Bio-Algae Concentrates (BAC) are a whole food product composed of four of the most nutrient and phytonutrient dense algae found on earth. Each BAC formula has a different nutritional value. The formulas are presented in capsules that are easy to swallow and practical to use.
Please see: The Ingredients in BAC.
Please see: Detailed List of Nutrients in BAC.
The nutritional formulas F1, F2, F3, F2+ and F3+ were developed in order to accommodate individual biochemistry. For example, a developing child has different resilience, immunity and nutritional needs than an adult, an athlete, a vegan, or someone with a severe degenerative condition. All formulas contain some amount of the green algae Spirulina Pacifica, Spirulina Platensis, and of the red algae Dunaliella and Haematoccocus Pluvialis. Together these algae provide thousands of nutrients with proportioned nutritional and protective values. The green algae contain a broad spectrum of proteins, minerals and chlorophyll that have a great nutritional value, while the red algae contain a large amount of mixed carotenoids / antioxidants, phytonutrients and fatty acids that have a much higher protective value, and have a greater ability to cross the blood brain barrier and there nourish and protect the hypothalamus-pituitary axis.
The carotenoids in the red algae of BAC are known to cross the blood brain barrier without causing toxicity.
The main difference between the formulas are their potency, which is derived from larger amounts of red algae as you go from F1 to F2 to F3. The red algae are also stressed with LUX (light) to increase their carotenoid content, just like apples become more red when they are stressed by sunlight.
Due to a larger proportion of red algae from F1 to F2, and from F2 to F3, the formulas have increasing brain reaching nutritional and protective efficiencies.
The BAC people formulas are specifically designed for humans, though our animal companions can also consume them. They have the same nutritional makeup as BAC for animals, except that they are freeze dried at a warmer temperature in order to achieve a slightly coarser powder. This was done to adjust uptake assimilation for humans as we have long digestive tracts unlike dogs and cats.
The BAC animal formulas were originally designed for animals, though we humans can also consume them. They have the same nutritional makeup as BAC for people, except that they are freeze dried at a colder temperature in order to achieve a slightly finer powder. This was done to increase uptake assimilation for the relatively short digestive tracts of animals like dogs and cats.
First, for general nutrition and health support and maintenance: The proteins, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other nutrients in the blends are known to be supportive in the maintenance of overall health and of a healthy immune system. It is a natural whole food solution known to help your body maintain good health. It is also great for intestinal health in increasing the efficient digestion of food and absorption of nutrients, which may results in fewer cravings and less food consumed. Much independent research shows that high quality nutrients awaken your body’s natural ability to heal. The American Cancer Society informs us that antioxidants and other carotenoids promote optimal health by boosting the immune system and protecting our cells from free radicals.
For sports, athletics and fitness: BAC is ideal for the active, athletic individual who wishes to maintain peak performance, prevent injuries and promote recovery without using dangerous synthetic products, whether it is bodybuilding, biking, swimming, or any other fitness activity that stresses your body.
For vegans and vegetarians: Each veggie capsule is composed of over 50% complete vegetarian proteins with a net utilization greater than 95%. The algae also contain the rare vitamin B12. Consuming algae was proven to increase the uptake of proteins and other nutrients from the daily diet in large animal studies.
If you have any concerns regarding your health or a specific medical condition it is always best to consult with your healthcare professional prior to consuming BAC. For case studies and testimonials describing the use of BAC with specific medical conditions including epilepsy and HIV, please see BAC People Cases and BAC People Testimonials.
With every meal, every single day. You do not need to “cycle off” these superfoods. You can eat them every single day for the rest of your life.
Only take Bio-Algae Concentrates for as long as you wish to be healthy. Plan on taking them for at least one year in order to experience their full health benefits, since it may take time for these superfoods to detoxify your system, remove heavy metals, support immune function, fight pre-cancerous cells, improve digestion, regulate blood sugar, and so on.
For most people, we recommend starting with one or two capsules per day, increasing to six per day. Follow the directions on the bottle, work your way up at your own pace and also trust your intuition. No two people are alike.
Please see How to Take BAC for more information.
BAC comes in vegetable capsules that are easy to swallow and practical to take at regular intervals throughout the day.
The two-part capsule can be twisted open to get to the powder inside. Some people like to mix the powder in juice, water or in a smoothie. Some people like the natural taste of algae and they let it dissolve slowly in their mouths or sublingually.
While BAC is freeze dried, it remains 100% raw food, uncooked and consider live food as recent research shows that under gradual exposure to light, the algae can grow again.
BAC contains ZERO yeast or gluten.
BAC is freeze dried at a low temperature and is crystallized in the process. As such, it will keep for many years at normal room temperature. It is best to keep it away from hot stoves or direct sun exposure. Keeping it in a drawer or cupboard is best. It can also be kept in the refrigerator. We recommend not keeping it in the freezer as repeated thawing may initiate loss of enzyme and nutritional strength.
The short answer: BAC costs between $45 a month and $250 a month depending on the Formula (F1, F2, F3) and how much is consumed (1 or 2 bottles per month).
Many people report that they are able to reduce or stop using other supplements as well as consume less food (because their body is more efficient) – so they end up better off financially.
The long answer: Please read The Cost of BAC.
I recommend searching for a BAC reseller in your area by typing “Bio-Algae Concentrates” into a search engine. There are resellers all across the United States, Canada and various other parts of the world.
All BAC formulas are certified by Health Canada for their purity and exact content. Health Canada imposes that each lot is analyzed for its nutrients content and verified for heavy metals and other pollutants.
The BAC formulas are certified by Health Canada for their purity and exact content. Health Canada imposes that each lot is analyzed for its nutrient content and verified for heavy metals and other pollutants.
There are over 25,000 different species of algae in the world. Most are found growing in the wild and some beneficial to all living creatures are cultivated by man for consumption; unfortunately many are toxic to some degree due to their habitats or pollutants.
Dr Kiriac believes that there is no natural body of water on Earth, including the Arctic and Antarctic oceans, that is not polluted to some extent. Contaminants such as polychlorinated hydrocarbons (PCHC), aldrin, heptachlor, heptachlorepoxide, lindane, DDE and PCB are found in tissue samples of arctic seals, polar bears, polar foxes and sheep from southwest Greenland.
For those reasons, Dr. Kiriac will not use any open lagoon, lake, ocean or wild grown algae in his formulas. Other manufacturers may claim that they test their lakes or wild grown algae for commonly known toxins and contaminants, but what about the uncommon, the unknown and those pollutants for which no tests exist?
In order to avoid airborne pollution including sun ultra violet damage, the sensitive algae in BAC are grown in covered facilities called bioreactors where temperature, turbulence and light can be controlled and enhanced. And to further avoid toxicities from oceans, lakes, or open lagoons, pure and mineral rich water is obtained from geysers stemming from two thousand feet below a Siberian volcanic peninsula. The algae are grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and without antibiotics, growth hormones or any additives.
To be more specific, here is the exact question that triggered my answer.
“I’m a health care practitioner and was referred to your site. I’m interested in finding out the exact ingredients in your formulation, including the flow agents, excipients, etc., used to allow for machine encapsulation, as well as the composition of your capsule itself.
My clients are mostly educated individuals who, like me, are interested in only whole food products with no harmful fillers such as maltodextrin, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, and so on.”
The short answer – Since we are not naming a specific product in this book, let me say that I always recommend the use of vegetable capsules.
There are many manufacturers and providers of veggie capsules. You want those where the manufacturer strives to use only as close to 100% vegetable derived sources as possible. Minimally you should expect the capsule to be HPMC (Hidroxy, Propyl, Methyl, Cellulose) standard, and free of starch, sugar, corn, syrup, wheat, diary, and other potential irritants and preservatives. Some are also Kosher and Halal certified.
