Be Immune Smart

Why a Balanced Digestive System is Important

Scientists have long known that a large portion of the immune system resides within the digestive tract, home to both good and bad bacteria. Maintaining microbial balance within the digestive tract is crucial in establishing gut health. Research shows that direct-fed micro-organisms, biologically active polysaccharides and polypeptides work directly in the gut to reduce inflammation, promote epithelial growth and repair, improve nutrient absorption and establish colonization of beneficial flora in the digestive tract effectively supporting gut health and immunity.


Why a Balanced Immune System is so Important

Do not underestimate the importance of maintaining a strong and healthy immune system. Every second of every day animals, birds and aquaculture wage a silent war against billions of viruses, bacteria, pathogens and parasites. Their immune systems face many challenges: stress, allergens, nutritional deficiencies, free radicals and medication. These challenges attack the host allowing acute and chronic illness to weaken the immune system and the ability to recover. Without a primed and effective immune system your animals’ health is in serious jeopardy and they are vulnerable to disease. MicroBasics’ Immune Positioning System (IPS) is a proprietary blend of biologically active polysaccharides and polypeptides which function as immunoregulators. An immunoregulator is any substance that can quiet or activate the immune system, depending on circumstances.   Our products support the immune system to stay primed and strike the perfect balance between over activity and sluggishness.

Beta Glucan: The Ultimate Self-Defense System

Not all beta glucan is created equal. There are many different sources to choose from when making a selection; oat, barley, wheat, yeast to name a few. Another source to consider is that of mushroom beta glucan or Fungal Bioactive Polysaccharides (FBP). FBP is a specific type of polysaccharide derived from the cell wall of mushrooms and is typically more complex than the molecules found in plants. FBP, extracted from ripening medicinal mushrooms such as shiitake, maitake and reishi, has been used for health purposes for centuries, particularly in Asia.