Organic Adaptogen Herbs, Super Fruits & Super Foods for Pets*
What Are Adaptogens?
Adaptogens are plants and marine extracts with the ability to detect stress and imbalance in the body. Adaptogens work to nutritionally and phytochemicaly restore balance in body systems. Adaptogens are able to “adapt” their function specific to what the body needs, including all types of stress.
What Are Herbal Adaptogens?
Adaptogens are a rare class of highly specialized herbal plants and marine extracts that are alterative, in that they exert a desired action on the animal body but they are also tonic in function, in that they tone and strengthen all body systems. Adaptogens are naturally coded plants and marine compounds which help identify all types of distress, stress and imbalance in the animal body systems and then work to help nutritionally and phytochemically correct imbalance and restore health.
In the simplest of terms, adaptogens carry out the 3 R's = Read (identify dysfunction), Repair (nutritionally corrective action) and Restore (encourage balanced immunity and proper cellular function). There are two classes of adaptogens, primary first class and secondary class. Primary first class adaptogens are the most dynamic in terms of delivering nutritional and positive, alterative actions on the body and are recognized globally as some of the most important natural health and healing tools.
Adaptogens represent another important nutritional category and are often both super foods and whole foods. Plant based vitamins, minerals, fruits and other whole foods are known as super foods. Super foods contain all necessary nutrients to support health in your dog and cat, containing amino acids, proteins, vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, digestive enzymes, prebiotics, probiotics and much more.
What Are Super Foods & Super Fruits?
Super foods and super fruits represent a class of natural plant products that contain the highest nutritional, antioxidant and phytochemical benefits on the planet. Super foods contain all necessary nutrients to support health in your dog and cat, containing essential and non-essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates, digestive enzymes, prebiotics, probiotics, fiber, primary and secondary metabolites and much more.
Super foods and super fruits are bio-available and highly digestible, may help promote nutrient assimilation, may help promote immune health, may help deliver antioxidant interference against disease and contain vital and superior nutrients which are essential for proper body function and maintenance as well as may help nourish and optimize wellness for your dog and cat.
The following have been classified by the World Health Organization as adaptogen super foods and super fruits and may be super healthy for your pet!
Acai - Documented plant actions include antioxidant, a highly nutritious super fruit that is also astringent. The roots are used in South American medical systems to help address symptoms related to conditions of diabetes, to help cleanse the blood and for kidney and liver problems.
Carob Bean - Documented plant actions include antiviral, antibacterial, anticandidal, anti-fungal, antispasmodic and nutritive actions. Used in South American traditional medical systems for its nutritional value, as a broad-spectrum antimicrobial for bacterial, fungal and viral infections; for yeast and Candida infections and as a bowel cleanser.
Camu Camu - Documented plant actions include antioxidant, nutritive and astringent plant actions. Camu Camu may help counteract colds, flu, respiratory and allergen issues due to its Vitamin C content. It may benefit the skin, coat, eye, teeth and connective tissue health due to its antioxidant, mineral and Vitamin C content.
Cat's Claw - Documented plant actions include immune modulator (balances), immune stimulant, anti-inflammatory, antimutagenic (cellular protector), tonic, antiulcerous, anticancerous, antidepressant, antileukemic, antioxidant, antitumorous, antiviral. It may help benefit immune support, as a digestive support for Crohn's, colitis, diverticulitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and other bowel problems, as an anti-inflammatory for arthritis (all kinds) and muscle pains/strains/injuries.
Maca - Documented plant actions include adaptogen (strengthens body systems against stress, metabolic and oxidative stress); tonic (tones, balances, strengthens overall body functions), nutritive, fertility enhancer, endocrine function support, anti-fatigue. Used in South American traditional medical systems for anemia and energy. Maca may help nourish and regulate the hypothalamus, pituitary, adrenal and thyroid glands, benefit reproductive function, and be used as a food, for memory.
Mulungu - Documented plant actions include antidepressant, anti-anxiety, sedative, nervine (balances/calms nerves), hepatotonic (tones, balances and strengthens the liver); traditional use for anxiety, stress, panic, depression; for restlessness and insomnia; to help stabilize GABA neurotransmitters related specifically to stress; for liver disorders (hepatitis, obstructions, high liver enzyme levels, sclerosis); for high blood pressure and heart palpitations.
Passionflower - Documented plant actions include antidepressant, analgesic (pain-reliever), antispasmodic, sedative, central nervous system depressant; for stress, anxiety, hysteria and nervousness; to help address convulsions, nervous disorders, insomnia, colic, diarrhea, neuralgia, bronchitis and hypertension.
Sacha Inchi - Plant actions include antioxidant and nutritive; for its plant based Omega 3, ALA alpha-linolenic acid (approx. 48%), Omega-6, GLA gamma-linolenic acid (approx. 36%), Omega-9 oleic acid (approx. 8%, which nutritionally activates omega 3 and 6). Used in traditional medicine to help reduce cognitive inflammation; to help lubricate joints and connective tissues; for its heart healthy nutrients which may help lower cholesterol and blood pressure.
Turmeric - Documented plant actions include anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-mutagenic, anti-cancerous, cholagogueue, depurative, diuretic, fumitory, hemostatic, hepatoprotective, lactagogue, stomachache, tonic and vulnerary. Traditional medical use includes as antioxidant, may help limit oxidative damage, may help promote immune system and limit neurological inflammation; may help protect cardiovascular health; curcuma content may help limit allergies.