Another option is to open the capsule and eat the powder.
The long answer – What prompts me to write this longer answer is the above question along with a suggestion I recently received from Gary, a user of BAC. Gary suggested that in order to avoid pollutants in the water, only distilled water should be used in our diet.
These two topics made me think about our futile attempts at striving for perfection. For example, with veggie caps, unless YOU are the manufacturer you can never be 100% sure that it is 100% vegan, Kosher, etc. Even with distilled water (if that is your choice of filtration) you are at the mercy of the provider or of the equipment used for distilling.
Striving for perfection is an endless pursuit. One would have to analyze and filter each ounce of food and beverage that one consumes. Each breath that you take, besides some oxygen, contains thousands of microscopic particles, trace elements and parasites. Take into consideration that our body may derive as much as 80% of its subtle atomic energy along with oxygen from the air that we breath.
So as a consumer what are you to do?
Don’t sweat the small stuff. I suggest that rather then striving for perfection, you get busy increasing your vital energy and healing force. When the body is in a state of balance, homeostasis and energetic coherence, it is highly capable of dealing with the small stuff. Once you have shopped for the best veggie capsule possible, then the small stuff may be some small irritant remaining in the capsule. This small irritant may make up barely 1/1000 of the total content of the powder and capsule. Just like each breath you take contains irritants, so does every food or beverage you eat.
Are you going to miss out on BAC for the sake of perfection? The BAC powder contained in the capsule will contribute to regaining your healing forces significantly more than the small irritant in the capsule will deprive you of them.
As with the short answer, the option to open the capsule and just eat the powder remains.
BAC are made from whole, organic water plants that contain thousands of both discovered and undiscovered nutrients. These nutrients are fully assimilated by the body without causing toxicity or burden. Often, only fractions of the content of “health food vitamins” are actually absorbed by the body. Additionally, man-made supplements only contain what the formulators choose to include, and there is no control over mixing with other supplements or the daily diet.
- The truth is that it cannot compare with single algae or any other multi-vitamin, multi-mineral, supplement or green superfood product; BAC is in a league apart. It is miles ahead of basic algae like Spirulina or Chlorella. And because of extreme efficiencies achieved in the blend, BAC has powerful, nourishing and regenerating effects on the body and brain. These results were proven without a doubt in 20 animal species. Let me describe why I think BAC is a breed apart:
- Of thousands of algae on earth, few are human friendly (as in nutritionally efficient). In the making of BAC, hundreds of algae were investigated and four were selected for their individual and complementary values.
- Algae, like vegetables are only as nutrient-rich as the soil/water/base in which they are nurtured; the best algae strive near volcanic regions because of the abundance of minerals and trace elements brought to the surface during eruptions. The algae in BAC are nurtured in the Russian peninsula of Kamchatka, one of Earth’s richest volcanic regions.
- We have all heard the expression “the whole is larger than the sum of its parts,” as in 1 + 1 + 1 = 111. This law of synergy applies well with food and nutrition. For example, two ounces of alfalfa with a few nuts easily surpasses a large meal of potatoes and steak. In the microscopic world, this law applies a thousand fold. The synergistic values of the four algae of BAC when blended together result in EXTRAORDINARY nutritional efficiency and nutraceutical power.
- BAC complements the whole rather than supplements specific symptoms and deficiencies. In the words of Dr. Michael Kiriac, “BAC awakens the genius within.”
The spectrum and thousands of nutrients in BAC are not matched in any multi-vitamin, supplement, algae or green superfood on the market at this time. BAC as a natural food has “extraordinary” nutritional constituents:
- High protein content: 45% average with 90% net utilization
- Nature’s special forces (phytonutrients): Phycocyanin, chlorophyll, polysaccharides, sulfolipids and many more
- Extraordinary EFA’s (Essential Fatty Acids): Omega 3, 6 and 9, linoleic acid (GLA) and several other
- More than 4000+ active enzymes: More than in any other known natural product
- Earth’s most powerful antioxidants: Astaxanthin for example has hundreds of times more antioxidative power then vitamin E and dozens of times more than beta carotene
- Vitamins: A, B-Complex (B1 to B12), C, D and K
- All known essential amino acids plus more
- All known minerals and trace elements (over 100 in total): Calcium with a 80% net assimilation, zinc, sodium, iron, phosphorus and potassium
Otherwise, I do not know of any algae product that has undergone such “thourough” research, with hundreds of researchers working more than 20 years testing and field testing with hundreds of animal test groups involving more than one million animals. The product/concept was introduced in America by Professor Michael Kiriac, PhD and Academician of Merits. For 22 years, Dr. Kiriac was the lead researcher and director of the effort to develop nutritional solutions to various diseases in the USSR. A bioneer, he is the author of scientific papers and patents in the science and technology of growing and enhancing micro algae concentrates. He is the recipient of gold medals for the invention of BAC and its use to help some victims of Chernobyl. Dr. Kiriac continues to lecture and promote nutrition all over the world to alleviate health conditions and problems. Dr. Kiriac received several other awards:
- Nominated Moldova Person of the year, 1985, for achievements in algae research and its local application resulting in the economic success of the poultry center for Moldova. National television aired a two hour documentary of Michael Kiriac’s achievements with introduction by the Prime Minister of Moldova and his Minister of Finance.
- Gold Medal – New Technology for Algae Production – asi, Romania – This innovation was applied in the largest poultry farms of Moldova and was recognized at the International Exhibition For Research In Industrial Invention, 1994.
- Silver Medal – Element of Protein Synthesis – Pittsburgh USA – This innovation was well received and recognized during the Show Management Index sm IX., 1995.
- Gold Medal & Special Award – Earth Ecology – for innovative new technology for recycling of poultry waste. (Brussels, Belgium 1995)
- Nominated Professor (Education and Human Rights to Health) by the International Association of Educators for International Peace (AEIPM), and the International Consultative Organization (UNESCO, UNICEF, ECOSOC/ONU).
- Awarded Honorary Diploma in recognition of his international activities, in the social, humanitarian, cultural, scientific, health, education and philanthropic domains. Award given by the International Association of Educators for International Peace (AEIPM), and the International Consultative Organization (UNESCO, UNICEF, ECOSOC/ONU).
We recommend starting to take BAC gradually while continuing to take your previous vitamins, supplements and/or herbs. Over time, you will be able to reduce and even completely eliminate these supplements as BAC supports increased absorption and utilization of the vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes and essential fatty acids that you obtain from your diet. As BAC awakens the genius within, your body will become more efficient thereby requiring less nutrient supplementation.
We suggest not introducing any new supplement or dietary change at the same time as introducing BAC into your diet. It is a good idea to do one thing at a time in order to monitor the results. In addition, it is not a good idea to start a cleansing program at the same as starting BAC, which is very cleansing itself. Starting a colon-cleansing program or some detoxifying herbs at the same time as BAC could produce too much cleansing, which can lead to adverse effects such as headaches, dehydration and fatigue.
If you choose to continue taking other supplements, it is safe to take BAC alongside them as BAC has no contraindications with any other medicine, multi-vitamin or food.
There is no doubt that taking a Pepto Bismol will ease stomach burns, or other temporary discomforts of the gastrointestinal tracts and chances are good that taking an aspirin will alleviate a headache.
With this approach, you may alleviate your headache or acid burn, but it is important to know that these drugs will carry negative effects as well. Aspirin taken frequently will cause liver damage depending on your diet and other factors; forcing your pH to change with Pepto Bismol will leave your pancreas even more lazy.
