From time to time, we receive questions regarding how K9Immunity is made and what makes it superior to other similar products on the market. I wanted to share that process with you. It may seem a bit technical, but I think it really explains in detail why our product is the best on the market. It is so critical to ensure that the product you give your pet is processed to the highest standards and contains only ingredients made in the United States.
Our products are made with hot Water Extracts – we take the purification process quite a lot further that any other manufacturer. Here are the details:
K9 Immunity™ is a combination of over 200 highly purified, immune-active High Molecular Weight (HMW) Hetero-polysaccharides and Beta 1,3-1,6 triple right hand helix Beta Glucans. This product is not derived from brewers yeast, but rather from six closely related organisms. K9 Immunity™ is produced from the following 100% USDA Certified Organic, Certified Kosher, biotech lab cultivated, full spectrum, non-GMO medicinal mushroom species: Agaricus blazei – Cordyceps sinensis – Grifola frondosa – Ganoderma lucidum – Coriolus [Trametes] versicolor – Lentinula edodes.
Each of these species offers slightly different polysaccharide structures, which activate many more types of immune cells than just simple beta glucans do. While the earlier yeast beta glucans activated only the Natural Killer (NK) cells, research shows K9 Immunity™ activates all 260 different classes of immune cells, including the NK cells, T-cells, Macrophages and many others. K9 Immunity™ is simply the most advanced breakthrough in immune science of the 21st century. Guaranteed!
The manufacturing process for K9 Immunity™ is a unique and proprietary process, where we start with laboratory growing six species of medicinal mushrooms in a climate controlled, solid state fermentation process, where the six species are co-inoculated into sterilized substrate so they compete with each other for nutrients and space, thereby producing anti-competition compounds as a result of their competitive growth environment. After 12 weeks of growth in a closely controlled lab environment we take this co-cultivated material, and as a first step we perform a hot water extract, which harvests the smaller molecular weight polysaccharides from the raw material. We set that extract aside and further process the non-soluble portion by running it thorough high pressure shear pumps driving the material through sub-micron sized orifices, molecularly separating and shearing the polysaccharides, and flash that through a high temperature air processing to harvest the larger molecular weight polysaccharides and heteropolysaccharides of the triple right-hand helix, beta-bound conformation. These higher molecular weight compounds are blended with the smaller molecule water soluble portion extracted in step one. The entire concentration is then flash spray dried to yield the full content of the immune active polysaccharides and heteropolysaccharides from the raw materials. This process results in the most potent immune modulator raw material available anywhere today, and is so revolutionary it is already covered by two patents and has other patents pending.
We do not use any Rice in our manufacturing process; in fact our solid substrate fermentation process has been issued the only patent ever granted on a unique substrate that allows full 100% bio-conversion of the substrate into biologically active immune modulator compounds. This is U.S. patent # 8008060
There is no alcohol used at any step in the manufacturing process. In addition, K9 Immunity™ is 100% made in America using only American ingredients. There are no imported Chinese ingredients as you will find in all the other brands. K9 Immunity™ is the only immune modulator made in America in a cerified Good Manufacturing Process facility (cGMP), 100% certified Organic by Quality Assurance International and Clinically Tested. There are other brands on the market – but unfortunately they are all cheap imitations made from imported ingredients. K9 Immunity™ is the only canine immune supplement that has actual peer-review published clinical trials. When it comes to other brands – Buyer Beware!
I hope this gives you all additional information and puts your mind at ease regarding the purity of the product and the outstanding process that is used in its manufacture.
All the best to you and your canine family members.