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The good news is that nature provides a very powerful weapon against your pets degenerative process in the form of antioxidants. They neutralize the effect of free radicals and help to protect the heart, brain and other organs from oxidative stress.
What are antioxidants?
Antioxidants come in many different forms, and are found in many different sources.
Lignan: which can be made from flax hulls, is beneficial to estrogen responsive urinary incontinence, joint health, heart health, and your pets immune system
Vitamin E: is an essential for your dog – found in buffalo, eggs, kidney, liver, spinach. It helps fight free radicals, prevent cancer and heart disease. Because of its fatty properties, it is also good for your dog’s skin & coat.
Selenium: found in protein sources like fish, chicken, beef – this takes stress off the liver and thyroid glands, helps regulate metabolism, recycle Vitamin C to strengthen the cells, and helps with dogs who suffer from IBD. It works best when taken with Vitamin E as they bind together to help fight oxidative damage in your dog’s body
Cranberry: Cranberries outrank nearly every fruit and vegetable–including strawberries, spinach, broccoli, red grapes, apples, raspberries, and cherries. Female dogs can be prone to blockages – cranberry extract helps to breaks down crystals in the urethra. With its healing properties inhibiting the growth of harmful bacteria as it passes through the urinary tract.
Antioxidants are considered one of natures many weapons against the degenerative process. Being extremely beneficial to your pets, antioxidants neutralize the effects of free radicals. This means the damage to your dogs DNA and oxidative state is drastically reduced– they help restore the healthy cells which strengthens your dog’s longevity.
They also help protect the brain, heart, liver, kidneys, and many other organs for an oxidative state.