So the smart question is “Are you resolving the cause of the problem?”
When there are frequent digestive problems, or headaches, rest assured that there are bigger metabolic issues that need to be addressed.
Now with the direct answer.
Though it is not the intended way to use BAC, as a short term solution, taking a capsule of BAC and a couple glasses of water will alleviate the headache and often the stomach burn too. By the way, water alone may alleviate these symptoms.
Understand that the way BAC alleviates these symptoms is vastly different then the way aspirin or Pepto Bismol do so. The nutrients in BAC are assimilated and delivered to the cells of the body within 15 minutes of ingestion with resulting nutritional influences on the brain glands in charge of all metabolic activities, including producing alkalizing liquid via the pancreas, and regulation of the heart rate and vascular flows.
But the best way to use BAC is as a regular part of your diet in your quest for health, and avoidance of not just headaches and acid burn, but also the myriad of other potential health problems.
To reduce or avoid headaches and acid burn or more serious health problems, maintain an overall preventative discipline with:
reduced quantity of food
increased quality of food
regular exercise to increase vitality and prevent disease
maintained flexibility of the vertebral column
The beneficial effects of consuming BAC can be experienced within hours of consumption, while the more subtle benefits work to provide long-term protection and well-being. Some people may experience noticeable changes within a few weeks of use – others may notice differences right away or, conversely, notice no effect whatsoever.
While the benefits of consuming BAC may not always be tangible, there is no doubt that its nutrients are working at the cellular level throughout your entire body. As with any other health pursuit, it is important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly in order to reap more of the full, long-term benefits of BAC.
Studies show that it generally takes at least 90 days for any permanent change in the body to take effect. This includes results from changing personal habits, quitting smoking, dieting, exercising, taking natural supplements, and other changes. When taking our algae, some people notice dramatic changes within the first week, while others notice gradual changes over time. Healthy people may notice more subtle positive changes such as more energy, better concentration capabilities and improved digestion while others may notice a general feeling of wellness. Since these changes can be very subtle, we recommend keeping a health diary for 90 days to see if you notice any improvements.
In addition, taking BAC is not like taking medicine… taking BAC is like changing the oil in your car—preventive maintenance. If your doctor told you to eat more fruits and vegetables, would you stop if you did not see a dramatic improvement in your health?
However, Bio-Algae Concentrates are better than fruits and vegetables since they are not only a whole food but also are a highly concentrated superfood delivering much more nutrients, antioxidants, etc. per gram when compared to other foods. Dr. Michael Kiriac, states that “one jar of microalgae concentrate equals 12 truckloads of alfalfa”. Therefore, the benefits from taking this concentrated product cannot be equaled by simply eating a healthy diet or taking normal supplements.
Negative effects such as headaches, dizziness and constipation can sometimes be experienced in the early stages of taking BAC. This is usually due to a detoxification effect and can be alleviated by drinking more water or by reducing the number of capsules and ramping back up more slowly. If more serious side effects are noticed, please contact your health care professional. More information about detoxification and other effects of BAC can be found at: Effects of Consuming BAC.
In most people, that sensation of more energy, or physical reality is true. There are a combination of factors involved with energy. The most important is called “energy coherence” or the efficient transformation of some nutrients in our foods into “ATPhase”.
ATPhase is our principal source of energy that is generated by the “Krebs cycle” metabolism that occurs in thousands of mitochondria in all 60 to 100 trillions cells of our body. With coherence, this transformation operates at maximum efficiency. BAC supports coherence first in “awakening the genius within”. Otherwise, as a direct food energy source, the green in BAC is also good for you.
BAC contains large quantities of magnesium balanced chlorophyll and phycocyanin. Chlorophyll, when well balanced with magnesium, is nicknamed “the shepherd of light” because it can trap sunlight to create energy and give that energy back to you. If you find you need a little extra energy to get through the day, do not be surprised if eating a few more capsules of BAC is the answer for you.
There is one particular microorganism in the human intestine called lactobacillus, which helps digest and absorb food, prevent infection and activate the immune system. With its enormous offering of nutrients and resulting natural intestinal health, BAC is a great substitute to a lactobacillus supplement. BAC can activate our natural lactobacillus in the intestine and help improve the absorption of vitamins B1 and B2 and many other vitamins and nutrients.
Maybe yes maybe no. It largely depends on how much you eat. Unlike eating lots of plain spirulina however, you do not have to eat very much BAC because it is extremely nutritionally efficient. Whether or not your stool turns green, all is well.
Please see BAC for Dieting and Weight Loss.
BAC is rich and full of nutritious value, yet the human body should consume different kinds of food and should not consume only one type of food to prevent any lack of nutrient. BAC should be consumed together with food or as a food supplement to enhance and protect body health.
Algae in general have been researched by more than 4,000 scientists worldwide in the past 60 years. The BAC blends have been initially researched and formulated during 15 years totaling more than 20,000 person years (when taking into account all personal involved including supportive farm workers, etc.) . This research was done under the sponsorship of the Academy of Sciences, then under the Nutrition Department of the Ministry of Agriculture of the former Soviet Union. Find additional research here: Supporting Research.
There are no probiotics in BAC, but when consuming BAC, instead of allopathically supplementing probiotics for life, your natural intestinal bacterial balance will be restored along with many other vital health metabolisms.
Bacteria are naturally available in our intestinal tracks by the trillions. There are more bacteria in our guts then cells in our body.
Poor foods, environmental toxins, and stress conspire to acidify the body bathing it in damaging free radicals. The ratio of friendly to bad bacteria in our digestive tracks is typically 85% / 15%, while in America this ratio is reversed to 15% / 85%, setting the stage for exhaustion, acidity, chronic pain, rapid aging and a host of degenerative diseases.
Probiotics are dietary supplements containing potentially beneficial bacteria or yeasts. According to the currently adopted definition by FAO/WHO, probiotics are: “Live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host”.
However, this definition does not tell you that there are many natural ways to maintain or regain your own intestinal beneficial microorganisms, as opposed to supplementing for life, nor of any other natural sources to replenish them. The issue with taking probiotics is that you do not resolve the problem, you simply patch the symptoms for a while.
The smarter way to return the critical pH balance is to stop overeating, change the diet, stop consuming junk food, sugar, alcohol, cigarettes, etc., and to add fresh fruits and vegetables, exercise, and make other good life style changes.
When using BAC, you support the body’s return to intestinal vitality in a natural and holistic way. BAC stimulates the pancreas to efficiently alkalize the digestive system, which promotes the return of a healthy intestinal flora and bacterial balance. Instead of just “patching” the symptoms, BAC via efficient cellular nutrition invigorates and tones the entire digestion in a gentle, and even pleasant way.
With the return of the critical pH balance comes: reduction of pain; regeneration of the intestinal lining, allowing it to hold more water and less salt; removal of carcinogenic buildup of old matter; vitality of both extremes of bowel activity; and soon there is restored micro bacterial flora of your digestive tracks.
Processed foods and antibiotics deplete the friendly microbes necessary for healthy intestinal function. BAC rapidly restores beneficial flora so food, nutrients and supplements are more completely digested and assimilated.
With regular use of BAC, efficient detoxification takes place and the pancreas and the liver are cleansed, nourished, and stimulated to regenerate and fully perform their critical functions.
Note the full question was: “In Dr. Jensen’s Guide to Body Chemistry & Nutrition, I read ‘…enzymes are proteins, which, like other food proteins, are partly broken down by pepsin in the acidic environment of our stomachs. Once they are partly broken down, their value for assisting in digestion or any other activity is gone, and their only value to us is nutritional – not bad, but not especially important.’ If this is true, then what is the importance of BAC containing thousands of enzymes — if they are all simply broken down into nutrients like other proteins during the digestive process?”
