Nutritional yeast (also known as savoury yeast flakes, yeshi, nooch, or brufax) is an inactive form of yeast that is a powerhouse of essential amino acids, B-vitamins, bioactive minerals, immune system boosters, and powerful antioxidants. Here's why we include it in our supps including ones that help with anxiety.
Magnesium glycinate, is magnesium bound to glycine. In people, it’s been shown to have a calming effect on the brain due to the presence of glycine and help relieve anxiety and promote better sleep (among other things). The levels of magnesium in dogs go up and down with stress and seasonally.
Milk thistle is a flowering plant in the Aster family, used in traditional medicine as a liver tonic. Milk thistle generally supports the immune system through its powerful antioxidant, free-radical scavenging action, its ability to preserve the supply of another important antioxidant, glutathione, as well as direct effects on immune cells.It’s helpful for healing after drug therapy, vaccinations, and infections such as canine parvovirus.
Fruits, such as blueberries, are good antioxidants because they contain phenolics that preferentially react with free radicals. Oxidative damage from free radicals plays an important role in several diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer's disease, and heart disease. It’s also been shown that strenuous exercise in people and dogs produces free radicals and that maintaining antioxidant levels by supplementing the diet with blueberries may prevent exercise-induced oxidative damage.
Kale is rich in betacarotene as well as lutein, and other vitamins and minerals. Kale is rightly called a superfood and is rich in betacarotene as well as lutein, and other vitamins and minerals. Dietary lutein has been shown to cause a significantly enhanced cell-mediated and humoral immune response in dogs. It’s also been shown to enhance the antibody response of dogs given routine vaccinations.