Health Extension: Ingredient Index

INGREDIENT INDEX

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ANTIOXIDANTS

Such as Vitamins A, E and C are powerful antioxidants that enhance the immune system and protect the body from harmful effects of oxidation.

 

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

Derived from organically grown apples which contain the \"mother of vinegar\". Around since 400 BC as an antibacterial & anti-fungal that gives the immune system a good boost. It rematerializes the body and helps normalize the dogs pH balance.

 

BASIL

High in Vitamin K and magnesium (essential for cardiovascular health) , antibacterial, protects against cellular mutation, (Vitamin K is a helping hand – helps other nutrients properly do their job correctly)

 

BEET PULP

A quality fiber and also a food source for essential good bacteria in a pet's gut. These good bacteria thrive and crowd out the bad bacteria that cause diarrhea and vomiting. Beet pulp also gently cleans the intestinal wall, allowing more nutrients to be absorbed. If beet pulp is not used, very often mucus builds up on the intestinal wall which inhibits nutrient absorption. About every 30-days so much has built up, it lets go and comes out in the form of mucus covered stools. Some state that excess amounts of beet pulp artificially reduces stool size. We include only optimum amounts that provide the stated benefits.

 

BLUEBERRIES

High in antioxidants. Balances fats in blood (cholesterol) Have favorable impact on balancing blood sugar levels

 

BLUE GREEN ALGAE

The original member of the plant kingdom, and still the most complete and easily digested plant due to the absence of cell walls. Blue Green Algae is rich in protein, GLA and chlorophyll, which are known to have many health benefits for the immune system.

 

BREWERS YEAST

An important, natural source of B vitamins. It contains 16 amino acids, 14 minerals, and 17 vitamins. It has no relationship to yeast overgrowth.

 

BROWN RICE

Highly digestible; vets recommend it for pets with digestive upsets. This is the same boxed rice you see at the market, except we buy the broken pieces that mothers don't want to see in the box. It is not pre-processed, and is ground fresh by us.

 

CARROTS

Contains good source of low fat soluble fiber, beta-carotene and vitamin A

 

CHICKEN / DEBONED CHICKEN

Chicken is the clean combination of skin and flesh without the bone derived from whole chickens. This is the same deboned chicken we eat and is free of added growth hormones and steroids.

 

CHICKEN FAT

A quality source of Omega 6 fatty acids. Our fat is pure and clear and originates in USDA plants processing chickens for our dinner table.

 

CHICKEN MEAL

Once cooked, all of the fat and water are released, creating a concentrated, highly-digestible protein and fat source. Our cat food uses low-ash chicken meal as to control mineral levels that contribute to proper urinary health.

 

CHICKPEAS & LENTILS

Gluten free binding fiber that is a good source of protein. Balances appetite, lowers cholesterol - insoluble fiber aides the large intestine in the digestion process and energy production. Consists of unique combination of antioxidants that support blood vessels and blood flow. Works with body to naturally regulate blood sugar

 

CHICORY ROOT

Prebiotic fiber - aides in bile production allowing body to better break down food for absorption.

 

COCONUT OIL

Antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal. Reduces digestion inflammation increasing nutrient absorption. Helps balance metabolism. Reduces systems reactions to allergens. Provides essential fats for healthy skin & coat. Naturally consists of vitamins and minerals needed for the body to absorb/utilize many other vitamins.

 

COLOSTRUM

Produced by the mammary gland. It is very supportive of the immune system and also stimulates growth and repair functions.

 

CRANBERRY EXTRACT

A plant known especially for its help in resisting urinary tract infections. Components of Cranberry make the lining of the urinary tract too 'slippery' for harmful bacteria to adhere to.

 

DHA (DEOCOSAHEXAENOIC ACID)

Often called the 'smart fat'. This fatty acid is the primary structural component of brain tissue. Diets rich in DHA (found in abundance algae and in fish oil) help provide the optimum food for brain development.

