An Introduction to
apologize for the length of this article but it is here to answer
questions that I receive every day. It is less time consuming for
me to put the information here for you then to constantly repeat the
Because the majority of
studies worldwide have been conducted with humans and Avemar, we should
look closely at the results of
these studies before I tell you about the results of an ongoing study
with dogs and Immunovet
What is Immunovet?
Avemar or Immunovet
is derived from the germ (endosperm, or seed) of the wheat plant, and is
a by-product of milling of wheat kernels to produce flour. It differs
from ordinary wheat germ in that it is fermented to concentrate the
substituted benzo-quinones, which are biologically active. Concentration
allows the immunomodulatory effects of the substituted benzo-quinones to
be obtained without the consumption of impractically large amounts of
wheat germ. The fermented wheat germ product produced is then treated
with ionizing energy to reach the appropriate microbiological purity.
The finished product is
rich in macro- and microelements, vitamins and unsaturated fatty acids.
Its important components include herbal benzoic- and hydroquinones which
have immune modulating and antimicrobial effects Immunovet
and Avemar are manufactured in the same technological way during the
production of the active substances; the two production lines separate
during the solidification or drying steps. Avemar contains mainly the
water soluble particles of the biologically active substances, and
Immunovet contains the water soluble part AND the solid parts
as well. If we look only at the raw production method, then
Immunovet may contain more types of the useful molecules than
does Avemar. This tells us a lot about the ingredients. The raw
materials are mainly identical to Avemar but Immunovet
gets some flaked corn during the drying and standardizing process which
acts as a carrier. Technically, this makes it a totally different
product than Avemar.
In short, Immunovet helps in immune system
defenses. The product has a complex biological effect which affects both
the humoral and cellular immune systems.
The mutated genes in cancer cells constantly urge these malignant
cells to divide. In order to maintain the processes of rapid cell
division, the cell metabolism must also be changed; the cell needs to
adapt nucleic acids (RNA/DNA) and other constituents for its own use.
Cancer cells adapt their metabolism to gain energy in a way that enables
them to utilize the most abundant resource in circulation: glucose.
(This is why so many “cancer diets” are based on no carbohydrates and no
sugars.). In order to maintain a continuous proliferation, it is crucial
that glucose is utilized continuously for synthetic (anabolic)
Tumor cells easily adapt to this glucose-based metabolism and are
capable of taking up and using enormous quantities of this molecule - up
to 20-30 times more than normal cells. One part of glucose is
used by cancer cells for energy production, while another part will be
used for the synthesis of nucleic acids, which are the building blocks
of RNA and DNA.
To make a very complex group of processes simple for us lay people,
the way Immunovet works is to decrease the glucose-uptake
of tumor cells in a dose-dependent manner and inhibit the production of
ribose and deoxyribose, a sugar that is the backbone of DNA. It also
inhibits key enzymes that cancer cells need to grow. Further,
Immunovet enhances TNFalpha (tumor necrosis factor alpha)
production, thereby inhibiting tumor angiogenesis. Angiogenesis is the
ability of cancer cells to keep itself well supplied with blood. It
produces an enzyme that tells the circulatory system to send up more
circulation or blood supply. A lot of research in the States has been
focused on anti-angiogenesis but Immunovet works on many fronts which
makes it a more powerful weapon. Think of cancer as an evil entity that
circumvents the natural processes in the body to establish an evil
empire which builds itself into a monster! Immunovet
deconstructs cancer cells by working in many of these processes, turning
them back into what they were before the onslaught of cancer which took
control and cleverly used these natural processes to grow itself at an
also has an immune modulating effect by exerting a selective inhibition
of MHC-I (major histo-compatibility-I) expression on the surface of
tumor cells. Immunovet seems to restore the immune system
to its pre-damaged condition. The MHC genes are responsible for
regulating antibody recognition which means Immunovet is
useful in autoimmune diseases, as well.
been hundreds of clinical studies with Avemar throughout the world and
more recently, in the United States. Many of these studies showed that
Avemar induces apoptosis or programmed cell death of cancer cells after
the first 24 hours of use. It also has significant anti-inflammatory
effects and supports detoxification, aiding the body in disposing of the
dead cancer cells and any toxins formed in the process of apoptosis. For
breast cancer, Avemar blocks the estrogen that stimulates the growth of
these cells. All in all, Avemar is an increasingly important
Results of cell
studies, animal studies, and human clinical trials focused on cancer
show that Avemar has exhibited significant anti-cancer effects in a
broad variety of cancer types and also positive effects in auto-immune
(For More information on the studies of Avemar for humans, click here to
visit “Human Clinical Trials with Avemar).
