Are you ready for a big long list of all natural ingredients that are in Nuvet Plus? Many people care a lot about their dogs, and want to provide the best nutrition possible. We also want YOU to have the best information about what you are giving your dog, so we took the ENTIRE LIST of Nuvet plus ingredients, listed them all on this page, and explained how each ingredient will help your dog (yeah we are crazy)
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Nuvet Plus Ingredients
Nuvet has been developed over the course of 10 years by veterinarians and scientists. Below is a natural formula of ingredients to help provide your dog with optimal nutrition
Alfafa- Belongs to the legume family. It’s been used for over 1500 years in herbal medicines. The family hosts different plants such as; beans, peas, and other flowering plants. This particular plant is a great source of Vitamins’ D, K, A, vitamins in the B group and E, minerals, fiber, calcium, beta-carotene, chlorophyll, high proteins and other fats. Animals aren’t the only ones to eat this nutritious plant. Humans often eat Alfalfa in salads, soups, sandwiches. Uses of this plant are also used for poor digestion, treat disorders of the kidney and the digestive track. It can also reduce inflammation with arthritis, and allergies.
Alpha Amylase- Is an enzyme that breaks down starch into sugar molecules. This enzyme is present in both humans and mammals. It is found in the mouth, where it starts the chemical process of breaking down food.
Amino Acids- Are important in creating new muscle, bone, and tendon cells. Amino Acids are also important in obtaining a healthy metabolism, stamina, brain function. This acid is responsible for enabling the vitamins and minerals to be properly absorbed. Studies show that there are 28 amino acids that combine into various other types of proteins. Examples of combined amino acids are: ones to enhance immune system, which can then carry out to stimulating activity to help prevent skin and coat problems. Other amino acids can help prevent premature aging, tumors, nerve disease, and connective tissue. Not all pet store dog food contains the right amount of amino acids, which could later on lead to improper health to your pet. A deficiency of amino acids could later cause problems such as; indigestion, stunted growth, nerve disorders, and more. NuVet Plus contains the right amount of specially blended ingredients to insure your pets’ proper health.
Blue Green Algae- Blue Green Algae that is used in NuVet’s pet food comes from Klamath Lake, in Oregon, where it is one of the safest places for Blue Green Algae. While it is true that problems can arise from Blue-Green Algae grown in static water, NuVets is cultivated in running water. It can also help by aiding in the smooth operation of the brain and nervous system. It also acts as a blood purifier, helping to remove harmful toxins from the body and helps protect against over-supplementation. Blue Green Algae is rich in chlorophyll. Blue Green Algae has also been shown to enhance the bodies health, it can also help strengthen the immune system, can also promote intestinal regularity and the healing of wounds on the body, and can help boost hemoglobin production.
Beta-Carotene- Is an organic compound that is present in fruits and plants that are coloured with the pigment red-orange. It’s a precursor for vitamin A, although it is an inactive form. Vitamin A is needed in the process of skeletal growth, ovarian and testicular function, embryonic development, and lastly differentiation of tissues. It also plays a significant role in proper eye function, and can help reduce possibility of cataracts forming. Also present in vitamin A it is necessary for healthy skin. The skin is the body’s first defense against invading toxins and microorganisms. So this helps boost your pet’s immune system. This ingredient beta-carotene and vitamin A are great at fighting against cancer-causing agents, it also helps against heart disease, stroke and lowers cholesterol.
Brewer’s Yeast- Contains a balanced, natural source of B-Complex vitamins. Brewer’s yeast is also known to help significantly reduce body fleas on your pet. It is infused with a rich source of minerals such as; chromium. This mineral helps maintain normal blood sugar levels. Also contains selenium, protein. The vitamins that are in this product help break down the carbohydrates, fats, and proteins to provide the body with energy. It also helps maintain muscles used for digesting food, keeping skin, hair, mouth, and eyes healthy.
Cat’s Claw (UNA DE GATO) – Cat’s Claw is a woody vine found the tropical jungles of South and Central America. It gets its name “Cat’s Claw” from the shape of the thorns on the plant. Cat’s Claw has been used for centuries. Recent studies done in Germany, Austria, and England show that Cat’s Caw can be beneficial in help treating allergies, arthritis, and cancer. It can help cleanse ones intestinal track, enhance white blood cell and can even help treat some cancers, AIDS, and allergies.
