“I have used BAC for most of this year, and I believe it is helping me. I was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer in January and had it surgically removed. I have been cancer free since then (it had not spread), but I have been trying to maintain a good diet to prevent any reoccurrence. I asked my doctor (a Naturopath) what she thought of your micro algae product and she said she thought it was good but that the nutrients were present only in very low doses. I am a big believer in algae as a food/supplement, but was not sure how to respond. Could you elaborate on this topic for me? I’d like to understand more about BAC.”
That is a frequently asked question and I may not be politically correct here, but I have to tell it like I see it.
The vitamin industry, like the pharmaceutical industry, is failing… as more people are taking supplements, more people are getting sick. The endlessly growing multi billion dollar vitamin industry has not made a dent in the epidemic of diseases in America; those are the statistics. The research at best is their “marketing” best effort to make more sales. With most supplements there is no credible research supporting the claims.
But more importantly, the philosophy and approach to supplementation is wrong right off the bat… it mimics the pharmaceutical model that is allophatic in approach, which means treating “one” symptom with “one” supplement, as opposed to the holistic natural model of treating the root cause of the symptom.
Fundamentally most diseases are caused by abuse (too much) of the wrong foods or substances and the lack of cleansing the debris.
Over years and decades this leads to major problems manifesting as symptoms, and then people revert to a drug or a supplement for each symptom; Lipitor for cholesterol, antioxidants for the immune system, calcium for osteoporosis, saw palmetto for the prostate, vitamin E for cardiovascular health, vitamin D for cancer, etc. The theories abound and there seems to be no end to the discovery of new ones. Yet people go on being sicker then ever.
How about stopping the abuse (too much) of the wrong foods, exercising and fasting?
It is well known that applying these lifestyle changes will redress 90% of most symptoms and diseases.
I find that smarter then reverting to drugs or supplements; don’t you? Why take 23 supplements year after year like I used to, see no results, and yet continue chasing the next one or trying yet another doctor’s recommendation?
And now in answer to the specifics of your question
First I invite you to read another question and answer Is BAC enough?
It is true that BAC contains a small dose of some of its nutrients. But it is also true that BAC contains “some of” just about all known nutrients. Some occur in amounts that would not be sufficient for the day, some that are enough for the day, some that are more then the daily requirement, while some are a complete “nutritional surprise” to the body, nutrients that you cannot find in exotic foods from all over the world.
The starting premise of the concept of BAC is that whole foods should be the source of all our nutrients.
The concept of BAC, unlike various deficiency theories, is not one of “supplementing” a deficiency using a megadose of a vitamin, a mineral, an antioxidant, or some other substance that will alleviate that deficiency. The concept of BAC is a holistic “let thy food be thy medicine” approach, that of “awakening the genius within” frequently throughout the day with a small amount of “extremely efficient” nutrients found in BAC; the culmination of cellular nutrition, a concept documented here: BAC Awakens the Genius Within.
Extensive animal research over 2 decades including millions of animals proved prevention of diseases (including cancers) and increases in productivity in 20 species tested. That is research that I personally have relied on for my personal health and that of my family for 9 years.
We now know that there there are as many as 15,000 nutrients/phytonutrients in certain micro-algae. We can safely say that there are over 15,000 individual nutrients in the BAC blend, including over 4,000 enzymes, vitamin A, B-complex, C, D, E and K, all ten essential amino acids plus ten more, all known trace minerals and elements, Omega-3, Omega-6, Omega-9, GLAs (Gamma-Linolenic Acids), ALAs (Alpha-Linolenic Acids), DGLA (Dihomogamma-Linolenic Acid), DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid), other fatty acids, then those thousand of other too small and/or unknown yet nutrients. Here are some links: The Ingredients in BAC and Detailed List of Nutrients