ioAge, a wholistic health company that provides BioSuperfood products to the United States and Canada, has announced that Health Canada, under the Natural Health Products Regulations, has approved three BioSuperfood products for those looking for natural alternatives for their health needs. 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.
Health Canada, like the FDA in the United States, helps protect the welfare and health of consumers. Under these regulations Health Canada requires each lot of supplements to be inspected by an independent lab. A further requirement by Health Canada is that each capsule must be demonstrated to contain the same standard value. 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.”
BioSuperfood is a whole “clean” food product composed of four of the most nutrient and phytonutrient dense algae. These concentrates were developed by Dr. Michael Kiriac, and have been tested, proven and used for agricultural and human diet since the 1970’s. His research began in the Soviet Union to help save low productivity in livestock populations, and aid an epidemic of cancer.
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 they 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. 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, he was selected by the Moldova Academy of Sciences and 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 Haematococcus Pluvialis, for its superior antioxidant power.
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.
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.