The Foundation of Life
Every living organism is composed of protein. It forms the structural basis of life. Proteins are the primary building blocks for muscles, blood, skin, feathers, nails and vital internal organs. They are essential for proper growth and development and fuel the body’s ability to form and regulate hormones, enzymes and antibodies. Proteins are vital for a healthy immune system, the formation of enzymes and for the proper elimination of bodily wastes. In order for the body to properly utilize proteins specific amounts of all the essential amino acids must be present. Proteins are responsible for every life sustaining biochemical process in the body.
The Ideal Protein Source
However, too much protein from the wrong sources can also cause problems. Our sprouting blends have been especially formulated to provide our parrots and finches complete protein. Because our sprouting blends have been formulated so that all the ingredients have a compatible germination and growth rate the sprouting process converts the proteins into simple amino acids so they are more easily digested and used by the bird’s body. Most other sprouting blends, made by others, do not provide this important balance of essential amino acids (providing complete protein) that is vital to a bird’s health and well being.
Complete Protein Supports a Healthy immune System
In 1984, David N McMurray, PhD, published a paper in the Progress in Food and Nutrition Science Journal, titled “Cell-mediated immunity in nutritional deficiency”. In this paper McMurray explains that, “Dietary deficiencies of specific nutrients profoundly alter cell-mediated immune responses in man and experimental animals. Both moderate and severe deficiencies are associated with significant changes in immunocompetence.”
In particular, McMurray highlights, “Malnutrition, particularly dietary protein deficiency, is known to be accompanied by significant impairment of immune functions and resistance to many infectious diseases in humans and experimental animals.”
Only a Healthy Immune System Can Prevent Candida and Aspergillosis
Candida and aspergillosis (common fungal diseases in parrots and finches) are ubiquitous, meaning they are present everywhere. When these diseases are treated by avian veterinarians the medications they prescribe only ameliorate the symptoms, meaning they manage the symptoms but cannot cure the fungal infection. The only way to prevent your birds from contracting candida, aspergillosis or any other avian disease is by ensuring your bird has a healthy and well functioning immune system. And the only way to support the health of their immune system is by feeding them balanced nutrition that includes an easily digested form of complete protein.
Complete Protein = Good Health for Your Birds
With complete protein being the most essential nutrient missing from avian diets, can you see the benefit of feeding a food specifically creating for meeting this essential nutritional need in parrots and finches? Ensuring your birds receive adequate amounts of an easily digested form of complete protein provides the basic foundation for good health, healing feather destruction, improving behaviors and a host of other disease states and conditions adversely affecting our birds.
To the best of health for your flock!