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BLACK MACA - COGNITIVE ENERGY & FERTILITY SUPPORT* THE PETZ KITCHEN™ - Organic & Human Grade Ingredients for Home Prepared Meals & Treats
BLACK MACA - COGNITIVE ENERGY & FERTILITY SUPPORT* THE PETZ KITCHEN™ - Organic & Human Grade Ingredients for Home Prepared Meals & Treats

BLACK MACA - COGNITIVE ENERGY & FERTILITY SUPPORT* THE PETZ KITCHEN™ - Organic & Human Grade Ingredients for Home Prepared Meals & Treats

SKU: PETZBLMACA2OZSHAK

$9.99

THE PETZ KITCHEN™ RAW USDA ORGANIC BLACK MACA is a tuberous root that grows in the Andean Highland Mountains at altitudes of up to 15000 feet, under some of the most severe weather conditions found on the planet. 

BLACK MACA has been qualified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as one of the most important complete and sustainable protein sources found on earth. Maca has a history of use for animals for over 3,000 years and has been widely researched for its nutritional and potential health benefits for dogs, cats, small animals and horses.

Because of the extremes in sun, wind and snow that BLACK MACA is exposed to, it produces a stunning array of over 55 natural phytochemicals, and represents one of the planet's truly sustainable and complete protein sources. 

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Journal of Veterinary Medicine & PetfoodIndustry recognize Maca's health benefits for dogs and cats

BLACK MACA is prized as a water and fat soluble super food and broad spectrum antioxidant power house, containing all essential bio-available amino acids, fatty acids, adaptogen actions, digestive enzymes, alkaloids, bio-available protein, vitamins, minerals, glucosinolates, polyphenols and sterols, making it an ideal health boosting addition to all life stage diets. 

BLACK MACA has been attributed with potential health benefits related to helping enhance cognitive support and function and may help improve memory, including positive potential effects on reversing memory impairment.

Out of all maca varietals, BLACK MACA has been attributed with helping support healthy prostate function and may help limit prostate inflammation and may enhance fertility in male animals.

Further, BLACK MACA may help build muscle mass and may help promote endurance and performance for working and performance dogs, as well as senior animals with declining energy. BLACK MACA has also shown to help protect skin and coat from UV exposure. 

BLACK MACA may possibly help stimulate, nourish and rebuild glandular tissues, important in conditional needs related to Cushing’s, Addison's and diabetes, may help reduce metabolic stress, may help provide cognitive support and may help boost vitality. 

Although other Maca varietals are more pronounced for their potential benefits related to endocrine function, BLACK MACA's adaptogen plant content is used holistically to help improve your pet's resistance to metabolic, oxidative, physiological, biochemical, physical, emotional, environmental, immune, central nervous and neurological stress and dysfunction, due in part, to its alkaloid and amino and fatty acid content which may help nutritionally support the endocrine system.

An additional benefit in adding Maca to your pet's diet is its studied effects to help signal your dog and cat's Endocannabinoid system, providing your dog and cat with potential layered therapeutic effects in a single treat or meal.

Please enjoy a video which shows how you can make tasty and healthy maca ball cookies for your dog or cat.

BLACK MACA contains an impressive array of potential health supportive organic whole foods and antioxidants, plus all essential and non-essential amino acids, first class adaptogens and plant botanicals, alkaloids, 20 free fatty acids (linoleic and oleic acid), lysophosphatidic acids (LPA), digestive enzymes, isothiocyanates, bio-available protein, glucosinolates, minerals (critical macro and micro minerals), including iron, magnesium, calcium, copper, iodine, iron, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, saponins, tannins; a variety of sterols (including sitosterol, campestrol, ergosterol, brassicasterol and ergostadienol) plus vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, vitamin B12, vitamin C, vitamin D3 and vitamin E and critical nutrients like tryptophan, often missing in the canine and feline diet. 

Average nutritional content of BLACK MACA:

BLACK MACA is a robust, nutrient-dense super food, with a rich in bio-available protein, amino acids, phytonutrients, fatty acids, vitamin and mineral panel.

59% Carbohydrates – BLACK MACA  is rich in quality carbs, which, when combined with its alkaloid, amino acids base and other nutrients, make it a great choice for sustained energy.

10.2% Protein – BLACK MACA is loaded with bio-available plant protein that is easy for the body to assimilate.

8.5% fiber – BLACK MACA contains high levels of cellulose and lignan, both which stimulate intestinal function and help provide critical support to the digestive and elimination systems.

Essential Amino Acids:BLACK MACA contains one of the highest concentrations of essential amino acids, which help regulate various cellular functions in the body including endocrine and reproductive function.

Aspartic Acid – 97 mg/1 g protein

Arginine -99 mg / 1 g protein

Glutamic  – 156 mg/1 g protein

Serine – 50 mg/1 g protein

Histidine – 41 mg/1 g protein

Glycine – 68 mg/1 g protein

Threonine – 33 mg/1 g protein

Alanine – 63 mg/1 g protein

Tyrosine – 31 mg/1 g protein

Phenylalanine – 55 mg/1 g protein

Valine – 79 mg/1 g protein

Methionine- 28 mg/1 g protein

Isoleucine – 47 mg/1 g protein

Leucine – 91 mg/1 g protein

Lysine – 55 mg/1 g protein

HO-Proline- 26 mg/1 g protein

Tryptophan – 5 mg /1 g protein

Proline – .5 mg /1 g protein

Sarcosine – .7 mg /1 g protein

Taurine - 7 mg /1 g protein

Free Fatty Acids: BLACK MACA contains 20 free fatty acids, which help support proper cellular function. Maca is approximately 40% saturated acids and 55% non-saturated aids. The most abundant fatty acids adding to BLACK MACA nutritional value are linolenic acid, palmitic acid, oleic acid and steric acid.