Let me provide a simple answer. Dr. Jensen was quite right; any food enzymes broken down by pepsin, and especially when the stomach pH level is too acidic (in America, 1.8, 1.7 and even 1.5 are the new norm, while a healthy stomach pH should be 2.0), will often not assist in the digestion of food.
But as also observed by Jensen, the broken or separated enzymes in BAC will contribute to cellular nutrition as micro-proteins/amino acids, and for those people with a healthy stomach pH of 2, the enzymes will also assist with the digestion process.
But that is not why one takes BAC… remember we consume BAC to “awaken the genius within”.
Viewing the enzymes of BAC as one sees “supplementation of digestive enzymes to ease digestion” is the allopathic view… it would only “patch” a weak digestive system as opposed to the holistic way, which is to “heal the weak digestion at the source”… the way of BAC.
For poor digestion of food, BAC’s contribution is to “awaken the genius within,” which it achieves by efficiently nourishing the cells that make up the hypothalamus / pituitary axis. When awakened, this critical axis will stimulate the entire endocrine system including the principal gland of digestion, the pancreas, which in response synthesizes digestive enzymes and delivers alkalizing juices for proper pH. This stimulation also reinforces the intrinsic factor, and with adequate intestinal pH, you will benefit from more efficient re-absorption and synthesis of nutrients like vitamin K, vitamin B12, and proper bacterial balance.
“I read that the B12 from algae and other plants cannot be absorbed well and therefore needs to be supplemented if not eating much meat.”
The long answer: These days the vitamin B12 deficiency myth continues to surface. There are many non-scientific rumors about B12 and its relationship with certain algae. Usually, these rumors are preached by old doctors, marketers, or talk radio shows dominated by heavy recommendations for drugs, meat and dairy products, but the question still comes up. In reality, a very small number of people may develop a B12 deficiency, and interestingly most of them are not vegetarian or vegan.
Yes, vitamin B12 is a critical vitamin, and it helps in proper formation of red blood cells, manufacturing of DNA, formation of fatty insulation surrounding nerve cells, detoxification of cyanide from cigarettes and food, cancer prevention, nervous system health, proper growth, prevention of PMS, posture and balance, memory and concentration, proper cell division and sperm production and motility.
Also known as cobalamin due to its central cobalt atom, vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin with a low daily requirement of 2 to 3 micrograms (that’s micrograms, not milligrams!). In addition to having extremely low intake requirements, vitamin B12 is stored in the liver, kidneys, and muscle tissue, and 65% to 75% of our B12 is reabsorbed by the body instead of excreted.
“All of the Vitamin B12 in the world ultimately comes from bacteria. Neither plants nor animals can synthesize it. But plants can be contaminated with B12 when they come in contact with soil bacteria that produce it. Animal foods are rich in B12 only because animals eat foods that are contaminated with it or because bacteria living in an animal’s intestines make it.”
— The Vegetarian Way: Total Health for You and Your Family (1996), Virginia Messina, MPH, RD, & Mark Messina, PhD p. 102
Human absorption and distribution of vitamin B12
The human physiology of vitamin B-12 is complex, and therefore is prone to mishaps leading to vitamin B-12 deficiency. The vitamin as it occurs in food enters the digestive tract bound to proteins, known as salivary R-binders. Stomach proteolysis of these proteins requires an acidic pH, and also requires proper pancreatic release of proteolytic enzymes. Even small amounts of B-12 taken in supplements bypasses these steps and thus any need for gastric acid, which may be blocked by antacid drugs.
The free B-12 then attaches to gastric intrinsic factor, which is generated by the gastric parietal cells. If this step fails due to gastric parietal cell atrophy (the problem in pernicious anemia), sufficient B-12 is not absorbed. At this point it is critical to restore this metabolism through a proper diet, exercise and a good dose of BAC.
The conjugated vitamin B-12-intrinsic factor complex (IF/B-12) is then normally absorbed by the terminal ileum of the small bowel. Absorption of food vitamin B-12 therefore requires an intact and functioning stomach, exocrine pancreas, intrinsic factor, and small bowel. Problems with any one of these organs makes a vitamin B-12 deficiency possible.
Once the IF/B-12 complex is recognized by specialized ileal receptors, it is transported into the portal circulation. The vitamin is then transferred to transcobalamin II (TC-II/B12), which serves as the plasma transporter of the vitamin. Genetic deficiencies of this protein are known, also leading to functional B-12 deficiency.
For the vitamin to serve inside cells, the TC-II/B-12 complex must bind to a cell receptor, and be endocytosed. The transcobalamin-II is degraded within a lysozyme, and the B-12 is finally released into the cytoplasm, where it may be transformed into the proper coenzyme, by certain cellular enzymes (see above).
After reading this description of human assimilation of B12, I hope you realize the futility of supplementation of a megadose of B12 in any form. A B12 deficiency could take from 5 to 20 years to develop from inadequate intake, but most likely from degenerative mal-assimilation. Eventually a B12 deficiency manifests as nerve damage and pernicious anemia, a type of anemia where red blood cells are improperly formed and white blood cell count is low. It is clear that you will be served 1000% better if you focus on re-enforcing your overall cerebral and endocrine health through diet and exercise, which in turn will restore your efficient assimilation and absorption of B12, and of a myriad of other nutrients.
So how could anyone develop pernicious anemia when B12 intake requirements are so low, and when the liver stores so much that it takes years for a deficiency to develop? The reason touted for the B12 myth is that B12 is found primarily in animal foods. Very few plant foods provide good sources of B12, they say (in reality several plants and algae food contain good level of B12). So that statement is only partly true anyway, because the real source of B12 is not plants OR animals; neither manufacture their own B12. In the B12 arena, it is bacteria that are the B12 producers on which both plants and animals rely. And in humans, bacteria do not necessarily come from plants — our mouth, upper intestine, and lower intestine all contain bacteria that produce B12.
Another cause of B12 deficiency could be its destruction due to dietary or environmental factors. For example, smoking, high protein diets, alcohol consumption, chlorinated water (disruption by chloroform), and diarrhea may deplete B12. But the most common causes of B12 deficiency are absorption or re-absorption problems due to poor intrinsic factor production, a metabolic deficiency that is extremely prevalent in America.
B12 health the right way! – Allopathic megadosing of B12 is not a solution. Today it is well known that large amounts of isolate nutrients over what the body would normally obtain from food does not resolve the deficiency, but actually may lead to further imbalances, and as new research is proving, may even cause cancer and cardiovascular problems. Rather then buying into the “B12 deficiency” myth, a better way to feel secure about B12 is to restore your vitality overall. This holistic approach is achieved with proper diet and exercise; a high energy diet rich in mixed whole foods, the majority being fruits and vegetables due to their high mineral, vitamin and phytonutrients content.
B12 and BAC? – As mentioned above, B12 is manufactured by bacteria and much of Bio-Algae Concentrates are bacteria in the form of cyanobacteria, the scientific name for spirulina, the algae well known for its high quality B12 content. In summary, YES, BAC supplies a certain amount of extremely efficient B12 as present in three of its four algae, and that is a good thing. BUT, the much more important benefit of consuming BAC in regards to B12 requirements, is its “BAC awakens the genius within” action of efficiently nourishing the hypothalamus / pituitary axis, which in turn restores the metabolisms involved in B12 assimilation and B12 synthesis, including that of a healthy pancreas and intrinsic factor. This in turn results in a dramatic increase of your assimilation of B12 from your food and of its absorption and re-absorption in your digestive tracks.
