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Astaxanthin naturally prevents sunburn

Posted on 2011/11/22. Filed under: FEBICO Nutraceuticals |

Overexposure to sunlight can have devastating effects on human skin. From minor sunburns to melanoma skin cancer, spending too much time in the sun can result in everything from discomfort to fatal disease. For this reason, preventing overexposure to sunlight has been at the forefront of peoples’ minds for years. Though staying out of the sun entirely is not an option for most individuals, utilizing sunscreen can drastically reduce the effects of direct sunlight. Astaxanthin, an antioxidant, has been indicated as a naturally occurring skin protector that can minimize the damage caused by the sun’s rays.

Astaxanthin is a member of the carotenoid family, which is a group of plant chemicals that are used by many species of flora to ward off damaging effects of the sun. A natural sunscreen, astaxanthin has been protecting plants for thousands of years. Astaxanthin is also present in the many animals that eat plants, especially algae. These animals include mostly seafood, such as salmon, shrimp, crab, and lobster, but also include flamingos.

Unfortunately for humans, simply consuming foods rich in astaxanthin is not enough to prevent sunburn; however, taking the antioxidant as a dietary supplement in pill form may be beneficial. As a powerful substance that can infiltrate every part of the body (cells, brain, nervous system, eyes, organs, and skin), astaxanthin can cross the blood-brain barrier, infiltrate the blood stream, and provide benefits to every cell in the human body.

But how does this antioxidant prevent sunburn, specifically? The sun’s rays damage the skin through free radicals, which are also responsible for causing premature signs of aging and some cancers. Counteracting the activities of free radicals with antioxidants is important in preventing damage, such as sunburn, and astaxanthin is one of the most powerful antioxidants in the body.

Building up enough astaxanthin to effectively prevent sun damage may take several weeks, prompting many people to rely upon over-the-counter sunscreens; however, the over-the-counter brands contain a great deal of harmful chemicals and also cause free radical damage, among other things. This is one of the many cases where products that are meant to protect the body cause just as much harm, if not more, than the damage they are meant to avoid.

Astaxanthin is a proven natural preventative of sunburn, but it is not yet evident how much of the antioxidant needs to be present in the body to provide reliable protection. Additionally, there is no way to be sure of the levels that your body contains. Taking a natural astaxanthin supplement will certainly improve the body’s ability to prevent sunburn, but if you decide to utilize this method of sun protection, be sure that you pay attention to the supplements you take and the amount of time you stay in the sun to gauge how long you will remain safe from sunburn.

For anyone that is looking for natural protection against sunburns, astaxanthin is a great alternative to the chemical-laden products that are sold in many stores. The benefits of this supplement are clear; however, if you do implement it into your dietary routine, be sure to pay close attention to your sun exposure to develop an understanding of how long your antioxidant levels can keep you safe.

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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.

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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:

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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11 Ways to Pick Out Healthy Food-Part II

Posted on 2011/09/30. Filed under: FEBICO Nutraceuticals |

6.Soup

Stay below 20% of your RDA of sodium (about 460 mg for a daily allowance of 2,300 mg, or 300 mg for 1,500 mg). Several companies make low-sodium soups that fall within this range.

Calories should be limited to 200 per serving unless the soup constitutes your entire meal, in which case you can reach 400 calories.

And check the serving size. A can typically contains two servings, and eating the entire thing could put you over your sodium limit.

Protein is a plus, and a soup can make a good snack or partial meal if it has between 5 and 10 grams of protein. If it’s your entire meal, it should have at least 10 grams.

7.Rice and pasta

Choose rice and pasta that are high in fiber, and preferably pasta that is 100% whole grain. Brown rice doesn’t have as much fiber, but it has more than white rice.
Ideally, you want 7 grams of fiber per serving (and 25 to 35 grams daily), but before you dig into a bowl of rigatoni, check the serving size. Pasta expands as you cook it, so an ounce of uncooked pasta has more fiber—and more calories —than an ounce of cooked pasta. If the label doesn’t specify, assume the serving size is for cooked pasta.
And with flavored/packaged rice, check for added salt. There’s likely to be a lot—up to 1,000 mg in certain brands.

8.Salad dressing

Almost all salad-dressing serving sizes are two tablespoons, making them easy to compare. Stick to 50 calories or less per serving, and the less sugar the better.
“Basically any sugar in salad dressings is added sugar,”. Choose salad dressings that are made of olive oil, like vinaigrettes, rather than mayonnaise, like ranch or Thousand Island.
And again pay attention to sodium. The more processed foods you eat, the more salt you get.

9.Yogurt

Yogurt can be a low-cal way to get protein and calcium, but choose the wrong kind, and you could eat a container with nutritional content similar to that of ice cream.
Pick low-fat varieties, with at least 6 grams of protein. Greek yogurts have more protein per serving than plain yogurt, but full-fat Greek yogurts can contain up to 18 grams of saturated fat.
Also check for sugar. “Oftentimes sugar is off the charts in yogurt,”. Aim for less than 20 grams of sugar per serving. Choose a version that has lower sugar, between 6 and 12 grams, like plain yogurt, then add your own sweet fruits.
The good news is yogurt is low in sodium

10.Sports drinks

Unless you’re involved in an endurance activity for over an hour, you don’t need a sports drink. Be aware that if you do reach for a sports drink, you can end up consuming more than 60 calories per serving.
If you are sweating heavily and need replenishment, have one that has below 60 calories per serving and make sure you know what the serving size is (bottles often contain two servings).
“A lot of them are just sugared water, and you’re getting extra calories, which you don’t need,” Gans explains. Though sports drinks are great while exercising, choose water if you’re simply thirsty on a hot day.

11.Salty snacks

Salty flavor is a favorite among snackers, but you should make sure you don’t get more than 15% of your daily sodium from snacking.
To indulge wisely, first check the serving size. Find out how many pretzels or chips constitute one serving. Take only that amount from the economy-size bag and don’t go back for seconds.
Search for the least amount of salt and fat per serving (pretzels tend to have less fat than chips). Baked versions are better than fried ones, as they contain less fat. But be careful. These snacks often pour on more salt to compensate for flavor.

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“Green vitamins+ giveaway” Aug.1~Aug.31

Posted on 2011/08/01. Filed under: FEBICO Nutraceuticals |

For those of you who have been taking the green vitamins such as spirulina and chlorella, we strongly recommend you to try and compare the differences of organic green vitamins such as Organic Spirulina and Organic Chlorella for enhanced natural benefits for your body.

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Take care your liver !!!

Posted on 2011/06/17. Filed under: FEBICO Nutraceuticals |

The liver is also known as a silent organ, because the majority of infections are asymptomatic until the hepatitis outbreak. Global Overview: 80% of primary liver cancer is caused by chronic hepatitis B. Each year, about 1.2 million people die from hepatitis B-related chronic liver diseases.

Asia: This region carries the highest incidence of Hepatitis B, carriers of Hepatitis B accounts to about 10 percent of the total population, or more than 100 million people. In South East Asia, each year about 25 million deaths are caused from liver diseases, and there are many more patients who suffer from long-term liver infection and diseases.

China: The country has the highest ranking with people infected with HBV, about 120 million people (about 1 out of 12 people is infected), and around 30 million people suffer from chronic type Hepatitis B. 

Taiwan: Liver cancer is ranked number 2 in the top 10 cancer caused deaths. Every year, 7 to 8 thousand people die due to lung cancer, and Hepatitis B carriers is calculated at 3 million people (average of 1 out of every 7 people is a carrier).

Significant difference of micronutrients found in Hepatitis B carriers and healthy people

Clinical studies show that the micronutrients status changes in carriers or patients of viral hepatitis, such as the rise in oxidative stress, the rise in percentage of heavy metals and microelements. These symptoms reduce the body’s immune, anti-oxidize and anti-virus abilities, which therefore, affect the cure rate.

Related studies show that, carotenoids, folate, vitamin B2, vitamin B12, vitamin C, iron, zinc, copper, selenium and other micronutrients have immune ability, and also affect the patient’s susceptibility for infectious diseases and cure rate.

Therefore, Hepatitis B patients can take supplement externally to replenish the micronutrients status, which may decrease side affects of Hepatitis B therapy, also improving the cure rate.

FEBICO Bpogen Capsules

Bpogen is the latest product developed from bio-technically developed spirulina. It not only contains high purity of phycocyanin (CPC), zinc, selenium, chromium, it is also capable of replenishing carotenoids, folate, and other micronutrients. It can effectively regulate the immune function, enhance anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-virus abilities, thus reducing side effects of Hepatitis B drug treatment and enhancing the cure rate of Hepatitis B treatment.

Bpogen has proven from experiments that, the special anti-oxidant ingredient known as phycocyanin is capable of reducing carbon tetrachloride (CCI4) and other chemical reagents ability to bio-transform, and prevent damage to the internals from the toxic elements created during its process, it can also effectively reduce GOT and GPT. In addition, Bpogen also focused research and clinical studies on chronic Hepatitis B patients. During the process of medical treatment for chronic Hepatitis B patients, Bpogen was applied, and the study shows that the anti-oxidant enzymes (Zn/CU-SOD, Se-dependent GPx, GR) found in patients have improved significantly, suggesting that viral clearance and live function improvement are significant. Bpogen can further help reduce liver total lipids and triglycerides, and increase good cholesterol (high density cholesterol, LDL) levels, reduce liver and cardiovascular burden. Therefore, an adequate usage of FEBICO Bpogen capsules, is the solution to building up strength, reducing fatigue, and good circulation.