Chicken Liver- In NuVet specialty foods they use 100% chicken liver. The liver that they use is processed by paddle drying to retain vitamins A, C and B-complex group and omega fatty acids. Liver contains copper, calcium, iron and phosphorous. Chicken liver is great at building red blood cells. Chicken liver is also known to help increase energy and help fight liver disorders.
Copper- Copper plays an essential role in plants and animals. It helps in the formation of red blood cells, also is an important protein to make up bone and tissue. It can help during the healing process.
Evening Primrose Oil- Evening Primrose or Oenothera can be made into “evening primrose oil” is a plant that can help with cardiovascular health. This oil can help prevent hardening of arteries, high blood pressure and aids in lowering cholesterol. It can also help in reducing skin disorders and help relieve aches and pains. Studies have shown that by taking this oil it can release sex hormones, which help in reproduction later on.
Iron- Is essential in almost all plants, animals, human, etc. Iron is a necessity in the body it helps reactions such as; oxygen carries proteins into the blood stream, helps with oxygenation of the red blood cells, it also helps promote growth. Iron is also present in the production of energy and helps build a healthy immune system. In some cases iron deficiency can cause all sorts of symptoms such as; digestive disturbances, weakness, anemia, hair loss and fragile bones. Iron is a very important in ones daily diet.
L Methionine- L Methionine is an essential amino acid that is not obtain from the body, but has to be obtained by food or supplements. Food such as; high levels of methionine can be found in sesame seeds, Brazil nuts, fruits, vegetables and fish. L Methionine is an antioxidant that is a great source of sulfur, sulfur neutralizes and helps prevent skin, nail and coat problems. L Methionine is also interesting because it helps detox harmful “agents” such as; lead, and other heavy metals that can be found. L- Methionine can act as a liptropic agent to help prevent fat buildup in organs like the liver and can help fight against fatigue. It can also help against some allergies. If there is a lack of L- Methionine in the body it can result in liver damage, skin lesions, loss of fat and muscle and weakness.
Magnesium- Magnesium ions are the basic acid of life. It is very important to all cells in living organisms. Magnesium can be found in foods such as; cereals, nuts, cocoa, leafy greens, tea, etc. Studies have shown that magnesium can help fight against cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and other forms of cancers. Magnesium is an important source of energy and can help maintain healthy bones, arteries, teeth, and nerves. Magnesium can also be obtained by taking supplements.
Manganese- Manganese is another essential nutrient in all life forms. Manganese is mostly found in the liver and kidneys. Manganese also plays an important part in tissue respiration, fat metabolism, etc. Manganese is another essential in normal skeletal development, maintaining normal sexual hormone production. One should be aware that a deficiency can lead to paralysis, deafness, blindness, and convulsions.
Oyster Shell- Oysters are a great source of minerals, especially “wild oysters”. Some of the minerals these creatures contain are; zinc, selenium. These minerals are often low in ones modern diet. They are also a great source of Vitamin D. Oysters are also extremely high in calcium and help with building the bodies bone structure. Some studies show that high levels of calcium and prevent bone loss. Calcium is required to make the heart beat to a normal rhythm, calcium is also needed to help ones blood go through the process of clotting and help the nervous system work properly. Studies have shown that over time in the body does not consume enough calcium it takes it from the bones to keep ones heart and muscles working. If this process is not taken care of then it will gradually lead to bones being weakened and then break. NuVet uses only farm-raised oysters and are tested for lead.
Papain- Comes from a papaya tree, collecting dry material from the fruit. Papain helps with the digestive track. It helps with digesting proteins; it also helps with cleansing of the intestinal wall, and tissues. Papain also can help with the important part of breaking down Arginine. In Arginines natural form it helps with the production of HGH. HGH is produced in the pituitary gland and is responsible for DNA and RNA replication of muscles, liver, cartilage, and adipose tissues. In test tube studies, Arginine has also been proved to inhabit growth of breast cancer cells in the body.
