How does Phycocyanine act on the body?
Everyone knows Spirulina. NASA selected it as the mega food for astronauts. This blue alga contributed to the Great Oxidation Event of the planet 2.1 billion years ago; but it is phycocyanin, naturally present in its cells, which gives it its remarkable and rare properties.
100% natural, phycocyanin is acclaimed by high-level athletes for its many virtues. In short, it is a triple turbo for the body.
In liquid form, phycocyanin, a cyan blue pigment, is an ultra-powerful protein that is 100% water soluble and 100% bioavailable. This means it is easily, quickly and effortlessly absorbed by the body.
It offers a multitude of benefits, starting with better oxygenation of the body. In fact, phycocyanin directly and instantaneously passes on its energy potential and properties to cells, especially blood cells, by boosting their oxygen transfer capacity.
In nature, to our knowledge, phycocyanin, which comes from the sun’s light, is certainly the most powerful catalyst of bioenergy that can assimilated by the body.
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In traditional Chinese medicine, and in particular in herbal pharmacopoeia, each formula supports a vital function of the body or a specific organ… and, depending on how it is combined with other substances, it targets a specific part of the body, which is why it is used as a supplement in balms and ointments, etc., depending on the desired action.
Our Chinese pharmacopoeia experts believe that the use of phycocyanin on its own or combined with other plants, massively boosts the formulas, while harmonising the whole; and, if we apply phycocyanin externally as well, to the skin and joints, we considerably accelerate the desired recovery.
Application >>> Phycocyanin, combined with your usual nutritional supplements considerably increases their assimilation, and harmonises the desires effects.
Many scientific studies have reported the numerous potential benefits of phycocyanin.
We have documented them for you
Studies on PhycocyaninRead
The therapeutic applications of C-PhycocyaninRead
Diabetes - Preventive effect of phycocyanin from Spirulina platensis on alloxan-injured miceRead
Antidiabetic potential of Phycocyanin: Effects on KKAy miceRead
Phycocyanin: Anti-inflammatory effect and mechanismRead
The Inhibitory Effect of Phycocyanin Peptide on Pulmonary Fibrosis In VitroRead
C-Phycocyanin prevents acute myocardial infarction-induced oxidative stress, inflammation and cardiac damageRead
Phycocyanin improves mouse colitis via Phycocyanobilin-dependent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory protection of the intestinal epithelial barrierRead
The protective effect of C-Phycocyanin in male mouse reproductive systemRead
C-Phycocyanin-derived Phycocyanobilin as a Potential Nutraceutical Approach for Major Neurodegenerative Disorders and COVID19 induced Damage to the Nervous SystemRead
Phycocyanin Improves Colitis-Associated Colorectal Cancer by Regulating the Gut Microbiota and the IL-17 Signalling PathwayRead
Non-conventional octameric structure of C-phycocyaninRead
Phycocyanin by Phycomania
Phycocyanin, which is derived from spirulina, has been used for its staining properties for a long time, and is a protein with countless benefits. Produced under strict conditions, this natural food supplement is suitable for most people, and among other things, can reduce fatigue, improve physical and mental skills, as well as boost the immune system.
Many studies conducted to demonstrate that the qualities of phycocyanin go beyond its staining power have drawn attention. Indeed, this substance, which is liquid in its native state, can be packaged in the form of powder or tablets. It has many health benefits, but to take advantage of them, it is important to choose a quality phycocyanin that is bonded with water.
Many different processes can be used to produce phycocyanin, but not all them produce quality molecules. To produce our phycocyanin, at PHYCOMANIA, we use photobioreactors that can duplicate spirulina in large quantities in an optimal culture medium. Then, we optimise the conditions of this favourable environment so that the phycocyanin in the spirulina develops naturally. Finally, we cold extract phycocyanin from our fresh spirulina to obtain pure, liquid phycocyanin molecules that remain totally bonded with water throughout the process.
