Forget the colonel’s secret 11 herbs and spices, in this blog we'll share 11 of the ingredients we use across our range of 100% natural supplements. As pet owners become increasingly interested in the ingredients within their pet’s food, it’s important for them to also know what’s included within their pet’s supplements.
Carefully formulated by herbalists with over 30 years of experience and unlike many mass-produced pet products, our supplements are free from artificial chemicals, preservatives and fillers, specifically developed to support pet owners’ common health concerns.
From Chinese Skullcap to Siberian Ginseng, our ingredients have been carefully selected for their unique properties and exceptional health benefits. Read on to discover not only what ingredients we use, but more importantly, why we us them.
Turmeric, with its active compound curcumin, has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and has been widely used in human health supplements for many years. This ingredient has more recently gained popularity within pet products to help maintain joint health and mobility. With 1 in 5 pets showing signs of arthritis before their first birthday, this is an essential addition to your pet’s wellness routine.
Much like Turmeric, Boswellia has been shown to inhibit inflammation, with several studies showing positive results in helping to manage conditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. This is another must-have when it comes to caring for your pet’s joint health from an early age. Our Daily Joint Supplement contains both of these ingredients and is specifically formulated to support healthy joint movement. The unique blend of botanical herbs and minerals also supports muscle development and promotes vitality.
The difficult to pronounce Waterhyssop, also known as Bacopa Monnieri (which isn’t much easier!), is an herb that enhances cognitive function. This ancient Indian medicine contains anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) properties, contributing to a calmer state of mind. Traditionally used to enhance brain function, modern research suggests that it may also help to improve memory, attention and the ability to process information.
4. St John's Wort
Pet owners are becoming increasingly aware of their pet’s mental and emotional wellbeing, with ingredient like St. John's Wort acting as a natural mood enhancer. A recent study claimed that 8.8 million dogs in UK exhibit anxiety-like behaviours, with 1.4 million showing signs of distress when left alone. These kind of stats demonstrate the important of supplementing your pet’s diet with natural botanical herbs like St. John's Wort, which can help alleviate depression and anxiety-like symptoms, promoting a happier and more relaxed demeanour.
Another ingredient that would score well in a game of Scrabble is Ashwagandha. This ancient remedy is an adaptogen that helps your pet's body adapt to stress, possessing properties to help soothe nervousness and tension. Used alongside Waterhyssop and St. John's Wort within our Daily Calming Supplement, this unique combination helps reduce stress and anxiety, particularly with nervous and/or anxious pets.
Gingko is an amazing herb that helps to curb one of the leading triggers of allergies, inflammation, and asthma. Another favourite of traditional Chinese medicine, it also has a multitude of other benefits; including improving circulation, supporting brain function, boosting eye health and even improving cardiac function.
7. Chinese Skullcap
Known for its natural anti-inflammatory properties and natural antihistamine-like effects, Chinese Skullcap is perfect for helping to soothe itchy and irritated skin after an allergic reaction. Much like Gingko, it is a powerhouse herb in traditional Chinese medicine, with these two ingredients paired alongside Nettle and a range of other natural herbs and minerals in our Daily Allergy & Itch Supplement.
Nettle is best-known for its natural antihistamine-like effects, helping to soothe irritation, reduce inflammation and relieve allergy-like symptoms. This common weed holds many other benefits for your pets, including boosting their immune system and helping to flush waste products out of their system.
9. Siberian Ginseng
Siberian Ginseng is an adaptogenic herb that boosts energy and stamina. It can help increase your pet's endurance and vitality, making it an ideal ingredient for active or working dogs. It’s also an ideal ingredient to support senior pets, as it also supports immune health and general wellbeing.
Another ingredient used in traditional Chinese medicine, Astragalus supports immune function and cardiovascular health. It is believed to promote longevity, making it ideal for older and/or ageing pets. Used within our Daily Senior Supplement alongside Siberian Ginseng and a range of other botanical ingredients including Elderflower, Capsicum, Peppermint and Cola Nut, to promotes vitality, improve brain cognition and boost overall well-being.
11. Salmon Oil
Salmon Oil is a great all-rounder for your pets' health, keeping them feeling healthy from the inside out. Not only does it help maintain a healthy skin and coat, it also helps to support brain & heart health, whilst also being beneficial to your pet’s joints too! Fortified with Omega 3, 6 & 9 fatty acids, our Scottish Salmon Oil is ethically and sustainably sourced from the deep-sea lochs of Scotland, slowly extracted to keep it packed with powerful antioxidants that boost your pet’s health and wellbeing.
These are just 11 ingredients that we use, with well in excess of 40 different botanical herbs, minerals and oils used across our 100% natural supplement range. We believe that by selecting supplements with the right natural ingredients, you can help your pet live a longer, healthier, happier life, whilst avoiding any artificial chemicals, preservatives or fillers commonly found in mass-produced pet supplements.
As you will have gathered (if you’ve read this far) we’re passionate about pet wellbeing and are driven to develop natural, ethical and sustainable pet products that enrich the lives of the nation’s pets, simply using the ingredient that nature has provided.
Make sure you come back and visit our Blog & Advice Hub regularly for more helpful advice on how to help keep your pet feeling healthy from the inside out