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What is phycocyanin?

Phycocyanin, the noblest element of spirulina, has numerous effects.

Phycocyanin is a blue pigment , associated with a carrier protein, naturally present in spirulina . In order for you to benefit from all its effects, the pigment must be dissociated from its protein to be absorbed at the intestinal level.

Unfortunately, for dry spirulina, this dissociation requires a significant period of time (around 36 hours in vivo ). As the phycocyanin absorption zone is reached much more quickly, the phycocyanin from dry spirulina is absorbed and therefore used very little. Subsequently, the pigment is dissociated by the digestion process and assimilated like any other compound, without allowing its particular activity. Taking dry spirulina for its phycocyanin intake is therefore illusory.

Conversely, the consumption of a phycocyanin concentrate allows the supply of the pigment in free form (not linked to its carrier protein), directly assimilated by the body. Thus, thanks to this type of phycocyanin extract, the assimilation of the pigment is ideal, which allows it to optimally produce numerous effects.

Find out more : What is the composition of Spirulina?

The benefits of phycocyanin

1. Immunity

Indeed, vitamin B12 from phycocyanin contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system. It can be consumed by adults and children.

2. Oxygen transport

Vitamin B12 from phycocyanin contributes to the normal formation of red blood cells. These are the oxygen transporters of our body.

Thus, phycocyanin is particularly recommended for athletes.

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