have already discussed several of the remarkable properties of the algae cell walls of Bio-Algae Concentrates in “The Important Polysaccharides Found in BAC” . These mucopolysaccharides have yet another fascinating property: they bind with environmental toxins and carry them safely out of the body.
What kind of environmental toxins?
- Heavy metals including aluminum, mercury, cadmium and arsenic
- PCBs (polychlorobiphenyls)
Many studies regarding algae and the removal of heavy metals were conducted following the nuclear catastrophes of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 and Chernobyl in 1986. In a study done on animals, Ichimura (1973) reported that algae increased elimination of cadmium threefold in feces and sevenfold in urine. Horikoshi et al. (1979) showed that algae helped detoxify uranium and lead. Certain algae have detoxification potential for similar compounds, such as dioxin and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). PCBs are chemical compounds used in plastics, insulation, and flame-retardants that have the potential to cause cancer and liver damage.
Spirulina may help ADHD by removing aluminum, carbon tetrachloride, and other toxins from the body (Torres-Duran et al. 1998; Vadiraja et al. 1998).
– Herbal Medicine, Healing & Cancer by Donald R. Yance
It is well known that the build up of heavy metals in the body leads to disastrous effects on health and some rather frightening diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Due to its cell wall structure and many other factors, Bio-Algae Concentrates can help detoxify the body of heavy metals