PRALISUR is a natural product that contains 1,3-beta-glucan derived from dried algae. PRALISUR is activated during the digestion process, which easily breaks down the protein-rich skin of algae to release 1,3-beta-glucan. After digestion 1,3-beta-glucan are absorbed in the small intestine, where they may support a healthy immune response.
PRALISUR is a natural product that contains 1-3 beta-glucans (ß-glucans) derived from dried algae. The use of beta-glucans, glucose polysaccharides naturally occurring in the cells of plants, cereals and fungi, is growing in the pet food industry. ß-glucans have been shown to stimulate and activate the immune systems of dogs.1
Structural differences impact the activity of ß-glucans, as different sources have unique molecular structures which are related to immunological activity. Among the various sources of beta-glucan, PRALISUR™ contains one of the highest concentrations of linear 1,3 ß-glucan. PRALISUR is activated during the digestion process, which easily breaks down the protein-rich skin of algae to release 1,3 ß-glucans. After digestion 1,3 ß-glucans are absorbed in the small intestines, where they can support a healthy immune response.
1Anderson, W., Satyaraj, E. and Kerr, W. 2008. Abstract from Nestle Purina Nutrition Forum
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