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What is BIOSUPERFOOD (BSF)?

BIOSUPERFOOD (BSF) is a whole food product composed of four of the most nutrient and phytonutrient dense algae found on earth. Each BSF formula has a different nutritional value. The formulas are presented in capsules that are easy to swallow and practical to use.

How safe is BSF? How is the quality of BSF assured?

The BIOSUPERFOOD formulas are certified by Health Canada under the Natural Product certification program for purity, content and quality. Health Canada imposes inspection of manufacturing facilities, and mandates that EACH lot be analyzed for herbicides, pesticides, heavy metals and other pollutants to guarantee safety.

Is BSF a raw food?

Yes, 100%.

How to take BSF?

BSF comes in vegetable capsules that are easy to swallow and practical to take at regular intervals throughout the day. The two-part capsule can be twisted open to get to the powder inside. Some people like to mix the powder in juice, water or in a smoothie. Some people like the natural taste of algae and they let it dissolve slowly in their mouths or sublingually.

How do I keep the BSF to preserve it best?

BSF is freeze dried at a low temperature and is crystallized in the process. As such, it will keep for many years at normal room temperature. It is best to keep it away from hot stoves or direct sun exposure. Keeping it in a drawer or cupboard is best. It can also be kept in the refrigerator. We recommend not keeping it in the freezer as repeated thawing may initiate loss of enzyme and nutritional strength.

How much BSF should I consume each day?

For most people, we recommend starting with one or two capsules per day, increasing gradually to an average of six per day. Trust your body to guide you to the intake level that’s best for you as no two people are alike.

How can BSF help with my specific medical condition?

BSF is not a medicine or remedy. If you have any concerns regarding your health or a specific medical condition it is always best to consult with your healthcare professional prior to consuming BSF.

What is the difference between BIOSUPERFOOD and BIOPREPARATION?

The BIOSUPERFOOD formulas are specifically designed for humans though, as with other earthly foods, our animal companions can also consume them. The BIOSUPERFOOD formulas have the same nutritional makeup as the BIOPREPARATION formulas, except that they are freeze dried at a less cold temperature in order to achieve a slightly coarser powder. This is done to adjust uptake assimilation for humans as we have long digestive tracts, unlike dogs and cats that have very short digestive tracts.

The algae used in the BIOPREPARATION formulas are freeze dried at a colder temperature than those used in the BIOSUPERFOOD formulas in order to achieve a slightly finer powder. The difference in coarseness of the powder increases uptake assimilation for animals like dogs and cats that have shorter digestive tracts.

What’s the best way to take BSF?

Because of its rapid nutritional influence, BSF should always be introduced to the body gradually to allow physiological changes to take place progressively and be well-received within the body. Take just one capsule at a time, and spread intakes out at regular intervals throughout the day. Consult our BSF Usage Guidelines or our Product Specialist for more guidance.

Take with or without food?

BIOSUPERFOOD is itself a whole food and can be consumed on its own. It can also be consumed with food, and best taken 20 minutes before foods, as there will be increased assimilation of those foods

How much nutrients is in BSF? Is it enough?

BSF is a blend of four whole food microalgae containing over 5,000 (some research show 15,000) nutrients/compounds per capsule, likely the most complete foods on earth. As such, all its nutrients are accompanied by any/all respective cofactors, and are 100% bioavailable. These are micronutrients that are naturally occurring and 100% bioavailable, like amounts found in an apple, for example, and not like those on the label of a supplement or a pill, expressed in RDI and in hundreds of mg or iu, etc.

Will taking BSF affect my Rx meds or other supplements?

There are no known contraindications for consuming BSF with any food, supplement or drug.

Do the formulas come in bulk powder form?

Not at this time. BIOSUPERFOOD is extremely efficient even in very small amounts. Our algae formulas are Health Canada certified with this specific serving size. This was also implemented to prevent the taking of too large an amount, which can be problematic when first starting to consume BIOSUPERFOOD.

Do you use vegetarian capsules?

Yes. Our capsules are 100% vegetarian- and vegan-friendly!

Can I simplify my regimen by just taking BSF?

When taken daily, even one capsule of BSF will provide health benefits above and beyond any vitamin or mineral supplement. Most people who are on a daily regimen of BSF find that they can eliminate all other supplements, feel much better, and save money too! With BSF, the holistic approach is one of optimal nourishment to derive whole body benefits on the cellular level, which include energy, detoxification, growth, repair, protection, and renewal.

Some algae contain toxins, how do I know that BAC does not?

Our formulas are certified by Health Canada for their purity and exact content. Health Canada imposes that each lot is analyzed for its nutrient content and verified for heavy metals and other pollutants. There are over 25,000 different species of algae in the world. Dr. Kiriac experimented with many different species and/or combinations thereof and chose the four in our formulas after careful scrutiny and testing. Furthermore, the sensitive algae in our formulas are grown in a protected environment – bioreactors – where water and air quality, temperature, turbulence and light can be controlled and enhanced. The algae are organically grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, antibiotics, growth hormones or any additives.

How soon will I notice results?

BSF enters the body and results can be observed through blood tests or other means to show positive effects within minutes. However, every body is unique in its own biochemistry, diet, lifestyle and circumstance. Many will notice immediate benefits after just 1 or 2 capsules, or after 1 or 2 days. For others it might take longer to see specific results, but rest assured that all the while BSF is providing the ultimate in nutritional energy on a cellular level, supporting the body to begin to heal and protect itself. Most will see many benefits as soon as the optimal intake level is reached.

Why not just take Spirulina? And, maybe, astaxanthin?

