NATURE’S MOST COMPLETE FOOD

Micro algae long have been known to be remarkable sources of nutrition, and the four species in BioSuperfood are among the most nutrient- and phytonutrient-dense algae found on Earth. Beginning in the early 1970s, Michael Kiriac of Moldova, convinced that nutrition (not medicine) was the source of all health, devoted well over a decade to researching thousands of individual species of micro algae. The result was BioSuperfood: a concentrated blend of four precisely proportioned micro algae that in itself is a complete, balanced, synergistic, and extremely bioavailable whole food. Exponentially more nutritious than a mere multi-vitamin, isolated dietary supplement, protein shake, or energy bar, BioSuperfood possesses astounding nourishing, healing, and rejuvenating properties.

Why no nutrient breakdown?
We’re frequently asked if we provide a breakdown of how many international units (IUs) or what percentage of the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of a particular nutrient is contained in BioSuperfood. The primary reason we do not is because BioSuperfood is not a laboratory-produced blend of individual, isolated nutrients; it’s a biologically alive, synergistic blend of algae —  i.e. plants, whole foods — that the body absorbs and uses much differently than isolated supplements. And like all natural foods, even using the best growing, harvesting, and blending technology, one can never achieve a standard delivery of nutrients, and certainly not at the microscopic level. Said another way, asking exactly how much astaxanthin is in BioSuperfood would be like trying to determine exactly how much vitamin C is in a given orange or how much beta carotene exists in a particular carrot. When you add BioSuperfood to your diet, you’re consuming food, not just supplementing a symptom! 

It took more than a decade of research by Dr. Kiriac to discover and ultimately refine the completeness, balance, and synergy of the four micro algae in BioSuperfood, and the amounts of many of the nutrients are actually quite small and would appear to be “too small” to someone comparing them with IUs or RDAs. For example, BioSuperfood contains several mixed carotenoids (antioxidants) in natural, tiny amounts (much, much less than in isolated supplements) that are safe and balanced for maximum synergistic effect in the body. In contrast, most lab-manufactured antioxidant supplements are separated and isolated and are, therefore, nowhere near as effectively absorbed and used by the body. This is why whole foods and blended whole foods such as BioSuperfood are a much better and safer form of nutrition: because the nutrients exist the same way they exist in nature.

Vitamins A, B, C, D, E, K

Vitamins A, B, C, D, E, K

Not only does BioSuperfood contain the array of vitamins that most living beings need to carry on metabolic processes, including a full Vitamin B Complex and vitamins A, C, D, E, and K, they also contain all co-dependent nutrients for these vitamins to be functional and active for human assimilation.

In each BioSuperfood formula you will find the vitamins A, B C, D, E, K, folic acid, inositol, and biotin:

  • Vitamin A: necessary for tissue growth and repair; helps maintain smooth, soft, disease-free skin; helps protect mucous membranes of the mouth, nose, throat, and lungs, reducing susceptibility to infections; protects against air pollutants; counteracts night-blindness and weak eyesight; aids in bone and teeth formation
  • Pyridoxine (B6): involved in the breakdown and assimilation of protein; protects cardiac health; reduces edema and stabilizes female hormone levels
  • Biotin: enzyme that carries CO; during certain biochemical reactions involved in carbohydrate metabolism; acts as a co-enzyme in the assimilation of other B-complex vitamins
  • Cobalamin (B12): B12 deficiency results in pernicious anemia, nerve degeneration, premature senility, pronounced fatigue and mental illnesses resembling schizophrenia (B12 is the most difficult of all vitamins to obtain from vegetable sources, BioSuperfood is extremely rich in this rare vitamin, containing 250% more than beef liver, previously thought to be nature’s richest source)
  • Pantothenic acid: the “stress” vitamin, used by the adrenal glands, along with cholesterol and Vitamin C, to manufacture cortisone in response to physical and mental stress; deficiency encourages sensitivity to allergy, infection, and degenerative diseases such as arthritis and rheumatism; ulcers and hypoglycemia also have been associated with shortage of this vitamin
  • Folic acid: essential to proper hemoglobin formation in red blood cells;  deficiency results in anemia, poor growth, skin pigmentation disorders, and premature graying of the hair
  • Inositol: vital lipotropic nutrient that sustains liver health and helps detoxify carcinogens, particularly excess female hormones; helps normalize blood cholesterol levels; with choline, inositol is used by the liver to manufacture lecithin; the second most abundant vitamin in the body, after niacin
  • Niacin: essential to mental health; effective cholesterol lowering agent
  • Riboflavin (B2): the most common vitamin deficiency, which results in cataracts, failing vision, watery eyes, and uncontrollable eczema
  • Thiamine (B1): a co-enzyme in the breakdown of dietary carbohydrates; maintains glucose levels in the blood; deficiency results in weakness, cardiac damage, abdominal distention, and poor oxygenation; severe shortage results in death; critical toxemia develops from unmetabolized carbohydrate fragments
  • Vitamin C: essential for healthy teeth, gums, and bones; helps heal wounds, scar tissue, and fractures; prevents scurvy; builds resistance to infection; aids in common cold prevention and treatment; strengthens blood vessels; aids in iron absorption; required for the synthesis of collagen, the intercellular “cement” that holds tissues together; also one of the major antioxidant nutrients; prevents the conversion of nitrates (from tobacco smoke, smog, bacon, lunch meats, and some vegetables) into cancer-causing substances (Vitamin C cannot be produced by the body, and must be supplied via diet.)
  • Vitamin D: improves absorption and utilization of calcium and phosphorous; required for bone and teeth formation; maintains stable nervous system and normal heart action
  • Tocopherol (Vitamin E) : protects heart and vascular health; promotes cell oxygenation; retards aging
Minerals

