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.