BSF is a blend of four microalgae that are each a whole food in themselves…so the combination formula is the most complete food we know to exist, with over 15,000 micronutrients in one capsule. There are many more bioavailable nutrients in BSF than one would find in “cherry-picking” – trying to achieve the same results with individual supplements! The four microalgae in each of the BSF formulas are Spirulina Pacifica, Spirulina Platensis, Dunaliella Salina and Astaxanthin from Haematococcus Pluvialis. These microalgae were selected from amongst hundreds for their unique compatibility and synergy and are carefully grown and blended for maximum results.

I can’t swallow pills...can I take BSF with my water, juice or smoothie?

The two-part capsules can be gently twisted open over a bowl or glass or directly into the mouth. After the desired amount of powder content is poured out, you can reseal the capsule for later use (if using only a portion at a time). Make sure hands are dry and you’ll get the hang of it! The contents of the capsules can be mixed with water, juice, smoothie or soft foods like applesauce, yogurt, (your pets’ wet food) etc.

How do I break open the capsules for my pet without losing some of the contents?

The capsules can be gently twisted open over a bowl or glass or directly into the mouth. After the desired amount of powder content is poured out, you can reseal the capsule for later use (if using only a portion at a time). Make sure hands are dry and you’ll get the hang of it! The contents of the capsules can be mixed with water, juice, smoothie or soft foods like applesauce, yogurt, (your pets’ wet food) etc.

Where is your algae grown? What’s the country of origin?

Our four algae are grown in mineral rich volcanic region. They are grown in covered bioreactors to protect the algae from airborn or ocean/lake pollutants.

What is this stuff?

“BSF is a blend of four microalgae that are each a whole food in themselves, so the combination formula is the most complete whole food we know to exist. BIOSUPERFOOD is a nutrient-dense micro-food that delivers optimal nutritional benefits to every cell, in turn greatly supporting and enhancing the body’s own innate digestion, defense and healing mechanisms. The four microalgae in each of the BSF formulas are Spirulina Pacifica, Spirulina Platensis, Dunaliella Salina and Astaxanthin from Haematococcus Pluvialis. These microalgae were selected from amongst hundreds for their unique compatibility and synergy.

What’s the difference between all the formulas?

There are three BIOSUPERFOOD (BSF) formulas (F1k, F2k and F3), each containing different proportions of the same four microalgae, resulting in slightly different concentrations of nutrients in each formula. BIOPREPARATION (BP) is identical to BSF except for in the freeze-drying process. The algae for BP formulas has been freeze-dried at a colder temperature to yield a finer powder particle which is ideally suited to the shorter digestive tracts of our dogs & cats. BP comes in two formulas: F2+ or F3+.

Which formula is best for me?

In general, we recommend F1k for most healthy younger children, for highly sensitive adults, and/or for a long-term maintenance formula. Most adults are best served with either formula F2k or F3. While there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution to every individual and circumstance, most adults will truly feel the difference with between 3-8 capsules daily of whichever formula is chosen. Flexibility and respect of individual biochemistry is always recommended for best results. You may also email us at info@bioage.com or call one of our product consultants M-FR during regular business hours, Eastern Time at 1-877-288-9116.

Do you have any specials or coupons available? (you will need to let them know this whenever you publish one)

We do offer a one-time use Introductory coupon for first-time buyers: INTRO 10% Additionally, we periodically send out emails with some holiday or special coupons or offers so make sure you get on our email list! Speak to a representative about other ways you can save, including our Auto Ship program.

Do you offer FREE shipping? What are your shipping costs?

We do not offer Free Shipping. Shipping charges vary between the U.S. and Canada and depend on recipient address and order weight/size.

Do you ship from Canada? Do I have to pay customs fees?

For USA shipping addresses, we are headquartered in and ship from Niagara Falls, NY. Order from www.bioage.com for addresses within the USA. We also ship to Canadian customers from Ontario, Canada. (order from bioage.ca) There are no Customs Fees involved. U.S. customers pay in USD, Canadian customers pay in CAD.

Where are you located?

We are headquartered in and ship USA bound orders from Niagara Falls, NY. We also ship Canadian orders from Ontario, Canada. (order from bioage.ca)

How can I order your formulas in (Germany, UK, Australia, etc.)?

For orders to be shipped outside of North America, please contact www.bionutrition.com

What’s your website?

Shop at www.bioage.com in the United States, and www.bioage.ca in Canada.

How can I open a wholesale account?

We do offer reseller/professional discounts to qualified Resellers in the United States. Please complete the Reseller application on our website.

When will my order ship/How soon can I expect to get my order?

Whenever possible. every effort is made to ship out all orders the same or very next regular business day once received. We use USPS within the US and Canada Post within Canada and delivery times do vary widely based on state/province, the carrier’s and other circumstances beyond our control.

Is there a way to expedite my order?

There are next day and second day expedited shipping options available through UPS

I didn’t get my order, what do I do?

When your order is completed/shipped, you should have received an email with Tracking Information. You can also call BIOAGE and we will track it for you. Please provide order number and date placed if available and we will assist or instruct you as appropriate.

How should I store the product?

It is not necessary to refrigerate BSF. Do not expose to freezing or high temperatures for long periods of time as it may affect the product. Short durations of temperature extremes during shipping do not affect the product. When stored properly at room temperature, BSF will remain fresh, powerful, and efficient for years.

It's really hot/cold here and I'm worried about it affecting the product...

Our algae blends are freeze dried crystallized, and as such short temperature extremes during shipping do not affect the product.

What are the capsules made of?

Our hypromellose capsules are of the industry standard, the best in the current market of any vegan/vegetarian-safe option.