Organic Whole Food Supplements for Dogs

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Commercial dog foods are designed to meet only the minimum requirements for your dog.  If you feed your dog commercial dog foods, your dog will benefit from our fresh herbs and added nutrients that are in our supplements.

If you make fresh food for your dog, our supplements will help you feel confident that your dog is getting all the necessary vitamins and minerals that he or she needs to stay healthy.

Today’s dog is exposed to many pollutants in the air and water.  Even taking your dog for a walk will expose them to car fumes in cities and pesticides in the country.  Even in an area that is free of pollutants, pollen and other allergens can cause problems in dogs with weakened immune systems.  Our supplements use all natural foods that are proven to protect your dog’s liver, and increase their immune system.

Ingredients:

Bee Pollen:

Bee pollen is a complete food, with a little of everything that is needed for a complete diet.  Bee pollen contains all the necessary vitamins, amino acids, protein, carbohydrates, amino acids and fatty-acids

Besides behind a great nutritional value, bee pollen has other benefits as well.

Bee pollen is collected by placing traps outside the bee hive.  When bees enter the hive, they lose some of the pollen into these traps, which are collected.  Bees collect this pollen as an important food source for themselves, therefore it as all the important ingredients that are required to sustain them.  Because of this bee pollen has a broad spectrum of nutrients that are important for dogs and humans.

Flax Seed Meal:

Flax seed is a great source of vitamins, but it’s also a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids.

It is important for a dog to have a proper ratio between Omega 6 fatty acids and Omega 3 fatty acids. However, most dog foods supply only Omega-6 Fatty acids from soy products or corn.

Omega 3 Fatty Acids is great for the skin and fur of a dog.  Also, higher amounts of Omega 3 Fatty acids in the diet can reduce inflammation of arthritis, and may help other inflamitory desease such as ulcerative colitis, and inflammatory bowel desease.

Lecithin: Lecithin is a concentration of the “lipids”, or fats, from plants like soy or sunflower.  Lecithin is a collection of different types of fat, but is mainly two compounds called choline and Insitol.  A deficiency in choline has been shown may contribute to liver degeneration and an increase in DNA damage of white blood cells, which are important for the immune system.

The other major component of Lectithin is called Inositol.  Inisitol and its derivatives are very prevalent in nerve and brain tissue. Inisitol has been shown to be effective in humans for a variety of psychiatric disorders such as depression.

Nutritional Yeast: Yeast is also a complete protein, meaning that it has all essential amino acids.  It also has many important minerals, including Potassium, Calcium, and Magnesium.  It is a great source of Vitamins, especially the B-complex vitamins.

Spirulina: Spirulina is an algae that contains an unusually high amount of protein and contains all essential amino acids, as well as many important fatty acids, and vitamins

Spirulins contains 64-74 % plant protein, a higher amount than any other plant source.  The protein is also nutritionally complete, meaning that it has all of the essential amino acids necessary for a balanced diet.  It also contains carbohydrates, and many important vitamins and minerals.

Garlic:

Garlic has been used as a natural medicine for thousands of years.  In fact, they have uncovered ancient papayrus inEgypt which listed over 20 uses for garlic.  This was written in 1600 BC!

Besides being an important food in its own right, garlic has many special properties.  For example, it contains an oil called Allicin, which has been shown to be a powerfully antibacterial, antifungal, antiparsitic, and antiviral. 2

But this is only one of its many chemicals.  Garlic has over 100 sulfur compounds like Allicin, many with remarkable properties.  Aged Garlic extract has been shown to increase the immune system.

Garlic has also been shown to prevent cancer.  In one study, three other compounds that were isolated from garlic were shown to inhibit tumor growth in dogs.

Egg Shell Powder:

Egg shell is a great source of calcium in the form of CaCO3.  Calcium is a very important mineral for bones, but is difficult to find through natural foods.  A lack of calcium can cause osteoporosis, and general weakness in the bones.

Egg shell powder has been shown to be an effective way of delivering calcium to the blood stream.  It also has been shown to be effective treating humans for osteoporosis.

Burdock Root:

Burdock root has been used for centuries as a blood purifying agent.  Scientific research has found that Burdock root enhances the body’s immune system and improve metabolic functions.

Burdock root contains a chemical called Arctiin, which Japanese researchers found to prevent cancer in rats.

Japanese researchers also found a series of molecules that were found to inhibit a type of enzme called alpha-glucoisidase, the inhibition of which has been found to help blood sugar levels in diabetic animals.

Dandelion Root:

Dandelion has been used for many things for thousands of years.  In fact, the scientific name for Dandelion is Taraxacum which is derived from Greek words meaning “disorder” and “remedy”.  Dandelion root is rich in beta-carotene, vitamins, and potassium.

Dandelion has a strong diuretic effect, which means that it stimulates the excretion of urine.  Because of this diuretic effect, dandelion has been used in traditional Chinese medicine as a blood cleanser.  Unlike other synthetic diuretics, however, dandelion root does not cause a loss of Potassium.

Dandelions have been shown to clear stones from kidneys, gallbladder and bladder.

Studies have shown that Dandelion root has a protective effect on the liver, which is the organ responsible for removing contaminants from the blood.  For example, a study showed that Dandelion root has a protective effect on liver damage due to alcohol.

