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When turmeric comes to mind, most think of the bright yellow spice that we put into foods to add color and flavor. However, turmeric also has incredible health benefits that have been used by humans for thousands of years. This spice contains many compounds, including curcumin, which can aid in the prevention and treatment of many diseases and ailments. Turmeric has been found to help with any sort of inflammatory derived illness, including arthritis, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and even cancer. Curcumin is the most important of the compounds because the levels of anti-inflammatory properties match the effectiveness of conventional anti-inflammatory prescription drugs, however, our bodies struggle to absorb it into our bloodstreams; same goes for animals too! To Doggy with Love’s Hip & Joint is a human-grade food additive supplement that could benefit any pet. Hip & Joint is made up of organic coconut oil, turmeric, and black pepper. Black pepper is important because it contains piperine; this allows the body to hold on to curcumin longer for a higher absorption percentage.
Reishi, Shitake, Lion’s Mane; these are some examples of the medicinal types of mushrooms. Bixbi Immunity supplement contains a proprietary organic mushroom formula that helps fight free radicals and support the function of the immune system. These helpful mushrooms contain polysaccharides, lysozymes, and triterpenes, which have anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-tumor properties. Some mushrooms contain compounds that stimulate the immune system, and assist healing of the liver, kidneys, and heart tissues.
“The two main omega-3s—eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)—promote a healthy immune response that is behind the relief of many chronic conditions but that is too often inhibited by poor nutrition.” Pet owners think buying a fish based food will add in the omegas that they need to help build and maintain brain function, ocular health, joint care, and other important functions. However, in the case of extruded kibbles, the high heat process cooks out almost all the important omega-3 from the food. Adding in fish oils such as Nordic Naturals can give your pet the amount of omegas they need for a healthy diet! Omega-3 is also a known immune booster and can actually slow down the growth of cancer. Nordic Naturals is a highly recommended brand from Norway because they have all of their products third party tested for toxins and they meet all the standards that Norway requires for fish oils; while the United States does not have standards.