Dunaliella Barley Grass Juice
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A genus of the algae family Dunaliellaceae. It is common in marine waters. The organisms are relatively simple to cultivate and do not clump or form chains.
It is a type of halophile green micro-algae especially found in sea salt fields. Known for its antioxidant activity because of its ability to create large amounts of carotenoids, it is used in cosmetics and dietary supplements.
It is a natural form of beta-carotene and a natural microalgae. To survive in a salty environment, Dunaliella salina makes high concentrations of beta-carotene and other carotenoids to protect against the intense UV light.
In a similar way, when consumed on a daily basis, it provides mild sun protection for human skin.
For people with sun-sensitive skin, such as eczema, psoriasis and other skin rashes, it's important to increase your intake of natural beta-carotene.Scientists have known for a long time that beta-carotene helps to protect against cancer. However, Chinese scientists who studied an extract in Dunaliella salina called beta-CDS on human cancer cells, found it was an effective anti-cancer agent. The scientists found that the mixed carotenoids from Dunaliella salina inhibited cancer cell development by more than 55%, which was higher that the beta-carotene test-group.