Organic Whole Food Supplements for Dogs

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As a dog gets older, the wear and tear on their joints will begin to show.  Dogs have a natural tendency to hide illness and pain, but as they get older, you may be able to see signs of joint pain.  Is your dog limping?  Having trouble going up stairs, sofa, or doesn’t want to go on walks as much?  If you put your hand on their back, do they react?

We have scoured through numerous medical and veterinary journals to find all natural herbs with proven effectiveness against arthritis and joint pain.  Our herbs have been chosen to naturally stop joint inflammation, rebuild lost cartilage, reduce pain, and cleanse your dog’s system of toxins and compounds that are the root cause of the ailment.

Ingredients:

Fish cartilage:

Glucosamine and Chondroitin sulphate have been used for joint relief for many years, and there are many positive studies that show if taken together Glucosamine and Chondroitin reduce joint pain and inflammation.  Fish cartilage is full of both glucosamine and condroitin in natural complexes.

Not only that, but cartilage is full of sulphur, which may be more effective than Glucosamine or Chodroitin.  Research with glucosamine and Condroitin has revealed that it may not be the Glucosamine or Chodroitin that is effective, but the sulphate molecules that it is usually attached to.  There is research to the addition of sulphur to the diet helps in cases of arthritis.

ChuChuhausi:

Chuchuhausi bark has been used for centuries in the Amazon as a cure for arthritis.  Chuchuhuasi contains compounds called proanthocyanidins, which have been shown to have an anti-inflammatory effect.

Green Lipped Mussel:

Multiple studies have shown that Green lipped mussel has been proven to help dogs with arthritis.  Like fish cartilage, Green lipped muscle contains compounds called glycosaminoglycans, which are important constituents of connective tissue in joints.

Turmeric root:

The turmeric plant is native to South Asia, and is prepared by boiling its roots into a fine powder.

Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin, which is responsible for its color.  Many studies have shown that curcumin has anti-inflammatory activity.  Unlike a phamacuetical drug curcumin helps arthritis in a number of different ways.2  For example, curcumin has been shown to inhibit COX-2 expression, like many anti-arthritis pharmaceutical drugs. 3,4.  However, it has also been shown to inhibit other enzymes that have been implicated in arthritis, such as beta kappa B.

Devil’s Claw root: 

Devil’s Claw contains compounds called iridoid glycosides, specifically a compound  called harpagoside.  Iridiod glycosides are found in many biologically active medicinal plants, like devil’s Claw.

Pumpkin seed powder:

Minerals are very important in arthritic dogs.  Pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, and Iron.

Horsetail Herb:

Horsetail has been used as a medicine since Greek and Roman times.  Horsetail contain silica, in naturally occurring complexes.  Silica is an important constituent of healthy bones.  Horsetail has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects in mice.

Celery Seed:

Celery seed has been found to have anti-inflammatory effects.  Celery seed has been shown have antinociceptive effects, which means that it acts as a natural pain reducer.

Dandelion Root:

Dandelion is a proven dierictic1, which means it stimulates urine, and can help remove toxins from the blood.  What is particularly great about Dandelion is that it has a high potassium content.  Many synthetic diuretics like furosemide make the individual lose potassium, and dandelion has been shown to not have this side effect.

Yucca Root:

Yucca has been used for anti-arthritis in Mexican folk medicine.  Yucca contains compounds called polyphenolics such as resveratrol and a series of compounds called yuccaols.  These compounds have been shown to inhibit an enzyme called NF-KappaB, which has been implicated in Arthritis.

Chamomile:

Chamomile has been used for a variety of purposes for many centuries, but one of these purposes is for a cure for arthritis.  Chamomile is one of the richest sources of a compound called apigenin, which has been shown to have powerful anti-inflammatory activity in animals.

Yellow Dock:

Yellow dock has traditionally been used as a blood purifier.  Yellow Dock extract has been shown to be a strong antioxidant.  Antioxidants are important in an arthritic dog because antioxidants remove free radicals from the body.  Antioxidants have been shown to lower inflammation and arthritis.

Also, Yellow dock contains a type of compound called anthraquinones, which have been shown to have a laxative effect.   However, yellow dock root contains a number of chemicals called tannins, which have been shown to have an anti-diarrhea effect.  With these two effects balancing each other, your dog will have better bowl movements, which will help your dog remove toxins from its body.

Ginger Root:

Ginger has also been used as aid against arthritis.  A study with humans showed that people who used ginger extract had a reduction in the symptoms of their arthritis.