Avivagen is committed to developing and delivering products that support and enhance the health and quality of life for animals and the people who care for them. We are very proud of the difference our first product, Oximunol™ Chewable Tablets has made to the lives of pets all across the United States and we look forward to customers’ experiences with our latest product, Vivamune™ Health Chews.

Our Active Ingredients: Oxidized Carotenoids

Avivagen’s products are based on unique and patented discoveries that originated from the National Research Council of Canada. Dr. Graham Burton, who led the discovery, performed prominent work in the field of Vitamin E research and anti-oxidants for many years. His unique background allowed him to look more closely at why the health benefits associated with beta-carotene containing foods weren’t consistently replicated in formal studies. It is this questioning that led to the discoveries concerning oxidized carotenoids and their health benefits.

Specifically, Avivagen’s research has established that many of the health properties associated with so-called carotenoid antioxidants are not derived from their antioxidant properties, but rather from previously undiscovered bio-polymer products that arise when carotenoids spontaneously oxidize. This applies to carotenoids such as beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, astaxanthin from the 600-odd members of the carotenoid family.

Avivagen has determined that these naturally-occurring oxidized carotenoid compounds can work with animals’ immune systems to optimize overall health and well-being, including to:

  • Promote and support healthy joint function
  • Promote and maintain normal mobility
  • Help discomfort associated with normal daily activity
  • Enhance healthy condition of skin and coat
  • Lead to maintenance of normal intestinal function

Companion Animal Health

Avivagen has worked for nearly a decade developing the highest quality products for companion animals and their pet parents to enhance the quality and enjoyment of life. Our two companion animal products are Oximunol™ Chewable Tablets and Vivamune™ Health Chews, both based on proprietary carotenoid technology.


Oximunol™ Chewable Tablets support the immune system, which is vitally-important in maintaining optimal health. Oximunol™ contains OxC-beta, a natural-based dietary supplement that aims to help dogs, especially mature dogs, improve their quality of life. OxC-beta is a proprietary, concentrated version of oxidized derivatives of beta-carotene that occur naturally and extensively in the plant world. Oximunol™ Chewable Tablets are available in bottles of 50, from veterinarians in the United States and distributed by the Animal Health division of Bayer Healthcare LLC. More information is available at Customers, please read the following memo regarding the availability of Oximunol™ Chewable Tablets




Avivagen’s second companion animal product line, Vivamune™ Health Chews, also act by supporting the vital role of the immune system in maintaining optimal health. Vivamune contains a proprietary blend of carotenoid compounds. Vivamune™ Health Chews are available in resealable foil bags of 30, available to pet parents across the United States by ordering directly from Avivagen at

Avivagen welcomes enquiries from parties interested in becoming international marketing and distribution partners for its products. Please direct such enquiries to the attention of the CEO in the Contact Us section of our website or telephone our head office at 613-949-8164.


Livestock and Food Animal Health

Food Animal Health

There is much pressure on food producers to keep production up and costs low, while bringing us great tasting, high quality food. There has historically been significant use of antibiotics at low doses to help optimize the growth of food animals. Consumers today are looking for alternative solutions that don’t potentially contribute to the serious problem of increasing antibiotic resistance, but maintain food production, efficiency and – thereby – food security. Avivagen has developed a proprietary, naturally-derived product that we call OxC-beta that has been clincally proven to help animals grow healthier, faster and while using less feed, the single largest cost in producing food animals.

We are currently seeking partners who are interested in commercializing this exciting opportunity for the benefit of producers and consumers alike! Please contact us if you would like to discuss how we can work together to bring our product to market.

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Human Health Products

Human Health

Every day our body is faced with insult from stress, bacteria, viruses and other injury. We all know that plenty of sleep, eating well and regular exercise help promote and maintain health, but sometimes that isn’t enough. Avivagen is developing a proprietary ingredient that can assist with optimizing your health to meet every day with the vigour and vitality you expect. Our product works by augmenting your immune system and keeping systemic, low-level inflammation at bay.

We are seeking co-development and commercialization partners.

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