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Health Canada Approves 3 Red/Green Algae Products
Certified for purity & ingredient value – for the immune system & healthy aging
April 18, 2007 - BIOAGE (www.bioage.com), an wholistic health company that provides BIOSUPERFOOD products to the United States and Canada, has announced to their consumers that Health Canada, under the Natural Health Products Regulations, has approved three of the BIONUTRITION's BIOSUPERFOOD formulas for those looking for natural alternatives for their health.
Health Canada, like the FDA in the United States, helps protect the welfare and health of consumers. Health Canada under these regulations requires each lot of supplements to be inspected by an independent lab.
Few if any other algae products are ever subject to such level of inspection, where each and every lot of these BIOSUPERFOOD red/green algae is scrutinized more than once between the growing stage and to the shelves of stores.
A further requirement by Health Canada is that each capsule must be demonstrated to contain the same standard value. The algae provided in BIOSUPERFOOD are freeze-dried into powders, evenly blended into specific formulas, and encapsulated to arrive at the same proportion within each capsule.
The end result? BIOSUPERFOOD wholefood formulas approved for sale by Health Canada that outperforms the typical isolate supplements of today.
Health Canada has approved for sales within Canada the following claim to be shown on the container labels: “A source of antioxidants for the maintenance of good health.”
Just Exactly, What is a BIOSUPERFOOD, Anyway?
A whole food complement, not just a supplement.
~ Roland Thomas, NMD, and President of BIOAGE
We’ve all heard of superfood – blueberries, Greek yogurt, green tea, kale, salmon – but how many of us have heard of BIOSUPERFOOD?
Simply put, BIOSUPERFOOD is a whole “clean” food product composed of four of the most nutrient and phytonutrient dense algae (water plants) found on earth.
BIOAGE supplies a line of these BIOSUPERFOOD products as an alternative for supportive and preventive health for 60-100 trillion cells in our body that keep our brain, glands, heart, and other vital organs going as we age.
- Some algae in the BIOAGE formulas have the highest digestible and usable (90% net utilization) protein content of any wholefood (65%); far more than meat and fish (15-25%), soybeans (35%), dried milk (35%), peanuts (25%), eggs (12%), grains (8-14%) or whole milk (3%).
- Contains some of all minerals and trace elements like calcium, magnesium, zinc, potassium, sodium, iridium, iron, etc.
- Rich in many antioxidants carotenoids such as alpha and beta-carotene, lutein, astaxanthin, phycocyanin, zeaxanthin, lycopene, etc.
- Contains some of all required vitamins; A, B complex, C, D, E and K.
- Contains the essential fatty acids Omega-3, Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA), and non-essential Omega-6 and Omega-9.
- Also contains thousands of enzymes critical for good health. Enzymes facilitate breakdown of foods and increase the reproduction of lacto-bacilli, the bacteria that digests our food.
The four best-suited, most nutritionally-dense algae out of the many thousands available on earth, these concentrates were developed and have been tested, proven and used for agricultural and human diet since the 1970’s.
And it all began in the Soviet Union to help save low productivity in livestock populations, and aid an epidemic of cancer.
Meet Dr. Michael Kiriac, PhD the Innovator of This Medicinal Algae
In the 1970s, the Soviet Union experienced serious problems with epidemics of cancer and low productivity in livestock populations. The problems were so severe that it threatened the entire food supply of the country. The Soviet government mandated that universities and research centers conduct research to solve the problem.
In 1973, Dr. Michael Kiriac had just graduated from the University of Moldova, with a degree in Biology and Cellular Nutrition. Due to his focus on natural solutions and his research into algae, Dr. Kiriac was selected by the Moldova Academy of Sciences where he was assigned to various research projects in the region.
During their research, Dr. Kiriac and his team narrowed down their findings to two strains of Spirulina (for their high content of naturally-occurring proteins, vitamins, minerals and enzymes), Dunaliella Salinas (for its exceptional vitamin C and mixed antioxidant content) and Astaxanthin from Haemotococcus Pluvialis (for its superior antioxidant power).
Through much trial and error in the early stages of research and development, Dr. Kiriac conducted many experiments – in a non-profit environment, without any commercial goal – applying various changes to the base environment such as intensity of light, duration of exposure, temperature, turbulence, depth and source of water used.
The length and quality of the research undertaken is unique in its field. Research and application ranged from over twenty species and thousands of farm animals to victims of the Chernobyl disaster and to over a decade of nutritional support for people in their everyday struggle with maintaining good health.
During the research years, many algae growing innovations were developed, including the use of mineral rich thermal spring waters as a growing medium instead of wild lagoons, lakes or chemically fertilized basins.
Because of this, no fertilizers or pesticides are ever needed, and the formulas remain pure and organic.
For more information, and to try the BIOSUPERFOOD for yourself, we invite you to click on the following link right now to pay us a visit at http://bioage.com/BioSuperfood-BSF/