How is it used?
immune-modulating ability makes it very useful for many treatments. We
are still discovering how it works on various body systems but so far,
it is used to assist in the treatment of…
● Immune and autoimmune diseases.
● Benign and malignant tumors
● Skin diseases by increasing the efficiency of the therapy of
infectious skin diseases.
● Allergic skin inflammation and increased wound healing by
helping to stop
the licking of itchy skin.
● Painful arthritis.
● Overall improvement of the physical condition, and quality of
● Treatment of physically rundown animals.
● Aiding in the recovery after surgical operations.
● Reduces the harm done by stress.
The only known side
effects can be a soft stool but that is seen infrequently. No other
known other side effects have been noted.
It is used in conjunction
with all forms of chemotherapy and has been proven to extend survival
time and quality of life in human patients without any side effects
except a loose stool. It should not be taken at the same time as
vitamin C (allow a 2-hour window on either side of Immunovet).
Otherwise there are no restrictions. Adding Omega 3 essential fatty
acids in the form of fish oil, preferably from wild caught fish, will
enhance this product.
is not a substitute for clinical oncology treatment and medications.
This product should be kept strictly out of the reach of children!
Usage is also not advised
in cases of hereditary fructose intolerance or if there is
hypersensitivity to wheat.
You can use Immunovet
with radiation treatments or chemotherapy. It will provide immune
system support during those treatments. You can also use Immunovet with
Artemisinin; give one in the morning and the other in the evening.
Another good combination
to pair with Immunovet is called Poly MVA. Poly MVA is a rich source of
anti-oxidants and has a unique way of supporting cellular energy. My
holistic veterinarian, Dr.Dody Tyneway uses Immunovet in combination
with Poly MVA and is convinced they work wonderfully in a synergistic
way. You can read about it at their website:
New Study by Dr. Dody Tyneway of Holistic Animal Hospital in
Dr. Tyneway is still
conducting the studies but to date, she has treated:
4 Multicentric Malignant Lymphoma
2 Mast Cell Tumors
1 Squamous cell carcinoma
2 Heapatic carcinomas
1 Transitional cell carcinoma
1 Lung neoplasm of unknown type
1 Eosinophyllic granuloma complex (feline)
“We feel that we have seen a favorable reponse in a majority
of our patients when used as a comprehensive cancer therapy program.
Clients had reported more energy and decrease in size and slowed growth
of some masses. Immunovet has been accepted well by a majority of our
patients, the exception being a cat that would not take it in the food
or disguised in any way.”
She has since added 2
osteosarcoma cases and other cancers, still with encouraging results.
anti-inflammatory effects make it incompatible with Neoplasene. Use one
or the other but not together. Neoplasene uses inflammation to destroy
cancer cells which is why dogs appear to be hot and will seek a cool
place after receiving their daily dose of Neoplasene.
Dosage and Usage
of Immunovet powder
As an overall health supplement, sprinkle 1 gram or one teaspoon daily
on food, or mix with cooked or raw food.
The metric recommendation:
Dogs: 1 g/10 kg body weight / day
Cats: 1-2 g / day / animal
up to 5lbs 1/4 gram 1/4 teaspoonful of powder once a day sprinkled on
Cats - 5 and up lbs 1/2 gram 1/2 teaspoonful of powder once a day
sprinkled on food.
Dogs - up to 22 lbs 1 gram 1/2 teaspoonful of powder once a day
sprinkled on food.
Dogs - 22- 44 lbs 2 grams 1 teaspoonful of powder once a day sprinkled
Dogs - 44- 66 lbs 3 grams 1 and 1/2 teaspoonful of powder once a day
sprinkled on food.
Dogs - 66- 88 lbs 4 grams 2 teaspoonful of powder once a day sprinkled
Dogs - 88 lbs and up 5 grams 2 and 1/2 teaspoonful of powder once a day
sprinkled on food.
You can give
twice the recommended dose for 4 weeks without adverse effects .For sick
animals, you should double the dose.
give once daily or split the dose and give twice daily. I recommend
twice daily so there is always some circulating in the blood.
Biropharma Animal Health
in Hungary introduced a new Immunovet
Chewable for pets, which is ideal as a daily supplement for prevention
of health problems. One tablet per 20 pounds is the recommended
dose. In a small trial conducted with dogs suffering from cancer,
they all loved the taste.
is now available in this country on a limited basis by emailing me at
firstname.lastname@example.org By the
end of March 2013, it will be available as IMMUNITY4PETS at
I am currently working with Birophama to introduce the new chewable
tablets for prevention and immune system support and the powder to
assist in treating illness.
To remain informed on the progress of making this more
available in North America, join my group:
© 2009 Barbara Bouyet