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Blue-green algae tested for treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Posted on 2011/06/06. Filed under: Scientific Research | Tags: , , |

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Spirulina protects Neurons from oxidative stress and inflammation

Nutritional supplementation with Spirulina, a nutrient-rich, blue-green algae, appeared to provide neuroprotective support for dying motor neurons in a mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, University of South Florida neuroscientists have found. Although more research is needed, they suggest that a spirulina-supplemented diet may provide clinical benefits for ALS patients.

Their study is published in the current issue of The Open Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Journal.A spirulina dietary supplement was shown to delay the onset of motor symptoms and disease progression, reducing inflammatory markers and motor neuron death in a G93A mouse model of ALS. Spirulina, an ancient food source used by the Aztecs, may have a dual antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect on motor neurons, the researchers said.

“ALS is a degenerative motor neuron disease,” said the study’s lead author, Svitlana Garbuzova-Davis, PhD, DSc, assistant professor in the Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair at USF. “Most available treatments relieve symptoms without altering the underlying disease. However, evidence for oxidative stress has been associated with ALS and, in our past studies, we demonstrated potent decreases in markers of oxidative damage and inflammation in aged rats fed diets supplemented with spirulina or spinach. In this initial study, the diet supplement was fed only to pre-symptomatic mice. Further studies showing the diet supplement’s effect on the lifespan of symptomatic ALS mice are needed to prove the treatment’s effectiveness.”

Specifically, when the USF researchers tested compounds found in blueberries and spirulina for effectiveness in animal models of stroke and aging in past experiments, they noted neuroprotective effects of the nutritional supplements.

The current study compared ALS mice receiving a spirulina-supplemented diet over a 10-week period with mice that did not receive the diet supplementation. The spirulina-fed ALS mice showed reduced inflammatory markers and motor neuron degeneration over that period.

“The focus of our future ALS experiments will include motor neuron counts and an examination of lifespan following dietary spirulina supplementation in symptomatic ALS mice,” said study co-author Paula C. Bickford, PhD, a professor in the USF Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair and a senior research biologist at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital inTampa,Florida.

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FEBICO Bright Eyes Softgel

Posted on 2011/05/30. Filed under: FEBICO Nutraceuticals |

Are people nowadays taking care of their eyes? Computers during work, mobile phones during traveling, and television at home are all factors of damage to the eyes. In addition to these, there are also risks of electrical radiation, ultra-violet rays from the sun, old age which could cause overuse of the eyes resulting in the speeding up of old age with the eyes and more chances of damage.

Behind the retinas of the eyes is an area known as the macula, the function of this are is to provide color and details to vision. The macula itself is in a yellowish color because it contains large amounts of lutein. In developed countries, the most common vision problems comes from macular degeneration due to old age, myopic retinopathy, senile cataract, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, etc.; in which, macular degeneration and cataracts, following high-tech development and larger usage of mobile phones, are creating a gradual decline in the age groups, and worsening day by day.

 According to statistics of America, on average, one person becomes blind in every 11 minutes. Every year, blindness created from macular degeneration has reached 300,000 people, and has affected the vision of 13,000,000 people. In Taiwan, 60 percent of the age group above 50 years old has contracted cataract, 80 percent in the age group above 60 years old, and 90% of the people aged 70 and above are faced with cataract. It is estimated that an increase of 110,000 new cases will be reported every year. Approximately 100,000 cases have accepted to undergo cataract operations. If people do not take care of their eyes at early stages, it won’t be long until cataract operations are needed.

FEBICO Bright Eyes Softgel, uses lutein extracted from Germany certified organic chlorella, at the same time they combined zeaxanthin, chlorophyll, FEBICO’s self cultivated red algae extract-phycoerythrin, and added β-Carotene and phycocyanin. These ingredients act as sunglasses, protecting the eyes and filtering the ultra-violet rays from the sun, blue ray, and radiation. Lastly some fish oil, which contains DHA to avoid dryness of the eyes. Lutein and zeaxanthin are both a type of β-Carotene, and are considered very important ingredients for the retina and lens. However, the human body is unable to produce these ingredients and therefore absorbed from other sources. Phycoerythrin has excellent antioxidant abilities, 550 times that of vitamin E, and is also known as super vitamin E. It is capable of cleaning free radicals and reduce eye damage. β-carotene is able to help the formation of rhodopsin, so that the eyes can adapt to light changes, maintaining vision in the dark. Therefore, in order to protect the window of the soul, choose FEBICO Bright Eyes Softgel, which consists of a superior 5 in 1 formula of phytochemicals.

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