“Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.” – Thomas H. Huxley

The extraordinary nutrients in Bio-Algae Concentrates efficiently nourish your cells. These well-nourished cells transform your health and your improved health will transform your life.

Hello, My name is Roland Thomas and I am the author of “The Magic is BAC”. In this free online eBook, I present you with the latest information about Bio-Algae Concentrates (BAC), the culmination in cellular nutrition. This knowledge will change your beliefs about algae, food, and wellness. This online eBook builds on the previous book that I wrote about the research and development of Bio-Algae Concentrates available in print at this link:

Awakening the Genius Within

I highly recommend that you read this previous book. It relates the fifteen years of advanced research on Bio-Algae Concentrates led by Dr. Michael Kiriac and sponsored by the Academy of Sciences of the former Soviet Russia. It depicts the life and times of Dr. Kiriac in Russia and since. You will see clips of the research center, the bioreactors, Dr. Kiriac, the “Man of the Year”, and much more. A summary of the book is now available in a 21-minute DVD movie.

I am also the author of BioNews, the Quantum Leap Wellness monthly eNewsletter which presents wellness alternatives that can help people making themselves healthier, disease-free, feel better and even lose weight without exposing themselves to dangerous diets or supplements.

This eBook is constantly “in progress” as the way I share the science evolves over time. I welcome your input and criticism regarding the content at any time during this process. If you have a suggestion, please let me know. In addition, case studies and testimonials are included as people share teir story with me. If you have a story that you think can help someone else get well, please send it and I will evaluate it for inclusion.

This book would not be possible if it were not for the research done by Michael Kiriac, PhD. This book shares with you the knowledge that he gained during his many years of research and field experience. As with Awakening the Genius Within, this eBook is written with his guidance and advice.

There are many diseases and conditions: Cancers, high blood pressure, obesity, Fibromyalgia, CFS, IBS, etc. Most people and their doctors / practitioners revert to one or many remedies (medications, supplements, herbs, energy medicine, etc.) to treat these diseases and conditions. Usually, these remedies are aimed at alleviating or controlling the symptom(s) and not the cause. For example, with high blood pressure and diabetes, when medicine is quickly prescribed while the dietary or lifestyle root causes of the condition are often not fully addressed. I call this fighting the battle and losing the war.

In this new book you will get a glimpse of the gap between the conventional medical system and the differing alternatives of “Let thy food be thy medicine.” I will introduce you to the common sense concepts of “one disease, one medicine,” and “food as fuel.” The information you will acquire in these next pages will empower you with greater control over your health so that you may begin winning the war, not just the battle.

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One Disease – Cellular Disease

The conventional medical model lists hundreds of diseases and thousands of remedies for treating these diseases or their symptoms. More than 40 percent of Americans take at least one prescription drug and one-in-six takes at least three. There are currently over 600 approved cancer drugs. In no time at all, this palliative approach will have you taking a pill for cholesterol, a beta blocker for the heart, calcium for your bones, and so forth. In most cases these remedies are prescribed for alleviating or controlling the symptom(s), as in the case with blood pressure medication or insulin for diabetes. Meanwhile, the initial causes of the disease are rarely addressed. Often, practitioners of the alternative medicine model will do the same. They prescribe enzymes for poor digestion, antioxidants for low immunity, etc. I call this approach of treating the symptom, “fighting the battle and losing the war.” What then is this war that we must win?


In a “purist” holistic health perspective, disease (non-health) is demystified. Let’s be realistic. Disease and its symptoms reside first at the cellular level. Let’s even be scientific. We are made up of hundreds of trillions of living intelligent cells which in turn make up our organs, bones, tissues, blood and brain. In this model, unhealthy cells lead to unhealthy organs, unhealthy organs lead to deficient metabolic activities, and this in turn leads to symptoms, which we name disease. It is safe to say that once you are diagnosed with a disease, the problem is usually systemic and bigger than just the symptoms. Usually, the causes that lead to disease are manifested in every cell of your body for some time before symptoms arise. We don’t catch diseases, we make them. In the holistic view, disease occurs at the cellular level.

Let me describe cellular disease in four points:

1) Once symptoms begin to manifest, most cells may be toxic and deficient in nutrients and energy. They are likely less efficient in conducting their myriad of metabolic activities including repair, detoxification, growth, and regeneration.
2) At the next level, due to cellular inefficiencies, the organs are now less efficient in conducting their own metabolic role(s). For example, with hypoglycemia, the pancreas is sluggish in regulating the blood sugar with insulin.
3) Realize now that the brain organs: hypothalamus, pituitary (master) gland, and the pineal gland, collectively known as the governing level responsible for overseeing all metabolism, are also affected by this cellular disease. They are rendered less efficient in controlling critically important metabolisms like that of blood sugar, pH (acidity/alkalinity), and even each beat of the heart.
4) Aggravating the problem, after years and often decades of metabolic inefficiencies (improper pH, blood sugar, temperature, fats, etc.), the cells, the organs, and the endocrine glands have become misprogrammed to tolerate these negative behaviors. The body now thinks it is in a “healthy” state of health. For example, when the hypothalamus becomes lazy in regulating the misbehaving pancreas, we have a chronic condition known as diabetes.

At this stage, metabolism is dysfunctional or operates poorly. Problems occur with the Krebs/ATP cycle, assimilation, absorption, elimination, protein synthesis, and the osmosis of oxygen and water (hypoxia and dehydration). There is chronic acidity and resulting acidosis. Not only do you have incorrect pH levels, but inefficient flushing of cellular debris causes you to accumulate acid ash inside and between your cells. These conditions lead to infestations of bacteria and parasites (fungus, yeast and Candida), to “bad” fats (high cholesterol) and lack of viscosity, and to the crystallization of fats and other unassimilated debris into plaque and arthritis. Your food / nutrient digestion and elimination have become deficient and you have lost your healing energy. The problem is now a vicious cycle.


How do you restore cellular health? The holistic approach to cellular health is to first realize that the doctor is the body itself. Each cell is geared to self heal. The doctor is within, not without. After all, this body built itself from one tiny cell and managed quite well without an “external doctor” for decades, defending itself from millions of viral attacks, free radical damage, and constant pollution from food and the air. Holistic health is gained at the cellular level. This view is supportive of “the doctor within,” rather then employing an intervener. I call this approach “winning the war, not just the battle.”

Let me describe how to regain cellular health in five points:

1) First, do no harm: Begin by limiting the causes of cellular toxicity and burden. These include abuse of food, protein and sugar, dead, toxic and depleted food and beverages, and pollutants and toxins of all kinds including mental and emotional negativity. All substances including food, light, and even people, carry energy that can raise or lower your own energy level. Choose wisely; ask yourself before you eat or drink “Is this conducive to health or disease?”
2) Nourish your cells: Eat a high energy diet of fresh organic colorful fruits and vegetables with little meat and fish. Look for the “energy” in foods which we derive from natural minerals, trace elements, carbohydrates and chlorophyll contained in fresh and organic fruits and vegetables.

3) Increase cellular efficiency: Beyond avoiding harm and eating good foods, other factors are critical to health. Cellular oxygenation and detoxification can be vastly increased and achieved with movement and aeration. Let me suggest a few means to achieve movement and aeration:

a. Fasting is as important as eating. I call it “getting out of the way.” Fasting has been used as an element of health since the beginning of time. When a cat is sick, it stops eating until it gets better. During the fasting phase of the night, our liver is given a chance to perform a myriad of biochemical processes. Give yourself a chance by introducing safe and short fasts in your life daily, weekly, monthly and annually.

b. We humans must exercise in order for our cell to not rust. The value of exercise has been proven. Enough has been said, so just do it. Move your body, arouse your lymphatic systems and increase your pulse and your temperature moderately. This kills viruses, removes toxins, and balances fats in each cell of your body. Shake every cell in your body with daily exercise like walking, running, qi-gong, yoga, etc.

c. In natural medicine, we say that 50% of toxicity is caused by our emotions and our state of mind. Maintain your spiritual and emotional balance with exercises, yoga, qi-gong, tai chi, prayer, etc.

4) Reprogram the governing organs: With degenerative and chronic conditions, the dietary and lifestyle changes recommended above may not be sufficient to reprogram the governing organs of the brain. To regain the health of your brain organs, you must do more daily. I propose a diet rich in nutrients that are known to be deficient in the brain as well as foods rich in minerals and trace elements, green, blue and red pigments and carotenoids, chlorophylls, fatty acids omega 3, 6, 9, and gamma and alpha lipoic acids, which are “the good fats that heal.” You should also exercise more and engage in energy balancing activities.

5) Introduce Bio-Algae Concentrates (BAC) into your life: At this point, I suggest a shortcut to brain health. As an additional aid in restoring cellular health and as a magnificent brain food, I recommend BAC. It is an extremely efficient food and the best food complement on earth because it is a blend of microalgae with extraordinary nutritional values.

Why BAC is Likely the Most Efficient Food on Earth

“If you take care of each cell in your body, disease cannot happen.”
– Harvey Diamond, Never Be Sick Again, 1992

By now most people have heard about algae and their phenomenal nutritive value. However, far fewer people have heard about Bio-Algae Concentrates. How can there be such a superior blend of algae, like BAC, that is hundreds of times more nutritionally functional than any single algae? We say that BAC is an “extremely efficient food” because of its unique combination of characteristics. In the pages that follow, I will describe several of these characteristics. Here are just a few:

nutritive – as in nutrients for energy, growth and repair
protective – as in nutrients for fighting and protecting
complete – as in over 5,000 nutrients,
balanced – as in the “science,” not just the “art,” of proper food combination,
synergistic – as in the whole is greater than the sum of its parts
whole – as in whole food
organic – as in pure

To start with, a major advantage of BAC is that it contains not only nutrients with nutritive properties, but unlike most blue-green algae, BAC also contains high levels of nutrients with protective properties.

Nutritive Nutrients

BAC’s blue-green algae contain highly nutritive nutrients and elements such as proteins, vitamins, enzymes, and chlorophylls. For example, BAC has many times the amount of digestible proteins as fish and meat. It contains the full amino acid spectrum – not just 8 or 16, but all known amino acids. For this reason, it is one of the greatest sources of protein and one of the best assimilated forms of protein that you can get.

Protective Nutrients

The red algae in BAC contain high levels of nutrients with extraordinary protective properties in the form of mixed carotenoids and other free-radical fighting agents. For example, BAC contains astaxanthin, clinically proven to be hundreds of times more efficient as a free radical antioxidant power than vitamin E or vitamin C. It is also at least 20 times more efficient than beta-carotene.

Why introduce BAC in your life?

  • 30 years of Soviet research have made BAC an “Extremely Efficient Food.”
  • BAC is a blend of four (4) specific algae that, when combined, contain more than 5,000 nutrients. These include proteins, vitamins, minerals, enzymes and chlorophylls, which are considered nutritive, as well as many that are considered protective, such as essential fatty acids (EFAs) Omega 3, 6, and 9, GLA, and many pigments (green and red) with extraordinary antioxidant power.
  • BAC will not only feed your deficient cells, but will nourish those more difficult to reach cells of the governing organs, the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland, restoring their energy and efficiency.
  • BAC efficiently influences the hypothalamus. In the words of Dr. Kiriac “BAC awakens the genius within.”
  • BAC delivers daily required nutrients, boosts your immune system, and helps restore energy and balance.
  • In large animal trials, BAC was proven to prevent conditions such as cancer, diabetes, and obesity, and to reverse many advanced conditions. It was awarded International Honors and Medals for its successful use with the people of Chernobyl who suffered radiation ills from the nuclear explosion of 1986.
  • BAC significantly quickens the recovery of your healing energy.

The algae in BAC, along with the specific way that they are combined, make it the most nutritional and functional food on earth.

Many phytochemicals and trace elements found in BAC have been linked to the reparation of nerve damage in the brain and nervous system. In addition, many nutrients in BAC have been clinically shown to have preventive and curative properties when it comes to all sorts of cancers. BAC also contains a high content of those rare and difficult to obtain essential fatty acids such as Omega 3 and 6 and GLA, as well as other “supposedly” non-essential acids like Omega 9. These nutrients are critical for healthy brain function and disease prevention. This explains why BAC is often helpful in the prevention and recovery from degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, muscular dystrophy and Parkinson’s disease.

In the next pages you will learn all about the many health and nutritional benefits of BAC. After reading them, I am sure that you will want to incorporate it into your diet right away.

Why I Want to Write About BAC

Besides promoting and educating people about Bio-Algae Concentrates (BAC), I also use BAC daily as a complement to my diet, or I should say that I “eat” BAC since it is a whole food!

So am I a full-fledged medical scientist? No, I have a bachelor’s degree in science and a doctorate in naturopathy, and a doctorate in advanced nutrition. However, I have studied food and diets dating back to when I used to eat my grandmother’s vegetable soups at home. I have studied the macrobiotics of the 60’s, vegan and Ayurvedic diets, and I have even studied with a few Indian vegetarian masters. I have consciously lived and researched natural health in one way or another since I was 16 years old when I was introduced to yoga and vegetarianism, and then to natural foods and vitamins by my sister who worked in a health-food store back in 1968. For the last 14 years, I have been blessed to study with a real field researcher and scientist, Dr. Michael Kiriac, who holds a PhD in cellular nutrition and who is likely the leading authority on BAC and algae technologies and its use for human and animal health. I also, like all of us, have common sense and a long personal and professional life experience that has helped me to understand the subject.

I am also the editor of BioNews, a health eNewsletter covering a wide variety of health topics. I have read and studied hundreds of books on health and nutrition, and invested thousands of hours in researching the links between food and health, and I will continue to do so for as long as I live.

I started consuming BAC in late 2000.  Surprisingly, this would soon help me overcome the health issues that I had been plagued with for years, including 45 extra pounds, chronic back problems, serious middle age fatigue and energy issues, mild bipolar and depression tendencies, colds and flues, pre-hypoglycemia and chronic acidity.   And a most extraordinary outcome was the elimination 23 different supplements that I had been taking since 1980.  You see, in wanting to learn and prove to myself the benefits of consuming BAC, I had decided to stop taking the 23 supplements.  It worked out so well for me, that I have continued not taking any since 2000.  What a relief!

I have since lost 40 pounds of weight, ran my first and several more marathons, and gradually evolved to a diet of healthier organic and natural foods. For the record, in the last 14 years, I have not had more than two cold or flu episodes that lasted more then a few hours. As a matter of fact, I would say that I have no more colds or flues, period. I have not missed one hour of work or fun due to being sick or even tired.

In the first year, I could not believe my rapid wellness progress.   I had doubts about whether it was for real, and the thought of placebo effect often came to my mind. Now 14 years later, there is absolutely 100% no doubt.

I live a very active and high-stress life. I do not eat perfectly, I make food mistakes, and as an entrepreneur and business owner, I often over work and stress my mind and body. And it is a blessing that I have discovered BAC and been able to use it as a sort of shield in my self defense against pollutants that I breathe, drink and consume or that I am subjected to. I use BAC to increase my daily essential vitamins, proteins, minerals and other important nutrients. I consume BAC for its great nutritional bonuses, rare phytonutrients and trace elements that are otherwise impossible to obtain in our daily diets. I use BAC to elevate and sustain my energy and my mood. I use BAC in helping my body in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, lost of sugar and pH levels, and of many other potential glandular imbalances. I use BAC to protect me from cancer and Alzheimer’s. And the best part is that BAC is a whole food. I love BAC because it also respect one of my most profound beliefs, “Let thy food be thy medicine.”

I am a very skeptical individual. When I first found out about BAC, I was elated to have found a solution to so many problems in one bottle. But soon after, my usual skeptical brain kicked in with disbelief and questions. This led me to pry and investigate BAC from countless angles and perspectives for the next six years. Even better, I have been quizzed with those same questions and some much tougher from many of my clients and friends. I am grateful for these as they have forced me to get the answers and to learn even more about The Magic of BAC.

I have compared BAC, and continue to do so daily, with the leading “hot” and “popular” supplements. I have researched their ingredients one at a time, their nutritional value, their bio-availability, and much more, and after six years and hundreds of hours, I have found nothing that comes anywhere close to BAC. In the next pages, I hope to convey the rationale and the information that led me to this conclusion.

I do not try to hide that I am biased about BAC. I promote it to all those who want to hear, and it is actually the only supplement that I have promoted for the last six years. You certainly won’t find me pitching any isolated vitamins or minerals. Most of the information on these pages is based on the knowledge that I have gained from interviews and mentoring with Dr. Michael Kiriac, PhD, and the reading of hundreds of publicly available articles, web pages, and several books on the subject. It is also based on my own successful personal experience, that of my direct clients and the clients of other health professionals working with BAC.

OK, let’s take a look at BAC. One of the first things that people usually ask me about BAC is, “What is it made of anyway?”.

What are Bio-Algae Concentrates?

Bio-Algae Concentrates are blends of microscopic plants that grow in fresh water. They are actually called micro-algae, since they are microscopic forms of algae. Throughout this book I will use the term “algae” to refer to both singular “alga” and plural “algae.” These micro-algae have been around for quite some time: a few billion years, actually. They are some of the earliest and simplest life forms on the planet, and they appeared long before animals roamed these lands.

The cyanobacteria blue-green algae is known to be the first living organism responsible for the evolution of life as we know it. Having developed the ability to split cells and the cellular hormone system of communication early on, these microalgae were and remain the foundation of the food chain on earth.

There is more to the algae-human connection than meets the eye. One example is the human pH factor. As you may already know, pH is a measure of the concentration of H+ ions in a liquid. When a pH value is lower than 7.0, the concentration of H+ ions is high and the solution is termed acidic. Inversely, if the pH value is higher than 7.0, the concentration of H+ ions is low and the solution is termed basic, or alkaline.

The concentration of H+ ions, or pH, is a VERY important factor in any enzymatic reaction. One enzyme may work well at pH 4 while another works better at pH 8. Humans evolved from a marine organism that floated in salt water many millions of years ago. This organism already had a lot of enzymes and proteins working to make sure that it could get enough energy from its environment to reproduce and survive.

Since this organism came from the ocean, all of its enzymes were accustomed to working at a pH similar to that of the ocean’s, and this goes back to bacteria and microscopic algae that live near ocean shores. This is why some scientists say that the pH level of blood is the same as the ocean’s (and concentrations of salt and other electrolytes are also very similar to that of the ocean’s, explaining the salty taste of blood).

Some micro-algae are known by scientists to be great sources of “sun power,” and could actually be a future source of energy if we decided to invest in learning how to harness it.

These micro-algae contain an astounding array of nutritional elements: vitamins, macrominerals, trace minerals, essential fatty acids, proteins, nucleic acids (RNA and DNA), chlorophylls, and a vast spectrum of phytochemicals. They are thought to contain every nutrient required by the human body. Yes, you could literally live off these micro-algae. You would not need to eat much of them either since they are so nutritionally dense.

The “micro” part of their name is no joke: these superfoods range in size from 2 to 8 microns, which is about the same size as a human blood cell. They appear green in color due to their chlorophyll content. Harvesting them requires special centrifuge equipment, which is one reason why individuals cannot grow their own micro-algae for consumption. You must get it from commercial processors who grow these superfoods in vast water farms located in regions of the world where the climate permits – the closer to the equator, the better, since there is more sunlight.

If Bio-Algae Concentrates were sold with a complete “Nutrition Facts” label, those labels could not possibly contain all 5,000 known nutrients in BAC, and they would be impressive indeed: zero refined carbohydrates, rich in digestible protein, packed with essential fatty acids, no “bad” fats, rich in chlorophyll, all vitamins, all macro and micro minerals and so on. I will list some of the known nutrients below, but it is also important to recognize that much of the healing phytochemical content in these superfoods is simply unknown. Scientists have not isolated and named all of the nutrients found in these plants yet, so just listing all of the vitamins and minerals found in them would not render a complete picture. The nutrients and phytonutrients that we know of are not the only ones that matter.

For example, in the early 1900’s, doctors thought there were only four vitamins needed by the human body. Now we know of over a hundred vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other substances that are necessary for optimal health. For example, vitamin B was once thought to be a single nutrient that existed in extracts of rice, liver, and yeast. Researchers later discovered that these extracts actually contained several vitamins, which were then given distinguishing numbers. Had you decided to use vitamin B1 back in 1919, the first discovered form of vitamin B, you would have missed out on the rest of the vitamin B’s, including vitamin B2, B3, B5, B6, biotin, folic acid and the all important cobalamins vitamin B12.

We will certainly discover even more nutrients in the years ahead, and when we do, chances are that they will already be found in micro-algae.

Bio-Algae Concentrates 20,000 Person Years of Russian Research

Beginning in the early 70’s, the Academy of Science and later the Ministry of Nutrition of the former Soviet Union invested more than 20,000 person-years of research and development into producing nutrient-rich blends of algae, coined Bio-Algae Concentrates (BAC). This patient and innovative research delivered blends of algae that held extraordinary nutritional properties.

Consisting of complementary and synergistic mixes of the best algae selected among thousands investigated, BAC far exceeds the benefits of any single alga, algae blend, green food or superfood known today. These concentrates were studied and tested in large animal populations and were also used in the real life production of millions of chickens, thousands of pigs, minks and dairy cows. These tests began a decade before and continued long after the 1990 breakdown of the former Soviet Republic.

In 2001, I wrote a book detailing these twenty years of intensive Soviet research. This book also tells the dramatic story of Michael Kiriac, PhD who pioneered algae research during those years as the principal scientist for the Academy of Science. His research led to the extraordinary algae blends in BAC, as well as the innovation of hydroponic technologies, some of which were patented and are still in use today.

I invite you to read about this extraordinary achievement and to take an inside look at the science and politics within the Soviet Union into the 90’s.

Get your copy at: Awakening the Genius Within

BAC was tested extensively with over twenty animal species, including rats, rabbits, birds, fish, cats, dogs, goats, and horses. I will relate only those projects that are considered undeniable proof of concept due to the number of animals involved. These blind study cases provide compelling evidence for the benefits of using BAC.

Chicken Research

The most compelling results for the effectiveness of BAC were demonstrated at a large poultry research center in Moldova from 1985 to 1995. A farm with a starting population of one million chickens was used as a principal research center in a production environment to demonstrate the prevention of cancer. In those ten years with BAC, the farm’s population grew to 1.5 million and a 20% gain in overall productivity was achieved.

Here are some of the benefits that were seen:

  • Eradication of Marek’s disease
  • Greater vitality, reduction of disease
  • Larger eggs with stronger shells due to higher calcium content
  • Viability increased from 90% to 98% (birth mortality dropped from 10% to less than 2%)
  • Increased egg laying period from 17 months to 24 months (due to reduction in bone loss)
  • 50 additional eggs per chicken, per year
  • Higher nutritive value of the eggs
  • Better tasting meat and eggs
Dairy Cow Research

In Russia, many clinical trials showed significant results with cows using BAC. A large trial was done on a dairy farm with 15,000 cows. This farm, which had been affected by cancers and low productivity, saw significant benefits after introducing BAC. Here is a partial list of observations from this trial:

  • Increased viability of donor’s embryos and resulting fecundity
  • Increased spermatozoid count and motility (4-5 times)
  • Increased instances of multiple births (twins)
  • Increased viability of newborns
  • Increased butterfat and protein percentage in milk
  • Extension of lactation periods decreasing turnaround for new cows
  • Reduction of daily protein/feed by 10%-15% with no decrease in milk
  • Increased calcium absorption and retention, reduction of bone loss
  • Reduction and prevention of metabolic mastitis by over 90%
  • Faster healing of mastitis with less loss in lactation time
  • Prevention and relief from arthritis
  • Fewer hormonal disorders
  • Reduction of thyroid problems in calves and quicker healing
  • Increased fertility, fecundity and viability
  • Increased immunity and prevention of tumors and cancer
  • Accelerated healing and tissue repair, strength and flexibility
  • Prevention and reduction of degenerative diseases and associated costs
  • Prevention of encephalopathy through increased immunity
  • Balanced mood and less excitability
  • Improved digestion and detoxification
  • Elimination of the use of antibiotics and growth hormones
  • Healthier and better tasting milk and meat

Pig Research

A pig farm with 54,000 pigs near Voronege was plagued with various cancers and low productivity. The following results were observed:

  • Increased spermatozoid count and motility (4 times)
  • Increased size of pig litter
  • Increased viability of piglets
  • Increased fertility
  • Healthier and better tasting meat

Mink Research

In Siberia, hundreds of mink farms containing a total of more than 10,000 animals were affected by various cancers and low productivity, adversely affecting this important Soviet industry. The following results were observed:

  • Increased viability of donor’s embryos and resulting fecundity
  • Increased spermatozoid count and motility (4 times)
  • Significant increase in litter size
  • Increased viability of new borns
  • Shinier and healthier coats
  • Increased fertility

Dog Research

In this informal study, hundreds of dogs, the majority of which were German Shepherds, were observed over the course of several years. The dogs were used in Moldova to guard the poultry research farm from foxes and other predators. The following results were noted:

  • Increased litter size
  • Increased viability of puppies
  • Minimal health problems as compared with the neighboring farm’s dog population
  • Increased fertility

BAC – North American Research Chicken Viability

Since 1999, BAC has been used by thousands of people and on several farms across Europe and North America. Its proven benefits with livestock are also being reproduced in North America.

From 1999 to 2000, the research department of McGill University in Montreal reproduced some of the results of poultry productivity which were achieved in Moldova. Working with two tests groups of 13,000 chickens each, one group was given BAC in their grain while the other was fed a normal diet. The BAC group demonstrated many of the expected results. Notably, the mortality rate dropped from an average of 10% to below 2% within the first generation. This test was performed twice for accuracy, and the same positive results were realized.

Increased albumin content

Increased amino acid content

Elimination of antibiotics

Reduction in fat content

Reduction in the birth mortality rate

BAC – North American Research The Pleasant Mile Dairy Farm

John and Lisa Perrone are third generation dairy farmers in Wisconsin. They milk twenty-three Holstein and six Jerseys cows. Ten of these cows are being tested with Bio-Algae Concentrates. Here is John’s letter after one year of using BAC with his cows.

General and individual observations:

Cows seem to be calmer. I feel comfortable letting our kids milk 3 of the 4.
I have not noticed the consumption of feed decline but there seems to be less manure.
I have not noticed an increase in milk production however I am able to maintain production on less protein (between 14.5 and 15.5 percent)
Butterfat and protein percent in milk has increased.
Our s.c.c. has been under 100 for the first time in my life.
Early on, the manure loosens slightly and any small amounts of grain that used to be in the manure are almost completely gone.
The mammary systems continue to milk out more and more cleanly as they milk down to practically nothing. The texture of mammary on the older cows continues to improve and young animals milk out to nothing.
The biggest change is that I am now noticing a decline in feed consumption. To most farmers this would sound devastating as we have been taught that less feed means less milk however, my milk production did not decline. I feed all the cows one mix so by only having a portion of the cows on BAC, I can estimate the decrease. Figuring it at the low end, they are eating about 1.25 pounds less per day. To put this in perspective, this is equivalent to almost two sixteen-foot chopper boxes of feed a month. This is truly unbelievable!

Specific observations and cases:

An 11-year-old cow that had a cyst the size of a small softball is safe with calf. I had been trying to get rid of the cyst for seven months with both vitamins and medicine. After being on algae for two months the cyst was gone and now she has settled with calf after I bred her only once. This is definitely one of the most exciting things that has happened.

A 2-year-old that hurt her leg as a young calf, and used it almost like a stump, is now beginning to move her knee. She gave birth to a calf and it is the most active calf that I have seen.

I gave BAC to one cow with clinical mastitis and it cleared her quickly. After that, she remained slightly shy on milk levels for that quarter (down about 35%). Note that without the algae, you usually don’t get more than 50% the usual amount of milk for several months after a case of mastisis.

One other big change concerns the inflammation in the udder of one cow. I began giving her two capsules per day in six feedings. Within two days the swelling started to decline. She is now milking out silky smooth like the rest of the cows on algae. I have the last fresh cow on two pills a day (one in the morning, one at night) and she too is responding well. This is a big relief to me because the anti-inflammatory medication from the vet always puts the immune system in jeopardy.

I have been feeding BAC to all the cows during their dry period, and since November I have had thirteen cows give birth. As I mentioned previously, the calves have more energy and are much more aggressive eaters than when they were without the algae. Of the thirteen cows, one had twins and three had what I consider to be difficult births. The remarkable news is that all thirteen dropped their placenta, and only one older cow got milk fever, which is a calcium deficiency. This algae is proving to be very good for the cows’ health.

The other good news is how quickly they are breeding back. I checked three pregnant cows this morning and they are all safe with calf that are bred back within 29 days after calving. One cow was fresh only 19 days, and is now safe with calf. This is amazing!

As far as some specific numbers go, here is the evolution for butter fat and protein for the first five months:

Months Fat Protein
October 3.96 2.98
November 3.90 2.96
December 4.12 3.06
January 4.32 3.19
February 4.40 3.20

John and Lisa Perrone,
Owners, Pleasant Mile Dairy Farm
Wisconsin, USA

BAC – North American Research The Alain Forget Dairy Farm

Alain Forget has a large dairy farm in Laval, Quebec. His farm produces some of the highest quality milk in Canada. Alain accepted to trial BAC on his farm in January, 2006. This trial is an ongoing preliminary step towards a formal presentation to the Canadian Agricultural Agency. Read next, three reports presented by Alain Forget on his results obtained to date.

The First Six Months

Note: All statistics collected at the farm and presented in this report are mandated and regulated by the Canadian Agricultural Agency.

Find next, in Alain Forget’s own words, the summary of results after the first six months. Updates will be presented as they become available.

For six months now, The Alain Forget Dairy Farm of Laval has been participating in a research project consisting of administering a special blend of algae to the dairy cows. Find here a synopsis of the farm’s results after 6 months trial.

We have a farm averaging 40kg of Butter Fat per day. We keep our cows free range and feed them the Total Mix Ration (TMR). The 20 cows involved in the trials are pure breed Holstein. Their average production before the start of the trial was 10,039kg of milk per cow with a Breed Class Average (BCA) of 226 M, 219 Fat, 223 Proteins and somatic cells count (SCC) averaging 84,000 for the previous 12 months.

After six months of trial with BAC their productivity averages have shifted to 10,565kg of milk per cow with a BCA of 248 M, 242 Fat, 236 Proteins and a somatic cells count averaging 70,000 for the six months period. In summary the milk quality and improvement numbers are :

.Production Milk Fat Protein SCC
Pre-trial 10,039kg 226 219 223 84,000
Post Trial 10,565kg 248 242 236 70,000
Differences +526kg +22 +23 +13 -14,000
Improvement 10.5% 10.8% 11.5% 10.6% 8.33%

We have also noted signs of better health of the herd and a better emptying of the udder from milking. Previously with these cows in the trial and currently with the cows not involved in the trial, the udder will remain somewhat hard after milking while on the cows using BAC the udder is nice and soft.

These results represent only six months of trial feeding BAC to the cows. I have learned that there is never smoke without fire. I believe that the use of BAC increases the health of the cow’s udder, its total health and the health of the herd.


Alain Forget,
Owner, Alain Forget Dairy Farm,
Laval, Quebec, Canada

The Next Six Months


Note: All statistics collected at the farm and presented in this report are mandated and regulated by the Canadian Agricultural Agency.

Find next, in Alain Forget’s own words, the summary of results after the first twelve months of study. Future updates will be presented as they become available.


Laval, November 2006


It has now been nearly 12 months that our farm has been adding the Bio-Algae Concentrates to the daily feed of our Holstein herd. The results of 12 months show the following augmentations; 400kg in milk, 5% in BCA, 4% in fat and 2% in protein.

The trends observed after the first months are now firm and absolute numbers. For uncontrollable reasons we had stopped using BAC during December 2006. We noted a rise in somatic cells count (SCC) from 50,000 to 367,000, and then immediately after resuming the use of BAC, the SCC dropped by 200,000.

Because of this stoppage in the use of BAC in December, our SCC which was running at 84,000 yearly average after the first six months trial has now passed to 95,500 which is still an excellent SCC when compared to the state average of 285,000.

The stoppage in December alone made the SCC avg rise by 20,000 over the expected annual SCC. Removing the use of BAC for one month has demonstrated clearly the positive effects of BAC on the quantitative quality of the udder. Additionally, when not using BAC as in December, we noted a significant increase in the cows’ nervosity, and resulting difficulty when milking them.

All feed parameters are measured monthly for the urea test. These urea tests are generally stable varying from 10.4mg to 12.5mg, which is expected since feeding is generally stable and not changed for the duration of this study. So its stands that the augmentation of the milk quality and volume are of physiological nature.

We observe that the use of BAC appears to benefit many of the cows’ metabolisms which in turn results in higher milk quality, a rise in productivity, and a diminution of the cows’ nervosity during milking. There is also less stimulation required for a fuller emptying of the udder.

We observed a notable decrease in the health of the teat when not using BAC. This same stoppage period resulted in an augmentation of the SCC to 95,500 average, accounted for by a rise of 25,000 SCC/ml during this period.

We will continue the study with BAC while comparing the results keeping into account that the average age of the herd has risen by two months during the year.

We conclude our findings; a healthier teat and udder, easier milking and emptying of the udder, increased productivity, longevity foreseen, and resulting higher profit per cow.”


Alain Forget,
President, Alain Forget Dairy Farm,
Laval, Quebec, Canada

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After 24 Months

Now 24 months of testing the Bio-Algae Concentrates with the Holstein herd demonstrates results that are undeniable, not placebic, scientific research. I call that kind of research “the real deal”. The research plan is to proceed another year with this herd before continuing on with the entire herd at this farm. The results of three years will be considered 100% confirmed. Read next in his own words (translated from french) Alain Forget’s report after 24 months.


Laval, October 2007


For 24 months our farm has used Bio-Algae Concentrates for the Holstein cows within our larger herd. The following results show increases in milk productivity indexes; 2000kg increase of milk per cow, 12% increase of the Breed Class Average (BCA) for milk, 9.3% increase in butterfat, and 8.6% increase in proteins.

These observed tendencies should increase given the increased health of the teats. We can also quantify this projection when using the leukocyte index of the milk which is decreasing since the beginning of research.

The following results are now evident: the cows’ teats are getting healthier (confirmed by the decreasing leukocyte index), milking is easier given the fact that the cows are calmer, and the cows’ udders empty better. All these factors contribute to the augmentation of the average butterfat percentage.

Feeding parameters are measured each month for the urea test. The urea test results are relatively stable varying between 10.4mg and 12.5mg, which is reasonable given the regular feeding. These cows are fed the usual diet for the duration of this research. Thus we believe the productivity increases are physiological in nature.

In conclusion, it seems that feeding Bio-Algae Concentrates to the cows augments cellular nutrition which returns better milk quality, increased quantity of milk, and diminished nervousness of the cows during milking, which results in a more complete emptying of the udder with less stimulation. We believe these benefits are due to better health of the cows’ brain glands.

We are confident that feeding Bio-Algae Concentrates will augment any farm’s productivity no matter their productivity level, given that we have derived such benefits with our already high performing cows.

We will continue the research with Bio-Algae Concentrates with focus on the index of longevity of the herd. Already in the current year the longevity of the herd has increased 4 months which means that on average each cow will be productive for an additional 4 months. Better teat health, longevity of the cow, and higher profits per cow; these are our conclusive observations so far.


Alain Forget,
President, Alain Forget Farm
8270 Blvd. des Mille Isles,
Laval, Quebec, H7A4C6

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After 36 Months

Now after 36 months of testing the Bio-Algae Concentrates with the Holstein herd, we have demonstrated results that are undeniable, not placebic, scientific research. The results after three years can be considered conclusive. Read next a fourth report of the evaluation, as written by Alain Forget owner of the Alain Forget Dairy Farm, 8270 Milles Isles Blvd., Laval, Quebec. This summary includes the productivity markers collected at various intervals over the last 36 months.


Laval, August 2008


For 36 months we have been using BAC with a group of cows within our Holstein dairy herd. The results show a 3,000 kg augmentation of milk production over 36 months, a general augmentation of the Breed Class Average (BCA) of 20% for milk, 9.3% in fat and 8.6% in proteins.

These results have earned us the General Herd Performance award from Valacta, the Quebec milk control agency. We have also observed the following results when compared to provincial averages: a gestation interval of 384 days as compared to 426 for the provincial average, milk production of 12,186 kg per year compared to 8,622 kg, 434 kg production of fat versus a provincial average of 329 kg; and protein production of 399 kg as opposed to 278 kg for provincial. Additionally, the longevity of the herd has increased to 42.4 days as compared to 39.4 days for provincial.

During the period, the evaluated herd grew from 22 to 40 lactating cows. The augmentation of the average age of the herd has an influence on the somatic cell count (SCC). We observed our SCC distort by nearly 34% because of two or three cows. With the deviation, the count stands at 235,000, slightly over the provincial average. During the months of March to May, the SCC stood below the provincial average of 110,000, with 105,000 in March, 102,000 in April, and 65,000 in May.

