Nutrients in BioSuperfood
BioSuperfood formulas contain many nutrients including:
BioSuperfood 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.
The formulas 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 much more.
BioSuperfood formulas contain all eight to ten essential and 12 non-essential amino acids in high availability forms. Essential amino acids can not 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 BioSuperfood is just that, a complete protein.
The most complete and ideal proportion of amino acids can be found in BioSuperfood because of their mix of several algae.
The essential amino acids in BioSuperfood:
Also found in BioSuperfood formulas are all the 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.
The non-essential amino acids in BioSuperfood:
- Aspartic Acid
- Cysteine & Cystine
- Glutamic Acid
BioSuperfood formulas contain extraordinary antioxidant compounds and especially those like alpha-carotene and beta-carotene known as “pro-vitamin A” for their capacity to not only traverse the cell membrane but to span across it.
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 oxidizing 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 oxidized themselves.
It is also known today that the 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 accross the blood brain barrier, even accross the blood iris barrier.
BioSuperfood formulas contain a high level of astaxanthin, the star of antioxidants. Astaxanthin is a pigment of the carotenoid complex present in large amount in the microalgae Haematococcus Pluvialis. 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 as an antioxidant 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 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 in the body
- Enhances the release of retinol (Vitamin A) from the liver
BioSuperfood 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.
Until late in the 20th Century, the functions of these carotenoids were discussed only in terms of their potential vitamin A activity. But since then it has 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.
BioSuperfood formulas contain many of these yellow/orange pigments from which 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 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.
Spirulina in BioSuperfood 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.
Chlorophyll: The Shepherd of Light
Certain microalgae like cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) in BioSuperfood are the only plants able to transfer sunlight energy into chemical energy with near 100% efficiency.
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.
BioSuperfood formulas contain thousands of enzymes! 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.
Enzymes are specialized protein molecules facilitating most of the body's metabolic processes such as supplying energy, digesting foods, purifying your blood, ridding the body of waste products etc.
Very few foods contain more enzymes than required for self-breakdown. Papaya is one exception with its large amount of papain enzyme. But as far as enzymes go, nothing comes close to certain microalgae, which contain inexplicably large amounts of enzymes.
BioSuperfood contains 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 BioSuperfood 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.
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 can not make them but must get them from food.
Essential fatty acids (EFA) are the fats you have been increasingly hearing about in recent years — known as “the good fats that heal.” Your body can not live without them. They are necessary 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 BioSuperfood is known to stimulate master hormones
There are more than 100 dietary minerals and trace elements in each BioSuperfood formula. But when using specific element analysis, some amount of all known dietary minerals can be detected in the formulas.
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 can not be assimilated without the aid of minerals. Although the body can manufacture a few vitamins, it can not manufacture a single mineral. All tissue and internal fluids contain varying quantities of minerals.
Since the formulas are 100% food, its minerals occur in non-toxic form as prepared by nature within the plant or in the case of BioSuperfood, by algae.
Here is 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, Zirconium
Here are a few of the nutritional properties of the principal minerals found in BioSuperfood:
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, but is also involved in neural transmissions to the muscles. Spirulina in BSF supplies about as much calcium, gram for gram, as milk. Chlorophyll in BSF also contains rare calcium spirulan, a well-known agent for its antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory benefits known to be effective against the AIDS virus.
Magnesium Deficiency can lead to spasmodic muscle disorders, including cardiac irregularities. Helps assimilation of vitamin C, B vitamins 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 Important to many physiological processes including signal transduction in the human central nervous system.
Sulfur An essential component of all living cells. It is found in the hair, nails and skin, and as much sulfur as potassium is normally found in the body. Sulfur is used to detoxify the body, assist the immune system and fight the effects of aging, as well as age related illnesses such as arthritis.
BioSuperfood 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.
We know today that the principal nutrients for cancer prevention are found in colorful fruits and vegetables (American Cancer Society). Those nutrients are a mix of phytonutrients such as antioxidants, carotenoids, and chlorophyll among others.
In summary, BioSuperfood formulas contain 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 shields against continuous pollution, toxins and stress.
The algae found in BioSuperfood 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.
Polysaccharides are relatively complex carbohydrates. Cell-surface polysaccharides as in microalgae like spirulina play diverse roles in the bacterial “lifestyle”. They serve as a barrier between the cell wall and the environment and mediate host-pathogen interactions.
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
- 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.
Protein (Complete Makeup)
Some algae in BioSuperfood 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 algae in BioSuperfood blends have minimal cellulose in their cell walls, being composed of soft mucopolysaccharides. Their proteins are 85% to 95% digestible. This high digestibility rate is especially important for people suffering from intestinal malabsorption problems, which are very common today. Older people have even more difficulty digesting complex proteins leading to restricted diets.
BioSuperfood formulas contain some amount of all known trace elements occurring in human-friendly form, as they are 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, BioSuperfood formalas contain iron in a non-toxic form that is more readily absorbable than that found in beef liver. Unlike iron from a bottle of iron supplements, the iron in BioSuperfood is like that of any plant such as celery or spinach and is a medicine for the body.
Here is a partial list of a few trace elements found in BioSuperfood:
Vitamins A, B, C, D, E, K
BioSuperfood formulas contain the array of vitamins that most living beings need to carry on metabolic processes.
Not only do they contain all vitamins, including a full Vitamin B Complex, vitamins A, C, D, E & K, they also contain all co-dependent nutrients for these vitamins to be functional and active for human assimilation.
Since BioSuperfood is a complete and balanced food, you do not have to worry about quantity like you do with separate vitamins or minerals. You can not make a mistake with mixing and matching like you can with isolated and separate vitamins and minerals. You do not even have to worry about taking them with food. All we recommend is to take them along with water. These formulas deliver completeness and great balance and ratio. They are designed to obtain balance and synergy between the vitamins and minerals that your body needs for better assimilation. The way nature makes vitamins and nutrients in plants can not be replicated by chemists. 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 isolated and synthetic compounds that fall in the chemical category. You can not sustain life eating multi-vitamins and minerals as supplements.
In each formula you will find the vitamins: A, B C, D, E, K, folic acid, inositol, and biotin.