Immunity, as it relates to human or animal health, is a state of having sufficient biological defenses to avoid infection, disease, or other unwanted biological invasion. Immunity involves both specific and non-specific components. Besides this generic definition of immunity, there are dozens of other definitions that focus on particular functions related to viral defence, defense against specific disease, etc.
I have chosen the “broader” definition as it fits with my holistic belief that each cell in the human or animal body carries its own immune protection system and when each cell is in a state of immunity, the entire body is better protected.
Bio-Algae Concentrates exhibit impressive immune-boosting properties. Like the other properties of this superfood, its immune boosting powers are due to a variety of nutritional and energetic factors that contribute to cellular vitality and immunity.
Let’s examine a few of these one at a time:
BAC awakens the genius within
When the cells of the body receive the nutrients and the resulting energy that they need, they will perform their multitude of cellular metabolic activities: growth, repair, cleansing, regeneration, protection and much more. When each cell of an organ performs its job well, then the organ will have a fighting chance to perform its metabolic activities. But let’s not forget that cellular and organ functions are governed at the glandular level, which is overseen by the master gland: the hypothalamus.
The hypothalamous, however, is located in the brain, which is protected by a tightly packed barrier of cells called the blood-brain barrier. Several phytonutrients and pigments found in BAC, such as beta carotene, alpha carotene and astaxanthin, have been proven to be able to cross the blood brain barrier. This means that they are able to reach parts of the body that are “out of bounds” for most supplements. There is no doubt that BAC’s nutrients efficiently nourish all the cells of the body including the cells of the brain and hypothalamic region. And by nourishing the hypothalamus, the governing organ of the body, BAC awakens the “genius” within.
Read the full details in “How BAC Awakens the Genius Within”
BAC’s chlorophyll protection powers –
Because of its high chlorophyll content (higher then most foods), BAC is useful for treating health conditions that could benefit from the energizing, purification, renewal, and anti-inflammatory properties of chlorophyll. For example, control of energy-draining viruses and fungi such as candida-overgrowth, Epstein-Barr virus, chronic fatigue immune deficiency syndrome (CFIDS) and AIDS, is enhanced by the immune-enhancing and antiviral qualities of chlorophyll.
Read more in “Chlorophyll in BAC: The Shepherd of Light”
BAC’s nucleic acid protection powers
Another immune-boosting element in BAC is its nucleic acids, RNA and DNA. These nucleic acids are critical for health and longevity:
Nucleic acids are responsible for directing cellular renewal, growth, and repair. The amount of nucleic acid in the body decreases with age; in fact, insufficient nucleic acid causes premature aging as well as weakened immunity. Nucleic acid is depleted by lack of exercise, stress, pollution, and poor diet.
Replenishing RNA/DNA is therefore important to every aspect of bodily health and longevity. In addition, nucleic acid strengthens immunity by improving the activity of T- and B-cells, which defend against viruses and other invading microorganisms, and macrophages, which destroy cancer and cellular debris in general.
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The photosynthetic life-giving pigment content of BAC
BAC’s red algae, hoematococcus and dunaliella, contain high levels of nature’s special pigments: carotenoids and phycobilins. BAC contains astaxanthin, beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, lutein, lycopene, xeaxanthin, quercitin, b cryptoxanthin and many other pigments that offer a powerful immunity and toxin shield against continuous pollution, toxins and stress. Hoemattoccocus in BAC is the greatest source of astaxanthin on Earth. Astaxanthin is a red pigment clinically proven to have hundreds of times more antioxidative power than vitamin E and vitamin C, and dozens of times more than that of beta carotene.
Read more in “The Photosynthetic Life-Giving Pigment Content of BAC”
The incredible arsenal of antioxidants in Bio-Algae Concentrates
While the protein, mineral and vitamin value of Bio-Algae Concentrates is impressive, these minute organisms are also rich in pigments that are bio-chemically important to life. Without pigments, organisms could not synthesize many of the enzymes necessary for balancing metabolism.
Bio-Algae Concentrates contain a high level of enzymatic pigments and mixed carotenoids. In recent years, these pigments and carotenoids have received a tremendous amount of attention as potential anti-cancer and anti-aging compounds. Carotenoids are powerful antioxidants, protecting the cells of the body from damage caused by free radicals. Carotenoids, and specifically beta-carotene and alpha-carotene, are also believed to enhance the function of the immune system.
Read more details in “The Incredible Arsenal of Antioxidants in BAC”
BAC contains high levels of astaxanthin
Astaxanthin is a pigment of the carotenoid complex found in the microalgae Haematococcus pluvialis present in Bio-Algae Concentrates. It is an oxygenated pigment called a xanthophyll. Its unique molecular structure gives it a superior antioxidant and immune-boosting capacity.
Astaxanthin is 40 times more effective as an antioxidant than beta-carotene, 500 to 1000 times more effective in inhibiting lipid peroxidation than Vitamin E, has greater anti-inflammatory capability than Vitamin E, has almost 4 times the antioxidant capacity of lutein, provides superior protection against UVA and UVB light-induced oxidative stress, is more stable in scavenging and quenching than beta-carotene, canthaxanthin and zeaxanthin, is highly potent in enhancing T1 and T2 helper cells and IgM and IgG (secondary immunity) production, is more effective than lycopene and lutein in enhancing liver microsome detoxification activity (enzymes that metabolize drugs), enhances the actions of Vitamins C and E in the body, and enhances the release of retinol (Vitamin A) from the liver when needed.
Read more at: “BAC Contains High Levels of Astaxanthin, the Star of the Carotenoids”
Phycocyanin in BAC enhances the immune system
One unusual phytonutrient found in the algae of BAC, is the blue protein pigment, phycocyanin. This pigment gives blue-green algae its blue color. It can be found in concentrations as high as 7 percent in certain blue-green algae, as compared to 1 percent in the green algae, chlorophyll.
Phycocyanin has natural immune system boosting and anti-cancer effects. As a result, many studies have been done on blue-green algae to study the effects of phycocyanin.
One Japanese patent states that a small dosage of phycocyanin daily maintains or accelerates normal control cell functions that prevents generation of malignancy such as cancer or inhibits its growth or recurrence.
Chinese scientists documented that phycocyanin stimulates hematopoesis (creation of blood), emulating the hormone erythropoetin (EPO). EPO is produced by healthy kidneys and regulates bone marrow stem cell production of red blood cells. They claim phycocyanin regulated white blood cell production, even when bone marrow stem cells are damaged by toxic chemicals or radiation.
These results indicate that phycocyanin may be active in preventing a host of degenerative organ diseases by increasing immunity.
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