What are the ingredients?
Vivamune Health Chews are manufactured to the highest quality standards and contain no added wheat products. Each chew contains the following active ingredients:
- OxC-beta™ Compound
Inactive ingredients include:
Arabic Gum, an emulsifying and stabilizing agent commonly used in producing food products.
Maltodextrin, a polysaccharide that is used as a food additive. It is produced from starch by partial hydrolysis and is usually found as a white hygroscopic spray-dried powder. Maltodextrin is easily digestible, being absorbed as rapidly as glucose, and might be either moderately sweet or almost flavorless. It is commonly used as a thickener or often times as filler or bulking agent. It has been used for many years with no adverse effects reported. Part of being NASC members is that we have extensive resources including working closely with other companies who that continue to develop safe and effective supplements for pets. All adverse events are reported to one database that is kept nationally so that companies like our’selves have access to this essential, extensive safety data. This allows us to be sure that we are taking steps to make quality and safe products for pets. Read more about how NASC- approved members’ products are monitored: www.nasc.cc
Brewer’s Yeast, Oat Flour, Oat Meal, Rye Flour, and Soy Lecithin. There are basically two categories of yeast: baker’s and brewer’s. If an animal is allergic to baker’s yeast that does not mean it is allergic to brewer’s yeast.
It is baker’s yeast that typically causes candidiasis or other yeast-related problems. Therefore an owner is advised that the pet must not have any yeast or products containing yeast, like breads, for example. Also typically recommended is the elimination of sugars, starches, and gluten because candida feeds off them.
Our formulas contain brewer’s yeast. However it is of the utmost importance that you check with your veterinarian on the specific allergy your pet has. Is it baker’s yeast or brewers yeast? Until that is ascertained, we do not recommend using any of our formulas that contain brewer’s yeast.
If an animal has allergies to soy or other grains listed they should avoid the product. Like almost all supplements, we cannot rule out every allergen to meet the needs of all pets with allergies.
Where are Vivamune Health Chews manufactured?
Vivamune Health Chews are manufactured exclusively for us at a GMP facility in the United States. This gives us complete oversight as to the quality of ingredients being used in our products.
How can one little chew possibly offer all those benefits?
Vivamune has the unique ability to help your dog’s first-line immune defenses and at the same time support a healthy and normal inflammatory response. Taken together, Vivamune’s diverse activities promote optimal immune function, which leads to far reaching benefits in many parts of the body.
What are the health benefits?
Vivamune supports your pet’s immune system from the inside out! The immune system is the foundation of overall health and is therefore vitally important in maintaining optimal health. Through supporting the immune system by supplementing with Vivamune you may see many benefits including:
Healthy Joints & Mobility – Have you lost your walking partner lately? While it is normal for our pets to be less active as they get older, aging should not be an uncomfortable process. Luckily, there are steps you can take to help your best friend regain the quality of life that they deserve. Vivamune promotes healthy joint function and mobility by supporting a normal inflammatory response which means you can enjoy more play time together.
Healthy Digestive System – The digestive system contains the largest proportion of immune cells in the body and constitutes almost 70% of the entire immune system. This innate system forms the first line of defence against foreign pathogens and is vitally important in the maintenance of healthy immune function. By helping to support and maintain a healthy immune system, Vivamune promotes normal intestinal function.
Healthy Skin – One of the first signs of a poorly functioning immune system may be a lacklustre appearance and changes to the skin. By supporting the immune system, Vivamune helps to promote healthy skin condition.
Why is Vivamune beneficial to my dog?
Vivamune Chews work from the inside out to support your pet’s own natural defence mechanisms and have been scientifically shown to promote healthy joints and mobility, a healthy immune system, healthy skin condition, normal intestinal function, and it may also reduce grooming time (in dogs).
How does Vivamune work?
Vivamune has multiple modes of action including:
- Enhancing the function of the innate immune system within the gut.
- Supporting a healthy and normal inflammatory response.
What are Vivamune Health Chews?
Vivamune™ Health Chews are unique! No other supplement contains our OxC-beta™ Compound. OxC-beta is formulated to provide a source of natural breakdown products of carotenoids in a convenient-to-use, flavoured health chew. The active ingredient in Vivamune™ Health Chews has been scientifically demonstrated to support your pet’s immune function.