Because of the independently and statistically measured results obtained with our herd, we believe that BAC must affect positively the brain organ hypothalamus responsible for the regulation of all metabolisms of health. We are excited to continue the evaluation with focus on a healthier udder, on increasing the average age and the longevity of the herd, and thus on increasing the profits of the farm.


Alain Forget, President,
Alain Forget Dairy Farm
Laval, Quebec, Canada

Read the complete evaluation report with tables and graphical representation of results with comments: BAC on the Farm – North American Research, A Report by Michael Kiriac.

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BAC – North American Research Saving Merri’s Bighorn Sheep

In October 2007, we began a study in cooperation with Merri, the owner of a herd of bighorn sheep that were destined to die from Johne’s disease. When this disease affects a herd, it usually kills the sheep before they reach the age of two. BAC, provided by BioSuperaliment Inc., is being evaluated in regards to its effects on twelve bighorn sheep selected amongst the herd of thirty-five that are affected by Johne’s disease.

Johne’s disease (pronounced “yonee’s”) is a disease of ruminants characterized by wasting and terminally, by diarrhea. It is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis. Johne’s disease has been reported all around the world in cattle for several decades. Although it has also been reported in sheep for many years, no one is certain of how widespread it is or exactly how much damage it is doing to our sheep industry.

BAC is being incorporated into the daily feed of the selected sheep with the purpose of improving overall cellular nutrition, and increasing vitality and immunity. For the purpose of the study, the selected sheep are being kept apart from the main herd. At the start of the evaluation, the herd was already being decimated by Johne’s and the owner was thinking of euthanizing the entire herd as recommended by the veterinarian. Once a herd is affected, there is often no other solution.

Merri’s First Report After Six Months – March 2008


This is a report from Merri, the loving owner of a herd of sheep that suffer from a deadly bacteria that perniciously lodges itself in the digestive tracks and typically kills the animal after approximately two years of life. We are conducting a study and hoping to save the herd using Bio-Algae Concentrates. We started the research with some of the older animals and we are watching for positive results. But better results are expected from the newborn lambs of parents that had already been taking BAC. We are hopeful that these new lambs will live at least “much” longer, or live their “full” lives. The report that follows is the first set of observations from the newborn lambs.



“What first comes to mind is the hair quality. All the lambs on the program from conception have superior hair coats from the last crop. The hair is softer and shinier. The color seems to be intensified as well. I also notice them to be calmer and easier to wean. Horn growth on the 2-3 month old rams comes sooner and with bigger diameter at the base and length overall for that age.


Owner, Bighorn Sheep Farm,
USA – March 2007

Merri’s Second Report After Eleven Months – October 2008

Find next, in Merri’s own words, the summary of results after the first eleven months.


Hello Roland and Dr. Kiriac. Well, I finally had a chance to get this together. A brief testimonial on the effects of BAC on my bighorn sheep.



First, I want you to know that I have not had a symptomatic sheep in 9 months.

The two rams that were born with symptoms, although undersized, appear to be fine. Both of their mothers died from the disease.

Now we know that the symptoms of the disease usually show up at or just after age two, so we will have to wait on these rams awhile. BUT I have quite a few sheep that have passed their two year birthdays that did not get the algae until they were over a year that seem symptom free. I have my fingers crossed on this, as two of my very best rams are becoming two soon. They look great, but I know they can go down quickly so this is no indication they are not affected. One of these rams’ father died of the disease, and the other lost both parents, so it will be interesting to see what happens.

Another interesting factor is that I have two sheep from the original herd that are at least 4 years old, and appear symptom free. Many of the sheep from that herd died from the disease. It seems that there are so many factors to consider with Johne’s. Some are symptomatic, some carriers with no symptoms, etc. I believe the best test will be the two young rams that were born with symptoms, and now appear symptom free. We will know closest to the truth when they are two.

I think this is a good place to start, because the rams who started on your product a year ago are starting to turn two.



So far all are healthy, but the most amazing thing is their horns. (Ramsey’s above).

I have enclosed a few photos of examples of rams who have the horn growth of three to four year old rams at barely two years. (Gunner’s above).

These rams and the crop behind them also have larger body mass than previous crops with the same bloodline. All of the sheep coats are thick and colors are intensified. I have also noticed a calmer nature and ease of handling with these normally difficult to handle breeds. During gestation the ewes seem to gain weight almost too rapidly. I often have to cut back on the dosage during this time and lactation or the ewes get too fat and produce too much milk. I no longer have the problem of an ewe’s drastic weight loss due to feeding twins over a three month period. I have also reduced the amount of grain I feed with the same results as the former amount.

See the photos of Humpfrey and Jackson, two rams born sick out of the sick ewes that died within weeks of delivering. Jackson the black one was bottle fed with algae added to milk. His mother had algae from start of the program, but I believe was sick but not symptomatic for two years prior. Humpfrey, the brown one, nursed from his mother who ate algae but died after two months; she was also sick but not symptomatic for two years prior. Both rams are undersized for their age, but symptom free at this time. They will be a year old in November. They both got bad starts because they were undernourished during development, and the brown one had poor quality milk from the ewe.



Humpfrey 10 months Humpfrey (brown) is a real stinker, hates to be caught, and gets out of everything true to his Mouflon nature. Jackson (black) is totally tame, much like a cat. He also likes to ram the cats and steal their food.

I feel totally blessed that you both have given me the opportunity to save my herd and demonstrate the benefits of your product. I have actually started thinking that I could sell some of my sheep again without wondering if I am causing grief in someone else’s herd. The frustration I have experienced with turning buyers and breeders away after working on the breeding aspects of this herd for 4 years is difficult to describe. You and the Doctor have given me some hope that at least I can keep my beautiful animals and not have to helplessly watch them die.


Owner, Bighorn Sheep Farm,
USA – October 2008

Comments on Status

The ultimate intent of this study is to save Merri’s sheep, including as many as possible of those already infected before the study began, and certainly their offspring. At this time, it appears that this goal will be realized. We will report back.

In the mean time, the many benefits (UNDERLINED IN MERRI’S TEXT ABOVE) that Merri has observed with her sheep are very much the same as those demonstrated with several species during the Russian research. Benefits such as :

  • calmer mood
  • shinier hair and coats
  • larger and healthier animals
  • less feed needed
  • increased survival rate
  • prevention of mad cow disease
  • prevention of various viral or bacterial infections
  • healthier animals from one generation to the next
  • prevention of osteoporosis and increase in bone mass
  • increased fertility
  • increased protein and good fats in milk, eggs and meat

and many more…

Dr. Michael Kiriac had never worked with bighorn sheep before and when asked about the successes observed so far, he commented on the larger horns:

“When the animal eats BAC, which feeds the brain efficiently, the brain organs awaken. The hypothalamus alone is responsible for homeostasis of all body metabolisms including that of energy, then all metabolisms awaken; assimilation and absorption of nutrients from foods, such as protein assimilation and absorption (hence less feed is needed for the sheep), mineral metabolisms, synthesis of proteins and enzymes within cells. When Collagen metabolism is more efficient (Collagen is the main protein of connective tissue in animals and the most abundant protein in mammals, making up about 25% to 35% of the whole-body protein content), then there is better growth of the animal as in larger animal, and as in stronger and larger horns. In chickens it was larger and stronger eggs; in dairy cows, it was more and better milk with increases in protein and butter fat; in pigs and minks, larger litter; etc.”

Bio-Algae Concentrates Helped Victims of Chernobyl

The Chernobyl nuclear power plant reactor exploded on April 26th 1986, creating chaos, extreme pain, and suffering, but at the same time allowing major advances in the human application of BAC. The disaster was a major event in the life of Mr. Kiriac and his family, and of course for the USSR at large. War measures were enacted for all of Russia after the explosion and were maintained for months.

childThe extent of the disaster was increasing everyday and its potential spread remained unknown. Mr. Kiriac and his family lived 500 km (about 300 miles) from the epicenter and were subjected to radiation directly as well as through the local food from plants and animals. Both his children, Rodika and Stefana, were affected like most local children. Both daughters had marks on the head and body. Rodika, then seven, was losing up to two-inch wide patches of hair.

Mr. Kiriac fed BAC to his entire family, putting them on daily rations of the thick paste concentrates, fresh from the bioreactor. To this day, the oldest daughter, Rodika, can still remember the strong smell and taste of BAC. She is very grateful to her father for providing his wonderful invention to the family. Today, both daughters are healthy, beautiful young women.

When disaster struck at Chernobyl, Ukraine, not only was the region around the reactor affected, but the neighboring state of Belarus received 70% of the radioactive fallout and 23% of its territory became contaminated. Hundreds of cleanup workers and thousands of children and adults were victims of radiation poisoning which resulted in birth defects, leukemia, cancer, and thyroid disease, degeneration of spinal fluids, liver and bone marrow, as well as anemia, loss of vision and appetite, and a severely compromised immune system.

Because of his previous success with BAC and various cancers in many animal species, and with humans in smaller scale clinical studies, Mr. Kiriac was able to work locally with adults and children from neighborhood schools that were suffering from radiation exposure.

BAC was administered in therapeutic doses, and Mr. Kiriac, working with a small team, was able to closely monitor the regenerative power of BAC. Several health improvements were noted:

  • Leukemia, dangerously low white blood cell counts were significantly redressed in less then 20 days, leading to rapid improvements in the health of treated children compared to others who did not receive BAC
  • Regeneration of bone marrow, spinal fluids, blood, and liver
  • Reduction in urine radioactivity levels by more then 40% in less then 20 days
  • Many other improvements were observed

Amazingly, there was health restoration even when children’s disease was so advanced that their eyeballs where bulging out of their sockets. In addition, the healing occurred during continuous presence of radiation as well as contaminated food and water sources.

Many people died as a result of the Chernobyl explosion, but the miracles were numerous. Given the super nutrients in BAC, rapid health progress was observed and many of the victims survived and are alive today.

Mr. Kiriac remarks, “It is important to note that the Chernobyl disaster is still ongoing. Even though the exploded reactor is “sealed” in concrete, radiation continues to escape not only into the local atmosphere, but due to winds, into the world atmosphere as well.”

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BAC – North American Leukemia Research

Since 2001, additional studies with BAC and leukemic blood have been conducted by independent researchers from a Quebec Hospital Medical University. The preliminary clinical results of in vitro tests consistently showed that BAC was able to normalize leukemic blood as seen converging towards the dotted line on this image. Interestingly, these same tests demonstrated that BAC was more efficient when administered in smaller dose (0.14mg vs 1.4mg) frequently rather than in larger doses applied infrequently.

leukemia study

The Nutritional Treasures Inside BAC

Bio-Algae Concentrates are packed with nutrients and phytonutrients that boost health and fight disease. In this section, we will take a closer look at their major nutritional components and see just what these superfoods have to offer.

The four algae found in Bio-Algae Concentrates are so tiny that they are invisible to the naked-eye. They are multi and single-celled water-grown microalgae that contain a nucleus and large amounts of readily available chlorophyll. In total, Bio-Algae Concentrates contain over 5,000 naturally occurring nutrients. In fact, they are certainly the most complete food on earth.

To understand the role of nutrients, it helps to understand a little bit about the chemistry of your body. Living organisms rely on highly complex processes to perform and regulate internal functions that are necessary to maintain life. There are myriads of processes in place to perform all of the following functions:

  • Build the cells that make up your body’s structure
  • Meet the separate needs of different types of cells
  • Permit each of these different cell types to carry out their own specific functions
  • Help maintain cellular structure and performance
  • Alter the type and degree of cellular activity in the face of changing circumstances
  • Communicate and coordinate each cell’s activity with the activity of other cells and organs in the body
  • Adjust cellular behavior, as needed, in ways that will permit a coordinated response of the whole organism to its environment
  • Dispose of waste products
  • Govern the disposal of cells when their job is done

The scientific term we use to describe all this is homeostasis.

Homeostasis can be defined, then, as the ability of a living organism to maintain its structure and function intact, separate from and invulnerable to the forces of its environment.

The maintenance of homeostasis is highly complex, requiring many series of chemical reactions, distinct and yet interrelated. Each step in each reaction requires the presence of specific substances, often in minute amounts. If these materials are not present, or are present in too small a quantity to perform their roles, the reactions that require them cannot proceed correctly.

Vitamins, minerals, and trace elements are among these necessary substances. With the exception of vitamin D, which can be made within the skin, they cannot be made in the body; they must be absorbed to be obtained. Some are produced for us within the gut, by bacteria that live there.

Given perfect health and a well-balanced diet, we do not need a lot of them and we can get what we need from the food we eat. Though, as is most frequently the case, given states of altered metabolism, we need more. And with degenerative conditions and during or following an illness, the body’s natural processes of healing and repair cannot go forward unless we have enough or sometimes more of the nutrients required.

Today there is ample evidence that demonstrates that higher amounts of some of these substances will actually improve our health even when we are not sick, by giving our bodies a richer source of materials to draw from in the face of normal or abnormal stress. This view is no longer controversial, as more and more research supports it.

BAC is an extremely efficient food that delivers nutrients that will greatly augment your body’s capacity to reach homeostasis.

The Ingredients in BAC

One of the most frequent questions I get is “what are the ingredients in BAC?”. In this section, I will do my best to help you to understand the ingredients of BAC even though it is virtually impossible. Impossible for several reasons as you will see.

It is a proprietary blend, a private blend
Of all the nutritive substances that health science knows about, few are not contained in Bio-Algae Concentrates. At the top, BAC contains the most nutrient and phytonutrient-dense algae found on earth, selected amongst thousands of strains of algae and empirically tested for 20 years. For example, over 200 different strains of blue-green algae were investigated by the Russian reseachers to arrive at those contained in BAC. The rationale for this selection will become clear as you read on.

The list of nutrients in algae, such as spirulina and chlorella, is frequently made available by the grower of these algae and in the scientific literature. The first thing you will note is that they are never the same. Anyone is welcome to make a blend of algae, and as such there are a few other blends on the market. But I urge you to consider the research involved with BAC. Like grandmother’s soup, making a blend of microalgae is both an art and a science. Either it will result in a nutritious and delicious soup or it will be a disaster if you don’t know what you are doing. BAC is hundreds of times more complex and delivers hundreds of times more nutritional benefits than grandmother’s soup.

There are 5,000 known nutrients in BAC and many more unknown
BAC is a blend of four whole microalgae (whole as in whole food), each containing thousands of nutrients, totalling over 5,000 that can be seen under the microscope or detected with the latest laboratory equipment. As with some fruits and vegetables, in BAC’s microalgae, there are hundreds amd possibly thousands more phytonutrients that are too small to be seen with our current microscopes and technologies, but that will be identified in the years to come. For example, only a few decades ago we identified licopene in tomatoes even though it had been present in tomatoes for thousands of years.

The BAC blends contain four highly nurtured and balanced microalgae:

  • Spirulina pacifica
  • Spirulina platensis
  • Dunaliella salina
  • Haematococcus pluvialis

Spirulina is a microalgae that cannot be seen by the naked eye. It is a multi-cellular blue-green algae, grown in warm and brackish water, with alkaline properties. The most well-known strain of spirulina, researched in more than 30 countries by 4,000 scientists worldwide, is Spirulina platensis. The root of “spirulina” comes from Latin, meaning helix or spiral, and it refers to the spiral shape of the cells.


Spirulina’s helix or spiral structure

Spirulina is typically found in fresh or brackish water. It is composed of 60-70% protein in dry weight. Its protein elements include 18 types of amino acids, several vitamins and minerals, thousands of enzymes and several essential and non-essential fatty acids.

Dunaliella salina is a single-celled, saltwater microalgae that accumulates massive amounts of carotenoids under appropriate growth conditions. It is characterized by its ability to accumulate very high concentrations of β-carotene. Concentrations of up to 14% of its dry weight have been reported (Aasen et al., 1969; Borowitzka, LJ et al., 1984). The green unicellular flagellate Dunaliella salina also accumulate very high concentrations of glycerol (Borowitzka, LJ and Brown, 1974; Borowitzka, LJ, 1981 b).


Natural mixed carotenoids found in Dunaliella salina are among nature’s best antioxidants, containing a variety of carotenoids such as β-carotene, α-carotene and xanthophylls like zeaxanthin, cryptoxanthin and lutein. Natural mixed carotenoids belong to a family of naturally occurring yellow, orange and red pigments, which are also found in various fruits, cruciferous, yellow and dark green vegetables and in abundance in certain microalgae.

Haematococcus pluvialis is believed to be by far the world’s richest known source of astaxanthin, a unique natural carotenoid pigment and biological antioxidant. When compared with vitamin E, astaxanthin’s potency as an antioxidant ranges from approximately 80 to as much as 550 times greater. Additionally, when tested against a wide array of ROS and nitrogen-reactive species, astaxanthin appears to be the most effective in scavenging this wide variety of harmful products. Astaxanthin is known to be able to span the lipid/protein bilayer of biological membranes, imparting a powerful antioxidant effect.


Haematococcus: the richest source of astaxanthin

Haematococcus pluvialis’ combination of carotenoids yields superior potency and versatility for an ideal antioxidant. Additionally, because its astaxanthin appears to enter the central nervous system better than many other antioxidants, its utility for many disorders of the central nervous system is promising.

Haematococcus yields mixed carotenoids

BAC is likely the most complete food on earth
Find next a list of the nutrients and phytonutrients of the algae that compose BAC. In the next pages you will also find a detailed list of those nutrients.

Summary of nutrients and phytonutrients in BAC

  • High-quality complete protein that is more dense and more digestible than any animal-derived protein. (between 25% to 50% protein).
  • All known essential and non-essential amino acids.
  • All known vitamins: A, B complex, C, D, E and K.
  • All known B vitamins, including vitamin B12 (human active) which is almost never found in plants. Great for vegans and vegetarians.
  • All known minerals and trace elements: calcium, magnesium, zinc, potassium, sodium, iron, etc.
  • The “good fats that heal”: the essential fatty acids Omega-3 and Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA) and the non-essential fatty acids Omega-6, Omega-9 and more.
  • Over 4,000 enzymes critical for good health. Enzymes facilitate the breakdown of food and increase the reproduction of lacto-bacilli, the bacteria that digests our food.
  • Mucopolysaccharides: these lipids and polysaccharides modulate the immune system and regulate blood sugar levels.
  • Alpha and beta-carotene with antioxidant power hundreds of times more protective than vitamins E and C.
  • Dozens of other antioxidants in the form of mixed-carotenoids: licopene, lutein, quercitin, phycocyanin, and many more.
  • Nucleic acids (RNA & DNA).
  • Chlorophyll with extraordinary calcium spirulan.


The exact quantity, weight or values are never exactly the same
As with any vegetable, fruit or meat, when dealing with whole food you can never achieve the exact same nutritional values. No two tomatoes can grow with identical vitamin or mineral content; that is the way nature is. With micro marine life, such as microalgae, we have even less control of the specific ingredients. However, like most food, the values tend to be approximately 80% the same given the same growing environment. With BAC, the most advanced and rigorous algo-technologies are applied to maintain its stability, quality, continuous potency and results.

Many of BAC’s ingredients are impossible to measure with even the most advanced instruments
As with most microalgae, BAC also contains ingredients that are too small and/or not yet identified; but as experience shows, all nutrients are important. In natural life it is rarely about quantity but frequently about quality and functionality. Over the last century we have identified hundreds of nutrients that are essential to a healthy life; Vitamin C is one example.

As our technology and knowledge advances we are continually discovering new phytonutrients and their importance to life. A good example is aluminum, which was thought to be useless to life processes until recently. It is now thought to be involved in the action of enzymes such as succinic dehydrogenase and d-aminolevulinate dehydrase (involved in porphyrin synthesis). Microalge are the furthest and smallest frontier of exploration in nutrition and we will surely discover many phytonutrients contained within them in the future.

Required Daily Allowances (RDA)
In this section I will make no attempt to compare the ingredients in BAC to the Required Daily Allowances (RDA) of nutrients as suggested by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The main reason for this is the futility of that exercise. Like the food pyramid, which crumbled a few years ago, the RDA concept is detrimental to health. It is detrimental because it creates a false sense of security. It leads people to believe that they can be healthy by taking partial, isolated and synthetic chemicals instead of eating real bio-chemical nutrients that can only occur in food as nature made it.

The nutritional mission of BAC
Mind you, if you want to play the RDA game, then BAC can easily meet most of the RDA requirements, even surpassing them and addressing hundreds that are not in the RDA tables but should be. Yet fulfilling the RDA is not the intention of BAC. BAC’s mission is “to awken the dormant genius within”. BAC is not a vitamin, a mineral, an antioxidant, an enzyme or even a supplement; BAC is all of the above. This is possible only because BAC is a whole food, but not just that, it is an extraordinary whole food.

To make my point clearer about the role of BAC I will elaborate on the nutritional effiency of nutrients as they occur in whole foods as compared with nutrients occurring as isolates. I will use the critical nutrient calcium for my elaboration.

In the USA, the Recommended Daily Allowance of calcium is 1-2.5 grams, while the European recommendation is 400 mg. Who is right? The RDA recommendation was based on an emerging crisis of osteoporosis, which has now reach epidemic proportions. However, the RDA for calcium has not made much of a dent into the osteoporosis crisis.

The calcium supplementation industry is worth billions of dollars. There are hundreds of different kinds of calcium supplements sold with a variety of delivery options; liquid, chelated, occurring with other minerals, etc. Yet this large industry has also not made much of a dent into the epidemic of osteoporosis.

It is true that our processed foods are often depleted of calcium and other minerals. It is also true that our soils are depleted of these same minerals. However, calcium is one mineral that still occurs plentifully in many foods especially when organically grown and eaten fresh. It is not difficult to eat one gram or more of calcium daily with a normal diet. Yet the epidemic of osteoporosis is ongoing.

The missing factor must be calcium absorption. There are many chemical and metabolic factors that influence the absorption of calcium and the absorptive mechanism itself. The former includes substances that form insoluble complexes with calcium, such as sodium, magnesium and phosphate ions. For example, the relatively high calcium-phosphate ratio of 2.2 in human milk compared to 0.77 in cow milk may be a factor in the higher absorption of calcium from human milk than cow milk.

Furthermore, intestinal calcium absorption is mainly controlled by serum concentration, hydroxylase activity and catalyses in the kidneys, which may be negatively related to the plasma calcium and phosphate concentrations and positively to the plasma parathyroid hormone.

Another example of the complexity of calcium absorption is found when phytates, present in the husks of many cereals as well as in nuts, seeds, and legumes, can form insoluble calcium phytate salts in the gastrointestinal tract.

Calcium taken as an isolated supplement is even harder to break down and assimilate because it is usually a metallic inorganic molecule which is much larger than its naturally occurring form in food. Our absorption metabolism and even our cell membranes cannot deal with inorganic calcium. And one wonders why we have so much osteoarthritis? Could it be that this form of inorganic calcium is not only quasi impossible to break down, but also extremely difficult to eliminate?

BAC contains more naturally occurring calcium per gram than cow’s milk with high bioavailability and zero toxicity. BAC also contain calcium spirulan, a form of calcium that has extraordinary properties. In studies, calcium spirulan is shown to inhibit HIV at very low concentrations by preventing the virus from penetrating the human cell membrane and infecting the cell. In that sense, calcium spirulan is an antioxidant.

In a Soviet research trial on a dairy farm with 15,000 cows, when the 2,000-pound dairy cows were fed 625mg of BAC daily (equivalent to 2-3 capsules), they ceased suffering from bone loss (osteoporosis).

It is a known fact in the dairy industry that dairy cows lose their calcium to their milk because of the “unnatural” daily lactation mission and poor nutrition. Bone loss occurs gradually and peaks at around 45 months in the cows’ lactation period, at which time, because the cows can hardly “stand up”, they are usually slaughtered for meat.

When taking BAC, these same cows will go on giving milk their entire lactation period of approximately 70 months without signs of severe bone loss.

Now the first question usually is “Is there enough calcium in BAC for the cow’s daily requirement?”. The answer is “NO there isn’t.” But, we do know that there is “much” calcium already present in the cows body, and that there is also calcium in its daily food. So the question becomes “What prevents the cow from suffering from calcium deficiencies when consuming BAC?” The answer is that when a cow consumes BAC, its hypothalamic-pituitary complex is positively influenced by the efficently delivered nutrients in BAC. When this all mighty hypothalamic-pituitary complex is nutritionally invigorated, it “awakens” and commands via precursor hormones, hormones and peptides, billions of biochemical actions and hundreds of metabolisms, amongst those; calcium assimilation, calcium activity and calcium utilization. In essence, the cow is able to breakdown and absorb more calcium from its food, and more efficiently utilize it.

Detailed List of Nutrients in BAC

The following list, though detailed, remains partial and estimated. It is based on the available nutritional values for those “plain” micro-algae at the time of writing. “Plain” in this text means standard or common. One can easily grow a plain, nutrient-poor, small, yellowish tomato in the desert of Colorado or one can grow a “super,” nutrient-rich, large, juicy, red tomato in a protected and rich soil. The same goes for algae, except that due to the density of algae, the difference can be gigantic.

The algae in BAC are not “plain”. They are grown in a rich “soil” or “base” with an extraordinary offering of trace elements and other required nutrients. The difference between a Hawaiian volcanic region, an Australian volcanic region and a Siberian volcanic peninsula is worlds apart when it comes to their content of trace elements – the stuff that life is made of.

As mentioned previously, I will not attempt to list all the nutrients in BAC and their exact amount or quantity, for this task is impossible as we now know that there are more than 15,000 nutrients/phytonutrients in those micro-algae, and the list would change with each batch. With natural foods, even with the best of growing, harvesting and blending technology, one can never achieve a standard delivery of nutrients and certainly not on the microscopic level. But that’s the way nature is, and that’s the way our bodies are too; not one of us has the same biochemical make-up or needs.

The values listed are quantitative by weight, units or in proportion to the overall weight. They are not in proportion or in relation to the RDAs. Some values listed as “n/a” are either not available, not applicable, not present, or not researched by the author. In some cases, I have listed the average of a range rather than the range.



Ingredients* Spirulina platensis Spirulina pacifica Dunaliella salina Haematococcus pluvialis
General Composition
Proteins 65% 54% 41% 24%
Glucides 18% 19% 9% 38%
Fats 5% 6% 7% 14%
Amino Acids
Essential Aminos
Isoleucine 350 mg n/a n/a n/a
Leucine 540 mg n/a n/a n/a
Lysine 290 mg n/a n/a n/a
Methionine 140 mg n/a n/a n/a
Phenylalanine n/a n/a n/a n/a
Threonine n/a n/a n/a n/a
Tryptophane n/a n/a n/a n/a
Valine n/a n/a n/a n/a
Alanine 470 mg n/a n/a n/a
Arginine 430 mg n/a n/a n/a
Aspartic Acid 610 mg n/a n/a n/a
Cystine 60 mg n/a n/a n/a
Glutamic Acid 910 mg n/a n/a n/a
Glycine n/a n/a n/a n/a
Histidine n/a n/a n/a n/a
Proline n/a n/a n/a n/a
Serine n/a n/a n/a n/a
Tyrosine n/a n/a n/a n/a
Vitamins and Enzymes
Vitamin A (from Carotene) 22,000 IU 43,000 IU n/a n/a
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) 0.31 mg 0.34 mg n/a 0.048 mg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.35 mg 0.33 mg n/a 0.17 mg
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 1.46 mg 2.07 mg n/a 0,66 mg
Vitamin B6 0,066 mg 0,042 mg n/a 0,036 mg
Vitamin B12 (Human active) 32 mcg 22 mcg n/a 0.012 mg
Vitamin C 0 mg 0.48 mg 11 mg 0.86 mg
Vitamin E (d-a tocopherol) 1 mg 150 mcg n/a 186 IU/lb
Inositol 1.74 mg 1.74 mg n/a n/a
Biotin 0.97 mcg 0.97 mcg n/a n/a
Folic Acid 1.6 mcg 1.6 mcg n/a n/a
Pantothenic Acid 13.8 mcg 13.8 mcg n/a n/a
Superoxide dismutase – (S.O.D.)+ 2450 u 2450 u 1000 u 1000 u
Antioxidant enzyme activity
Fatty Acids
Omega 6 Family
Gamma Linolenic (GLA) 135 mg 100 mg n/a 0.21
Essential Linoleic 27 mg n/a n/a n/a
Dihomogamma Linolenic 1.59 mg n/a n/a n/a
Omega 3 Family
Alpha Linolenic 0.0435 mg n/a n/a n/a
Docosahexaenoic (DHA) 0.0435 mg n/a n/a n/a
Monoenoic and Other Family
Palmitoleic 5.77 mg n/a n/a n/a
Oleic 10.38 mg n/a n/a n/a
Erucic 0.072 n/a n/a n/a
Myristoleic 0.6 mg n/a n/a n/a
Palmitic 60 mg n/a n/a n/a
Stearic 2.33 mg n/a n/a n/a
Arachidonic 0.285 mg n/a n/a n/a
Behenic 0.18 mg n/a n/a n/a
Inositol n/a 10 mg n/a n/a
Glycerol n/a n/a 34% n/a
Nucleic n/a n/a 3.5% n/a
Tocoferol n/a n/a 2.3 mg n/a
Carotenoids / Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene n/a n/a 8% 14%
Beta-carotene 9-cis 1.6 mg n/a n/a n/a
Beta-carotene 13-cis 0.51 mg n/a n/a n/a
Beta-carotene 15-cis 0.12 mg n/a n/a n/a
Beta-carotene all-trans 7.8 mg n/a n/a n/a
Myxoxanthophyll 9 mg 9 mg n/a n/a
Zeaxanthin 8 mg 8 mg n/a n/a
Cryptoxanthin 1 mg 1 mg n/a n/a
Echinenone 1 mg 1 mg n/a n/a
Other Xanthophylls 3 mg 3 mg n/a n/a
Lutein n/a n/a n/a n/a
Licopene n/a n/a n/a n/a
Quercitin n/a n/a n/a n/a
Zeaxanthin 0.95 mg n/a n/a n/a
Chlorophyll 115 mg 79 mg n/a n/a
Phycocyanin-crude 1.5 mg 1.11 mg n/a n/a
C-Phycocyanin 130 mg 125 mg n/a n/a
Glycolipids 200 mg 200 mg n/a n/a
Sulfolipids 10 mg 10 mg n/a n/a
Polysaccharides 460 mg 460 mg n/a n/a
Calcium 80 mg 42 mg n/a 1.58%
Magnesium 35 mg 48 mg n/a 1.14%
Boron 30 mcg 27 mcg n/a n/a
Copper 3 mcg 33 mcg n/a n/a
Molybdenum 3 mcg 9.7 mcg n/a n/a
Potassium 140 mg 200 mg n/a n/a
Iron 13 mg 10.5 mg n/a 0.73%
Sodium 60 mg 95 mg n/a n/a
Phosphore 93,5 mg 102 mg n/a n/a
Manganese 0.49 mg 0.25 mg n/a n/a
Zinc 0.27 mg 0.12 mg n/a n/a

*Estimated per 10 grams from base “plain” algae value


Looking at the nutrients that BAC provides, a well-informed nutritionist can only stare in awe: these are ALL of the nutrients needed by every human body, in near-perfect ratios! It is almost as if Mother Nature herself reached down from the heavens and said, “Here is the perfect food for all human beings…” and gave us micro-algae. They are that impressive.

The only thing that is not impressive about these superfoods is their publicity. Owing to the fact that pharmaceutical companies cannot profit from them, the true healing benefits of these superfoods are virtually unknown by Western medical professionals. As you will see in the sections that follow, this is an extremely unfortunate situation as the use of BAC in patients can not only prevent millions of cases of serious disease each year, it can actually help the body to reverse conditions like cancer. It can even be used as an adjunct “complementary” therapy to help those who choose the Western medicine route and allow themselves to be subjected to chemotherapy, for example.

BAC Awakens the Genius Within

What is the genius within?
Back in 1999 when I met Michael Kiriac, PhD, ND, scientist and inventor of Bio-Algae Concentrates, he told me that consuming BAC is a vastly different concept then supplementing with 23 different supplements, which is what I was doing at the time. He explained that because of its completeness, balance, synergy and ultimately its extraordinary bioavailability, BAC is an extremely efficient food that can easily reach areas of the brain that are more difficult to feed than others. He told me that BAC has the power to “awaken the genius within”. Of course he was referring specifically to the hypothalamus, or the “governing” organ.

The hypothalamus is a region of the brain that controls most of our metabolisms and bodily functions. It is located in the middle of the base of the brain and encapsulates the ventral portion of the third ventricle.
hypothalamic-complexThe main function of the hypothalamus is homeostasis, or maintaining the body’s status quo. Factors such as energy, blood pressure, body temperature, fluid and electrolyte balance, and body weight are held to a precise value, called the set-point.

Ultimately, the hypothalamus along with its two principal allies, the pituitary and the pineal glands, is responsible for regulation of all physiological metabolisms. These metabolisms include the endocrine system, the sympathetic and para-sympathetic nervous systems, the central nervous system, the lymphatic system, the cardiovascular system and the digestive system with its assimilation, absorption and elimination functions.

The hypothalamus and its allies are so important that they have gained the reputation of being “the guardians of health”. In essence, all metabolic functions report back to and are governed by the hypothalamus – the genius within.

Problems with the hypothalamus
In this section, I will focus the discussion on the hypothalamus and will not address the brain itself as it will be the subject of another section. The hypothalamus, like any other part of the body, is comprised of billions of cells, each with its own cellular activities to perform. Only when the cells that make up the hypothalamus are healthy will the hypothalamus adequately perform its own overseer metabolic role. In order to be healthy and perform their activities, cells need hundreds of critical nutrients, many of which are required daily. Only with these nutrients and the energy derived from them will cells be able to grow, repair, defend from attacks and perform their localized metabolic functions.

The hypothalamus, unlike the brain, is not protected by the blood brain barrier and is therefore subject to microbial and other attacks. Because of its location within the head it is also more difficult to nourish adequately, which becomes an even greater problem as we age and become less efficient at assimilating certain nutrients from the foods we eat. Of course this problem is compounded by our choice of foods which are often depleted of nutrients or inassimilable. Often, this problem is already present at birth due to the mother’s genes and deficiencies or will manifest early during infancy due to poor nutrition.

When the cells of the hypothalamus are starving, toxic or plagued with acidosis or other bacterial infections, you’ve got a problem. From the diagram and description of its role above you can imagine the resulting cascading problems that can arise when the “guardian of health” itself becomes atrophied.

How BAC awakens the genius within

genius-withinAs per Hippocrates’s advice: “let thy food be thy medicine,” all good foods have the potential to nourish and heal. For this healing to be a reality, the nutrients in the food we eat must be assimilated and absorbed by the cell wall in sufficient and required quantity. Because of bad food choices, aging and other metabolic deficiencies, this becomes quite difficult to achieve and cellular disease takes over.

Due to its content of extraordinary nutrients and their bioavailability, BAC has nourishment potential hundreds of times more efficient than ordinary foods and other source of nutrients. BAC’s combined nutritional values and high utilization properties deliver optimum cellular nutrition. Some of these properties are:

Whole food – In natural and holistic nutrition it is well known and proven that whole foods are the way nature was meant to be and that quality not quantity counts. For example, a miniscule amount of Vitamin C as it occurs in a whole orange or green pepper is tremendously more nutritionally functional than a mega-dose of isolated ascorbic acid.

Organic – The “Bio” in Bio-Algae Concentrates means that it is of a living organism and that it is not isolated or separated. It is grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, antibiotics, growth hormones or feed additives.

Micro food – This is a key characteristic of BAC that explains why such nutritional power can come from such a small source. BAC’s algae are selected microalgae that hold extraordinary nutritional value for their size. The microalgae in BAC are invisible to the naked eye but they deliver more nutrients than any visible food particle. Furthermore, there is no extraneous material in these microalgae such as fiber, fat, bulk or water. This makes BAC extremely digestible and non-toxic and means that it has minimal assimilation and elimination burden for the body. BAC is pure energy. It is the food that salmon and even some whales live on.

Complete – Most foods, like an apple, are whole within themselves, but an apple does not contain all of the required nutrients that we need to sustain life. BAC is not only whole, but it is also the most complete food on earth containing all daily required nutrients and thousands more. There are over 5,000 known nutrients in BAC including Vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K, all known minerals and trace elements, all known amino acids, a full protein makeup, chlorophyll, an array of mixed carotenoid antioxidants and over 4,000 enzymes.

Balance – There are four microalgae in BAC. Each alga is a whole food and is naturally balanced within itself as is most food. However, anytime you mix different foods together you must be concerned with the chemical interactions as per the science of food combination. For example, eating watermelon after a steak is a nutritional disaster that will cause digestion problems. It took nine years of intensive research to formulate the optimum balance found in BAC, patiently selecting the most compatible algae amongst the 1,000 investigated.

Bioavailability – BAC has an exceptionally high overall utilization ratio with no resulting toxicity. For example, its human active proteins have a 95% net utilization ratio while its calcium has a net utilization ratio over 90%. Several of its nutrients such as beta-carotene, alpha-carotene and astaxanthin have been proven to penetrate the blood brain barrier. This sort of bioavailability and net utilization is possible because of the previously mentioned characteristics: whole food, organic, complete, micro food and balance.

