Nutrition And Health Functions Of Phycocyanin

With the continuous improvement of life expectancy, people pay more and more attention to health. Various kinds of health care products emerged. In 1986, the Japanese developed and applied phycocyanin to nutritional food for the first time. It has achieved a prominent cooperative effect in preventing and treating some major diseases. Since then, phycocyanin has come into public view. And what are the health benefits of blue spirulina?

health benefits of blue spirulina

  1. Nutritional function

Studies show that phycocyanin belongs to protein-binding pigments. It has a full range of amino acids. The contents of eight essential amino acids in phycocyanin are close to or exceed the FAO recommended standards. The phycocyanin powder can improve the bio-efficiency of cereals and the utilization of protein. Blue spirulina whole food is called diamond food.

  1. Improve immunity

The immune reaction is closely related to nutrition. Poor nutrition can lead to poor physical condition and low immune reactions. Phycocyanin has the physiological activity of directly regulating and activating an immune reaction. ljimna and Fujli (1982) found that the survival rate and lymphocyte activity of mice injected with phycocyanin increased significantly. Therefore, they believe that phycocyanin can promote lymphatic function, comprehensively improving the body’s immunity to resist various diseases and slow down the aging of organs.

  1. Improve absorption of iron

The availability of iron in food is related to its binding mode. Heme iron is the most effective absorbable iron. 60% of the iron in animal tissues is heme iron, while only 13% to 35% of the iron in plant foods can be absorbed by the human body. Under similar digestive conditions, Japanese researchers found that similar to heme. Phycocyanin can form soluble compounds with iron, greatly improving iron absorption.

Hippocrates once said:” Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Ancient Chinese also shared the same view. They thought prevention is better than cure. To live long and keep fit at the same time is very meaningful. To eat healthily is an essential way to achieve it.

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