The short answer: The cause of B12 deficiency has to do more with the individual’s metabolism than the lack of animal protein or B12 in the diet, severe B12 deficiency included.
You have heard the quantum truth “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts”. This applies particularly well to human and animal nutrition, like whole foods versus synthetic separates and isolates. If you took all of the parts of a human body and laid them out on a table, would you get a thinking man? Grandfather’s pocket watch, with its complex set of gears and mechanisms, gives you time, yes? But if you take out a bunch of gears, or even just one, will you still get time, either from the watch or from the separate gears? The answer is no. If you eat a whole apple you will get life. If you extract just the vitamin C or another vitamin from the apple, will you get life?
One must restore overall metabolic balance (homeostasis) instead of trying to address each imbalance one at a time. The usage of BAC and restoration of animal metabolism of energy, digestion, elimination, immunity and all metabolisms was proven undeniably in large research projects. This process is explained in BAC Awakens the Genius Within.
I personally would never eat separates or isolates chemicals with a name like methylcobalamin. I will eat wholefoods, algae, fruits and the many other wonderful food on earth for the rest of my life.
I assume here that this question is inspired by the glutathione deficiency theory and those that have a supplement just for it. This theory proposes that “by providing a supplemental megadose of the amino acid cysteine from pharmaceutical-grade milk serum protein isolates, this will allow cells to synthesize and replenish their glutathione stores”.
What is not shared with this theory are other relevant facts. For example, many other foods or lifestyle changes will stimulate glutathione production; a simple jog and a good meal will stimulate glutathione production, as will meditation and a good salad. No one stimulant can take credit for natural human metabolisms.
Glutathione is produced in the human liver and plays a key role in intermediary metabolism, immune response and health, though many of its mechanisms and behavior await further understanding. It is also known as gamma-Glutamylcysteineglycine and GHS. It is a small protein composed of three amino acids: cysteine, glutamic acid and glyceine. Glutathione is found in two forms; a monomer that is a single molecule of the protein, and a dimer that is two of the single molecules joined together. The monomer is sometimes called reduced glutathione, while the dimmer is also called oxidized glutathione. The monomer is the active form of glutathione. Oxidized glutathione is broken down to the single molecule by an enzyme called glutathione reductase.
In response to the deficiency theory; a typical capsule of BAC is comprised of ~50% amino-acids including all known amino-acids, including cysteine. More importantly BAC is a holistic approach “aimed at the whole being” (BAC nourishes all the cells of the body) rather then a palliative approach “aimed at the symptom/deficiency” (cysteine stimulates glutathione). BAC nourishes/stimulates efficiently all the cells of the body including those of the brain glands which in turn increase all metabolisms of health in the body including the production of glutathione at the cellular level.
In ending, let me point out that when BAC is fed to dairy cows (and other species) it allows them to reduce their daily protein (amino acid) intake by 1.25lbs while increasing productivity by ~20%. That is due to better protein uptake and more importantly better protein synthesis and utilization at the cellular level.
You would soon be taking hundreds of supplements if you fell for each deficiency theory. It is smarter to stimulate the producer glands of the brain rather then supplement all the deficiencies of the body.
Let me give you a short and a long answer.
The short answer – All live foods contain one form or another of Coenzyme Q-l to Coenzyme Q-10¹. This compound is so ubiquitous that it was first named ubiquinone (Idebenone as synthetic COQ10). Humans require COQ10. Our body can even make COQ10 out of the other coenzymes Q-1 to Q-9, or we can absorb it from our food. Bio-Algae Concentrates contain not only all CoQ’s, but they contain an extraordinary amount of naturally occurring enzymes and coenzymes; totalling more than 4,000. No other food on earth contains as many enzymes as some microalgae, and none contains as many as BAC. But even better then relying on one source to get your COQ10 is to eat a variety of fresh whole foods. Also remember that when you consume BAC, your assimilation, absorption and utilization of nutrients (like COQ10) are awakened. That is the way nature meant it.
The long answer – COQ10 is currently a star in the supplementation industry just like Vitamin C was a star in the 40’s, licopene in the 90’s, etc. The reason is that it is a critical nutrient that becomes depleted as we age. But so do hundreds of other critical nutrients! If you followed this palliative model (one supplement for each ailment) you would soon be taking hundreds and eventually thousands of supplements as scientists continue to identify and elevate them to stardom until the next one is discovered. Based on this model, why not take a supplement for each coenzyme or enzyme (of which there are thousands) and for that matter for each known nutrient? The vitamin industry is already enjoying billions of dollars of profit every year from this model.
The first solution to the deficiency theory is to start eating fresh whole and organic foods. As mentioned earlier, enzymes and coenzymes are metabolized in our body as well as supplemented from fresh and whole foods. BAC serves this approach 100% in that it is a whole food that contains thousands of food enzymes. But more importantly, BAC also contains the full spectrum of human active proteins and essential and non-essential amino acids that support the body in synthesizing even more proteins, enzymes and co-enzymes.
The proteins and amino acids in BAC are disassembled in our stomach and duodenum by our protease digestive enzymes and then assimilated and absorbed by our cells. Subsequently, based on our body’s needs, each of our more then 60 trillion cells have the potential to synthesize from these absorbed and available amino acids more than one hundred thousand different types of proteins, enzymes and co-enzymes² including COQ10 as explained above.
Finally, remember that BAC “awakens the genius within”. When you consume BAC all metabolisms are stimulated including absorption of nutrients from food, usage of nutrients and synthesis of co-nutrients within the cells.
1 – Dr. Karl Folkers of the University of Texas at Austin – “Father” of CoQ in the United States
2 – Biology of Belief, Bruce Lipton, PhD.
These days there is so much talk and controversy about vitamin D, I am glad to address this recent question. The full question was:
“I was talking to a nutritionist, and he said that one of the big nutritional issues in people is vitamin D deficiency due to lack of sun exposure. To supplement, he said, requires huge doses to make up for the lack of sunshine. What is the vitamin D content in BAC?”
Before answering your question, I want to expand on the current “craziness” about vitamin D. Vitamin D has become a “star” in the health industry as a result of recent and not so recent rumors, propaganda and “just” marketing intended to increase sales of this vitamin.
The controversy with supplementing vitamin D
“At no time, ever, from any source, could the human or animal body have gotten the massive doses of vitamin D being used today in research, in medicine and as additives in feed in animal husbandry.”
~ Krispin Sullivan, CN 2003
Many companies are selling vitamin D in doses from 400 IU to as much as 5,000 IU. Supplement companies periodically send newsletters continuing to report the benefits of vitamin D and harmful effects of having too little vitamin D. One might assume buying and taking one of these supplements will make sure you are sufficient in vitamin D.
But following much research and published (old and new) papers on vitamin D the ‘facts’ remain the same. Each person absorbs and/or produces vitamin D differently. One person may simply expose arms and legs several times a week and have adequate levels of D, others may take a supplement of 4,000 IU daily and not see an increase of their vitamin D at all. While still others, by simply increasing their calcium intake, or changing their diets, will see their level of D rise without taking supplemental D.
Getting enough of the so-called sunshine vitamin (the skin makes it from ultraviolet rays) is vital for strong bones and other metabolisms. But vitamin D has made headlines in recent years because of research saying it may be a powerful cancer fighter, sparking a push for people to get more than currently recommended amounts, either through diet or sun exposure.
Experts are cautious because other vitamins and nutrient supplements once widely thought to prevent cancer did not pan out when put to rigorous testing. With vitamin D, there is now a lot of research showing the potential dangers of vitamin D supplementation.