Synergy – At the molecular level, synergy is real. Synergy is what makes a violinist a virtuoso. Once the 5,000 nutrients in BAC are subjected to the digestive enzymic breakdown, they further explode into 50,000 subnutrients and millions of submolecules that are assimilated into the blood and distributed within seconds across the entire body to nourish trillions of cells. BAC is supernutrition that delivers optimum cellular nutrition.

What are the benefits of consuming BAC?
We are energy beings. We live off the energy that we derive from the food we eat. When the cells of the body receive the nutrients and energy that they need, they, like a good virtuoso, will perform their multitude of cellular metabolic activities: growth, repair, cleansing, regeneration and more. When each cell of an organ performs its job well, the organ will have a fighting chance to perform its metabolic activities such as blood sugar regulation in the good example that is the pancreas. But as per the diagram presented above, let us not forget that cellular activities and organ metabolic functions are governed by the glandular level which itself is overseen by the “master gland”, the hypothalamus.

There is no doubt that the nutrients in BAC efficiently nourish all of the cells of the body including those cells of the hypothalamic region. Several phytonutrients and pigments found in BAC, including beta-carotene, alpha-carotene and astaxanthin, have been shown in human clinical trials to be able to penetrate the blood-brain barrier and furthermore penetrate the blood-iris barrier.

The Endocrine SystemWhen the genius within is awakened, like any good commander, its first mission is to restore the balance within his team: the endocrine glands, or the guardians of health. When the endocrine glands are tasked by the hypothalamus they have no choice but to obey its hormonal commands.

These glands are largely responsible for triggering the metabolic activity of the various organs and systems of the body. At that level we can mention a few specific systems such as blood insulin level, pH levels, cardiac function, selenium and calcium activities, and more.

In turn, when these metabolic systems begin to function well, we will derive symptoms of health instead of symptoms of disease. Allow me to list a few of the symptoms and/or benefits that can be obtained when we awaken the genius within:

  • Improved brain function
  • Improved memory
  • Improved neurological function
  • Improved cellular repair
  • Prevention of tumorigenesis
  • Increased assimilation and absorbtion of nutrients from regular food
  • Better digestion
  • Improved cardiovascular function
  • Improved metabolism
  • Enhanced nucleotide production
  • Balanced blood sugar
  • Enhanced cellular glucose uptake
  • Enhanced hormonal function
  • Better bowel movements
  • Improved detoxification process
  • Protection from free radicals
  • Reduced fatigue
  • Increased energy
  • Enhanced libido

The Extraordinary Health Benefits of BAC

Bio-Algae Concentrates offer a stunning array of health benefits. In fact, they have been described as the best nutraceutical on earth – “the perfect food.”

Aside from being a complete protein and containing all the B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E, major minerals and mixed antioxidants (many in amounts large enough to be considered supplementary), Bio-Algae Concentrates have been found to rapidly improve the immune system, improve digestion, detoxify the body, accelerate healing, protect against radiation, aid in the prevention of degenerative diseases, help treat candida albicans, relieve arthritis pain and, because of its nutritional content, aid in the success of numerous weight loss programs.

Bio-Algae Concentrates have been shown to be effective in preventing and helping the self healing power of the body in reversing the following conditions:

  • Cancers (all types)
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Arthritis
  • Depression
  • Severe liver damage and liver disorders
  • Intestinal ulcers
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Asthma
  • High blood pressure
  • Constipation
  • Bleeding gums
  • Infections
  • Inflammation of joints and tissues
  • Body odor / breath odor
  • Various degenerative diseases
  • Essential fatty acid deficiencies
  • Malnutrition of all kinds
  • Mineral deficiencies

Bio-Algae Concentrates are particularly useful for:

  •  People with poor digestion and assimilation (these micro-algae contain thousands of enzymes and are easy to digest and absorb)
  • People with poor vitality and anemia
  • Individuals who consume large quantities of animal protein (the micro-algae protein, in contrast, is easier to digest and offers a far healthier balance of minerals)
  • People who eat refined or processed foods
  • People who take prescription drugs (spirulina protects the kidneys and liver)
  • People who are overweight or obese
  • High performance individuals who engage in physical exercise and/or strength training
  • High performance and high achieving individuals with high stress jobs
  • People with low energy levels (feeling depleted, exhausted, etc.)


The algae in Bio-Algae Concentrates have such strong health benefits that many well-known doctors and authors use these products and note their benefits:

About spirulina found in Bio-Algae Concentrates, its predigested protein provides building material soon after ingestion, without the energy-draining side effects of meat protein; its mucopolysaccharides cellular membrane relax and strengthen connective tissue while reducing the possibility of inflammation; its simple carbohydrates yield immediate yet sustained energy; its GLA fatty acids improve hormonal balance; and its protein-bonded vitamins and minerals, as found in all whole foods, assimilate better than the synthetic variety. Spirulina can generally be considered an appropriate food for those who exercise vigorously, as evidenced by the many world-class athletes who use it.
– Healing With Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford

It is possible that the GLA found in spirulina and possibly these other products accounts for some of the positive effects that people experience when using them, including decreased appetite, weight loss, and improved energy levels, especially mental energy. I personally have used all of these products and must say I have experienced a subtle increase in mental clarity and alertness (not like a nervous, caffeine-type stimulation). These algae must subtly stimulate our nervous systems or release certain internal neurochemicals that create this “up” feeling.
– Staying Healthy With Nutrition by Elson Haas, M.D.

Ultimately, these Bio-Algae Concentrates are not just effective at supporting the reversal of a long list of serious diseases (discussed in more detail below), but they are powerful health enhancers that demonstrate phenomenal benefits even to people who are in “good” health.

BAC – Nutritional Energy Medicine

In this brief discussion I will describe energies that affect humans and animals and/or are required from a physiological and metabolic health perspective. There are many more perspectives from which to explain energy that I will not address here, such as gravitational energy as in an apple falling and hydro energy as in water osmosis, a prevalent force in the human body. There are three fundamental nutritional energy types that I will discuss.

What are these three fundamental nutritional energy types?

1. EMF (Electro Magnetic Frequencies): Electrical as in a light bulb, magnetic as in a magnetic pole, light as in sunlight and radionic as in radiations from the Van Allen belt. Each of these EMF energy types greatly affects our human body and emotions. Without sunlight we would disappear swiftly. The moon causes the daily tide.

2. Heat: As in the fire burning at the core of the earth, as in wood burning and as in the energy generated in the mitochondrion of each cell of our body when carbohydrates and fats are transformed into ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) when they pass through the Krebs cycle.

3. Strength: As in the force that holds the atom (nucleus, proton, and electron) in place and that when harnessed can be mighty as in nuclear energy. As in the basic atomic energy found in the molecules of the minerals in our food which, when disassembled by digestion, are then assimilated and absorbed within our cells.

In the context of human health, we know that energies are either perceptibly or subtly important. For example, thousand of years ago, the Chinese explained “Chi” energy as a force centered at the navel and today we are just starting to figure out what they meant. For example, we know that a combination of the earth’s gravitational forces and other electro magnetic forces affect and converge at the navel in the human body, and do so optimally when the body is well balanced. We also know today that trace elements will be distributed in the human body not loosely without logic, but according to gravitational and electro magnetic forces and attractions so that a certain element may be found densely in the brain and sparsely in the liver.

BAC as nutritional energy medicine

“We are energy beings. We do not live off the foods that we eat, but from the energy that we derive from them.” Dr. Carey A Reams, Reams Ideal

ALL substances like food and light, including your friends and loved ones, carry frequencies and energies that will either raise or lower YOUR energy and frequency. Choose wisely.

Bio-Algae Concentrates are a new and extremely efficient form of natural micro-food that may contain over 5,000 nutrients. Their freshness and life-giving energy is maintained throughout growing, harvesting, freeze drying, blending, encapsulating, bottling, and transportation. We know this by testing its life force with energy machines and kinesiology tests. When photographed using Kirlian photography, Bio-Algae Concentrates in their powder form demonstrate a powerful jump between the central core powder and its band of radiating white light which then extends further in many rays of bright white light.

What makes BAC energy medicine?

1. EMF: BAC helps the body resonate at healthier frequency levels. The molecules in BAC resonate at frequencies ranging from 50 Hz to several hundred Hz. The human red blood cell resonates at an optimum frequency of ~62 Hz +. When cells vibrate at healthy frequencies, bacteria and microbes will leave them alone as they cannot survive these levels of vibration. For example, the coccidiosis parasite, which commonly affects chickens, is not likely to survive if chickens are given BAC in their diet. In humans, foods that vibrate below 40 Hz deprive people of energy instead of give them energy when consumed and are considered cancer causing foods. The molecules of a typical caged chicken boosted with antibiotics and fed growth hormones and the typical commercial diet will vibrate mostly below 40 Hz.

2. Heat: BAC “fires” your ordinary foods. The microalgae in BAC are among the greatest sources of stored sunlight power. BAC contains high quality carbohydrates and fats and importantly a large proportion of chlorophyll and magnesium (Mg) which are the keys to ATP (Adenosine-tri-phosphate). For any ATP transformation to take place during the Krebs cycle, the chlorophyll-magnesium pair is required. We derive the majority of our ATP energy from our food and a lesser portion from direct sunlight.

3. Strength: BAC contains over 114 minerals and trace minerals naturally chelated by the plant and bio-energetically available. Our digestive enzymes break down the nutrients of our food into a loose state from which they are then delivered to the liver for reassembly into human frequency. We derive a large portion of our atomic energy from the air we breathe and a lesser portion from the minerals and trace minerals in our foods (mostly fruits and vegetables).

BAC – The World’s Best Source of Protein and Amino Acids

Proteins are made up of amino acids. There are at least 20 identified amino acids, nine of which are essential yet cannot be produced or stored by the body; they must be obtained from the food that we eat. Non-essential amino acids are also needed, but the body can produce these itself. Essential amino acids and sufficient nitrogen obtained from our food are needed to synthesize the non-essential amino acids.

As a matter of fact, the body can synthesize thousands of different types of proteins and enzymes from the set of basic amino-acids. Each type of protein has a unique, genetically defined amino acid sequence that determines its specific shape and function. They are called upon to serve as enzymes, structural elements, hormones, immunoglobulins, and more. They are involved in a myriad of metabolic processes including oxygen transport, muscle contraction, electron transport and other activities throughout the body including the all important photosynthesis and energy metabolism.

Because of the important role proteins play in our overall health and well being, they are often referred to as the building blocks of life.

BAC contains all known amino-acids

Amongst its many nutrients, BAC’s protein content derived from the best microalgae on earth has a distinct advantage over other forms of food, algae or supplements. The algae contained in BAC are 45-65% protein and are made up of all known essential and non essential amino acids. The proteins in BAC are biologically complete, which means they provide all nine essential amino acids in their proper ratios. Most plant foods are not complete proteins because they lack one or more amino acids. In fact, with its human-active B12 content (more than that found in liver), BAC is literally the most complete protein source on earth.

The quality of a protein depends on the quantities of amino acids contained in it. The more closely the protein matches the body’s requirements, the higher the quality. The algae in BAC make up a “complete protein” because they contain all of the essential amino acids. This means that by consuming BAC, we can get our necessary intake of protein without subjecting our digestive system to the hard work of processing animal derived proteins.

The proteins in BAC are 85-95% digestible, which makes it one of the most efficient sources of protein. In fact, the spirulina in BAC is second only to a dried egg supplement with regards to usable protein, and higher than any common food in the form in which it is usually purchased. The algae in BAC have cell walls that are composed of soft mucopolysaccharides. This means that unlike certain grasses or chlorella, they contain little or no cellulose, which makes it extremely easy for the body to digest and assimilate them. BAC’s amino acids are delivered to the body for rapid absorption. That is one of the many reasons why we call BAC an “extremely efficient food.”

Protein digestibility is important for many people and especially important for people suffering from intestinal mal-absorption or digestive disorders. Older people typically have difficulty digesting complex proteins and may be on restricted diets. They will find BAC’s protein an ideal way to ensure they receive the nourishment they need. BAC is an effective supplement for those who suffer from malnutrition diseases where the ability of the intestine to effectively absorb nutrients has been damaged. Given to malnourished children, it is more effective than milk powders because milk’s lactic acid can be difficult to absorb.

What this means is that BAC is an ideal food source for people who suffer from mal-absorption, people who are fighting cancer and cannot gain weight after or during chemo therapy treatment, people with high protein requirements like athletes, long distance runners and bikers, bodybuilders, and malnourished or frail people

Blue-green algae, and the spirulina family in particular, have a primitive structure with few starch storage cells, cell membrane proliferation and rich amounts of ribosomes, which are the cellular bodies that manufacture protein. This unique organization of nutrients along with chlorophylls allows for efficient photosynthesis and protein formation.

Unfortunately, our body does not store amino acids in anticipation of replenishing deficient ones with subsequent meals. In the process of protein synthesis for the body’s repair and maintenance, all dietary protein factors must be present simultaneously, or the amino acids are wasted.
Furthermore, even if complete protein is consumed, digestive difficulties can prevent assimilation of all needed elements. BAC provides all the required amino acids in a form that is much easier to digest than that of fish, eggs, meat or soy.

Essential amino acids found in BAC:

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 stability of the emotions. Promotes sense of calm.

VALINE : Stimulates mental capacity and muscle coordination.

Non-essential amino acids found in BAC:

The algae in BAC supply all 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, provided that the appropriate nutritional building blocks are available. Nevertheless, the body is better served if these excellent protein components are readily and totally available from dietary sources, since all the amino acids must be on hand as the cells manufacture enzymes, proteins, hormones, brain chemicals and 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.

CYSTINE : Aids pancreatic health, which stabilizes blood sugar level 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 the craving for alcohol 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.

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.

Knowing what I now about BAC, I am assured that I get my essential amino-acids each and every day. I am mostly vegetarian and I no longer need to worry about eating meat, fish, or even eggs to get the essential proteins. And for this peace of mind, I only need to eat a few capsules of BAC every day.

In addition to all the virtues of BAC in regards to protein, I ask you to recall th past and current research with dairy cows. When dairy cows consume a few capsules of BAC each day, their daily protein consumption is reduced by 1.25 lbs. Why is that? The researchers explain that since the cows are able to assimilate more proteins/amino-acids from their food, and better synthesize and utilize the existing proteins and enzymes stored in their body, they no longer need to consume as much protein.

That translates into a bonus for us humans. Eating BAC’s amino acids complements the protein in our regular food like beans and other vegetables, increasing their assimilation and quality. Furthermore, when consuming BAC, our cells become more efficient at utilizing and synthesizing proteins and enzymes.

The Incredible Array of Vitamins Contained in BAC

There are over 70,000 species of algae in the world. Some are magnificent whole foods such as spirulina and dunaliella like those contained in BAC. BAC is a very special blend of some of the oldest food on the planet. There exist fossils of cyanobacteria blue-green algae that are over 3.5 billion years old. BAC is an extremely good source of vitamins and minerals due to the rich variety present in its microalgae makeup. BAC contains all vitamins, including a full Vitamin B Complex, vitamins A, D, K, E & C and has a wide range of minerals, including magnesium, potassium, iron and calcium, and all other nutrient co-dependents for these vitamins to be functional and active for human assimilation. BAC is great for anyone from infants to the elderly.

Since BAC is a complete food, you do not need to worry about dosages when taking it. You cannot make a mistake with mixing and matching like you might with isolate and separate vitamins and minerals. You do not even need to worry about taking it with or without food. All you need is water. When you take BAC, you automatically get complete and perfect ratios of the nutrients contained within it. BAC is known for its balance and synergy between the vitamins and minerals that your body needs. The way nature makes vitamins and nutrients in plants cannot be replicated by chemists now and it will never be possible. 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 isolate and synthetic compounds that fall in the chemical category. You CANNOT sustain life eating multi-vitamins and minerals as supplements.

Yet you could live on about 60 capsules of BAC per day. That’s barely 10 grams of food! I do not recommend that you do that, but I would not hesitate to do it myself.

I have not recommended isolate supplements to anyone for over 16 years, and I will never regret this decision. I am intellectually convinced by scientific research and experimentally by my real-life experience that the best way to get your vitamins is to “let thy food be your medicine.” I do not care what any vitamin company or scientist has to say about isolates/separates, they are just chemicals. The only way to restore your healing energies is from naturally occurring vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and other nutrients that you can only obtain “the way nature intended it”, from your food, and you can get even more into you with BAC.

BAC contains all of the vitamins that all living beings need to carry on metabolic processes. You will find vitamins A, B, C, D, E, K, folic acid, inositol, and biotin:

VIATMIN A : Necessary for the growth and repair of body tissues; helps maintain smooth, soft, disease-free skin; helps protect the mucous membranes of the mouth, nose, throat and lungs thereby reducing susceptibility to infections; protects against air pollutants; counteracts night-blindness and weak eyesight; aids in bone and teeth formation. Current medical research shows that foods rich in beta carotene (a precursor to Vitamin A) help reduce the risk of lung cancer and certain oral cancers. Unlike Vitamin A from fish liver oil, Vitamin A from Bio-Algae Concentrates is non-toxic.

PYRIDOXINE or B6 : Involved in the breakdown and assimilation of protein. Protects cardiac health, reduces edema and stabilizes female hormone levels. Dr. Carl Pfeiffer has demonstrated that B6, together with the mineral zinc, can cure some forms of schizophrenia.

BIOTIN : An enzyme that carries CO during certain biochemical reactions involved in carbohydrate metabolism. Also acts as a co-enzyme in the assimilation of other B-complex vitamins. Biotin is destroyed by eating raw egg whites and some kinds of raw fish.

COBALAMIN or B12 : The most difficult of all vitamins to obtain from vegetable sources. Bio-Algae Concentrates is extremely rich in this rare vitamin, containing 250 percent more than beef liver, previously thought to be nature’s richest source. A single serving of BAC easily exceeds the Recommended Daily Allowance of 1.5 to 3 mcg daily. B12 deficiency results in pernicious anemia, nerve degeneration, premature senility, pronounced fatigue and mental illnesses resembling schizophrenia.

PANTOTHENIC ACID : The “stress” vitamin, used by the adrenal glands, along with cholesterol and vitamin C, to manufacture cortisone and other steroids in response to physical and mental stress. Deficiency encourages sensitivity to allergies, infections and degenerative diseases such as arthritis and rheumatism. Ulcers and hypoglycemia have also been associated with a 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. Inositol is the second most abundant vitamin in the body after niacin. Recent studies indicate that inositol, with biotin, reduces loss of scalp hair.

NIACIN : Also known as nicotinic acid, and niacinamide, and/or  Nicotinamide – all names or forms of Vitamin B3 – which is an alternative form, niacin is essential to mental health. Dr. Abram Hoffer, a renowned pioneer in orthomolecular psychiatry, has completely relieved schizophrenic symptoms using niacin. The Physicians’ Desk Reference, a pharmaceutical text used by doctors when prescribing medication, recognizes niacin as an effective cholesterol lowering agent.

RIBOFLAVIN or B2 : The most common vitamin deficiency is that of riboflavin and results in cataracts, failing vision, watery eyes and uncontrollable eczema.

THIAMINE or B1 : A co-enzyme in the breakdown of dietary carbohydrates. Maintains levels of glucose 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 the prevention and treatment of the common cold; gives strength to blood vessels; aids in the absorption of iron. Vitamin C is required for the synthesis of collagen, the inter cellular “cement” which holds tissues together. It is also one of the major antioxidant nutrients. It prevents the conversion of nitrates (from tobacco smoke, smog, bacon, lunch meats, and some vegetables) into cancer-causing substances. According to Dr. Lines Pauling, the foremost authority on Vitamin C, Vitamin C will decrease the risk of getting certain cancers.

VITAMIN D : Improves absorption and utilization of calcium and phosphorous; required for bone and teeth formation; maintains a stable nervous system and normal heart action.

VITAMIN E: or TOCOPHEROL – Algae in Bio-Algae Concentrates contains more vitamin E per gram than pure wheat germ. Its biological activity is 49% greater than synthetic vitamin E. Vitamin E protects heart and vascular health, promotes oxygenation of cells, and retards aging.

BAC Contains the Most Complete Offering of Minerals

Although proteins are the building blocks of life, humans need dozens of essential trace minerals in order for its many enzyme and physiological systems to function. In the typical diet, deficiency of minerals is thought to be widespread across many minerals and trace minerals which can profoundly affect health and metabolism.

BAC contains natural minerals as opposed to inorganic minerals

The algae contained in BAC come from a volcanic water source, which was chosen for its high content of minerals and trace elements deposited from ancient soils and mountains where no other plants can live. Algae thrive in alkaline waters such as these. The mineral content of algae varies depending on where it is grown and what minerals are contained in the water. Alage can incorporate and synthesize many minerals and derivative compounds into their cell structure and these minerals are well assimilated by the human body as they come from a natural plant source.

Transformed into natural organic forms by the algae, these minerals become chelated with amino acids and are therefore more easily assimilated by the body. Often times people ingest large amounts of inorganic minerals without any benefit to their health because the body does not know what to do with these incompatible forms. In fact, evidence is accumulating that inorganic minerals can block absorption of the organic forms, ultimately leading to mineral deficiencies.

BAC contains all essential minerals and all known trace elements absorbed from its growth medium into chelated, easily absorbed forms.

Find here a partial list of these important minerals:

POTASSIUM : A crucial mineral that regulates the body’s 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, pH and several other energy related metabolisms. Deficiencies can lead to osteoporosis. BAC is a concentrated calcium food, supplying more, gram for gram, than milk.

ZINC : The pivotal point of over thirty vital enzymatic reactions with profound effects on mental health, skin tone, prostate function and healing capacity.

MAGNESIUM : Deficiency can lead to spasmodic muscle disorders including cardiac irregularities. Helps assimilation of vitamins C & B and protein. Magnesium facilitates absorption of calcium and helps regulate blood pressure. Gram for gram, BAC is one the most concentrated magnesium foods.

MANGANESE : Activates enzyme systems along with zinc. Promotes activity of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine and helps stabilize blood sugar.

SELENIUM : Originally believed to be a toxic heavy metal but now known to be necessary for health. It retards aging, harmful oxidation and free radical formation, reduces the toxic effect of carcinogens, and improves cardiac efficiency.

IRON : BAC is one of the best natural iron supplements. Iron promotes formation of hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying blood pigment found in healthy red blood cells. Iron deficiency is the most common mineral deficiency worldwide, especially for women, children and older people. Women on weight loss diets typically do not get enough iron and can become anemic. Iron is essential for strong red blood cells and a healthy immune system. BAC is rich in iron, much more so than common iron foods. BAC’s iron is easily absorbed by the human body. In one theory, blue pigment phycocyanin, forms soluble complexes with iron and other minerals during digestion making iron more bioavailable. Hence, iron in BAC is over twice as absorbable as iron found in vegetables and most meats. Typical iron supplements are not well absorbed and are often not recommended by MD’s for many blood conditions. Many studies show that iron from spirulina is 60% better absorbed than iron supplements such as iron sulfate.

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 is an element that the body needs to function properly. The body uses sodium to regulate blood pressure and blood volume. Sodium is also critical for the functioning of muscles and nerves. Some people are concerned about too much sodium in their diets and have therefore avoided seaweed foods such as nori, wakami and kombu. These kelp foods are very nutritious, but they do contain significant amounts of sodium. The microalgae in Bio-Algae Concentrates contain very small amounts of natural sodium and thus serve the important need of the body while avoiding the danger of too much sodium.

CHROMIUM : Important in the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and insulin. It stimulates the synthesis of fatty acids and cholesterol, which are necessary for brain function and many other body processes.


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  • Shimamatsu, H. Personal communication, May 8, 1989.

Iron in BAC and the Prevention of Anemia

Affecting over half a million people worldwide, the most common type of dietary deficiency is iron deficiency. This problem especially affects women and children. A growing child needs additional iron as they are increasing their red blood cell mass. Women of reproductive age who are menstruating require double the amount of iron that men do, but normally the efficiency of iron absorbtion from the gastrointestinal tract can increase to meet this demand. If this does not occur, the end result of decreased dietary iron, decreased iron absorbtion, or blood loss is iron deficiency anemia.

The algae in BAC contain a great mix of non-toxic iron as it occurs as a whole food, unlike that of isolated iron supplements that can be toxic. Iron is essential for healthy red blood cells and a strong immune system, but typical iron supplements are not well absorbed by the human body.

The spirulina contained in BAC is known to have a very high iron content and for this reason, it was tested in a study against a typical iron supplement. Spirulina-fed rats absorbed 60% more iron than rats fed the iron supplement, suggesting that there is a highly available form of iron in spirulina.1 In an earlier study, spirulina was shown to correct anemia in rats. 2

In a study conducted in Japan, eight young women had been limiting their meals to stay thin, and showed hypochronic anemia Ð lower than normal blood hemoglobin content. After the women consumed four grams of spirulina after each meal for 30 days, blood hemoglobin content increased 21% from 10.9 to 13.2 – a satisfactory level, no longer considered anemic. 3

Athletes in intensive training often suffer from non-anemic iron deficiency, with clinical symptoms such as exhaustion and muscle fatigue. A 1998 study with Macedonian male and female athletes taking spirulina for two months showed a distinct rise in iron reserves. This simple dietary modification can eliminate iron deficiency symptoms and optimize athletic health and physical capacity.

  1. Johnson, P., Shubert, E. Availability of iron to rats from spirulina, a blue-green alga. Nutrition Research, 1986, Vol. 6, 85-94.
  2. Takemoto, K. Iron transfer from spirulina to blood in rats. Saitama Medical College, Japan, 1982.
  3. Takeuchi, T. Clinical experiences of administration of spirulina to patients with hypochronic anemia. Tokyo Medical and Dental Univ., Japan, 1978.
  4. Trojacanec, Z. et al. Influence of extensive training on the number of erythrocytes and hemoglobin level and its correction. Inst. for Physiology, Skopje, Macedonia. XXIV FIMS World Congress of Sports Medicine, June 1998.

The Thousands of Enzymes in BAC

BAC contains more than 4,000 enzymes! No other food or combination of foods contain so many naturally occurring and live 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.

Fruits and vegetables contain just enough enzymes to support self-breakdown, like what occurs when an apple turns brown after falling from a tree. These enzymes are critical in order for them to be properly digested by the humans and animals that consume them. Without these naturally occuring enzymes, our digestive system would have to work much harder to break down food to obtain its nutrients. Often our food goes on being undigested due to a lack of enzymes.

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.

Further to aiding with digestion, many enzymes found in food are stored, transformed and used by our body for other important life-sustaining functions.

The combination of microalgae in BAC boasts over 4,000 such life-sustaining enzymes including DNA, RNA, SOD, glycolipids and many more.

In BAC, spirulina is one such alga that contains 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. Researchers in genetic engineering use restriction enzymes to cut DNA at precise locations. A unique restriction enzyme in spirulina called Spl-1 is not found in any other microbe, bacteria, fungi or algae. Japanese scientists extract Spl-1 from living spirulina and use it as a reagent for genetic research in laboratories and institutes.

A theory proposed to explain spirulina’s long life is the role of restriction enzymes. By cutting the DNA of invading enemy microbes, restriction enzymes may have been good weapons against microalgae’s ecological enemies for 3.5 billion years.

Spirulina in BAC contains numerous characteristic peripheral inclusions associated to thylakoids. Those are: cyanophycin granules, polyhedral bodies, polyglucan granules, lipid granules, and polyphosphate granules (Balloni, et al., 1980; Ciferri, 1983).

The cyanophycin granules, or reserve granules, are important due to their chemical nature and series of pigments. The polyhedral bodies or carboxysomes mainly contain the enzyme ribulose 1,5-diphosphate carboxylase that allows the fixation of CO2 in photosynthetic organisms and probably carry out a reserve function. The polyglucan granules or glycogen granules or a-granules are glucose polymers, small, circular and widely diffused in the interthylacoidal space. The lipid granules, b-granules or osmophile granules form the reservation deposit, constituted by poly-b-hydroxybutyrate (PHB), found only in prokaryotes. PHB acts as a carbon and energy reserve (Vincenzini, et al., 1990).

Many other enzymes present in BAC and their health benefits have not been identified or explained yet.

BAC – A Rich Source of Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs)

Essential fatty acids (EFAs), or “the good fats that heal,” are the fats you have been increasingly hearing about in recent years. Your body cannot 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).

The essential fatty acids sometimes called vitamin F, include linoleic, linolenic, arachidonic acid and many more. Some are used by the body to manufacture prostaglandins, which are localized tissue hormones that aid in the regulation of blood pressure and capillary resilience.

The human body uses fatty acids from food for building tissues and for specialized functions such as the production of prostaglandins. Essential fatty acids are one major group of 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 obtain them from food.

The terms omega-3 and omega-6 actually designate two families of fatty acids; the former has the first double bond on the third carbon from the end of the fatty acid chain and the latter has the first double bond on the sixth carbon from the end of the fatty acid chain. The first fatty acid in the omega-6 family is called linoleic acid. It contains 18 carbons and has 2 double bonds.

The essential fatty acids are involved in respiration in all the cells, and are especially important to oxygen transport. They affect the health of the hair, skin and nails, and help break up cholesterol in the blood stream. They are not dangerous fat but are absolutely vital to health.

If you have read anything about low-carb dieting or the “Mediterranean Diet,” you know that the consumption of healthy oils which contain these fatty acids produces astounding health benefits in the human body. Heart disease and various cardiovascular disorders respond quickly and positively to EFAs. Brain function is improved, diabetes is brought under control, blood sugar is regulated, and cancer risk soon plummets.

Most of us think of these oils as coming from fish or seeds. That is why I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Bio-Algae Concentrates contain Omega 3, 6, 9, GLA and several more EFAs, including some yet undocumented or undiscovered. It is especially high in GLA, which is a critical nutrient that is universally lacking in the American diet.

Gamma Linolenic Acid in BAC Stimulates Master Hormones

Perhaps you have heard of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Human breast milk is high in GLA, probably due to the infant’s need for brain-building fats. However, since many infants never gained the important nutritional benefits of their mother’s milk, they have been GLA-deficient for their entire lives. The American diet of processed foods contains virtually no GLA and low-carb dieters are not getting any either, unless they specifically supplement it.

BAC has a high content of two types of spirulina algae that are rich in GLA and also provide alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), linoleic acid (LA), stearidonic acid (SDA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and arachidonic acid (AA).

GLA is the second fatty acid in the omega-6 family. It has 18 carbons and three double bonds (with the first double bond positioned six carbons from the end). The third fatty acid in the omega-6 family is dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid (DGLA) with 20 carbons and three double bonds. Next comes arachidonic acid (AA) with 20 carbons and 4 double bonds. The Series 1 prostaglandins are made out of DGLA and the Series 2 prostaglandins are made out of AA. Thus, GLA is an important transition product for the synthesis of these prostaglandins.

GLA as occurring in Bio-Algae Concentrates exhibits impressive immune stimulating and boosting properties. GLA is not only known for regulating blood sugar and providing important nutrients to the brain; it also exhibits immune-boosting properties. In fact, according to Dr. Hass, author of Staying Healthy 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.

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 1980’s, 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 the nervous, muscular, endocrine and immune systems, for when people lack the proper balance of EFAs, these systems have been shown to be adversely affected.

GLA has proven to be effective in the treatment of many serious diseases. Double-blind, placebo-controlled studies for atopic eczema demonstrate that GLA improves skin conditions, relieves itching, and reduces the amount of steroid medication required. In a large, placebo-controlled trial at the University of Bristol in England, both adults and children showed substantial improvements. In clinical trials for diabetes, GLA has reversed neurological damage and lowered plasma cholesterol and triglycerides. GLA has also been shown to be beneficial in the treatment of Sjogren’s Syndrome.
– Innocent Casualties: The FDA’s War Against Humanity by Elaine Feuer

It is important to point out, however, that many of the studies conducted on GLA used evening primrose oil as their source for this essential fatty acid. GLA from evening primrose oil is an isolated nutrient in a high concentration. Since Bio-Algae Concentrates is a whole food containing a full spectrum of proteins, minerals, vitamins, fatty acids, and other nutrients, its GLA occurring with other EFAs and co-dependant nutrients will be significantly more nutritionally functional and beneficial to overall health.

The richest whole-food sources of GLA are mother’s milk, spirulina micro-algae, and the seeds of borage, black currant, and evening primrose. GLA is important for growth and development, and is found most abundantly in mother’s milk; spirulina (as contained in BAC) is the next-highest whole-food source. We often recommend it for people who were never breast-fed in order to foster the hormonal and mental development that may never have occurred because of lack of proper nutrition in infancy. (A standard 10 gram dosage of spirulina contains a good daily source of GLA.)
– On spirulina in Healing With Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford

Foods high in saturated fats, typical of the American diet, may block the beneficial work of essential fatty acids in the human body, leading to disease.

Gamma linolenic acid (GLA), an essential fatty acid, is a precursor for the body’s prostaglandins: master hormones that control many body functions. The prostaglandin PGE1 is involved in many tasks including regulation of blood pressure, cholesterol synthesis, inflammation and cell proliferation. PGE1 is usually formed from dietary linolenic acid, and the GLA progresses to PGE1.1 Dietary saturated fats and alcohol and other factors may inhibit this process, resulting in GLA deficiency and suppressed PGE1 formation.2

Numerous studies have shown that GLA deficiency may figure in degenerative diseases and other health problems. Clinical studies show dietary intake of GLA can help arthritis,3 heart disease4, obesity5 and zinc deficiency.6 Alcoholism, manic-depression, aging symptoms and schizophrenia also have been ascribed partially to GLA deficiency.7 A source of dietary GLA may help conditions of heart disease, premenstrual stress, obesity, arthritis and alcoholism.8 In Spain, the GLA in spirulina and evening primrose oil is prescribed for treatment of various chronic health problems.9

The few known sources of GLA include the plant seed oils of evening primrose plant, black currant and borage seeds, fungal oils, certain algae and human milk.

But you can also get it from BAC every day of your life! A few grams of BAC contain at least 100mg of EFA. This is well documented. 10,11,12. That is about 5% essential fatty acids, 20% being GLA.

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The Photosynthetic Life-Giving Pigment Content of BAC

Pigments are colorful chemical compounds that reflect only certain wavelengths of visible light. This makes them appear “colorful”. Flowers, coral and even animal and human skin contain pigments which give them their colors. More important than their reflection of light is the ability of pigments to absorb certain wavelengths.

Because they interact with light to absorb only certain wavelengths, pigments are useful to plants and other autotrophs – organisms which make their own food using photosynthesis. In plants, algae and cyanobacteria (blue-green algae), pigments are the means by which the energy of sunlight is captured for photosynthesis. However, since each pigment reacts with only a narrow range of the spectrum, there is usually a need to produce several kinds of pigments, each of a different color, to capture more of the sun’s energy.
Heomatococcus  Spirulina Pacifica  Spirulina Platensis  Dunaliella
The spectrum of colors in BAC’s algae offers energy and protection

There are three principle classes of pigments.

Chlorophyll is the most important chelate in nature. It is capable of channelling the energy of sunlight into chemical energy through the process of photosynthesis. Chlorophyll is a greenish pigment that contains a porphyrin ring. This is a stable ring-shaped molecule around which electrons are free to migrate. Because the electrons move freely, the ring has the potential to gain or lose electrons easily, and thus the potential to provide energized electrons to other molecules. This is the fundamental process by which chlorophyll “captures” the energy of sunlight.

Carotenoids are usually red, orange, or yellow pigments, and include the familiar compound carotene, which gives carrots their orange color. These compounds are composed of two small six-carbon rings connected by a “chain” of carbon atoms. As a result, they do not dissolve in water and must be attached to membranes within the cell. Carotenoids cannot transfer sunlight energy directly to the photosynthetic pathway, but must pass their absorbed energy to chlorophyll. For this reason, they are called accessory pigments. One very visible accessory pigment is fucoxanthin: the brown pigment that colors kelps and other brown algae as well as the diatoms.

Phycobilins are water-soluble pigments and are therefore found in the cytoplasm or in the stroma of the chloroplast. They occur only in cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) and rhodophyta (red algae).
Phycobilins in BAC

The picture above shows the two classes of phycobilins which may be extracted from these “algae”. The vial on the left contains the bluish pigment phycocyanin, which gives the cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) their name. The vial on the right contains the reddish pigment phycoerythrin, which gives the red algae their common name. BAC contain both blue-green algae and red algae to take advantage of the extraordinary benefits of their pigments.

Phycobilins are useful to the organisms that use them for soaking up light energy. Both phycocyanin and phycoerythrin fluoresce at a particular wavelength. That is, when they are exposed to strong light, they absorb the light energy, and release it by emitting light of a very narrow range of wavelengths. These pigments chemically bond to antibodies and as such, have been found to prevent tumorogenesis.

Pigments in BAC

BAC is a whole food. The selection of algae in BAC make up for an extraordinary offering of pigments and their resulting health benefits.

