Cyactiv® is a proprietary phycocyanin extract from spirulina. Phycocyanin is the blue pigment in blue-green algae and is a potent active compound proven to help balance and calm systemic inflammation associated with a myriad of health issues. Balancing whole-body inflammation assists the homing of stem cells to affected tissues.*
Phycocyanin works as a selective inhibitor of COX-2 while a non-phycocyanin fraction of spirulina called LoxDown®, works as an inhibitor of 5-LOX. Therefore, Cyactiv® is a unique product to manage systemic inflammation.*
Cyactiv® essentially helps modulate inflammation and provides antioxidant protection:
• Helps balance inflammation and maintain it within the normal range*
• Supports the ability of stem cells to find and rejuvenate tissues in need of renewal*
• Helps neutralize existing free radicals* • Provides cellular protection against the formation of new oxidative stress*
Why is Cyactiv® beneficial?
Cyactiv® supports a healthy lifestyle and overall wellness through: Inflammation Modulation
• Balancing a healthy inflammation response, helping to maintain systemic inflammation within the normal range*
• Supports the ability of nutrients, oxygen and stem cells to find and rejuvenate tissues in need of renewal* Antioxidant Protection
• Neutralizing existing free radicals*
• Providing cellular protection against the formation of new oxidative stress*
What is inflammation?
Inflammation is a double-edged sword. While short-term inflammation is a necessary and healthy response to injury, inflammation due to prolonged stressors, such as environmental toxins, water quality, sleep issues, processed foods, stress, and many more…can cause a healthy response to get stuck in an overactive cycle. If the body is unable to reset the balance, systemic inflammation develops and the body’s ability to self-heal is compromised. (For more information on Inflammation go to the Cyactiv Q&A.)
Will I notice a difference?
During clinical trials, a noticeable change was noted as early as 3 days. Overall significant changes were observed and reported within 3 weeks of usage with continued improvement over time. Health benefits can vary greatly from one person to another.
Can Cyactiv® be consumed with other Cerule® products and other nutrients?
Yes, the Cerule products can be consumed together and were designed to enhance the beneficial effects of each other. We know of no known concerning interaction between the Cerule products and other nutritional supplements. For a full list of Cyactiv® Q&As, go to Cerule Back Office or ask the IBO that provided this Product Fact Page for assistance.
2 capsules daily with food. For adult consumption.
No dairy, wheat, gluten, peanut, soy or corn allergens No artificial flavors or colors 100% vegetarian and vegetable capsules Non-GMO Pregnancy and nursing are considered special conditions. We recommend that your attending doctor(s) be made aware of any and all supplements consumed during this time. At this time, we do not advise Cyactiv® consumption during pregnancy. If you have any health condition and/or are using any medication then consult your attending health care provider before consuming any nutritional supplement.
For further information go to:
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Jensen GS, Attridge VL, Beaman JL, Guthrie J, Ehmann A, Benson KF. Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of an aqueous cyanophyta extract derived from Arthrospira platensis: contribution to bioactivities by the non-phycocyanin aqueous fraction. J Med Food. 2015 May;18(5):535-41.
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