Thanks to this complex process that we use to produce our phycocyanin, we can concentrate these 3 proteins of exceptional quality, so they retain all their characteristics and benefits for unparalleled effectiveness. To offer you the best of phycocyanin, at PHYCOMANIA we have developed three products with unique formulations to suit your aims and needs:
A. RHIN BLUE - PHYCOCYANIN LIQUID POWER:
RHIN BLUE is a product formulated to reduce fatigue and oxidation. The combination of phycocyanin and acerola, in addition to the caffeine and taurine complex, create a unique synergy to provide an energising effect during exertion. Each bottle of RHIN BLUE provides a strong stimulating power that adapts to the needs of the body thanks to the regulatory effect of phycocyanin. Thanks to this product, you’ll be able to calm down after exertion, without becoming excessively agitated or developing nervous fatigue. It is recommended to take RHIN BLUE for all those who want to boost their physical performance, such as high-level athletes. RHIN BLUE is also recommended for people who want to significantly increase their mental and cognitive abilities, and improve their concentration. These include:
Night workers so they can stay fit and effective, even during long nights of work
Students during exam periods so they can improve their mental abilities needed most
Drivers and all those who need to drive for a long time thanks to the stimulating power of Rhin Blue
Technical operators who need to do painstaking tasks, since Rhin Blue helps improve concentration
B. 10K- PHYCOCYANIN LIFE SOURCE:
10K is the most potent biocompatible product with regard to its phycocyanin concentration. This food supplement comes in bottles, and is rich in pure liquid phycocyanin bonded with water. It is concentrated and stabilised in its native form, as it is, to ensure its maximum potential is attained. Phycocyanin is indeed a powerful antioxidant and a powerful natural anti-inflammatory that is 100% bioavailable, is fully absorbed – and in record time. The body directly absorbs phycocyanin without having to go through the digestive system. This means it has an energy potential at the source, so it can naturally support the vital functions that need it first.
C. PHYCO ANIMO - Energy nutrition par excellence:
When we take care of nature, its flora and fauna, everything becomes coherent and harmonious in our life. Animals, our “soul mates” occupy an important place in our lives; they are our companions, in life, at work, during our leisure time and for some people, even for competitive activities
For example, when horses, considered the most noble conquest of Man, become our allies in our quest for victory, how can we strengthen the bond that unites us to our steed? Thereby becoming as one with them, creating common vitality during exertion and concentration, heading relentlessly towards victory.
We have the solution.
After the huge success of our RHIN BLUE and 10K range for ever more vitality and well-being, for top athletes and for all of us, we are pleased to be able to offer our prestigious animal friends the best of phycocyanin: PHYCO ANIMO
PHYCO ANIMO is a unique nutritional supplement, with a high concentration of phycocyanin, which can be used in a wide and varied number of ways to bring well-being and vitality to our “best friends” whatever they may be …
The strength of PHYCO ANIMO stems from its concentration of liquid phycocyanin, which is quickly absorbed by the body, thereby taking effect in record time. The energy released is used intelligently by the body according to its own vital needs.
The benefits of phycocyanin from PHYCOMANIA stem from the quality, concentration and stabilisation of the source pigment, in its native form of liquid protein bonded with water. This process forms the core of our exclusive expertise.
The phycocyanin in 10K and PHYCO ANIMO has many health benefits:
A. Powerful anti-inflammatory
- Reduces and dissipates chronic or acute inflammatory conditions, which are behind chronic and degenerative pathologies
- Relieves allergies, especially those that affect the respiratory tract
- Promotes muscle relaxation and reduces cramps following physical exertion
- Harmonises digestive functions
B. Powerful antioxidant
- Reduces oxidative stress
- Calms and harmonises the nervous system
- Increases cell regeneration potential
- Speeds up skin healing when applied in its pure form after cleansing the wound
C. Natural EPO effect, strongly potentiating the transfer of oxygen to blood cells
- Helps increase breathing capacity during exertion, recovery and convalescence
- Helps regulate blood pressure and heart rate
- Promotes relaxation and deep breathing
D. Powerful immunostimulant and immunomodulator
- Boosts the fight against infection and contamination
- Reduces allergenic phenomena
- Potentiates the pre- and probiotic balance in the gastrointestinal tract
E. Powerful regulator of emunctory organs and related functions
- Regulates and stimulates hepatic, renal and lymphatic drainage
- Improves chelation of organic pollutants and heavy metals
- Helps detoxify after eating inappropriate foods or any form of food or drug poisoning
The 10K and PHYCO ANIMO are liquid solutions, which are taken orally, pure; while PHYCO ANIMO may be mixed into the food ration or diluted in drinking water.
It can also be applied directly to the skin, which is highly recommended, especially for parts of the body that need it to speed up recovery.
Our expertise has been confirmed by use, and by the satisfaction of consumers, very often surprised by such fast results, even in certain critical situations.
A few uses in detail, according to scientific studies:
Phycocyanin to boost the immune system:
This blue protein has many benefits for the body, including the immune system. Several preliminary studies, the results of which have been published on the NCBI (National Centre for Biotechnology Information) website, suggest that phycocyanin can stimulate the production of white blood cells, which are essential to our immune system. It can also promote the production of antibodies, which are proteins produced by the immune system to fight off infections and diseases. Phycocyanin also has immunomodulatory characteristics, so it can control immune reactions to certain allergens, thereby reducing allergic reactions. Phycocyanin should not, however, be considered an alternative to a healthy lifestyle and diet, which are required maintain a strong immune system.