“The thousands of vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals in whole foods act synergistically together to create a more powerful effect than the sum of their parts, producing a result which cannot be recreated by supplements.”
– Jeff Prince, Vice President for Education at the American Institute for Cancer

The green algae of BAC are rich in phycobilins and are one of the greatest sources of chlorophyll that contain high levels of magnesium for photosynthesis and calcium spirulan, well-known for its antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory benefits.

BAC’s red algae, hoematococcus and dunaliella, contain high levels of nature’s special pigments: carotenoids and phycobilins. BAC contains astaxanthin, beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, lutein, lycopene, xeaxanthin, quercitin, b cryptoxanthin and many other pigments that offer a powerful immunity and toxin shield against continuous pollution, toxins and stress. Hoemattoccocus in BAC is the greatest source of astaxanthin on Earth. Astaxanthin is a red pigment clinically proven to have hundreds of times more antioxidative power than vitamin E and vitamin C, and dozens of times more than that of beta carotene.

Chlorophyll in BAC – The Shepherd of Light

Because of its high chlorophyll content (higher then most foods), BAC is useful for treating health conditions that could benefit from the energizing, purification, renewal, and anti-inflammatory properties of chlorophyll. For example, control of energy-draining viruses and fungi such as candida-overgrowth, Epstein-Barr virus, chronic fatigue immune deficiency syndrome (CFIDS) and AIDS, is enhanced by the immune-enhancing and antiviral qualities of chlorophyll.

Many important natural substances are chelates. Chelates are composed of a central metal ion bonded to a large organic molecule comprised of carbon, hydrogen and other elements such as oxygen and nitrogen. One such chelate is chlorophyll: the green pigment of algae and plants. In chlorophyll the central ion is magnesium and the large organic molecule is a porphyrin. The porphyrin contains four nitrogen atoms that form bonds to magnesium in a square planar arrangement.

There are several kinds of chlorophyll, the most important being chlorophyll “a”. This molecule is what makes photosynthesis possible. It passes its energized electrons on to molecules that will manufacture sugars. All plants, algae, and cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) that photosynthesize contain chlorophyll “a”. A second kind of chlorophyll is chlorophyll “b”, which occurs only in green algae and plants. Green algae is the most diverse group of algae, with more than 7000 species growing in a variety of habitats.

BAC’s Chlorophyll for the Metabolism of Light / Energy

Energy is a vital force that we need for life. By liberating the sun’s forces from carbohydrates and lipids, we can get energy from light.
Through photosynthesis certain microalgae like cyanobacteria are able to transfer sunlight energy to molecular reaction centers for conversion 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, which are the bearers of light.

Chlorophyll is the shepherd of light energy. In the central atom of the chlorophyll molecule is magnesium, which is 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 Krebs (citric acid) cycle: the catabolic steps in which we disassemble sugars and fats.

In the Krebs cycle, which is a photosynthetic reaction, carbon dioxide is reduced by water, meaning that electrons are transferred from water to carbon dioxide. Chlorophyll assists in this transfer. When chlorophyll absorbs light energy, an electron in chlorophyll is excited from a lower energy state to a higher energy state. In this higher energy state, this electron is more readily transferred to another molecule. This starts a chain of electron-transfer steps, which ends with an electron transferred to carbon dioxide. Meanwhile, the chlorophyll that gave up an electron can accept an electron from another molecule. This is the end of a process that started with the removal of an electron from water.
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 have an almost identical molecular structure called pyrrole rings, and both substances are chemically known as porphyrin pigments.

The difference between them is that chlorophyll contains a magnesium ion at its core, while hemoglobin contains an iron molecule. 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. But perhaps the most interesting connection between green foods and blood is the similarity in the structures of the two colored pigments heme and chlorophyll.

Heme Molecule in Blood
Chlorophyll Molecule

 There are many reasons why cereal grass and other dark green plants can be considered “blood-building” foods. The vitamins and minerals in cereal grass are essential to the synthesis and function of the components of healthy blood.

The biological relationship between these two molecules, though studied for over 60 years, is still not completely clear. It does appear, however, that small amounts of the digestive products of chlorophyll may stimulate the synthesis of either heme or globin or both in animals and humans.

What’s so good about the chlorophyll in BAC?

The algae contained in BAC are the richest source of chlorophyll on Earth. BAC’s most visible pigments are chlorophyll. There is nothing more cleansing and detoxifying than chlorophyll and people who follow Western diets (high in processed foods and animal foods) are in desperate need of cleansing and detoxifying.

Chlorophyll releases ions when struck by the energy of sunlight. These free ions proceed to stimulate the biochemical reactions that form proteins, vitamins and sugars.

It is believed that if chlorophyll is ingested with sufficient iron, its magnesium can be displaced to yield a hemoglobin molecule. Experiments in Japan and Russia have demonstrated that algae have a marked positive effect on leukemia and anemia, possibly due to the conversion of chlorophyll into hemoglobin. Of course, the high nutrient density of spirulina alone, especially its blood-building vitamin B12, folic acid and amino acids, is also useful in treating cases of anemia.

Chlorophyll has other positive benefits for the body. It increases peristaltic action and thus relieves constipation and also normalizes the secretion of digestive acids. It also soothes inflammation and reduces excess pepsin secretion associated with gastric ulcers.

During World War II, the drying action of chlorophyll and its antiseptic qualities made it a common first-aid measure to prevent festering of wounds. In addition, chlorophyll soothes swelling and promotes granulation, the process that regenerates new tissue over injuries.

Chlorophyll appears to promote regeneration of damaged liver cells, and also increases circulation to all the organs by dilating blood vessels. In the heart, chlorophyll aids in transmission of nerve impulses that control contraction. The heart rate is slowed, yet each contraction is increased in power, thus improving the overall efficiency of cardiac work.

Another interesting point is that chlorophyll is known to help remove heavy metals from your body that have accumulated due to the ingestion of contaminated food products. Certain types of seafood are especially known to contain dangerous levels of heavy metals like mercury, but these contaminants are also found in animal products and even non-organic crops. If you have been eating refined foods, you undoubtedly have mercury, cadmium, arsenic, lead, PCBs and other contaminants in your body. The chlorophyll in BAC actually helps remove those heavy metals from your body, which can have seemingly miraculous benefits to your health.

Another common source for contaminants is mercury fillings used by dentists. They call them “silver fillings,” since they don’t want to openly admit they are still putting mercury — one of the most potent nerve toxins on the planet — into the mouths of patients. These mercury fillings emit a steady stream of mercury vapor that gets absorbed into your body. Frequently, small bits of these mercury fillings crack, break off, and are swallowed with your food. In this way, nearly all dental patients in America and other “civilized” countries are subjected to routine mercury poisoning at the hands of their dentists.

BAC can help protect you by escorting the mercury out of your body before it can do damage. If you take BAC before and after receiving dental work, you will help protect yourself from the toxic effects of mercury fillings. This is especially important if you decide to have your mercury fillings removed, as more and more people are doing. The very process of drilling them out results in a tidal wave of mercury exposure in your body. Consuming BAC offers considerable protection against the mercury bits you inevitably swallow during this procedure.

For example, many people undergo full-scale mercury filling removal, which requires several sessions in the chair. For this type of procedure we recommend using more BAC before and after each session. As a result, you will be much more protected from the ill effects of mercury removal.

Chlorophyll does much more than protect you from mercury, however. It is also a general detoxifier that supports liver function so that your body can do a better job of eliminating toxins from your system.

The Incredible Arsenal of Antioxidants in BAC

While the protein, mineral and vitamin value of Bio-Algae Concentrates is impressive, these minute organisms are also rich in pigments that are bio-chemically important to life. Without pigments, organisms could not synthesize many of the enzymes necessary for balancing metabolism.

Bio-Algae Concentrates contain a high level of enzymatic pigments and mixed carotenoids. In recent years, these pigments and carotenoids have received a tremendous amount of attention as potential anti-cancer and anti-aging compounds. Carotenoids are powerful antioxidants, protecting the cells of the body from damage caused by free radicals. Carotenoids, and specifically beta-carotene and alpha-carotene, are also believed to enhance the function of the immune system.

Carotenoids represent one of the most widespread groups of naturally occurring pigments. These compounds are largely responsible for the red, yellow, and orange color of fruits and vegetables, and are also found in many dark green vegetables. The most abundant carotenoids in the North American diet are beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, gamma-carotene, lycopene, lutein, beta-cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin, and astaxanthin.

True vitamin A is found in the pre-formed state only in animal sources, such as liver. This is the form of vitamin A sometimes associated with toxicity and overdose, since it is fat-soluble and is not readily excreted from the body.

Some substances in plant foods are not true vitamins, but provide the precursors from which the body can then synthesize the appropriate vitamins. The carotenoid compounds of Bio-Algae Concentrates are of this nature, since they are used to produce vitamin A.

In contrast to animal source vitamin A, the carotenoid complexes found in Bio-Algae Concentrates are converted to vitamin A only as it is needed, thus minimizing the dangers of toxicity. In nature, algae are a primary source of vitamin A precursors – it is from algae carotenoids that fish livers derive and concentrate vitamin A.

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.

Bio-Algae Concentrates contain several of these “pro vitamin A” compounds and especially some compounds like alpha-carotene known as “pro-pro vitamin A” for their capacity to not only traverse the cell membrane but to span across the cell membrane.

Bio-Algae Concentrates contain many of these yellow/orange pigments from which pro and pro-pro-vitamin A can be made :

  • Alpha-carotene
  • Beta-carotene
  • Phycocyanin
  • Xanthophylis
  • Cryptoxanthin
  • Echinenone
  • Zeaxanthin
  • Lutein
  • Licopene
  • Astaxanthin

These and several lesser pigments such as phycoerythrin, tetrapyrrole, phytonadione and the carotenoids 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. To illustrate my point I will discuss a few of these lesser pigments in the next pages.

BAC Contains High Levels of Astaxanthin, the King of the Carotenoids

Astaxanthin is a pigment of the carotenoid complex found in the microalgae Haematococcus pluvialis present in Bio-Algae Concentrates. It is an oxygenated pigment called a xanthophyll. Its unique molecular structure gives it a superior antioxidant capacity.

I will describe this extraordinary red pigment to illustrate the power of Bio-Algae Concentrates.

Astaxanthin is most effective against Lipoperoxidation in membrane models


Astaxanthin is 20 to 40 times more effective as an antioxidant than beta-carotene, up to 500 times more effective in inhibiting lipid peroxidation than Vitamin C, up 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, provides superior protection against UVA and UVB light-induced oxidative stress, is more stable in scavenging and quenching than beta-carotene, canthaxanthin and zeaxanthin, is highly potent in enhancing T1 and T2 helper cells and IgM and IgG (secondary immunity) production, is more effective than lycopene and lutein in enhancing liver microsome detoxification activity (enzymes that metabolize drugs), enhances the actions of Vitamins C and E in the body, and enhances the release of retinol (Vitamin A) from the liver when needed.

Those benefits described so far warrant astaxanthin’s nick name “the King of Carotenoids”, but there is more, read on.

There is a substantial body of literature including in vitro studies, preclinical studies and several human clinical trials that show that astaxanthin, with its unique molecular structure and resulting potent antioxidant activity, may be an effective therapeutic modality for a variety of conditions, including cardiovascular, immune, anti-inflammatory, and neurodegenerative disorders.

Independent of the Soviet studies, there have been numerous preclinical in vivo and in vitro studies and several human clinical trials to evaluate the efficacy of astaxanthin.

A double-blind, placebo-controlled study demonstrated that astaxanthin was found to significantly increase strength and endurance. Another clinical study shows that Astaxanthin alleviates symptoms in patients with Helicobacter pylori (pre-ulcer indigestion). A third clinical study demonstrated bioavailability in humans. Additional human clinical studies are in progress.

Astaxanthin has been shown to inhibit lipid peroxidation at the cell level, thus protecting the cell membrane and the mitochondrial membrane within the cell. It is able to cross the blood-brain barrier which makes it available to the eye, brain and central nervous system to alleviate oxidative stress that contributes to ocular and neurodegenerative diseases such as glaucoma and Alzheimer’s. Astaxanthin has also been shown to provide significantly more antioxidant capacity than other carotenoids and antioxidants, such as beta-carotene and Vitamin E.

Astaxanthin entraps free radicals by adding them to its long, double-bonded chain.

Chemical Structure of Astaxanthin (free form)

Rather than donating an electron, astaxanthin stabilizes the cell membrane like a bridge, in that its polar end groups span the cell membrane thus increasing its rigidity and mechanical strength. This allows astaxanthin to neutralize singlet and triplet oxygen generated by UVA and UVB radiation and other sources, to bind to lipoprotein, an efficient transport vehicle, making it more bioavailable, and to increase immune system function, including heightened production of antibody-secreting cells and Interleukin 2 and suppression of Interferon-gamma.

Astaxanthin spans the cell membrane bilayer

Newer studies have shown that astaxanthin inhibits reactive oxygen species that cause inflammation, enhances the antioxidant actions of Vitamin E and Vitamin C, and encourages the release of Vitamin A from the liver when needed.
Astaxanthin has 500-1000 times the antioxidant capacity of Vitamin E and 40 times the antioxidant capacity of beta-carotene. Many laboratory studies also indicate Astaxanthin works better than lutein, lycopene and tocotrienols.

Following ingestion, astaxanthin is absorbed by the duodenal mucosa and transported to the liver where it binds with a lipoprotein for transport through the body and to the cell site. Because it is oxygenated, a xanthophyll has greater antioxidant capacity than many other carotenoids.

Within the xanthophylls, the astaxanthin molecule contains the longest conjugated, double-bond polyene chain along with both hydroxy and carbonyl groups at each end. This configuration supports the greatest antioxidant capacity, peroxyl radical chain-breaking abilities, the incorporation of free radicals into its polyene chain thereby more effectively trapping them, and the enhancement of Vitamin C as an antioxidant.

While other carotenoids and antioxidants may perform one or two of these functions, astaxanthin does them all and, in most cases, does them better. In addition to entrapping free radicals, astaxanthin also de-charges singlet and triplet oxygen and inhibits reactive oxygen, giving its anti-inflammatory properties.


With its unique chemical structure as a carotenoid with superior positioning and orientation in the cell membrane, astaxanthin has been shown to be:

  • 550 times stronger than Vitamin E (α-tocopherol)
  • 40 times stronger than Beta-Carotene
  • 17 times more potent than Grape Seed Extracts
  • Potent antiperoxidative membrance activity
  • Inhibits NF-κB inflammatory gene expression
  • Suppresses DNA damage (8-OHdG)

(Natural Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Beta-Carotene, Lycopene, Lutein)

  • Excellent Prevention of Lipid Peroxidation
  • Strongest Free Radical Scavenger
  • Immune Response Enhancer
  • Effective Anti-Inflammatory


  • Astaxanthin when combined with Lycopene shows significantly stronger oxidation resistance than when lycopene, lutein, or astaxanthin are taken alone
  • Various increases in antioxidant power are shown in combination with lipoic acid, resveratrol, ergothioneine, ascorbic acid, ginseng, garlic, ginko biloba
  • Tests results show better antioxidant protection in combination with tocotrienols


Astaxanthin has been classified as a “Pure Anti-oxidant” unlike certain other carotenoids such as β-carotene, lutein and lycopene that may show “Pro-oxidative” characteristics under certain conditions. This causes carotenoids to become a free radical that is capable of attacking the cells and constituents. Air pollution, exposure to ultraviolet light, radiation and smoking are also examples of pro-oxidants.
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  • Spans the cell membrane bilayer (fat/ fat) because of its polar end groups near the fat/water surface where free radical attacks first occur
  • Attaches to a lipoprotein to travel in the bloodstream for improved bioavailability and enabling it to cross the blood- brain barrier (lipid transport mediated)
  • Inhibits the destruction of the fatty acids and proteins in cell membranes and mitochondrial membranes in cells caused by peroxidation of fats
  • Stabilizes free radicals by adding them to its structure (long double- bond chain) rather than donating an atom or electron
  • More resistant to the chain reaction that can occur when a fatty acid is oxidized, thus allowing it to scavenge or quench longer than an antioxidant that cannot stop this chain reaction
  • Neutralizes singlet and triplet oxygen by de-charging them
  • Traps more types of free radicals (alkoxyl, hydroxyl, peroxyl, singlet and triplet oxygen) than any other antioxidant
  • Spans the cell membrane bilayer with its polar end groups increasing cell membrane flexibility and mechanical strength (improved membrane function)
  • Anti-inflammatory capabilities: Inhibits reactive oxygen species that cause inflammation to the cells
  • Transports alkoxyl radicals along its long chain to the fat/water interface, where a hydrophilic antioxidant such as Vitamin C can scavenge them
  • Enhances gap-junctional communication and xenobiotic metabolizing enzyme activity
  • Promotes secondary immune responses against pathogens and transformed cells
  • Augments tumor immunity


  • Increase strength and endurance (2.8 times greater increase over baseline versus placebo in human study)*
  • Alleviate symptoms in patients with H. pylori (pre-ulcer indigestion)*
  • Protect cell and mitochondrial membranes from oxidative damage, thus protecting the cell from oxidative damage**
  • Boost the immune system by increasing the number of antibody-producing cells**
  • Prevent the initiation of cancer cells in the tongue, oral cavity, large bowel, bladder, uterus, and breasts**
  • Inhibit lipid peroxidation that causes plaque formation, thus reducing risk of cardiovascular disease**
  • Alleviate oxidative stress, thus more easily crossing the blood brain barrier.**
  • Assist in the support of neurodegenerative conditions such as AMD, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS**
  • Protect the eyes and skin from UVA and UVB damage by quenching singlet and triplet oxygen**
  • Reduce the number of new and abnormal cells in the liver**

* Confirmed in human clinical study
** Confirmed in preclinical studies
Preclinical studies demonstrate that astaxanthin is safe, with no known side effects: On August 11, 1987, Roche Vitamins and Fine Chemicals (a division of Hoffman- La Roche, Inc.) submitted a petition to FDA concerning approval of synthetic astaxanthin as a feed additive for pigmentation in Salmonid fish. These studies were done to evaluate toxicity, mutagenicity, teratology and embryotoxicity, reproductive performance and tolerance.

  • The studies were performed on rats, rabbits and dogs
  • No observable anomalies in any study could be attributed to astaxanthin dose.
  • It was concluded that the doses of astaxanthin tested had no effect on toxicity, mutagenicity, teratology, embryotoxicity, reproductive performance or tolerance.
  • The entire petition is on file at La Haye Laboratories, Inc., consisting of seven volumes.
  • It is also concluded that a natural astaxanthin should be safer than a synthetic version.



Phycocyanin in BAC Enhances the Immune System

One unusual phytonutrient in blue-green algae such as spirulina is the natural blue protein pigment called phycocyanin. This is the pigment that gives blue-green algae its blue color. It may be found in concentrations as high as 7 percent in certain blue-green algae, as compared to 1 percent chlorophyll content most commonly found. Phycocyanin is related to the human pigment bilirubin, which is important to healthy liver function and digestion of amino acids.

Part of the global effort to identify natural substances with an immune system boosting or anti-cancer effect focuses on algae because of its important quantity of phycocyanin.

In one Japanese study, phycocyanin was given orally to mice with liver cancer. The survival rate of the treatment group was significantly higher than the control group not given phycocyanin. After five weeks, 90% of the phycocyanin group survived, but only 25% of the control group survived. After eight weeks, 25% of the phycocyanin group still survived, yet none of the control group was alive. This suggests that eating phycocyanin may increase the survival rate of cancer stricken organisms. In another study, after two weeks of being administered phycocyanin, the white blood cell count (lymphocyte activity) of the phycocyanin group was higher than the control group and higher than or equal to a normal group without cancer. This suggests phycocyanin raises lymphocyte activity.1

The lymph system’s general function is to maintain the health of other body organs and protect against cancer, ulcers, bleeding piles and other diseases. These results suggest phycocyanin acts not by a limited attack on local cancer, but by strengthening the body’s resistance through the lymph system. Phycocyanin may be active in preventing a host of degenerative organ diseases by increasing immunity.

Chinese scientists documented that phycocyanin stimulates hematopoesis (creation of blood), emulating the hormone erythropoetin (EPO). EPO is produced by healthy kidneys and regulates bone marrow stem cell production of red blood cells. They claimed that phycocyanin regulates white blood cell production, even when bone marrow stem cells are damaged by toxic chemicals or radiation.2

The algae present in Bio-Algae Concentrates have a high and naturally occurring phycocyanin content. This means that with a regular intake of BAC, you would not need to consume an isolated supplement to get this essential and rare phytonutrient.


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  • Zhang Cheng-Wu, et. al. Effects of polysaccharide and phycocyanin from spirulina on peripheral blood and hematopoietic system of bone marrow in mice. Second Asia-Pacific Conf. Ibid, April, 1994.

Porphyrin in BAC Supports Healthy Red Blood Cells

Porphyrin as found in BAC, is a member of a class of water-soluble, nitrogenous biological pigments (biochromes), derivatives of which include the hemoproteins (porphyrins combined with metals and protein). Examples of hemoproteins are the green, photosynthetic chlorophylls of higher plants; the hemoglobins in the blood of many animals; the cytochromes, enzymes that occur in minute quantities in most cells and are involved in oxidative processes; and catalase, also a widely distributed enzyme that accelerates the breakdown of hydrogen peroxide.

Porphyrins have complex cyclic structures. All porphyrin compounds absorb light intensely at or close to 410 nanometres. Structurally, porphyrin consists of four pyrrole rings (five-membered closed structures containing one nitrogen and four carbon atoms) linked to each other by methine groups (−CH=). The iron atom is kept in the centre of the porphyrin ring by interaction with the four nitrogen atoms. The iron atom can combine with two other substituents; in oxyhemoglobin, one substituent is a histidine of the protein carrier, and the other is an oxygen molecule. In some heme proteins, the protein is also bound covalently to the side chains of porphyrin.

Green chromoproteins called biliproteins are found in many insects, such as grasshoppers, and also in the eggshells of many birds. The biliproteins are derived from the bile pigment biliverdin, which in turn is formed from porphyrin; biliverdin contains four pyrrole rings and three of the four methine groups of porphyrin. Large amounts of biliproteins, the molecular weights of which are about 270,000, have been found in red and blue-green algae; the red protein is called phycoerythrin, the blue one phycocyanobilin. Phycocyanobilin consists of eight subunits with a molecular weight of 28,000 each; about 89 percent of the molecule is protein with a large amount of carbohydrate.

Evidence indicates that, in various animals, certain porphyrins may be involved in activating hormones from the pituitary gland of the brain, including those concerned with the period of sexual heat in certain female animals. Porphyrins in the integument (skin) of some mollusks and cnidarians are regarded as being photosensitive receptors of light.

Related to this structure is the polypyrrole molecule of B12 also found in BAC, which is essential to the formation of healthy red blood cells.

The Fats, Sugars, Salts and Calories of BAC

It is probably hard to imagine that a concentrated source of nutrients such as Bio-Algae Concentrates is not also loaded with fats, starches and calories. Amazingly, its lipid content is very low, and most of it is in the form of essential fatty acids that promote cholesterol normalization.

Bio-Algae Concentrates contain very little starch or sugar. What carbohydrates it supplies, roughly 5 to 10 percent, are primarily in the form of rhamnose, glycogen and other polysaccharides. These polysaccharides are easily absorbed by human cells with minimal intervention by insulin. Hence, these sugars provide speedy energy without taxing the pancreas or precipitating hypoglycemia. In fact, sugar levels are frequently better after consuming Bio-Algae Concentrates.

From a caloric standpoint, Bio-Algae Concentrates are extremely economical. There are only approximately 2 to 3 calories per gram of protein obtained from Bio-Algae Concentrates. You would have to consume about 65 calories of beef to obtain the same amount of protein.

Differences Between BAC and Other Algae

Bio-Algae Concentrates are made up of four distinct types of algae, each selected for its unique nutritional profile. Although it is possible to find each algae in its individual form, BAC is a specially crafted and synergistic blend of the four. I strongly recommend using Bio-Algae Concentrates as a whole and not eating its algae separately.

Over 20 years and more then 20,000 person years of research have been devoted to achieving the characteristics that make Bio-Algae Concentrates a nearly “magic” food: Completeness, Balance and Synergy.

So here are some of the differences between Bio-Algae Concentrates and other algae products:


  • Over 5,000 known nutrients, thousands more than in any single algae.
  • A complete amino acid makeup: all known essential plus 12 non essential amino acids.
  • All known macro and micro minerals and all known essential and non essential minerals. Additionally, certain rare trace elements that are only available in certain volcanic regions of the world.
  • Over 4,000 algae enzymes. The largest amount known in any combination of natural whole food. Spirulina taken alone, for example, may contain only 2,000.
  • The largest amount of naturally occurring mixed carotenoids: the solution to preventing cancer as recommended by the American Cancer Society.

And many more not listed here…


  • For a food to be bioavailable there are bio-chemical co-dependency requirements. Why do you think that you are told to take certain vitamins with a meal? It took the research team several years to discover that spirulina alone was not fully bioavailable. This is because by itself, spirulina is too low in zinc and vitamin C to be able to fully deliver its trace elements and other nutrients.
  • Bio-Algae Concentrates contains high level of phytonutrients! Taken alone, spirulina (like chlorella and blue-green algae) is too low in antioxidant factor (ORAC) and too large in protein content (65%) to make a truly perfect and “magic” food. These algae contain too much “green pigment” nutrients and not enough of the “red pigment” phytonutrients like beta carotene, alpha carotene, licopene, lutein, etc.

The interaction of two or more agents so that their combined effect is greater than the sum of their individual effects. For example: the effect of lycopene in combination with vitamin E is greater than that of lycopene alone plus that of vitamin E alone.

  • The previous characteristics of completeness, availability of required co-dependent nutrients, balance, timing, etc. all contribute to Optimum Synergy in Bio-Algae Concentrates.
  • When consumed and subjected to the enzymatic breakdown process of digestion, 5,000 bioavailable nutrients found in Bio-Algae Concentrates easily explode into 50,000 sub nutrients that are distributed throughout the 100 trillion cells of our body. This is called Optimum Cellular Nutrition.

Refers to the availability of a nutrient to the body. Nutrients that are bioavailable are absorbed by the organism, digested and distributed to the various parts of the body where they are required to support good health.

  • The protein in Bio-Algae Concentrates is rated 95% NPU (Net Protein Utilization)
  • Calcium spirulan found in the Chlorophyll of Bio-Algae Concentrates has a 90% NCU (Net Calcium Utilization)
  • Within twenty minutes of consuming Bio-Algae Concentrates, people and tests report digestive ease, blood sugar stabilization, cell count normalization, etc.

As you can see, Bio-Algae Concentrates offer a vast range of nutraceutical advantages over other simpler algae. The health benefits and the strengths of each algae in Bio-Algae Concentrates overlap. That is why I recommend Bio-Algae Concentrates over single algae.

If you are suffering from a particular health condition, you should increase your consumption of Bio-Algae Concentrates as best suited for that condition. When it comes to serious health conditions, it is always best to consult your healthcare professional. Some health conditions are discussed in more detail in the following pages. Recommended dosages of Bio-Algae Concentrates are also covered in more detail in the ‘How to Take Bio-Algae Concentrates’ section.

Now we will take a look at the use of Bio-Algae Concentrates for specific health conditions and dietary patterns.

BAC for People on a Low-Carb Diet

As hinted earlier, high-protein (low-carb) dieters have a special need for Bio-Algae Concentrates. This is primarily due to the fact that the way most people follow low-carb diets is nutritionally imbalanced (low-carb dieting in theory is not imbalanced, but the way most people follow it certainly is). Most followers of low-carb diets lack sufficient intake of specific vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals necessary for optimum human health.

The vast majority of low-carb dieters are deficient in calcium, magnesium and zinc, for example. Bio-Algae Concentrates offer naturally balanced minerals that help bring a low-carb diet back into the proper mineral ratios.

Low-carb diets also tend to be highly acidic, thanks to the heavy reliance on acidic foods like animal proteins and even diet soft drinks. These acidic foods are effectively countered by the alkaline nature of Bio-Algae Concentrates. In other words, these micro-algae help support the healthy pH balance of the body, which protects against loss of bone mass while giving the kidneys a much-needed rest.

High-protein diets are typically lacking in the B vitamins as well. Micro-algae supply all the B vitamins, bringing the body back into balance with this all-important category of nutrition. The B vitamins are critical for proper immune system function, hormone balance, brain function, and literally thousands of biochemical processes that support the body.

Essentially, micro-algae help correct virtually every nutritional deficiency brought on by high-protein / low-carb diets. People pursuing high-protein diets need to seriously assess their intake of vital nutrients and, very likely, supplement with Bio-Algae Concentrates.

I tend to be a high-protein / low-carb dieter myself. I consume large quantities of proteins and fiber-rich foods during the day (like broccoli and other vegetables) but I also know that these foods, as healthy as they are, cannot supply the nutrient density of micro-algae, so I supplement with Bio-Algae Concentrates.

Also, unlike most high-protein dieters, I choose not to consume large quantities of animal meat or dairy products. I do eat a considerable quantity of eggs, but very little meat. Instead, I rely on Bio-Algae Concentrates for my dietary protein. (And I have put on pounds of lean body mass by doing so, so do not let anyone tell you that you cannot build muscle by eating plants.)

High-protein diets have been (and sometimes still are) considered a cure for hypoglycemia, because protein digests slowly, supplies energy gradually, and does not trigger excess insulin production. But a high-protein diet causes other serious problems, as we have seen earlier in the Protein and Vitamin B and Calcium chapters. The high-protein foods that seem to work best over time are the chlorophyll-rich types recommended in diabetes—spirulina, wild blue-green, and cereal-grass products.

– Healing With Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford

BAC for Dieting and Weight Loss

In various clinical studies, micro-algae have been shown to be remarkably effective for weight loss. There are primarily two documented factors for this: the correction of nutritional deficiencies and the addition of GLA to the diet. Let me quote one study next.

Researchers in Germany used fifteen human volunteers to test the appetite reducing effect of spirulina. Obese outpatients who were following a weight reduction diet took spirulina tablets before each meal three times a day for four weeks. In this double blind crossover study against a placebo, about 6 tablets three times a day over four weeks showed a small but statistically significant reduction of body weight. There was also a significant drop in serum cholesterol levels. 1

But let me add some other important factors next.

The restoration of weight metabolism as regulated by the master glands

It is important to note that obesity is not only caused by over-consumption of calories, but more importantly, it is also caused by of the gradual breakdown and resulting dysfunctional endocrine system. This results in excess secretion of insulin, subsequently creating intense cravings for refined foods. That is why people become overweight even when they do not want to: the cravings are simply too strong to ignore.

By supplying the body with the nutrients it needs, however, those cravings can be dramatically reduced and the endocrine system can be brought back into a state of balance. These nutrients are best provided by Bio-Algae Concentrates. That is how these superfoods help people lose weight.

Of course, true weight loss will not happen by simply consuming these superfoods: they only create the proper environment for weight loss. The person must still alter their diet by removing refined foods, hydrogenated oils, sugars, and other weight-promoting substances. Without that step, the weight will never come off. Just as importantly, a person who does not take up the habit of regular physical exercise will rarely lose body fat, no matter what their diet is.

The second factor that supports weight loss is the presence of GLA in spirulina.

This essential fatty acid helps regulate blood sugar and control insulin, which naturally leads to reduced carbohydrate binding, and spirulina is the richest natural source of GLA on planet Earth. There is simply no better way to get GLA than to make spirulina part of your daily diet.

The third and most important factor of Bio-Algae Concentrates that will help with weight loss is the gradual restoration of the endocrine system balance which includes weight metabolism.

When the hypothalamus (the central master gland which governs all other glands) is nutritionally satisfied it will command via pHGH (precursor human growth hormones) the pituitary which in turn will direct the para-thyroid which will direct the thyroid and so forth down to the liver for a full spectrum natural weight metabolism.

Clearly, rather then using diet pills or aggressive diets that simply further disturb endocrine balance, Bio-Algae Concentrates should be supplemented as part of the nutritional approach to any weight loss effort. BAC can greatly reduce cravings, provide much-needed nutrition to the body and serve as an outstanding source for obesity-busting substances like GLA. But they cannot get up and do your exercises for you!


  1. Becker, E.W. et al. Clinical and biochemical evaluations of the alga spirulina with regard to its application in the treatment of obesity. Inst. Chem. Pfanzenphysiologie. Nutrition Reports Int’l, April 1986, Vol. 33, No 4, 565.

BAC for Vitality and Intestinal Health

Bio-Algae Concentrates have been shown to be quite effective for people suffering from leukemia, anemia (blood deficiencies), poor spleen function, weak digestive absorption, chronic fatigue, and other similar “lack of vitality” disorders.

If you or someone you know is anemic, has low blood pressure, suffers from dizziness, or shows obvious signs of lack of vitality (such as having infrequent bowel movements), then Bio-Algae Concentrates is something that I strongly recommend. Within a short period of time, most people find that it builds vitality, improves digestion, enhances energy, improves mental clarity, and basically helps people regain their youthful energy and start rebuilding the strength of organs and tissues.

Bio-Algae Concentrates for intestinal health

The subject of intestinal health deserves an entire book. The vast majority of people on the Western diet (high in refined foods, low in fiber, low in natural vitamins, high in animal protein, high in dairy products, high in sugars) suffer from dismal bowel function. Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn’s Disease, constipation, frequent diarrhea – these are all obvious symptoms of dietary imbalances. There is nothing wrong with your colon! It is the food you are eating that causes these effects.

Bio-Algae Concentrates offer considerable help in the area of intestinal health, and perhaps not in the ways you might suspect. What they do best is support healthy intestinal flora – the “friendly” bacteria in your digestive tract that protect you from disease and aid in digestion. This ability is thought to be provided in part by mucopolysaccharides in the spirulina and the other algae in BAC:

I have seen what Bio-Algae Concentrates can do in many people I have worked with. One person who suffered from chronic constipation (one bowel movement every three days, if you can believe that!) rapidly improved until she was having one every day. This was due to Bio-Algae Concentrates only, with no other dietary changes. Another man following surgery for colon cancer began to have two to three bowel movements every day, after having been constipated for years.

People with Crohn’s Disease, diarrhea or IBS, however, should be careful when starting Bio-Algae Concentrates, since it can actually promote diarrhea in some people. In these cases, start slowly at first, and then increase gradually.

Bio-Algae Concentrates are rich in many phytochemicals, some of which have been identified but many of which are still unknown. Many groups of nutritional elements referred to as bioflavanoids and other factors are believed to be compounds that give it its health-promoting ability. Bio-Algae Concentrates stimulate the growth of friendly bacteria, which in turn has the probiotic effect of strengthening gut flora and resisting disease.

BAC for Nervous System Disorders

The phytonutrients and nutrients in Bio-Algae Concentrates are most useful for improving growth patterns in children, maintaining health in old age, healing injuries, and initiating growth, repair and regeneration where it has been stunted from disease or degeneration, including Alzheimer’s disease, sciatica, palsy, seizures, multiple sclerosis, nervousness, and other nerve disorders.

One of the most remarkable healing properties clinically recorded for Bio-Algae Concentrates is its ability to significantly increase the body’s capacity to repair nerve tissues throughout the body. People suffering from degenerative nerve disorders typically report positive results from using Bio-Algae Concentrates. This is because nutrients in Bio-Algae Concentrates so efficiently reach the cells of the brain master glands, which in turn activates innate healing ability to grow and repair nerve tissue.

It is unfortunate that more research is not available in this area, because I think this represents an exciting and promising area of nutritional research. If the phytochemicals found in these billion-year-old plants can actually help human beings repair nerve tissue, what extraordinary uses might they be put towards? Could they help people with spinal cord injuries? Could they help stroke victims? Could they actually prevent Alzheimer’s Disease in patients who are high risk?

Unfortunately, these questions have not been addressed by mainstream researchers and since nobody can patent Bio-Algae Concentrates, it is unlikely that any drug company is interested in sponsoring the necessary research to answer these questions. After all, consumers can buy algae anywhere and even grow them given significant effort. Drug companies have no way to control the market and, therefore, no way to profit from Bio-Algae Concentrates.

For now, the best evidence we can go on is anecdotal evidence and a growing number of case studies, which is actually quite substantial. BAC may hold tremendous promise in treating autism, ADD/HD and the mental disorders now ravaging modern society:

In the developed countries where nutrient starvation takes place as a result of excessive refined food, intoxicants, and a glut of animal products, micro-algae (such as those found in Bio-Algae Concentrates), used in conjunction with unrefined vegetable foods, are proving helpful in healing the many prevalent disorders of the nerves and brain.
– Healing With Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford

BAC for Suppressing Appetite and Reducing Cravings

Bio-Algae Concentrates are known to satisfy many nutritional deficiencies. As soon as people start consuming them they start to notice a reduction in cravings for carbohydrates and sweets.

I have engaged in hundreds of hours of nutritional research over the years. Here is my educated guess at the factors at work here:

Magnesium content: These micro-algae contain high levels of magnesium and other minerals that are frequently deficient in modern diets. Magnesium deficiency is known to produce intense cravings, especially for chocolate sweets (which contain magnesium). By eating micro-algae, the body is supplied with magnesium, and so the cry of “feed me magnesium” is silenced.

