List of Ingredients:
"Rich in nutrients
Alfalfa is a nutritive herb that contains considerable amounts of protein. It is also one of the richest sources of vitamins and trace minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, betacarotene, vitamins A, B12, C, D, E and K. It is also high in the antioxidant chlorophyll. Its nutritional value makes alfalfa a commonly used dietary herb for many animals.
Alfalfa is quite effective in fighting arthritis. Clinical research shows that as many as 20% of people who take alfalfa report a marked decrease in painful symptoms and similar results have been reported in animals. Daily supplementation can deliver long-term relief for pets suffering from any inflammatory joint disease.
In early Traditional Chinese Medicine, young alfalfa leaves were used to treat disorders of the digestive tract and the kidneys. Herbalists also like alfalfa for its ability to act as a diuretic and to treat overly-acidic urine which may lead to bladder irritation and cyst formation.
Alfalfa contains saponins which help with the absorption of fat soluble nutrients in the small intestine, and can be useful for animals who need to gain weight or adjust to a new diet.
Alfalfa also contains cancer fighting agents which are believed to inactivate carcinogens in the liver and small intestine, effectively reducing the risk of cancerous growth" ( Source Dogs Naturally Magazine)
Carrot Powder=Great for digestion and a healthy coat
If your dog suffers from digestive issues, dandelion may be a great herb to consider.
The dandelion flower may be used for its antioxidant properties and may improve the immune system. It is also high in lecithin.
Dandelion leaves are loaded with potassium. They also stimulate the appetite and help digestion along with kidney function. They are an ideal choice for dogs with chronic indigestion or those with gas.
Dandelion leaf also acts as a diuretic, making it useful in cases of arthritis, kidney stones, congestive heart failure and gallbladder disease. And best of all, dandelion leaf contains lots of potassium, which can be lost through urination. Dandelion leaf also stimulates the liver and promotes the elimination of waste material from the body Dandelion root is also quite useful and nutritional. The root is a liver tonic and helps to remove toxins from the body, via the kidneys. Signs of toxicity can include skin disease, dandruff and chronic constipation. Dandelion root can also treat gallstones and gall.
"Unlike fish oil, hemp seed oil contains the perfect ratio of Omega-6 (linoleum acid) to Omega-3 (alpha linolenic acid) fatty acids. These are essential fatty acids, meaning your dog can’t produce them and needs to get them in his diet. A good balance of these Omega oils is critical to your dog’s health because they work synergistically in the body.
Hemp seeds are also high in an essential Omega-6 fatty acid called gamma linolenic acid (GLA). That’s important because there’s some really good reasons to boost the GLA in your dog’s diet:
Researchers at the American Cancer Society say there’s evidence that people with cancer, diabetes and skin allergies don’t make enough GLA … and these issues are incredibly common in dogs too. While GLA is considered a conditionally essential fatty acid (which means that most dogs can make enough of it, most of the time), there are many circumstances (hard exercise or stress) where dogs can’t make enough GLA and supplementing can become important.
The THC in hemp seeds have also been found to stop brain cancer (British Journal of Cancer), improve breast cancer (Breast Cancer Research and Treatment) and lung cancer.
Researchers in the Journal of Arthritis and Rheumatology found that the GLA found in hemp seeds reduced arthritis symptoms by 25% compared to the placebo at 4%. Once again, this is because the perfect balance of fatty acids helps to reduce inflammation naturally. It Improves Skin And Coat
Hemp seed has long been used in cosmetic products and soaps because the oil can penetrate the inner layers of the skin and promote healthy cellular growth." (Source: Dogs Naturally Magazine)
Manganese= This mineral is especially important to puppies and kittens, as well as older pets. Manganese helps ensure quality bone and cartilage. It also helps with the mitochondria function, or the cell’s energy source.
Echinacea= "Echinacea contains echinacoside, a natural antibiotic that works the same as penicillin; so it can kill a broad range of viruses, bacteria, fungi, and protozoa. This makes it a really valuable herb to have around for wound healing and sick dogs. Echinacea also contains echinacein, which protects against germy attacks by neutralizing the tissue-dissolving enzyme hyaluronidase, which germs produce.
If you like technical explanations, echinacea can increase macrophage activation — by increasing production of interferon gamma. In addition, one study showed that Echinacea extracts can boost T-cell production by up to 30 percent more than immune boosting." (Source: Dogs Naturally Magazine)
"Wheat Germ Benefits
Wheat germ has several benefits when dogs consume it. It gives dogs energy and supports physical and mental performance on a daily basis. Wheat germ is a natural product that has vitamin E and omega-3 and -6 fatty acids for a shiny, soft coat and healthy hydrated skin. Veterinarians at VCA Animal Hospitals use it to promote undercoat growth, reduce skin itchiness from allergies, shedding and reduce inflammation".(Source: Dogs Naturally Magazine)
Milk Thistle =.
"Silymarin has recently been advocated for use in pets because the benefits that have been examined in humans have also been approved as beneficial for pets. It can be used in dogs, cats, horses, goats, ferrets, and rodents to aid in liver or kidney damage, hepatitis, jaundice, leptospirosis, and parvovirus recovery.
Liver disease is more common in pets than you might expect. Certain breeds of dogs (such as Labrador Retrievers, Dalmatians and Great Danes) are more susceptible to liver disease due to a genetic difficulty excreting copper.
Fortunately, research suggests that milk thistle extract not only prevents damage to the liver, but also helps repair it.
First, milk thistle is a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants protect us from chemicals in our bodies called free radicals. Exposure to environmental toxins can increase free radicals in the body, which can do a lot of damage to our cells. This is called oxidation and can eventually lead to cancer, heart disease, and arthritis. Milk thistle protects the liver against harmful oxidation.
Secondly, while we don’t necessarily think of medications as “toxins,” many over the counter drugs and prescription medications can hurt the liver if taken in large enough doses or for long periods of time. Researchers have found that milk thistle can actually prevent or reduce medication induced liver damage. If you have been giving your pet medication and are concerned about the aftermath of chemicals residing in the body, milk thistle will help flush those out." (Source: Dogs Naturally Magazine)
Potassium= Required for the proper functioning of muscles and regulates the amount of water in the cells.Potassium is called a macro mineral, because the body needs large amounts for proper functioning. This mineral works in the cell to keep a balance of pressure with sodium. It also helps create energy at a cellular level.
Curcumin= antinflamatory ,supports liver and helps fight cancer supports both phase 1 and 2 liver detoxification.
Sources: Dogs Naturally Magazine, a informative and educational website for learning more about healthy pets!
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