PHYCOCYANIN, spirulina extract, powder - SALE
Botanical Name: Spirulina platensis, Arthrospira platensis
Ingredients: Pure C-Phycocyanin. No fillers, binders, or flow agents have been added. Food grade.
Country of Origin: China
Production: Color Value of E18.0. Spirulina cell walls are broken, phycocyanin separated with centrifuge extraction, filtered, and freeze dried.
Qualities: The name "phycocyanin" is derived from the Greek "phyco" meaning "algae" and "kyanos" which means "dark blue".
Phycocyanin is the main component in spirulina extract. It is an accessory pigment to chlorophyll and has a characteristic light blue color, absorbing orange and red light.
Phycocyanin is believed to support a healthy inflammatory response by inhibiting the key enzyme (COX-2) that is responsible for causing inflammation and chronic pain. Even though inflammation is the body's first line of defense, when it goes unchecked it may lead to degenerative diseases and promote premature aging. Studies have shown that when phycocyanin was evaluated as an antioxidant in vitro, it was able to scavenge a variety of free radicals, thus reducing oxidative stress.
Common Use: Phycocyanin can be added to smoothies, juices, and many other recipes. It is commonly used in the food industry to add a blue color to sweets.
Storage: In order to prolong shelf life (up to two years after opening), store refrigerated in an airtight container and away from direct light as the pigment is light sensitive.
Safety: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the CFIA or FDA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This product has been packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and other potential allergens.
My first order
This was my first order,but I was happy with the speed and how everything was shrink wrapped. Looking forward to making many great recipes using my purchases!
Another OM winner!
So this stuff is amazing.. and I waited awhile before trying it (the price and all). I ended up buying a 1/4 lb. bag of it, and you get a LOT of blue delishiousness for the money. 1/2 tsp. in juice or a smoothie is all you need, so this will last me a long time. Bonus: I make soap. Can you imagine the wondrous, oceanic color my next batch will be? Go ahead and splurge on one of the best free radical scavengers on the planet, and as Mr. Spock says "Live long, and prosper".