Alfalfa is known as the "King of Plants", and its roots have been used for
centuries in many cultures. The herb belongs to the legume family, closely
related to beans and peas. Alfalfa is an excellent source of vitamins D, E
and K, beta-carotene, minerals, fiber, chlorophyll, calcium, proteins and
fats. It is especially rich in the amino acid tryptophane. It is considered
to be a very nutritious herb, and is used to increase appetite, alleviate
certain allergic reactions and help poor digestion. It may also reduce the
inflammation due to arthritis and rheumatism. (Canine formula)
A soluble fiber digest ant. We believe NuVet Plus™ is the finest pet
supplement available, however it must be able to be digested as efficiently
as possible. Alpha Amylase creates the means by which the ingredients will
be absorbed into the body as rapidly as possible without diminishing NuVet
Plus™' powerful antioxidant capabilities.
Necessary for the synthesis of body proteins and many other tissue
constituents. Amino acids aid in building new muscle, bone and tendon
cells; play a vital role in metabolism, stamina, and brain function; and
enable vitamins and minerals to be properly absorbed and assimilated. There
are approximately twenty-eight amino acids that combine in various ways to
create hundreds of different types of proteins. Some amino acids enhance the
immune system by stimulating the antioxidant activity of certain enzymes and
can help prevent skin and coat problems. Others prevent premature aging,
tumors, nerve disease and connective tissue disorders.
Pet foods high in protein
may or may not contain all the necessary amino acids to maintain proper
health of a pet. This deficiency could cause a host of problems ranging from
indigestion, stunted growth, nervous disorders, or worse. NuVet Plus™, with
its specifically blended natural ingredients, contains all the critical
amino acids that must be introduced through the diet for proper health.
The precursor to Vitamin A becomes a powerful free radical scavenger in the
body. Vitamin A is essential in skeletal growth, testicular and ovarian
function, embryonic development, and differentiation of tissues. It is
crucial for proper eye function and possible cataract reduction. Vitamin A
is necessary for healthy skin and mucous membranes, the body’s first line of
defense against invading microorganisms and toxins, and promotes the immune
response. Beta-Carotene and Vitamin A destroy carcinogens (cancer-causing
agents), guards against heart disease and stroke, and lowers cholesterol.
BLUE GREEN ALGAE
Blue Green Algae is nature's most basic food. Existing at the beginning of
the food chain, it provides nutrition in its simplest form. Blue Green Algae
has a greater amount of protein than any other whole food. It provides the
essential nutrients for the health of the physical body, and the smooth
operation of the brain and nervous system. Blue Green Algae is a very rich
chlorophyll source and has been shown to enhance the health of the entire
body, strengthen the immune system, promote intestinal regularity and the
healing of wounds, boosts hemoglobin production and helps purify the blood.
The trace minerals found in blue green algae are Boron, Calcium, Chlorine,
Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Fluorine, Geranium, Iodine, Iron, Magnesium,
Manganese, Molybdenum, Nickel, Phosphorus, Potassium, Silicon, Sodium, Tin,
Titanium, Vanadium, and Zinc.
A balanced, natural source of B-Complex vitamins (also see Chicken Liver).
Studies show another beneficial effect of Brewer’s Yeast supplementation is
significant reduction of body fleas on companion pets.
CAT’S CLAW (UNA DE GATO)
Cat's Claw, also known as Una de Gato, is an ancient herb, found in the rain
forest of Peru. This singular and wild woody vine is known for its amazing
healing properties and has been used by native people for centuries.
It cleanses the
intestinal track, enhances the action of white blood cells, and acts as an
anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. It is good for intestinal problems and
Research in different countries including Germany, Austria, England, and
Hungary has shown that Cat’s Claw can stimulate the immune system and may
help in the treatment of diseases including cancer, AIDS, viral or
respiratory infections, allergies, arthritis and rheumatism.
We use 100% chicken liver, which is paddle-dried in order to retain the
omega fatty acids and vitamins A, C, and the B-complex vitamin group.
Contains minerals including calcium, copper, phosphorous, and iron. Chicken
liver is good for anemia and aids in building healthy red blood cells. It
is known to increase energy, fight liver disorders, and help relieve stress
in the body.
Aids in the formation of red blood cells, and works with Vitamin C to form
elastin, an important protein that makes up bone, skin and connective
tissue. It aids in the healing process and energy production. This mineral
is needed for healthy nerves and joints. A sign of copper deficiency is
EVENING PRIMROSE OIL
High in gamma linolenic acid (GLA), an essential polyunsaturated fatty acid
that promotes cardiovascular health. It is known to prevent hardening of
the arteries, heart disease and high blood pressure, and aids in lowering
cholesterol. It is helpful in the management of arthritis, rheumatism,
certain skin disorders, and can relieve pain and inflammation. Studies have
shown it can increase the release of sex hormones and thereby improve
Necessary for hemoglobin and myoglobin (a type of hemoglobin found in muscle
tissue). It is necessary for the oxygenation of red blood cells. Iron helps
in protein metabolism and promotes growth. Iron is also necessary for
energy production and a healthy immune system. Iron deficiency can cause
weakness, anemia, digestive disturbances, fragile bones and hair loss.
