Have you been looking for ways to naturally improve you and your pet’s health? Here are six super ingredients that have incredible health benefits for you and your pets!
Turmeric is a common spice, and a member of the ginger family. Turmeric is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties but that is just the beginning when it comes to this super spice! Humans and pets alike can benefit from the healing powers of Turmeric. Did you know that turmeric is common in many traditional medicine practices? And for good reason! Turmeric has antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties. It is also an adaptogen, meaning it can help your pet’s body manage stress and anxiety! Making turmeric a part of your dog’s daily diet can have endless positive impacts on their overall health. The best way to add turmeric to your dog’s diet is with a supplement. Always get your supplements from a trusted and reputable brand with the NASC seal.
Cranberries are packed full of nutrients and antioxidants that are beneficial to you and your pet! Cranberries support the immune system and can help decrease inflammation. Cranberries contain proanthocyanidins (PACs), a chemical compound also known as a flavonoid, which help prevent bacteria from sticking to the bladder wall. This berry is high in vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. Fiber is known to help lower the risks of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. You can find cranberries in some dog food because of its many health benefits. When looking to add cranberries to your dog’s diet, avoid cranberry juice and/or sauce, as they are both high in sugar. Look for an organic supplement that clearly claims PACs are present from a trusted brand with the NASC. The pet supplement industry is not regulated and the NASC seal ensures a high-quality supplement.
Mushrooms have been in recent media a lot and for good reason! Functional mushrooms have been shown to fight free radicals, support the immune system and a healthy inflammatory response. They are known to enhance liver function, support brain health, normalize blood sugar levels, and support a healthy gut and digestion. Not all mushrooms are safe for consumption, and you should always be sure your pet is only consuming mushrooms that you know are safe. The active ingredient that makes mushrooms beneficial to your health are beta-D-glucans. Different variations of mushrooms have different variations of beta-D-glucans giving each mushroom its own unique health benefits. A great way to take advantage of the benefits of functional mushrooms is with a supplement. Look for supplements that contain only fruiting bodies; no mycelium, grain or starch. As always, look for the NASC seal to know you are getting a high quality product!
Fish oil is a common supplement for people and pets alike. Fish oil is high in Omega 3’s, including the essential fatty acids EPA and DHA. Omega 3s benefit five major body systems: skin and coat, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, immunity and the nervous system. But not all fish oil is created equally, for example, we recommend omega 3s derived from smaller fish (spoiler alert: not salmon oil). Smaller fish, such as anchovies, sardines, herring, and mackerel, are more sustainable, have less calories, and contain higher amounts of EPA and DHA. Another ingredient that should always be included with Omega 3s is Vitamin E, as pets may develop a vitamin E deficiency when ingesting Omega 3s. Always look for brands that use non-GMO wild caught fish and contain no additives or preservatives.
Probiotics are beneficial microorganisms that help control the balance of the digestive system, which is essential for improving digestion and enhancing overall health in both humans and pets. Probiotics support skin health and may reduce the severity of scratching, itching, and hot spots from allergies. They are also known to support the immune system and immune response. Prebiotics are just as important as probiotics, which support normal microbial balance and the growth of beneficial bacteria in you and your pet’s intestines. Look for a supplements with a high amount of CFUs per scoop (preferably 5 Billion CFUs per serving), a diverse amount of live strains, and includes organic prebiotics. Again, look for brands with the NASC seal to ensure high quality products!
Hawthorn berries have been used in eastern medicine to treat heart disease for centuries. This powerful herb has incredible benefits for people and our pets! Loaded with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, and anti-aging properties, Hawthorn berries can lower blood pressure, strengthen the muscle walls, and promote optimal heart function. The red pigment that gives hawthorn berries their vibrant color contains a plant chemical known as flavonoid, a rich antioxidant that helps regulate cellular activity and improve organ function. Hawthorn berries are the most abundant natural source of flavonoids. It is an all-around versatile ingredient, and should not be overlooked if you’re searching for natural remedies. Adding hawthorn berries to your dog’s diet is easy in a supplement, especially with other beneficial cardiac ingredients such as Taurine, L-carnitine, and CoQ10. Always look for the NASC seal to ensure a high quality product for your pet.
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