Spirulina is now realized as the one essential algae to support optimum health and vitality. Known as the most nutritious living whole food on the planet containing a perfect harmony of vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and plant-based proteins in their complete amino acid profile – remember: plants and not animal foods are the richest sources of healthy protein in the world. The compound that gives the blue-green algae its distinctive coloring – that beautiful blue-tinged super nutrient is called phycocyanin.
Phycocyanin, a marine natural blue photosynthetic pigment-protein purified from Spirulina, is one of the accepted natural functional foods around the world. Phycocyanin has excellent anti-tumor activity. Studies have shown that phycocyanin plays anti-proliferation and pro-apoptotic effects on different cancer cell lines in vitro, while it has no side effects on normal tissue cells. In addition, it also shows good therapeutic values such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulation, blood vessel-relaxing, and blood liquid-lowering activities, etc. It acts as an assistant to chlorophyll which is responsible for photosynthesis literally giving life to the planet.
In following are some key benefits of Phycocyanin:
Phycocyanin is powerful life-enhancing and life-prolonging compound, which should be added into your diet on a daily basis. Phycocyanin is most useful when consumed in its fresh form. The active properties of powders and extracts are greatly reduced due to the processing steps, and should be considered as blue coloring agents. DQS is proudly providing fresh paste spirulina to bring the full benefits of spirulina to our customers.