Protein content: The protein content of these micro-algae (especially spirulina) provides for steady levels of blood sugar that counteract any tendency for a hypoglycemic response, which would of course induce severe cravings for sweets. In other words, the high quality protein in these superfoods blocks the hypoglycemic appetite response.

Fatty acid content: The healthy fatty acids found in these micro-algae promote steady blood sugar levels through their slow digestion as with any good fatty acid. GLA, for example, helps regulate the insulin response of the pancreas, and therefore eliminates the primary cause of sugar cravings even before they can occur!

Vitamins: Some part of the cravings experienced by people consuming a modern “Western” diet are due, I believe, to deficiencies in the B vitamins. Without adequate supplies of these vitamins in their natural form, the body’s hormonal signals get distorted, and the body orders the person to keep eating. What the body really craves, most likely, is adequate nutrition, not empty calories. Once this nutrition is supplied by the micro-algae, the body’s hunger signals quiet down.

If you begin to supplement with these micro-algae, the appetite suppressing effects of Bio-Algae Concentrates will take very little time to be noticed. You can sometimes expect to take Bio-Algae Concentrates for one day and suddenly notice a reduction of your cravings. Now that is not a permanent and stable situation. It is a taste for what is to come. It may take weeks or months for your body to adapt and adjust to your new nutritional habits. Hormonal changes, especially, take considerable time, since your body is probably in “the habit” of releasing excess insulin in response to the refined foods you have been consuming.

And this brings up another point: a few grams of Bio-Algae Concentrates cannot counteract hundreds of grams of white flour, corn syrup, soft drinks, cookies and bread. While micro-algae can certainly help, the fact is that you probably will not eliminate your intense carbohydrate cravings until you manage to remove those carbohydrates from your diet in the first place. Bio-Algae Concentrates will help you make that decision, but they cannot override a tidal wave of poor nutritional choices.

BAC for Enhancing Brain Function

An interesting study published in 1995 (Author: Sevulla) reported an 81% improvement in the academic scores of children who took one gram of spirulina algae daily for six months.

I am not aware of other studies examining the link between micro-algae and intellectual function, but this study alone is interesting enough to warrant a closer look. An 81% improvement is dramatic, to say the least. And the dosage of spirulina used — a mere one gram — which is only 1/10th the recommended standard dosage is remarkable. What results could be achieve with Bio-Algae Concentrates? We have many testimonials from parents and teachers of children that tell of positive academic and behavioral changes after they begin consuming BAC. I will discuss the likely causes for these results below. Later on in this book, I will also discuss how BAC can benefit children and adults affected with autism or ADD/HD.

Anecdotal results abound from people that feel more focused and have better clarity of mind after using Bio-Algae Concentrates. Many share with us that they find their short term memory has improved, they remember telephone numbers, recall their dreams, etc. These results are very likely due to the presence of several nutrients and phytonutrients in BAC that have close affinities with the brain. Orthomolecular medicine has shown that there is a clear connection between nutrients, brain function, mood and even mental disease. Several nutrient deficiencies are linked to depression and mental disorders such as autism and ADD/HD.

Many micro and macro minerals and vitamins such as pro-vitamin A and the B complex are required daily in order for the brain to function optimally. To some extent, all of us have nutrients deficiencies as some nutrients are not easily obtained from our diets or delivered to the brain due to poor assimilation.

Bio-Algae Concentrates contain all known required nutrients and phytonutrients. In addition, large clinical and industrial trials with animals and human and shown that these nutrients are extremely bioavailable as they occur in BAC. These characteristics set it up to be an incredible brain food. Of the many phytonutrients contained in BAC, let’s take a look at two that have been linked to brain function: Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA) and phycocyanin (a blue pigment).

Phycocyanin is known to enhance the performance of the brain and nervous system. However, it is difficult to obtain from an average diet since the presence of this pigment in plants and food is extremely rare:

Important to note in the area of prevention, spirulina is richly supplied with the blue pigment phycocyanin, a biliprotein which has been shown to inhibit cancer-colony formation. Predominant blue pigmentation in food is rare. The chemical reality of spirulina’s blue color is demonstrated by its effect in the brain. Here phycocyanin helps draw together amino acids for neurotransmitter formation, which increases mental capacity.
– Healing With Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford

The GLA content of food is another important factor to brain nutrition. As I mentioned previously, the human brain is around 80% fat. Nerve tissues in the brain need “healthy” fats in order to function properly, and GLA is one of the healthiest fats you can consume. Human breast milk contains high quantities of GLA. In fact, breast milk is the number one source of GLA on the planet and spirulina algae is number two.

Breast milk contains GLA because human infants need to quickly build brain mass in order to boost their chances of survival. A bigger, better brain allows a child to more quickly comprehend language, social interactions, environmental cues, interpret sensory input and so on. So mother’s milk provides precisely the nutrients needed by infants to help them survive.

Cow’s milk, on the other hand, is designed to help baby cows survive. That has a lot less to do with brain function and a lot more to do with helping grow a baby cow to several hundred pounds and enabling it to run more quickly. Cow’s milk, not surprisingly, has virtually no GLA. Baby cow brains simply are not as important to their survival as the brains of human infants.

That is also one reason why cow’s milk is a terrible nutritional choice for humans. Cow’s milk is the perfect food for baby cows, but a gross mismatch for the nutritional needs of baby humans. Even worse is the fact that adult human beings consume the mother’s milk of another species. This is a truly unique and even bizzare habit. No other mammal on Earth consumes the milk of other species and every mammal manages to wean itself off milk entirely except humans. When I see adult humans drinking cow’s milk, I always wonder why they are drinking baby food.

Back on the topic of brain food, the phycocyanin content of Bio-Algae Concentrates combined with its GLA content (the good fats that heal) provide a compelling reason to consume these micro-algae. The GLA provides your brain and nervous system with the nutrients it needs to be healthy, while the phycocyanin inhibits tumorigenesis and increases brain functionality. It is a powerful combination and it is one reason I recommend that people consume Bio-Algae Concentrates every day of their life.

BAC for Proper pH Balance

Most Americans consume diets that are far too acidic. Nearly all refined foods – made with sugars, white flour, and other unwholesome ingredients – are acidic in nature. Soft drinks and most processed fruit drinks are especially acidic. These acidic foods, when routinely ingested, create a pH imbalance in the human body.

pH balance is critical for human health and the pH of your blood must be kept at a precise level (around 7.2 on the pH scale). Consuming highly acidic foods and beverages causes an imbalance in the pH of the body. The body responds by countering the acidity with behavioral and biochemical strategies that eliminate these excess acids. There is a cost to all this, however, as you will see below.

One such strategy for countering excess dietary acids is to increase respiration, since carbon dioxide is acidic and oxygen is alkaline. By breathing in more oxygen and exhaling more carbon dioxide, the body works to regulate its own pH. This is exactly why diabetics with high blood sugar frequently hyperventilate: their blood is too acidic and their bodies are simply trying to get back to the proper pH balance.

Another strategy pursued by the body is to pull alkaline minerals out of the bones, which are great stores of calcium and other alkaline minerals, and use those minerals to counter the acidic foods and beverages that have been consumed. This is why the consumption of soft drinks is well known to cause the depletion of minerals from the body’s bones, which can result in loss of bone mass density and the onset of osteoporosis. The more soft drinks you consume, the weaker your bones get.

Micro-algae offer a convenient solution to the pH problems of most diets. Bio-Algae Concentrates are alkaline, which means they counter acidic foods and help raise the pH level towards the alkaline side of the scale. This, in turn, promotes increased bone mass (since your body does not have to sacrifice calcium to balance its pH), and vastly improved metabolic functions. Consuming more alkaline foods has been strongly linked with improved immune system function, mental function, kidney function and higher levels of energy, among other important benefits.

High-protein / low-carb diets are also known to be highly acidic, since meat is squarely on the acidic scale. That is why some of the weight loss on a nutritionally poor low-carb diet actually results from loss of bone mass, not body fat! By replacing some meat with protein from spirulina, low-carb dieters can improve their overall pH balance while still getting their protein (and from a more nutritionally sound source, too).

Bio-Algae Concentrates can be used as a pH balancing food. Of course, your best results will come when you add this superfood to your diet and avoid consuming acidic foods and beverages like soft drinks.

BAC for Assisting the Body in Preventing Cancer

Some micro-algae have very favorable nutritional profiles for preventing cancer and successful immune therapies. Spirulina, chlorella, and wild blue-green are all known to provide cellular protection because of the presence of exceptional amounts of beta carotene (provitamin A) and chlorophyll. Spirulina, the algae to emphasize in those with the greatest deficiency, stimulates immunity in the treatment of all degenerative diseases has been proven to increase killer T cells that combat cancer cells. Spirulina is rich in phycocyanin, a pigment with anti-cancer properties. Spirulina is also the highest plant source of gamma-linoleic acid (GLA), a fatty acid which strengthens immunity and inhibits excessive cell division.
– Healing With Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford

As you can see from the quote above, the anti-cancer properties of the algae contained in BAC are rather remarkable. Of the few key phytochemicals that have been identified in these micro-algae, their known anti-cancer properties are nothing less than astonishing. And yet this food probably works on many other levels to combat cancer, going far beyond the handful of phytochemicals that have been identified. Remember: BAC contains thousands of phytochemicals, and very few of those have been identified or clinically tested.

Overall, however, micro-algae have been subjected to a fair amount of anti-cancer testing. The results of those tests have earned spirulina a rather impressive reputation.

Hundreds of studies have shown it to exhibit truly miraculous anti-cancer effects. At risk of wearing out this metaphor, I have to say that if the pharmaceutical companies had a name-brand drug that demonstrated the same effects as plain spirulina, it would be heralded as a “cure for cancer” and would undoubtedly receive an endless parade of positive press on all the news networks. When it comes to cancer, imagine what BAC can do.

Bone marrow cancer

I was diagnosed with Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulineniea or cancer of the bone marrow. In February 2003, after receiving four treatments of antibodies and one blood transfusion, I took MGN3 for a while and my condition did not improve. In January of 2004 I started taking BAC F3 and after only one month, my hemoglobin went up ten points. I felt a new surge of energy and wellbeing I had not felt in years. By July 2004, my oncologist declared I was in remission. BAC was my miracle pill. It is indeed a fabulous cellular food! For you to have discovered this formula denotes a very loving, caring person, on the road to help mankind stay alive and well. God bless you and your family. Sincere and grateful thanks.

Cecile Jalbert, Montreal, Canada
February 2, 2006


Last month, I visited my oncologist for a control exam. He declared my blood “perfect”. Since January 2004, I have only used BAC in my regiment. Thank you Dr. Kiriac for your magnificnet research that has saved my life.

Cecile Jalbert, Montreal, Canada
July 26, 2006

I’m able to LIVE WELL with stage IV breast cancer

Bless you for The Magic! BAC is a major part of my health and wellness regimen, and one of the main reasons I’m able to LIVE WELL with stage IV cancer despite weekly chemotherapy. Many people tell me that I don’t look like a cancer patient… perhaps I’m part of a new wave of people who are changing the face of cancer! Be well,

Wendi P.
June 2007

Alertness and more energy

After only 3 radiation treatments post-op from cancer, I felt exhausted as expected. I tried to line dance after radiation treatment, which I was not able to do as I felt exhausted. I began BAC F2 for 3 days then increased my capsule intake on that Wednesday on your advice. I again tried to line dance after radiation treatment, and after 4 hours there is no exhaustion. Respiratory allergies almost disappeared,blood pressure going down and blood sugar easier to control. I noticed mental alertness during line dancing. Never felt so good. Sleeping well! I am sharing information with other cancer patients that I’ve met as well as other elderly (seniors) who are my line-dancing friends and family.

Nellie Ramsey, Albuquerque, New Mexico
May 2004

Studies Show BAC Can Help the Body Reverse Cancer

There have been many animal studies done involving Bio-Algae Concentrates and the body’s immune response to cancer. These studies were performed in the context of a fifteen year multi-million dollar research project involving hundreds of researchers, sponsored by the Academy of Science and the Ministry of Nutrition of the former Soviet Union.

One such study involved a large poultry farm in Moldova that was affected with an epidemic of Marek’s disease. This tumor-causing disease is transmitted virally and is extremely prevalent in chickens. Birds afflicted with Marek’s disease develop tumors, become emaciated and eventually die, with the mortality rate being nearly 100%. It is recommended to vaccinate all chicks when they are one day old to prevent the spread of Marek’s, but vaccination only prevents the formation of tumors and not infection. Traditionally, there is considered to be no treament for Marek’s disease.1

The study in question went on for eleven years. The research center housed 600 farm workers, 200 researchers and up to 1½ million egg-laying chickens. The study’s primary mandate was to eradicate Marek’s disease and prevent future cases of it on the farm. Within the first year, the project achieved complete eradication of Marek’s disease while saving 100% of the animals and returning over 50% of the animals to egg laying productivity. All of this was achieved by supplementing a diet of organic grains with Bio-Algae Concentrates. No antibiotics, growth hormones or other artificial means were used whatsoever.

The farm gained an astounding 20% in overall productivity and the following results were observed:

  • Eradication of Marek’s disease and less disease overall
  • Larger, leaner animals
  • Larger eggs with stronger shells due to more calcium
  • Birth survival increased by 8%
  • 24 vs. 17 months of egg laying due to diminished bone loss
  • 301 vs. 250 eggs per year per chicken
  • Absence of pathogenic bacteria, such as salmonella
  • Better tasting meat and eggs
  • Higher concentration of curative nutrients in the eggs even when eaten raw

Another Russian study involved an epidemic of various cancers that was decimating a large farm of 54,000 pigs in Voronege near Moscow. Following the resounding success of the poultry experiment in Moldova, the prestigious Moscow Academy of Sciences became very interested in Bio-Algae Concentrates. It was suggested to form a team in Voronege and build a second research center. Voronege was the premier biological research center and the largest and most influential scientific health center in the former USSR and in all of Europe. Shortly after, exact Bio-Algae Concentrates blends were formulated for pigs and within one year, the epidemic was under control and the cancers had subsided.

Another Russian study involved an epidemic of various cancers that was decimating a large farm of 54,000 pigs in Voronege near Moscow. Following the resounding success of the poultry experiment in Moldova, the prestigious Moscow Academy of Sciences became very interested in Bio-Algae Concentrates. It was suggested to form a team in Voronege and build a second research center. Voronege was the premier biological research center and the largest and most influential scientific health center in the former USSR and in all of Europe. Shortly after, exact Bio-Algae Concentrates blends were formulated for pigs and within one year, the epidemic was under control and the cancers had subsided.

In a study done at the Osaka Institute of Public Health in Japan, scientists found that spirulina algae promotes the activation of natural cancer-fighting substances in the body.

In this clinical study, cancer patients over 40 years of age were given 50 ml of Lina Green 21 (a spirulina extract) and the level of natural cancer-fighting substances, such as natural killer cells (a type of cytotoxic lymphocyte critical to the immune system) and interferon gamma, was measured in their blood. The results showed that the tumor killing ability of natural killer cells and interferon gamma was significantly increased 1-2 weeks after administration of spirulina and continued for a surprising 12-24 weeks even after stopping administration. These findings lend further support to the strong body of research that suggests spirulina algae have an immune boosting effect.2


  • Savage, Tina. “Marek’s Disease.” University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, August, 2008.
  • “Human Clinical Trial Shows Spirulina May Increase Natural Cancer Fighting Substances in the Body” The Free Library 14 February 2001.”

The Nutrients in BAC Help the Body Fight Cancer

As we have seen, the anti-cancer properties of Bio-Algae Concentrates are hard to argue with. These amazing results are directly related to the impressive array of nutrients contained in BAC and their ability to be efficiently assimilated by the body. The following information will highlight this.

A study on algae published in Japan in 1992 showed impressive effects on blood chemistry. It increased red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and albumin. The ability to increase albumin is vitally important because so many people with cancer have a decreased level of albumin. This decreased level correlates with a poor prognosis.
– Herbal Medicine, Healing & Cancer by Donald R. Yance

BAC is a truly important supplement for anyone whose albumin level is low, since algae have been shown to increase albumin levels in the blood. The healing properties of these micro-algae are, of course, best obtained from their whole food form and not from isolated or extracted chemicals.

Hundreds of animal studies have shown that mixed carotenoids from algae such as spirulina and dunaliella have significantly greater tumor-killing ability than beta-carotene alone. No antioxidant vitamin or flavonoid should be taken alone.
– Health And Nutrition Secrets by Russell Blaylock, M.D.

I have already discussed many of the immune-boosting and anti-cancer properties of phycocyanin, the phytochemical in spirulina that gives it its dark blue-green hue. One of its most striking properties is its ability to inhibit cancer colony formation. A Japanese patent states that a small daily dosage of phycocyanin maintains or accelerates normal control cell functions that prevent generation of malignancy such as cancer or inhibits its growth or recurrence. 1

In summary
Spirulina contains concentrations of nutrients unlike any other single grain, herb, or plant. It contains gamma-linoleic acid (GLA), linoleic and arachidonic acids, vitamin B12 (needed, especially by vegetarians, for healthy red blood cells), iron, a high level of protein, essential amino acids, the nucleic acids RNA and DNA, chlorophyll, and phycocyanin, a blue pigment that is found only in blue-green algae and that has increased the survival rate of mice with liver cancer in laboratory experiments.
– A-to-Z Guide To Supplements by James F. Balch, M.D.

The anti-cancer properties of Bio-Algae Concentrates make this superfood an absolutely necessary dietary supplement for anyone who is battling cancer or who may be at risk, and if you eat processed food or follow the standard American diet, you are definitely “at risk” for cancer, since so many of the foods that make up the American diet are, themselves, promoters of cancer.

Every doctor should be aware of the anti-cancer properties of Bio-Algae Concentrates, and this superfood should be “prescribed” as both a cancer prevention food and as cancer therapy for patients currently battling the disease. In my opinion, any person suffering from cancer should immediately begin introducing it into their diets, even if they choose to undergo other anti-cancer procedures such as chemotherapy and radiation.

Furthermore, any person who knows someone with cancer has, I believe, a social responsibility to at least make them aware of this information so that they can make their own informed decision about how to nutritionally support their body in reversing cancer.

Bio-Algae Concentrates is one of those things that falls into the “can’t hurt” category when it comes to battling cancer. No matter what form of therapy you choose to undergo – radiation, chemotherapy, surgery, or something more holistic – Bio-Algae Concentrates can only improve your results.

We have way too much cancer in the world, and the answer to many cancers is available right now in the form of these remarkable water plants. It is time that we put nature’s gift to work in healing diseases like cancer that are ravaging our population.


  • Iijima, N., Shimamatsu, H., et al. (inventors; Dainippon Ink x Chemicals assignee). Anti-tumor agent and method of treatment therewith. US patent pending, ref. P1150-726-A82679, App. 15 Sep. 1982.

How BAC Boosts Immunity

Immunity, as it relates to human or animal health, is a state of having sufficient biological defenses to avoid infection, disease, or other unwanted biological invasion. Immunity involves both specific and non-specific components. Besides this generic definition of immunity, there are dozens of other definitions that focus on particular functions related to viral defence, defense against specific disease, etc.

I have chosen the “broader” definition as it fits with my holistic belief that each cell in the human or animal body carries its own immune protection system and when each cell is in a state of immunity, the entire body is better protected.

Bio-Algae Concentrates exhibit impressive immune-boosting properties. Like the other properties of this superfood, its immune boosting powers are due to a variety of nutritional and energetic factors that contribute to cellular vitality and immunity.

Let’s examine a few of these one at a time:

BAC awakens the genius within

When the cells of the body receive the nutrients and the resulting energy that they need, they will perform their multitude of cellular metabolic activities: growth, repair, cleansing, regeneration, protection and much more. When each cell of an organ performs its job well, then the organ will have a fighting chance to perform its metabolic activities. But let’s not forget that cellular and organ functions are governed at the glandular level, which is overseen by the master gland: the hypothalamus.

The hypothalamous, however, is located in the brain, which is protected by a tightly packed barrier of cells called the blood-brain barrier. Several phytonutrients and pigments found in BAC, such as beta carotene, alpha carotene and astaxanthin, have been proven to be able to cross the blood brain barrier. This means that they are able to reach parts of the body that are “out of bounds” for most supplements. There is no doubt that BAC’s nutrients efficiently nourish all the cells of the body including the cells of the brain and hypothalamic region. And by nourishing the hypothalamus, the governing organ of the body, BAC awakens the “genius” within.

Read the full details in “How BAC Awakens the Genius Within”

BAC’s chlorophyll protection powers –

Because of its high chlorophyll content (higher then most foods), BAC is useful for treating health conditions that could benefit from the energizing, purification, renewal, and anti-inflammatory properties of chlorophyll. For example, control of energy-draining viruses and fungi such as candida-overgrowth, Epstein-Barr virus, chronic fatigue immune deficiency syndrome (CFIDS) and AIDS, is enhanced by the immune-enhancing and antiviral qualities of chlorophyll.

Read more in “Chlorophyll in BAC: The Shepherd of Light”

BAC’s nucleic acid protection powers

Another immune-boosting element in BAC is its nucleic acids, RNA and DNA. These nucleic acids are critical for health and longevity:

Nucleic acids are responsible for directing cellular renewal, growth, and repair. The amount of nucleic acid in the body decreases with age; in fact, insufficient nucleic acid causes premature aging as well as weakened immunity. Nucleic acid is depleted by lack of exercise, stress, pollution, and poor diet.

Replenishing RNA/DNA is therefore important to every aspect of bodily health and longevity. In addition, nucleic acid strengthens immunity by improving the activity of T- and B-cells, which defend against viruses and other invading microorganisms, and macrophages, which destroy cancer and cellular debris in general.

Learn about “The Remarkable Protection Powers of BAC’s Nucleic Acids (RNA/DNA)”

The photosynthetic life-giving pigment content of BAC

BAC’s red algae, hoematococcus and dunaliella, contain high levels of nature’s special pigments: carotenoids and phycobilins. BAC contains astaxanthin, beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, lutein, lycopene, xeaxanthin, quercitin, b cryptoxanthin and many other pigments that offer a powerful immunity and toxin shield against continuous pollution, toxins and stress. Hoemattoccocus in BAC is the greatest source of astaxanthin on Earth. Astaxanthin is a red pigment clinically proven to have hundreds of times more antioxidative power than vitamin E and vitamin C, and dozens of times more than that of beta carotene.

Read more in “The Photosynthetic Life-Giving Pigment Content of BAC”

The incredible arsenal of antioxidants in Bio-Algae Concentrates

While the protein, mineral and vitamin value of Bio-Algae Concentrates is impressive, these minute organisms are also rich in pigments that are bio-chemically important to life. Without pigments, organisms could not synthesize many of the enzymes necessary for balancing metabolism.

Bio-Algae Concentrates contain a high level of enzymatic pigments and mixed carotenoids. In recent years, these pigments and carotenoids have received a tremendous amount of attention as potential anti-cancer and anti-aging compounds. Carotenoids are powerful antioxidants, protecting the cells of the body from damage caused by free radicals. Carotenoids, and specifically beta-carotene and alpha-carotene, are also believed to enhance the function of the immune system.

Read more details in “The Incredible Arsenal of Antioxidants in BAC”

BAC contains high levels of astaxanthin

Astaxanthin is a pigment of the carotenoid complex found in the microalgae Haematococcus pluvialis present in Bio-Algae Concentrates. It is an oxygenated pigment called a xanthophyll. Its unique molecular structure gives it a superior antioxidant and immune-boosting capacity.

Astaxanthin is 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, provides superior protection against UVA and UVB light-induced oxidative stress, is more stable in scavenging and quenching than beta-carotene, canthaxanthin and zeaxanthin, is highly potent in enhancing T1 and T2 helper cells and IgM and IgG (secondary immunity) production, is more effective than lycopene and lutein in enhancing liver microsome detoxification activity (enzymes that metabolize drugs), enhances the actions of Vitamins C and E in the body, and enhances the release of retinol (Vitamin A) from the liver when needed.

Read more at: “BAC Contains High Levels of Astaxanthin, the Star of the Carotenoids”

Phycocyanin in BAC enhances the immune system

One unusual phytonutrient found in the algae of BAC, is the blue protein pigment, phycocyanin. This pigment gives blue-green algae its blue color. It can be found in concentrations as high as 7 percent in certain blue-green algae, as compared to 1 percent in the green algae, chlorophyll.

Phycocyanin has natural immune system boosting and anti-cancer effects. As a result, many studies have been done on blue-green algae to study the effects of phycocyanin.

One Japanese patent states that a small dosage of phycocyanin daily maintains or accelerates normal control cell functions that prevents generation of malignancy such as cancer or inhibits its growth or recurrence.

Chinese scientists documented that phycocyanin stimulates hematopoesis (creation of blood), emulating the hormone erythropoetin (EPO). EPO is produced by healthy kidneys and regulates bone marrow stem cell production of red blood cells. They claim phycocyanin regulated white blood cell production, even when bone marrow stem cells are damaged by toxic chemicals or radiation.

These results indicate that phycocyanin may be active in preventing a host of degenerative organ diseases by increasing immunity.

Find out why “Phycocyanin in BAC Enhances the Immune System”

The Important Polysaccharides Found in BAC

The algae found in Bio-Algae Concentrates have a unique cell wall structure that imparts additional immune-enhancing properties. Their cell walls are made of complex polysaccharides, which have been shown to stimulate interferon production and exhibit strong anti-tumor activity. This was shown in a series of studies conducted over the last several decades.

The results of the Baojiang study, given at the Second Asia-Pacific Conference on Algal Biotechnology, 1994, concluded that polysaccharides of spirulina platensis, at the dosage of 150-300 mg/kg by injection or taken orally, can increase the percentage of T-lymphocytes in the blood. The results demonstrate that spirulina polysaccharides can improve cellular and humoral immunity.

In another study, the effects of spirulina platensis extract exposure on chicken macrophages were examined. Sephadex-elicited abdominal exudate macrophage monolayers were exposed to varying concentration (10 to 40 mcg/ml) of spirulina for 1 to 16 hours. Spirulina treated macrophages exhibited phenotypic changes in terms of increased spreading and vacuolization with minimal cytotoxicity. Percentage of phagocytic macrophages for unopsonized sheep red blood cells (SRBC) and average number of internalized SRBC was significantly higher in spirulina treated macrophages as compared to the sham treated controls. However, phagocytosis of opsonized SRBC was not affected by spirulina treatment. Macrophage cultures exposed to spirulina produced a factor in their culture supernant with tumorcidal potential which was similar in reactivity to the one produced by macrophages after exposure to lipopolysaccharide. The ability of splenic natural killer cells to kill tumor cell targets was not affected by spirulina treatment. These findings suggest that spirulina exposure enhances selected effector functions of cells of the chicken immune system after in vitro exposure.

References and Sources:

Effects of polysaccharide and phycocyanin from spirulina on peripheral blood and hematopoietic system of bone marrow in mice. by Zhang Cheng-Wu, et al.. April 1994. Nanjing Univ. China. Pub. in Proc. of Second Asia Pacific Conf. on Algal Biotech. Univ. of Malaysia. p.58. China.

Spirulina extracts enhances chicken macrophage functions after in vitro exposure. by M. Qureshi, et al. 1995. Pub. in Jour. Nutritional Immunology, No. 3 (4) 35-45. USA.

Immunostimulating activity of lipopolysaccharides from blue-green algae. by L. Besednova, et al. 1979. Pub. in Zhurnal Mikrobiologii, Epidemiologii, Immunobiologii, 56(12) pp 75-79. Russia.

The Remarkable Protection Powers of BAC’s Nucleic Acids (RNA/DNA)

There is yet more natural immunity support in BAC as found in its nucleic acids, RNA and DNA. These nucleic acids are critical for health and longevity.

The nucleic acid in the human body is responsible for directing cellular renewal, growth, and repair. The amount of nucleic acid in the body decreases with age; in fact, insufficient nucleic acid causes premature aging as well as weakened immunity. Nucleic acid is depleted by lack of exercise, stress, pollution, and poor diet.

Replenishing RNA/DNA is therefore important to every aspect of bodily health and longevity. In addition, nucleic acids strengthen immunity by improving the activity of T- and B-cells, which defend against viruses and other invading microorganisms, and macrophages, which destroy cancer and cellular debris in general.
-Paul Pitchford – Healing with Whole Foods

When it comes to immune boosting function, BAC is the best there is. If you want or need to boost your immune system function, then I suggest adding BAC to your diet.

BAC for Cardiovascular Health

“Human metabolisms function from cellular levels to organ levels, as in the great example of the cardiovascular system. The regulation of these metabolisms depends entirely on the neuro-vegetative system: directly via hormones and peptides and indirectly via myriads of other bio-feedback interactions. Efficient cellular nutrition for the brain master glands is indispensable for optimization of this grand complex.”
– Dr. Michael Kiriac, PhD

During a short break at a live presentation in Wisconsin in 2004, Dr. Kiriac handed me a piece of paper with these three sentences above written in French and asked me to translate them to English in order to present the concept to our audience that night.

At that time, I had only a general understanding of what he was explaining, but a few years later, after more talks with Dr. Kiriac, reflections and other research of my own, I have come to understand what he meant. Today I have a clearer “cause and effect” comprehension of this “grand complex” and I want to share it with you next.

The conventional medical view of cardiovascular disease:

Let me start with an example that briefly describes the conventional medical view of cardiovascular disease.

First, let us look at just two numbers.

Heart failure – Also called cardiac failure, left-sided heart failure or right-sided heart failure. Heart failure is a condition in which the heart cannot pump enough blood throughout the body. Heart failure is not a heart attack and it does not mean that your heart has stopped or is about to stop working. It means that your heart is not able to pump blood the way it should. About 5 million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with heart failure and millions more are undiagnosed. It contributes to at least 300,000 deaths each year.

Heart attack – Also called myocardial infarction. A heart attack occurs when blood flow to a part of the heart is obstructed for a prolonged period of time, resulting in damage or death of that part of the heart muscle. Each year over a million people in the U.S. have a heart attack and about half of them die from it (500,000). Many people get permanent heart damage or die because they do not get help immediately.

And in millions of more cases, drastic measures are taken to treat cardiovascular disease, such as coronary bypass surgery, placing mesh tubes (“stents”) inside the arteries to keep them open, or replacing the heart entirely.

While it is incredible that modern medicine allows us to perform these operations, we tend to ignore the fact that in most cases, they leave the patient heavily medicated with severe side effects, paralyzed, weak and non-productive for the rest of their life.

The current conventional medical model for atherosclerosis (arterial plaque) blames high cholesterol, or excess LDL (low density lipoprotein) caused by oxidation of LDL as a result of a diet rich in saturated fats. The focus of prevention in conventional medicine is to use drugs: drugs to reduce the LDL level in the blood, aspirin or Plavix to inhibit clotting and prevent heart attacks, and many more. The relationship to diet and exercise is usually secondary and only considered after the fact.

The popular view of cardiovascular disease:

High blood cholesterol is often accompanied by signs of chronic sugar elevation in the blood. This shows a disturbance in fat metabolism as well as the metabolism of carbohydrates and protein.

cardio1Cholesterol is a major component of good circulation and good health. It is a fat-like substance required to provide lubrication in the lining of the arteries. In addition to the cholesterol we obtain from our food, the liver also manufactures cholesterol, which is used by the cells that make up the arterial lining.

When arterial cells break down, they are excreted by the body and new cells grow to absorb the cholesterol in the blood. The concentration of cholesterol in the blood increases when the breakdown (death) of arterial cells exceeds the building up (birth) of new cells.

Problems with cholesterol start with a diet rich in altered fats. When natural fats are overheated and cooked with starch as in fried potatoes, donuts, pie crust, pastries, potato chips, etc., they are altered and they become defective. Defective fats are brought to the liver, which, as you recall, manufactures cholesterol. However, when the liver manufactures cholesterol from defective fats, the cholesterol is also defective and breaks down quickly in the arteries. This leads to degenerative atherosclerosis (plaque), which is usually accompanied by elevated cholesterol in the blood.

Natural fats do not lead to arterial disease. Many diets, such as that of some Eskimos, include large amounts of fat from seal and walrus, but the arteries remain normal and healthy.

The arteries supply blood to the heart. When the blood has too much fat content it loses fluidity and the supply to the heart is reduced. This causes the heart to work harder and eventually become damaged. As the heart deteriorates, its muscles and valves lose strength and elasticity, and blood vessels harden. The walls of the heart dilate, its timing mechanism is disturbed and this magnificent organ fails.

The holistic view of cardiovascular disease:

In the above dramatic look at heart disease, much of the reality is left out. The fact that the arteries, the blood, and the heart itself are made up of trillions of intelligent and self regulating cells is completely ignored. And what of the regulating and feed back metabolism of the heart: the pericardium, the vagus nerve, the thyroid and adrenal glands, the master pituitary and it overseer hypothalamus? They too are made up of trillions of cells.

If you really want cardiovascular health, you should not only look at the conventional and/or the popular view, but also at the holistic and systemic view. We humans and animals are self-regulating organisms made up of trillions of cells that are each self-regulated. These cells make up organs that are somewhat self-regulating while all cells and organs are also subject to the regulating glands and overseeing organs: the thalamus and hypothalamus.

cardioOf course we cannot ignore the relationships between the heart and other organs, between all organs and the endocrine system, and between the endocrine system and hypothalamus. Yet all of these organs and systems are made of cells, hence the importance of cellular health and vitality.

If we compare the heart to a motor, the adrenal gland pumps out adrenaline hormones as gasoline and the thyroid gland with its regulating hormones is like the carburetor. The pericardium and vagus nerve are the electrical pulse and spark that lead the heart to pump harder and pump more oxygen. When the thyroid, which controls the rate of the metabolism, is overactive, it causes the heart to beat more rapidly. When it is not active enough, the heart beats slowly and the person feels tired. The pituitary is the steering mechanism while the hypothalamus is the driver. The hypothalamus receives feedback from all the systems and monitors and regulates all metabolisms.

Acutely involved in cardiovascular health are the pancreas, the liver and the kidney. Chronic blood sugar elevation is a risk factor for coronary artery disease. Both the liver and the kidneys are involved in filtering the blood and when these organs are exhausted and cannot cope with the toxic load in the blood, it places a great strain on the heart. When the glomeruli (small filters) in the kidneys become clogged, the arterial blood pressure goes up. When the liver is congested, pressure builds up in the veins. The heart must work harder to push the blood through the kidney filters and the liver.

So you see that in the conventional medical model, too much attention is placed on cholesterol or the heart itself while abnormal liver and kidney conditions are ignored. In order to have good cardiovascular health, one must take care of not only the heart and arteries, but also the liver, kidneys, endocrine system and hypothalamus.

The shortest route to achieving overall cardiovascular heath is by prevention and repair through optimum cellular nutrition. The importance of avoiding fatty foods and junk foods, not overeating and introducing exercise into your daily life is critical.

In the following sections of this book, you will find out how adding BAC to your diet can directly improve your cardiovascular health. Here is a preview:

BAC awakens the genius within

When the cells of the body receive the nutrients and the resulting energy that they need, they, like a good virtuoso will perform their multitude of cellular metabolic activities: growth, repair, cleansing, regeneration, protection and much more. If each cell of the organ performs its job well, then the organ will have a fighting chance to perform its metabolic activities. But let us not forget that cellular and organ health functions are governed by the glandular level, which itself is overseen by the “master gland” – the hypothalamus.

There is no doubt that BAC’s nutrients efficiently nourish all the cells of the body including the cells of the hypothalamic region. In the words of Dr. Michael Kiriac, it is in that sense, that BAC awakens the “genius” within. Several phytonutrients and pigments found in BAC such as beta carotene, alpha carotene and astaxanthin have been proven in human clinical trials to penetrate the blood brain barrier and furthermore penetrate the blood iris barrier.

Read the full details: “BAC Awakens the Genius Within”

BAC can help reduce bad cholesterol

In several studies done on spirulina, it was concluded that spirulina lowers serum cholesterol and is likely to have a favorable effect in alleviating heart disease. Benefits may be a result of its effect on the metabolism of lipoproteins.

Learn more: “Reducing Bad Cholesterol with BAC”

BAC supports the heart and blood vessels

There are a few specific nutrients present in BAC that are effective at improving elasticity of heart tissues, increasing protection of the vascular system, preventing and reducing “bad” cholesterol and preventing atherosclerosis.

Beta-carotene, GLA, iron, and mucopolysaccharides are credited with:

  • improving elasticity of heart tissues
  • lowering of blood pressure
  • increasing protection of the vascular system
  • preventing and reducing “bad” cholesterol
  • preventing atherosclerosis
  • strengthening body tissues, especially connective tissues
  • making body tissues more elastic and resilient
  • possessing strong anti-inflammatory effects
  • reinforcing the tissues of the heart
  • guarding against arterial deterioration
  • protecting the vascular system by lowering blood fat

Find out more: “Supporting the Heart and Blood Vessels with BAC”

Reducing Bad Cholesterol with BAC

By now, Americans are well aware of the need to maintain healthy cholesterol levels in order to prevent heart attacks and strokes, two of the leading causes of death in America. The best way to lower cholesterol is to make dietary improvements and as such, the search is underway to identify natural foods that have a cholesterol-reducing effect, such as fish oil and oat bran.