National Cancer Institute researchers analyzed vitamin D levels measured in almost 17,000 people as part of a national study that tracked their health. About a decade after enrolling, 536 of those people had died of cancer.
Whether people had low or high vitamin D levels played no role in their risk of dying from cancer in general, they reported in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
“Supplemental vitamin D is commonly found in multi-vitamin and single-nutrient preparations. Evidence for vitamin A and D toxicity as a result of dietary supplementation was more commonly seen in clinical practices in the earlier part of this century. More recently, vitamin D toxicity has been documented in several accidental situations that have usually involved food fortification errors, but it is rarely seen. In this issue, Adams and Lee report several cases of vitamin D toxicity in older adults who reported consumption of vitamin D supplements. The sources and doses of the supplements differed, but all patients regularly consumed (in addition to their diets) single-nutrient sources of vitamin D, other supplements that contained vitamin D, and multi-vitamin supplements.”
What are the health risks of too much vitamin D?
There is a high health risk associated with consuming too much vitamin D. Vitamin D toxicity can cause nausea, vomiting, poor appetite, constipation, weakness, and weight loss. It can also raise blood levels of calcium, causing mental status changes such as confusion. High blood levels of calcium also can cause heart rhythm abnormalities. Calcinosis, the deposition of calcium and phosphate in soft tissues like the kidney can be caused by vitamin D toxicity. Consuming too much vitamin D through diet alone is not likely unless you routinely consume large amounts of cod liver oil. It is much more likely to occur from high intakes of vitamin D in supplements.
Norman AW. Vitamin D. In: Ziegler EE, Filer LJ Jr, eds. Present Knowledge in Nutrition. 7th ed. Washington, DC: ILSI Pr; 1996:120-9.
Adams JS, Lee G. Gains in bone mineral density with resolution of vitamin D intoxication. Ann Intern Med. 1997; 127:203-6.
The better question is: How does one resolve vitamin deficiencies?
Let me start with addressing vitamin D in the context of cancer prevention. Vitamin D is a very small player as far as cancer fighting goes. There are hundreds of nutrients that are much more active when it comes to quenching free radicals and tumor growth. Will you start taking a supplement for each one of those hundreds of nutrients? Did you know that it has already been established and published in cancer research that the best cancer prevention is the powerful nutrients obtained from eating many colorful fruits and vegetables?
“The thousands of vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals (beneficial plant compounds) 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.”
– Vice President for Education at the American Institute for Cancer
The concept of measuring and supplementing individual, isolate or separate nutrients (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, etc) is of the chemical (as in Chemist) domain, that deals with inorganic, as in unorganized molecules, known as chemicals. While with natural sciences the bio-chemist works with bio-chemicals, those molecules that are organic, or organized together naturally and only as they occur in whole foods. These organized molecules with their natural balance and synergistic proportions that carry ZERO toxicity can never be found or replace with supplements that are isolate and separates.
Vitamin D is not a vitamin!
A “vitamin” by definition is a substance regularly required by the body in small amounts but which the body cannot make and is, therefore, required to be supplied in the daily diet. Technically the molecular species classified as vitamin D is not really a vitamin because it can be produced by exposure of the skin to sunlight. However for unknown reasons, vitamin D3 continues to be classified officially as a vitamin. (History of vitamin D). In natural science we know that “vitamin D” is a complex metabolism involved in many aspects of human health, from bone formation, to hair growth and cancer prevention, and that the best source is its natural source, the sun. When the sun hits your skin, vitamin D metabolism is triggered.
Vitamin D: the sun vitamin
The sun is an important source of vitamin D. Our bodies make vitamin D when sunlight touches our bare skin. Despite the rumors about harmful effect of too much sun, in the United States and Canada, adequate amounts of vitamin D can readily be obtained from the diet and from casual exposure to sunlight. It has also been proven that at least 10-15 minutes of sunlight per day, depending on your skin sensitivity, is actually good for you.
But how much is too much? Here is the answer, according to The Center for Science For the Public Interest: Exposing non-sun screened hands, face and arms to the sun for about ten to fifteen minutes (depending on skin sensitivity to sunburning, latitude and time of day) two to three times a week between 8 am and 4 pm gives the body its vitamin D requirement.
Food for thought regarding deficiency
In most cases when a deficiency such as that of vitamin D is diagnosed, there are other deficiencies and/or degenerative conditions in your body. Supplementing to deficiencies as they are diagnosed will not solve the cause of those deficiencies. One cannot view human health as a series of separate events or as a multitude of separate parts like that of your car. It is much more important to resolve the causes of deficiencies. For example, when you are exhausted from stress or poor diet choices, then you will not be efficient at metabolizing vitamin D, converting your food into energy, synthesizing proteins and enzymes, or many other health giving functions of your body. It is a vicious cycle and supplementing to each deficiency is like chasing after your own tail.
The best secondary food sources of vitamin D
Until you resolve the potential causes of your deficiencies, a much healthier solution to supplementing your vitamin D is the natural way. The best natural sources of vitamin D are some foods. Our need of vitamin D is very small and can easily be found in several foods. A partial list of foods high in Vitamin D3 include Cod liver oil, several micro algae, salmon, mackerel & sardines, egg yolks, and beef liver. Note that this list of foods does not constitute dietary recommendations by BioAge or Roland Thomas.
The ultimate solution to vitamin D deficiency and other deficiencies
A much better solution to supplementing vitamin D, and by the same token addressing your other known and unknown deficiencies, is the restoration of your general vitality, particularly that of your brain organs, thus restoring your natural capacity to efficiently synthesize vitamin D from your exposure to the sun wherever you reside. You will be surprised how easily you can progress by simply applying some of the following life style changes:
stop overeating and stop eating the wrong foods
eat lots of fruits and vegetables and drink mostly water
exercise, exercise and exercise
find peace of mind, get informed about the health and diet connection
Let me repeat and be clear regarding deficiencies of nutrients such as vitamin D or all the others; If you eat a “proper” diet and follow the above recommendations on life style changes, there is no need for additional supplementation with isolated vitamins or supplements (unless there is an acute deficiency, immediate infection, or a life threatening condition).
And now let me address your question as it relates specifically to BAC
In all of BAC’s formulations, there is less than 1.0 μg/g of vitamin D3. In essence, it is below the quantitative limit (BQL) or too small to be measured precisely. But do not stop reading; let me shed some light on the benefits of taking BAC as it relates to vitamin D deficiency and any other deficiency.
So how does BAC fit in as a solution to vitamin D deficiency?
BAC as a solution fits right in with the “eat fruits and vegetables” recommendation, but BAC is no ordinary food; BAC is an extremely efficient food. In the words of Dr. Michael Kiriac, PhD, “BAC is the culmination of cellular nutrition”. BAC contains many more nutrients then a diet of 30 exotic foods gathered from around the world. Some of its nutrients occur in amounts more then what is required for the day, others that are just ok, some that are not enough for the day, and some that are a complete “bonus” to the body and could never be obtained other than with BAC.
BAC awakens the genius within
Besides supplying an “extraordinary” array of nutrients, the principal value of consuming BAC is its power to “awaken the genius within”. When fed efficiently by BAC, the cells of the mission critical brain organs that regulate all metabolisms such as nutrient assimilation, will function much better and you will assimilate vastly more nutrients from your food, or synthesize them better from the sun (as in the case of vitamin D). This “awakenning” is the most important value of consuming BAC.
In natural sciences it is well known that there are no better nutrients then those naturally occurring from the sun, the air we breath, and in whole foods, NONE. When consuming BAC, because of its positive influence on the brain organs that regulate digestion, you will assimilate significantly more nutrients out of any diet, and certainly out of a good diet. And with most people that should be enough.