 

DIGESTIVE ENZYMES

Aid in digestibility by making nutrients more bio available to the animal. They increase nutrient availability and reduce flatulence/gas.

 

DUCK & DUCK MEAL

Excellent source of highly digestible alternative protein, Rich in amino acids

 

DULCE

Red seaweed – important source of dietary fiber and protein.

 

FISH MEAL/MENHADEN

Menhaden fish meal is the clean, dried whole menhaden. It is an excellent source of high quality protein & Omega 3 fatty acids which are essential for maintaining a healthy skin and coat.

 

FLAXSEED

An excellent source of Omega 3. Research shows flaxseed has wide ranging health effects, involving cardiovascular, endocrine and immune system benefits.

 

FOLIC ACID

Necessary for normal development of the nervous system.

 

FRESH FRUITS & VEGETABLES

Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Peas, Spinach, and Blueberries are natural sources of soluble fiber . These ingredients also provide vitamins and antioxidents with numerous nutritional benefits.

 

GARLIC

Immune system, liver and cardiovascular support. Helps prevent blood clots and reduces cholesterol/fat build up in blood & heart. Aides in the fight against bacterial, viral and fungal infections. Increases rate of killing off parasites.

 

GINGER

Helps prevent/relieve bloat. Ginger stimulates the stomach movement and accelerates the emptying process, allowing things to pass and not get stuck. Ginger also contains properties that have been proven to defeat cancer cells.

 

GLUCOSAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE

Rebuilds joint cartilage, improves joint flexibility, and reduces pain. Health Extension uses human-grade glucosamine from an FDA-inspected plant, which manufactures this material for pharmaceutical companies

 

GREEN LIPPED MUSSELS

High in Omegas. Reduces inflammation associated with disease (arthritis) which will decrease pain when mixed with ETA(Eicosatetraenoic acid) found only in Green Lipped Mussels

 

GREEN TEA

Will protect cells and tissues from age related damage. It is a powerful antioxidant with the ability to promote weight loss and an increased metabolism.

 

HUMAN GRADE WHOLE-EGG

Comes from a farm producing product for human use. Some brands use broken eggs, or yolks and whites which are later recombined. The AAFCO definition for this is 'Dried Egg Product' and the term is forced on all pet food makers, even though some brands, like Health Extension, use whole egg.

 

KELP / ATLANTIC KELP

Serves as an aid to a healthy coat?it can prevent coat thinning and discoloration. Our kelp, harvested from clean, cold ocean waters, is a natural, highly bioavailable source of 60 sequestered nutrients. It also benefits the immune system, and helps to prevent infertility and premature aging.

 

L-CARNITINE

Structurally similar to B-vitamins. Although the canine can manufacture this nutrient, it requires adequate levels of the amino acids methionine and lysine, as well as vitamin B-6 and C to be present for this to occur. L-Carnitine helps to prevent obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.

 

LAMB & LAMB MEAL

Our Free Range Australian and New Zealand Lamb Protein Sources are raised Hormone Free, Antibiotic Free , and Steroid Free. Lamb is an excellent source of protein that is loaded with natural flavor and essential amino acids.

 

MILK THISTLE

Comes from a liver-specific plant extract. This plant improves bile flow (eliminating wastes from the body) and loading the liver cells with antioxidants, protecting them from chemical and free-radical damage.

 

OATMEAL

New star of the health food industry. It is an excellent source of quality fiber. The veterinary dermatology group recommends using oatmeal on dogs with skin allergies, both as a shampoo and in the diet. Our human grade oatmeal is non-GMO, has not been irradiated, and contains no processing, chemical, nutritional or medicinal additives.