Minerals

BioSuperfood contains more than 100 dietary minerals and trace elements. Moreover, specific element analysis shows that some amount of all known dietary minerals can be detected in each formula.

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. 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.

A partial list of the principal minerals or trace minerals found in BioSuperfood: Antimony, Barium, Beryllium, Bismuth, Boron, Cadmium, Caesium, Calcium, Cerium, Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Dysprosium, Erbium, Europium, Gadolinium, Gallium, Germanium, Gold, Hafnium, Holmium, Iridium, Iron, Lanthanum, Lithium, Lutetium, Magnesium, Manganese, Molybdenum, Neodymium, Nickel, Niobium, Osmium, Palladium, Phosphorus, Platinum, Pluminium, Potassium, Praseodymium, Rhenium, Rhodium, Rubidium, Ruthenium, Samarium, Scandium, Selenium, Silicon, Sodium, Strontium, Tantalum, Tellurium, Terbium, Thallium, Thorium, Thulium, Tin, Titanium, Tungsten, Uranium, Vanadium, Ytterbium, Yttrium, Zinc, and Zirconium

Here are a few of the nutritional properties of the principal minerals found in BioSuperfood:

  • Chloride: in the central nervous system, the inhibitory action of glycine and some of the action of gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) relies on the entry of chloride into specific neurons; the chloride-bicarbonate exchanger biological transport protein relies on the chloride ion to increase the blood’s capacity of carbon dioxide in the form of the bicarbonate ion
  • Potassium: a crucial mineral that regulates body electrolyte balance; deficiency can cause heart arrest, hypertension, adrenal exhaustion, and muscular collapse
  • Calcium: the most abundant mineral in the body, it is especially important to bone and dental health; also involved in neural transmissions to the muscles
  • Magnesium: deficiency can lead to spasmodic muscle disorders, including cardiac irregularities; assists the assimilation of vitamins C and B and protein
  • Phosphorus: the second most abundant mineral in the human body, it is found in practically every cell; functions with calcium to maintain bone density; helps to digest carbohydrates and the B vitamins niacin and riboflavin
  • Sodium: sodium ions play a diverse and important role in many physiological processes; excitable animal cells, e.g., rely on the entry of sodium to cause a depolarization;  an example of this is signal transduction in the human central nervous system, which depends on sodium ion motion across the nerve cell membrane
  • Sulfur: an essential component of all living cells; found in hair, nails, and skin; used to detoxify the body, assist the immune system, and fight the effects of aging, as well as age-related illnesses such as arthritis; an essential element of protein, biotin, and Vitamin B1; part of the chemical structure of the amino acids methionine, cysteine, taurine, and glutathione; required in the synthesis of collagen, which is needed for good skin integrity
Trace Elements (Micronutrients)
BioSuperfood contains some amount of all known trace elements occurring in human-friendly form, as they are naturally occurring in the plant kingdom. In biochemistry, a trace element (also called a micronutrient) is a chemical element that is needed in minute quantities for the proper growth, development, and physiology of an organism.