There are over 5,000 individual nutrients in BAC, including over 4,000 enzymes, vitamin A, B-complex, C, D, E and K, all ten essential amino acids plus ten more, all known trace minerals and elements, Omega-3, Omega-6, Omega-9, GLAs (Gamma-Linolenic Acids), ALAs (Alpha-Linolenic Acids), DGLA (Dihomogamma-Linolenic Acid), DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) and more fatty acids, etc. Here are some links: The Ingredients in BAC and Detailed List of Nutrients in BAC.
I have a thyroid problem and I am told to avoid algae due to its high iodine content. Is there too much iodine in BAC?
There is a great lack of knowledge about algae, which leads to rumors, misconceptions and fear. It is true that some macro-algae like kelp, also called sea vegetable, contain high levels of iodine. And because of this, people throw everything about algae in the same “algae” bucket. This is quite unfortunate as some algae and particularly the blend of algae as it occurs in BAC can be beneficial to resolve many health problems.
And let us not forget that iodine is a required nutrient for humans. Besides sea vegetables, there are many other sources of iodine that we consume daily, for example; fish, yogurt, cow’s milk, eggs, strawberries and mozzarella cheese amongst other.
As far as iodine versus algae goes, the reality is that of more than 65,000 known algae, most do not contain high levels of iodine.
The iodine content of BAC amounts to ZERO toxicity potential, and there are no known contra indications with medications or other foods or supplements. On the contrary, expect positive health support from adding BAC to your diet.
“I have used BAC for most of this year, and I believe it is helping me. I was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer in January and had it surgically removed. I have been cancer free since then (it had not spread), but I have been trying to maintain a good diet to prevent any reoccurrence. I asked my doctor (a Naturopath) what she thought of your micro algae product and she said she thought it was good but that the nutrients were present only in very low doses. I am a big believer in algae as a food/supplement, but was not sure how to respond. Could you elaborate on this topic for me? I’d like to understand more about BAC.”
That is a frequently asked question and I may not be politically correct here, but I have to tell it like I see it.
The vitamin industry, like the pharmaceutical industry, is failing… as more people are taking supplements, more people are getting sick. The endlessly growing multi billion dollar vitamin industry has not made a dent in the epidemic of diseases in America; those are the statistics. The research at best is their “marketing” best effort to make more sales. With most supplements there is no credible research supporting the claims.
But more importantly, the philosophy and approach to supplementation is wrong right off the bat… it mimics the pharmaceutical model that is allophatic in approach, which means treating “one” symptom with “one” supplement, as opposed to the holistic natural model of treating the root cause of the symptom.
Fundamentally most diseases are caused by abuse (too much) of the wrong foods or substances and the lack of cleansing the debris.
Over years and decades this leads to major problems manifesting as symptoms, and then people revert to a drug or a supplement for each symptom; Lipitor for cholesterol, antioxidants for the immune system, calcium for osteoporosis, saw palmetto for the prostate, vitamin E for cardiovascular health, vitamin D for cancer, etc. The theories abound and there seems to be no end to the discovery of new ones. Yet people go on being sicker then ever.
How about stopping the abuse (too much) of the wrong foods, exercising and fasting?
It is well known that applying these lifestyle changes will redress 90% of most symptoms and diseases.
I find that smarter then reverting to drugs or supplements; don’t you? Why take 23 supplements year after year like I used to, see no results, and yet continue chasing the next one or trying yet another doctor’s recommendation?
And now in answer to the specifics of your question
First I invite you to read another question and answer Is BAC enough?
It is true that BAC contains a small dose of some of its nutrients. But it is also true that BAC contains “some of” just about all known nutrients. Some occur in amounts that would not be sufficient for the day, some that are enough for the day, some that are more then the daily requirement, while some are a complete “nutritional surprise” to the body, nutrients that you cannot find in exotic foods from all over the world.
The starting premise of the concept of BAC is that whole foods should be the source of all our nutrients.
The concept of BAC, unlike various deficiency theories, is not one of “supplementing” a deficiency using a megadose of a vitamin, a mineral, an antioxidant, or some other substance that will alleviate that deficiency. The concept of BAC is a holistic “let thy food be thy medicine” approach, that of “awakening the genius within” frequently throughout the day with a small amount of “extremely efficient” nutrients found in BAC; the culmination of cellular nutrition, a concept documented here: BAC Awakens the Genius Within.
Extensive animal research over 2 decades including millions of animals proved prevention of diseases (including cancers) and increases in productivity in 20 species tested. That is research that I personally have relied on for my personal health and that of my family for 9 years.
We now know that there there are as many as 15,000 nutrients/phytonutrients in certain micro-algae. We can safely say that there are over 15,000 individual nutrients in the BAC blend, including over 4,000 enzymes, vitamin A, B-complex, C, D, E and K, all ten essential amino acids plus ten more, all known trace minerals and elements, Omega-3, Omega-6, Omega-9, GLAs (Gamma-Linolenic Acids), ALAs (Alpha-Linolenic Acids), DGLA (Dihomogamma-Linolenic Acid), DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid), other fatty acids, then those thousand of other too small and/or unknown yet nutrients. Here are some links: The Ingredients in BAC and Detailed List of Nutrients
Note the full question was: “I try as hard as I can to feed my cat well, amd to have her eat the canned foods but I also don’t want to make eating a stressful time for her. So, will the bio-algae provide enough of the nutrients for her? Do I still need to give the salmon oil for omegas? Are there any other areas that the bio-algae will not cover?”
With a regular intake of BAC there is no need for additional supplementation with isolated vitamins or supplements, unless there is an acute deficiency (immediate infection or life threatening condition), provided a pet owner feeds premium quality canned or raw food. It is also important to remember not to feed the same flavor or brand of food every day to a pet. If that is the case, they may become intoxicated from the same proteins, and/or become nutrient deficient. One must vary foods and have patience; one cannot open a new flavor canned food and just give up if the cat snubs it.
BAC has more organic nutrients then any exotic diet of 30 different foods. Some of its nutrients occur in amounts that may be more then enough for the day, others that are just ok, some that are not enough for the day, and some that are a complete surprise to the body and could never be obtained other then with BAC. One should eat a proper diet in order to obtain nutrients, and one will obtain significantly more nutrients out of any diet, and certainly out of a good diet, than when consuming BAC. And normally that is enough.
The concept of measuring and supplementing individual, isolate or separate nutrients (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, etc) is the chemical (as in Chemist) domain that deals with inorganic, as in unorganized molecules, known as chemicals. While with natural sciences the bio-chemist works with bio-chemicals, that is molecules that are organic, or organized together naturally as they occur in whole foods. These organized molecules with their natural balance and synergistic proportions that carry ZERO toxicity can never be found or replaced with supplements that are isolate and separates.
Besides supplying an “extraordinary” array of nutrients, the principal value of consuming BAC is its power to “awaken the genius within”. When fed efficiently by BAC, the mission critical organs of the brain that regulate all metabolic activities will operate better and the animal or person will assimilate “vastly more” nutrients from food, whatever their diet may be. That is the most important value of consuming BAC. In natural sciences it is well known that there are no better nutrients then those naturally occurring in whole foods, NONE.
There are over 5,000 individual nutrients in BAC, including over 4,000 enzymes, Vitamins A, B-complex, C, D, E and K, all ten essential amino acids plus more, all known trace minerals and elements, Omega-3, Omega-6, Omega-9, GLAs (Gamma-Linolenic Acids), ALAs (Alpha-Linolenic Acids), DGLA (Dihomogamma-Linolenic Acid), DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) and more fatty acids, etc. Here are some links. The ingredients in BAC: The Ingredients in BAC and Detailed List of Nutrients in BAC.
