What is Phycocyanin (Spirulina extract powder)?

Phycocyanin (Spirulina extract powder) is a rare natural nutrient that is only present in cyanobacteria. It is pigment in cyanobacteria, blue powder and can be soluble in water but insoluble in alcohol and grease. It is one of the rare pigment proteins in nature, not only brightly colored and a nutrient-rich protein. Its amino acid composition is complete, and the required amino acid content is high. At the beginning of the 21st century, it is widely used as food and cosmetics high-level natural pigment. It is made of biochemical drugs in Europe and the United States, Japan, and other countries.

Phycocyanin (Spirulina extract powder) is a pigment-protein complex from the light-harvesting phycobiliprotein family, along with allophycocyanin and phycoerythrin. It is an accessory pigment to chlorophyll. All phycobiliproteins are water-soluble, so they cannot exist within the membrane-like carotenoids can. Instead, phycobiliproteins aggregate to form clusters that adhere to the membrane called phycobilisomes. It is a characteristic light blue color, absorbing orange and red light, particularly near 620 nm, and emits fluorescence at about 650 nm. Allophycocyanin absorbs and emits at longer wavelengths than phycocyanin C, or phycocyanin R. Phycocyanins are found in Cyanobacteria. It has fluorescent properties that are used in immunoassay kits.

Phycocyanin (Spirulina extract powder) benefits

Anti-oxidation and Anti-inflammation

It has both anti-oxidant and anti-inflammation properties. Peroxyl, hydroxyl, and alkoxyl radicals are all oxidants scavenged.


Phycocyanin (Spirulina extract powder) scavenges hydrogen peroxide from the inside of the astrocyte, reducing oxidative stress. Astrocytes also increase the production of growth factors like BDNF and NDF, therefore, enhance nerve regeneration. It also prevents astrogliosis and glial inflammation.


It has hepatotoxicity protection.


Phycocyanin (Spirulina extract powder) has anti-cancer effects, it has been found to prevent cell growth.

Natural Pigment

It is a natural blue food coloring, and it is used for low temperature prepared goods because of its inability to maintaining its blue coloring in high heats unless there is an addition of preservatives or sugars. And it can be used for syrups ranging from green to blue colors. It has different green tints by adding yellow food colorings.


Analysis ItemSpecification
Algae Variety IdentificationSpirulina Platensis
Water Soluble100% soluble in water
AppearanceFine Blue Powder
TasteMildly like seaweed
Loss on Drying≤7.0%
Particle Size100% pass 80 mesh
Colour ValueE6.0 / E18.0 / E25.0

Shelf Life

2 Years


Store in tightly sealed containers then places in a cool and dry place while away from moisture, light, and oxygen.


  • Packed in paper-drums and two plastic-bags inside. N.W:25kgs .I.D.35×H51cm.
  • 1Kg/Bag (aluminum foil bag).
  • Sample: double sealed water plastic bags inside with the aluminum bag outside.

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