Phycocyanin is a pigment-protein complex from the light-harvesting phycobiliprotein family, along with allophycocyanin and phycoerythrin. It is an accessory pigment to chlorophyll. All phycobiliproteins are water-soluble, so they cannot exist within the membrane like carotenoids can. Instead, phycobiliproteins aggregate to form clusters that adhere to the membrane called phycobilisomes. Phycocyanin is a characteristic light blue color, absorbing orange and red light, particularly near 620 nm (depending on which specific type it is), and emits fluorescence at about 650 nm (also depending on which type it is). Organic Phycocyanin can have a potent potential as a drug in a wide range of clinical applications. Phycocyanin shows a wide range of pharmacological effects, with anti-oxidation, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory activity, photo-induced cytotoxicity, and stimulating the immune system. It is a biologically active nutrient compound that is isolated and purified from a variety of seaweeds. Phycocyanin exerts anti-cancer activity by blocking tumor cell cycle, inducing tumor cell apoptosis and autophagy, thereby phycocyanin can serve as a promising anti-cancer agent.
Benefits of Phycocyanin
- AntiiInflammatory - Anti-Allergic & Anti-viral - Antioxidant - Stimulating The Release of EPO - Anti Cancer Activity - Strengthens Immune System & Bones
Storage info
Keep in a cool, dark, and dry place away from moisture. To be stored out of reach of children.