Supports a healthy immune system, normal detoxification process and enhances support for a healthy allergy response.
- Product Highlights
• Effective for seasonal support
• Supports healthy liver & kidney in their detoxifying & restorative functions
• Helps maintain proper immune system function
• Helps support the body's natural healing process
• Provides superior results compared to cooked or synthetic productsProduct Summary
Spirulina is a raw blue-green microalgae to help maintain the body's immune, circulatory, and detoxifying systems. Our Spirulina Cewables for dogs help to support a normal, healthy allergy response.
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Directions for Use: Administer daily.
|Up to 20 lb||1 tablet|
|20 to 40 lb||2 tablets|
|40 to 60 lb||3 tablets|
|60 to 80 lb||4 tablets|
|80 to 100 lb||5 tablets|
|100 lb & over||6+ tablets|
|Amount may be doubled or tripled if faster, more dramatic benefits are desired or for breeding, performance, or high- stress situations.|
|Active Ingredients per tablet (650 mg):|
|Spirulina (Arthrospira platensis)||350 mg|
|Inactive ingredients: Desiccated beef liver, microcrystalline cellulose, and stearic acid.|
Spirulina - Science Behind the Ingredient
Spirulina is used in Spirulina Wafers for Horses, Longevity for Dogs, and Spirulina Tablets for People.
Related Websites & Selected Studies Found on Each
Hirahashi T et al. Activation of the human innate immune system by Spirulina: augmentation of interferon production and NK cytoxity by oral administration of hot water extract of Spirulina platensis. Int Immunopharmacol 2002;2:423-34.
Dasgupta T et al. Chemomodulation of carcinogen metabolising enzymes, antioxidant profiles and skin and forestomach papillomagenesis by Spirulina platensis. Mol Cell Biochem 2001;226:27-38.
Zhang HQ et al. Chemo- and radio-protective effects of polysaccharide of Spirulina platensis on hemopoietic system of mice and dogs. Acta Pharmacol Sin 2001;22:1121-4.
Jensen GS, Ginsberg DI, Drapeau C. Blue-green algae as an immuno-enhancer and biomodulator. J Amer Nutraceut Assoc 2001; 3(4):24-30.
Mani UV, Desai S, Iyer U. Studies on the long-term effect of spirulina supplementation on serum lipid profile and glycated proteins in NIDDM patients. J Nutraceut 2000;(3):25-32.
Romay C, Armesto J, Remirez D, et al. Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of C-phycocyanin from blue-green algae. Inflamm Res 1998;47(1):36-41.
Yang, HN, Lee EH, Kim HM. Spirulina platensis inhibits anaphylactic reaction. Life Sci 1997;61(13):1237-1244.
Draisci R, et al. Identification of anatoxins in blue-green algae food supplements using liquid chromatographytandem mass spectrometry. Food Addit contam 2001;18:525-31.
Premkumar K. et al. Effect of Spirulina fusiformis on cyclopho-phamide and mitomycin-C induced genotoxicity and oxidative stress in mice. Fitoerapi 2001;72:906-11.Annapurna, V. Bioavailability of spirulina carotenes in preschool children. 1991. National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, India. J. Clin. Biochem Nutrition. 10 145-151.
Seshadri, CV. Large scale nutritional supplementation with spirulina alga. 1993. All India Coordinated Project on Spirulina. Shri AMM Murugappa Chettier Research Center (MCRC).
Kato, T., K. Takemoto. Effects of spirulina on hypercholesterolemia and fatty liver in rats. 1984. Saitama Medical College. Japan Nutr. Foods Assoc. Journal. 37:323.
Gorban EM, Orynchak MA, Virstiuk NG, Kuprash LP, Panteleimonov TM, Sharabura LB. [Clinical and experimental study of spirulina efficacy in chronic liver diseases.] lik Sprava. 2000(6):89-83.
Hayashi K, Hayashi T, Kojima I. A natural sulfated polysaccharide, calcium spirulan, isolated from Spirulina platensis: in vitro and ex vivo evaluation of anti-herpes simplex virus and anti-human immunodeficiency virus activities. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 1996;12:1463-1471.
Kapoor R, Mehtu U. Iron status and growth of rats fed different dietary iron sources. Plan Foods Hum Nutr. 1993;44(1):29-34.
Kim HM, Lee EH, Cho HH, Moon YH. Inhibitory effect of mast cell-mediated immediate-type allergic reactions in rats by spirulina. Biochem Pharmacol. 1998;55(7):1071-1076.
Torres-Duran PV, Miranda-Zamora R, Paredes-Carbajal MC, Mascher D, Ble-Castillo J, Diaz-Zagoya JC, Juarez Oropeza MA. Studies on the preventative effect of Spirulina maxima on fatty liver development induced by carbon tetrachloride, in the rat. J Ethnopharmacol. 1999;64(2):141-147.
"I do not plan on my dog ever being without them."
I have always had great results with your products. I have used them, for quite some time now, and do not plan on my dog ever being without them. I give Tanika, my three year old Cocker Spaniel, Fresh Factors, Bug Off Garlic granules, and about Spirulina Wafers. I really feel this helps her stay healthy and I am sure it will result in her having a more comfortable and enjoyable life in the years to come. I want to do whatever I can to ensure she is healthy and strong in her senior years. I love her dearly and want her to be with me for many, many years, and I know with your products I can do my part to help this happen. Thank you!
Grace Delong, Ohio
Alfie and Jenny love Spirulina Wafers!
Alfie's teeth are cleaner with Spirulina Wafers.
"I was giving him 2 a day for a general immune boost, but they are cleaning his teeth, too…"
Just wanted to let you know that my dogs are receiving an unexpected benefit from eating the Spirulina Wafers. In a recent annual check up, the vet remarked how clean the teeth of my 9-year-old springer-lab mix were for his age. I started thinking, and all I could figure was that it must be from chewing the Spirulina Wafers!
I was giving Aflie 2 a day for a general immune boost, but they are cleaning his teeth, too! I couldn't be happier! I can't give him other edible hard chews for his teeth, because he chomps off large pieces that I'm afraid could get lodged in his digestive track.
So we have unexpectedly found that he can chew the Spirulina Wafers, they clean his teeth, and I don't have to worry about him digesting them. AND they boost his immune system. Brilliant! Now I give them to my 3-year-old corgie/beagle mix, Jenny, too!
Kathi Fuller, IL
Gage, a young Wolfhound with Panini the lamb.
"...Spirulina Wafers are a treat..."
I have been ordering from Springtime for years now and have also taken every opportunity to tell others about your company and great supplements! I recently realized I have never told YOU how pleased I have always been with the products.
I have a small Rescue/Rehab for a variety of animals and many have been the recipients of your formulas. I currently have 17 dogs and one of my favorite additions to their diet is the Longevity. I raise all my giant breed pups (Wolfhounds and Danes) on this, as optimal nutrition is extra important for the fast growing guys. Nearly all my critters, dogs and otherwise, think the Spirulina Wafers are a treat, and really, anything I have ever ordered is top quality and well accepted by all.
I have most recently plugged Springtime on one of my forums and I know you have received numerous orders! I have attached a few pics of a couple of my "Springtime" guys also. I operate on a shoestring budget, but their supps are a priority whenever I can spare the cost. Thanks for being a company I can count on and recommend with pride!
Rocky Ridge Refuge, Arkansas