An essential amino acid that is not synthesized by the body and must be
obtained from food or supplements. It is a powerful antioxidant and a good
source of sulfur, which neutralizes free radicals and helps prevent skin,
coat and nail problems. It can help to detoxify harmful agents such as lead
and other heavy metals found in airborne pollutants. L Methionine is
essential for the absorption, transportation and bioavailability of selenium
and zinc in the body. It also acts as a liptropic agent to prevent excess
fat buildup in the liver, and can help to reduce fatigue. It is useful in
some allergy cases because it reduces histamine release.
show L Methionine supplementation may help delay the development of
age-related cataracts. Deficiencies in L Methionine can slow growth and
cause low levels of essential proteins in the blood. Lack of it can result
in edema, liver damage, loss of muscle and fat, skin lesions and weakness.
Acts as a catalyst in the utilization of carbohydrates, fats, protein,
calcium, phosphorus, and potassium. It is important for energy and healthy
maintenance of bones, teeth, arteries, heart and nerves. Research has shown
that magnesium can help prevent cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and
certain forms of cancer.
An enzyme activator that plays an important part in tissue respiration and
carbohydrate and fat metabolism. Necessary for normal skeletal development
and to maintain sex-hormone production. Manganese deficiency can lead to
paralysis, convulsions, dizziness, deafness and blindness.
Extremely rich in calcium, the major constituent in the structural framework
of bones. Practically every cell in the body, notably those in the heart,
nerves, and muscles rely on calcium to function properly. Some experts
recommend higher levels of calcium in order to prevent bone loss. The heart
requires calcium to maintain a normal beat. Muscles need it for contraction
and relaxation, and calcium is essential for blood clotting and proper
nervous system function.
Over time, if
not enough calcium is consumed, the body takes calcium from the bones to
keep the heart and muscles working properly. This process will gradually
weaken the bones until they break easily. (All oyster shell used in our
product is farm-raised and tested for lead content.)
Fundamentally aids in the digestion of protein. Papain’s activity helps to
cleanse the tissues and intestinal walls. The unique ability of Papain to
break down protein and convert a portion of it into Arginine is extremely
important because Arginine, in its natural form, has been found to influence
the production of HGH. HGH, produced in the pituitary gland, is directly
responsible for DNA and RNA replication as well as synthesis in liver,
muscle, cartilage, and adipose tissues. HGH helps to increase muscle tone
and decrease body fat. Arginine has also been found to inhibit the growth
of breast cancer cells in test tube studies.
Works with calcium to build bones and teeth. Aids the body in the
utilization of vitamins, and conversion of food to energy. Deficiencies of
phosphorus can lead to loss of weight and appetite, irregular breathing,
pyorrhea, fatigue and nervous disorders.
The proanthocyanidids in Pine Bark have been shown in clinical studies to be
20 times more effective than Vitamin C and 50 times more effective than
Vitamin E as an antioxidant. Pine Bark helps relieve pain and symptoms of
osteoarthritis, arthritis, rheumatism, and rheumatic fever. It has been
shown to reduce histamine production, thereby helping the lining of arteries
resist mutagen attacks which cause cardiovascular disease.
remarkable ability to “seek and destroy” free radicals is a tremendous
benefit to the health of our animals. By reducing oxidative damage to cells
and vital tissues, what we recognize as aging (stiff joints, wrinkled skin,
degenerative disease problems like arthritis, circulatory disorders,
diabetes, heart disease, etc.) is held to a subdued rate. In addition,
unlike virtually all other dietary antioxidants, proanthocyanidids readily
cross the blood-brain barrier to protect vital brain and nerve tissue from
Important for a healthy nervous system and regular heart rhythm. Helps
prevent strokes, aids in proper muscle contraction, and works with sodium to
control the body’s water balance. Potassium is important for chemical
reactions within the cells, aids in maintaining stable blood pressure and
proper transmission of electro-chemical impulses. It also regulates the
transfer of nutrients through cell membranes. Signs of potassium deficiency
include abnormally dry skin, weakness, paralysis, low blood pressure, and
irregular heartbeat which can lead to cardiac arrest and death.
An essential trace mineral whose principal function is to inhibit the
oxidation of lipids (fats). It is a vital antioxidant, especially when
combined with Vitamin E. It protects the immune system by preventing the
formation of free radicals. It has also been found to function as a
preventative against the formation of certain types of tumors. Selenium and
Vitamin E act synergistically to aid in the production of antibodies and
help maintain a healthy heart and liver. Selenium deficiency has been
linked to cancer and heart disease. It has also been associated with
exhaustion, growth impairment, high cholesterol levels, infections, liver
impairment, pancreatic insufficiency, and sterility.
