KEY INGREDIENTS IN THE VETVITALS® LINE-UP
Capsicum fruitescens (Capsicum)When it comes to pet food ingredients, Sabinsa supplies several multifunctional ingredients with high quality and purity. Capsicum fruitsscens is obtained from fruits of paprika and is standardized as per the AAFCO requirements for pet feed ingredients. Capsicum can be added in pet food to provide characteristic flavor to the food as well as provide a soothing feeling to the digestive system. It also helps to fight bad mouth odor.
Cinnamomum zeylanicum (Cinnamon ceylon)Cinnamomum is an excellent food ingredient when it comes to dry pet food, treats as well canned food. Cinnamon is well known for its antibacterial and anti-fungal activity, which helps to fight off infections like Candida. Cinnamon provides characteristic flavor, improves palatability and also helps to stop or slow down the spoilage of food. This is important for canned food, which has a higher rate of spoilage once opened.
Curcuma longa (Turmeric)Curcuma longa is also known by its common name turmeric, which is a spice ingredient in human food and is obtained from the ginger family. Roots of curcuma longa are known to have several efficacious compounds, of which Curcuminoids are the most prominent ones. Curcuminoids are well known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity. It can be used in pet food as well as supplement to provide the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity for pets. The anti-inflammatory activity is important for older pets suffering from inflammatory conditions such as joint pain.
Zingiber officinale (Ginger)Ginger is very popular in Asian cuisine not only for its taste but also for its’ numerous health benefits. Sabinsa offers ginger extract in a variety of grades standardized with Gingerols and provides the guaranteed analysis for every batch of product as required by AAFCO. Ginger is available from our super critical fluid extraction process that ensures a safe ingredient of the highest quality for your pet food formulation. In dogs and cats ginger can help to reduce the digestive problems which are often encountered by pets eating processed food. Ginger has been used for many years in pets for the treatment of vomiting and cardiovascular disorders, canine heartworm disease and joint support formulas. Ginger can also be soothing for the GI tract and can help in reducing the motion sickness and nausea.
Trigonella foenum graecum (Fenugreek)Fenugreek is an annual plant in the Fabaceae family. It is also a flavor enhancer in the pet food. Fenugreek can improve digestion, and helps with skin and coat problems. Fenugreek is a rich source of many vitamins and minerals. Fenugreek helps decrease inflammation. It also can lower blood glucose, which might be an issue for pets with hypoglycemia. Fenugreek contains vitamins A, C, and B vitamins as well as potassium, iron and calcium. Fenugreek powder for pet food is superb because for fussy eaters it encourages appetite and will also aid digestion, being a mild but effective laxative. Fenugreek is excellent for increasing milk production in lactating dogs and it assists with lowering cholesterol.
Glycyrrhiza glabra (Glycyrrhiza) DGLSabinsa presents a standardized extract from Glycyrrhiza glabra which is standardized to a minimum glycyrrhizinic acid and contains the proximate analysis as per the AAFO requirements. Licorice is used traditionally for several health conditions related to the digestive system. DGL extract is soothing to the stomach and hence has a calming effect on pets. DGL extract is also known for its anti-inflammatory activity and can be helpful for relieving pain and itching. Licorice is also source to prepare Mono-ammoniated glycyrrhizin, which can be added as sweeteners for animal food.
Piper nigrum (Black pepper)Black Pepper is an extract from the fruits of the black pepper plant (Piper nigrum L) that has been used as a supplement with both humans and animals. This extract is often used to increase the absorption of other nutrients and has also been used as a weight-loss aid. Black Pepper is included in nutritional supplements such as joint, periodontal, and parasite remedies for dogs. The property of Black Pepper that may improve mineral and vitamin absorption is used in multiple alternative medications for dogs. It has been used to improve the bioavailability of curcumin, an anti-inflammatory in dog joint medications. It has been used in energy supplements with coenzyme Q10 to further increase canine stamina. Black pepper has been combined with catechin, echinacea, and various vitamins as a pain relief for mouths. The way that VetPerine® has been used suggests that it may improve the efficacy of such supplements that it is paired with.
Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)Sabinsa offers an excellent natural extract with cascading antioxidants. Rosmarinus officinalis or Rosemary herb and its various extracts have been used for ages for flavor and preserving food. The rosemary extract can be added to soft moist and canned pet food as a preservative for increasing the shelf life and slowing down the spoilage of the food. Rosemary extract contains rosmarinic acid, carnosic acid and ursolic acid, all of which provide the cascading antioxidant activities.
Salvia officinalis (Sage)Salvia officinalis extract is obtained from the leaves of sage, it is regarded as a medicinal plant since ages and has been widely used in human and pet nutrition and has been used in food for flavor and also for medicinal benefits such as soothing the digestive system, managing gum diseases and inflammation. Sabinsa offers powdered salvia extract which is safe and has high stability, thus can be added in pet treats, pet food, canned pet food and supplements for variety of health benefits.
Punica granatum (Pomegranate)Oxidative stress is known to cause damage to cardiovascular health in humans as well as pets. Cardiac diseases are considered as the second most prevalent cause of death for dogs. Sabinsa offers a natural, safe pet supplement ingredient - pomegranate extract containing polyphenols. This extract has shown promise in prevention and managing canine cardiac disease. Punica granatum extract has been studied for its cardiovascular health benefits along with commonly used supplements such as taurine and carnitine. Pomegranate extract has exhibited excellent free radical scavenging activity, also cytoprotective effects in endothelial cells and can be part of an effective multi-dimensional approach to antioxidant management in pet food and supplements.