On a daily basis I see so many food posts on my social feeds (mainly instagram) that are pieces of art almost too pretty to eat! I say almost because I still want to eat them! The trend that you are probably seeing is a lot of colourful “unicorn” or “mermaid” inspired plant based foods ( 🙂 like my last post here!). I know I am definitely impressed when I see a rainbow of colours on one plate, in one bowl, or lately on one piece of toast (do yourself a favour and search “rainbowtoast” in your insta…or hey just google it), but what I couldn’t understand was how they were getting the vibrant blue colours without using any artificial dyes. So what is making the beautiful blue foods BLUE across all of our feeds?
The answer – a magical blue powder called “Blue Majik,” with a promising list of possible health benefits to aid in preventing disease and premature aging. Blue Majik is available from E3Live and described as a nutrient dense “Aquabotanical” extract of the blue-green algae, Spirulina (Arthrospira Platensis). This particular extract contains a powerful antioxidant protein-complex called C-Phycocyonin, which also gives the blue colour.
On their website E3Live reports that clinical research suggests Blue Majik may help support healthy inflammation responses after physical activities, healthy joints, as well as antioxidant and cellular protection. Note that none of these claims have been approved by the FDA.
Going beyond the website that produces the product, it is hard to find a lot of information on Blue Majik as there have been few significant studies done. However, with the attention to the potential health benefits more research will be soon to follow.
Here is a summary of Potential Health Benefits that I found in my search:
-natural pain reliever
-improves exercise recovery time
-aids in depression and anxiety
-fights off free radicals
-anti-aging (mainly due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties)
I was happy that I actually found Blue Majik in a local health food store in our small city (I thought for sure I’d have to order it online). For my locals out there, you can find it at Body Fuel Organics in Regina, Sk! It is not a cheap supplement… it costs over $60 for a bottle of 60 vegetarian capsules. I’ve decided to start taking it around days that I am working out a lot (ex. doing two rides or more in a day) to test the claim helping improve exercise recovery time.
Is Blue Majik A Necessity??
The antioxidant activity of these supplements is promising to help decrease visible signs of aging and promote the health of your internal body. Do I think that including Blue Majik into your diet is a necessity?…. well if you want to make pretty blue preservative-free foods, yes! For overall health claims however, we don’t know enough, so it may just be a luxury. Meaning if you can afford it, and it’s not harmful, than why not? But you can definitely promote health from the inside out without it, so for us on a budget, probably not. I do recommend keeping your eye out for more research on this beauty powder!
Comment below if you have any thoughts on this supplement!
Have a fabulous rest of your day or night 🙂