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Cyclopeeze Ingredients Analysis

Written by Kmuda. Posted in 4 Star Foods

Cyclop-eeze

 

 

 

Approximate Analysis:

Protein

(min) 60%

Carbohydrates

8.5%

Fat (lipids)

(min) 34%

Ash (ignition residue)

3.5%

 

 

Ingredients:

Cyclop-Eeze® 100%, Stabilizer (Ethoxyquin 150 ppm)..

 

 

Cyclop-Eeze Wafers Ingredients Analysis

This is "ee-ze". Product contains 100% Cyclops preserved with Ethoxyquin. Cyclops are a micro-crustacean containing the highest known levels of natural color enhancing carotenoid pigments (Astaxanthin). Also very high in Omega-3 fatty acids.

Oscarfish.Com Rating: 4 Star

As a supplement food, absent Ethoxyquin, this would be a 6 star food. Use of Ethoxyquin prevents rating any higher than a 4 star.

Understanding Oscarfish.Com Ratings:

This review is an attempt to analyze the ingredients in an effort to judge quality based upon three simple criteria.

  1. Absence of toxic, potentially toxic, and controversial ingredients
  2. Aquatic Animal protein and Preferred Plant Proteins as the primary protein sources
  3. A fully nutritious food to include necessary vitamins and minerals with natural sources of vitamins and minerals being preferred.

These basic concepts apply:

  • Any food that utilizes Ethoxyquin, BHA, or BHT as preservatives, cannot rate higher than a 4 star food.
  • Use of artificial colors prevents rating higher than a 4 star food.
  • Any food that utilizes Menadione Sodium Bisulfite (Synthetic Vitamin K, aka K3) cannot rate higher than a 5 star food.
  • Inclusion of the “Whole Fish”, or “Whole Krill” (in meal form or not) is preferred over fish meal or krill meal.
  • In order to achieve a 5 or 6 star rating, the quality of the meal must be known.
  • In order to achieve a 6 star rating, the “Whole Fish’ (or whole animal) must be used, either in meal form or in sufficient quantities outside of meal form.
  • Inclusion of sufficient quantities of preferred plant proteins is a bonus with sufficient Spirulina content being a significant bonus.
  • Use of prebiotics or probiotics is a bonus