A partial list of a few trace elements found in BioSuperfood:

  • Boron: enhances the body’s ability to use calcium, magnesium, and Vitamin D; reported to assist in brain functioning and recognition; seems to prevent calcium and magnesium from being lost in the urine and may help with decreasing menstrual pain by increasing the oestradiol level, (a very active type of estrogen); may help with menopausal symptoms as well as maintaining healthy bones; may also have to do with reduction of arthritis symptoms
  • Chromium: an essential nutrient required for normal sugar and fat metabolism; works primarily by potentiating the action of insulin; present in the entire body with the highest concentrations in the liver, kidneys, spleen, and bone; needed for energy; maintains stable blood sugar levels; in cooperation with other substances controls insulin and certain enzymes; works with GTF (Glucose Tolerance Factor) when this hormone-affiliated agent enters the bloodstream because of an increase of insulin in the bloodstream
  • Cobalt: part of the Vitamin B 12 molecule; required in the manufacture of red blood cells and in preventing anemia
  • Copper: copper and zinc absorption are closely related; if large amounts of copper are present, then zinc and Vitamin C are reduced in the body, and vice versa; copper is required in the formation of hemoglobin, red blood cells, and bones, while helping with the formation of elastin and collagen, necessary for wound healing; deficiency in copper may also lead to increased blood fat levels; necessary for the manufacture of the neurotransmitter noradrenaline as well as for hair pigmentation
  • Fluorine: a constituent of bones and teeth; beneficial in most cases in preventing tooth decay
  • Iodine: used in the production of hormones (such as thyroxine and thyroxin) by the thyroid gland, which in turn regulates the conversion of fat to energy, stabilizing our body weight as well as controlling our cholesterol levels; hormones produced from iodine are also needed to help form bones and maintain healthy skin, nails, hair, and teeth; some indication exists that iodine is helpful in preventing breast and womb cancer
  • Iron: promotes formation of hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying blood pigment found in healthy red blood cells; deficiency is most common among women in their reproductive years
  • Manganese: activates enzyme systems, along with zinc; promotes activity of neurotransmitter acetylcholine; helps stabilize blood sugar
  • Molybdenum: a component of three different enzymes (sulfite oxidase, xanthine oxidase, and aldehyde oxidase) involved in the metabolism of nucleic acids (DNA and RNA), iron, and food into energy; assists in the breaking down of sulfite toxin build-ups in the body; may prevent cavities; may have antioxidant properties; assists the body by fighting nitrosamines, which are associated with cancer; may help prevent anemia; required for normal cell function and nitrogen metabolism; deficiencies in older males have been linked to impotence; may be of value in fighting mouth and gum disorders
  • Selenium: retards aging, harmful oxidation, and free radical formation; reduces toxic effect of carcinogens; improves cardiac efficiency
  • Silicon (also called silica): while not present in the body in large amounts, is found in virtually every type of tissue; used to keep bones, cartilage, tendons; and artery walls healthy; may be beneficial in the treatment of allergies, heartburn, gum disease, and immune system; required by the nails, hair, and skin; useful in counteracting effects of aluminum; may be beneficial as an anti-aging component
  • Zinc: pivotal ingredient in more than thirty vital enzymatic reactions; has profound effects on mental health, skin tone, prostate function, and healing capacity
Complete Protein Makeup

Complete Protein Makeup

Some algae in BioSuperfood are known to have the highest usable protein content (90% NPU) of any natural food (65%): more than meat and fish (15-25%), soybeans (35%), dried milk (35%), peanuts (25%), eggs (12%), grains (8-14%), or whole milk (3%).

Because they are composed of soft mucopolysaccharides, the algae in BioSuperfood have minimal cellulose in their cell walls, making their proteins 85-95% digestible. This is especially important for people (particularly the elderly) suffering from intestinal malabsorption problems, which lead to restricted diets.

Amino Acids

Amino Acids

The BioSuperfood formulas contain 20 amino acids: all 8-10 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 also needed, 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. For example, the spirulina in BSF are complete proteins.

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 of its amino acids completely. The most complete and ideal proportion of amino acids can be found in BioSuperfood due to the proprietary blend of the algae.

The following eight to ten essential amino acids are found in these algae; arginine (required for the young, but not for adults), histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine.

  • Arginine*: Essential for the young, but not in the same way for adults. Important for adult male sexual health as seminal fluid is 80 percent arginine. Also helps detoxify the blood.
  • Histidine*: May be considered essential mostly in children as it strengthens nerve relays, especially in the auditory organs. Has been used to reverse some cases of deafness.
  • Isoleucine: Required for optimal growth, intelligence development and nitrogen equilibrium in the body Used to synthesize other non-essential amino acids.
  • Leucine: Stimulator of brain function, increases muscular energy levels.
  • Lysine: Building block of blood antibodies, strengthens circulatory system and maintains normal growth of cells.
  • Methionine: Vital lipotropic (fat and lipid metabolizing) amino acid that maintains liver health. An anti-stress factor, it calms the nerves.
  • Phenylalanine: Required by the thyroid gland for production of thyroxine which stimulates metabolic rate.
  • Threonine: Improves intestinal competence and digestive assimilation.
  • Tryptophan: Increases utilization of B vitamins, improves nerve health and stabilizes emotions. Promotes a sense of calm.
  • Valine: Stimulates mental capacity and muscle coordination.

