Organic Blackstrap Molasses is extracted during the process of cane sugar production, in which all the beneficial nutrients of the sugar cane are concentrated into the molasses. Not only is it a great source of iron and calcium, but it's also a source of potassium, magnesium, copper, and manganese.
Brewer's yeast contains Vitamins B1, B2 and Niacin. B Vitamins support a healthy heart, brain, nervous system and hormone balance; are essential for energy, carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism and support healthy vision and skin health.
A high fibre food, the benefits of brown rice are numerous reducing the risk of heart diseases, helping to avoid abrupt spikes in sugar levels, helping digestion and reducing constipation. Brown rice also contains nutrients including the B vitamins, manganese, selenium and iron.
A safe chocolate alternative for dogs made from the roasted and ground pods of the evergreen carob tree, native to the Middle East. Carob is free from caffeine and other stimulants and ground carob seeds contain only half the fat of cocoa. In addition, Carob is full of vitamins including Vitamin A, B1 and B2. It is also rich in calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphate, potassium, protein and silicon.
Cod Liver Oil:
Cod liver oil is a natural fish oil that provides the omega 3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, as well as naturally occurring levels of Vitamin A and D.
The omega 3's in cod liver oil supports: joint health; cardiovascular health;skin and coat health; visual development;brain health;energy production;anti-inflammatory environment. Vitamin A in cod liver oil supports:vision health;growth; immune system. Vitamin D in cod liver oil supports: bone and joint health; phosphorus and calcium balance for healthy bone cells; muscle contractions.
Rich in essential fatty acids and fibre. Recognised as the richest vegetable source of Omega-3 essential fatty acids. It also contains lignans which have powerful antioxidant properties and contain a balance of soluble fibre which helps digestive regularity and insoluble fibre which may reduce cholesterol.
Lactose Free Milk:
If consuming products made from cows’ milk causes your doggy symptoms such as nausea, cramps, bloating, gas or diarrhoea, this could mean they are lactose intolerant. Lactose free milk is made from cows’ milk and then filtered to remove half the milk sugars. Lactase enzyme is then added to the milk to break down the remaining milk sugars into simpler forms that can be easily absorbed.
One of the richest natural sources of minerals, providing all 37 minerals and trace elements in an organic form that is easily assimilated to maintain a healthy metabolism. The particularly high iron and iodine content aids coat growth and enriches and maintains good pigmentation.
Contains omega-3 fatty acids and lignans to enhance the immune and digestive systems. It promotes healthy mental function by providing necessary nutritional support to brain tissue. It is used to balance hormones, regulate blood sugar levels, treat nerve disorders, and alleviate skin conditions such as eczema and acne.
Oats contain a soluble fibre which has been proved to lower blood cholesterol, ultimately reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Oats are also a low GI food, reducing high blood sugar. Oats also contain selenium and vitamin E which are good for boosting the immune system and zinc which aids metabolism as well aiding in cell regeneration and the healing of wounds. Oats also contain a higher concentration of protein in comparison to other cereals, helping to repair and maintain body tissues and providing a source of energy. Oats are also a very good source of silica, which is important for supporting the body's connective tissues and are low in fat! We only use wheat & gluten free oats in our treats!
Olive oil is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, C, D, and Iron, as well as helping the body to maintain strong levels of vitamin E, and helping to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Olive oil also maintains the good health of the digestive tract and helps to reduce high blood pressure and cholesterol. Regular use of olive oil has also been associated with lower rates of asthma and rheumatoid arthritis.
Full of iron (for the generation of new blood cells), zinc (formation of protein), calcium (vital for strong bones) and magnesium (nerve and muscle function), they are also a terrific source of protein and omega-3. Shown to benefit a wide range of conditions from high cholesterol to prostate disease and in reducing inflammation in arthritis suffers.
Unlike wheat or rice, quinoa is a complete protein - containing all eight of the essential amino acids. It has been recognised by the United Nations as a supercrop for its health benefits: packed with dietary fibre, phosphorus, magnesium and iron. It is also gluten-free and easy to digest.
Naturally low in fat, Sweet Potatoes are also high in fibre. In addition, they are an excellent source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Potassium and Manganese. Some of the benefits of this super ingredient are that they are great for a healthy immune system, boosting energy levels and keeping skin in good condition too.
Sunflower seeds are packed with vitamins, including vitamin B1 and B5, vitamin E and folate. They also provide copper, magnesium, selenium and phosphorous. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant, helping preserve cardiovascular health. Sunflower seeds also contain tryptophan and choline, also found in pumpkin seeds, tryptophan can help reduce stress, anxiety and depression. Choline appears to help increase brain function, particularly helping to improve memory.
Rich in protein, minerals, B vitamins, folic acid, and carbohydrates, whilst being low in calories. Wild Rice is also high in niacin, potassium. zinc and fibre, as well as magnesium and small amounts of calcium and iron.
© Gourmet Dog Treats 2011-2014