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Phycocyanin is a kind of intracellular protein, which is obtained by breaking the cells of Spirulina and dissolving it into the extract solution for precipitation. Because it turns blue color after extraction, it is called phycocyanin. Many people will think that phycocyanin is just a natural pigment extracted from spirulina by ignoring that phycocyanin contains eight kinds of essential amino acids needed for human body. Intake of phycocyanin is of great benefit to the human’s health.
1. Regulation of the immunity
Phycocyanin can increase the activity of lymphocytes, improve the body's immunity through the lymphatic system, and enhance the body's ability to prevent and resist diseases.
Phycocyanin can scavenge peroxyl, hydroxyl, and alkoxy free radicals, and selenium-rich phycocyanin can be used as a powerful antioxidant to clean up a series of toxic free radicals such as superoxide and hydroperoxide groups, which is a a powerful broad-spectrum antioxidant. In terms of anti-aging, it can eliminate the tissue damages, cells aging and other diseases caused by the harmful free radicals produced in the process of physiological metabolism in the human body.
Many middle-aged and elderly people are prone to minor illnesses that can cause concurrent inflammatory reactions, and even the damage of inflammation is far greater than the pain itself. Phycocyanin can effectively remove the hydroxyl groups in cells and reduce the inflammatory responses induced by the glucose oxidase, which shows the significant antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
4. Improvement of the anemia
On one hand, phycocyanin can form the soluble compounds with iron, which greatly improves the body’s absorption of iron. On the other hand, it has a stimulating effect on bone marrow hematopoiesis. It can be used in clinical auxiliary treatment of various blood diseases, and has an improvement effect on people with the anemia symptoms.
5. Inhibiting the cancer cells
It is currently known that phycocyanin can inhibit the activity of lung cancer cells and colon cancer cells, and can affect the physiological activity of melanocytes. In addition, it has the anti-tumor effects on various malignant tumors.
It can be seen that phycocyanin has both medical and health care effects. Various phycocyanin compound drugs have been successfully developed, which can improve the anemia and increase hemoglobin. As a natural protein, phycocyanin plays a significant role in enhancing immunity, anti-oxidation, anti-inflammation, improving anemia and inhibiting cancer cells. It is worthy of the title of "food diamond".