Also, the have been shown to have a choleretic effect, which means that it increases the amount of bile in the intestines, which helps digestion.

Dandelion Root has also been shown to be effective against cancer.

Shown to inhibit an enzyme called Pancreatic lipase, which is the same as Orlistat, which is a anti-obesity medication. Dandelion root does not have the same side effects though.

Ginger Root:

Ginger has been used for centuries as a digestive aid.  Ancient Greeks would wrap ginger in bread and eat it as a digestive aid.  Once again, scientific studies have proven that the effectiveness of ancient knowledge.  Ginger has been shown to help nausea in a number of controlled, randomized studies.   It has been shown to increase the transport of food through intestines, and increases the amount of bile in animals.

Kelp:

Kelp is a great source of vitamins, but is an excellent source of important minerals that your dog will need.  It is a great source of iron, potassium, and calcium.

Kelp contains a compound called fucoidan, which has been shown in studies to have the ability to induce apoptosis (cell death) in cancer cells.

At present, fucoidan is known to have several biological activities, such as antibacterial activity, antiviral activity, antioxidant activity, and anti-inflammatory bowel disease activity.

Peppermint Leaf:

Peppermint oil has been found to have antiviral effect.  Scientific studies seem to back the use of Peppermint as a digestive aid.  It has been found to relax smooth muscle tissue in the intestines, which can help with intestinal pain.  Peppermint has been shown to increase the amount of bile in the intestines. The majority of studies that tested peppermint against patients that has IBS found that peppermint helped patient’s symptoms.  Also three separate studies showed that when peppermint was given to people with upset stomach, the stomach symptoms were relieved.

Red Clover Blossoms:

Contains isoflavones.1  Isoflavones have been shown to kill cancer cells2.  Furthermore, Isoflavones are phytoestrogens, can be used as replacements for traditional hormone therapy in humans7,8 .  Phytoestrogens have been shown to have health benefits for such diseases as osteoporosis, prostate and breast cancers, cardiovascular disease, and atheromatosis (3-6).

Dogs have estrogen and testosterone as well, so this will probably be effective for your dog.  A lack of estrogen and testosterone can cause urinary incontinence in animals9, so red clover blossom may help with that.

Rosemary Leaf:

Rosemary contains a compound called carnosic acid, which has been shown to be a strong antioxidant1, and has anti-inflammatory effects.  A similar compound Carnisol, which is also in Rosemary has been found to have anti-cancer properties.

Thyme Leaf:

Used as a natural disinfectant, and has been used throughout history to cure chest and respiratory problems.  Thymol oil was used as a disinfectant before modern disinfectants were discovered.

Scientific evidence supports both its role as an antibacterial 2 and antifungal3.  The main component of Thyme, Thymol, has been shown to improve lung activity of rats, and relax rat trachea1.

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.

Fo-Ti Root:

Fo-ti root has been used for old age for many years as an important herbal remedy in china.  Research support its anti-inflammatory effect, which supports it’s use against arthritis.  An active component of Fo-Ti root, 2,3,5,4′-tetrahydroxystilbene-2-O-β-d-glucoside, has been shown to have a nueroprotective effect, and may help prevent Parkinson’s disease.

Has rejuvenating effects on the nerves, brain cells, and endocrine glands

Milk Thistle:

Milk thistle has been used for over 2,000 years to treat complications with the liver.  Modern research seems to support this liver protective qualities. 1 Milk thistle extract contains silymarin, which has been shown to help hepatitis patients2.  Research on dogs also shows that it has the ability to help the liver process toxic chemicals.

Papaya Leaf:

Papaya Extract has been shown to slow the growth of tumors. 1

Enzymes in papaya, mainly papain and chymopapain, have been shown to be have proteolitic activity, which means that they partially digest protein.  This means that papaya leaf might help your dog digest its food.

Periwinkle Powder:

Improves blood circulation, lowers blood pressure.  Periwnikle has been used for memory and headaches for a very long time.

Rose Hips:

Contains many important viamins and minerals, but is an especially good source of Vitamin C.  Research has shown that rose hip supplements can prevent diabetes in rats.  It has been found in some studies to reduce inflammation, but research is mixed in this regard.

Yellow Dock Root:

Yellow Dock extract has been shown to be a strong antioxidant.  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, and will help your dog remove toxins from its body.

Bilberry:

Besides the strong antioxidant properties of Bilberry, bilberry is great for eye health.  British fighters would eat Bilberry jam to improve their eyesight during night raids.  In one study, Bilberry extracts were shown to protect eye cells from damage. When Bilberry extracts were given to rats, the rats had no incidence of macular degeneration.

Bilberry has also shown to induce apotosis in cancer cells.

Ginkgo Biloba:

Ginkgo Biloba has been used for centuries for a variety of purposes, most relating to blood flow or cognitive function.   Some research has backed up some up this claims.  In 1997, a team of American scientists looked into how a Ginkgo Biloba extract affected mental decline in Alzheimer’s disease.  They saw a modest increase in cognitive function of the people taking the Ginkgo Biloba extract.

Also, Ginkgo Biloba has been shown to increase the amount of blood flow to the brain in animals.