- the name itself says the essence of this technology: "open" cells, the contents of which are not normally available to humans. Until now, this has been done by mechanical-chemical methods, so it has not been possible to extract natural, chemically undamaged spirulina elements. For example, chemically extracted C-phycocyanin is allowed to be used in very small quantities because it is toxic due to the chemicals used in the extraction process and is also very expensive due to the high cost of the process. Open-Cell technology allows bacterial elements to be extracted neither chemically nor mechanically unaffected, as natural as they are inside a living bacterial cell. Such elements are safe and easy for humans to absorb.Many human beneficial elements are contained within various bacteria, only we cannot reach them because the bacteria have membranes that are not always overcome by human digestive enzymes. This is also the case with spirulina bacteria - their coating cannot be digested by humans, as the composition of the shell is very similar to the membranes of good human bacteria. If we digested them, there would be no good bacteria in the gut.
Scientists around the world are turning their heads and testing various methods to overcome the spirulina coating, and Lithuanian scientists have already done so. The importance of this discovery is great, because it has finally become possible to extract especially valuable components from spirulina - phycobilins (one of the best known is phycocyanin), chlorophylls, carotenoids (zeaxanthin, beta-carotene) and use them not only in food supplements but also in medicines.
One of the most studied elements of spirulina is phycocyanin.
In the world, it is extracted by chemical processes, so it is only allowed to be used in small quantities. On the other hand, the expensive extraction process limits the wider use of phycocyanin.
But many studies have been published today confirming that phycocyanin has a growth inhibitory effect on cancer cells (G0 / G1 phase), can potentiate the effect of radiotherapy, reduce the renal and cardiac toxicity of chemotherapy, is an excellent antioxidant, binds radionuclides, inhibits inflammation and pain (blocking the COX-2 receptor), inhibits the growth of antibiotic-resistant microbes and viruses such as HIV or coronaviruses, has an immunomodulatory effect, promotes wound healing and cell regeneration.
With the application of Open-Cell technology to spirulins, there are no insurmountable membranes for humans, now all the beneficial elements are nano-particle in size, easily accessible and absorbed even through the oral or respiratory mucosa.
Spirulina treated with this technology is in liquid form, its various elements are layered due to different characteristics, it has become possible to purify each element separately and produce a "cocktail" of elements necessary for a specific
disease or syndrome. For example: in patients with oncological diseases from phycocyanin, polysaccharides, iron, zinc and beta-carotenes, to inhibit inflammation - from phycocyanin and zinc, for energy cocktail - from chlorophylls, omega-acids, iron, B-vitamin complex, etc.