photosynthesis.
Chlorophyll, the Sheppard of Light
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 BSF 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 disassembly of starches, sugars, and fats that are the bearers of light.
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 center of the photosynthetic oxidation-reduction reaction between carbon dioxide and water.
What’s so good about the chlorophylls in BAC?
BSF’s most visible pigments are chlorophylls. There’s nothing more supportive to cleansing than chlorophyll. And people who follow Western diets (high in processed foods and animal foods) are in desperate need of cleansing. In addition to energy and cleansing, there are many associated benefits to chlorophylls:
- Chlorophylls release ions when struck by the energy of sunlight. These free ions proceed to stimulate the biochemical reactions that form proteins, vitamins and sugars.
- It increases peristaltic action and thus relieves constipation, and also normalizes the secretion of digestive acids.
- It soothes the inflammation and reduces the excess pepsin secretion associated with gastric ulcers.
- It’s also supports liver function so that your body can do a better job of eliminating toxins from your system.
- It is believed that if chlorophyll is ingested with sufficient iron,
- the magnesium can be displaced to yield a hemoglobin molecule.
- Experiments in Japan and Russia have demonstrated that algae has a marked
- Positive effect on leukemia and anemia, possibly due to the conversion of chlorophyll into hemoglobin.
The algae found in BSF have unique cell wall made of complex polysaccharides. Polysaccharides are relatively complex carbohydrates which have been shown to stimulate interferon production and exhibit strong anti-tumor activity.
Studies on the consumption of food-grade microalgae have reported enhanced immune function in animals and humans.
- Dietary spirulina has been shown to exhibit chemopreventive and antiviral effects in humans. The active component for these effects has been investigated; it appears that several types of polysaccharides exhibit biological activity.
- Calcium spirulan inhibits replication of several enveloped viruses. These include herpes simplex, cytomegalovirus, mumps and measles viruses, influenza A virus, and HIV-1.
- Another polysaccharide found in spirulina, immunlina, has been shown to activate monocytes and macrophages
- Spirulina polysaccharides are clinically observed to provide immune system modulation and reduction of blood sugar level to normal.
- Scientists also found that spirulina’s polysaccharide acts similarly to Phycocayanin, a highly potent agent that activates the immune system. It improves the immune system’s ability to detect and destroy foreign microbes or eliminate toxins. It also enhances T-cells and improves Thymus gland function. Also observed were increased antibody levels and normalization of other cellular functions.
- Calcium spirulan from blue-green algae spirulina enveloped virus replication, – Hayashi et al. 1996. Pub. In Journal of Natural Products, Vol. 59, p. 83-87. Japan.
The BioSuperfood formulas with its mix of blue-green, green, brown and red microalgae contain thousands of phytochemicals and colorful pigments making up the entire color spectrum found in nature from blue to green and red.
We know today that the principal nutrients for prevention of cancers are found in colorful fruits and vegetables (American Cancer Society). Those nutrients are the mixed of phytonutrients such as antioxidants, carotenoids, chlorophylls 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.
In summary BioSuperfood contains a large array of pigments and carotenoids 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.
BioSuperfood 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.
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 BioSuperfood. It is an oxygenated pigment called a xanthophyll. Its unique molecular structure gives it a superior antioxidant capacity.
Benefits of Astaxanthin:
- 10 to 40 times more effective as an antioxidant than beta-carotene
- 500 to 1000 times more effective in inhibiting lipid peroxidation than Vitamin E
- has greater anti-inflammatory capability than Vitamin E
- has almost 4 times the antioxidant capacity of lutein
- offers superior protection against UVA and UVB light-induced oxidative stress more stable in scavenging and quenching than b-carotene canthaxanthin and zeaxanthin
- highly potent in enhancing T1 and T2 cancer killing helper cells production
- more effective than lycopene and lutein in enhancing liver detoxification activity
- enhances the actions of Vitamins C and E in the body
- enhances the release of retinol (Vitamin A) from the liver
The extraordinary amounts of carotenoids and several lesser pigments such as phycoerythrin, tetrapyrrole, and phytonadione found in BioSuperfood are not just the “color” 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.