Answers to your algae questions
Why take BIOSUPERFOOD?
For general nutritional health. The proteins, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other nutrients in BSF 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 reach and sustain good health.
It is great for intestinal health in increasing the efficient digestion of food and absorption of nutrients, which may result 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 carotenoids promote optimal health by boosting the immune system and protecting our cells from free radicals, which cause cancer.
For sports, athletics and fitness: BIOSUPERFOOD 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 gym work, biking, swimming, or any other fitness activity that stresses your body. BSF has been used to great effect by world class athletes of all stripes.
BIOSUPERFOOD feeds the endocrine glandular system, but what are the endocrine glands and what do they do?
The endocrine system is a network of glands such as the hypothalamus, pituitary, pineal, pancreas, thyroid and adrenals, which secrete chemicals called hormones through the bloodstream, to help your body function properly. Hormones are chemical signals or messengers that coordinate a range of bodily functions.
The endocrine system helps control the following processes and systems:
- Growth and development
- Homoeostasis (the internal balance of body systems)
- Metabolism (body energy levels)
- Response to stimuli (stress and/or injury)
How long should I take BIOSUPERFOOD for?
Only take BIOSUPERFOOD for as long as you wish to be healthy!
Plan on taking the capsules 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.
Many of the benefits can become evident quite quickly, within the first few months of regular consumption.
Is BIOSUPERFOOD a raw food?
BSF is freeze dried, it remains 100% raw food and is even considered a live food, as recent research shows that under gradual exposure to light, the algae can grow again.
How much BSF should I consume each day?
Healthy adults generally get the most benefits from a daily intake of anywhere between 3 - 8 capsules, taken one at a time at regular intervals throughout the day, and always with a glass of water. Anyone who leads a more intensely active life, who participates in competitive or endurance sports, or alternatively, who suffers with acute or chronic health issues may want to slowly build up to consuming 8 - 12 capsules per day for optimum results. The higher amounts might also be desirable for those concerned with radiation exposure, carbon monoxide poisoning or other such issues.
Start off with just 1 capsule a day for the first 5-10 days, then increase to 2 capsules AT DIFFERENT TIMES of the day for a further 5-10 days. Then 3 capsules, and so on. Building gradually up to the optimum intake level for YOUR body, which could be anywhere between 3 to 12 capsules. Remember that every body is different, and that if you begin taking BIOSUPERFOOD while you have high blood pressure, thyroid issues, fibromyalgia, cardiac problems or other possibly fragile health issues, then you should take an even slower approach, starting with either the F1 or F2. Feel free to contact us for more specific recommendations.
Hydration is key to the BSF being absorbed efficiently into your cells: so drink plenty of water. Being properly hydrated in our stressful modern world will of itself, help relieve many symptoms. DON’T take your BSF with a hot drink though, as this will damage the algae’s nutritional quality. You can take the BSF with or without food, as it is itself a food, it should not be adversely effected by other food, unless it’s a really hot soup!
If I take BIOSUPERFOOD on a regular basis, should I continue to take my vitamins, supplements and herbs?
We recommend starting to take BSF gradually while continuing to take your current vitamins, supplements and/or herbs. Over time, you will be able to reduce and even completely eliminate these supplements (if your herbs are part of a specific medical regime, obviously you will want to get reassessed by your trained herbalist) as BSF not only provides almost everything the body needs in this regards, but also supports increased absorption and utilization of the vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes and essential fatty acids that you obtain from your regular diet. As BIOSUPERFOOD '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 BSF 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 time as starting BSF, which is very cleansing itself. Starting a colon-cleansing program or some detoxifying herbs at the same time 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 BSF alongside them, as BSF has no contraindications with any medicine, vitamin or mineral supplement, or other food.
'I have been taking BSF for a month or two and haven’t noticed any results, so should I stop taking it?'
- Are you taking the BIOSUPERFOOD capsules every single day? The body uses the nutrition we put in it, very quickly. It needs replenishing daily, just as we need to eat food every day
- How many capsules are you taking each day? If you are still only taking one or two a day, it's time to increase your intake
- Are you taking the capsules at intervals spread out during the day? You don't eat breakfast, lunch and dinner all in one sitting, it's the same with the micro algae; spread your intake throughout the day
- Are you properly hydrated? When you are hydrated your cell walls are permeable and can absorb and use the nutrition your food contains, if you're dehydrated your nutrition will pass through the body without getting used
To see any changes, some dedication is needed. Persistent regularity plus good hydration really should bring results.
