Arabinogalactans occur naturally in most plant cell walls.
The most commercially available Arabinogalactans occur in Larch trees, which are the nutritional source.
Arabinogalactan powder supports colon health. Arabinogalactans work in the colon by activating immune cells. Acting as a fermentable fiber, they promote growth of probiotic bacteria (such as PetFlora) in the colon and contribute to healthy microflora levels.
Arabinogalactan powder supports the immune system and colon health by moderating acidic buildup in the intestinal tract.
The fiber is non-allergenic and does not stimulate an insulin response.
Royal Society Of Medicine of Great Britain has written that "90% of all chronic disease is caused by an unhealthy intestinal tract,"
Arabinogalactan powder enhances the immune system by increasing the number of immune cells present in the bloodstream, enhancing natural killer cell and macrophage activation, and limiting unhealthy cell replication.
It follows then that Arabinogalactan powder may limit the progress of a disease by stimulating immune cell activation.
Note: Arabinogalactan is so gentle that there is no upper limit on dosage. It supports the immune system, calms the stomach, and soothes GI function at the recommended dose but more is perfectly safe and may be necessary for some animals.
Arabinogalactan powder is 100% Larch Tree extract, with 98% Arabinogalactans.
Arabinogalactan is the name for a patented fiber extract, which is a long chain polysaccharide extracted from larch trees.
We formulate our own products. All our ingredients are purchased from United States sources. We maintain a C of A (Certificate of Authenticity) for all ingredients. Vitality Science does not use any additives or any substances other than what is on the label. That is, we use no excipients, flowing agents, coloring agents, stabilizers, silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, or unnatural substances of any kind.
"Arabinogalactan has worked great on all my corgis and all problems of theirs are resolved."
"First let me say that I have had great success with your products. I help run a small Cat rescue group in New Jersey.
I have used Pet Flora, Luxolite, Arabinogalactan, Anti-Inflammatory & Soothing Solution on both my own cats and those of the rescue group.
The rescued cats often have diarrhea problems and just a general state of declined health. I keep preaching to adopters the important of a
good quality food (raw or at least something like the Wellness brand) and of course your products.
We now have a kitten that has tested positive for Feline Leukemia but currently is otherwsie healthy.
We have put the kitten on your supplements of Pet Flora, Arabinogalactan and also Vitamin C and will retest the kitten in a few months.
Thank you for great products that my cats easily take in their food."
Arabinogalactan stimulates macrophage activity and therefore may be effective in preventing cancer
Arabinogalactan Research Update
Immunomodulating activity of arabinogalactan and fucoidan in vitro.
J Med Food. 2005 Winter;8(4):446-53.
Department of Biotechnology & Bioproducts Research Center, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea.
Many polysaccharides obtained from natural sources are considered to be biological response modifiers and have been
shown to enhance various immune responses.
These data suggest that arabinogalactan and fucoidan are activators of lymphocytes and macrophages. This property may contribute to their effectiveness in the immunoprevention of cancer.
Arabinogalatcan has no effect on blood sugar levels and is well accepted by consumers
J Am Diet Assoc. 2004 Apr;104(4):636-9.
Marett R, Slavin JL.
Arabinogalactan proteins have a pronounced anti-microbial activity. Antimicrobial activity of Andrographis paniculata and arabinogalactan proteins.
Fitoterapia. 2003 Dec;74(7-8):692-4.
Effect over time of in-vivo administration of the polysaccharide arabinogalactan on immune and hemopoietic cell lineages in murine spleen and bone marrow.
Phytomedicine. 2003 Mar;10(2-3):145-53.
Immunological activity of larch arabinogalactan and Echinacea: a preliminary, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
Altern Med Rev. 2002 Apr;7(2):138-49.
Kim LS, Waters RF, Burkholder PM.
Research Department, Southwest College, Arizona
Arabinogalactan improves bowel chemistry. Effects of dietary larch arabinogalactan on gastrointestinal and blood parameters in healthy human subjects.
J Am Coll Nutr. 2001 Aug;20(4):279-85.
Robinson RR, Feirtag J, Slavin JL.
Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota