By Renata Block, MMS, PA-C
This is it everyone, the moment I have been waiting for. My pure Blue Spirulina will be hitting the market in December. This has been a long time coming as I have been in numerous meetings, doing extensive research, and building my brand – Ocean Rx.
I am proud to say I am collaborating with Body Lab of Lincoln Park because of all the super anti-oxidant benefits this superfood has to offer. Margeaux and I will offer the purest form of blue spirulina in America, which will come in a small capsule to be taken daily. The power in this blue spirulina’s purity has no fillers means you are getting the real deal! You can even open it up and sprinkle it into your water, smoothie, or other concoctions for a beautiful shade of blue. This alone makes my mood better.
Haven’t heard of it? Let me enlighten you. You may have heard of the popular supplements known as Blu Majik and Blue Hawaii; well, think better as our analysis blew these out of the water – pun intended!
Origins of Pure Blue Spirulina. Let’s get into some details of what it is before we talk about why you should be taking it daily. Spirulina is a Blue-Green Algae that is found in our glorious oceans across the world. It takes a very specialized process to extract the “blue” part of the spirulina, known as phycocyanin. Phycocyanin is a protein that has been researched and found to have many benefits. The best part, you cannot take too much of it, and if manufactured correctly, only a little can make a difference. You actually may even already ingested it if you had some Smarties, one of my fave, btw!
Benefits. Pure Blue spirulina is a superfood powerhouse is full of exciting benefits. Research has shown:
• Spirulina appears to work better as an anti-wrinkle agent for aging adult skin. Specifically, a powerful anti-oxidant, phycocyanin’s anti-radical properties help protect cells against damage from free radicals from oxidative stress from such things as exposure to pollution, UV radiation.* (1,2,4,5,7)
• Spirulina extract works well for wound healing.* (4,7)
• Spirulina extract has potential as an oral sun protection enhancing agent.* (3,7)
• Phycocyanin is a powerful biostimulant (prebiotic) of beneficial gut bacteria. The body has remarkable powers to balance itself and recover—and prebiotics such as phycocyanin can support the growth of the good gut bacteria that improve skin health.* (6,8)
So, I ask to move over to other “Pure” Blue Spirulina; there is a new kid sailing in. If you are ready to experience purity with my Pure Blue Spirulina, please email me at [email protected] to reserve your bottle of Ocean Rx today. Save 10% with code PURE.
I also have the CUTEST Immunity Boost Boxes (aka Protect YO-Self) that make the perfect gift this Holiday Season and contain:
A 30 day supply of Pure Blue Spirulina
Sanitizer & Moisturizer (vegan and cruelty-free)
Diva Tip: This Pure Blue Spirulina is NON-GMO, Vegan, paleo-friendly, keto-friendly, peanut-free, soy-free, gluten-free, tree nut-free, and no added maltodextrin.
Renata Block is the creator of Savvy Derm Diva and is a Dermatology Physician Assistant practicing at Advanced Dermatology & Aesthetic Medicine, LLC in Chicago. Derm Detective is a monthly column exploring ingredients, procedures, and diagnosis of all things skin. Follow her on IG, Twitter, and FB @savvydermdiva
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
 Mitra S. & al.: C-phycocyanin protects against acute tributyltin chloride neurotoxicity by modulating glial cell activity along with its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory property: A comparative efficacy evaluation with N-acetyl cysteine in adult rat brain. Chem Biol Interact. 2015 Aug 5;238:138-50. doi: 10.1016/j.cbi.2015.06.016.
 Min et al. Assessment of C-phycocyanin effect on astrocytes-mediated neuroprotection against oxidative brain injury using 2D and 3D astrocyte tissue model. Scientific Reports volume5, Article
 Peyman Derikvand, Carole A. Llewellyn & Saul Purton (2017) Cyanobacterial metabolites as a source of sunscreens and moisturizers: a comparison with current synthetic compounds, European Journal of Phycology, 52:1, 43-56, DOI: 10.1080/09670262.2016.1214882
 Seda Gunes, Sedef Tamburaci, Meltem Conk Dalay & Ismet Deliloglu Gurhan (2017) In vitro evaluation of Spirulina platensis extract incorporated skin cream with its wound healing and antioxidant activities, Pharmaceutical Biology, 55:1, 1824-1832, DOI: 10.1080/13880209.2017.1331249
 Delsin SD, Mercurio DG, Fossa MM, Maia Campos PMBG (2015) Clinical Efficacy of Dermocosmetic Formulations Containing Spirulina Extract on Young and Mature Skin: Effects on the Skin Hydrolipidic Barrier and Structural Properties.Clin Pharmacol Biopharm 4: 144. doi:10.4172/2167-065X.1000144
 Audrey M. Neyrinck, et al., Spirulina Protects against Hepatic Inflammation in Aging: An Effect Related to the Modulation of the Gut Microbiota? Nutrients 2017, 9, 633; doi:10.3390/nu9060633 www.mdpi.com/journal/nutrients
 Wollina U, Voicu C, Gianfaldoni S, Lotti T, França K, Tchernev G. Arthrospira Platensis – Potential in Dermatology and Beyond. Open Access Maced J Med Sci. 2018 Jan 25; 6(1):176- 180. https://doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2018.033 Keywords: Microalgae; Arthrospira platensis; Calcium
 Dragana Stanic-Vucinic, Simeon Minic, Milan R. Nikolic, and Tanja Cirkovic Velickovic (June 27th, 2018). Spirulina Phycobiliproteins as Food Components and Complements, Microalgal Biotechnology, Eduardo Jacob-Lopes, Leila Queiroz Zepka and Maria Isabel Queiroz, IntechOpen, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73791. Available from: https://www.intechopen.com/books/microalgal-biotechnology/spirulina-phycobiliproteins-as-food-componentsand-complements