BAC is one of these foods.

In a study conducted by the Department of Internal Medicine of Tokai University in Japan, it was concluded that spirulina (as contained in BAC) lowers serum cholesterol and is likely to have a favorable effect in alleviating heart disease.

Thirty males with high cholesterol, mild hypertension, and hyperlipidemia showed lower serum cholesterol, triglyceride and LDL (undesirable fat) levels after eating spirulina for eight weeks. These men had not made any changes to their diet apart from adding spirulina.

The first group consumed 4.2 grams of spirulina daily for eight weeks. Total serum cholesterol dropped a significant 4.5% within four weeks from 244 to 233. The second group consumed spirulina for four weeks and then stopped. Serum cholesterol decreased but shortly returned to the initial level. Researchers found triglyceride levels decreased slightly and LDL cholesterol decreased a significant 6.1% within four weeks. The reduction of serum cholesterol was even greater in those men with the highest cholesterol levels. The study did not speculate on how spirulina lowered cholesterol. No adverse effects were noted. 1

In another study done with rats, researchers attempted to find the method by which spirulina lowers serum cholesterol. They discovered that it might have an effect on the metabolism of lipoproteins. The oil soluble portion was found to suppress cholesterol levels in the serum and liver of rats. 5

Researchers in West Germany had previously discovered cholesterol reduction during a weight loss study with spirulina 2, while the Japanese research showed lower cholesterol without weight loss, suggesting that cholesterol reduction was not related to weight loss. Spirulina had been chosen in this study because it had previously been shown to lower serum cholesterol in rats. 3,4


  1. Nayaka, N. et al. Cholesterol lowering effect of spirulina. Tokai Univ, Japan. Nutrition Reports Int’l, June 1988, Vol 37, No. 6, 1329-1337. Nakaya, N. Effect of spirulina on reduction of serum cholesterol. Tokai Univ. Progress in Med. Nov. 1986, Vol 6, No. 11.
  2. Becker, E.W. et al. Clinical and biochemical evaluations of spirulina with regard to its application in the treatment of obesity. Inst. Chem. Pfanz. Nutrition Reports International, April 1986, Vol. 33, No. 4, p. 565.
  3. Devi, M.A. and Venkataraman, L.V. Hypocholesterolemic effect of blue-green algae spirulina platensis in albino rats. Nutrition Reports International, 1983, 28:519-530.
  4. Kato, T. and Takemoto, K. Effects of spirulina on hypercholesterolemia and fatty liver in rats. Saitama Med. College, Japan. Japan Nutr Foods Assoc. Jour. 1984, 37:321.
  5. Iwata, K. et al. Effects of spirulina on plasma lipoprotein lipase activity in rats. Journal Nutr. Sci. Vitaminol. 1990, 36:165-171.

Supporting the Heart and Blood Vessels with BAC

BAC contains many nutritive agents that are known to contribute to the prevention and reversal of cardiovascular health problems. I will enumerate a few here, but not before reminding you that nutrients and their benefits cannot be singled out as being “good for the heart”, since in reality, all nutrients that contribute to cellular health are necessary and good for the heart. Let us not forget that the heart is made up of cells. When the cells of the heart are doing well, then the heart will have a fighting chance.

BAC is rich in fatty acids such as gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and also provides alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), linoleic acid (LA), stearidonic acid (SDA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and arachidonic acid (AA). Consuming fatty acids is beneficial to lowering LDL cholesterol and reducing the risk of coronary disease.

BAC is also rich in vitamins A, B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (nicotinamide), B6 (pyridoxine), B9 (folic acid), B12 (cyanocobalamin), vitamin C, vitamin D, and vitamin E.

Without adequate minerals, there can be no health for the heart. BAC is a rich source of minerals that are tied in to cardiovascular health; potassium, calcium, chromium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, sodium, zinc, and many more.

Let us not forget the magic of the photosynthetic pigments in BAC including chlorophyll-a, xanthophyll, alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, echinenone, myxoxanthophyll, zeaxanthin, astaxanthin, canthaxanthin, diatoxanthin, lutein, licopene, 3′-hydroxyechinenone, beta-cryptoxanthin, oscillaxanthin, phycobiliproteins c-phycocyanin and allophycocyanin, and others.

“Beta-carotene is just one of the many nutrients in spirulina. This alga also provides iron and is the most concentrated plant source of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA),” according to the World Review of Nutrition and Diet (1995, vol. 77)

There have been thousands of clinical, in vitro and field trials done with algae and the majority of them were done specifically with spirulina. I hope you have read about some of the field studies Dr. Kiriac has conducted with livestock earlier in this book. Next you will read about a few specific nutrients present in BAC that have been demonstrated in independent research to be effective at improving elasticity of heart tissues, increasing the protection of the vascular system, preventing and reducing “bad” cholesterol and preventing atherosclerosis.

Lowering blood cholesterol levels and improving lipid profiles

In a study conducted at the Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science, Deemed University in Coimbatore, India, Dr. Ramamoorthy and his colleagues tested the effects of spirulina on patients with a combination of high cholesterol (above 250 mg/dI) and ischemic heart disease. They concluded that spirulina played a key role in lowering blood cholesterol levels and improving lipid profiles.

Read more: “Reducing Bad Cholesterol with BAC”

Cardio-protective agent dissolves deposits

Spirulina’s cell wall is unique too. It is made up of mucopolysaccharides that provide numerous health benefits. Many heart ailments may be caused by a build-up of low-density lipids (bad cholesterol). Gamma Linoleic Acid, as found in BAC, has been shown in many studies to be a good cardio-protective agent; it dissolves these deposits. Of special interest is the ability of these mucopolysaccharides to lower blood fats. This was also brought to light in a 1976 study that showed that spirulina controlled the tendency and ability of cholesterol and other lipoproteins to bond with arterial receptors and attach to artery walls.

Lowers blood pressure

In other studies, spirulina was able to cause a significant change in vascular tone by increasing the synthesis and release of nitric oxide and by decreasing the synthesis and release of a vasoconstrictive substance from the endothelial cells.

GLA dissolves arterial deposits

“GLA, an essential fatty acid, is key to the body’s ability to make vital prostaglandins, substances that control body functions and help alleviate health problems such as arthritis and heart disease, according to one preliminary report.” – Journal of Applied Phycology, 1993, vol. 5

“GLA supplementation results in blood’s becoming more “slippery” since prostaglandins reduce blood platelet adhesion so that cholesterol deposits in arteries have less chance to build up and create arterial blockage.” – Prescription for Nutritional Healing by James Balch, M.D., and Phyllis Balch, C.N.C.

BAC may prevent heart damage caused by chemotherapy

In animal research, Khan (2005) demonstrated that spirulina helps prevent heart damage caused by chemotherapy using Doxorubicin, without interfering with its anti-tumor activity. He also claimed that spirulina reduces the severity of strokes and improves recovery of movement after a stroke.

When put together, several ingredients in BAC are a mighty force against cardiovascular health problems. Beta-carotene, GLA, iron, and mucopolysaccharides are credited with:

  • improving elasticity of heart tissues
  • lowering of blood pressure
  • increasing protection of the vascular system
  • preventing and reducing “bad” cholesterol
  • preventing atherosclerosis
  • strengthening body tissues, especially connective tissues
  • making body tissues more elastic and resilient
  • possessing strong anti-inflammatory effects
  • reinforcing the tissues of the heart
  • guarding against arterial deterioration
  • protecting the vascular system by lowering blood fat


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BAC for Heavy Metal Detoxification

have already discussed several of the remarkable properties of the algae cell walls of Bio-Algae Concentrates in “The Important Polysaccharides Found in BAC” . These mucopolysaccharides have yet another fascinating property: they bind with environmental toxins and carry them safely out of the body.

What kind of environmental toxins?

  • Heavy metals including aluminum, mercury, cadmium and arsenic
  • Pesticides
  • PCBs (polychlorobiphenyls)

Many studies regarding algae and the removal of heavy metals were conducted following the nuclear catastrophes of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 and Chernobyl in 1986. In a study done on animals, Ichimura (1973) reported that algae increased elimination of cadmium threefold in feces and sevenfold in urine. Horikoshi et al. (1979) showed that algae helped detoxify uranium and lead. Certain algae have detoxification potential for similar compounds, such as dioxin and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). PCBs are chemical compounds used in plastics, insulation, and flame-retardants that have the potential to cause cancer and liver damage.

Spirulina may help ADHD by removing aluminum, carbon tetrachloride, and other toxins from the body (Torres-Duran et al. 1998; Vadiraja et al. 1998).
– Herbal Medicine, Healing & Cancer by Donald R. Yance

It is well known that the build up of heavy metals in the body leads to disastrous effects on health and some rather frightening diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Due to its cell wall structure and many other factors, Bio-Algae Concentrates can help detoxify the body of heavy metals

BAC for Hypoglycemia and Diabetes

Today, it is universally acknowledged that most hypoglycemic, diabetic and other blood sugar related conditions manifest from the abuse of food (eating too much), a poor diet that leads to nutritional deficiencies, and the abuse of sugars and carbohydrates. These three habits weaken the pancreas, which is the organ that regulates blood sugar by producing insulin. When the pancreas is weak, it is unable to control blood sugar levels, eventually leading to disorders such as diabetes and hypoglycemia.

Millions of adults (and millions of children joining them everyday) choose to use medication to control these disorders. However, medication treats only the symptoms of the disease and does not address the cause. The best way to treat blood sugar related conditions is to stop the abuse, start exercising, and improve the diet.

BAC can help regulate blood sugar

Many people consuming BAC have easily reduced and even stopped using medication to control their blood sugar disorders. This is possible because BAC contains several nutrients and phytonutrients that can help control blood sugar levels in the body by addressing the root of the problem, which is poor nutrition.

Do not forget that our bodies and organs are made up of trillions of cells. When the cells of the body receive the nutrients that they need, they will perform their multitude of cellular metabolic activities: growth, repair, cleansing, regeneration, protection and more. When each cell of an organ, such as the pancreas, performs its job well, then the organ will have a fighting chance to perform its metabolic activities, such as blood sugar regulation.

In addition, cellular activities and organ metabolic functions are governed by the glandular level which itself is overseen by the master gland: the hypothalamus. The hypothalamous monitors blood sugar levels and issues the hormonal command to the pancreas to regulate blood sugar with insulin. BAC’s greatest quality is that it efficiently nourishes ALL the cells of the body, including those of the hypothalamus. So you see, by taking BAC, you are not only nourishing the pancreas, you are nourishing the entire chain of command that oversees the process of blood sugar regulation.

Amongst other nutrients and their mechanisms of action, BAC has the added benefit of providing a full spectrum of essential fatty acids (the good fats that heal) like omega-3 and non-essential fatty acids like omega-6 and omega-9, including the important Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA), which has been shown to be effective at controlling blood sugar levels.

Since much of the reason for carbohydrate, junk food and sugar cravings is founded in nutritional deficiencies, BAC also helps to reduce cravings by providing rare nutrients and certain trace minerals that are difficult to obtain in our regular diet, such as magnesium. After these nutrients are finally provided to a body that has been missing them for a long period of time, cravings tend to calm down.

A good example of how cravings work is when a pregnant mother craves specific foods, such as chocolate. During pregnancy, a woman requires higher levels of several nutrients in order to adequately nourish herself and the fetus. Chocolate cravings are signals from the body that are saying “eat more magnesium.” If the woman gets the magnesium she needs from better sources in the first place, her chocolate cravings will stop.

Many people that consume BAC also notice that their appetite for better foods returns, they have less blood sugar related jitters, they experience less drowsiness after meals and they notice appetite suppressant benefits. When you consume BAC, its proteins and carbohydrates provide a steady stream of energy to the body without spiking insulin secretion. As a result, cravings are satisfied. Remember, BAC contains a near-perfect ratio of high-density proteins and complex carbohydrates.

Astaxanthin, as contained in BAC, has also been studied for its efficacy in addressing the conditions imposed by type II diabetes. One study demonstrated that astaxanthin was capable of reducing blood glucose levels by nearly 40% in laboratory mice administered with an Intraperitoneal Glucose Tolerance Test (IPGTT), as well as preserving pancreatic beta-cells from oxidative damage and increasing insulin sensitivity. A later study, also done with laboratory mice, revealed that astaxanthin aided in the prevention of diabetic nephropathy as measured through the inhibition of urinary albumin loss and DNA damage – by 67% and 50% respectively.


No longer pre-diabetic!

I started taking BAC F2 and F3 almost exactly one year ago.

I informed myself about the products by reading the Bio-Algae Concentrates website after my vet recommended BAC F2 for my aging cats. I then decided to try BAC myself.

For the past 15 years I’ve been told I’m pre-diabetic. Because of that, I’ve tried to change my diet and take supplements according to recommendations by various naturopaths and healers. But, despite everything, I remained pre-diabetic. I also take synthyroid and liothyronine supplements, as prescribed by my physician.

Now, one year later, I see great improvement in my health; my lab tests in September, 2006 indicate that I’m no longer pre-diabetic, and my thyroid dose was cut in half last May. I also have very little plaque on my teeth after decades of deposits that required cleaning every 4 months. My dentist is surprised because teeth and gums usually deteriorate more at my age (63) as opposed to becoming healthier.

After a year of taking 4-6 F2 and 8-12 F3 daily and getting these results, I feel comfortable recommending BAC to others.


– Ingrid Eisenman, Seattle, WA, October 2006

Blood sugar control

“…My 11 year record of Type I Diabetes has never shown the degree of control of blood sugar that I am now experiencing since I began using BAC 6 weeks ago. I am using less insulin and showing much better control. Stay tuned for further results…”

– Norma Gimlin, 83 Years Old from Carrizozo, NM

Type I Diabetes

“My insulin intake has measurably decreased over the past 2 months as I have been taking the Bio-Algae Concentrates F3. Throughout 2002, my daily insulin usage has averaged 42 units, including a basal rate of 10-15 units of Lantus and the rest short acting Novolog. Since starting use of Bio-Algae Concentrates F3, my average has dropped to 34.1 over the past 90 days, measuring on July 1. The average is 34.1 for the past 60 days, 34.3 for the past 30 days, 31.2 for the past 14 days, and 27.4 units for the past 7 days.

I have been eating lighter the past 10 days, which shows up as decreased insulin requirements. I also notice more consistent energy and need for about 1 hour less sleep compared to before I began using Bio-Algae Concentrates F3 in March.”

– Jeff Myers, Loveland, CO – July 2003

Diabetes Type II

“I am diabetic, on multiple medications and recently reached such a low that I could barely function. In 3 weeks on BAC, I quit taking anti-depressants, stopped eating any sugars, began working out twice a day, and have dropped my blood sugar from 250 to 125. I’m sure the diet and exercise was a big part, but I never could have even begun without that BAC boost.”

– Karl Martinez / Denver, CO – February 2002.


Naito T, et al. (2004) Prevention of diabetic nephropathy by treatment with astaxanthin in diabetic db/db mice. Biofactors 20: 49-59.

Uchiyama K, et al. (2002) Astaxanthin protects cells against glucose toxicity in diabetic db/db mice. Redox Report 7(5): 290-292.

Seeing is Believing – Visual Health with BAC

“Unless man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge. Remedies from chemicals will never stand in favor compared with the products of nature, the living cell of the plant, the final result of the rays of the sun, the mother of all life.”
– Thomas A. Edison

Good vision and eye health is a concern for both young and old. Blurred vision, eye strain, eye fatigue and irritations are just a few of the common ailments we experience. More serious conditions include cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), which develop due to degenerative cellular health and accumulated free radical damage. Studies have shown that antioxidants play an important role in maintaining ocular health and preventing serious conditions such as cataracts and ARMD.

eyeA cataract is the clouding of the transparent lens of the eye. Cataracts can be caused by oxidative stress, which damages the lens protein. Antioxidants repair the damage caused by oxidative stress, hence antioxidants could prevent vision impairment caused by cataracts and halt the process of cataract formation.

ARMD is one of the leading causes of irreversible vision loss around the world. During our lifetimes, normal metabolic processes and the absorption of UV light generates free radicals and oxidants, which cause damage to photoreceptors in the eye. This leads to impaired function and, overtime, to the degeneration of the macula, a central part of the retina. Antioxidants can eliminate these free radicals and oxidants, which will help to prevent further cellular damage to the macula.

Antioxidant research is one of the pillars in the study of life extension and general health. Some antioxidants, such as R(+)-lipoic acid and full-spectrum Vitamin C, have merited greater scientific interest than others. These antioxidants form an elite subset of antioxidants due to their unique properties, mechanisms of action, central importance and/or exceptional potency.

The antioxidants in BAC

So why do the antioxidants in Bio-Algae Concentrates merit admittance into this exclusive subset? There are only three carotenoids (a type of antioxidant) that are able to transverse the blood brain barrier and the blood retinal barrier, thereby allowing them to alleviate oxidative stress in the brain, eyes and central nervous system. These three carotenoids are lutein, zeaxanthin and astaxanthin. Bio-Algae Concentrates contains all three in addition to many more known beneficial carotenoids and even some that have not yet been identified.

Studies done on lutein and zeaxanthin carotenoids show that they help reduce the risk of age-related macular disease in the elderly. Astaxanthin has been shown to reduce the risk of ARMD as well as protect the ciliary body, the part of the eye that controls the lens, from harmful oxidative stress.

Astaxanthin is found in abundance in marine environments, particularly among algae and plankton. The algae Heomatoccocus pluvialis, as contained in BAC, contains the highest level of astaxanthin.

Astaxanthin has a unique molecular structure: its polar end groups have the distinct ability to attach themselves to both sides of the lipid bilayer that make up the cell membrane.astaxanthin-span2


From this position, astaxanthin inhibits oxidation of the cell membrane, thereby protecting the rest of the cell from potentially damaging oxidation. Astaxanthin can also eliminate free radicals by adding them to its structure rather than sacrificing an atom or electron, meaning that unlike most antioxidants, astaxanthin is far less likely to become a mild free radical right after eliminating one. This also allows astaxanthin to be more biologically active, enabling it to trap and eliminate more free radicals – and of a greater variety – than most other antioxidants.

Read more about astaxanthin in: “BAC Contains High Levels of Astaxanthin, the Star of the Carotenoids”

Eye coordination for high performance sports

Astaxanthin’s benefits to eye health include increased ciliary body accommodation, increased retinal blood flow, and anti-inflammatory properties. The ciliary body includes the ciliary muscle, which stretches between the lens and the pupil. Accomodation refers to the ability of this muscle to adjust lens thickness in order to focus light on the retina. If the eye focuses on a fixed object for extended periods of time, muscle spasms and other signs of fatigue may occur. Accomodation response is evaluated by measuring the speed at which the ciliary body reacts to a change in visual focus. The faster the ciliary body can refocus, the better the accomodation response.

Two studies conducted in 2005 measured accomodation response in people taking astaxanthin supplements. The astaxanthin group was approximately 46% faster than the placebo group. This means that those taking astaxanthin were able to spot moving objects 46% faster than those who were not. Furthermore, two other studies separately determined that astaxanthin increased retinal blood flow (providing more nourishment) by approximately 11% in humans and reduced ciliary cell inflammation by nearly 80% in rats.

In another double-blind randomized placebo controlled study, 20-year-old male hand-ball players received an oral dose of 6mg of astaxanthin per day during a period of 4 weeks. Improvements were noticed in their depth perception and critical flicker threshold. Based on this preliminary study it is shown that astaxanthin may be effective for improving vision in sports.

To conclude, let me remind you that BAC is much more then just antioxidants. I personally have more faith in “BAC awakens the genius within” than in its antioxidative powers. I believe that when our cells recover from exhaustion, they will perform their metabolic activity better and this will heal the body.


My vision is improving very much

“I have found for myself that I am getting so much more done now than ever before… forget those help-yourself manuals! Just get yourself on the right track and watch out! My vision is improving very much and I just realized that my astigmatism is not so noticeable, wow.”

– Jacqueline Chapman, Bozeman, ID – July 2007

The pressure (glaucoma) in my right eye has dropped from 16 to 11

“Dear Roland, I am now on my fourth bottle of the Bio-Algae and still taking nine capsules a day, as you advised.

The eye doctor checked the pressure for the glaucoma yesterday. I was most curious to see if there would be any difference since taking the BAC. The pressure in my right eye (which they have been unable to bring down for years) has dropped from 16 to 11. The left eye is even a bit lower!!

Even more strange: I noticed that the vision in my left eye had improved…..I have a few blind spots from the glaucoma, and when I read the chart I find that every third letter in a line is a total blur. This time I was able to read many more letters.

I am really happy about it and now feel justified in spending that much every month! Thank you again so much for all your help and advice.

– Gail Gallagher, June 2007


“Thought you would like to know that I have had a pretty favorable eye check up. Especially compared to declining eyesight. This time only a little of the retina damage was seen by the optometrist. Very good news for me. Was also thinking about my cat. He seems to have less breathing problems. He has been taking two capsules to my twelve. Hope that this reaches you in the greatest wealth, good health!”

– Franklin & B.B. – June 2007.


“After observing the success my wife was having using BAC for her fibromyalgia I decided to try BAC for my energy and general declining health. I also suffered from Glaucoma experiencing intense pressure and pain. Now after two months of using BAC, my Glaucoma pressure has declined radically, my doctor wants to talk with you folks about BAC for his other patients. I feel better overall with my health and have lots more energy like my wife”

– Bud Woody (male 58), Denver, Colorado – August 2002.


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Takahashi N., & Masayoshi, K., 2005. Effects of Astaxanthin on Accommodative Recovery. Journal of Clinical Therapeutics & Medicines 21(4):431-436 (In Japanese)

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Naito T, et al. (2004) Prevention of diabetic nephropathy by treatment with astaxanthin in diabetic db/db mice. Biofactors 20: 49-59.

Uchiyama K, et al. (2002) Astaxanthin protects cells against glucose toxicity in diabetic db/db mice. Redox Report 7(5): 290-292.

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Nagaki Y., et al., 2002. Effects of astaxanthin on accommodation, critical flicker fusion, and pattern visual evoked potential in visual display terminal workers. Journal of Traditional Medicines 19(5):170-173 (In Japanese).

BAC for Cleansing and Detoxification

If you are engaged in physically intense activities (strength training, cardiovascular training) or heavy metabolic processes (high-protein dieting, chemotherapy, exposure to toxins), you will find tremendous support in the chlorophyll of Bio-Algae Concentrates. This chlorophyll cleanses the liver, kidneys and blood of toxins and metabolic impurities such as excess uric acid for example.

When the liver and kidneys are working more smoothly, everything improves in the body.

This cleansing effect is especially important for people who follow any sort of low-carb diet (Atkins diet, South Beach diet, etc.) since such diets are well known to place a heavy burden on the liver and kidneys. Eliminating excess ketones from the blood and body takes work. I believe that refined carbohydrates have no place in the diet of healthy human beings. As a protection for those who follow these diets, I recommend taking plenty of Bio-Algae Concentrates to make sure their system gets the support it needs.

People who engage in substance abuse of any kind — smoking, drinking, drugs, and so on — have a very strong need for Bio-Algae Concentrates. Their habits place enormous stress on their organs (especially the liver), and if they do not do something to support and cleanse those organs, they are undoubtedly headed towards some very undesirable results.

Bio-Algae Concentrates can help these people, but of course they cannot counteract the overwhelming toxicity of smoking cigarettes, for example. A smoker who takes Bio-Algae Concentrates will be far healthier than a smoker who does not, but a person who does not smoke at all will be far healthier still.

The cleansing effect of Bio-Algae Concentrates is not limited to those who engage in substance abuse. Due to environmental toxins, air pollution, water pollution and other contaminants, we are all exposed to toxic substances, even if we avoid the worst habits like smoking. As a result, we could all benefit from the cleansing and detoxifying effects of Bio-Algae Concentrates.

Better than Bulk Vitamins and Minerals

The only truly natural vitamins and minerals are those that come from whole foods. They are available in some whole food nutritional supplements as highly nutritious, concentrated foods; powdered concentrates of foods and herbs with ONLY the moisture (an isolated component of whole food) removed. Sources of these include …wheat-grass juice, freshwater algae (blue-green algae, chlorella, spirulina), sea vegetables such as kelp, enzymes, wheat-germ oil…
– Home Safe Home by Debra Lynn Dadd

I have alluded to this throughout this report, but it deserves repeating: vitamins and minerals simply cannot compare with these micro-algae when it comes to superior nutrition. For one thing, there is no such thing as an isolated vitamin or mineral or nutrient in nature. No “Vitamin C” fruits grow on trees, for example; all fruits have a spectrum of vitamins and minerals. There are no “calcium leaves” on vegetables. All vegetables have an assortment of minerals and phytochemicals that work synergistically to support human health.

In nature, we find whole spectrum food sources that provide an abundance of synergistic elements that work together in the human body in ways that no scientist can truly comprehend. Modern scientists have not even identified all of the phytochemicals found in Bio-Algae Concentrates, much less studied their combined effects in full detail.

This is why Bio-Algae Concentrates are superior to isolated vitamins and minerals. In fact, if you consume Bio-Algae Concentrates on a daily basis, you can throw out your vitamins and minerals as there is simply no need to take isolated, individual vitamin and mineral supplements. Many of them, especially the cheaper brands, are made from entirely “unnatural” sources in the first place and are of questionable nutritional value. If you really want to consume vitamins the way nature intended, you have got to eat them as they are found in nature, which means consuming Bio-Algae Concentrates on a regular basis.

Certainly, many vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and other plants are also outstanding sources of nutrition, but even their nutritional density pales in comparison to Bio-Algae Concentrates. In my dietary plan suggestions, I recommend to eat lots of fruits and vegetables primarily for fiber and bulk. Although many vegetables are, indeed, powerful disease fighters, I find that in most people there has been too much damage done by the time they are 12 years old. Today’s statistics for kids that are overweight and pre-diabetic are staggering. When it comes to nutritional deficiencies and degenerative conditions, I strongly recommend Bio-Algae Concentrates.

You will not find any bottles of “calcium” or “Vitamin C” in my practice or my home: I have long since thrown them out. Instead, you will find row upon row of bottles labeled “Bio-Algae Concentrates.”

Fertility, Fecundity and Viability with BAC

What are fertility, fecundity and viability?

Fertility would not be without fecundity and viability. Their interaction will become apparent in the text that follows, but let me first define these terms.

Fertility is a measure of reproduction: the number of children born per couple, person or population. In all species, fertility displays astounding mechanisms and depends on many factors such as nutrition, sexual behavior, instinct, endocrinology, timing, way of life, and emotions. Human fertility is a little more complex as economics and culture are also added.

Fecundity, derived from the word fecund, generally refers to the ability to reproduce. In biology and demography, fecundity is the potential reproductive capacity of an organism or population, measured by the number of gametes (eggs), seed set or asexual propagules.

Viability means in general “capacity for survival” and is more specifically used to mean a capacity for living, developing, or germinating under favorable conditions. In pregnancy, viability refers to either an early stage pregnancy that has a chance of reaching full-term and live birth, or the shortest length of pregnancy after which a new born prematurely has a chance of survival.

Russian Research

During several animal research projects sponsored by the former Russian Academy of Science and Ministry of Nutrition, the effect of BAC on fertility, fecundity and viability was evaluated in small and large species. Some of these trials were very large, comprised of thousands or even millions of animals.

Overall, when consuming BAC, most species were observed to be more energetic, to have more vitality, and to have increased energy and strength. From the hundreds of resulting health and productivity benefits, I will concentrate on those having to do with fertility, fecundity and viability.

Poultry: In Moldova, a poultry farm with 1.5 million egg-laying chickens was selected as a main center for algae research from 1985 to 1995. This farm had been afflicted with cancers and low productivity for many years. After a decade of BAC supplementation, the cancers were resolved, many productivity benefits and results were observed and an overall productivity increase of 20% was estimated. Some of the observed benefits were:

Increased number of eggs per year per chicken, from 250 to 300
Increased viability of the newborn chick from 90% to higher than 98%
Increased egg laying period from 16 months to 24 months
Increased fertility

Pig: A 54,000 heads pig farm near Voronege was affected with cancer and low productivity. During this project sponsored by the Ministry of Nutrition the following results were observed:

Increased spermatozoid count and motility (4 times)
Increased pig litter size
Increased viability of piglets
Increased fertility

Dairy cow: A 15,000 heads dairy cow farm was plagued with some cancer and low productivity. During this project sponsored by the Ministry of Nutrition the following results were observed:

Increased viability of donor’s embryos and resulting fecundity
Increased spermatozoid count and motility (4-5 times)
Increased instances of multiple births (twins)
Increased viability of newborns
Expected increases in lactation period from 45 months to 80 months
Increased fertility

Mink: In Siberia, hundreds of mink farms totaling more than 10,000 animals were affected by various cancers and low productivity for this important Soviet industry. During this project sponsored by the Ministry of Nutrition the following results were observed:

Increased viability of donor’s embryos and resulting fecundity
Increased spermatozoid count and motility (4 times)
Significant increases in size of litter
Increased viability of newborns
Increased fertility

Dog: In this informal study, hundreds of dogs, the majority being German Shepherds, were observed over a period of several years. The dogs were used in Moldova to guard the poultry research farm from foxes and other predators.

Increased dog litter size
Increased viability of puppies
Increased fertility

North American BAC Research

Since BAC was introduced in North America in 1999, there have been several instances of fertility reported with animals, in some cases as anecdotal reports, in other cases as part of semi-formal research projects. Find a few listed here:

Increase of 8% in survival rate of new chicks in a 28,000 egg laying poultry research project conducted in Quebec
Instances of larger egg size on a small ranch in Colorado
Increased survival rate of newborns on a goat farm in Quebec
Twelve of thirteen cows dropped their placenta by themselves after giving birth, when previously assistance from a vet or the farmer was required in most cases and…
Increased number of calves per cow per year observed during a formal research project on a Quebec farm

Other Animal Research

In other clinical research conducted at the University of Hawaii, spirulina caused the fertility levels of quail to increase to 96.1 %, significantly higher than fertility levels on a standard breeder diet.

In other research, spirulina was reported in many Aviaries to nearly double production of finches, canaries and hookbills.

BAC, People and Fertility

There have been many cases of fertility or other benefits reported anecdotally by people using BAC:

Couples having difficulty getting pregnant reported successful pregnancy and resulting birth
Women that had entered menopause reported returning menstruations
Women and men report increased libido
Men report increased erectile function
Normalization of the level of testosterone and other hormones

BAC, Energy and Spermatozoid motility

Rather than detailing the physiological mechanisms of fertility, fecundity and vitality, all of which can be found in many books, I will describe only one physiological example to illustrate the relationship between nutrition (and BAC) and fecundity.

The animal research done with BAC often resulted in elevated spermatozoid count and motility across species.

Spermatozoid count is a function of testosterone, cell splitting and other energy and metabolic factors.

Motility is a biological term that refers to the ability to move spontaneously and independently. In terms of fecundity it describes the capacity of the sperm to reach the egg.

One partial explanation of these results is associated with increased ATP energy resulting from a better mitochondria Krebs cycle metabolism. By looking at the structure of a spermatozoid, you can understand the importance of energy required for its flagellum to propel it towards the egg. The key to spermatozoid motility is in its middle section (see diagram). This middle part, immediately behind the head, contains numerous mitochondria, which generate the energy required for movement of the tail.


The Mighty Mitochondria: The Energy Capsules

Mitochondria are tiny sausage-shaped organelles that float in the cytoplasm of the cell. Besides being abundant in the spermatozoid, there are trillions of these tiny powerhouses in the body.

Mitochondria are present in all human and animal cells and play a central role in sustaining aerobic cellular energy functions. In the body, the cells that require the most energy contain the most mitochondria. The cells of the brain, skeletal muscles, heart muscles and eye contain the highest number of mitochondria (as many as 10,000 per cell) while the skin cells, which do not require much energy, contain only a few hundred of them.

Mitochondria look and function like “tiny energy capsules.” They carries ATPase, which is the principal energy enzyme, and cytochrome enzymes, which are the principal enzymes involved in detoxification.

ATP: The Energy Molecule

This energy molecule is called adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the principal energy molecule in the human body. ATP molecules are produced in the cells by the oxidation of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. The energy carried by ATP molecules is used or stored depending on the needs of the body.

These processes are regulated by several factors including the efficiency of enzymes, the extent of enzyme inactivation by intracellular enzyme poisons and the metabolic needs of the cells at the time.

How does BAC positively affect the energy capsules?

When tabulating the range of health results obtained in the Russian studies, it becomes obvious that all physiological metabolisms of the body are benefited when consuming BAC.

There is no doubt that BAC with its 5,000 nutrients does a magnificent job supporting a healthy cellular metabolism.

Furthermore, with its high content of green chlorophyll, nicknamed the “shepherd of light” due to its critical role in the photosynthesis process, BAC significantly contributes to the energy process that occurs in thousands of mitochondria in trillions of cells of the body.

But BAC’s greatest value is that it is extremely efficient at reaching the cells of the brain, resulting in the energetic awakening of the hypothalamus/pituitary cortex that is responsible for the balance (homeostasis) of all metabolisms of the body, including the critical ATP energy cycle that occurs in mitochondria.


The Magic is BAC: The Life of Michael Kiriac – R. Thomas, M. Kiriac, CompWellness, 2003
Increased fertility in quail – Ernest Ross and Warren Dominy – Oceanic Institute, University of Hawaii, 1989

The Many Benefits of Consuming BAC

BAC energizes the body, the brain, the mood and the spirit!
– Anonymous consumer of BAC

Research in health and fitness has brought about new attitudes to diet and lifestyle. Longevity is real! As we live longer, we want to remain strong and healthy. Because we lead such busy lives, it is not always a priority to prepare healthy meals, so we prepare our meals in a hurry. Environmental pollution, stress, hereditary uniqueness and a variety of other factors also significantly increase our need for protective nutrients. This problem can be solved by using BAC, a concentrated and complete superfood, full of essential and rare nutrients that are lacking in our daily diets.

Here is a partial list of benefits that people may obtain or observe when consuming Bio-Algae Concentrates. Many of these benefits have been proven in clinical or industrial trials with millions of livestock, while others have been proven in human clinical or pre-clinical research and trials.

Below, you will find an index to help you navigate quickly to the benefits you are interested in, or you can also scroll down to browse through them all.

List of Benefits

BAC Promotes Full Spectrum, Comprehensive Health Benefits
BAC Promotes and Enhances…
BAC Helps Fight and Heal…
Potent, Energizing Nutrition
An Unparalleled Concentration of Protein
EFA’s – Essential Fatty Acids – The “Fats that Heal”
Natural Active Enzymes
Vitamins and Minerals
A Wealth of Natural Trace Elements
Powerful Immunity and Toxin Shield
Target: Brain
Viruses Blocked
Toxin Shield: Radical War
Toxin Shield: Antioxidant Arsenal
Arthritis and Allergies Reduced
Natural Weight Loss and Muscle Building
Dieting and Weight Loss
Safe, No-fast Fasting
Bodybuilding and Fitness
Optimum Digestion and Cellular Absorption
Stimulate and Tone Digestion in a Gentle, Pleasant, and Invigorating Way
Critical pH Balance
Restored Micro Life
BAC “Fires” Ordinary Food
Peak Brain Function and Emotional Balance
Dynamic Metabolic Rejuvenation and Healing
Miraculous Human Body
Lazy Metabolism and Immune System
BAC is Easy and Practical
Safety and Success of BAC
History and Development of BAC
The Endocrine System


BAC Promotes Full Spectrum, Comprehensive Health Benefits ▲

  • Potent, energizing nutrition
  • Powerful immunity and toxin shield
  • Natural weight loss and muscle building
  • Optimum digestion and cellular absorption
  • Peak brain function and emotional balance
  • Dynamic metabolic healing and rejuvenation

BAC promotes and enhances ▲
Youthful metabolism, energy, mental health and clarity, sleep, digestion, sexual function, weight loss, muscle gain, fast healing, heart and lung capacity, healthy blood pressure, vascular health, immunity, bone density, hair growth, cleansing of the blood, kidneys and gall bladder and liver detoxification.

BAC fights and helps heal ▲
Depression, arthritis and joint problems, allergies, skin diseases, fibromyalgia, asthma, pancreas problems, diabetes, thyroid imbalances, intestinal problems, high cholesterol, anemia, cardiovascular problems, leukemia and cancer.

Potent, Energizing Nutrition ▲

Completeness ▲ BAC is a whole natural superfood, full of nutritional wonders that stimulate the body’s own abundance for balanced, total wellness. This rich nutritional content is complete with proteins, carbohydrates, unsaturated fatty acids, enzymes, and vitamins.

An Unparalleled Concentration of Protein ▲
The body assimilates 90-95% of the proteins found in BAC while 60% are complete proteins, including all essential amino acids.