Phosphorus- Phosphorus works with calcium to help teeth and bone growth. It can help convert food into energy. Phosphorus can also help the body utilize vitamins. If the body does not have even phosphorus it can result in loss of weight, appetite and irregular breathing, etc.
Pine Bark- Can also be known as proanthocyanidids, it can be know to inhabit the certain activities of different enzymes. This in the end will cause inflammation, and can also act as a highly potent antioxidant. Studies have shown that over time proanthocyanidids can be 20 times better than Vitamin C and 50 times better than Vitamin E. Pine bark is also known to help relieve pain and some other problems such as; osteoarthritis, arthritis, rheumatism, and rheumatic fever. Pine bark is also known as a “seek and destroy” item it is very beneficial to our pets. It helps against reducing oxidative damaged cells and vital tissues. This, meaning stiff joints, wrinkled skin, heart disease, arthritis, etc. Pines woody outer bark can be eaten and is very high in vitamins A and C.
Potassium (Citrate) – Can be used to control kidney stones. It is very important for a healthy nervous system. Potassium is important for chemical a reaction that goes on inside the cell walls. Potassium aids in maintaining a normal blood pressure and transmission of chemical impulses. It can also help regulate nutrients within cell walls. A potassium deficiency can lead to very dry skin, paralysis, strange heartbeat, that can lead to sudden death.
Selenium- Selenium is required in small amounts for animals. If to much it can cause a toxic build up, which in the end could lead to death. However, it is a vital antioxidant, when combined with Vitamin E. It can protect the immune system by preventing formation of free radicals. Selenium can also help to fight and protect against certain tumor growth. When Selenium is combined with vitamin E, it aids in the production of antibodies and help maintain a healthy heart and liver. Also if one ends up with Selenium deficiency it can lead to low cholesterol levels, infections, liver impairment, pancreatic insufficiency, sterility, etc.
Shark Cartilage- Is a dietary supplement, which comes from dried and or powdered cartilage from sharks. Shark cartilage has been claimed to help prevent/ combat various types of illnesses, such as cancer, bacteria, viruses and certain types of fungal infections. Shark Cartilage contains collagen, and glycosaminoglycans. This combo makes a powerful anti-inflammatory wound healing agent, which is non-toxic and has no side effects. For tumors to growth within the body they need to establish their own blood vessel network, if not provided with nourishment the tumor within die. Studies performed at Massachusetts Institute for Technology have shown that shark cartilage does contain proteins that slow down the formation of blood vessels in the tumors.
Taurine- Taurine is an organic acid, it can be found in the lower intestines and in small amounts in tissues of many animals and humans, it can also be found in the central nervous system, heart and brain. Taurine is one of the few known naturally occurring sulfonic acids, it is also found in foods, especially seafood and different meats. Health benefits to taking taurine are it is known to be needed for maintaining skeletal muscle growth. It has also been proven to be effective in removing fatty liver deposits in rats and preventing liver disease. Taurine has also played a role in maintaining the right amount of cholesterol in the body. It also helps in the movement of potassium, calcium, sodium and magnesium in and out of cells, which helps generate nerve impulses. Taurine is also necessary for chemical reactions in the body that produce normal vision. Deficiencies with Taurine are associated with retinal degeneration and age-related cataracts. Canines can produce their own Taurine.
Vitamin A- See Beta-Carotene
Vitamin B Complex- The health benefits to vitamin B Complex are; it can support and increase metabolism function, maintain healthy skin and muscle tone, helps enhance immune, and nervous system, mouth, liver, eyes, coat also can promote cell growth, and can also help prevent pancreatic cancer. There are 8 components of Vitamin B Complex (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, panthothenic acid, pyridoxine, biotin, folic acid, and cobalamin). Vitamin B Complex helps with
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) – Thiamine is an essential vitamin for normal functioning of the heart, nerves, muscles, skin and digestive system. It is also necessary for carbohydrate metabolism. Having a thiamine deficiency can lead to beriberi (is the breakdown of energy molecules). Vitamin B1 deficiency can also lead to weakness, irregular heart beat.
