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Top Five Herbs for Dogs - Top 5 Herbs for Dogs

Top 5 Nutritional Herbs for Dogs

1. Cat’s Claw - 

Support of deep immune health (for all body systems)

Reduces inflammation and inflammation pathways which causes disease)

Antioxidant, potential disease preventative 

Adaptogen (as an alternative, Cat's Claw looks for irregularity in body and phytochemically and nutritionally helps restore balance; the “3 R function: read, repair and restore)

Regulates stress response (emotional, physical, oxidative, environmental)

Important in an overall healthy defense system (fleas, ticks, auto immune failure diseases such as arthritis and Lyme

Helps relax smooth muscles (important for digestion (natural Probiotic) and allergies)

Bowel support (useful in healthy elimination and toxin elimination)

Tonic- strengthens and tones overall body systems to achieve balance (not over stimulated or under stimulated)

Cat's Claw extract can be found in I Feel Good, Bionic BodyJoint Ease, Bionic Body, Tinkle Tonic,  Immunity Starter Pack, Digestion Starter Pack, Flea Tick & Pest Meal Topper, and Joint Support Meal Topper 

2. Maca -

Nutritive (super food; vitamin and mineral panel; protein, amino acids, fatty acids, digestive enzymes, antioxidants, prebiotics and probiotic and alkaloids)

 

 

Adaptogen  (as an alternative, Maca looks for irregularity in body and phytochemically and nutritionally helps restore balance; the “3 R function: read, repair and restore)

 

 

Nourishes glands for proper gland and hormonal response (research now shows that Maca may help nourish and regenerate glandular tissues)

 

 

Addresses adrenal fatigue and imbalance (improper stress impacts immune and nervous systems as well as inflammation pathways and helps support proper gland and hormone production to tissues, cells and organs)

 

 

Regulates stress response (emotional, environmental, physical)

 

 

Helps support proper metabolic rate (important support against metabolic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, Cushings)

 

 

Cognitive (brain) cardiovascular and reproductive support

 

 

Tonic- strengthens and tones overall body systems to balance

 

 

May positively affect energy, vitality and endurance

 

 

Maca can be found in I AM A Rock StarDog & Cat Kryptonite and Dogs Love Maca.

3. Turmeric - 

Natura Petz Organics Turmeric for dogs and cats

Nutritive (Super food, multi-vitamin and multi-mineral panel; protein, amino acids, mixed carotenoids; bioflavonoids; high ORAC value “oxygen radical absorbance capacity”)

Adaptogen content helps identify metabolic, environment, emotional and oxidative stress in your dog and cat. (looks for irregularity in body; read, repair and restore)    

Antioxidant (disease fighting & potentially prevention) due also to essential oils, protein, vitamins, minerals, fiber and electrolytes, which may help address nutritional deficiencies and exert a rejuvenating and restorative effect to bring all body systems into balance, with special emphasis placed on endocrine, neurological, digestive, immune and cardiovascular system functions  

As a natural immune modulator, may help positively boost or balance immune health as needed and help promote overall wellness while helping limit inflammation due to natural plant chemicals that help cool inflammatory response, limit pain pathways and pain response throughout a pet’s body

May help soothe your pet’s digestive system by suppressing inflammation in the gut.   

May help limit allergies (Turmeric contains curcumin, which acts as a decongestant and anti-histamine, which may limit allergen triggers by reducing mast cell de-granulation and histamine response) and acts as natural leukotriene inhibitor for allergies related to bronchial asthma and other lung problems

May help cleanse and detoxify the liver, kidneys and gall bladder 

Turmeric's curcuminoid content may help halt mutations in DNA related to cancer formation, and may help block the production of enzymes that cancer needs to spread 

Curcumin may also help prevent heart disease and strokes by inhibiting the build-up of plaque in the arteries, including the arteries that provide the brain with essential oxygen and nutrient

May help address Alzheimer's disease by helping limit micro-inflammation in the brain and supporting the neuro/endocrine/cardiovascular link.

Turmeric can be found in Turmeric the Magnificent and Pets Love Turmeric.

4. Camu Camu -

 

Nutritive (Super food, multi-vitamin and multi-mineral panel; protein, amino acids, mixed carotenoids; bioflavonoids; high ORAC value “oxygen radical absorbance capacity”)

Adaptogen  (looks for irregularity in body; read, repair and restore)

Antioxidant (disease fighting and potentially disease prevention)

Regulates stress response (emotional, environmental, physical)

May help stimulate collagen production

Reduces cortisol production in the body

Promotes serotonin production

May help fight infections (all types)

May help promote positive feelings

Mixed carotenoids may help support eye and teeth health 

Camu Camu is found in All Shins & GrinsBionic BodyBody Bliss and I Want Liquid ImmunitySkin & Coat Meal Topper and Vitamin Ninja

5. Sacha Inchi - 

 

Nutritive (Super food; essential & non-essential amino acids; omega 3 fatty acids; viamins A, C, E; 60% protein)

Plant based, full spectrum Omega 3, highly digestible; higher potency Omega 3 values than marine oil

Antioxidant (disease fighting and potentially disease preventing)

Tonic – strengths and tones body systems (heart, circulation, brain, digestion, skin, coat and immune balance)

May help support cardiovascular health by reducing lipids in the blood

May help reduce plaque build up in the brain (important for Cognitive Disease and Cognitive Dysfunction)

May help limit inflammation

May help support muscle strength and health

Sacha Inchi is found in Body Bliss and Joint Support Meal Topper

Runner Up

Spirulina –

 

Nutritive (Super food; Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, B9 and A, C, D, and E; macro and micro minerals; fatty acids, protein)

Marine based Omega 3’s  Omega 3 ALA alpha-linoleic acid (over 48%); Omega 6 GLA gamma-linoleic (36%); and Omega 9 oleic acid (8%, which nutritionally activates omega 3's and 6's)

95% digestibility and assimilation

Promotes immune system response (toward balanced immunity)

Antioxidant (disease fighting and potentially disease prevention)

May help lubricate joints and tissues (important in aging and degenerative auto immune conditions such as arthritis and Degenerative Joint Disease)

May promote heart and cognitive health

May help promote eye, teeth, skin and coat health

May help promote energy

Spirulina is found in Vitamin Ninja and Gland Candy.

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