EFA’s – Essential Fatty Acids – The “Fats that Heal” ▲
Rich in Omega 3, Omega 6, Omega 9, and GLA, BAC’s high gamma linoleic acid content has similar benefits to mother’s milk. This fatty acid has pro-immune anti-inflammatory properties as well as positive effects on the vasodilatation of blood vessels. It supplies an array of vitamins such as B vitamins, including B12 and vitamins A, E and C. Regular use of BAC reduces the level of saturated fatty acids in the liver and increases the level of unsaturated fatty acids, enabling distribution and delivery of nutrients where they are most needed for peak metabolism.

Natural Active Enzymes ▲
BAC provides more than 4,000 types of natural active enzymes that contribute to the efficient digestion of fats, carbohydrates and proteins, permitting greater assimilation of nutrients and total elimination of toxins. It is also one of the richest sources of chlorophyll, a well-known agent for its antibacterial, anti-fungus and anti-inflammatory benefits.

Vitamins and Minerals ▲
BAC contains vitamins A, B complex including B12, C, and E, with high levels of alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, chlorophyll, phycocyanin and astaxanthin.

A Wealth of Natural Trace Elements ▲
Along with iron in a form more readily absorbed than that found in beef liver, BAC contains no less than 92 trace elements including calcium, phosphorus, copper, sodium, chromium, selenium, magnesium, and zinc, as well as calcium spirulan, which has anti-viral action and inhibits cancerous cells.

Powerful Immunity and Toxin Shield ▲

Target: Brain ▲
BAC targets the brain glands in particular – the pituitary, hypothalamus, and pineal – because only they and the central nervous system they control are able to powerfully wake up our sleepy immune system.

Viruses Blocked ▲
BAC is an excellent source of phycocyanin (the protein pigment in blue-green algae). It inhibits virus replication and intensifies the cellular and hormonal mechanism of the immune system, reducing the presence of viral diseases. BAC strengthens the immune system, improving the body’s capacity to produce new blood cells and to regenerate liver and spinal cord cells.

Chlorophyll ▲
BAC is one of the richest sources of chlorophyll, a well-known agent for its antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory benefits.

Prostaglandins ▲
BAC contains precursors to prostaglandins, which act like hormones, supplying our central nervous system and stimulating the immune system to make maximum use of what we eat.

Toxin Shield: Radical War ▲
Artificial and processed foods, environmental pollution, stress, and heredity all join in a toxic assault of free radicals, bringing accelerated aging and an epidemic of degenerative diseases. Nature’s best antioxidants, known as flavanoids and carotenoids, can provide a shield against toxins and radicals.

Toxin Shield: Antioxidant Arsenal ▲
Perhaps the most formidable arsenal of superior natural antioxidants ever assembled, BAC’s free radical exterminators have properties unavailable in their synthetic forms. Astaxanthin alone can be as much as 1,000 times more nutritionally functional as an antioxidant than vitamin E. An exceptional source of beta-carotene (pro-vitamin A) and several other carotenes, BAC provides almost 40 times the protective nutritional power of carotene found in carrots.

Arthritis and Allergies Reduced ▲
BAC’s free radical protection improves inflammatory conditions like arthritis and reduces negative effects of allergic diseases by sparking our autoimmune system.

Natural Weight Loss and Muscle Building ▲
BAC contains spirulina algae, which is one of nature’s greatest sources of leucine. Leucine is one of only three branched-chain amino acids that have a special capacity to boost protein synthesis and inhibit protein breakdown. It is used by athletes to get lean, recover more quickly from intense work outs and create muscle mass while preserving the muscle tissue which is already in place.

Dieting and Weight Loss ▲
BAC taken 30 minutes before meals helps relieve hunger and cravings. With BAC, you get more out of everything good you eat, right down to the cellular level and appetite naturally subsides, giving you more energy with less food.

Safe, No-fast Fasting ▲
Ideal for general detoxification and improved blood circulation, BAC is also great for fasting and suppressing appetite while providing concentrated nutrition and vitamins.

Bodybuilding and Fitness ▲
BAC taken after workouts helps rebuild, repair, and grow lean muscle mass. The more intensive the training, the more effective BAC seems to be, promoting fat burn, toning, lean mass building, increased stamina and strength. BAC contains no steroids, but will help the body produce natural steroids.

Optimum Digestion and Cellular Absorption ▲

Stimulate and Tone Digestion in a Gentle, Pleasant, and Invigorating Way ▲

Critical pH Balance ▲
Poor foods and environmental toxins conspire to acidify the body, bathing it in damaging free radicals and setting the stage for cancer and a host of degenerative diseases. A more alkaline balance is crucial to long life.

Pancreas ▲
BAC stimulates the pancreas to efficiently alkalize the digestive system, which promotes:

  • Regeneration of intestinal lining, allowing it to hold more water and less salt
  • Removal of carcinogenic buildup of old matter
  • Balancing of both extremes of bowel activity

Restored Micro Life ▲
Processed food and antibiotics deplete and unbalance the vital friendly microbes necessary for healthy intestinal function. BAC rapidly restores beneficial flora, so food, nutrients, and supplements are more completely digested and assimilated.

Detoxification ▲
With regular use, the liver is cleansed, nourished, and stimulated to regenerate and fully function.

BAC “Fires” Ordinary Food ▲
Most of us assimilate only a portion of the food we eat and the supplements we take. BAC promotes full absorption of nutrients and vitamins into the blood for maximum availability to the body’s cells. Cell membranes are often incapable of full assimilation of vital nutrients and enzymes. With BAC, cells get all the oxygenation and nutrition they need from enhanced transfer across cell membranes.

Peak Brain Function and Emotional Balance ▲
BAC is so effective for brain function that many people experience quick psychological improvement, motivation, balance and relief of depression and anxiety. Psychological improvement leads to naturally strong but calm resolve, the will to eat better, exercise or be active, and to grow and deal with the stress of change, to create, to actualize, to achieve, and to be your true self at full potential.

Dynamic Metabolic Rejuvenation and Healing ▲
BAC triggers rejuvenation of the entire endocrine system; the interactive network of glands, which is the master control system for metabolism, mood, mentality, and youth.

Led by the pituitary, these executive regulators of all bodily systems include the thyroid, hypothalamus, pineal, adrenals, gonads, and pancreas, all of which produce critical hormones, enzymes, and vitamins.

Evidence of the power and importance of hormones and other natural steroids in health and longevity is overwhelming. Labs around the world are intensely focused on unraveling the incredibly complex web of biochemical compounds that seem to make us or break us – mentally, emotionally, and physically.

Miraculous Human Body ▲
A genetically sound, healthy young human body in its prime can live on bad food, go without sleep, withstand stress, deprivation and toxins, and still rebound, combat thousands of diseases, heal and thrive magnificently, all without a single vitamin pill. How? With a perfectly functioning metabolism and strong immune system.

Lazy Metabolism and Immune System ▲
Age, pressures of modern lifestyle, poor foods and poor eating habits all allow our body’s metabolism and immune system to become lazy, which leads to prematurely accelerated aging and system breakdowns. Even with great advances in medical science and availability of many products for healthy living, instances of degenerative and heart diseases are increasing everyday. What is going wrong?

Only by restoring our metabolism to a more youthful state can we hope to counteract the ravages of aging and degenerative disease. Good diet helps and exercise helps, but what if that is not enough, and what of the majority who do not get the best diet and exercise for whatever reason?

We need a “superfood,” a concentrated and comprehensive revitalizer to trigger our body to feed us smartly (as it did when it was younger), making the most from our daily food intake. This superfood needs to nourish and stimulate the brain, nervous system, and glandular network, while at the same time cleansing and eliminating toxins. This is the essence of anti-aging rejuvenation.

Anti-Aging ▲
BAC achieves the dual purpose of restoring vibrant anabolic (tissue building) metabolism and reducing catabolic (destructive) breakdown. BAC maximizes natural and balanced production of:

  • HGH (human growth hormone)
  • DHEA (the “superhormone”)
  • Melatonin (the ”sleep master”)
  • Insulin, steroids and prostaglandinsthereby restoring a younger, more vigorous metabolism, the basis of anti-aging. Live “well” today as well as live longer.

BAC is Easy and Practical ▲
Hormones and enzymes are part of an intricate and delicate web of substances that only the natural miracle of a healthy, young, fully functioning body can optimally produce, assimilate, manage and balance. BAC takes away the complexity, confusion, and risk of supplementation by balancing and restoring the body’s natural hormone and vitality producing network.

Safety and Success of BAC ▲
BAC is the result of hundreds of clinical tests and practical applications. BAC was used successfully with hundreds of children and adults affected with cancer, leukemia and other serious maladies in the Ukraine, in Chernobyl, and in Canada. With BAC, there are no dangers of overdose or any known adverse side effects or drug interactions. Compare this to the nearly 100,000 annual deaths in the USA alone which result from complications due to prescription drugs taken as prescribed.

History and Development of BAC ▲
BAC is the culmination of three decades of intensive work by a pioneer in biotechnology (a “bioneer”), award-winning Russian scientist and professor Michael Kiriac, now living in Canada, where BAC is made under his authority, supervision and strict quality controls.

In his early years, Dr. Kiriac was tasked by the demanding Soviet empire to discover nutritional ways to improve production of poultry and livestock. Instead of relying on supplementation with dangerous hormones, chemicals and antibiotics, Dr. Kiriac turned to nature’s wealth and researched the embryonic field of microalgae for answers. Soon, the animals were growing larger, living up to 20% longer, in better health, and with more lean muscle and less fat, all from carefully composed algae added to their diet.

After losing five members of his immediate family to pancreatic cancer due to family genetics, Dr. Kiriac oriented his research and application of BAC to humans. Today, thanks to BAC, Dr. Kiriac and the remaining seven members of his family are healthy and without any trace of pancreatic cancer.

By 1986, when the Chernobyl disaster struck, Dr. Kiriac was ready to help people with BAC. BAC was given to several hundred children and adults suffering from radiation ills in a controlled experiment. Dangerously imbalanced cell counts rapidly rose to normal counts, leading to extraordinary improvements in the health of treated children compared to a control group. This success led directly to the founding of BioNutrition and the development and perfection of BAC for full-spectrum human health.

BAC is now sold around the world. It is distributed in hundreds of natural food and vitamin stores and used by hundreds of health professionals in their practice.

The Endocrine System ▲

Dr. Michael Kiriac says “BAC Helps Restore The Inner Genius of The Body“. BAC is an extremely efficient food that easily reaches the hypothalamic/pituitary cortex of the brain. The hypothalamus is the regulator of the endocrine system and its glands. In turn, the glands of the endocrine system and the hormones they secrete influence every cell, organ, and function of our bodies. As the body’s chemical messengers, these hormones transfer information and instructions from one set of cells to another.


How to Take BAC

How much BAC should one consume? The following recommendations are for an average healthy adult. Adjust proportionally to your own body weight or state of health. For a nutritional program in support of specific conditions or diseases, it is best to consult a health professional that may have experience working with BAC.

BAC comes in a capsule containing less then 200mg of powder. Start with one capsule twice a day for the first five days, then adjust the dose up to one capsule six times a day, starting early in the day. BAC can be taken with or without food.

You can take anywhere from six to twelve capsules daily, but it is highly recommended to adjust gradually as directed above, or as instructed by the health professional that recommended the product to you.

Results are best when taking one or two capsules frequently throughout the day, rather than taking more capsules less frequently. It is generally recommended to take one or two capsules every 2-3 hours throughout the day.

Combining: BAC is a micro-food and essentially a food. As such, it will combine well with other foods, vitamins, herbs, greenfoods and any diet. There are no known contra-indications with pharmaceutical drugs, other foods or other alternative remedies.

Support: When consuming BAC, it is recommended to eat wholesome food, exercise at least three times per week, and drink plenty of water throughout the day. When you consume BAC, your body’s cellular activity will increase as it is getting more efficient nutrition. When your cells are more active they need more water to transport nutrients and toxins.

Caution: As is the case with any dietary change such as becoming a vegan or vegetarian, fasting, adopting a new diet, etc., it is recommended to exercise caution. If you are pregnant or have a fragile health condition such as hypertension, Alzheimer’s or varicose veins, you should consult with your health professional before consuming BAC. With these fragile conditions, the recommendation for taking BAC is to begin more slowly then usual, taking only one capsule at a time and starting with one capsule per day while increasing progressively every 5 to 10 days, adding one capsule more per day until you reach six to eight capsules.

Results The results can be different for each person when taking BAC. Often people will take too little and wonder why they are not getting results. I have seen people take one or two capsules — about 300mg of food — and declare that they have taken their BAC for the day. That is like eating one bite of celery and expecting to receive the full health benefits of a large salad of greens.

In order to see results, you need to ramp up and take at least the quantity suggested above. It does not matter if it is off by a few capsules. Remember: BAC is not a drug. You do not have to be exact about it, just make sure you are getting at least six capsules per day. With usage you will notice the benefits and you will become a good judge of how much you should take within reasons.

There is no harm in taking more than six per day of course. Aside from the health benefits I have described in these pages, the main thing you will notice is that you will have more, and maybe a little too much energy. This is an indication that you are getting a good amount of BAC in your diet. If it feels like too much, just cut down and ramp up again more slowly.

Effects of Consuming BAC

When consuming BAC results and reactions are normal and different for each person. Adjust accordingly. People who take the course of natural healing through dietary and other lifestyle changes like exercise, may experience, what is labeled a “HERXHEIMER RESPONSE”, “detoxification reaction or healing crisis”. These experiences can be regrouped as follows: energizing, detoxifying, fortifying, immunizing, protective, restorative and regenerative. Within these groups, the list of symptoms of changes is long and unique to each user. A few examples are: energies, blood sugar, blood counts, assimilation and absorption, better elimination : urines, stools, bowel movements, physical strength and stamina, lactic acid threshold, endurance, oxygen conversion, reduction or stoppage of tremors and seizures, reduction of pains, quicker recovery from injury and injury prevention, pH levels, polarity, frequency, alertness, mood, focus, clarity, emotions, intellect, appetite, skin, nails and hair, sport performance, muscle gain and kept, weight loss or gain, hormone levels, shrinking of tumors, of the prostate, near sight and night sight, reduction of pressure and degeneration of the eyes, normalizes inflammation, breakdown of calcification and plaque, normalization of cholesterols, quenches free radicals, anti-bacterial, anti-tumorigenic, anti-fungal, restores intestinal linings, cardiovascular strength, increased libido, fertility, and more.

The results can be perceived sometime as positive and other time as negative. As per the discussion in “Healing Crisis” below, when the results appear as negative it can usually be managed by reducing the quantity of capsules until the situation remedies itself, usually within a few days. Note that drinking the recommended amount of water will often alleviate the negative symptoms. In order to achieve good health the natural way, a healing crisis may occur. A healing crisis is the result of the whole body acting in unison to eliminate the toxins that have accumulated in the body over the years. These toxins may be from previous toxic substances and medicine taken to “end” a cold or flu, or to stop an infection, rash, etc. Today, health practitioners agree that using a drug to stop an illness only “masks” the symptoms, pushing the problem inside the body, only to manifest itself years later as cancer and other health problems. The healing crisis symptoms can often appear identical to those of the disease that the body is eliminating.

A cleansing reaction may indicate that the body is readily absorbing and responding to the vital nutrients. This Healing Crisis usually comes in the form of changes at the skin, high and/or low energy, headaches, pains, constipation or its opposite, colds, flu’s, and many more. Some people take this as a sign that the products they are taking or the life style change they are now following is causing them harm, and they quit this new path they have chosen. Other people understand that when you follow a natural healing path and they come down with flu’s and colds, that it may actually be part of the healing crisis, the elimination of toxins from the body.

An average person on a natural healing path usually develops a healing crisis within three months, and rarely some crises can be more severe than other. These crises usually manifest themselves in the reverse order in which they initially affected the person. People often feel the best they have felt in a long time just before the healing crisis occurs and right after. The human body is governed by the law of nature. What we feed ourselves determines our well-being. We are what we eat. The choice is ours. If we eat good healthy foods, we live good healthy lives, physically, emotionally and spiritually.

The crisis will usually be only as severe as the body can handle. During the height of the crisis, a person should minimize the intake of food, if not completely ceasing the intake of food. It is possible to go on a short fast to alleviate a healing crisis and speed recovery. A crisis usually lasts for one to three days for a person with average health; it may last longer for people with low energy levels. Water and fresh squeezed vegetable juices are the best things to consume during a healing crisis. People should not stop the intake of water, as water helps carry in nutrients and carry out toxins.

It generally takes at least 90 days for any permanent change in the body to take effect. This includes changing personal habits, quitting smoking, dieting to lose weight, benefiting from natural supplements, and other. Some people notice dramatic changes the first week of taking BSF, while others notice gradual changes over several months. Healthy people may notice subtle positive changes such as more energy, better concentration capabilities, and improved digestion. Some notice a general feeling of wellness, while others have not gotten sick. Athletes report improved performance and faster recovery. Some people notice that they are in need of less medication. Keep a health diary for 90 days and see for yourself if you can boast any improvements.

Human Use – Cases

I could describe nutritional and physiological science in thousands of pages and hundreds of books. However, I would certainly not be the first to do so, as plenty of these books already exist.I also believe that reading these books would not help you understand how Bio-Algae Concentrates work as vividly as examples of real results obtained by real people as shared by themselves.As such, I will relate a few cases in which people using BAC experienced tremendous results and improvements in their health. They have willingly offered to share their stories in the hopes that someone else may read them and become inspired to get better as they have. In most cases, these people are still enjoying the benefits graciously shared in their own words below.In some instances, I have added comments or observations for clarification.

BAC and Epilepsy
BAC and Cerebral Vasculitis



BAC and Epilepsy ▲

In February of 2006, Brenda G., a 32-year-old woman from southern California, shared her experience using BAC as follows:

I have had no seizures in five months – I have suffered from epileptic seizures since I was a child. When taking medication I would get seizures 3 to 4 times per week. Without medication I could get them daily. With Bio-Algae Concentrates and without medication I have not had one seizure since the first day I started taking Bio-Algae Concentrates five months ago now. Because of my success I recently gave some Bio-Algae Concentrates to my cousin and he has not had a seizure in seven weeks.

Brenda has now been seizure-free for 10 months.

Just a year earlier, Brenda was frustrated with her condition and hopeless of ever finding a cure. However, she and her family had witnessed her dad’s successful recovery from pancreatic cancer using BAC as an alternative nutritional support. This motivated Brenda to try BAC. When she first shared her story, it had only been two months since she had started using BAC, and although she was seizure-free, I must admit that I was somewhat skeptical. Knowing about the powerful healing potential of our beliefs and the strong placebo effect of seeing her father doing well, I remained hopeful, but waited. However, after Brenda reported six months without seizures, I was elated for her and scientifically curious. I too, had thought that a cure for epilepsy was hopeless. As a teenager, I had a friend that suffered from frequent seizures, which left me sad and confused each time I witnessed them. Now I was intrigued to hear that BAC seemed to help epilepsy symptoms, and wanted to learn why.

Epilepsy and its causes

Epilepsy is a disorder characterized by spontaneous and recurrent seizures (convulsions). These seizures arise from abnormal electrical activity in the brain, which may be secondary to a brain abnormality or neurological disorder, or may not have a clear cause at all. Since epilepsy is not associated with any particular disease, it should not be understood as one disorder, but instead as a group of disorders for which recurrent seizures are the main symptom.

Normally, electrical activity in the brain occurs in an organized way. A nerve cell transmits a signal within the brain either by altering the concentration of salts with the cell or by releasing neurotransmitters. This allows for a smooth flow of electricity to pass between nerve cells. However, if this pattern gets disrupted by an improper concentration of salts or by the overactivity of neurotransmitters, it can trigger seizure activity.

Certain areas of the brain are more likely than others to be involved in seizure activity. The motor cortex, which is responsible for body movement, and the temporal lobes, including the hippocampus, which is involved in memory, are particularly sensitive to biochemical changes (e.g., decreased oxygen level, metabolic imbalances, infection) that provoke abnormal brain cell activity.

Common causes of epilepsy include:

  • Stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA)
  • Dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Infections, including brain abscess, meningitis, encephalitis, and AIDS
  • Brain problems that are present at birth (congenital brain defect)
  • Brain injury that occurs during or near birth
  • Metabolism disorders present at birth (such as phenylketonuria)
  • Brain tumor
  • Abnormal blood vessels in the brain
  • Other illness that damage or destroy brain tissue
  • Use of certain medications, including antidepressants, tramadol, cocaine, and amphetamines

Despite the above list, about 35% of all cases of epilepsy have no clearly definable cause. The Center for Diseases Control (CDC) reports 2.3 million Americans suffering from epilepsy.

How does BAC help with epilepsy?

In early 2005, returning from an annual visit to Chernobyl, Ukraine, the site of the 1986 nuclear explosion, Dr. Michael Kiriac, PhD and leading authority on Bio-Algae Concentrates shared with me some positive results of children using BAC. The repercussions of this nuclear disaster are still manifested in thousands of people of the region. For example, many children are affected with seizures and other symptoms of epilepsy. During his visit, he gave BAC to some local clinics and families of friends. When he returned to Canada a few weeks later he received several happy telephone calls and messages from doctors and parents. They were reporting a reduction in the frequency of seizures of children who had been taking BAC.

At the time, I was curious, but I left it at that. I knew a lot about the nutritional power of BAC for the brain. BAC contains hundreds of nutrients that are required for brain health and brain healing: the magnificent fatty acids omega 3, omega 6, omega 9 and mighty Gama Linoleic Acid (GLA), the critically beneficial B vitamins, folic acid and mighty vitamin A occurring as pro-vitamin A from the rich content of beta and alpha carotene in BAC. Some of these nutrients, like pro-vitamin A and other antioxidants such as astaxanthin and beta carotene, are proven to traverse brain barriers and even span across the cell’s membrane delivering nutrition, protection and energy. Based on this incredible array of nutrients, I knew that BAC resulted in ultimate brain and cellular nutrition.

But after hearing about Brenda’s results, I became interested and wanted specific answers. I asked Dr. Kiriac about the mechanisms of action between BAC and Brenda’s amazing results. As usual, his answer was simple and holistic. He said:

Roland, we don’t know much about brain diseases. We know there are billions of brain cells and synapses and on/off electrical connections and requirement for nutrients and resulting cellular energy, growth, protection and regeneration. We know there are parts of the brain that regulate rational thoughts and others that regulate basic motor controls. We know that certain areas of the brain are more likely than others to be involved in seizure activity.

In Nutrition 101, we learn that certain nutrients such as those contained in BAC affect the brain positively. In more advanced and holistic nutrition we now know that many more nutrients such as certain trace elements and phytonutrients are critical for healthy brain function. We know that BAC contains thousands of nutrients and many more than those currently recommended in the most advanced medical and nutritional sciences.

But more importantly, the greatest “value added” by BAC is its direct influence on the hypothalamus / pituitary relationship. This glandular cortex is responsible for all metabolic activities in our body. When this life-critical cortex is properly nourished and energized it holds the power to command the body metabolisms back to balance and health via a myriad of hormones and peptides. For example, one important metabolism is the nutrients to energy conversion (Krebbs cycle/ATP) for which the balance in salt/sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium is critical. This electrical and atomic energy generation occurs unceasingly in each mitochondria of every trillion cells of our body including those at the root of epileptic seizures”

We have since witnessed new success with BAC and epilepsy in children and adults of all ages. BAC is so easy to use; there are no known medical contraindications as it is a food!, it is non-toxic and it has no negative side effects.


BAC and HIV ▲

The August 2006 International AIDS Conference in Toronto, boasted of progress in the fight against AIDS, when really, the fight against AIDS, just like the fight against cancer are billion dollars sinkholes. At the time, the boasting motivated me to share an alternative solution, the “handful of dollars” story of Daniel and his successful “fight against HIV/AIDS”.

In February 2004, Dr. Nita D., MD, a Boulder Colorado physician and wholistic practitioner had shared with me the case of Daniel and suggested we followed his progress together. Daniel had been diagnosed HIV positive several years earlier and was seeing his condition worsening alarmingly. His regular MD was suggesting medications.  Instead, Daniel decided to look for an alternative solution and met Dr. Nita. Following her recommendations to use BAC and to change his eating habits, Daniel saw his viral load dropped significantly in a few weeks. Daniel agreed to send me copies of his lab reports . Let me show you a perspective of continued progress in his own words:

“I am HIV positive. I just got my latest lab work back and it’s great! My viral load is stable at about 10,000 (the nurse practitioner said she was very surprised at just how stable it is), and my T-cells are up! To over 400. That’s the highest they’ve been in over a year. If you will recall, exactly one year ago my viral load was at 139,000 and the T-cells barely over 250, prompting the docs to want to start me on meds. But then I started the BAC.

I am especially impressed with the numbers because since October, when I returned from Brazil, I’ve been dealing with some very difficult emotions like grief, sadness, and some depression. There has been a lot of stress as I’ve tried to find a job (still looking). Also, I haven’t been very strict nutritionally as that has been difficult as well. Given these factors, I’m so thrilled that my numbers are so good. It gives me new energy and motivation to eat right, and continue trying to make good lifestyle choices. But I think if it weren’t for the BAC, the picture would look very different right now. Thank you!”

– Daniel R.R., Colorado USA – February 2005.

UPDATE – February 2006
Daniel wrote again in February 2006 following a visit to his regular MD for lab work (his results showed a viral load of 17,000 and CD4 at 447):

“I just received my results from my regular MD. He says ‘Dan, numbers look good. Get the test done again in 3 months’.”

UPDATE – May 2006
Following another test, Daniel sent this note on May 5, 2006.

“My latest results show a drop in viral load to just over 5,000. My CD4s are stable at about 414. Interestingly, my numbers continue to look good despite huge amounts of stress at my work. Additionally, my relationship broke up 3 months ago which has also been very difficult emotionally and psychologically. But I continue to take the BAC and the numbers are either stable or have actually improved.”

What does all this mean for Daniel?

First, let us discuss what the test results mean. Viral load tests are reported as the number of HIV copies in a milliliter of blood. If the viral load measurement is high, it indicates that HIV is reproducing and that the disease will likely progress faster than if the viral load is low. A high viral load can be anywhere from 5,000 to 10,000 copies and can range as high as one million or more. A low viral load is usually between 200 to 500 copies, depending on the type of test used. This result indicates that HIV is not actively reproducing and that the risk of disease progression is low. A viral load result that reads “undetectable” does not mean that you are cured. It may mean that the level of HIV virus in your blood is below the threshold needed for detection by this test.

Daniel has managed to reduce or stop the progression of his disease without any medication and its nasty side effects and with just a few capsules of BAC per day along with easy changes to his diet. As commented by Daniel, he is doing well even if he has not been “perfect” in his diet and has been under a lot of stress.

How does BAC help with HIV?

Let me set the record straight. A) It would be unfair to Daniel and to natural health to claim that BAC is a remedy for HIV. It would ignore Daniel’s “self healing power” and the power of “Let thy food be thy medicine”. It would remove Daniel’s responsibility to stop eating badly, to eat well, exercise, rest and sleep well. Applying these few simple disciplines alone will reduce his viral load. B) BAC is not a remedy for HIV nor for any specific disease such as diabetes, Alzheimer’s, fibromyalgia, etc.

So how does BAC help more than broccoli and parsley?

BAC is pure food: the raw materials that the body needs for energy, growth, repair, protection and self healing from ALL diseases or conditions. Rather than re-explain BAC and the potential of its ingredients and mechanism of actions specific to HIV, let me remind you that the proper use of BAC will deliver via nutritional support similar health protection and healing results in all viral conditions like herpes, hepatitis A, B and C, West Nile virus, etc., and all of the thousands of “named” diseases for anyone consuming it.

On the other hand, I want to invite you to read the sections
“Phycocyanin in BAC Enhances the Immune System”, and
“BAC Awakens the Genius Within” so that you understand the relationship between BAC’s extraordinary nutritional power and efficiency and the body’s innate capacity to heal.


BAC and Cerebral Vasculitis ▲

In 2005, I was blessed with hearing first hand the extraordinary health recovery story of Janice K, who had been suffering from cerebral vasculitis, an inflammation of the blood vessel walls in the brain and sometimes the spinal cord. Janice called me and wrote to me frequently when she began using BAC. Within weeks of starting to use it, she was elated at some early positive changes that she was experiencing, and from there it got even better. Read her results in her own words next:

“Dear Dr. Thomas, I cannot thank you and Dr. Kiriac enough for making this fabulous product available to me. In May of 1995 I was diagnosed with Cerebral Vasculitis. It is a very rare and deadly disease in which the arteries in the brain become inflamed and weakened. Most doctors are not even aware that such a disease even exists. I was fortunate to have one who did know about this disease. However, my prognosis was very grim as my disease had progressed to a very dangerous state. After a Cerebral Angiogram confirmed my diagnosis in 1995, my doctor told my family I would be lucky to live 5 days.

After 7 years of total bed rest with severe headaches, nausea and vomiting, and 4 ½ years of Chemotherapy and massive doses of Prednisone; which gave me osteo-arthritis and other debilitating problems, I am still here. My blood pressure was through the roof at 250/150 most of the time during those years; even while being on 3 blood pressure medications. I did regain some ability to function; but never to the extent that I was able to enjoy my life and plan time with family and friends. The Lord was helping me through the long and very difficult days of suffering; but I still had a long way to go to ever get back to being my old self again.

In February of 2005, I began to have the same symptoms again and had an MRI of my head; to find the vasculitis was far more severe than it had ever been in the beginning in 1995. My doctor was very worried for me when I told him I was not going to go the route of chemo and Prednisone again and go through a living “hell” everyday. I had already started taking the BAC as a good daily supplement. I knew it was a terrific product; as I felt good in just a few days of taking it, not knowing I was getting very sick again. I called you and told you my problem and we set up a regimen of the algae and I started that; plus I have eaten nothing but all organic foods, including my eggs, flour, sugar, milk, spices, etc. There is nothing to eat in my house that is not totally organic. I was determined to keep my body as clean and pure as possible so as to allow this amazing product to have every chance to cleanse my body of every toxic chemical and waste product so it could heal itself with the help of the powerful nutrients in the algae. (As a Registered Nurse I know a bit about how the body functions and what it needs to repair and keep itself healthy.) I thank my Lord everyday for creating algae and causing Dr. Kiriac to persevere until he got the formula right. Then he instilled in you a desire to help with what He had provided that was helpful and not hurtful.

Believe me; I know how hurtful medications can be. I required 4 medications to treat my Vasculitis the first time around; but wound up taking 12 in the end. The extra 8 were to treat the side effects of the original medications or the debilitating diseases they caused; such as my osteo-arthritis.

After my diagnosis in February of 2005, I have felt really well after just a few days on the algae. After 3 weeks my blood pressure normalized and I was forced to go off my 3 blood pressure medications, because it would get too low and I would want to pass out. It has continued to be normal. My osteo-arthritic knees improved rapidly and the swelling and pain were non-existent within a month of taking BAC. My migraine headaches; which I have had for over 42 years are no more (I was taking 4 hypos a month for those awful headaches). Hallelujah! Don’t I love being free of those! Remember when I called and asked you if there was a natural anti-histamine for my cottonwood allergy this year? You said I had it in the algae. Guess what? No cottonwood allergy.

The greatest news of all—I’m alive!!! My MRI on 5/30/2005 shows no signs of active vasculitis. Just 3 months and 13 days after being handed a death sentence; with no chemo, no horrible Prednisone, and no side effects. What more could a girl ask for?

My doctor is having a very hard time believing it; even though he has seen me out of bed and looking very well this time around, and not running into his office to get a couple of IV’s every other week, because I couldn’t keep anything in my stomach, and would get dehydrated.

That was how it was for years last time around. I know this is awfully long; but I wanted you to know how absolutely miraculously the algae has worked to save my life this second time around, and I didn’t even feel sick. How much better does it get when you are supposed to die, and the cure is so simple and so easy to tolerate. Sorry if I sound like a commercial. I am a living commercial. I tell everyone I know. If they don’t take it, they are the world’s biggest fools, as far as I am concerned. I want my husband, children and grandchildren around for a very long time, so they will all be on algae very soon. My daughter is coming from Macedonia in a couple of weeks and I plan to send it back for her, my son-in-law and four grandchildren. Nothing is more precious than your health. We don’t realize that until we lose it. How sad is that?

Thank Dr. Kiriac for me next time you see him. May my Lord bless both of you richly in every area of your lives; but mostly may He give you peace, joy, happiness, and a great sense of satisfaction knowing you are helping sooo many people take back their lives, and a chance to smell the roses for years to come.

Most sincerely, Jan Khatibi, Sammamish, WA ”

Two years and 3 months later Jane writes this update. What can I add?

Dear Roland, I want to thank you for all the helpful information and support you have given me the past 2 years and 3 months since I was given a certain death sentence by my Dr.

I started the algae and saw results in just a few days. I was out of bed after 10 years of being bedridden with Cerebral Vasculitis. My blood pressure normalized in 2 weeks and hadn’t for all those years on 3 blood pressure meds. The massive doses of Prednisone had destroyed my stomach and my knees. Within the first month those problems were eliminated and have given me no trouble since. My Raynaud’s Disease in my fingertips and toes was gone in the first month. My migraine headaches, which I had had since I was 21 years old, disappeared sometime during the first month and a half. I am not sure just when as I was so busy celebrating the lack of all my horrible symptoms, I forgot to notice the absence of the migraines which had gotten very severe with the vasculitis. I am truly a walking miracle and my doctors have been amazed that my recovery has lasted.

I thank you for telling me to go all organic right away, as it certainly helped me detox fast and remain detoxed. I know it made a big difference in how fast and how well the algae worked for me. Being a nurse, I understood the importance of keeping the chemical toxins in our food chain out of my body then and forever. Thankfully, we have Whole Foods stores in my area and I can get everything organic.

I am living life to the fullest extent possible. I work out with weights and aerobic exercises and that amazes even me.

My prayer is that people will give the algae a chance to help them recover from an illness and remain healthy and strong. If they have no illness I pray they will recognize how blessed they are to be healthy and will take the algae to help them stay that way. My family members take it to stay well.

My 44 year old daughter was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease last summer (2006), and after talking with you, she increased her algae intake and within a month she was significantly better and now has no symptoms. My two granddaughters’ asthma is gone after taking the algae. They were on steroid inhalers and medications that were not good for them.

I have told my story and shared the algae with many people with varying diseases and I can honestly say they have all found an incredible amount of relief with the algae. They were all surprised there were no serious side effects. A couple of people got a little diarrhea, but it cleared up quickly. One is a two year old boy with very serious allergy problems and he has tolerated it well and is doing well.

You shared my original letter of my miraculous healing in your November
newsletter. I often forward that newsletter to people I have told about the algae.
Not only is my amazing story in there but the wonderful stories of many others who had received a miracle with the algae as well.

Sorry this got so long. I just want you to know how grateful I am for you, Dr. Kiriac, and God’s creation of algae.


– Jan Khatibi, June 2007, Washington State, USA

Supporting Research

Algae health libraries contain thousands of published scientific references covering 45 years of international researches. A few of these studies are referenced here in order to provide a broader view of the extent of scientific research about algae and their nutrients, like those contained in BAC.The number of research studies done on nutrients and phytonutrients in algae is in the hundreds of thousands and continues to grow each day. Some nutrients are more beneficial then others, but all nutrients are more efficient when occurring naturally within the whole food. Many studies of specific nutrients are included here as they can inform you about the extraordinary health benefits of these nutrients that occur in BAC.These research briefs are not intended as medical advice or as a guide for self-treatment. Consult a qualified healthcare practitioner for diagnosis or treatment of any disease or medical condition.