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) – Riboflavin is necessity for carbohydrate-fat-protein metabolism; it also can help with antibody and red blood cell formation. Riboflavin is also great for healthy eyes, skin, and coat. Deficiency of riboflavin can lead to Ariboflavinosis. Ariboflavinosis is a deficiency of the vitamin B2, can cause crack in limbs, irregular heart beat, and swelling body tissues.
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) – Niacin can promote growth, it can help in the proper functioning of the nervous system, helps maintain healthy skin, tongue, digestive system, and carbohydrate-fat-protein metabolism. Deficiency of the vitamin B3 can lead to pellagra. Pellagra is referred to the “4 D’s” diarrhea, dermatitis, dementia, and death. This only happens if there is a very large amount over a long period of time missing from ones diet. Symptoms of this deficiency are aggression, insomnia, metal confusion.
Vitamin B5 (Panthothenic Acid) – Vitamin B5 can assists in the release of energy from carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. It also aids in the utilization of a number of vitamins, it can also stimulate growth, and can aid in the formation of antibodies.
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) – Pyridoxine is necessary for carbohydrate-fat-protein metabolism, it helps antibodies and red blood cell formation, it can also aid in digestion. Vitamin B6 can also help maintain balance of sodium and phosphorus within the body. A deficiency in this vitamin can lead to anemia, depression and high blood pressure.
VitaminB12- Vitamin B12 is essential for normal formation of red blood cells in the body; it allows carbohydrate-fat-proteins to metabolize faster and helps one continue with maintaining a healthy appetite. Vitamin B12 helps maintain fertility, and can promote normal growth and development. It also can help prevent nerve damage by maintaining the fatty sheaths that protect nerve endings in ones body. A deficiency in this vitamin can lead to memory loss, and one could become anemic.
Vitamin C (Ester) – Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can protect other antioxidants such as Vitamin E. it is almost always present in the liver and least present in muscles. In most animal diets vitamin c is not always present. In the body the cells of ones brain and spinal cord, which frequently incurs free radical damage, can be protected by significant amounts of Vitamin C. In addition, to its role as an antioxidant, Vitamin C can also increase the synthesis of Interferon, this process is a natural anti-viral substance produced by the body, and can also stimulate the activity of certain key immune cells. Vitamin C is the key factor in many immune functions, including white blood cell function and Interferon levels. Vitamin C’s antioxidant properties can combat side effects from free radicals, while lowering the risk of cataracts and promoting cell growth and tissue repair in the body.
Vitamin E - High sources of vitamin E can be found in foods such as; Avocados, Spinach, Wheat Germ, Milk, Egg, Seeds, etc. Several studies have come to the conclusion that vitamin E can reduce the risk of prostate cancer, by 30%. Another case study was held in the Netherlands using questionnaires to come to the conclusion that by eating Vitamin E supplements it can lead to CHD (congenital heart defects). Especially, when supplements are taken in preconception period. Vitamin E is also essential for fat-soluble vitamins that include eight naturally occurring compounds, and each of these compounds exhibit different biological activities in the body. Deficiencies in Vitamin E can also lead to reproductive failure, nutritional “muscular dystrophy,” hemolytic anemia, and neurological and immunological abnormalities.
Whey Protein- Whey protein is a mixture of globular proteins secluded from the whey product. Some preclinical studies in rodents have suggested that whey protein may influence glutathione production and possess anti-inflammatory or anti-cancer properties. Using whey protein as a source of amino acids it can help fight the risk of disease such as heart disease and some cancers. It contains high amounts of BCAA’s. It is also crucial in help building and maintaining muscle mass. A deficiency can lead to skeletal and muscle growth and weakened immune system.
Zinc- Zinc is a component of almost one hundred enzymes it involves a metabolic processes, most of the enzymes work with red blood cells to move carbon dioxide from tissue to the animals lungs. Zinc, functions as an important antioxidant that promotes normal growth and development, it also helps in aiding in the process of wound-healing, it also enhances cell division, repair and growth, and can maintain normal levels of Vitamin A in the blood. Zinc also helps to synthesize DNA and RNA. Deficiencies of this mineral have been linked to prostate hypertrophy, cancers, slow recovery of head injuries, diabetes, arthritis, and reduced immune system responses.