KEY INGREDIENTS IN THE VETVITALS® LINE-UP:
When it comes to pet food ingredients, Sabinsa supplies multifunctional ingredients of high quality and purity.
Capsicum fruitescens (Capsicum)Capsicum fruitsscens is obtained from fruits of paprika and is standardized as per the AAFCO requirements for pet feed ingredients. Capsicum can be added in pet food to provide characteristic flavor to the food, as well as provide a soothing feeling to the digestive system. It also helps to fight bad mouth odor.
Cinnamomum zeylanicum (Cinnamon ceylon)Cinnamomum is an excellent food ingredient for dry pet food, treats, and canned food. Cinnamon’s antibacterial and anti-fungal activity are well-established, which helps to fight off infections like Candida. Cinnamon provides characteristic flavor, and improves palatability. It also helps to slow spoilage, and important benefit for canned food, which has a higher rate of spoilage once opened.
Curcuma longa (Turmeric)Curcuma longa, also known by its common name turmeric, is a spice ingredient in human food obtained from the ginger family. Roots of curcuma longa are known to have several efficacious compounds, of which Curcuminoids are the most prominent. Curcuminoids are well known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity. It can be used in pet food as well as supplements to provide antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity for pets. The anti-inflammatory activity is important for older pets prone to inflammatory conditions such as joint pain.
Zingiber officinale (Ginger)Ginger is very popular in Asian cuisine not only for its taste but also for numerous health benefits. Sabinsa offers ginger extract in a variety of grades standardized with Gingerols and provides guaranteed analysis for every batch of product as required by AAFCO. Ginger is available from our super critical fluid extraction process that ensures a safe ingredient of the highest quality for your pet food formulation. In dogs and cats ginger can help to reduce the digestive problems often experienced by pets eating processed food. Ginger has been used for many years in pets for the treatment of vomiting and cardiovascular disorders, canine heartworm disease and joint health support. Ginger is soothing for the GI tract and can help in reducing the motion sickness and nausea.
Trigonella foenum graecum (Fenugreek)Fenugreek is an annual plant in the Fabaceae family with multiple health benefits that also functions as a flavor enhancer in the pet food. A rich source of many vitamins and minerals (vitamins A, C, and B vitamins, potassium, iron and calcium), Fenugreek can improve digestion, and keep skin and coat healthy. Fenugreek helps decrease inflammation and also can lower blood glucose. Fenugreek powder for pet food is superb because for fussy eaters it encourages appetite and will also aid digestion, being a mild but effective laxative. Fenugreek is excellent for increasing milk production in lactating dogs, and it assists with lowering cholesterol.
Glycyrrhiza glabra (Glycyrrhiza) DGLSabinsa offers a standardized extract from Glycyrrhiza glabra standardized to a minimum glycyrrhizinic acid and contains the proximate analysis as per the AAFO requirements. Commonly referred to as Licorice, it is used traditionally for several health conditions related to the digestive system. DGL extract is soothing to the stomach and hence has a calming effect on pets. DGL extract is also known for its anti-inflammatory activity and can be helpful for relieving pain and itching. Licorice is also sourced to prepare Mono-ammoniated glycyrrhizin, which can be added as sweeteners for animal food.
Piper nigrum (Black pepper)Black Pepper is an extract from the fruits of the black pepper plant (Piper nigrum L) that is used as a dietary supplement for both humans and animals. This extract is often added to increase the absorption of other nutrients and has also been used as a weight-loss aid. Black Pepper is included in nutritional supplements such as joint, periodontal, and parasite remedies for dogs. The property of Black Pepper that may improve mineral and vitamin absorption is used in multiple alternative medications for dogs. It has been used to improve the bioavailability of curcumin, an anti-inflammatory in canine joint health medications. It has been used in energy supplements with coenzyme Q10 to further increase canine stamina. Black pepper has been combined with catechin, echinacea, and various vitamins for oral pain relief. The way that VetPerine® has been used suggests that it may improve the efficacy of such supplements with which it is paired.
Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)Sabinsa offers an excellent natural extract with cascading antioxidants. Rosmarinus officinalis or Rosemary herb and its various extracts have been used for ages for flavor and preserving food. Rosemary extract can be added to soft, moist and canned pet food as a preservative for increasing shelf life and slowing down the spoilage of the food. Rosemary extract contains rosmarinic acid, carnosic acid and ursolic acid, all of which provide the cascading antioxidant activities.
Salvia officinalis (Sage)Salvia officinalis extract, obtained from the leaves of sage, has been regarded as a medicinal plant through the ages. It is widely used in human and pet nutrition, in food for flavor, and also for medicinal benefits such as soothing the digestive system, managing gum disease and inflammation. Sabinsa offers powdered salvia extract which is safe and has high stability, thus can be added in pet treats, pet food, canned pet food and supplements for a variety of health benefits.
Punica granatum (Pomegranate)Oxidative stress is known to cause damage to cardiovascular health in humans as well as pets. Cardiac diseases are the second most prevalent cause of death for dogs. Sabinsa offers a natural, safe pet supplement ingredient - pomegranate extract containing polyphenols. This extract has shown promise in prevention and management of canine cardiac disease. Punica granatum extract has been studied for its cardiovascular health benefits along with commonly used supplements such as taurine and carnitine. Pomegranate extract has exhibited excellent free radical scavenging activity, also cytoprotective effects in endothelial cells and can be part of an effective multi-dimensional approach to antioxidant management in pet food and supplements.