An Advanced Avian Immune Booster
Scientists have found Spirulina to dramatically strengthen the avian immune system. Phycocyanin, one of the many unique properties in Spirulina, stimulates the weakened or damaged immune system to grow and repair itself when injured by infection, toxic chemicals or radiation. When fed Spirulina, parrots were found to have increased protection against antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and E. coli and could recover faster from other types of opportunistic infections.
How does Spirulina build the immune system?
Spirulina helps to build immunity and resilience in a variety of ways. It is highly nutritious, containing all essential amino acids, the building blocks of life. It is also rich in anti-inflammatory GLA fatty acid, antioxidants and other phytochemicals. However, two unique natural substances in Spirulina supercharge the immune system; The first is the brilliant-blue protein Phycocyanin, found only in blue-green algae. Phycocyanin acts like erythropoetin or EPO. EPO is the hormone that regulates bone marrow cells that produce white blood cells. Phycocyanin stimulates the immature or damaged immune system to grow or to repair itself when injured by infection, toxic chemicals or radiation.
Scientists also found a polysaccharide (a complex sugar molecule) unique to Spirulina. Spirulina polysaccharide acts similarly to Phycocayanin. It is highly potent and activates the immune system. It improves the immune system’s ability to detect and destroy foreign microbes or eliminate toxins. It also enhances T-cells and improves Thymus gland function. When being used regularly, Spirulina can help to increase antibody levels and normalization of other cellular functions.
Nutritional Profile of a Vitamin Bottle
Spirulina is one of the most concentrated natural sources of nutrition known. Containing all the essential amino acids, it is also rich in chlorophyll, beta carotene and other natural phytochemicals. It is the only green food rich in GLA fatty acid. GLA stimulates growth in some animals and makes feathers soft yet more durable. GLA also acts as an anti-inflammatory, sometimes alleviating symptoms of arthritic conditions.
Spirulina also feeds the beneficial intestinal flora. Availability of free amino acids often limits the growth of Lactobacillus and Bifidus. Stimulating these good bacteria reduces problems with E. coli and Candida albicans.
Increased Fertility and Aesthetic in your Bird
Good News for Breeders, Avian Vets and Bird Owners…
Many breeders of exotic birds report that fertility and hatchability improve when their birds are fed Spirulina. Birds have less episodes of illness and recover more quickly. Baby birds are protected from otherwise deadly germs and antibodies from the egg yolk. The egg yolk antibodies soon wear out as the baby contacts germs in the outside world. This leaves the young chick vulnerable to infection unless it is able to quickly build its own antibodies. Antibodies are created by a complex network of interactive white blood cells known as macrophages, T-cells and B-cells. Spirulina accelerates the building of cellular immune system, allowing it to increase antibody production and protect against invading germs. Birds fed Spirulina are simply much more resistant to infection, helping hatchlings get a great start in life.
Spirulina can also help deepen feather color and shine. Others report fewer problems with feather plucking and better recovery from self-mutilation. With nutrition and immunity at such optimal levels, feather quality and coloration are able to reach their peak. Veterinarians observe that infections quickly respond to treatment and wound healing improves.