This potent herbal blend provides healthy ageing support to many important body systems including the cardiovascular system, the liver, kidneys, and skin. In addition, the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of these herbs provide general healthy-ageing support at a cellular level for the entire body.
Turmeric, thanks to its active ingredient, curcumin is a powerful natural anti-inflammatory. The root of the Turmeric plant has been used in traditional Indian medicine as well as widely studied by modern science for its role as an anti-inflammatory. The use of turmeric in our Wellbeing recipe provides anti-inflammatory support for conditions often associated with ageing including arthritis.
Jiaogulan, is a herb used for many purposes in traditional Chinese medicine. Primary uses are as a general health tonic, anti-inflammatory, and as a supportive herb in weight loss and diabetes. Jiaogulan has been used in a protective manner for healthy heart and cardiovascular function, liver function, and to support the brain and nervous system, all important to healthy ageing.
Animal studies have supported its anti-inflammatory effect and support of weight loss. An important herb in our Wellbeing recipe, Jiaogulan helps healthy ageing and weight loss.
Herb Robert has a history of being traditionally used for liver, gallbladder, kidney, and bladder support. As our pets age, keeping these important body systems as healthy as possible helps our pets to age well. This herb is included in our Wellbeing, healthy ageing recipe for this reason.
Nettle has been researched as an anti-inflammatory agent as well as supporting the kidneys, important organs of elimination and detoxification. Providing anti-inflammatory support from a variety of herbs helps our pets keep mobile and pain-free for as long as possible. Nettle has been studied to provide anti-inflammatory support in arthritic conditions. Arthritis and join pain become more likely as our pets age and providing dietary anti-inflammatory support helps support our ageing pets.
Gotu Kola is traditionally known as the herb of longevity, pointing to its role in healthy ageing. Gotu Kola supports the liver and kidneys and has been studied for its support of brain health and healthy skin. Studies have looked at the effect of Gotu Kola on brain health and even its role in helping to protect against behaviour-related issues associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
The anti-inflammatory properties of Gotu Kola may be useful in supporting arthritis. One study looking at rats with arthritis found that oral administration of Gotu Kola reduced joint inflammation, and cartilage degeneration. Its antioxidant effect also had a positive effect on the immune system in this study.
Dandelion has a strong traditional use in supporting the kidneys in their role of elimination of toxins and by-products of normal metabolism. It’s detoxification support helps the body to eliminate toxins and assists in healthy metabolism and healthy ageing. In addition to its support for the liver and kidneys, Dandelion is highly nutritious and contains antioxidants. Antioxidants perform a protective function in the body and are important in the diet for healthy ageing. These antioxidants also support the immune system and have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties in animal studies.
Dandelion also has research to support healthy blood sugar levels and healthy cholesterol levels in animals. The inclusion of this herb in the Wellbeing recipe is particularly beneficial for senior dogs who are transitioning to this food, after a lifetime on processed foods which can negatively impact blood sugar levels.
Research also indicates antiviral and antibacterial properties held by Dandelion, pointing at its usefulness in supporting the immune system.
When exploring the traditional use for Dandelion, and the available research, this herb is really a super herb for supporting many areas of healthy ageing in animals.
Together, this herbal combination provides multi-system support for healthy ageing in our pets; providing them with dietary herbal support for healthy ageing and enjoyable senior years.