Harvard studies have shown Dunaliella Carotene Complexes to be impressively effective for supporting the body's own immune production of Tumor Necrosis (killing) Factor Alpha (TNF Alpha) In the Harvard cancer studies that inspired the carotene craze, Dunaliella & Spirulina Carotenes were shown to be 12 times more effective in supporting TNF than common carotene supplements. Yet common natural (actually nature identical manufactured from petroleum by-products) is what recent, less effective carotene studies have utilized. The manufacturing process to convert petroleum chemicals to beta carotene uses a carcinogenic industrial solvent called hexane. Traces remain in these natural carotenes. Their mediocre immune results should come as no surprise. Dietary or life-created sources of carotene are superior sources of dozens of different carotenes in a genuinely natural and bioactive form. Carotene is useful for improved vision and as a general tonic. (See vitamin A for details). Several of these Carotenes also convert to vitamin A as needed so you get the additional benefits of vitamin A.
A wide spectrum of carotenoid enzymatic pigments, essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals & trace elements.
Algae, as the lowest plant forms that use sunshine for energy and carbon dioxide for respiration (photosynthesis), provide us with valuable oxygen and a host of nutritional supplements such as highly degradable and assimilable protein (approx. 85-95%), and ideal amino acid profile, naturally chelated minerals, Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA), Omega-3, and vegetable Vitamin B12. We use this algae rainbow of three algae groups: blue-green Spirulina (Cyanophta), deep-green Chlorella (Chlorophyta), and orange-red Dunaliella (Rhodophyta).
Dunaliella algae are packed with health-promoting nutrients. The unmatched carotenoid content of Dunaliella provides a wide range of health-supporting effects. Dunaliella is a unique unicellular species of algae containing rich concentrations of carotenoids (mainly Beta-Carotene), antioxidants and essential vitamins.
Carotenoids provide fruits and vegetables their distinctive colors, odors and tastes. Approximately 500 different carotenoids have been identified. Dunaliella is a rich source of beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin, lutein and lycopene. Beta Carotene is converted into essential Vitamin A (one molecule of Beta-Carotene gives rise to two molecules of Vitamin A) and it is synthesised by the human body only up to the level needed, therefore always assuring the proper level of this essential antioxidant with no side effects on liver or other organs (contrary to traditional Vitamin A- palmytate). Beta Carotene is also itself an antioxidant and helps support a healthy immune system and maintain healthy skin and eyes.
Antioxidants work to protect the body from harmful oxygen radicals and peroxides by reacting with these chemicals to neutralize their destructive effect on cells and tissues. This breakdown that antioxidants seek to correct is referred to as oxidative stress m which can lead to serious health conditions, including loss of skin elasticity and wrinkling.