Immune Booster Flake Food
There have been some great strides made
in coming up with a product that will boost the immune system of
most animals with a substance called Beta Glucan.
Do an internet search if you want to learn details of this incredible
substance, but in essence it will increase the efficacy of other
substances like antibiotics, vitamins and various fish treatments
by boosting the immune response. In other words, sick fish become
well faster and medications work more effectively. In
addition, stressed fish are less likely to become sick.
There has been substantial research into beta
glucan and it has been found that too little does nothing and too
much loses it's effectiveness. It should not be
fed as a staple on a daily basis. There are manufacturers adding
it to all their foods. Do not purchase these foods to feed on
a daily basis. If you do, it won't work when you really need
it. It should only be fed during periods of stress or when medicating
your fish. It is also important that the dose is correct in the
food formula for it to work correctly. We've dosed ours to meet
the best of current research recommendations and will adjust it
if needed as we test it. The good news is that it does no
harm in high doses, it just doesn't give the benefits it would in
the proper dose.
Some quotes from the research:
“…the presence of a particulate activator can
rapidly initiate assembly and amplification of a host defense system
involving humoral and cellular interactions with B-glucans. …Animals
pretreated with purified glucan particles are subsequently more
resistant to bacterial, viral, fungal, and protozoan challenge,
reject antigenically incompatible grafts more rapidly and produce
higher titers of serum antibodies to specific antigens. Administration
of glucan particles …stimulates…proliferation of macrophages and
increases in phagocytic and secretory activities of macrophages.
…A cascade of interactions and reactions initiated by macrophage
regulatory factors can be envisioned to occur and to eventuate in
conversion of the glucan-treated host to an arsenal of defense.” ...Harvard Medical School.
“MG Beta Glucan has been shown to enhance the envelopment and
digestion (phagocytosis) of pathogenic microorganisms that cause
infectious disease…The Beta-1,3/1,6 glucans additionally enhance
the ability of macrophages, one of the most important cells in the
immune system, to kill tumor cells. Laboratory studies have revealed
the new MG Glucan is significantly effective at activating macrophages,
and via the macrophages, the entire immune cascade including T-Cells
and B-Cells.” ...University of Nevada School of Medicine.
We've made our Immune Booster Flake using our super Vitamin Flake
formula with a few additions, and then enhanced with the proper amount of beta glucan,
which is an ideal way to feed your fish during any stress period.
Analysis: Min. Protein
- 45%, Min. Fat - 12%, Max. Fiber - 2.0%, Max Moisture - 6.0%
Spray Dried Salmon, Shrimp, Plankton and Krill Meal, Wheat Oat &
Gluten Flours, Dried Kelp, Brewers Yeast, Frozen Brine Shrimp,
Oil, Lecithin, Beta 1,3/1,6 Glucan, Vitamin C.
Supplement Booster: Calcium carbonate, Vitamin E, d1 Calcium Pantothenate,
Niacin, D-Biotin, Riboflavin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Mendadione Susium
Bisulfite Complex, Puridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin A acetate,
Folic Acid, Vitamin D3, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B Complex.