Nutrients in BioSuperfood and BioPreparation
Our formulas, unlike many supplements on the market are not a conglomeration of separate, isolated vitamins and minerals, or extracted and concentrated ingredients bound together and compressed with fillers in a pill. They are actually whole foods containing four micro-algae carefully grown, harvested, preserved and proportioned: Spirulina Pacifica, Spirulina Plantentis, Dunaliella and Heomatoccoccus Pluvialis. Together these algae contain thousands of naturally occurring nutrients like proteins, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and trace elements, chlorophylls, mixed carotenoids and antioxidants, essential fatty acids (EFA), and non essentials, polysaccharides, thousands of enzymes, rare phytonutrients, and lots more.
The nutritional mission of our formulas
Even though the formulas contain so many nutrients, there is no attempt to measure up to Required Daily Allowances (RDA) or other specific supplemental recommendations. Our formulas do not separate or isolate vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes, etc. They are not even a supplement; instead, they are all of the above, they are what we call a "complement", to complement your diet. That is possible because the formulas are actually food - not ordinary food, mind you, but extraordinary food. In that sense, the mission of our formulas is that of food, which is to feed the cells of the body with required nutrients. We know today that the principal nutrients for cancer prevention are gained by eating a mix of colorful fruits and vegetables (American Cancer Society) for their antioxidants, carotenoids, chlorophylls and other phytonutrients with protection values, most of which are found in our formulas. Read on to find out the extraordinary diversity in our formulas!
Some algae in our formulas are known to 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%).
The formulas contain 20 amino acids: all eight to ten essential and 12 non-essential amino acids in high availability or non limiting forms. Amino acids are all about quality. Protein is composed of amino acids. Essential amino acids cannot be manufactured by 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
Also found in the formulas are all the non-essential amino acids. 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 synthesize 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 formulas contain the array of vitamins that most living beings need to carry on metabolic processes.
There are more then 100 dietary minerals and trace elements in each of our formulas. But when using specific element analysis, some amount of
all known dietary minerals can be detected in the formulas.
Our formulas contain some amount of all known trace elements occurring in human-friendly form, as they are naturally occurring from the plant kingdom.
Our formulas contain thousands of enzymes! We believe that 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.
Our blends contain the fatty acids 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 our formulas are a rich source of fatty acids and are especially high in GLA, which is a critical nutrient that is universally lacking in the American diet.
Essentially, GLA helps support the immune system through a variety of mechanisms, and its benefits go far beyond mere immune system function. Many studies on the health effects of GLA have been conducted, and they show stunning results for this beneficial nutrient. 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 nerve, muscle, and immune systems, for when people lack the proper balance of EFAs, the neurological, endocrine, and immune systems are shown to be adversely affected.
Spirulina in our formulas is one of the richest sources of chlorophyll with a perfect balance of magnesium. All plants, algae, and cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) that perform photosynthesis, contain chlorophyll usually with the proper balance levels of magnesium required for photosynthesis.
The algae found in the formulas have unique cell walls 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.
Our formulas with
their mix of blue-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 to red.
Our formulas contain extraordinary antioxidant compounds and especially those like alpha-carotene and beta-carotene known as "pro-pro vitamin A" for their capacity to not only traverse the cell membrane but to span across it.
Our formulas contain 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.
The extraordinary amounts of carotenoids and several lesser pigments such as phycoerythrin, tetrapyrrole, and phytonadione found in these algae 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.
Microalgae in BIOSUPERFOOD/BIOPREPARATION contain a wide range of flavonoids Recent evidence shows as many as 15,000 compounds in certain
micro-algae, many of which are not yet identified, while flavonoids and bioflavonoids have been.