Application of Phycocyanin
As a pure natural pigment, phycocyanin has been widely used as a high-grade natural pigment in food and cosmetics in Europe, America, Japan and other countries at the beginning of the 21st century. Algae 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, and its use is not restricted. my country’s GB2760 food additives catalog also uses phycoblue as a natural coloring agent, allowing it to be used in products such as candies, fruit and vegetable juices, flavored beverages, and jellies.
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Phycocyanin is a collagen-like protein that has whitening, moisturizing, anti-allergic, and anti-freckle effects. For example, the French Oulanya and the domestic brand Danzi, which are well-known to female friends, have used phycocyanin raw materials in their customized cosmetics products to give the skin natural care while creating an ocean-like tone.
Medicine and health food field
Studies have confirmed that phycocyanin can scavenge free radicals. As a natural antioxidant, it can help eliminate cell damage, aging, and inflammation caused by harmful free radicals in the body. For example, in 2018, a new type of cyanobacteria product developed exclusively by Laboratoire Mergens SA in Switzerland-“Little Sapphire” Phycocyanin Oral Liquid, can repair liver damage caused by excessive drinking, and has certain effects on fatty liver and liver cirrhosis. Preventive effect.
In addition, because phycocyanin has fluorescence properties, its fluorescence effect is 30 times that of ordinary fluorescein, and can be used as a photosensitizer in some photodynamics such as biology and cytology; at the same time, as a photosensitive protein, it can also significantly promote Plant photosynthesis is stimulated by light energy at the same time to produce photosensitivity, thus making the product have antiviral and antibacterial effects. At present, a joint experiment conducted by the Beijing Academy of Agricultural Sciences and the Shandong Vegetable Research Institute shows that the phycocyanin extracted from Spirulina contains specific auxins.