Bixbi Supplement Organic Joints 60g
Organic Cordyceps, Organic Reishi, Organic Agaricus Blazei, Organic Coriolus Versicolor, NEM®, Organic Shitake, Organic Maitake.
Administer orally daily ¼ teaspoon (.5 grams) per 25lbs.
2 month supply for an average sized 50lb. dog.
WHAT IS NEM® (NATURAL EGGSHELL MEMBRANE)?
NEM® (Natural Eggshell Membrane) contains a unique blend of chondroitin sulfates and hyaluronic acid, plus collagen that does not contain shellfish. NEM® is clinically proven and tested on humans to benefit connective tissues and cartilage while helping to improve range of motion and flexibility to keep your pets active and healthy. There are also no known negative side effects in humans or animals.
Not all mushrooms are created equal! The hundreds of varieties of mushrooms vary widely in terms of the specific nutrients they contain and their concentrations. Bixbi selects only mushroom varieties that are nutritionally potent and 100% non-toxic, regardless of dose.
To get the most therapeutic value out of mushrooms, concentrates from various species must be carefully combined so that their nutrient content is broad based for immunity activation and properly balanced for specific therapies. The mycelia* of certain exotic species provide the best nutrient composition for both pets and people; a description of the nutrient components of those species follows.
Lentinan is a branched beta-glucan present in mushrooms (shitake) that is used as an anti-tumor polysaccharide. It is used clinically as a part of human cancer treatments and is indicated as an immunity booster for HIV patients and those suffering from or vulnerable to influenza. Clinical trials have shown increases in white blood cells as a result of lentinan therapy.
Lentinan has been used in human gastric cancer patients to grow reticular fibers in tumor sites. Reticular cells are immune cells that have the ability to ingest(phagocytose) bacteria, particulate matter, and worn out or cancerous cells. When lentinan was administered, not only was there a proliferation of reticular cells in gastric tumor sites, but many T lymphocytes (another type of immune defender) were drawn to these cancer sites with the result that the cancer cell nests were fragmented and destroyed.
The Mycelium is the mostly underground part of the mushroom consisting of a web of threadlike hyphae. The hyphae are immersed in nutrient sources, emitting enzymes to breakdown those nutrients, and ingesting the processed nutrients to the mycelium and the fruit body of the mushroom (the visible, aboveground part of the mushroom). Because mycelia are, in a sense, closer to the action as far as digestion goes, they have the highest concentrations of mushroom nutrients and are therefore the part that is harvested for supplements.
Types of Mushrooms
Maitake (Grifola frondosa)
Polysaccharides, both alpha- and beta-D-glucans, with 1,3 beta-D- glucans and 1,6 beta-glucans appearing to be most active. Maitake can contain up from 10 to 50% beta-glucans on a dry weight basis. Vitamins B1, B2, C and D2 (ergosterol), Niacin,Potassium, Magnesium, Selenium, Calcium, Phosphorus.
Turkey Tail (Coriolus Versicolor)
Polysaccharide-K (PSK), polysaccharide-P (PSP), coriolan, triterpenoids, sterols.
Cordyceps (Cordyceps sinensis)
Cordycepin (3-deooxyadenosine), cordycepic acid, sterols: ergosterol, polysaccharides.
Shiitake (Lentinula edodes)
Potassium, niacin and B vitamins, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus; vitamins A, B1,2,6,12,C,D2,E and K; niacin; pantothenic acid; iron
Agaricus Blazei (himematsutake)
Polysaccharides (wide range of alpha- and alpha-D-glucans), beta- and beta-D-glucans, proteoglucan, riboglucans, anti-angiogenic compounds, ergosterol (provitamin D2).
Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum)
Polysaccharides, beta-D-glucans, ganoderans, triterpenes (ganoderic & ganoderenic acids), ergosterol (provitamin D2), coumarin, triterpenoids.