Saturday, November 12, 2016

Phycocyanin Inside AFA Blue-green Algae

The antioxidant phycocyanin is a pigment that provides the intense blue colour in blue-green algae. Phycocyanin can constitute up to 15 percent of the dry weight of a blue-green algae harvest, this is approximately twice the concentration of the phycocyanin found in spirulina. The rare, blue-coloured phycocyanin helps inhibit the growth of certain cancer colonies , reduces inflammation of the colitis, fights chronic inflammation, supports the liver , protects against free-radical damage, improves the production of neurotransmitters , and aids production of rejuvenating stem cells. 

1. Phycocyanin operates with our  own internal pigment bilirubin to keep the liver functioning at optimal levels. 

2. Phycocyanin helps with the formation of neurotransmitters by acting to assist in the attachment of one amino acid to another. 

3. Phycocyanin has been shown to inhibit the enzymes cyclooxygenase ( COX-2 ) and lipoxygenase .
COX-2 and lipoxygenase are enzymes associated with the production of inflammatory compounds. When COX-2 and lipoxygenase are inhibited naturally with phycocyanin , the inflammatory and pain-forming reactions in the body are slowed and/or stopped. 

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