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How Astaxanthin Helps Your Dog
Experts believe astaxanthin is one of the strongest antioxidants found in nature.
It’s up to 6,000 times stronger than vitamin C. And 800 times stronger than CoQ10.
Here are some of the ways astaxanthin can help your dog …
1. Joint Health
25% of dogs suffer from arthritis and 22% of those dogs are under one year of age …
It’s no wonder so many dog owners want to find ways to help their dog’s joints.
While you could try vet prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) … they can actually make the problem worse.
That’s right, prescription medication for joint problems can make joint pain worse.
Astaxanthin is a natural supplement that can ease joint pain and inflammation. It blocks some of the chemicals that cause your dog to feel pain. These anti-inflammatory properties can also work long term to prevent chronic diseases.
2. Immune System
Your dog’s immune system is important to his long-term health. If you take care of it, it will give your dog more strength to fight disease and illness.
But immune cells are more easily affected by oxidation. That’s why the antioxidative properties of astaxanthin help improve the immune response.
Astaxanthin not only boosts the production of antibodies … it’s more powerful than beta-carotene to protect the immune system.
3. Eye Health
There’s a blood-retina barrier in the eye. It regulates the nutrients and other substances that can pass through to the retina.
This prevents the free entry and exit of cells to protect the eye from inflammation … which could damage the organ.
While few substances are able to pass through the barrier, astaxanthin can. It crosses the barrier to reduce damage to the cells of the eye.
It can also treat dry eye.
4. Brain Health
We mentioned before that astaxanthin prevents oxidative stress. This alone helps maintain healthy brain function.
But recent studies show that astaxanthin does even more.
As with the blood-retinal barrier, astaxanthin can also cross the blood-brain barrier.
5. Heart Health
When your dog’s body becomes inflamed he has a greater risk of heart disease.
C-reactive protein (CRP) is a key indicator of inflammation and heart health. Those with high amounts of CRP are at greater risk of heart attack and stroke.
Astaxanthin can reduce CRP. Experts like Dr Deva Khalsa VMD recommend astaxanthin over CoQ10 for heart health.
Free radicals damage cells. When this happens, it can lead to cancer.
Because antioxidants like astaxanthin scavenge free radicals … they can help prevent and slow the disease.
Studies have also linked chronic inflammation to cancer. That makes the anti-inflammatory properties of astaxanthin act as another defense against cancer.
Immune-D Plus™ also includes AstraGin, an ingredient proven to increase the effectiveness of foods, instead of having them go to waste through the digestive system. AstraGin has demonstrated in various in-vivo and in-vitro studies to significantly improve the absorption of many essential health and life supporting nutrients, such as amino acids, and vitamins in the digestive tract. Nutrients must be absorbed so they can effectively support good health and well-being in your pet. With the inclusion of AstraGin in our Immune-D Plus™ proprietary formula, we are promoting the best immune support and healthy long life for your loved one.
You can expect to see results in your pet within 45-90 days of taking Immune-D Plus™. You will notice more vibrancy, a better appetite, stronger coats, and an overall better health appearance. In addition, the food that you feed your dog will be enhanced by Immune-D Plus™ so that the limited beneficial nutrients in the food are extrapolated and absorbed in the dog’s system.
Lastly, you can avoid having to spend hundreds of dollars a month on a myriad of pills and other supplements to try and benefit your dog’s long term health. If you were to administer all of the contained ingredients in Immune-D Plus™ separately to your pet, you would be spending upwards of $200.00 per month. A simple, Immune-D Plus™ shot a day is all it takes to start your beloved dog on the path to better health.