  • 1. Gobantes, I, et al., “Astaxanthin and canthaxanthin kinetics after ingestion of individual doses by immature rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss,” Jour of Agric and Food Chemistry, February 1997: 45(2) 454-458.
  • 2. Nakagawa, K, et al., “Inhibition of beta-carotene and astaxanthin of NADPH-dependent microsomal phospholipid peroxidation,” Jour Nutritional Science and Vitaminology, June 1997: 43(3) 345-355.
  • 3. Jorgensen, K., et al, “Carotenoid scavenging of radicals. Effect of carotenoid structure and oxygen partial pressure on antioxidative activity,” Zeitschrift für Lebensmittel Untersuchung und-Forschung, May 1993: 196(5) 423-429.
  • 4. Terao, J., “Antioxidant activity of beta-carotene carotenoids in solution,” Lipids, July 1989: 24(7) 659-661.
  • 5. Mortensen, A., et al., “Comparative mechanisms and rates of free radical scavenging by carotenoid antioxidants,” FEBS Letters, November 24, 1997: 418(1-2) 91-97.
  • 6. Kurashige, M., et al, ” Inhibition of oxidative injury of biological membranes by astaxanthin,” Physiological Chemistry and Physics and Medical NMR, 1990: 22(1) 27-38.
  • 7. Tinkler, JH, et al, “Dietary carotenoids protect human cells from damage,” Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, December 1994: 26(3) 283-285.
  • 8. Woodall, AA., et al, “Carotenoids and protection of phospholipids in solution or in liposomes against oxidation by peroxyl radicals: relationship between carotenoid structure and protective ability,” Biochimica Biophysica Acta, October 20, 1997: 1336(3) 575-586.
  • 9. Woodall, AA., et al., “Oxidation of carotenoids by free radicals: relationship between structure and reactivity,” Biochimica Biophysica Acta, July 19, 1997:1336(1) 33-42.
  • 10. Jyonouchi, H., et al, “Studies of immunomodulating actions of carotenoids. I. Effects of beta-carotene and astaxanthin on murine lymphocyte functions and cell surface marker expression in in vitro culture system,” Nutrition and Cancer, 1991: 16(2) 93-105.
  • 10a. Jyonouchi, H., et al, “Studies of immunomodulating actions of carotenoids. II. Astaxanthin Enhances In Vitro Antibody Production to T-Dependent Antigens Without Facilitating Polyclonal B-Cell Activation,” Nutrition and Cancer, 1993: 19(3) 269-280.
  • 11. Jyonouchi, H, et al, “Effects of various carotenoids on cloned, effector-stage T-helper cell activity,” Nutrition and Cancer, 1996: 26(3) 313-324.
  • 12. Okai, Y, et al, “Possible immunomodulating activities of carotenoids in in vitro cell culture experiments,” International Journal of Immunopharmacology, December 1996: 18(12) 753-758.
  • 13. Gradelet, S., et al, “Effects of canthaxanthin, astaxanthin, lycopene and lutein on liver xenobiotic-metabolizing enzymes in the rat,” Xenobiotica, January 1996: 26(1) 49-63.
  • 14. Jyonouchi, H., et al, “Immunomodulating actions of carotenoids: enhancement of in vivo and in vitro antibody production to T-dependent antigens,” Nutrition and Cancer, 1994: 21(1) 47-58.
  • 15. Lee, SH, et al, “Effects, quenching mechanisms, and kinetics of carotenoids in chlorophyll-sensitized photooxidation of soybean oil,” Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, August 1990: 38(8) 1630-1634.
  • 16. Mortensen, A., et al, “Free radical transients in photobleaching of xanthophylls and carotenes,” Free Radical Research, June 1997: 26(6) 549-563.
  • 17. O’Connor, I., et al, “Modulation of UVA light-induced oxidative stress by beta-carotene, lutein and astaxanthin in cultured fibroblasts,” Journal of Dermatological Science, March 1998: 16(3) 226-230.
  • 18. Savoure, N., et al, “Vitamin A Status and Metabolism of Cutaneous Polyamines in the Hairless Mouse After UV Irradiation: Action of beta-carotene and astaxanthin,” Intl Jour Vitamin and Nutrition Research, 1995: 65(2) 79-86.
  • 19. Oshima, S., et al, “Inhibitory effect of beta-carotene and astaxanthin on photosensitized oxidation of phospholipid bilayers,” Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology, December 1993: 39(6) 607-615.
  • 20. Mortensen, A., et al, “Relative stability of carotenoid radical cations and homologue tocopheroxyl radicals. A real time kinetic study of antioxidant hierarchy,” FEBS Letters, November 17, 1997: 417(3) 261-266.
  • 21. Savoure, N., et al, “Vitamin A Status and Metabolism of Cutaneous Polyamines in the Hairless Mouse After UV Irradiation: Action of beta-carotene and astaxanthin,” Intl Jour Vitamin and Nutrition Research, 1995: 65(2) 79-86.
  • 22. Oshima, S., et al, “Inhibitory effect of beta-carotene and astaxanthin on photosensitized oxidation of phospholipid bilayers,” Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology, December 1993: 39(6) 607-615.
  • 23. Mortensen, A., et al, “Relative stability of carotenoid radical cations and homologue tocopheroxyl radicals. A real time kinetic study of antioxidant hierarchy,” FEBS Letters, November 17, 1997: 417(3) 261-266.
  • 24. Rich, MR., et al., “Dihydroxy-carotenoid liposomes inhibit phototoxicity in Paramecium caudatum,” Photochemistry and Photobiology, 1992: v. 56(3) 413-416.
  • 25. Chew, BP., et al., “A comparison of the anticancer activities of dietary beta-carotene, canthaxanthin and astaxanthin in mice in vivo,” Anticancer Research, 1999: v. 19, 1849-1854.
  • 26. Tanaka, T. et al., “Chemoprevention of rat oral carcinogenesis by naturally occurring xanthophylls, astaxanthin and canthaxanthin,” Cancer Research, September 15, 1995: v. 55, 4059-4064.
  • 27. Tomita, Y., et al., “Preventive action of carotenoids on the development of lymphadenopathy and proteinuria in MRL-lpr/lpr mice,” Autoimmunity, 1993: v.16, 95-102.

Mechanism of Action:

  • 1. Kurashige, M., et al, ” Inhibition of Oxidative Injury of Biological Membranes by Astaxanthin,”
  • Physiological Chemistry and Physics and Medical NMR, 1990: 22(1), 27-38.
  • 2. Tso, Mark O. M., Lam, Tim-Tak, “Method of Retarding and Ameliorating Central Nervous System and Eye Damage, Patent No. 5,527,533. Washington, D.C., U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, June 18, 1996.
  • 3. Pappert, E.J., et al, “Alpha-tocopherol in the Ventricular Cerebrospinal Fluid of Parkinson’s Disease Patients: Dose-response Study and Correlations with Plasma Levels,” Neurology, October 1996: 47(4), pp. 1037-42.
  • 4. Agus, D.B., et al., “Vitamin C Crosses the Blood-Brain Barrier in the Oxidized Form Through the Glucose Transporters,” Journal of Clinical Investigation, December 1997: 100(11), pp. 2842-8.
  • 5. Lee, SH, et al, “Effects, Quenching Mechanisms, and Kinetics of Carotenoids in Chlorophyll-Sensitized Photooxidation of Soybean Oil,” Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, August
  • 1990: 38(8), pp. 1630-1634.
  • 6. Savoure, N., et al, “Vitamin A Status and Metabolism of Cutaneous Polyamines in the Hairless Mouse after UV Irradiation: Action of Beta-Carotene And Astaxanthin,” International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research, 1995: 65(2), pp. 79-86.
  • 7. Rousseau, E.J., Davison, A.J., Dunn, B., “Protection by Beta-carotene and Related Compounds Against Oxygen-mediated Cytotoxicity and Genotoxicity: Implications for Carcinogenesis and Anticarcinogenesis,” Free Radical Biology and Medicine, October 1992: 13(4), pp. 407-433.
  • 8. Nakagawa, K, et al., “Inhibition of beta-carotene and astaxanthin of NADPH-dependent microsomal phospholipid peroxidation,” Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology, June 1997: 43(3), pp. 345-355.
  • 9. Jyonouchi, H, et al, “Effects Of Various Carotenoids on Cloned, Effector-Stage T-Helper Cell Activity,” Nutrition and Cancer, 1996: 26(3), pp. 313-324.

Biological Activity:

  • 1. Miki, W., “Biological functions and activities of animal carotenoids,” Pure Appl Chem, 1991: v.63(1) 141-146.
  • 2. Miki, W., et al., “Comparison of carotenoids in the ovaries of marine fish and shellfish,”” Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, 1982: v.71B, pp. 7-11.
  • 3. Gobantes, I., et al., “Astaxanthin and canthaxanthin Kinetics after Ingestion of Individual Doses by Immature Rainbow Trout Oncorhynchus mykiss,” Jour Agricultural and Food Chemistry, February 1997: 45(2) 454-458.
  • 4. Petit, H., et al., “The effects of dietary astaxanthin on the carotenoid pattern of the prawn Penaeus japonicus during postlarval development,” Comparative Biochem and Physiology, Part A, Feb 1998: v. 119A(2) 523-527.
  • 5. Hinostroza, G., et al., “Pigmentation of the rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) with oil-extracted astaxanthin from the langostilla (Pleuroncodes planipes),” Archivos Lationoamericanos De Nutricion, 1997: v. 47(3) 237-241.
  • 6. Guillou, A., et al., “Comparative accumulations of labelled carotenoids ( 14 C-Astaxanthin, 3 H-Canthaxanthin and 3 H-Zeaxanthin) and their metabolic conversions in mature female rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss),” Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, 1992: v. 102B(1) 61-65.
  • 7. Tso, Mark O. M., Lam, Tim-Tak, “Method of Retarding and Ameliorating Central Nervous System and Eye Damage, Patent No. 5,527,533. Washington, D.C., U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, June 18, 1996.
  • 8. Wedekind, C., et al, “Different carotenoids and potential information content of red coloration of male three-spined stickleback,” Journal of Chemical Ecology, May 1998: v. 24(5) 787-801.
  • 9. Einen, O., “Quality characteristics in raw and smoked fillets of Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, fed high-energy diets,” Aquaculture Nutrition, June 1998: v. 4(2) pp. 99-108.
  • 10. Rice, Robert, “”Bird of the Month, May 1997: The Moveable Feaster Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center,
  • 11. Egeland, ES., et al., “Research Note: Carotenoids in combs of Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus) fed defined diets,” Poultry Science, 1993: 72, pp. 747-751.
  • 12. Goldsmith, T., et al., “The cone oil droplets of avian retinas,” Vision Research, 1984: v.24(11) pp. 1661-1671.
  • 13. Brush, A., “Metabolism of carotenoid pigments in birds,” FASEB Journal, 1990: v. 4, pp. 2969-2977.
  • 14. Durr, S., “Haematococcus: a common inhabitant of bird baths,”
  • 15. Muhkebe, MO, “Flamingos flee Lake Nakuru,” SafariMate News & Briefs,
  • 16. Chew, B.P. , et al., “Dietary Beta-Carotene and Astaxanthin but not Canthaxanthin Stimulate Splenocyte Function in Mice,” Anticancer Research, December 1999.
  • 17. Osterlie, M., et al., “On Bioavailability and Deposition of bent Z-Isomers of Astaxanthin,” Madrid, 1999.
  • 18. Malmsten, C., “Dietary Supplementation with Astaxanthin-Rich Algal Meal Improves Muscle Endurance – a double blind study on male students.” Unpublished study from the Karolinska Institut. Gustavsberg, Sweden, 1998.
  • 19. Lignell, A., et al., “Symptom improvement in Helicobacter pylori-positive non-ulcer dyspeptic patients after treatment with the carotenoid astaxanthin,” Published in: Proceedings of the 12 the International Carotenoid Symposium, 1999. Cairns, Australia.

Strength and Endurance:

  • 1. Malmsten, C.L., “Dietary supplement with astaxanthin – Rich algal meal improves muscle endurance – A double blind study on male students” Cancer Prevention
  • 1. Gradelet, S, et al., “Dietary carotenoids inhibit aflatoxin B1-induced liver preneoplastic foci and DNA damage in the rat,” Carcinogenesis, March 1998: 19(3) pp. 403-411.
  • 2. Gradelet, S, et al., “Effects of canthaxanthin, astaxanthin, lycopene and lutein on liver xenobiotic-metabolizing enzymes in the rat,” Xenobiotica, January 1996: 26(1) pp. 49-63.
  • 3. Mori, H., et al., “Chemoprevention by naturally occurring and synthetic agents in oral, liver and large bowel carcinogenesis,” Journal of Cell Biochemistry, Supplement, 1997: 27, pp. 35-41.
  • 4. Lim, B.P., A. Nagao, et al. (1992). “Antioxidant activity of xanthophylls on peroxyl radical-mediated phospholipid peroxidation,” Biochim-Biophys-Acta 1126(2): 178-84.
  • 5. Astorg, P., et al., “Effects of provitamin A or non-provitamin A carotenoids on liver xenobiotic-metabolizing enzymes in mice,” Nutrition of Cancer, 1997: 27(3) pp. 245-249.
  • 6. Rousseau, EJ, et al., “Protection by beta-carotene and related compounds against oxygen-mediated cytotoxicity and genotoxicity: implications for carcinogenesis and anticarcinogenesis,” Free Radical Biology & Medicine, October 1992: 13(4) pp. 407-433.
  • 7. Tanaka, T., et al., “Suppression of azoxymethane-induced rat colon carcinogenesis by dietary administration of naturally occurring xanthophylls-2-astaxanthin and canthaxanthin during the postinitiation phase,” Carcinogenesis, December 1995: 16(12) pp. 2957-2963.
  • 8. Tanaka, T., et al., “Chemoprevention of rat oral carcinogenesis by naturally occurring xanthophylls, astaxanthin and canthaxanthin,” Cancer Research, September 15, 1995: 55(18) pp. 4059-4064.
  • 9. DiMascio, P., et al., “Carotenoids, tocopherols and thiols as biological singlet molecular oxygen quenchers,” Biochemical Society Transactions, 1990: 18, pp. 1054-1056.

Light Protection (Human Eye and Skin):

  • 1. Gonzalez, JE, “Improved indicators of cell membrane potential that use fluorescence resonance energy transfer,” Chemical Biology, April 1997: 4(4) pp. 269-277.
  • 2. Kobayashi, M., “Antioxidant role of astaxanthin in the green alga Haematococcus pluvialis,” Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, September 1997: 48(3) pp. 351-356.
  • 3. Fan, L., et al., “Does astaxanthin protect Haematococcus against light damage?” Zeitschrift für Naturforschrift, January 1998: 53(1-2) pp. 93-100.
  • 4. O’Connor, I, et al., “Modulation of UVA light-induced oxidative stress by beta-carotene, lutein and astaxanthin in cultured fibroblasts,” Journal of Dermatological Science, March 1998: 16(3) pp. 226-230.
  • 5. Savoure, N., et al., “Vitamin A status and metabolism of cutaneous polyamines in the hairless mouse after UV irradiation: action of beta-carotene and astaxanthin,” International Journal of Vitamin and Nutrition Research, 1995: 65(2), pp. 79-86.
  • 6. Tinkler, JH, et al, “Dietary carotenoids protect human cells from damage,” Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, December 1994: 26(3), pp. 283-285.
  • 7. Lee, SH, et al, “Effects, quenching mechanisms, and kinetics of carotenoids in chlorophyll-sensitized photooxidation of soybean oil,” Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, August 1990: 38(8), pp. 1630-1634.
  • 8. Mortensen, A., et al, “Free radical transients in photobleaching of xanthophylls and carotenes,” Free Radical Research, June 1997: 26(6), pp. 549-563.
  • 9. Oshima, S., et al, “Inhibitory effect of beta-carotene and astaxanthin on photosensitized oxidation of phospholipid bilayers,” Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology, December 1993: 39(6), pp. 607-615.
  • 10. Goldsmith, T., et al, “The Cone Oil Droplets of Avian Retinas,” Vision Research, 1984: 24(11) pp. 1661-1671.
  • 11. Miki, W., “Biological Functions and Activities of Animal Carotenoids,” Pure and Applied Chemistry, 1991: 63(1) pp. 141-146.
  • 12. Tso, Mark O. M., Lam, Tim-Tak, “Method of Retarding and Ameliorating Central Nervous System and Eye Damage, Patent No. 5,527,533. Washington, D.C., U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, June 18, 1996.

Cardiovascular Protection:

  • 1. Nagakawa, K., et al., “Inhibition of beta-carotene and astaxanthin of NADPH-dependent microsomal phospholipid peroxidation,” Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology, June 1997: 43(3) 345-355.
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Omega-3 fatty acids in boys with behavior, learning and health problems – Stevens LJ, Zentall SS, Abate ML, Kuczek T, Burgess JR., Physiol Behav. 1996;59(4/5):915-920.

Potential link between dietary intake of fatty acid and behavior: pilot exploration of serum lipids in attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder – Arnold LE, Kleykamp D, Votolato N, Gibson RA, Horrocks L. – J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 1994;4(3):171-182.

Alternative and controversial treatments for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder – Baumgaertel A. Pediatr Clin of North Am. 1999;46(5):977-992.

Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder – Burgess J, Stevens L, Zhang W, Peck L. . Am J Clin Nutr. 2000; 71(suppl):327S-330S.

Essential fatty acid metabolism in boys with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder – Stevens LJ, Zentall SS, Deck JL, et al., Am J Clin Nutr. 1995;62:761-768.

Clinical characteristics and serum essential fatty acid levels in hyperactive children – Mitchell EA, Aman MG, Turbott SH, Manku M., Clin Pediatr (Phila). 1987;26:406-411.

The potential role of fatty acids in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder – Richardson AJ, Puri BK., Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids. 2000;63(1/2):79-87.


Clinical experiences of administration of spirulina to patients with hypo chronic anemia – T. Takeuchi et al. 1978. Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan.
Eight women had been limiting their meals to stay thin and were showing hypo chronic anemia-lower than normal blood hemoglobin content. They took four grams of spirulina after each meal. After 30 days blood hemoglobin content increased 21 % from 10.9 to 13.2, a satisfactory level, no longer considered anemic.


AIDS/HIV – Inhibition of HIV-1 replication by an aqueous extract of spirulina (Arthrospira platensis) – Ayehunie S.1, Belay A.2, Hu Y.1, Baba T.1,3, Ruprecht R.1

1 – Laboratory of Viral Pathogenesis, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.

2 – Earthrise Farms, Calipatria, CA, USA.

3 – Division of Newborn Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA.

Water extract of spirulina strain Platensis (Arthrospira platensis) inhibits HIV-1 replication in human derived T-cells and in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells. A concentration of 5-10 mcg/mi was found to reduce viral production and/or syncytium formulation of about 50 %, and a concentration of 100 mcg/ml show a 90-100 % inhibition without cytotoxicity. The 50 % inhibitory concentration (IC50) for cell growth was computed to be between 2-6.5 mg/ml depending on the cell types used; the therapeutic index was >100. The extract also blocked Rauscher murine leukemia virus (RL V)-induced plaque by 95 % at concentrations ranging from 75-150 mcg/ml. The 50 % reduction in plaque formation (50 % effective concentration or EC50) was at a concentration of 9-30 mcg/ml. The extract directly inactivated HIV-1 infectivity when preincubated with virus prior to addition with human T-cell lines at similar inhibitory concentrations.

HERPES – An extract from spirulina is a selective inhibitor of Herpes Simplex virus type 1 penetration into Hela cells – Hayashi et al. 1993. Pub. in Phytotherapy Research, Vol. 7, p. 76-80, Japan
The water-soluble extract of spirulina achieved a dose-dependent inhibition of the replication of Herpes Simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) in Hela cells within the concentration ranges of 0.08-50 mg/ml. This extract proved to have no virucidal activity and did not interfere with adsorption to host cells. However, the extract affected to viral penetration in a dose-dependent manner. At 1 mg/ml the extract was found to inhibit virus-specific protein synthesis without suppressing host cell protein synthesis if added to the cells 3 hours before hamsters at doses of 100 and 500 mg/kg a day.

AIDS antiviral sulfolipids from cyanobacteria (blue green algae) -K. Gustafson et al. August 16, 1989. Pub. in journal of the National Cancer Institute, Vol. 81(16) p. 1254, USA.
Sulfoglycolipids from blue green algae exhibit strong antiviral properties. Helper T-cells exposed to blue green algae sulfoglycolipids were protected from HIV-1 infection in vitro studies.
Beta-carotene, Cancer Prevention and Health Improvement


Inhibition of experimental oral carcinogenesis by topical beta-carotene – Schwartz et al. 1986. Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Pub. In Carcinogenesis, May 1986, Vol. 7 (5), p. 711-715, USA. Beta-carotene was found to significantly inhibit the formation of squamous cell carcinoma of hamster buccal pouch when a solution was applied topically three times weekly for 22 weeks in an experiment with 4 hamsters. In a second experiment with 80 hamsters, beta-carotene was found to inhibit oral carcinogenesis in an initiation-promotion hamsters buccal pouch system. Beta-carotene inhibited both initiation and promotion of carcinogenesis.

Effect of gamma-linolenic acid on cellular uptake of structurally related anthracyclines in human drug sensitive and multidrug resistant bladder and breast cancer cell lines – Davies CL, Loizidou M, Cooper AJ, et al. Eur J Cancer. 1999;35:1534-1540.

Effects of dietary gamma-linolenic acid on blood pressure and adrenal angiotensin receptors in hypertensive rats – Engler MM, Schambelan M, Engler MB, Ball DL, Goodfriend TL. Proc Soc Exp Biol Med. 1998;218(3):234-237.

Gamma linolenic acid with tamoxifen as primary therapy tn breast cancer – Kenny FS, Pinder SE, Ellis IO et al., Int J Cancer. 2000;85:643-648.

Effects of gamma-linolenic acid and oleic acid on paclitaxel cytotoxicity in human breast cancer cells – Menendez JA, del Mar Barbacid M, Montero S, et al., Eur J Cancer. 2001;37:402-413.

Effect of n-6 and n-3 fatty acids on the survival of vincristine sensitive and resistant human cervical carcinoma cells in vitro – Madhavi N, Das UN., Cancer Lett. 1994;84:31-41.

Gamma linolenic acid alters the cytotoxic activity of anticancer drugs on cultured human neuroblastoma cells – Ikushima S, Fujiwara F, Todo S, Imashuku S., Anticancer Res. 1990;10:1055-1059.

Inhibitory effects of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on sigmoid colon cancer transformants – Tsai W-S, Nagawa H, Kaizaki S, Tsuruo T, Muto T., J Gastroenterol. 1998;33:206-212.

Polyunsaturated fatty acids promote colon carcinoma metastasis in rat liver – Griffini P, Fehres O, Klieverik L, et al. Cancer Res. 1998;58:3312-3319.

Breast cancer and the Western diet: role of fatty acids and antioxidant vitamins – Stoll BA., Eur J Cancer. 1998;34(12):1852-1856.

Differential modulation by dietary n-6 or n-9 unsaturated fatty acids on the development of two murine mammary gland tumors having different metastatic capabilities – Munoz SE, Lopez CB, Valentich MA, Eynard AR., Cancer Lett. 1998;126:149-155.

Effect of polyunsaturated fatty acids on the drug sensitivity of human tumour cell lines resistant to either cisplatin or doxorubicin – Plumb JA, Luo W, Kerr DJ., Br J Cancer. 1993;67:728-733.


Randomized controlled trial of gamma-linolenic acid and eicosapentaenoic acid in peripheral arterial disease – Leng GC, Lee AJ, Fowkes FG, et al., Clin Nutr. 1998;17(6):265—271

Gamma linolenic acid causes weight loss and lower blood pressure in overweight patients with family history of obesity – Garcia CM, et al., Swed J Biol Med. 1986;4:8-11.

Seasonal allergic rhinoconjunctivitis and fatty acid intake: a cross-sectional study in Japan – Wakai K, Okamoto K, Tamakoshi A, Lin Y, Nakayama T, Ohno Y., Ann Epidemiol. 2001;11(1):59-64.


Cholesterol lowering effect of spirulina
N. Nayaka et al. 1988. Tokai University. Pub. In Nutrition Reports Int’l, Vol. 37, No. 6, p. 1329-1337, Japan.
Thirty healthy men with high cholesterol, mild hypertension and hyperlipidemia showed lower serum cholesterol, triglyceride and LDL (undesirable fat) levels after eating spirulina for eight weeks. These men did not change their diet, except adding spirulina. No adverse effects were noted. Group A consumed 4.2 grams daily for eight weeks. Total serum cholesterol dropped a significant 4.5 % within 4 weeks from 244 to 233. Group B consumed spirulina for four weeks, then stopped. Serum cholesterol levels decreased, then returned to initial level. Researchers concluded spirulina did lower serum cholesterol and was likely to have a favorable effect on alleviating heart disease since the arterioscelosis index improved.

The effect of spirulina on reduction of serum cholesterol
N. Nayaka et al. 1986. Tokai University. Pub. In Progress in Medicine, Vol. 36, No. 11, Japan.


Dieting, essential fatty acid intake, and depression – Bruinsma KA, Taren DL. Nutrition Rev. 2000;58(4):98-108.


Treatment of diabetic neuropathy with gamma-linolenic acid – Keen H, Payan J, AllawiJ, et al., The Gamma-Linolenic Acid Multicenter Trial Group. Diabetes Care. 1993;16(1):8-15.

Prevention of nerve conduction deficit in diabetic rats by polyunsaturated fatty acids – Head RJ, McLennan PL, Raederstorff D, Muggli R, Burnard SL, McMurchie EJ., Am J Clin Nutr. 2000;71:386S-392S.


Effect of spirulina on the renal toxicity induced by inorganic mercury and cisplatin – H. Fukino et al. 1990. Pub. In Eisei Kagaku, Vol. 36 (5), 1990. Japan.
Kidney toxicity caused by mercury was suppressed by feeding spirulina to rats. A water-soluble extract of spirulina, containing phycocyanin, the natural blue pigment, was examined. Renal (kidney) toxicity in rats caused by para-aminophenal (pain reliever) and cisplatin (anti-cancer) was significantly reduced by the phycocyanin extract of spirulina. Researchers concluded that phycocyanin plays a major role in the protective effect of spirulina against renal failure caused by mercury and pharmaceutical drugs, and that spirulina might be applicable to the general renal disfunction.

Alteration of cyclosporine (CsA)-induced nephrotoxicity by gamma linolenic acid (GLA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) in Wistar rats – Morphake P, Bariety J, Darlametsos J, et al., Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids. 1994;50:29-35.


Effect of evening primrose oil on gastric ulceration and secretion induced by various ulcerogenic and necrotizing agents in rats. – al-Sabanah OA. Food Chem Toxicol. 1997;35(8):769-775.

Effect of polyunsaturated fatty acids on dexamethasone-induced gastric mucosal damage – Manjari V, Das UN., Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids. 2000;62(2):85-96.

Nutritional modulation of mineralocorticoid and prostaglandin production: potential role in prevention and treatment of gastic pathology – McCarty MF., Med Hypotheses. 1983;11(4):381-389

Inhibitory effect of polyunsaturated fatty acids on the growth of Helicobacter pylori: a possible explanation of the effect of diet on peptic ulceration – Thompson L, Cockayne A, Spiller RC., Gut. 1994;35(11):1557-1561.


Polysaccharides and Immune System Improvement – Calcium spirulina, an inhibitor of enveloped virus replication, from a blue-green algae spirulina – Hayashi et al. 1996. Pub. In Journal of Natural Products, Vol. 59, p. 83-87. Japan.
Bioactivity is directed from fractionation of a hot water extract of blue green algae. Spirulina strain platensis led to the isolation of a novel sulfated polysaccharide named calcium spirulina (Ca-SP) as an antiviral principle. This polysaccharide was composed of rhamnose, ribose, mannose, fructose, galactose, xylose, glucuronic acid, galacturonic acid, sulfate and calcium. Ca-SP was found to inhibit the replication of several enveloped viruses, including Herpes Simplex virus type 1, human cytomegalovirus, measles virus, mump virus, influenza A virus and HIV-1. It was revealed that Ca-SP selectively inhibited the penetration of virus into host cells. Retention of molecular conformation of calcium ion with sulfate groups was suggested to be indispensable to its antiviral effect.

Enhancement of antibody production in mice by dietary spirulina
Hayashi et al. June 1994. Kagawa Nutrition University, Japan. Pub. In Journal of Nutrition Science and Vitaminology, Japan.
Mice fed a spirulina diet showed increased numbers of spleenic antibody-producing cells in the primary immune response to sheep red blood cells (SRBC). However, immunoglobulin G (IgE)-antibody production in the secondary immune response was hardly affected. The percentage of phagocytotic cells in peritoneal macrophages from the mice fed spirulina diet, as well as the proliferation of spleen cells, was significantly increased. Addition of hot-water extract of spirulina (SHW) to an in vitro culture of spleen cells markedly increased proliferation these cells, whereas culture of thymus cells was scarcely affected. The spirulina extract also significantly enhanced interleukin-1 (IL-1) production from peritoneal macrophages. Addition to the in vitro spleen cell culture of SHW as well as the supernatant of macrophages stimulated with SHW resulted in enhancement of antibody production that is an increase of the number of PFC. These results suggest that spirulina enhances the immune response, particularly the primary response, by stimulating functions, phagocytosis and IL-1 production.

Immunostimulating activity of lipopolysaccharides from blue-green algae
L. Besednova et al. 1979. Pub in Zhurnal Mikrobiologii, Immunobiologii, Vol. 56 (12), p. 75-79, Russia. The whole cells of blue green algae and lipopolysaccharides (LPS) isolated from these cells were shown to stimulate the production of microglobulin antibodies in rabbits. The macro- and microphage indices in rabbits increased significantly after the injection of LPS isolated from blue green algae 24-48 hrs before injecting the animals with a virulent Y. pseudotuberculosis strain. Besides, the inhibiting action of this strain on the migration of phagocytes to the site of infection was abolished immediately after the injection. The use of the indirect hemaglutination test allow to provide the absence of close antigenic interrelations between blue green algae and the following organisms: Spirulina platensis, Microcystis aeruginosa, Phormidium africanum and P. uniccinatum.

Study on effect and mechanism of polysaccharides of spirulina on body immune function improvement – G. Baojiang et al. April 1994. South China Normal University. Pub. In Proceed of Second Asia Pacific Conference on Algal Biotechnology, University of Malaysia, p. 33-38, China.
Polysaccharides of spirulina, at the dosage of 150-300 mg/kg, by injection or taking orally, can increase the phagocyte percentage index of abdominal macrophage, the percentage of T-lymphocyte and haemolysin content in the peripheral blood of mouse. These results demonstrate polysaccharides can improve both the nonspecific function of cellular immunity and the specific hormonal immunity. The mechanism seems related to fact that polysaccharides can enhance reproductive ability of marrowcyte, growth of thymus and spleen, biosynthesis of serum protein, and that polysaccharide can eliminate the inhibition effect of inhibitive circular phosphamide on immune system of body.


Addition of eicosapentaenoic acid to gamma-linolenic acid-supplemented diets prevents serum arachidonic acid accumulation in humans – Barham JB, Edens MB, Fonteh AN, Johnson MM, Easter L, Chilton FH., J Nutr. 2000;130(8):1925-1931.

Fatty acids and atopic disease -Calder PC, Miles EA. – Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2000;11 Suppl 13:29-36.

The effects of chronic ethanol administration on rat liver and erythrocyte lipid composition – Corbett R, Menez JF, Flock HH, Leonard BE. 1991;26(4);459-464.


The potential for dietary supplements to reduce premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms – Bendich A., J Am Coll Nutr. 2000;19(1):3-12.

Effect of oral gamma linolenic acid on menopausal flushing – Chenoy R, Hussain S, Tayob Y, O’Brien PM, Moss MY, Morse PF. BMJ. 1994;19(308):501-503.

The role of essential fatty acids and prostaglandins in the premenstrual syndrome – Horrobin DF., J Reprod Med. 1983;28(7):465-468.


Nutrition supplements and the eye – Brown NA, Brown AJ, Harding JJ, Dewar HM. 1998; 12(pt. 1):127-133.


Polyunsaturated fatty acids and rheumatoid arthritis – Calder PC, Zurier RB., Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2001;4(2):115-121.

Antioxidants and fatty acids in the amelioration of rheumatoid arthritis and related disorders – Darlington LG, Stone TW. Br J Nutr. 2001;85(3):251-269.

Gamma linolenic acid, an unsaturated fatty acid with anti-inflammatory properties, blocks amplification of IL-1 beta production by human monocytes – Furse RK, Rossetti RG, Zurier RB, J Immunol. 2001;1;167(1):490-496.

Botanical lipids: effects on inflammation, immune responses, and rheumatoid arthritis – Rothman D, DeLuca P, Zurier RB., Semin Arthritis Rheum. 1995;25(2):87-96.


Effectiveness of spirulina algae as food for children with protein-energy malnutrition in a tropical environment – P. Bucaille 1990. University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France.

The study on curative effect of zinc containing spirulina for zinc deficient children – Yonghuang et al. 1994. Capital Medical College, Beijing. Presented at 5th Int’l Phycological Congress, Qingdao, June 1994, China.

Spirulina with high zinc content may be twice as effective as a zinc supplement in curing zinc deficiency in children. – The effective dose of zinc from spirulina was 2 to 4 times less than the zinc from a common supplement, zinc sulfate. More than two times the children were cured with high zinc spirulina. One hundred children were diagnosed as suffering from zinc deficiency. For a three-month period, 50 children were given zinc sulfate and 50 were given spirulina tablets. Doctors concluded spirulina’s effect was much better than zinc sulfate. Spirulina had no side effects and was easy to administer for long periods of time. They theorized that high zinc spirulina had many bioactive and nutritious substances, which improved mineral absorption, general health and the immune system.

Importance of dietary gamma-linolenic acid in human health and nutrition – Fan YY, Chapkin RS. J Nutr. 1998; 128(9): 1411-1414.

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The Cost of BAC

With these sorts of dosages, the monthly cost of taking Bio-Algae Concentrates can be a bit steep, or at least it appears to be at first. But I would like to challenge that belief system: what is the cost of getting cancer? What is the cost of getting a major disease? What is the cost of having low energy, clinical depression, or a degenerative nerve disease?

An entire month’s supply of BAC is less than a single day’s stay at a hospital. That makes BAC the bargain of a lifetime in my book. In my opinion, any substance that can extend my life, prevent me from having to go to the doctor’s and keep me away from prescription drugs is a real bargain, no matter what the cost.

And remember to subtract the cost of all those other vitamins and supplements that you will not have to take anymore when you take BAC. I factor in the simplicity of taking only one whole food supplement instead of several isolated supplements. I myself used to take twenty-three supplements before switching to BAC, and you can imagine how much it cost to continue that lifestyle.

The trick, of course, is to look at the total cost of your actions. The cost of smoking cigarettes is far more than what a person pays for the cigarettes. It also includes a loss of lifespan, sky-high medical bills and a lifetime of suffering from the damaging health effects of cigarettes.

The cost of BAC, on the other hand, is only a few dollars a week. In exchange, a person experiences greater health, greater mental clarity, longer lifespan, prevention of a long list of diseases and in many cases, even the reversal of major diseases. You cannot put a price on these benefits, but if you could I have no doubt that they would greatly outweigh the few dollars spent on BAC.

Eating this superfood is an investment, not an expense. Spend a few dollars today, invest it in your own good health, and the payoff will last you a lifetime. Or at least for as long as you keep eating this superfood. Which takes me to the next section…

Taking Bio-Algae Concentrates For Life

Do not make the common mistake of thinking, “I’ll just take BAC until I get over this cancer,” or, “I’ll just take it for three months to get better and then I’ll stop.” BAC is a superfood that should be regularly consumed as part of your lifelong diet. Plan on taking it at every meal for the rest of your life. That is exactly what I do, and I have every intention to continue doing it for as long as I live.

I cannot imagine a day without Bio-Algae Concentrates. In five years I have used it every day except for a few times when I did not take it as an experiment. On those days, I felt less energy, I was less focused and I was sluggish for most of the day.

Here is something to consider: If BAC helps you conquer a major disease such as cancer, you should never stop taking it just because the symptoms are no longer obvious. With all diseases, but especially cancer, you are not out of the woods just because the tumors or other symptoms have disappeared. Cancer is a systemic disease, and unless you continue to give your body the nutrients it needs to stay healthy, that cancer could very easily return. It is poor dietary habits that cause cancer in many people. If they return to those old habits, it is only reasonable to assume their cancer will return.

The bottom line: Put Bio-Algae Concentrates at the top of your priorities list. Make a budget for it. You have got a house payment, perhaps, and a car payment, insurance payment and a grocery budget. Add Bio-Algae Concentrates to the top of this list and make it a part of your budget. Decide that you are going to be healthier from now on, and to achieve that you need to get this food into your diet. In the long run, you will probably save a fortune on prescription drugs and medical costs anyway, which makes Bio-Algae Concentrates essentially free.

Where to Get BAC

Bio-Algae Concentrates are a relatively new product and unlike plain algae, such as spirulina and chorella, are not commonly available on the Internet or in vitamin stores.

Because of the advanced technologies involved and the proprietary aspects of the exact blends of algae utilized, I recommend that you ensure that you are buying from a legitimate distributor or health professional.

A relatively good way to find one is to search for resellers of Bio-Algae Concentrates (BAC) on the internet.

About the Author

Information about the Author

Roland Thomas, NMD is founder of BIOAGE, and editor of its wellness letter.  Mr. Thomas has been a holistic health enthusiast since his exposure to yoga and vegetarianism years ago. He has since continued pursuing holistic health, practicing eastern nutritional medicine, and self-healing practices like Hatha and Kundalini yoga.  Later, while studying advanced nutrition, energy medicine, Qi Gong, Tai Chi and Chi Running, Roland began teaching concepts of quantum-nutrition.   He is the author of books on the science of bio-nutrition: The Magic is Back and Awakening the Genius Within.  Frequent speaker and radio guest, he lectures and educates clients on holistic health and the science of super-nutrition throughout Canada and the USA.  He is a science graduate from the University of Montreal, member of the American Naturopathic Medical Association,  Doctorate in Natural Health from the Trinity College of Natural Health and Doctorate in Natural Medicine from IQUIM (Integrated Quantum University of Integrated Medicine).