Blue Spirulina Phycocyanin Powder

Product Name: Blue Spirulina Phycocyanin Powder
CAS No.:11016-15-2
Source:Spirulina platensis
Active Ingredients: Phycocyanin
Testing Method: UV
Appearance:Blue Powder
Storage conditions: This product should be sealed and shaded, stored in a dry
Shipping speed:1-3 days

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Product Introduction

What is Phycocyanin Powder?

Blue Spirulina Phycocyanin Powder is a natural edible blue pigment extracted and refined from Spirulina, the main component of which is phycocyanin. The extracted algal cyanin appears as a blue to dark blue powder. It is easily soluble in water, and the solution is bright blue to dark blue. The product has good stability to light and heat, and the pH value experiment found that the stable aqueous solution of algal blue between 4.5-8.0 is a bright sky blue, and the colour is relatively pure, close to the blue of the sky and the sea. It can be used in frozen drinks, candy, flavored drinks, jelly, and many other fields.

Food-grade phycocyanin powder is alginate used as a food additive. As a safe food ingredient, all specifications of phycocyanin can be used in food. Based on the solubility of the product, cost of use, and market application, Phycocyanin powder E6, E10, E18, and M18, specifications are more suitable for application in food and beverage. Among them, phycocyanin powder E18 is better than E10 and E6 in terms of solubility and cost-effectiveness. Therefore, we suggest most of the food and beverage customers choose E18 in preference to M18, which has the same specification as E18, but the only difference is that E18 is added with mycose to protect the stability of the protein, whereas M18 is made with maltodextrin, which is adapted to the market's "0 sugar", and "reduced sugar". M18 uses maltodextrin, which is in line with the market trend of "0 sugar" and "reduced sugar".

YTBIO supplies Food Grade phycocyanin powder E18 with the fresh aroma of protein and slight seaweed flavour, good solubility, and 100% water soluble. We has established a traceability system from raw material source to finished product. The environmental control system monitors and controls every aspect of production. It ensures that every link in the production is in a dust-free, constant temperature and humidity environment.

YTBIO strictly control the temperature of the products and the required PH during the production process to prevent quality problems from occurring during the production and preservation of the products. We also adopt multiple filtration and fine filtration to remove more than 90% of miscellaneous proteins, fishy taste and odour. Each batch of product is subject to comprehensive inspection, occasional external inspection and regular type inspection to fully guarantee the quality and safety of the blue spirulina phycocyanin powder. This food grade phycocyanin powder E18 has also passed HALAL, KOSHER and other certifications.


What are the benefits of Phycocyanin Powder?

Improving Ovarian Function

A study in the Netherlands shows that blue spirulina phycocyanin can improve the oxygen-carrying capacity of ovarian cells and accelerate the proliferation of new ovarian cells. It can remove free radicals from damaged nerve cells and avoid oxidative DNA damage, thus preventing free radical-induced apoptosis of nerve cells, and thus play a role in eliminating ovarian inflammation and improving ovarian function.

Relieve Women's Dysmenorrhoea

According to a survey, more than 90% of female dysmenorrhoea is primary dysmenorrhoea, the root cause of which is caused by elevated prostaglandin levels in the body during menstruation. Blue spirulina phycocyanin powder can effectively control the level of prostaglandins in the body, which is a simple, direct, convenient and effective way to relieve menstrual cramps, and a large number of experiments have confirmed its effectiveness in relieving menstrual cramps in women of different ages groups.

Inhibition of Cancer Cells

As early as 1982, Iijima et al. had improved the survival rate of mice injected with liver tumour cells by studying the oral administration of blue spirulina phycocyanin powder to mice, and the results of the experiment were astonishingly found that the activity of lymphocytes in the experimental group of mice was obviously higher than that of the control. Subsequently, in 1986, Harvard Hospital in the United States also found and confirmed that phycocyanin powder has an inhibitory effect on some cancer cells.

Enhancing Immunity

Research at the School of Human Health Sciences, Nagasaki University, Japan, says that phycocyanin helped improve endothelial dysfunction and had a hypotensive effect in rat experiments. An animal study published in the Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology, a leading nutritional journal, showed that long-term use of spirulina significantly reduced serum triglyceride and total cholesterol levels. A mouse study showed that blue spirulina phycocyanin powder can significantly increase the number of antibody-forming cells and the ability to produce antibodies in the spleen cells of normal and immunocompromised mice, to enhance the activity of immune cells and thus improve the body's immunity, thereby preventing and combating diseases.

Radiation Resistance

Effective resistance to ultraviolet and other ionising radiation is an important biological property of cyanobacteria. The Kampai AIDS Research Institute in Japan has reportedly demonstrated that phycocyanin can improve anaemia and increase haemoglobin. From this perspective, phycocyanin powder reduces the photosensitivity of haematopoietic stem cells, prevents stem cell reduction, re-promotes cell proliferation and helps to restore haematopoietic function.

What are the applications of Phycocyanin Powder?

In the Food Field:

Phycocyanin powder is one of the few edible blue pigments in nature, a water-soluble pigment, non-toxic, pure blue and can be used as a food colouring agent. The US FDA gave permission in 2013/2014 for the application of phycocyanin powder in some food products, including beverages, cheeses, ice creams, candies, chewing gums, yoghurts, puddings, and many other common food products. China's national standard on phycocyanin products, "Food Additives Phycocyanin," has also been implemented with the start of the year in March 2021 (GB 1886.309-2020). The Chinese government is also working on the implementation of the national standard on phycocyanin products.

For Health Products:

Foreign countries have successfully developed a variety of blue spirulina phycocyanin powder composite health products, Japan's Kampai AIDS Research Institute study shows that blue spirulina phycocyanin can improve anaemia, and improve haemoglobin successful reports. In 1982, Iijima and others researched mice oral phycocyanin to improve the injection of liver tumour cells mice survival rate, and the experimental group of mice lymphocyte activity was significantly higher than the control, they believed that the protein promoted the immune and anti-disease function. 1986 Harvard Hospital Schwartz and Shklar found that blue spirulina phycocyanin has an inhibitory effect on some cancer cells. Blue spirulina phycocyanin powder has been used as an ingredient in a variety of health products.

Special reagents:

Phycocyanin powder is blue and fluorescent and can be used as a reagent for some photodynamic studies in biology and cytology.

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Test report of Phycocyanin Powder




Color Value

E(1%1cm,618nm )>18


Physical & Chemical


Blue Fine Powder


Taste & Odor

Mild, like seaweed


Particle Size

100% Pass 80mesh


Loss on Drying







Soluble in water


Pesticide Residues

Not Detected

Not Detected

Heavy Metal













Microbiological Test

Total Plate Count



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