C12-0 -lauric – 0.8%

C13-1-7 trideconoic – 0.3%

C13-0 tridecoanoic – 0.1%

C14-0 myrstic – 1.4%

C15-1-7 pentadecanoic – 0.5%

C16-1-9 palmtoleic – 2.7%

C16-0 palmitic – 23.8%

C17-1-9 heptadecenoic – 1.5%

C17-0 heptadecanoic – 1.8%

C18-2-9-12 linoleic – 32.6%

C18-1-9 oleic – 11.1%

C18-0 steric – 6.7%

C19-1-11 nonadecenoic – 1.3%

C19-0 – nonadecanoic – 0.4%

C20-1-15 eisosenoic – 2.3%

C22-0 behanic 2.0

C24-1-15 nervonic – 0.4%

C-24-0 lignocenic – 0.4%

Vitamins: BLACK MACA contains a variety of essential vitamins, which support a number of animal body systems and processes.

Thamin (B1) – 1mg/100g – B1 helps convert carbohydrates into energy and is important in supporting proper heart, muscle and nervous system function.

Riboflavin (B2) - .76mg/100g – B2 is important for body growth and red blood cell production.

Ascorbic Acid (C) - – 3mg/100g – C helps provide antioxidant and free radical scavenging activity.

Niacin 35mg/100g – Niacin helps support healthy circulation.

BLACK MACA also contains a diverse variety of essential macro and micro minerals, which are often lacking in most commercial diets, including “fortified” diets that contain synthesized vitamins which are not boi-available and in biological form.

Macro Minerals – BLACK MACA contains a vast array of critical macro minerals, including:

Calcium – 450mg/100g – BLACK MACA contains one of the highest levels of plant based calcium, which is crucial to bone development and health over your pet’s lifetime, as well as helps support nerve and circulatory system health.

Phosphorus - 220mg/100g – Phosphorus is important for the hemostasis of calcium as well as for transmitting electrical stimuli for brain and muscle action.

Magnesium – 104mg/100g – Magnesium is essential for the synthesis of protein and is crucial for heart, muscle and nerve activity and health.

Potassium – 1500mg/100g – Potassium works within the cells to help maintain healthy osmosis.

Sodium 25mg/100g – Helps support electrolyte balance and healthy circulation.

Micro Minerals – BLACK MACA contains a vast array of critical micro minerals, including:

Copper – 5mg/100g – Supports enzyme health, critical to proper digestion.

Zinc – 12mg/100g – Critical for cognitive support.

Manganese – 8mg/100g – Critical for growth and maintenance.

Iron – 25mg/100g – Critical for the production of hemoglobin and support muscle health and growth.

Selenium – 20mg/100g – Antioxidant which helps protects cells against free radical damage.

Boron – 5mg/100g – Critical to metabolism and lifetime metabolic function.

Other Secondary Metabolites: BLACK MACA contains a diverse number of primary and secondary metabolites critical to whole body function.

Sterols – BLACK MACA may help regulate cholesterol in the blood and lower bad cholesterol as needed.

Brassicasterol – 9.1%

Ergosterol – 13.6%

Campesterol – 27.3%

Ergostadienol – 4.5%

Sitoserol – 46.5%

Glucosinolates – BLACK MACA contains a variety of aromatic glucosinolates which may be important in building bone density and protecting tissue health and may contain anticancer properties.

Benzyl glucosinolate

p-methoxybenzyl glucosinolate

fructose

benzyl isothiocyanate

Macaenes and macamides – BLACK MACA contains a set of polyunsaturated acids and their amides are absolutely unique to its plant profile and have been studied for their effect to mimic the chemistry of the Endocannabinoid system.

 Macaina 1, 2, 3, 4

Available in 2 oz.shakers and 4 oz. and 8 oz. bags

SUGGESTED USE: 

Mix with home prepared meals and treats.

CONTRAINDICATIONS:.

None reported. Do not administer if pet is pregnant or nursing. Cautioned for use with aspirin, blood thinners, anti-platelet & non-steroidal drugs as it may thin blood. Large amounts may cause intestinal gas.

DRUG INTERACTIONS

None reported. 

CAUTIONS

Do not exceed suggested dosage. Cautioned for use with blood thinners as may mildly thin the blood. Maca contains plant saponins and exceeding suggested dosages may cause mild nausea and stomach cramping.    

Direction for Use

Add powder to your dog or cat's meal daily
May also be used for home prepared meals & treats.

Pet's Weight    Amount 1x Daily

1-10 lbs                 1/8 tsp
11-25 lbs               1/4 tsp
26-50 lbs               1/2 tsp
51-75 lbs               3/4 tsp
76+ lbs                      1 tsp

Use for at least 30 days to see initial results.

 

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