Biologically Active Food Supplements –
More on What Biologically Active Food Supplements (BAFS) Are
BAFS are made up of natural organic ingredients. These are classified in the United States as Nutritional Supplements, Organic Supplements, Natural Food Alceo natural Supplements, Organic Food Supplements, etc. They are considered “Biologically Active” as they have been produced using “cold” processes. There has been no heat or chemicals used in production that would degrade or destroy the nutrient value of the supplement. It is questionable whether those made with “hot” processes (as in boiling) can truly be considered as “Biologically Active” food supplements since the biological character of the product can be degraded or changed by heat.
They are derived from plants that grow in specific geographic areas where they have been used for hundreds or maybe even thousands of years. Some of these plants have been used by the common people as part of their local diet or culture; but most have been the province of “shamans” or “medicine men” for illness prevention, curing a variety of bodily problems, or enhancing certain physical activities.
BAFS are new to the United States only in name. They are also known by other names such as Biologically Active Dietary Supplements (BADS) or Biologically Active Supplements (BAS), among a number of other similarly descriptive names (and acronyms). These terms or related terms however, may be new to some users of these products in the US where they are more commonly known simply as “organic” products.
Uses of Biologically Active Food Supplements (BAFS)
Today, they are used by people to offset or prevent some of the problems encountered as a result of our dependency upon manufactured or mass produced food products – which are commercially produced, hormone enhanced, or produced for long term storage. Thus, some of these products may have taken on the appearance and use as a “medicinal” substitute.
It is wrong to consider BAFS in that regard. They should be used for what they are: as supplements to a healthy diet, not as a substitute nor as a medical cure-all for human problems.
These supplements can be extremely useful in maintaining a healthy body. If they are used as intended, they will indeed provide that which they are designed – the restoration and continuance of optimal health.
Medicinal Uses of Biologically Active Food Supplements (BAFS)
Please note that in taking these products, you should not ignore regular doctor’s visits, nor should you blindly replace any recommended treatment therapy that may be prescribed for you.
Rather, they can be used for preventive maintenance from illnesses and some of those things that might otherwise trouble you due to age or circumstance. It is definitely NOT recommended that you give in to assurances from amateurs or non-professional “medical” people that BAFS or other supplements will completely replace a medical recommendation or even a necessary operation. Before using any nutritional supplement, it would be wise to consult with a medical professional to determine whether any medical predispositions you may have or other medications you are taking would make it unwise to take it.