Stronger Koi Immune Systems


OPTIMÛN is defined as a Biogenic Performance Enhancer. It is incorporated in to SHO KOI's IMPACT Ultra premium fish food in proportions that ensure maximum benefit to Koi and Pond Fish. This special diet gives higher daily weight gains, better feed conversion, reduced mortality, improved health and increased protection when used with vaccines. In addition, it enhances the immune system of the fish.

The reason that OPTIMÛN has so many beneficial effects is that it is a rich source of nucleotides, a key component of DNA and RNA, which have a vital role in cell processes. The production of nucleotides by the fish, or any other animal, is a time and energy consuming process. The genetic material of all cells is made of two types of nucleotide and these are either synthesized or taken up in the diet. As each cell divides, it duplicates its genes so that large quantities of nucleotide are needed. Curiously, those tissues which are closely involved with immunity the kidneys and the white blood cells, are not able to manufacture these molecules by need to import them, usually from the liver. This means that when there is a sudden demand for these cells to multiply, as when disease or an infection occurs, the short-term availability of nucleotides may slow the rate of response to this threat. Since nucleotides can be added and taken up from food, a lot of research has been carried out to see whether nucleotide-rich dietary supplements can help a fish to fight disease. Overall, the increased health and fitness of fish on these diets is quite marked and since they can be supplied continuously without the fear of overdosing ,many problems which arise with immunopotentiators are avoided.