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Phycocyanin, the benefits you didn't know about

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Phycocyanin is an intracellular protein that is isolated from the cells of Spirulina by dissolving them in an extract, which is called phycocyanin because of its blue colour. Many people think that phycocyanin is just a natural pigment extracted from spirulina, but ignore the fact that phycocyanin contains eight essential amino acids that are beneficial to the human body.

Phycocyanin is a dark blue powder extracted from Spirulina, which absorbs light energy (orange) and transmits it.

In the field of medicine and health care, the effects of extracted phycocyanin are mainly to help regulate the synthesis of many important enzymes needed by the body, to inhibit the growth of cancer cells and to promote the regeneration of human cells, as well as to regulate the immune system and improve the body's resistance to disease.

In the area of liver protection, phycocyanin pages have a very prominent effect.

A variety of phycocyanin complexes have been developed abroad, which have immune-boosting and disease-fighting properties.

Recent studies have shown that phycocyanin has a significant inhibitory effect on some cancer cells.

(Anti-cancer, anti-radiation, immune regulating, haematopoietic, antioxidant, free radical elimination, cell repair and slowing down the ageing process).

In the field of cosmetics, phycocyanin is a type of collagen with antioxidant, moisturising and anti-allergic properties, anti-inflammatory and anti-spotting properties.

Phycocyanin is blue and fluorescent, and can be used as a research reagent in biology, cytology and some photodynamic studies, as well as a biochemical marker.

Its fluorescent effect is 30 times higher than that of ordinary fluorescein.

It is one of the most important photosensitive proteins in the algal bile protein family.

When used in foliar fertilisation, the product obviously promotes photosynthesis in plants, and at the same time melancholic light can produce photodynamic and photosensitive reactions to phycocyanin, making the product antiviral and antibacterial.


Other effects.

Immune regulation

Phycocyanin can increase the activity of lymphocytes and improve the immunity of the body through the lymphatic system, enhancing the body's ability to prevent and fight disease.


Phycocyanin can scavenge peroxy, hydroxyl and alkoxy radicals. Selenium-rich phycocyanin can act as a powerful antioxidant, scavenging a range of toxic free radicals such as superoxide and hydroperoxide groups, making it a powerful broad-spectrum antioxidant. In terms of delaying ageing, it can eliminate tissue damage, cellular ageing and other pathologies caused by harmful free radicals generated during the physiological metabolism of the human body.

Anti-inflammatory properties

Many middle-aged and elderly people are prone to complications of inflammatory reactions to minor illnesses, and even inflammation can cause more damage than the illness itself. Phycocyanin has shown significant antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects by effectively scavenging intracellular hydroxyl groups and reducing the inflammatory response induced by glucose oxidase.

Improves anaemia

On the one hand, phycocyanin can form soluble compounds with iron, greatly improving the absorption of iron by the body, and on the other hand, it has a stimulating effect on bone marrow haematopoiesis, which can be used as a clinical aid in the treatment of various blood disorders and has an improvement effect on people with anaemia symptoms.

Inhibition of cancer cells

It is known that phycocyanin has an inhibitory effect on lung cancer cells and colon cancer cells, and can affect the physiological activity of melanocytes, in addition, it has an anti-tumour effect on many kinds of malignant tumours.

It is evident that phycocyanin has medicinal and health effects, and various phycocyanin complexes have been successfully developed abroad to improve anaemia and increase haemoglobin. As a natural protein, phycocyanin is worthy of the name "food diamond" for its remarkable effects on immunity, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anaemia and cancer cell inhibition.

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