Phycocyanin
 
Phycocyanin
Phycocyanin is an aqua-soluble powder extract isolated from Spirulina.
Spirulina is known to be the richest source of blue pigment in the world. It consists of several bioactive components, the one which occupies a special place is the blue protein C-Phycocyanin which has broad possibilities for application in various areas of food technology. It can be extracted from different species of Cyanobacteria but, Spirulina is the culture of choice due to the high levels of C-Phycocyanin which is a highly water-soluble, intensive blue protein with strong fluorescence.
The Phycocyanin present in Spirulina belongs to the Phycobiliprotein (PBP) family and is a close chemical relative of Bilirubin - a natural antioxidant in the human body which plays a major role in preventing metabolic disorders in the system.
Phycocyanin is a naturally occurring protein molecule which is a biologically active nutrient compound.
It has a huge potential in a wide range of clinical applications in the nutraceuticals industry especially because of the antioxidant property of the peptides present in it. It can also be used as a dietary supplement because of the high protein content.
Being a major constituent of Spirulina (20% of algae dry weight), it might exert therapeutic effects when administered alone or as dietary supplement.

KEY BENEFITS

Excellent
antioxidant
Highly versatile
functional ingredient

Phycocyanin - An Excellent Antioxidant

FREE RADICAL
UNSTABLE MOLECULE
ANTIOXIDANT
STABLE MOLECULE
Scavenge superoxide (O2•- ) and hydrogen peroxide H2O2 radicals efficiently works well to produce synergy with alpha- tocopherol, increasing protection against oxidation. It is a known antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound, due to its ability to inhibit the inflammatory enzyme, cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2). It directly enhances wound repair by its antioxidant property and scavenging destructive free radicals’ mechanism.
improves post workout recovery
Phycocyanin – Improves exercise recovery in training athletes **
Phycocyanin – A Highly versatile
functional ingredient
Phycocyanin is the only natural colorant that is a viable alternative to 'Brilliant Blue'.
It is a potent and effective fortifier with a dash of natural blue
It is an approved colorant in US and European markets for food and beverage formulations.
It can be used as a food colorant, additive, nutraceutical, and dietary supplement.
Phycocyanin can be easily incorporated into the food matrix that contains water as the medium by applying suitable processing techniques.
Some of the common food matrix which can be enriched with phycocyanin are:
  • Confectionary
  • Dairy products
  • Ready to drink beverages
  • Ready to mix powder
  • Bakery products

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