BioLumeTM the world's first glowing foods, unless you regularly eat fireflies!

DNA and Molecular Biology

"BioLumeTM’s" purpose is to use naturally occurring bioluminescence (found in fireflies, and glowing fish, squid, jellyfish, and other marine creatures) to make foods, beverages, and cosmetics that emit their own light.

Since all the chemistry that makes these products possible derives from fish and shrimp, it is probably is very safe to use as a new type of food colorant. We do not have FDA approval for use in food, beverages or cosmetics but we are working on it. It may be several years a way, but well worth the effort for the new millennium.

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An example of a glowing food product would be a birthday cake decoration that glows "Happy Birthday" after the candles are blown out. Another example would be a glowing beverage such as Pepsi Light or Bud Light that would actually give off its own light. It will be possible to develop a beverage that will start glowing blue, change to green, than orange, than red, than have little sparkles go off. Of course this would take some effort. At present, we can make glowing whipping creams, beverages.



BioLumeTM's subliminal glow cosmetics that would enable women to have their own radiance. Using natural product chemistry, it is possible to make luminous theatrical as well as daily facial makeup. We are currently working on Food and Drug Administration approval of our chemistry for these applications.


NOTE: BioLume TM colorants exist within the ocean’s food chain and are consumed regularly by anyone with a taste for seafood. As of this writing, we are still awaiting FDA approval of these substances for use as food, beverage and cosmetic additives, but preliminary toxicology has shown them to be safe.

For more information, please contact: Bruce Bryan, MD