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Natural Pigment Phycocyanin
Apr 28, 2019

Phycocyanin Extract is a blue water-soluble pigment extracted from spirulina. It is also one of the rare pigment proteins in nature. It is not only bright in color, but also a nutrient-rich protein with complete amino acid composition and essential amino acids. It accounts for 37.2% of the total. It can be used as a natural food coloring agent, a raw material for functional foods, an additive for cosmetics.

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  • Natural pigment for food

As a pure natural pigment, phycocyanin has been widely used in high-grade natural pigments in foods and cosmetics in Europe, America and Japan in the early 21st century. Algin blue pigment is a natural blue pigment approved by the US FDA and is also listed as a color food raw material in the European Union. China's GB2760 food additive catalog also uses sapphire blue as a natural colorant to allow use in products such as candy, fruit and vegetable juices, flavored beverages and jelly.


  • Cosmetic field

The phycocyanin is a collagen-like protein with whitening, moisturizing, anti-allergic, and ecchymosis effects. For example, French Ou Lan Ya, a well-known female friend, and the domestic brand Danzi have used phycocyanin raw materials in their customized cosmetic products to give the skin a natural care while creating a marine-like color.

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  • Medicine and health food field

Studies have confirmed that phycocyanin can scavenge free radicals, and as a natural antioxidant, it can help remove cell damage, aging, and inflammatory reactions caused by harmful free radicals. For example, in 2018, the laboratory of Laboratoire Mergens SA in Switzerland, a new type of cyanobacteria product, "Little Sapphire" phycocyanin oral liquid, can repair liver damage caused by excessive drinking, and also has certain fatty liver and cirrhosis. Preventive effects.

 

In addition, due to the fluorescent properties of phycocyanin, its fluorescence is 30 times that of ordinary fluorescein. It can be used as a photosensitizer in some photodynamics such as biology and cytology. It can also be promoted as a light-sensitive protein. Plant photosynthesis, while being stimulated by light energy, produces a photosensitive reaction, thus making the product antiviral and antibacterial. At present,Undersun Biomedtech Co., LTD test shows that the phycocyanin extracted from spirulina contains specific auxin.welcome new and old customers to inquire.please feel free to contact us or send an email  to  [email protected]


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