Immune-D Plus™ contains not only minerals, antioxidants, amino acids and vitamins, it also contains a Superfood that has been classified by many health professionals to be a cancer fighting weapon in pets. This Superfood, Chaga has been proven to contain many ingredients necessary in boosting the immune system to fight off disease. Some benefits of Chaga are:
- Protects and re-generates cells
- Allows better assimilation of dietary vitamins
- Strengthens the Immune System
- Boosts endurance
- Helps in the digestion process
- Eliminates toxins
- Can add years to your life
- Makes vital organs more efficient
- Slows down the aging process
- Aids in suppressing inflammation
- Inhibits mutagenic cell growth
- Contains Beta-glucans which helps the body identify cancer cells as foreign
- Rich in a wide variety of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients *
READ MORE ABOUT CHAGA SUPERFOOD HERE
There are numerous potential benefits of omegas even if there isn’t as much evidence as veterinarians like to see with regards to treating or preventing actual health problems. However, omegas appear beneficial for a variety of conditions and certainly don’t hurt dogs when given in appropriate doses.
One of the main reasons omega-3 fatty acids are often recommended by veterinarians is their anti-inflammatory properties. Many kinds of health issues can be either caused or exacerbated by excessive inflammation.
Skin and Coat Health
One of the most commonly cited benefits of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids for dogs is an improvement in skin and coat health. Getting enough of these fats can help dogs with dry, itchy skin and dull coats. Omega-3 fatty acids also may be beneficial in dogs suffering from allergic skin disease.
Fats are brain food, and DHA and EPA have a particularly beneficial effect. We often think of supplements as being for older dogs, but senior pets aren’t the only ones who can benefit from these omega supplements. Particularly in puppies, whose brains are still developing, omega-3 supplements may be very valuable. Omega-3 supplementation may also help older dogs with brain disorders, like canine cognitive dysfunction.
An appropriate balance of omegas is often lauded as a therapy to improve heart health. Supplements have been shown to help dogs with arrhythmias and those with heart failure. Inflammation reduction brought on by omega-3s may also lead to better overall cardiac health.
Once again, the inflammation fighting powers of omega-3 fatty acids is a good thing for dog’s joints. Less inflammation means more mobility and less pain for dogs with arthritis. It can help dogs who are already dealing with joint issues, but it may also be beneficial for controlling the damage that inflammation does to joints, potentially reducing the severity of future joint problems. For this reason, many dog foods aimed at joint health have higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids than the average dog food.
Vitamin C is an important antioxidant. It scavenges potentially harmful free radicals in the body and can help reduce inflammation and cognitive aging. Dogs can actually synthesize vitamin C on their own in their livers, but in some cases supplementation may offer health benefits.
Studies By Dr. Linus Pauling, twice noble prize winner, said “you can trace every sickness, every disease and every ailment to a mineral deficiency”. Yet, all over the world, minerals are disappearing from agricultural soils at an alarming rate.
What are these trace minerals and what makes them so important?
According to the Mayo Clinic your body needs minerals. Major minerals (those needed in larger amounts) include calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, potassium and chloride. Calcium, phosphorus and magnesium are important in the development and health of bones and teeth. Sodium, potassium and chloride, known as electrolytes, are important in regulating the water and chemical balance in your body. (1) Minerals in our body help maintain the health of our teeth, bones and nails just to name a few. Minerals are essential to our body’s various glands as it helps them with its secretions and it also helps regulate the balance of liquid in the body.
(2) Humans and pets are all animals with the same need for minerals.
This mineral is crucial in maintaining healthy bone structure and healthy teeth in all animals. Therefore a lack of calcium can cause weakness in bones and teeth leading to brittleness and decay. Vet bills for the teeth and arthritic conditions later on in an animal’s life can be costly. Tooth decay can cause many other health issues including heart disease. Cats and dogs that maintain healthy bone structure live a much more fulfilled life and are able to run and play in their later years.
Potassium is an essential mineral in maintaining healthy cell and muscle function. It also is known to help with the elasticity of muscles to prevent cramping. Animals are made up of millions of cells and these cells help the body function at all levels. The proper function of these cells is important to the good health of all animals. Proper muscle function is key in maintaining an active lifestyle. Like all pet owners, we believe in a higher quality of life in addition to a longer life.
This metal is important for hemoglobin maintenance and helps transmit oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. A lack of iron can lead to iron deficiency/anemia.
Helps to maintain normal nerve and muscle function, supports a healthy immune system, keeps the heart beat steady, and helps bones remain strong. It also helps regulate blood glucose levels and aid in the production of energy and protein.