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 initial, dramatic changes within the first week or even days, while others only notice their first changes, gradually over time.
Those people who are already very healthy, may notice more subtle positive changes such as more energy & stamina, better concentration capabilities and improved digestion, while others can notice a general feeling of wellness. Since these changes can be very slow in becoming apparent, we recommend keeping a health diary for 90+ days to help observe any improvements.
I have been experiencing negative effects after taking BSF. What should I do?
Negative effects such as headaches, dizziness and constipation can sometimes be experienced in the early stages of taking BSF. 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. Contact us if you need to or if more serious side effects are noticed, please contact your health care professional.
Why does BSF procure more energy?
In most people, that sensation of more energy, or increased physical reality is true. There is 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 ‘ATPase’.
ATPase is our principal source of energy that is generated by the “Krebs cycle” metabolism that occurs in thousands of mitochondria in all 37.2 trillion cells of our body. With energy coherence, this transformation operates at maximum efficiency. BSF supports coherence first by awakening the genius within.
Other than that, as a direct food energy source, the green pigment in BIOSUPERFOOD is also good for you. BSF 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 BSF is the answer for you.
How does BSF help with digestion and absorption in the body?
There is one particular micro-organism in the human intestine called lactobacillus, which aids the digestion and absorption of food, prevents infection and activates the immune system. With its enormous offering of nutrients and resulting natural intestinal health, BIOSUPERFOOD is a great substitute for a lactobacillus supplement. BSF can activate our natural lactobacillus in the intestine and help improve the absorption of vitamins B1 and B2 and many other vitamins and nutrients.
Is there any research related to BSF?
More than 4,000 scientists worldwide in the past 45 years have researched algae. The BIOSUPERFOOD blend has been researched for over 35 years totalling more than 20,000 person-years of research, originally under the sponsorship of the Academy of Sciences and the Ministry of Nutrition of the former Soviet Union.
I thought that phytoplankton were the first food responsible for creating our planet’s oxygen and that they contain the most powerful antioxidant power?
Actually the cyanobacteria blue-green algae were the first living organisms dating back 3.5 billion 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 neighbouring cells.
Phytoplankton are actually 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 humans. The BIOSUPERFOOD blend of microalgae make an incredibly nutrient-dense food that also carries 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 in our formula, of which the red microalgae Haematococcus Pluvialis is its largest carrier on earth. Ascending the food chain you find astaxanthin in declining amounts in phytoplankton, krill, lobster, etc.
BIOSUPERFOOD is a blend of blue-green and red algae that carries 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 1,000 times more than that of vitamin E, 500 times more than vitamin C and 20 times more than beta-carotene as found in carrots.
I’m about to undergo chemotherapy. Do you think I should stop my chemotherapy and take BSF instead?
We cannot make any such recommendations regarding any medical treatments.
We can suggest you educate yourself about the chemotherapy treatment you're being offered. We recommend the book ‘Questioning Chemotherapy’ by Ralph W. Moss, who used to work as a lead researcher at the National Institute of Health (USA). Ralph will give you the straight story on chemotherapy. Whether you decide to undergo chemotherapy or avoid it, BIOSUPERFOOD will support your body's health and potentially improve your outcome.
There are no known contraindications while taking BSF, it is a super-nutritious, well balanced and naturally synergistic whole food that will help your system remain as strong as possible in the course of any treatment.
Will BIOSUPERFOOD prevent macular degeneration?
"Will BSF help to prevent macular degeneration? I take calcium, D3, Vitamin C, Preservation (preventative for macular degeneration), 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 BSF used solely."
BIOSUPERFOOD contains 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 BSF users have found that they feel better and no longer need any of the other supplements that they took previously. Our formula contains well over 5,000 nutrients, including some of all known vitamins, minerals, trace elements, essential amino acids, fatty acids (Omega 3, 6, 9 and more) etc. So consuming BSF helps the body get more nutrients from your daily diet as well.
For optimum eye health we suggest between 4 to 8 capsules per day to make a significant difference. You should start out with just 1 capsule per day and gradually increase your intake level over the course of several weeks. You should also be sure to eat the healthiest possible diet, including plenty of variety in the colours of fruits and vegetables – preferably organically and locally grown, and limiting animal products and of course, processed foods.
You can also investigate other ways to help your eye health improve, on this page.