Contains collagen and glycosaminoglycans. This combination makes shark
cartilage a powerful anti-inflammatory wound-healing agent that is non-toxic
and has no known side-effects. It is also an effective substance against
bacteria, virus and fungal infections, which stimulates the cellular and
humoral components of our immune system.
There have been
numerous studies demonstrating the ability of shark cartilage to shrink some
cancerous tumors, including those unaffected by standard treatments. In
order to grow, a tumor must establish its own blood vessel network for
nourishment. Like all other living things, if the tumor is denied
nourishment, it will die. Studies performed at the Massachusetts Institute
for Technology have shown that shark cartilage contains a protein that
impedes the formation of blood vessels to tumors.
One of the most abundant amino acids in the body. It is found in the central
nervous system, skeletal muscle, and highly concentrated in the brain and
is used in the treatment of ischemic heart disease. Low Taurine and
magnesium levels have been found after heart attacks. Supplements decrease
the tendency to develop potentially lethal abnormal arrhythmia after heart
played by Taurine is maintaining the correct composition of bile and
solubility of cholesterol. It helps stabilize cell membranes and seems to
have some antioxidant and detoxifying activity. It also helps the movement
of potassium, sodium, calcium and magnesium in and out of cells, which helps
generate nerve impulses. Taurine is necessary for chemical reactions that
produce normal vision. Deficiencies are associated with retinal degeneration
and age-related cataracts.
only; canines produce their own Taurine.)
VITAMIN B COMPLEX
Necessary for carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism. Helps the
functioning of the nervous system; maintains muscle tone in the
gastrointestinal tract; maintains the health of skin, coat, eyes, mouth and
liver. Contains folic acid.
VITAMIN B1 (THIAMINE)
Essential for normal functioning of the heart, nerves, muscles, skin and
digestive system. Necessary for carbohydrate metabolism.
VITAMIN B2 (RIBOFLAVIN) Necessary for carbohydrate-fat-protein
metabolism, and antibody and red blood cell formation. Good for healthy
eyes, skin, and coat.
VITAMIN B3 (NIACIN)
Promotes growth, proper functioning of the nervous system, maintenance of
healthy skin, tongue, digestive system, and carbohydrate-fat-protein
VITAMIN B5 (PANTOTHENIC ACID)
Assists in the release of energy from carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.
Aids in the utilization of some vitamins, stimulates growth, and aids in the
formation of antibodies.
VITAMIN B6 (PYRIDOXINE)
Necessary for carbohydrate-fat-protein metabolism, antibody and red blood
cell formation, and aids in digestion. B6 also helps maintain balance of
sodium and phosphorus.
Essential for normal formation of red blood cells, carbohydrate-fat-protein
metabolism, and good appetite. B12 maintains fertility, promotes normal
growth and development, and prevents nerve damage by maintaining the fatty
sheaths that protect nerve endings.
VITAMIN C (ESTER C™)
A powerful antioxidant that also protects other antioxidants such as Vitamin
E. The cells of the brain and spinal cord, which frequently incur free
radical damage, can be protected by significant amounts of Vitamin C. In
addition to its role as an antioxidant, Vitamin C also increases the
synthesis of Interferon, a natural anti-viral substance produced by the
body, and stimulates the activity of certain key immune cells. Vitamin C is
a key factor in many immune functions, including white blood cell function
and Interferon levels. Due to its antioxidant properties, it combats the
effects of free radicals while lowering the risk of cataracts and promoting
cell growth and tissue repair.
An essential fat-soluble vitamin that includes eight naturally occurring
compounds, and each of these compounds exhibit different biological
activities. The most widely accepted biological function of Vitamin E is
related to its antioxidant activities. Vitamin E is the most effective
chain breaking lipid-soluble antioxidant in the biological membrane. It
contributes to membrane activity, protecting critical cellular structures
against damage from oxygen free radicals.
Vitamin E may lead to reproductive failure, nutritional “muscular
dystrophy,” hemolytic anemia, and neurological and immunological
The importance of protein in any carnivore’s diet cannot be understated, for
it is critical in building and maintaining muscle mass and other necessary
metabolic functions. Protein deficiencies can lead to retarded skeletal and
muscle growth and a weakened immune system, which causes susceptibility to
infections and degenerative diseases. (Feline formula)
Zinc is a component of almost one hundred enzymes involved in metabolic
processes, most of which work with the red blood cells to move carbon
dioxide from the tissue to the lungs. Zinc, functioning as an important
antioxidant, promotes normal growth and development, aids in wound-healing,
enhances cell division, repair and growth, and maintains normal levels of
Vitamin A in the blood. It also helps to synthesize DNA and RNA. Zinc
deficiencies have been linked to prostate hypertrophy, cancer, slow recovery
from head injuries, diabetes, arthritis, and reduced immune system