Archive for October, 2011

Chlorella or Spirulina? Let microalgae dietitians tell you!

Posted on 2011/10/11. Filed under: FEBICO Nutraceuticals |

Nowadays people have little time to eat and turn to fast food for conveniences. A lot more people suffer from irregular sleeping schedule and never have the right energy for exercise. Any person who eats unhealthy, not exercising, nor sleeping well will become unhealthy.

In fact, It is mostly due to daily intense pressure undermines our willingness to pursue for a healthy mind and body. Gradually we are not giving our body a holistic nutrient so we are losing our ability to cope against the stress, resulted in getting sick easily from aggregated anxiety.

Superfood is a nutrient dense food with various health promoting properties.  Some are packed with nutrition, other superfoods have special properties that make them highly beneficial for certain purposes.  Basically, a superfood can provide you with more essential nutrients with synergistic benefits than eating 6 basic nutrient food alone.

Dietitian who specialize in microalgae nutrition recommends taking spirulina in the morning and chlorella in the evening for the following reasons:

  1. Spirulina in the morning can replenish your body’s need of vitamin B group, enabling you to have an energetic day.
  2. Spirulina in the morning can stabilize your mood by supplying enough nutrients, enabling you to have a smooth day at work.
  3. Spirulina in the morning can replenish B12, which helps you stay in top form, beautiful skin and excellent energy.
  4. Taking chlorella in the evening, the rich dietary fibers can assist with your digestionduring sleep and facilitate defecation the next day.
  5. GABA (brain’s natural calming agent) found in Chlorella is able to assist with a good night sleep, giving you a good night’s rest after a hard day of work.
  6. After exposing to one day of toxins or pollutants from the environments, chlorella in the evening helps you detoxify!

To cope with sleeping disorder or many other health problems, the fundamental step is to take enough nutrients for a healthy body. Spirulina in the morning prepares you well-balanced nutrients and better energy for a better mood. Chlorella in the evening provides rich dietary fiber to promote the bowel movement while enjoying a good night sleep.

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Japanese secret to longevity-4 in 1 Formula using vegetarian capsule

Posted on 2011/10/05. Filed under: FEBICO Nutraceuticals |

It is slowly reaching the season of autumn, where temperature difference between night and day is clearly noticeable. This may cause vasoconstriction which may lead to cardiovascular diseases. According to a British research, cardiovascular diseases have a 25% higher percentage of occurring in autumn than in any other seasons. Low temperature may cause instability in the blood vessels, high blood pressure, poor blood circulation and other physiological changes. Coupled with over-eating and lack of exercising lifestyles during cold weathers. In addition, people who suffer from high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, smoking, obesity, and lack of exercise may have a higher risk to cardiovascular diseases.

For cardiovascular health care, health care experts recommend supplements such as nattokinase, red yeast rice, coenzyme Q10 and astaxanthin, these have been reported to be very beneficial for cardiovascular care. Therefore, FEBICO developed a formulated supplement using red yeast rice and natto, specifically aimed at providing cardiovascular care. The formula consists of the 4 above-mentioned ingredients from healthcare professionals, with each capsule containing a high and pure concentrate of 20000 F.U Nattokinase.

Core Ingredients

Nattokinase  –The Japanese have been using Natto for thousands of years, and has become a widely used ingredient or food to prevent cardiovascular diseases. The longevity health secret comes from the sticky material on the surface of the natto, which contains a physiologically active substance-Nattokinase. Nattokinase is very effective in dissolving fibrinogen, helps improve the body’s natural clotting against thrombosis, and the ability to dissolve blood clots. Consequently, it is often used in the prevention of cerebral infarction, strokes, and myocardial infarction. It frequently supplements, regulates physiological functions, enabling smooth circulation and maintaining good health.

 Red Yeast Rice-Ancestors of modern China discovered thousands of years ago the special characteristic of the red yeast rice. It has a bright color, a pleasant aroma, the ability to adjust physiological characteristics, and has been regarded as an excellent supplement since ancient times. Red Yeast rice produces many precious active ingredients during fermentation, such as: Monacolin L, GABA, and anti-oxidant substances. Studies show that Monacolin K is a cholesterol inhibitor, and can inhibit the synthesis of cholesterol, at the same time it can lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL), and increase high-density lipoprotein (HDL), therefore has lipid-lowering effect.

Astaxanthin-Astaxanthin is an ingredient extracted from red algae. It is a type of carotenoid, and a natural antioxidant. Its antioxidant ability is equal to 550 times of Vitamin E; therefore Astaxanthin is also called “Super Vitamin E”. It has the ability to protect vascular endothelial cells, avoid damage from free radicals, and prevent arteriosclerosis and other cardiovascular diseases from occurring.