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 simply 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.

  • Alanine: Strengthens cellular walls.
  • Arginine: Important to male sexual health as seminal fluid is 80 percent arginine. Also helps detoxify the blood.
  • Aspartic Acid: Aids transformation of carbohydrates into cellular energy.
  • Cysteine and Cystine: Aids pancreatic health, which stabilizes blood sugar and carbohydrate metabolism. Has been used to alleviate some symptoms of food allergy and intolerance.
  • Glutamic Acid: With glucose, one of the principal fuels for the brain cells. Has been used to reduce alcohol cravings and stabilize mental health.
  • Glycine: Promotes energy and oxygen use in the cells.
  • Histidine*: Strengthens nerve relays, especially in the auditory organs. Has been used to reverse some cases of deafness.
  • Proline: A precursor of glutamic acid.
  • Serine: Helps form the protective fatty sheaths surrounding nerve fibers.
  • Taurine: Strengthens the heart muscle, boosts vision, and helps prevent macular degeneration; the key component of bile, which is needed for the digestion of fats.
  • Tyrosine: Slows aging of cells and suppresses hunger centers in the hypothalamus. Can be synthesized from phenylalanine. Involved in proper coloration of hair and skin, including protection from sunburn.
Enzymes

Enzymes

BioSuperfood contains thousands of naturally-occurring enzymes – so many, in fact, that it may be that no other food or combination of foods contains so many  as BioSuperfood.

Enzymes are specialized protein molecules that facilitate most of the body’s metabolic processes such as supplying energy, digesting foods, purifying the blood, and ridding the body of waste products. Without them, the digestive system would have to work much harder to break down food to obtain its nutrients; enzyme deficiency leads to undigested food remaining in the gut.

In addition to aiding digestion, many enzymes found in foods are stored, transformed, and used by the body for other important life-sustaining functions. The combination of micro-algae in BioSuperfood boasts thousands of such life-sustaining enzymes including DNA, RNA, SOD, glycolipids, and many more. The two species of spirulina contain as many as 2,000 enzymes, including restriction enzymes (endonucleases) that work like scissors to cut the DNA of invading enemy microbes.

(Many enzymes in BioSuperfood and their health benefits have not yet been identified or explained.)

Fatty Acids

Fatty Acids

BioSuperfood contains the fatty acids Omega 3, 6, 9, GLA, and several more including some yet undocumented or undiscovered.

The human body uses fatty acids from food for building tissues and for specialized functions such as the production of prostaglandins (the hormonal regulators of blood pressure and capillary resilience.). One major group of fatty acids is called “essential” (EFAs – “the good fats that heal”) because the body cannot make them itself but must acquire them from food. Essential fatty acids are necessary for a healthy heart, nervous system, immune system, and especially brain, which is comprised of approximately 80% fat. They’re also involved in cell respiration and are especially important to oxygen transport. They affect the health of the hair, skin, and nails, and help to break up cholesterol in the blood stream.

Gamma linolenic acid (GLA) is known to stimulate master hormones, regulate blood sugar, and provide important nutrients to the brain. It also exhibits immune-boosting properties and as been shown to be effective for the following health conditions:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Arthritis
  • Skin disorders (eczema, acne, dermatitis)
  • Allergies, asthma
  • Multiple sclerosis
Chlorophyll

Chlorophyll

The Spirulina in BioSuperfood are one of the richest sources of chlorophyll in perfect balance with magnesium that is required for photosynthesis. Certain micro algae in BioSuperfood like cyanobacteria are the only plants able to transfer sunlight energy into chemical energy with near 100% efficiency.

While energy from light is received somewhat directly as sunlight, it is received in much greater amounts from 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 balance disassembly of starches, sugars, and fats, which are the bearers of light. Chlorophyll shepherds this light energy.

In the central atom of the chlorophyll molecule resides magnesium, which is where the sun’s light is gathered for releasing the sugars, starches, and fats from which energy comes. Magnesium is omnipresent in the catabolic steps in which we disassemble sugars and fats: the Krebs (citric acid) cycle. Thus, chlorophyll is at the center of the photosynthetic oxidation-reduction reaction between carbon dioxide and water.

