Immuno Support is widely used by veterinarians to help naturally boost the immune system.
Today, renowned veterinary author and speaker Dr. Robert Silver, DVM, MS, CVA answers questions about Immuno Support, a leading-edge nutraceutical designed by Dr. Silver to promote optimal immune system function.
Q: What Was The Inspiration Behind Immune Support?
A: Immuno Support, as it is simply named, was designed to provide support for the immune system. Primarily, the inspiration for the now widely used formula started with shelter animals that were coming in with upper respiratory infections that would just seem to linger and their immune systems would need some kind of a boost to help them get over it. The antibiotics alone weren’t enough.
“Primarily, the inspiration for the now widely used formula started with shelter animals that were coming in with upper respiratory infections that would just seem to linger and their immune systems would need some kind of a boost to help them get over it. The antibiotics alone weren’t enough.”
Q: What Are The Main Ingredients?
A: Immuno Support contains shitake mushroom, a prized, edible mushroom that also has remarkable capabilities as a medicinal mushroom.
It’s also complexed with lutein. Lutein is a carotenoid that is responsible for that bright yellow pigment that we see in marigolds. Studies have shown that lutein will increase and help to promote cell-mediated immunity in both the dog and the cat.
Another main ingredient is arabinogalactan. Arabinogalactan is derived from the inner bark of the western larch tree. It’s a polysaccharide that helps to stimulate cell-mediated immunity. This combination works quite well, especially for shelter dogs.
Q: Can Immuno Support Be Used For Other Immune System Issues?
A: Immuno Support works well in addressing respiratory infections in patients coming from the shelter, in addition to applications that call for immune modulation.
Q: What About Cats and Smaller Dogs?
A: Liquid Immuno is our feline friendly liquid that is also good for small dogs. Liquid Immuno contains the arabinogalactan and the lutein, but uses a different mushroom called reishi (also known as Ganoderma lucidum). The Liquid Immuno also contains 500 mg of lysine per milliliter. Both the ganoderma and the lysine have been shown to be beneficial for the patient with herpes virus. The Liquid Immuno comes either in a liver/bacon or chicken flavor.