Coenzyme Q10-Coenzyme Q10 is one of the important factors of maintaining vitality and youth. The main function of this substance is its participation in the production of energy; it can also inhibit the production of free radicals, reducing free radical damage. The body’s organs all contain Q10, especially in organs that use a lot of energy, such as the heart, kidney, and liver. As the body gets older, the amount of Coenzyme Q10 gradually reduces, breathing may also cause consumption of Q10, especially after the age of 40, the Q10 amount in the heart is reduced to about 30%. Therefore, the body needs sufficient supplements of Q10 to help resist free radicals so that the heart can regain its lively function.

*Where can I buy it ?   Go to  FEBICO ONLINE SHOP

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Spirulina Helps in Excercise and in Sport-2

Posted on 2011/10/03. Filed under: Scientific Research |

Spirulina contain powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants can inhibit the oxidation of other molecules, which is important because oxidation reactions can produce free radicals. And free radicals can cause oxidative stress and damage to DNA, RNA and cell structures.

When you exercise, your oxygen consumption increases more than 10 times1. Consequently, there is a significant increase in the production of oxidants that can damage cell structures and can contribute to muscular fatigue. Taking spirulina can increase the amount of intense exercise you can do and it may reduce the amount of muscle damage23thanks to the variety of antioxidants in spirulina.

Spirulina has cardiovascular benefits; it contains the rare essential fatty acid, Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which promotes good health. According to a clinical trial in Korea, essential fatty acids like Gamma linolenic acid (GLA) can prevent cholesterol from concentrating in the body.

Spirulina can also reduce bad cholesterol. In a study where 15 male volunteers took 4.2 grams of spirulina per day showed a statistically significant reduction of LDL (bad cholesterol) with no significant change in HDL (good cholesterol). Researchers also measured a significant decrease in the atherogenic effect, a measure of fat desposition in arteries4.

Spirulina and C-phycocyanin can have a protective and preventative effect on heart attacks5 6 7. Studies have shown spirulina and C-phycoyanin can significantly protect from cardiotoxic effects (studies based on mice)8.

Spirulina tablets can safely help improve endurance levels.


Amino acids can play an important role in exercise, especially the branched-chain amino acids; valine, isoleucine and leucine. The branched-chain amino acids are unique because they are not metabolized in the liver but in the muscle instead, hence the name, ‘muscle aminos’.

Branched-chain amino acids are important as they help muscle under intense training. In an experiment using swimmers, one group was given branched-chain amino acids and the other a placebo. The branched-chain amino acid group experienced less muscle breakdown after intense exercise9. Studies show that taking essential amino acids, including branched-chain amino acids, before exercise triggers anabolic processes – the increased blood flow you get from training increases the amino acid entry into muscle.

Branched-chain amino acids can lessen muscle damage during exercise and block what is called delayed-onset muscle soreness following intense training10. Sixteen women and 14 men took five grams of branched-chain amino acids before doing seven sets of 20-rep squats, resting two minutes between sets. Some of the subjects got a placebo. Those who took the branched-chain amino acids had significantly less soreness than the placebo group; the results were more significant in the male subjects. The researchers think that the results may be a combination the branched-chain amino acids’ decreasing muscle breakdown and leucine’s stimulation of muscle protein synthesis (anabolism).

Spirulina contain all the essential amino acids (including branched-chain amino acids).

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Spirulina Helps in Excercise and in Sport-1

Posted on 2011/10/03. Filed under: Scientific Research |

1. Nutrient supplement
Spirulina contains more than 60 natural vital nutrients, is easily digested and is fully absorbed by the body within half an hour. In contrast to ordinary food you can take Spirulina just before or even during the competition. Because Spirulina reduces the feeling of hunger and still supplies the required energy, it is ideal for use when training around meal times.

2. Faster recovery

After a heavy training session or competition, the muscles are full of carbon dioxide and lactic acid, waste products that can cause muscle pain and delay recovery. The cleansing action of Spirulina speeds up the removal of these waste products from the body. Also Spirulina replaces the minerals that have been lost due to perspiration. The consequence: your body can recover sooner. A faster recovery means that you can begin training again faster. And training more often eventually increases your performance level.

3. More stamina
Spirulina ensures an optimal metabolism during competition. And metabolism means: conversion of food into energy. By means of this uniform energy addition you avoid a dip while participating in sports. Using Spirulina you do not become exhausted as fast and you can keep going longer.

4. Higher resistance
Excessive and heavy training can lower you resistance. If you cool down too quickly, for example in wet and wintry weather, you are certainly risking problems. Due to its enormous richness in vital substances, Spirulina quickly replenishes any shortages and increases your resistance. The chances of catching a cold or flu are reduced. So you will not miss any further training sessions.

5. Power drink for power sports

Spirulina does not only help you to keep your weight down, you can also use it to gain weight, for example for body building or other strength sports. Power athletes who want to become more muscular can mix Spirulina with a power drink. For example, make a shake with bananas, eggs or powdered egg white, fruit juice and honey. Spirulina powder can be simply mixed with all types of protein drink and other sport nourishment. The algae ensure better absorption of the nutrients.

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