Immune support for small animals
- comprehensive immune support product
- vitamins, minerals, glandular, and herbs with immune-supportive properties
- activates natural-killer cells
- promotes the body's innate resistance to pathogens
A properly functioning immune system is crucial to good health. Like other bodily processes, balance is the key. Small animals can face numerous challenges to their immune systems. Those at particular risk are very young and older dogs and cats. The common practice of combining multiple antigens into one vaccination or not spacing the vaccinations far enough apart can overwhelm an immature immune system in young animals or in an immune-compromised older animal.
Immugen for small animals is an exceptional immune support formula. This formula was designed to provide vitamins, minerals, amino acids, botanicals, glandulars, and other key ingredients that can optimize immune system function in dogs and cats.
Recent interest has surged in the immune-supporting effects of a number of nutrients and botanicals. Research has found many natural substances can promote the activity of phagocytes, T-lymphocytes, natural killer (NK) cells, and B-cells.
Echinacea angustifolia is well known in traditional botanical medicine for its benefit to the immune system. Studies have demonstrated Echinacea's ability to activate NK cells and enhance the ability of other cell types to engulf foreign substances. Astragalus membranaceus, an important Chinese botanical, has a long history of use as a tonic and immune-modulator, reportedly due to its ability to naturally enhance white blood cell counts. Currently, much of the research on Astragalus is focused on its immune-stimulating polysaccha-rides. Reishi stimulates B- and T-lymphocytes.
The thymus gland participates in many aspects of cellular immunity, including maturation of T-cell precursors; therefore, thymus extracts may naturally enhance several immune parameters. Zinc can affect multiple aspects of the immune system, including promoting acquired immunity and macrophage function. Vitamins A and C support the production and activity of white blood cells.
Active Ingredients Per Capsule:
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) 175 mg.
Dimethylglycine (Hydrochloride) 70 mg.
L-Glutamine 70 mg.
N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine 70 mg.
Echinacea angustifolia (root) 50 mg.
Reishi Mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum) 50 mg.
d-Alpha Tocopheryl (Vitamin E) (35 IU) 30 mg.
Astragalus (root) (Astragalus membranaceus) 25 mg.
Thymus (Bovine) 25 mg.
Coenzyme Q10 20 mg.
Pyridoxal 5'-Phosphate (Vitamin B6) 7 mg.
Vitamin A Palmitate (1,400 IU) 5.6 mg.
Zinc (Picolinate) 3.5 mg.
Mixed Carotenes (Vitamin A) (1,400 IU) 840 mcg.
Copper (Picolinate) 350 mcg.
Folic Acid 200 mcg.
Manganese (Picolinate) 175 mcg.
Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12) 100 mcg.
Selenium (Picolinate) 7 mcg.
Inactive Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Leucine, Natural Bacon Flavoring, Silicon Dioxide.
For use in dogs and cats only.
Recommended for immune system functioning.
Contains ingredient derived from soy.
Directions for Use:
Cats: ½ capsule daily
Dogs: 1 capsule per25 lbs. body weight daily
Safe use in pregnant animals or animals intended for breeding has not been proven.
If animal's condition worsens or does not improve, stop product administration and consult your veterinarian.
Federal law prohibits the off-label use of this product in ruminants.
Potential interactions with CYP1A2 & CYP3A drugs.
Potential drug interactions.
Not recommended for long term use.
For animal use only.
Keep out of the reach of children and animals. In case of accidental overdose, contact a health professional immediately.
The Cautions and Warnings for individual Thorne Vet products are required to be included on the label by the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) and were written by the NASC's Scientific Advisory Risk Assessment Committee.