 

OMEGA-3 AND OMEGA-6

Fatty acids that aid in developing and maintaining good hair coat and healthy skin. They can reduce skin inflammation caused by mosquito bites and skin abrasions. For decades, research has shown that Omega-6 fatty acid (such as the chicken fat used in Health Extension) aids in maintaining healthy skin and hair coat.
Research indicates that Omega-6: Omega-3 ratios should be between 5:1 to 10:1. Health Extension formulas fall well within these ranges.

 

PARSLEY

High in minerals & vitamins including Vitamin C. Helps body fight off cancer causing pathogens

 

PEAS

Good source of amino acids. Contains more protein than grains. Low on Glycemic index. Peas are also an excellent natural source of B complex vitamins, vitamin C and K, potassium and several trace minerals. High concentration of insoluble fiber which helps to control appetite by making dogs feel full longer

 

PREBIOTICS

Carbohydrates that cannot be digested. Used as food/fuel for probiotics (foods containing them chicory root, beets, green peas, chickpeas, lentils, garlic)

 

PRIMROSE OIL

A rich natural source of the essential (meaning must be supplied in the diet) fatty acid GLA (gamma linolenic acid). This Omega-6 fatty acid is a natural anti-allergy and anti-inflammatory nutrient.

 

PROBIOTICS

Improve animal health and performance. They will protect the animal from disease by over powering bad microorganisms/pathogens like salmonella and E coli. Probiotics also aid digestion and nutrient absorption, while reducing gas. It eliminates stress-related vomiting and diarrhea.

 

PUMPKIN

Balances digestion and bowel movements. Good source of dietary fiber & beta-carotene

 

SAGE

Good source of vitamin K. Provide brain support and aides in reducing auto immune inflammatory diseases. Antioxidants are easily absorbed in digestive tract.

 

SALMON MEAL

A concentrated highly digestible quality protein. An excellent source of Omega 3 fatty acids which are associated with smooth skin, shiny coat, and health and joint care.

 

SALMON OIL

Salmon oil is high in Omega 3 fatty acid, specifically EPA and DHA.

 

SPINACH

Good source of Iron, Vitamin K & C and other naturally occurring vitamins and minerals.

 

SUNFLOWER OIL

Sunflower oil is obtained by extracting the oil from sunflower seeds. It cannot contain by definition more than 3% impurities. The oil provides the animal with calories needed for energy and the omega-6 oils essential for a shiny coat and healthy skin.

 

SWEET POTATOES

High in fiber, low in fat. Healthier lower carb alternate to white potatoes. Contains large amounts of vitamins A,C,E, B5&6, potassium and manganese (manganese – trace mineral needed for growth, development and metabolism)

 

TAPIOCA STARCH

Gluten & Corn free thickening agent or binder.

 

TOMATO

Rich in vitamin E & C and beta-carotene. Contains antioxidants that reduce risk of cardiovascular disease.

 

TURMERIC

Most commonly used for its powerful anti-inflammatory abilities throughout the entire body. Aides in treating numerous ailments including but limited to, flatulence, menstrual pain, jaundice, bloody urine, hemorrhage, toothache, bruises, chest pain, and colic. Has proven to be as effect as over the counter anti-inflammatory agents but without the same negative side effects on stomach. Has also successfully correct liver enzyme balance.

 

VENISON & VENISON MEAL

Leaner protein sources that are high in amino acids that support the immune system. High in iron. Higher in vitamins and minerals than beef

 

WHEATGERM OIL

Found in our Skin & Coat Oil - helps heal and repair skin conditions. Can also help prevent scaring

 

WHITEFISH

Higher in Omega 3 than Salmon, excellent source of iodine and selenium which aide in proper thyroid functions. Rich in vitamin B.

 

YUCCA SCHIDIGERA EXTRACT

Naturally derived from Yucca Schidigera, a plant native to desert regions. Selected extracts provide several benefits, including reduction of stool and urine odor, and improved digestion. Holistic practitioners consider it as a digestive aid, and an aid in preventing arthritis. Improved yucca sources and our highly digestible diets can reduce waste odor by up to 64%.