The BAC formulas are certified by Health Canada for their purity and exact content. Health Canada imposes that each lot is analyzed for its nutrient content and verified for heavy metals and other pollutants.
There are over 25,000 different species of algae in the world. Most are found growing in the wild and some beneficial to all living creatures are cultivated by man for consumption; unfortunately many are toxic to some degree due to their habitats or pollutants.
Dr Kiriac believes that there is no natural body of water on Earth, including the Arctic and Antarctic oceans, that is not polluted to some extent. Contaminants such as polychlorinated hydrocarbons (PCHC), aldrin, heptachlor, heptachlorepoxide, lindane, DDE and PCB are found in tissue samples of arctic seals, polar bears, polar foxes and sheep from southwest Greenland.
For those reasons, Dr. Kiriac will not use any open lagoon, lake, ocean or wild grown algae in his formulas. Other manufacturers may claim that they test their lakes or wild grown algae for commonly known toxins and contaminants, but what about the uncommon, the unknown and those pollutants for which no tests exist?
In order to avoid airborne pollution including sun ultra violet damage, the sensitive algae in BAC are grown in covered facilities called bioreactors where temperature, turbulence and light can be controlled and enhanced. And to further avoid toxicities from oceans, lakes, or open lagoons, pure and mineral rich water is obtained from geysers stemming from two thousand feet below a Siberian volcanic peninsula. The algae are grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and without antibiotics, growth hormones or any additives.