Pharmaceutical and nutraceutical
In the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical sectors spirulina is considered to be a fantastic source of antioxidants, which can protect against oxidative damage, a problem that can cause many chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, arthritis and heart disease.
The main active component is phycocyanin. This antioxidant substance gives spirulina its unique blue-green colour. Phycocyanin can fight free radicals and inhibit production of inflammatory signalling molecules, providing impressive antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Spirulina appears to have anti-cancer properties, especially against oral cancer, and some studies show that it may reduce blood pressure, improve symptoms of allergic rhinitis and may be effective against anaemia.
The BioArt Gallery presents the most promising feedstock and its related bioeconomy applications in everyday life with 60 stunning pictures. It offers an innovative approach of showcasing to the public some examples of bio-based products and applications currently available in the market through several examples: cosmetics, nutraceutics, tissues, toys and sport, disposable tableware, cleaning products, gadgets, and much more.
The BioArt Gallery has been displayed to the public in severall incredible venues throughout Europe, and now BIOVOICES makes it available to you through an interactive digital platform!