Phycocyanin has been recognized as one of the most promising natural molecules in terms of inhibiting the pro-inflammatory COX-2 enzymes – which are linked to the phenomenon of inflammation and the associated pain, as they deteriorate cartilage and joints[1,2]
Phycocyanin is the only natural compound that is effective against asthma
Phycocyanin’s anti-radical properties contribute to cell protection against damage from free radicals. It is also known for being neuroprotective owing to the positive effects on oxidative stress[4,5]
Phycocyanin contributes to the production of red blood cells and thus promotes the transport of oxygen to the muscular and immune systems
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