Encyclopedia: Dietary & Nutritional Ingredients
A B-vitamin, helps to support skin, nerve and digestive health. Essential for maintenance of healthy skin. Can help with cradle cap, hair loss, depression and to strengthen brittle nails & hair follicles.
Source of calcium & pantothenic acid. Pantothenic acid is also known as vitamin B5 and is found in both plants and animals (meat, vegetables, grains, eggs, milk, and legumes.) Taken orally, pantothenic acid may help with baldness, dandruff, depression, stress & anxiety, allergies, arthritis, nerve pain, and dietary deficiencies. When used topically, pantothenic acid has been used to treat skin itching, and to help heal mild eczema, insect bites, and poison ivy.
Cyanocobalamin is the man-made form of vitamin B12. B12 helps to maintain a healthy metabolism, blood cells, and nerve function. Animals not being fed a nutrient-rich diet may have a vitamin B12 deficiency, which can result in digestive issues, anemia, and even permanent nerve damage.
Flax Seed Oil
Flax seed oil has a wide range of benefits and is even considered of the top super foods by some. Flax contains a high percentage of “good” omega-3 fatty acids – known to have heart-healthy effects, lingnans which provide antioxidant benefits, as well as both soluble and insoluble fiber. Flax may reduce the risks of certain cancers, as well as help with cardiovascular and lung disease, and can even help promote healthier hair, skin, and nails.
Ferrous sulfate is an iron supplement that helps to produce red blood cells and maintain good health. It also helps to prevent low blood levels of iron.
This important water-soluble B-vitamin is the synthetic form of folate – which naturally occurs in food. Folic acid is helpful in preventing and treating anemia, memory loss, aiding to absorb nutrients properly, and may help prevent birth-defects and miscarriage.
Aids in moisturizing skin and coat and can also help with high blood pressure & high cholesterol, psoriasis, and the promotion of hair growth.
Manganese is an essential nutrient and mineral found in foods such as: whole grains, leafy vegetables, seeds, nuts, and legumes. It’s important to maintain proper levels of manganese to prevent deficiency and is also used to strengthen bones while preventing or helping with arthritis.
Also known as Epson salt, this inorganic salt containing magnesium, sulfur, and oxygen, has been widely used for medicinal purposes, to soothe muscles, detoxify skin, and even to help gardeners improve crops.
Niacin, also known as vitamin B3, may help improve & boost “good” HDL cholesterol levels as well as lower triglycerides, may lower cardiovascular risks, and also is just good for overall health.
Norwegian Anchovy Oil
Sourced from common salt-water forage fish, this fish’s oils help to benefit a healthy heart, lower levels of bad cholesterol, and also helps to boost skin health & strong teeth.
Omega-3's Linolenic Acid
Comes from fatty fish sources as well as flaxseeds. Helps to retain vital moisture in dull and dry coats.
Omega-6's Linoleic Acid
Comes from plant oils as well as nuts and seeds and helps to lubricate the epidermal layer and reduce itchy, scaly skin.
Also known as Vitamin B6, pyridoxine can be found in foods such as vegetables, meat, liver and eggs. It helps to treat heart disease as well as high cholesterol, and also may help with depression and ADHD.
Used to help cough up and loosen mucus blocking the airway and for long-term lung problems and help with the thyroid.
A B vitamin found in foods such as milk, nuts, green vegetables, meat, and eggs, which can help maintain healthy hair, skin, and nails. It may also help boost athletic performance as well as immune system function.
Sardine Fish Oil
This fish oil is rich in nutrients, protein, amino acids and omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, shown to be beneficial to cardiovascular health and in lowering triglycerides as well as cholesterol levels. Sardines also contain high levels of bone-building Vitamin-D and phosphorous.
Also known as Vitamin B1, this vitamin is found in: grains, beans, meats, nuts, and yeast. It’s helpful for boosting the immune system, heart disease, vision deterioration, and athletic performance. It also may have good brain-boosting benefits.
Can help to improve vision, preventing cancer, protecting the heart & boosting the immune system. Vitamin a is also used for skin conditions such as: acne, eczema, sun burn, skin scaling, sores, hot spots, psoriasis and more. Helps to boost and repair quality of skin and coat.
Vitamin B6 / Pyridoxine
Helps facilitate healthy, vigorous skin, hair, liver and eyes. Plays an important role in converting food into energy while also aiding the body in metabolizing fats and proteins.
Stimulates capillaries to promote blood circulation and, in turn, promote strong and healthy hair growth. Antioxidant rich vitamin for overall good health. Helps to boost dull, dry and lifeless hair coats. An antioxidant which helps to reduce free radical formation. Regulate calcium – which is vital in forming & maintain strong bones & teeth. Helps to protect against osteoporosis (fragile bones) & osteomalacia (soft bones), cancer and high blood pressure. Comes from both food sources and the sun with only 10 minutes of exposure daily required.
Wheat Germ Oil
Sourced from the germ or embryo of the wheat kernel, this natural oil contains essential fats, protein, and nutrients. Wheat germ is used commonly in cooking, as well as to provide a multitude of benefits for skin and hair, as it’s easily absorbed by the epidermal layer. Wheat germ oil also contains Vitamins A and D – which benefits the skin and eliminate signs of aging and wrinkles.
This essential trace mineral is necessary for optimal health, and helps to promote a thick and healthy hair coat as well as a strong, robust immune system. Can help to treat a common cold or ear infection as well as skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and acne.