Production – From ocean to vacuum chamber
BIOFILAM is produced exclusively from the Laminaria Japonica species. To make BIOFILAM, the soft inner part of the brown seaweed is squeezed out of the leaves and made into dry powder using a simple cold-temperature extraction process that retains the important organic elements. When taken with plenty of water, our natural products deliver all of the naturally occurring minerals and vitamins of Laminaria japonica in a soluble, bio-available form that is easily digestible.
The kelp we use is harvested from the Kuril Islands, where it grows the largest. Here the cold water flowing down from the Arctic meets the warm water from the south in a great swirl that forms the best habitat for all types of seafood, from the smallest shrimp to the largest whales. Divers bring the seaweed to shore, where the huge Laminaria Japonica leaves are hung across wooden fences to quickly dry in the sun in the traditional Japanese way.
The seaweed is then transported to a facility where it is soaked in fresh water, so as not to lose the water-soluble polysaccharides. Within about eight hours the leaves return to their original size and the outer skin can be removed. All the heavy fibers are disposed of, and the remaining inner part is pulverized. The resulting thick, rubbery substance is dried in a vacuum chamber without using heat so as not to lose any of the original nutrients.
For more information read the Natural News interview – How is Biofilam produced?
The History of BIOFILAM
BIOFILAM was first developed in the Russia in the late 1960’s after radioactive fall-outs occurred at nuclear labs and power plants. Russian scientists found that brown seaweed (Laminaria / kelp) had the strongest healing effect for treating radiation poisoning. It has the perfect group of elements (ionic iodine, laminarin, alginates, and selenium), found in one natural source. For many decades this extract was not well known outside of its very specific field of application, which was only in Russia. BIOFILAM was first successfully used in big volumes after the Chernobyl nuclear plant catastrophe in 1989. Utilised for radiation detoxification and thyroid gland rehabilitation, BIOFILAM (then known as Modifilan) helped thousands of nuclear plant workers and people in the area affected by the explosion. A large group of doctors were assigned to observe the health conditions of those who consumed BIOFILAM for almost one year. They observed great results, above all expectations.
“The powers of seaweeds have been drawn upon for centuries for their ability to prolong life, prevent disease, and impart beauty and health. Worldwide research on the benefits of seaweeds is being carried out continuously, and brown seaweed is consistently found to be the most beneficial type.”
Highly concentrated kelp extract
BIOFILAM is not just another dry seaweed product. It is not simply “kelp powder” like you get at the health food store. It is a cold-processed concentrate of the best part of the kelp plant. BIOFILAM is a highly concentrated product. FORTY FIVE pounds of raw seaweed is needed to make ONE pound. That makes BIOFILAM a 45:1 concentrated extract of raw kelp. What’s more, only the alginate, nutrient, and fucoidan rich inner gel from inside the giant kelp is included in the product. It is free of the hard-to-digest and touch cellulose fibres from the kelp skin. The patented process of physical extraction and low-temperature vacuum evaporation extracts only the inner, water soluble, part of the Laminaria leaf. This enhances minerals, vitamins and polysaccharides for easier digestion and better results. The removal of the heavy outer fibre also increases the remaining extracts digestibility and bio-availability.
The brown seaweed (Laminaria japonica) in Biofilam is harvested from the clean, pristine waters of the Northern Pacific Ocean. BIOFILAM is bottled/packaged in the United States. Please refer to the following Certificate of Analysis (COA) for an indication of the purity of BIOFILAM powder:
In the mid-90’s Biofilam became the leading non-medicinal, preventive supplement in Russia. ALGINATES are extremely effective organic elements that assist the body with detoxification. Kelp, like other seaweeds, is rich in sodium alginate, which is an element effective at protecting the body from radiation and removing it. According to a 1964 study published in the “Canadian Medical Association Journal,” sodium alginate derived from kelp reduced radioactive strontium absorption in the intestines by 50 to 80 percent. Specifically, sodium alginate allows calcium to be absorbed through the intestinal wall while binding most of the strontium, which is excreted from the body
ORGANIC IODINE can boost the immune system and help support a healthy thyroid gland, which controls metabolism and can therefore assist with weight loss. Kelp is a rich source of iodine, which is a crucial nutrient for the thyroid, breasts, prostate, and most cells in the body. A deficiency in iodine leads to goiter, or swelling of the thyroid, and metabolism disruption. Iodine is the main element used to synthesize the thyroid hormones thyroxine and triiodothyronine. The thyroid gland absorbs iodide from the bloodstream to make its hormones, although the process is regulated by the pituitary gland. Consuming iodine from plants like kelp also helps reduce the effects of radiation exposure.
Fucoidan & Fucoxanthin
Since its use after the Chernobyl disaster, numerous scientific and clinical studies had shown many other benefits of this product. The latest research on brown seaweed in Japan has confirmed a significant presence of Fucoidan and Fucoxanthin, both known for their health benefits. Fucoidan is an organic element that may promote self-destruction of harmful cells (i.e. apitosis), and which may help the body to naturally eliminate those cells. Biofilam has 4% to 7% of Fucoidan, by volume, in its natural form. This is as much as much as raw unprocessed seaweed. FUCOIDAN can eliminate harmful cells, such as cancerous cells, from the body. Today, Fucoidan is the subject of more than 600 unsolicited, independent, third-party scientific studies that all validate its astonishing life-sustaining, immune-supporting properties. It’s hailed in such reputable medical journals as:
- Medical Journals
- Anticancer Research
- Infection and Immunity
- The British Journal of Pharmacology
- Nutrition and Cancer
- Developmental Biology
- The Journal of Molecular Immunology
- Journal of Neuroimmunology
- Antibiotics and Chemotherapy
- Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research
Working on both a cellular and sub-cellular level, FUCOIDAN boasts an almost endless list of health benefits. Based on the research, FUCOIDAN may just be the most powerful immuno-supporting nutrient ever discovered! Learn more about Fucoidan here.
LAMINARIN, which it is also referred to as laminaran, is found in brown algae such as kelp. Laminarin is a polysaccharide which can help in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. One of the main health benefits of laminarin is that it is used to treat various diseases that are related to the blood vessels in the heart. By increasing the amount of laminarin that you are ingesting you have a better chance of keeping the blood vessels around the heart healthy because laminarin will help your body to prevent diseases that affect the blood vessels, and thus may improve cardiovascular health. Laminarin is only found in brown seaweed or brown algae, so if you want to include it in your natural diet you will need to start eating brown seaweed. The most concentrated source of brown seaweed is Biofilam (a 45:1 concentrated extract). Biofilam contains 45:1 concentrations of the nutrients found in kelp (aka Kombu).
Minerals and vitamins
Biofilam contains over 72 minerals and vitamins, such as many vitamins, especially B vitamins, which are essential for cellular metabolism and providing your body with energy. It also contains vitamins C and E, which are both strong antioxidants and promote blood vessel health. Minerals, such as calcium, boron and magnesium are plentiful in Biofilam; and they are necessary for strong bones and normal muscle function. Biofilam, like all edible sea-vegetables, typically contains the full spectrum of minerals and trace elements required by the human body. Biofilam also contains alginate, carrageenan, iodine, potassium, bromine, mucopolysaccharides, mannitol, alginic acid, kainic acid, laminine, histamine, zeaxanthin, protein, vitamins A, B, D, K. In fact, it is one of the few significant dietary sources of vitamin D, essential for a great many functions in the body, including bone health. The raw protein in Biofilam is of a high quality, are comparable in quality and composition to many animal proteins. This makes it an excellent addition to a vegetarian or vegan diet.