BioSuperfood: Choosing the Right Product

November 17, 2010
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BioSuperfood and BioPreparation formulas are powerful detoxifiers. Unless there is an immediate health crisis that requires a high dose, start with a very small amount (as much as fits on the flat end of a toothpick), and gradually work up to 1-2 capsules per day for most animals. Too much can cause diarrhea, vomiting, skin rash, sinus congestion, or other discharge reactions associated with detoxification.

Give BSF or BP by opening the capsule and mixing a small amount of the concentrated powder with the animal’s food–canned or homemade food is best, but meat baby food or other treat foods can also be used. For horses, add to mash, grain, or sweet feed.

Cats

We start many cats on the human formula, BSF-F2 because it is the gentlest. This is the best formula for general maintenance, and mild-moderate health issues, such as gingivitis, urinary tract inflammation,chronic upper respiratory issues, asthma, and similar problems.

For serious or immediate health issues, the BSF-F3 and BP-3 formulas have more antioxidants and is more powerful than any of the other formulas. This formula should be used for issues such as kidney failure, liver failure, inflammatory bowel disease, and cancer.

In general, the BP pet formulas are quite strong, but they can be used safely as long as caution is observed by not giving too much at once. You will still start very slowly, but in critical cases you will have to increase as quickly as possible without causing unmanageable reactions.

Dogs

Dogs can usually handle the BP pet formulas quite well (although the BSF human formulas are  just as good, and a bit less expensive). Because a dog’s digestive system is less sensitive than a cat’s, dogs can start with a little more (1/4 – 1/2 capsule).

For mild-moderate health problems, choose BP F2+, and for more serious or immediately life-threatening problems use BP F3+.

Large dogs can handle a larger amount, but it is rarely necessary to use more than 3-4 capsules per day, even in giant breed dogs. The maintenance dose is 1-2 capsules per day.

Horses

Despite their size, most horses do not need massive doses of BSF or BP. They generally do well on a similar dose (1-4 capsules a day) as large dogs.


BioSuperfood is distributed by Optimum Choices of Golden, CO, 303-271-1649 or toll-free at 866-305-2306. Please order directly from them. For online orders, detailed product information, and Frequently Asked Questions, click here. And please tell them, “Dr. Jean sent me!”

12 Responses to BioSuperfood: Choosing the Right Product

  1. logan on March 1, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    I am a bit confused. This page recommends the bio superfood 2 for cats. However,the website for the product which is linked to this page recommends that animals should be given the bio preparation formula. Do you recommend both?

    • Jean Hofve DVM on March 2, 2014 at 9:39 am

      I recommend BSF #2, Optimum Choices recommends BP. We just have different opinions. They are the only supplier we recommend.

  2. Monkey2boo on December 27, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    So, I just started my kitty on BP. Is it supposed to make a difference almost immediately? I’ve never met a cat with so much energy! We play for an hour and then he proceeds to tear around the house for another 20 minutes or so. He’s been on BP for 6 days. I decided to try it because he has chronic diarrhea, poor guy. That issue has not yet stopped; I’m assuming it’ll take a little longer than six days, but his increased energy level is super encouraging!

    • Jean Hofve DVM on December 29, 2013 at 11:20 am

      It sure can make a difference that fast. Not unusual, actually! :)

  3. Lynnie59 on March 26, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Would your BSF-F2 product be okay to use with cats who do NOT have any serious health problems? As a dietary supplement to boost their immune systems? Or, are these formulas created for cats who are sick or have diseases? What dose would we use for healthy cats?

    • jhofve77 on March 26, 2013 at 8:14 pm

      Good question! Yes, BSF-2 is a wonderful maintenance supplement. I give my kitties BSF-2 in their food every day; the younger two (who are now 11 years old) have been on it all their lives. I also take it myself. It’s a wonderful source of green nutrition, as well as trace minerals that have long been depleted from our soils. Start small…just the teeniest bit at first, so they don’t get turned off by the taste (or color…it is VERY green!). I add about 2 capsules per pound of meat, which works out to about 1/2 capsule per cat per day–which is a good maintenance dose for healthy cats.

  4. AJ on October 2, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    No wonder my cats did not accept the food with the biosuperfood I was told to administer like a half a capsule and stupid me I started right out with that amount! They wouldn’t even taste it with the strange new scent and color it added to their canned food! Maybe I will have better luck starting with the amount that fits on flat tip of a tooth pick! So important to read ALL the instructions in my excitement I tend to “dive right in” with out reading the entire or all the info on a web site! Wish us luck as we try again!

    • jhofve77 on October 3, 2011 at 7:47 am

      LOL! I tend to jump first and think later, too! I’d probably wait a bit to re-start…let them get over the experience!

      Even if they aren’t willing to increase it, you’d be amazed what even that tiny amount can do…I have one very old kitty friend who seemed at death’s door, and just that tiny bit turned her around…and by golly, she’s still doing great with just that teeny tiny amount in each meal! Hmm…think I’ll start taking more myself…of course the cats get theirs every day, they eat much better than I do!

  5. Michelle on April 15, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    We have an 8 year old cat with early stage CRF and early signs of Arthritis. He also has chronic constipation. Do you recommend BSF F3 or BF-3 for him? We are confused as to which to start him on, but have heard that BSF is better for cats with bowel issues? thanks.

    • jhofve77 on April 16, 2011 at 10:23 am

      Sorry, we are unable to give individual veterinary advice. Please contact the distributor, http://www.optimumchoices.com, they will be able to guide you more specifically.

  6. marsha Failor on December 28, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    I have a klamath blue-green algae by power organics–the caplets to be ground and used in sm. amounts, but what is the dosage for a CRF older cat under 10 pounds? I know she would need very little to start, as her BUN and creatine levels have improved by the use of clavamox antibiotic for a UTI in early Dec. However her levels are not normal yet and even working with Purina prescriptio NF kidney food for cats is ok, I would like to supplement with blue-green algae to hopefully prolong her life–if she cooperates, and additional potassium if needed. It seems that this product has less than 2% protein, but has B vit. with a high concentration of Vit.B-12–heart support, vit.A–skin,coat,eye support and vit. K –which K is a ?–does not specify name–at least last 2 are fat soluble, so amt is important–Vet is not homeopathic–but may be interested in your study.

    • jhofve77 on December 29, 2010 at 9:50 am

      I have not used the Klamath product so cannot recommend a dose; you should contact the manufacturer. It is my understanding that the cell walls of that type of algae contain cellulose, which cannot be broken down by carnivores. I recommend BioSuperfood, a blend of blue-green algae with digestible polysaccharide cell walls. (For dosing of BioSuperfood products, please contact the distributor.) The amount of protein in any blue-green algae is very small and should not hurt a CRF cat.

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