If you've never heard of the herb turmeric, you are in for quite a treat.
A special form of this commonly used herb has potent bioactive compounds that can support your pet's health in many different ways.
The secret behind turmeric lies in curcumin, the most important of all the curcuminoids.
But, as wonderful as it may be, the curcumin content of pure turmeric powder is very low – approximately 3% by weight. So, turmeric powder by itself is not a reliable source of curcumin for your pet.*
I'm excited to tell you... Using advanced technology, we took curcumin to a whole new level.
How Your Pet Can Potentially Benefit from Curcumin
Even though studies with dogs and cats are limited, based on my experience and that of other holistic veterinarians, I believe curcumin may potentially benefit your pet similarly to the way it helps humans.
I've used curcumin with both dogs and cats in my veterinary practice for many years. It's become one of my "go-to" herbs.
With your pet, the special type of curcumin I use today may help:
- Support a normal immune response
- Helps reduce the effects of normal environmental stress
- Reduce oxidative damage from free radicals
- Support normal healthy digestion and gut defense
- Support a normal inflammatory response
- Support comfortable, flexible movement
- Provide antioxidant support
- Support normal detoxification processes
- Maintain normal DNA
Plus, there's one other very important feature about this herb. Most substances, including many vitamins, cannot cross the blood-brain barrier. This is the protective lining of endothelial cells that guard your pet's brain.
Curcumin is one of those rare compounds that can cross the blood-brain barrier. This opens up all kinds of possibilities for your pet's brain health.
Why Your Pet May Not Benefit from Turmeric or Regular Curcumin
As I've already pointed out, curcumin is the beneficial component of turmeric. This mysterious, beautifully colored herb has been used in India for thousands of years.
With all the forms available, what type of turmeric or curcumin should you pick for your pet?
Most curcumin studies involve the use of the active ingredient itself, and not turmeric. So giving your pet turmeric, even the organic variety, isn't likely to make much of a difference.
And of course if it's not organic, it may contain pesticides and herbicides – something you don't want to give your pet!
So, you may be thinking... Real curcumin is what counts, right?
Unfortunately, it's not that simple. There are issues with curcumin that few people realize.
Curcumin's Shortcomings — And One Way to Overcome them
To understand why regular curcumin may not provide the benefits you desire for your pet, there are a few crucial things you need to know about this compound.
Curcumin has some serious shortcomings. It:
- Tends to be unstable at intestinal pH levels
- Is poorly absorbed
- Is rapidly eliminated from your pet's body
In other words, curcumin is not easily absorbed into your pet's blood. And because of that, much just passes through the body unabsorbed and gets eliminated. Further, the liver may quickly metabolize even the small amount that does get absorbed.
To compensate for these shortcomings, some vets advise making an emulsion by mixing curcumin with fats or lecithin to make it more absorbable.
This does help with absorption somewhat, but the extra step takes time and can be messy.
So what's best for your pet?
Because curcumin holds such potential for your pet, I've addressed those annoying absorption issues head on...
What to Look for in a High-Quality Curcumin
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The NASC, or the National Animal Supplement Council, was formed in 2002 in response to an uncertain future for animal health supplements.
To help keep these popular products on market shelves, the NASC was created to work jointly with state and federal regulatory officials to ensure that manufacturers:
- Successfully complete a quality audit
- Follow proper and accurate labeling guidelines
- Conduct random product testing
- Provide warnings and report any potential adverse effects
Our active membership in NASC is a positive move for your pet's well-being. While we're working to help ensure the future health of all companion animals, you're assured quality products that pass the test.
Now that you know that all curcumin is not created equal, what should you look for when buying this important herb for your pet?
Here's what I think is important to look for when buying a high-quality curcumin formula. I call it my 4-Point Quality Test. Make sure it:
- Utilizes advanced technology to increase bioavailability
This is number one on my list because of how challenging it is to absorb curcumin.
- Provides all three of the curcuminoids found in turmeric
Curcumin is the main curcuminoid in turmeric, but it's not the only one. The other two are valuable for your pet's health: demethoxycurcumin and bisdemethoxycurcumin. Having all three curcuminoids is critical, as new research shows that bisdemethoxycurcumin is only activated when the levels of the other two curcuminoids (demethoxycurcumin and curcumin) are high.
- Is sourced from raw organic turmeric material standardized to curcuminoids.
