Antioxidants have become a buzzword in the world of pet health. Many pet owners have seen antioxidant vitamins like A, C, and E listed on their pet's food labels and believe they have oxidative damage under control. However, there's more to the story. In this article, we will explore the surprising world of antioxidants and their crucial role in keeping your pets healthy.
Antioxidants: Beyond the Basics
It all begins with the way chemists have attempted to isolate and identify the components of food complexes. These seemingly "active" elements have been labeled as vitamins and other essential nutrients. But here's the twist: the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Only in its natural, unaltered state does a whole food work as a nutritional antioxidant source. The isolated components are not recognized by the body as food and, in large amounts, function more like drugs, either stimulating or suppressing biochemical functions, rather than providing nourishment or cellular protection.
Antioxidant Vitamins: A Complex Story
Take Vitamin E, for example. The Vitamin E complex found naturally in foods is intricately blended with co-factors such as Vitamins A, C, K, B6, B12, folic acid, essential fatty acids, zinc, and iron. Vitamin E cannot function within the body without these co-factors. When separated from the whole, tocopherols, the elements often found in store-bought supplements, lose their vitamin properties. Natural forms of Vitamin E lose up to 99% of their potency when isolated.
Similarly, Vitamin A exists as a family of compounds, naturally accompanied by synergists such as fatty acids, chlorophyll, other vitamins, enzymes, minerals, and trace elements. Isolating a single element, such as beta carotene, does not equate to the complete naturally occurring Vitamin A complex.
The Vitamin C complex, another powerful antioxidant, includes ascorbic acid, the common ingredient in most Vitamin C supplements. However, ascorbic acid is just the outer layer of this complex, and no lab can replicate all the components found in natural food sources. The complex found in plants includes rutin, bioflavonoids, and various other unidentified components that play an essential role.
Whole Food Antioxidants: The Solution
The complex Vitamins A, C, and E function like a close-knit family. Without the support of other family members, a single element cannot reach its full health-optimizing potential. Isolated antioxidant substitutes may not effectively control oxidative damage in your pets.
The solution lies in whole food antioxidants. Besides antioxidant nutrients (Vitamins A, C, and E), antioxidant enzymes (SOD and catalase) produced by the body and found in foods are equally crucial in protecting your pets from oxidative damage. Antioxidant nutrients primarily act in the bloodstream outside the cells, while antioxidant enzymes have their primary effects inside and outside the cells.
Our Unique Proprietary Formula
There is an amazing superfood supplement, made from a variation of sprouts, combines both antioxidant nutrients and enzymes. It contains the essential nutrients from nearly a quart of custom-grown organic wheat sprouts, along with organic microalgae and red beta marine microalgae. This whole food antioxidant supplement boasts one of the highest levels of antioxidant enzyme activity and contains every co-enzyme factor naturally occurring within these foods. The synergy of having all the enzymes together with their natural host of nutrients, rather than isolated elements, makes this product highly effective in controlling oxidative damage.
The Key Takeaway
When it comes to your pet's health, only whole foods can ensure they receive all the necessary nutrients to combat oxidative damage. Optimal pet health requires "live" biochemicals. It's not just a matter of chemistry; it's about biochemistry. Whole food antioxidants offer a holistic approach to support your pet's well-being. If you're curious to learn more about this remarkable superfood supplement, please don't hesitate to reach out for further information. Your pet's health and vitality may thank you for it.
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In living memory of my sweet boy Sonnie