We receive questions daily regarding the products that we sell at Southwest Nutraceuticals, and many times we receive the same (or very similar) questions from different people. So, it got us thinking, what better place to share some of these questions and answers than our blog?
We received an email from one of our customers about Neprofin AVF, which is an advanced veterinary formula for pain and inflammation in horses and even household pets, when given in smaller dosages. She writes, "I am interested in Neprofin AVF for my 10 yr. old Goldendoodle who is in good health. The human forms of these enzymes (ie. Neprinol, Vitalzym) all state it absolutely must be taken on an empty stomach - no food - or it will just digest the food and not go into the bloodstream. If the AVF product is put on an animal's food - how is it going to work properly?
Answer: Neprofin AVF is considered a 'feed supplement' and is designed to be taken with food. A big part of the enzyme function in something like Neprofin is to assimilate food into nutrients and discard the waste. It works continuously with the pH variation of the digestive tract to increase digestion and absorption, which also intensifies absorption of released amino acids. This may lead to a reduction in swelling, quicker recovery from injuries, and an increase of lean muscle mass in the animal.
Enzymes could be called the natural "spark plug" of our body's engine. They are a bio-catalyst that is responsible for many processes, including food digestion, energy conversion and the break-down of fibrin (scar tissue) that builds up in the body.
All living things are equipped to produce them naturally. However, as we get older, our body's enzyme production process begins to slows down...generally in our late 20s to early 30s. In order to replenish this enzyme deficiency later in life, supplemental enzymes are available.
Here are 7 reasons to consider adding enzymes to your daily regimen:
Novequin DPF (Digestive Probiotic Formula) becomes Arthur Andrew Medical's eighth product in their popular supplement line, and the second product specifically for use in horses. The purpose of Novequin is to provide your horse with the benefits of digestive enzymes and a probiotic blend to optimize digestive health throughout its life.
A foal enters the world with a sterile digest tract; however, it quickly acquires millions of bacteria, both beneficial and harmful. Adding probiotics, enzymes and beneficial yeast to a foal's diet helps to strengthen its immune system and defend against harmful bacteria overgrowth. Probiotics also help stop and prevent diarrhea, loose stools and scours. This will lead to bigger, stronger, healthier animals at weaning.
Since probiotics and enzymes improve the digestion and absorption of nutrients, even healthy horses can benefit from supplementation. Optimal digestive health means better hair coats, stronger hooves and superior athletic performance.
Novequin will be sold in 3 different sizes: 90g, 500g and a 1,000g jar. All three are available now through Southwest Nutraceuticals.
The seasons will be changing soon, and with it, many aspects of our lives will be adapting to it. We put the shorts and t-shirts away, and pull the jeans, sweaters and jackets out from storage. Air conditioning turns into heating, lawnmowing and hedge trimming make way for raking and snowblowing, and running outside in the park becomes running inside on a treadmill (well, it's the other way around here in Arizona). So what do we do to adapt our body's?
Cleansing in preparation for the change of season assists the body in adapting to climatic and physical changes. Doing a cleanse 2-4 times every year can really help to reduce the buildup of toxins and maintain optimal health. Cleansing when the seasons go through their most drastic changes (ie. Spring and Fall), can help the body rejuvenate from, or prepare for the Winter's cold weather, and can also make a big difference for seasonal allergy sufferers.
Usually there is only a small amount of accumulated extra fluid in a dog's body . However, conditions like congestive heart failure can cause a dog's body to become bloated and filled with liquid. Sometimes there is so much of this fluid that the dog's body weight can nearly double! Unfortunately this may be just the beginning. Heart problems can also trigger a secondary condition called canine protein-losing enteropathy (CPLE) that can cause even more fluid to build up, plus a host of other potentially life-threatening complications .
CPLE occurs when higher than normal amounts of protein leak into the intestinal tract and are lost through the stool. Although the dog's body tries to make up for this loss by producing more proteins like albumin, it can't keep up with the demand. As a result, the dog has low levels of albumin (hypoalbuminemia) and sometimes low levels of globulin (hypoglobulinemia).