“I was listening to a presentation about phytoplankton and it was claimed that the freeze drying process leads to a major loss of the nutritional properties and that a liquid form was far superior than capsules. Do you have any info on this topic?”
One has to be smart about this. Some marketers will say things to promote their products right? But in regards to phytoplankton or algae, the optimal way to obtain their nutrition would be to eat them when they are raw and ripe, and straight out of their natural habitat. But the reality is different. Here are a few things to think about.
- Was it a marketer or a scientist that said that?
- Did they know or specify which freeze drying technique they were talking about? How can they make such a claim when we know that even just freezing food is an excellent way to preserve it? Even embryo cells can be freeze dried.
- Then one has to ask the more important questions such as where are these phytoplankton grown? All waters up to the Arctic Ocean are now polluted with thousands of new chemicals.
- One HAS to demand to see the empirical non-biased, independent and non-placebo influenced research about a product. You have to be smart and look under the hood… you cannot simply trust a good sales pitch.
- Dr. Kiriac is likely the world leading authority on algae technology. In 1985, he was already supervising five USSR bio-reactors that produced more algae than any other company in the world.
- After 12 years of working with thousands of humans and animals and hundreds of clinics and professionals here in America, Dr. Kiriac has witnessed countless extraordinary results. He has conducted several trials with animals in the USA and Canada and obtained Kirlian photography (see the testimonial and image below) that showed the exploding energy and magnitude of the reflecting light of BAC. We are 100% certain that its life force, its photosynthetic charge, is preserved.
- Our product analysis and its various ORAC, HORAC and SOD test results are extraordinary. These results come from Brunswick Labs and an independent New Jersey lab.
Impressed with its energy
…Here are the Kirlian pictures of the Bio-Algae Concentrates. Frankly, I’m impressed with its energy…
Kirlian photography is a high voltage, contact print photography. Sheet film is placed on top of a metal plate, and then an object to photograph is placed on top of the film. High voltage is applied to the plate momentarily to make an exposure. The corona discharge between the object and high voltage plate is recorded onto the film. When the film is developed you have a Kirlian photograph of the object.
– Jason M., Utah – January 2004
Actually the cyanobacteria blue-green algae were the first living organisms dating back 3.5 billions years. Life on earth originated from blue-green algae; they invented cellular split and cellular hormones. Their membranes secrete hormones in order to communicate with neighboring cells.
Phytoplankton are one link up the food chain as they consume microalgae to live. Microalgae are the first link, then comes phytoplankton, crustaceans, small fish, big fish, animals and human. The microalgae in BAC are the densest food that also carry the least toxicity. As you travel up the food chain you begin to lose nutrient density and gain toxicity. A good example of progressive loss of density is with the red pigment astaxanthin of which the red microalgae hoemetacoccus pluvialis is its largest carrier on earth. From there you find astaxanthin in declining amounts in phytoplankton, krill, lobster, etc.
Bio-Algae Concentrates are a blend of blue-green and red algae that carry the highest antioxidant power naturally occurring from their mixed carotenoids. The ORAC value (free radical quenching and antioxidative power) of some of its alpha-carotene and astaxanthin is clinically proven to be near 1000 times more than that of vitamin E, 500 times more than vitamin C and 20 times more than beta-carotene as found in carrots.
Note the total question was: “Yesterday somebody shared with me information about a product that claims to increase stem cells by 25%-30%. Do you know if BAC would increase stem cell output to any extent like this product? How many of the BAC do you think it would take to increase it this much?”
Let me give you my frank opinion on this currently popular topic.
1) Nobody has a patent on enhancing stem cells; a good diet, exercise, yoga, meditation and even prayer will increase stem cell production in the same manner that a good run will increase hormone production, energy and cellular metabolism – stem cells are continually being born in the process of life even when sleeping or plain doing nothing.
2) Treating stem cell stimulation as a separate event from the total biochemical human metabolism is yet another alopathic false approach – one should always work holistically with human health. Stem cell enhancement is a current “hot” topic, just like vitamin C used to be and acai berries just a few years ago. I call stem cell stimulation and other modern allopathic concepts such as these “single deficiency theories”. And by the way, most “hot” new products nowadays are often offered by MLM (Multi Level Networking) companies.
3) Often, biased clinical tests can be easily reproduced with a simple change in diet (as in introducing fruits and vegetables) and shown to deliver similar results – while real research is when you work with thousands of people or even better, with animals first because there is no placebo effect. Also, true research is done by an independent body and not hired by the MLM company.
4) One current product on the market consists of an extract of mostly the beta carotene portion of the AFA (a plain blue-green alga) with little else in the product. In essence it is a megadose of beta carotene, and in my natural book, that becomes a separate/isolate; a chemical product rather then a natural whole biochemical one. It is a choice in life to use bio-chemical (live food – let thy food be thy medicine) versus chemical (chemist model – pharmaceutical) approach. There is recent research that clearly shows megadoses of beta carotene contributing to colon cancers instead of protecting from it (if you are interested I can dig it out for you).
Before committing to any product, you should look for real, substantial and unbiased research.
BAC will stimulate not only stem cell metabolism, but all metabolisms of life. BAC will protect you from the negative effects of a megadose of beta carotene (which tends to cause imbalances). I suggest that 6 to 9 capsules per day will significantly increase your total cellular and metabolic regeneration potential.
In ending, let me point out that when 20 different animal species were fed BAC, there was general overall productivity increase averaging 20%. It is smarter to stimulate the producer glands of the brain rather than supplement one specific deficiency or metabolism. You will soon be taking hundreds of supplements if you fall for each allopathic theory.
The first thing you should do is educate yourself about chemotherapy. I recommend the book “Questioning Chemotherapy” by Ralph W. Moss, who used to work as a lead researcher at the National Institute of Health. Ralph will give you the straight story on chemotherapy. Whether you decide to undergo chemotherapy or avoid it, Bio-Algae Concentrates will improve your results. There are no known contra indications while taking BAC, although some oncologists may want to discourage you from using them during your treatment, thinking that they are like other isolated supplements and/or not knowing that they are a well balanced and naturally synergistic whole food.
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.
I encourage you to read the account of Daniel, who reduced his viral load from 139000 to 5000 in two years using BAC, at Read more about BAC and Epilepsy at: BAC People Cases.
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 witness many successes with BAC and epilepsy in children and adults of all ages. BAC has no known medical contraindications as it is a food, it is non-toxic and it has no negative side effects.
“Will BAC help to prevent macular degeneration? I take calcium, D3, Vitamin C, Preservation (preventative for macular degenaration), and Omega 3’s. I would like to not have to take any of them… I want to know if the vitamins can be stopped and the BAC used solely.”
The BAC F3 contains the greatest amount of red algae, which has the highest levels of many carotenoids like astaxanthin, lutein, zeaxanthin, beta-carotene and others that are capable of crossing the Blood Retinal Barrier (BRB) and Blood Brain Barrier (BBB).
Most BAC users have found that they feel better and no longer need any of the other supplements that they took previously. All of our formulas contain well over 15,000 nutrients, including some of all known vitamins, minerals, trace elements, essential amino acids, fatty acids (Omega 3, 6, 9 and more) etc. And consuming BAC helps the body get more nutrients from your daily diet as well.
For optimum eye health we suggest between 8 to 16 capsules of F3 per day to make a significant difference. You should start out with just 1-2 capsules per day and gradually increase your intake level over the course of several days or weeks. You should also be sure to eat the healthiest possible diet, including lots of colors of fruits and vegetables – preferably organically and locally grown, and limiting animal products and of course processed foods.