FRESH WATER ALGAE
Algae are widely present in freshwater such as lakes and rivers, where they are typically present as micro-organisms
FRESH WATER ALGAE
Although relatively inconspicuous, freshwater algae is of major importance in the freshwater environment
Algae besides being extremely nutritious food, they are increasingly used for industrial purposes. Microalgae and multiple-celled microorganisms which have survived billions of years of climate change to become the oldest surviving organisms on earth are now nutrition. Freshwater algae have been used to provide nutrition to humans and animals for centuries. Chlorella and Spirulina are examples of such single-celled algae which have huge nutritional value as they are enriched with proteins, minerals, lipids, chlorophylls, numerous unnamed phytonutrients. Microalgae as a food source has a wide range of health benefits.
Alga species today are used for the purposes of extracting key biochemicals for use in medicine, cosmetics and human nutrition. Spirulina, which is still harvested by the Kanembu people of lake Chad today may obtain 50grams weekly in their diet by some estimates. It is blue-green algae that are better known in the freshwater environment but there is another.
Chlorella is a very rich source of vitamins and minerals that are essential to health which can be easily taken by both adults and children for the fulfilment of their daily dietary intake of vitamins. Chlorella for alphacarotene, beta-carotene, Vitamin B1,B2, B3, B5, B6, E and vitamin K. Vitamins found in minor quantities are Folic acid, biotin, inositol, choline and Vitamin B12.
Phycocyanin a water-soluble natural pigment is widely used as a food coloring agent, cosmetic additives and in immunochemistry.
What is phycocyanin?
Microalgae have pigments which can be used as a functional colorant for foods and cosmetics, a blue pigment phycocyanin which has commercial and biotechnological value for biomedical research, as well as a natural colorant for food and cosmetic.
Phycocyanin, commonly called blue spirulina which is obtained by extract out of the blue-green algae, otherwise Spirulina
Consuming Phycocyanin or Blue Spirulina
Add a single 1/2 teaspoon of Phycocyanin to your smoothie
Phycocyanin is, a superfood powder to consider adding to your superfood lifestyle.
This product is 100% natural and vegan. No added ingredients! 100% Pure.
Net Weight: 1.05oz / 30g
Ingredients: 100% Phycocyanin or Blue Spirulina
Botanical name: Phycocyanin
Color Pigment: Deep Blue
Servings: 30+ servings
Packaging: High quality kraft paper resealable bag.
Quality: 100% Natural organic quality.
Phycocyanin isolated from marine organisms has the characteristics of high efficiency and low toxicity, and it can be used as a functional food. It has been reported that phycocyanin possess a anti-oxidative function, anti-inflammatory activity, anti-cancer function, immune enhancement function, liver and kidney protection effects. Thus, phycocyanin has an important developmental path and utilization as a potential drug, and phycocyanin has become a new hot spot in the field of drug research. So far, there are more and more studies have shown that phycocyanin has the anti-cancer effect, which can block the proliferation of cancer cells and kill cancer cells.
Phycocyanin exerts anti-cancer activity by blocking tumor cell cell cycle, inducing tumor cell
apoptosis and autophagy, thereby phycocyanin can serve as a promising anti-cancer agent. This
review discusses the therapeutic use of phycocyanin and focuses on the latest advances of
phycocyanin as a promising anti-cancer drug.
Phycocyanin can promote animal blood cell regeneration, improve lymphocyte activity and lymphatic system to improve immune function, and comprehensively enhance the disease resistance of the body.
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