Phycocyanin to help regulate blood sugar levels
A lot of research has been conducted to study the benefits of phycocyanin, which demonstrated its effect on the regulation of blood sugar levels. Indeed, phycocyanin may help regulate blood sugar levels (glycaemia), due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These studies suggest that phycocyanin may help improve the effectiveness of insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas to help regulate blood sugar levels.
Some studies have also suggested that phycocyanin may potentially affect the activity of glucokinase, an enzyme involved in glucose transformation and blood glucose regulation in pancreatic cells. Thanks to its blood sugar stabilising effects, phycocyanin may help control diabetes. Taking phycocyanin every day, regularly, over a period of two months may help reduce fasting blood sugar levels.
Phycocyanin to reduce free radicals
Free radicals are unstable and reactive molecules produced by the body. At moderate doses, these molecules play an important role in helping the body to fight viruses and bacteria. When produced in excess, these free radicals can result in tissue damage that causes a variety of chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and premature ageing. The increase of free radicals in the body can be caused by external factors such as stress, pollution, smoking and a poor lifestyle.
To protect itself from this excess of free radicals, the body uses a group of antioxidant systems such as vitamins C, E and carotenoids that we get from our diet. Phycocyanin is a powerful antioxidant that helps to give the body a boost in the fight against free radicals. According to a study conducted on phycocyanin, its antioxidant power is greater than that of vitamin C and vitamin E. This blue protein helps the body fight against damage – such as the destruction of cells and tissues – caused by free radicals. It also slows down cellular ageing caused by free radicals.
Phycocyanin to improve sporting performance:
Phycocyanin has many health benefits for many people, but it is particularly beneficial for athletes. Thanks to its antioxidant power, phycocyanin improves recovery after superficial and deep wounds. Its antioxidant action may reduce the effects of inflammation so athletes can easily regain their potential after intense exertion. Phycocyanin also has a similar structure and function to erythropoietin (EPO). The latter is a hormone that increases the number of red blood cells in the blood. Thanks to the similarity between the chemical structure of phycocyanin and erythropoietin, taking this protein improves oxygenation of the blood, the organs and muscles so athletes can improve their performance.
Phycocyanin from PHYCOMANIA is a natural food supplement in liquid form, which is considered safe for most healthy adults. It can, therefore, be taken by all people and pets; if you have a doubt about any of the ingredients, ask your healthcare professional to advise you and confirm that it is fine for you to take it. Phycocyanin can also be taken by children, but it is important to follow the appropriate dosage recommendations for their age and weight. Pregnant or lactating women should consult a health professional before taking phycocyanin.
Athletes can also take phycocyanin since it increases resistance to aerobic and anaerobic exertion (apnoea). Phycocyanin may also improve endurance, enhance recovery and reduce cramps and the intensity of aches following exertion for those who take part in high level sports or leisure sports.
It is important to note that the quality and purity of phycocyanin may vary depending on the source and brand. So, it is important to choose a high-quality product from a reliable source to maximise the potential benefits of phycocyanin, and minimise the health risks associated with choosing an inappropriate product.
The best time to take phycocyanin depends on what your goals and needs are. In general, it is recommended to take phycocyanin before or after a meal - ie not during digestion phases – so it is better absorbed, maximising its potential. However, here are some general recommendations for certain uses:
For an effect during the day, it is best to take phycocyanin in the morning before breakfast or lunch to help improve vitality, concentration and memory throughout the day.
For an effect during the night (night workers), it is recommended to take phycocyanin in the afternoon or at the end of the day for a stimulating effect during long nights working.
To improve recovery after exercise, it is advisable to take phycocyanin before and after exercise, as this can help promote muscle recovery and reduce aching.
Note that the effects of phycocyanin may vary depending on the dose, quality and fitness of the person taking it. It is recommended to follow the instructions specific to each of our products for the dosage of phycocyanin to take. It is recommended to consult a health professional for personalised advice on the dosage that is right for your state of health and based on the desired effect, as well as on the optimal time to take phycocyanin for your individual needs.
If necessary, please ask our scientific support service for advice.
Phycocyanin is a natural product, which boosts energy. It is recommended for:
- Supporting the immune system by stimulating the production of immune cells that fight infections and diseases;
- Increasing antioxidant levels in the body and preventing damage caused by free radicals;
- improving cognitive functions, including memory and concentration;
- Regulating the metabolism, which can be beneficial for people who would like to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight;
- Reducing fatigue and improving recovery after intensive physical exertion.
You should be aware that phycocyanin should not be used as a substitute for medical treatments prescribed by a health professional. It can be used in addition to medical treatments to help support overall health and well-being.