Already since the 1940s there have been thousands of research projects done with many types of algae. Many of the projects have been published as scientific papers or in various journals as literature. Many of the projects were performed with animals as it is much faster with some species to verify the results, and as it is also much easier to avoid the deviation effects from placebo. Much of the research was also performed with human subjects. Ultimately, when taking into account the hundreds of tests and large trials performed by Dr. Michael Kiriac in Russia, adding the thousands of other research projects from all over the world, one can easily come to the conclusion that the benefits of algae are proven at the cellular level and that the resulting symptoms of health are observed at the organ, or energy or skin, and surface level, and can be diagnosed or observed rationally.
We are providing a partial list here selected among the thousands of such litterature available. The selected algae research or papers are those that include the specific algae found in the BIOSUPERFOOD formulas.
Spirulina as it occurs in BIOSUPERFOOD - Research and Literature
Astaxanthin as it occurs in BIOSUPERFOOD - Research and Literature
There are thousands of microalgae on Earth. In 1973, when still at the Academy of Science, Dr. Kiriac began looking into algae as a solution to various health problems. There was evidence that algae could slow the progress of cancer and increase energy and health in animals and humans. In the 15 years following his studies, he investigated hundreds of strains of algae in a formal scientific setting and had the luxury of using hundreds, thousands, and eventually millions of animals to confirm his findings. He learned early on that certain microalgae carry extraordinary nutritional diversity and density. Some microalgae are the most efficient producers of sunlight energy of all plants. Already in 1980, 30 years ago, Dr. Kiriac was studying the haematococcus pluvialis red algae for its extraordinary astaxanthin content when none of his peers had even heard of it.
Other Algae Research
- Human Studies Confirms Spirulina's Role As An Anti-Cancer Agent - Department of Immunology, Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases, Higashinari-ku, Osaka 537-8511, Japan
- 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.
- Terao, J. Antioxidant activity of beta-carotene-related carotenoids in solution. Lipids, 24: 659-661., 1989
- Torrissen, O.J., R.W. Hardy, and K.D. Shearer. Pigmentation of salmonids carotenoid deposition and metabolism. CRC Crit. Rev. Aquat. Sci., 1: 209-225., 1989
- Miki, W. (1991) Biological functions and activities of animal carotenoids. Pure Appl. Chem., 63(1):141-146.
- Inhibitive effect and mechanism of polysaccharide of spirulina on transplanted tumor cells in mice. by Lisheng, et al. 1991.Pub. In Marine Sciences, Qingdao, N.5. pp 33-38. China.
- Palozza, P. and Krinsky, N. I. Astaxanthin and astaxanthin are potent antioxidants in a membrane model. Arch. Biochem. Biophys., 297:291-295., 1992
- Study on effect and mechanism of polysaccharides of spirulina on body immune function improvement. by G. Baojiang, et al. South China Normal Univ. China. Pub. in Proc. of Second Asia Pacific Conf. on Algal Biotech. Univ. of Malaysia. pp 33-38. April 1994 China.
- Enhancement of antibody production in mice by dietary spirulina. by Hayashi, et al. Kagawa Nutrition Univ. Japan. Pub. in Journal of Nutr. Science and Vitaminology. Japan., June 1994
- Immune enhancement potential of spirulina in chickens. by M. Quereshi, et al. Poultry Science Assoc. Department of Poultry Science, North Carolina State, NC. Pub. in Journal of Poultry Science Vol 73, S.1. p. 46. USA., August 1994
- Britton, G., S. Liaaen-Jensen, and H. Pfander. Carotenoids today and challenges for the future. In: Britton, G., S. Liaaen-Jensen, and H. Pfander [eds], Carotenoids vol. 1A: Isolation and Analysis. Basel: Birkhäuser., 1995
- Lawlor, S. M. and O'Brien, N. M. Astaxanthin : antioxidant effects in chicken embryo fibroblasts. Nutr. Res., 15:1695-1704., 1995
- Torrissen, O. J. and Christiansen, R. Requirements for carotenoids in fish diets. J. Appl. Ichthyol., 11:225-230., 1995
- Immunomodulary effects of spirulina supplementation in chickens. by M. Qureshi, et al. North Carolina State. Pub. in Proc. of 44th Western Poultry Disease Conference, pp 117-120. USA., May 1995