Chlorophyll and Blood Regeneration

Chlorophyll is sometimes called “green blood” because of its similarity to the hemoglobin molecule found in human blood cells. In fact, both are constructed of almost identical molecular structures 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 hemoglobin contains an iron molecule at its core. Magnesium imparts a green color to the chlorophyll molecule and is involved in synthesis of other materials, while iron gives hemoglobin a red coloration and changes the function of the porphyrin molecule to respiration and breakdown of materials.

In addition to energy and cleansing, there are many other associated benefits to chlorophyll:

  • Ion release when struck by sunlight: these free ions proceed to stimulate the biochemical reactions that form proteins, vitamins, and sugars
  • Increase in peristaltic action relieving constipation; normalizes the secretion of digestive acids
  • Soothes inflammation and reduces excess pepsin secretion associated with gastric ulcers
  • Supports liver function to more effectively eliminate toxins
  • If ingested with sufficient iron, magnesium can be displaced to yield a hemoglobin molecule, which may have a positive effect on leukemia and anemia
Polysaccharides

Polysaccharides

The algae in BioSuperfood have unique cell walls made of complex polysaccharides, which have been shown to stimulate interferon production and exhibit strong anti-tumor activity.

Polysaccharides are relatively complex carbohydrates. They are polymers made up of many monosaccharides joined together by glycosidic bonds. Cell-surface polysaccharides in micro-algae like spirulina play diverse roles in the bacterial “lifestyle” and serve as a barrier between the cell wall and the environment and mediate host-pathogen interactions.

  • Dietary spirulina has been shown to exhibit chemopreventive and antiviral effects in humans
  • Calcium spirulan inhibits replication of several enveloped viruses including herpes simplex, cytomegalovirus, the mumps and measles viruses, the influenza A virus, and HIV-1
  • Immunlina (a polysaccharide found in spirulina) has been shown to activate monocytes and macrophages
  • Spirulina polysaccharides provide immune system modulation and reduction of blood sugar level to normal
  • Spirulina’s polysaccharide acts similarly to phycocayanin, a highly potent agent that activates the immune system: improves the immune system’s ability to detect and destroy foreign microbes or eliminate toxins; enhances T-cells and improves Thymus gland function; increased antibody levels and normalization of other cellular functions
Phytonutrients (Carotenoids, Antioxidants, Flavonoids)

Phytonutrients (Carotenoids, Antioxidants, Flavonoids)

With its mix of blue-green, brown, and red micro algae, BioSuperfood contains thousands of the colorful pigments known as phytochemicals that make up the entire color spectrum found in nature. More than simply the “color” of living organisms, phytonutrients are used by the body to carry on its metabolic processes. Without them, enzymatic reactions would be reduced, thus causing cellular disintegration.

The principal nutrients for cancer prevention are found in colorful fruits and vegetables. These nutrients are a mix of phytonutrients such as antioxidants, carotenoids, favoniods, and chlorophyll among others. Epidemiological studies show that the phytochemicals in fruits and vegetables can offer powerful immunity and toxin shields against continuous pollution, toxins, and stress as well as significantly reduce the risk of cancer.

Here is a partial, alphabetical list of the many phytonutrients found in BioSuperfood:

  • Alpha-carotene
  • Astaxanthin* (“king of the carotenoids” present in large amounts in the micro algae Haematococcus pluvialis)
  • b Cryptoxanthin
  • Beta carotene (9-cis, 13-cis, 15-cis, and all-trans)
  • Chlorophyta
  • Cyanobacteria
  • Echinenone
  • Glycolipids
  • Haptophyta
  • Lutein
  • Lycopene
  • Myxoxanthophyll
  • Ochrophyta
  • Phycobilins
  • Phycocyanin
  • Phycoerythrin
  • Phytonadione
  • Quercitin
  • Rhodophyta
  • Sulfolipids
  • Tetrapyrrole
  • Xanthophylis
  • Zeaxanthin

*Believed to be nature’s most potent antioxidant, astaxanthin provides many benefits including:

  • 10-40 times more effective as an antioxidant than beta-carotene
  • 500-1000 times more effective than Vitamin E in inhibiting lipid peroxidation
  • Greater anti-inflammatory capability than Vitamin E
  • Almost 4 times the antioxidant capacity of lutein
  • 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 the production of T1 and T2 cancer killing cells
  • More effective than lycopene and lutein in enhancing liver microsome detoxification activity
  • Enhances the actions of vitamins C and E
  • Enhances the release of retinol (Vitamin A) from the liver