Don’t be shortchanged by lesser-quality curcumin. Always look for a standardized curcumin content and a curcumin sourced from Certified Organic turmeric.
- Avoids unnecessary fillers, additives and risky excipients
Your pet doesn't need questionable, unnecessary ingredients.
This is a tall order to fill, for sure. Some of this information may not even be available to you, so it can be challenging to find a high-quality formula.
I've Eliminated the Guesswork... And, I've Done the Hard Work to Bring You What I Consider the Best
I'm not going to make you go through the trenches to find a high-quality, absorbable curcumin formula for your pet. I've already done that.
This bio-advanced Curcumin for Cats & Dogs avoids the pitfalls of regular curcumin and turmeric. It's:
- Highly bioavailable
- Highly absorbable
- Made in the USA
Creating a bioavailable Curcumin for Cats & Dogs wasn't easy. It required years of research, the combined minds of experts in the field and innovative technology to make our advanced Curcumin a reality.
And now it's available for your pet.
I consider my Curcumin for Cats & Dogs to be the best of the best in curcumin formulas. Here's what really makes it special...
Advanced Technology Makes Bioavailability a Reality for Your Pet
It all happens through an amazing technology called “MicroActive®.” In a nutshell, here’s how this cutting edge process helps make curcumin more bioavailable and absorbable for your pet:
- Creates a self-emulsifying system forming micro-particles of curcumin, making it water-soluble and more bioavailable for your pet's body
- Helps enhance protection of active ingredients during transport to the absorption site
- Reduces bioavailable variation to help enhance total benefit potential
- Helps reduce variation between pets. Some pets are good absorbers, but others, because of high levels of adipose tissue or certain medical conditions, are poor absorbers. The MicroActive® helps increase absorption where absorption is low.
Separately released micro-particles of curcumin in your pet's digestive tract along with sustained release translate into a high-quality curcumin that your pet's body can use!
Sustained Release Saves You Time
Curcumin has a relatively short half-life. That means, to get the same potential benefit over a 24-hour period, you would need to repeat doses every four to six hours.
My Curcumin for Cats & Dogs provides a “sustained-release” benefit so you can give it to your pet once a day instead.
The convenient sustained-release feature...
- Provides controlled release of active ingredients over time
- Helps enhance the bioavailability of active ingredients
- Requires fewer doses for the same potential benefits
- Makes it easier to remember since you only give it once a day
All these features make my Curcumin for Cats & Dogs a “no-brainer”!
Curcumin for Cats & Dogs Passes My 4-Points Quality Test with Flying Colors
Remember the points I told you to seek in a high-quality curcumin formula? Let's take another quick look at my 4-Point Quality Test and see how my Curcumin for Cats & Dogs stacks up.
| Includes all three curcuminoids found in turmeric?
||Yes! This formula provides curcumin, demethoxycurcumin, and bisdemethoxycurcumin.
| Avoids unnecessary fillers, additives, and excipients?
||Yes! I don't use common questionable ingredients like magnesium stearate and Polysorbate 80 that your pet doesn't need.
| Is sourced from raw organic turmeric material standardized to curcuminoids?
||Yes! My formula is sourced from raw Certified Organic turmeric and is standardized to a minimum curcuminoid content.
| Uses advanced technology to increase bioavailability?
||Yes! From its innovative sustained release and cutting edge MicroActive® technologies, its bioavailability potential has been boosted to a whole new level.
Can you see why I'm so excited about this formula? Until now there just hasn't been a curcumin that meets all these demanding requirements!.
Is Your Pet Ready to Jump on Board?
Are you ready to help your dog or cat live a healthy, comfortable life? I encourage you to try my Curcumin for Cats & Dogs right away.
It's a small price to pay for so many potential benefits.
Order Curcumin for Cats & Dogs today and give your pet the potential of a new lease on life!
Q: How much Pet Curcumin should I give my pet?
A: We include a convenient, pre-measured scoop, so dosing is easy. Administer the following number of scoops once a day:
Cats and toy breed dogs:
Large breed dogs (50-79 lbs):
Small breed dogs (15-29 lbs):
Giant breed dogs (80+ lbs):
Medium breed dogs (30-49 lbs):
Q: Are there any side effects of Curcumin for Cats & Dogs that I should be aware of?
A: Some pets may develop vomiting and diarrhea if given too much curcumin. If that occurs with your pet, stop use temporarily and restart with a reduced dose. If your pet suffers from liver disease, please consult with your holistic vet before use.