Although proteins are the building blocks of life, humans need dozens of essential trace minerals in order for its many enzyme and physiological systems to function. In the typical diet, deficiency of minerals is thought to be widespread across many minerals and trace minerals which can profoundly affect health and metabolism.
BAC contains natural minerals as opposed to inorganic minerals
The algae contained in BAC come from a volcanic water source, which was chosen for its high content of minerals and trace elements deposited from ancient soils and mountains where no other plants can live. Algae thrive in alkaline waters such as these. The mineral content of algae varies depending on where it is grown and what minerals are contained in the water. Alage can incorporate and synthesize many minerals and derivative compounds into their cell structure and these minerals are well assimilated by the human body as they come from a natural plant source.
Transformed into natural organic forms by the algae, these minerals become chelated with amino acids and are therefore more easily assimilated by the body. Often times people ingest large amounts of inorganic minerals without any benefit to their health because the body does not know what to do with these incompatible forms. In fact, evidence is accumulating that inorganic minerals can block absorption of the organic forms, ultimately leading to mineral deficiencies.
BAC contains all essential minerals and all known trace elements absorbed from its growth medium into chelated, easily absorbed forms.
Find here a partial list of these important minerals:
POTASSIUM : A crucial mineral that regulates the body’s electrolyte balance. Deficiency can cause heart arrest, hypertension, adrenal exhaustion and muscular collapse.
CALCIUM : The most abundant mineral in the body; it is especially important to bone and dental health, but is also involved in neural transmissions to the muscles, pH and several other energy related metabolisms. Deficiencies can lead to osteoporosis. BAC is a concentrated calcium food, supplying more, gram for gram, than milk.
ZINC : The pivotal point of over thirty vital enzymatic reactions with profound effects on mental health, skin tone, prostate function and healing capacity.
MAGNESIUM : Deficiency can lead to spasmodic muscle disorders including cardiac irregularities. Helps assimilation of vitamins C & B and protein. Magnesium facilitates absorption of calcium and helps regulate blood pressure. Gram for gram, BAC is one the most concentrated magnesium foods.
MANGANESE : Activates enzyme systems along with zinc. Promotes activity of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine and helps stabilize blood sugar.
SELENIUM : Originally believed to be a toxic heavy metal but now known to be necessary for health. It retards aging, harmful oxidation and free radical formation, reduces the toxic effect of carcinogens, and improves cardiac efficiency.
IRON : BAC is one of the best natural iron supplements. Iron promotes formation of hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying blood pigment found in healthy red blood cells. Iron deficiency is the most common mineral deficiency worldwide, especially for women, children and older people. Women on weight loss diets typically do not get enough iron and can become anemic. Iron is essential for strong red blood cells and a healthy immune system. BAC is rich in iron, much more so than common iron foods. BAC’s iron is easily absorbed by the human body. In one theory, blue pigment phycocyanin, forms soluble complexes with iron and other minerals during digestion making iron more bioavailable. Hence, iron in BAC is over twice as absorbable as iron found in vegetables and most meats. Typical iron supplements are not well absorbed and are often not recommended by MD’s for many blood conditions. Many studies show that iron from spirulina is 60% better absorbed than iron supplements such as iron sulfate.
PHOSPHORUS : The second most abundant mineral in the human body; it is found in practically every cell. Functions with calcium to maintain bone density. Helps to digest carbohydrates and the B vitamins, niacin and riboflavin.
SODIUM : Sodium is an element that the body needs to function properly. The body uses sodium to regulate blood pressure and blood volume. Sodium is also critical for the functioning of muscles and nerves. Some people are concerned about too much sodium in their diets and have therefore avoided seaweed foods such as nori, wakami and kombu. These kelp foods are very nutritious, but they do contain significant amounts of sodium. The microalgae in Bio-Algae Concentrates contain very small amounts of natural sodium and thus serve the important need of the body while avoiding the danger of too much sodium.
CHROMIUM : Important in the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and insulin. It stimulates the synthesis of fatty acids and cholesterol, which are necessary for brain function and many other body processes.
- Trace Elements Analysis of BAC – Northern Analytical Laboratory, New Jersey, January 2007
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