Analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties of a phycocyanin-enriched microalgae extract CyaninPlus.

Objective and methodology

The objective for this research was to document the anti-inflammatory  properties Of the microalgae extract in vitro and in vivo.

A panel of in vitro tests addressed the following:
  • Antioxidant capacity
  • Inhibition of inflammatory enzymes COX-2 and Lipoxygenase
  • Reduction of free radical production by inflammatory cells
Two human clinical pilot studies were performed:
  • An open-label 4-week study on 12 people 40-70 years of age suffering from chronic joint pain
  • A double-blinded placebo-controlled cross-over study involving 12 people in the same age range, where each consumption phase was 1 week, separated by a wash-out period of one week.

Poster (pdf)