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We Proudly Use Certified Organic, Non-GMO, Kosher Herbs

From a Company Dedicated to Sustainability and Fair Trade

 

 

Alfalfa Powder

 

Alfalfa contains a broad spectrum of nutrients, including considerable quantities of protein (up to 50%), trace minerals, dietary fiber, and vitamins A, B1, B12, C, D, E, and K. It is also very high in chlorophyll, which is to serve as an antioxidant in the bloodstream. Alfalfa is traditionally known as one of the best herbal treatments for arthritis, rheumatism, and gout. Improves Mental Vigor and posses cancer preventative qualities. Nutritive, Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, Diuretic.

 

http://theanimalherbalist.com/?page_id=135

http://www.yourolddog.com/10198/the-many-benefits-of-alfalfa-for-dogs/

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/alfalfa-for-dogs/

 

 

Ashwagandha Root Powder

 

Antioxidant, Anti-inflammatory. Especially useful in degenerative arthritis conditions. Protects the liver. Helps to increase oxygen carrying red blood cells. Healthy endocrine function. Helps balance the adrenal glands, lower cortisol levels and lower high blood pressure.  Aids in digestive function, helps control a healthy weight. Helps with relaxation, good for anxiety and irritability issues. 

 

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/herbs-for-canine-joint-care/

http://www.petnutritioninfo.com/ashwagandha-benefits.html

 

 

Burdock Root Powder

 

Liver Tonic, Purifies the Blood. Excellent Source of Potent Antioxidants, Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron, Thiamin, Rinoflavin. Holistic Treatment for Eczema, Inflamed Skin, Arthritis, Rheumatoid Disorders, Inflammatory Kidney and Bladder Disease. Cholagogue, Diuretic, Nutritive. 

 

http://theanimalherbalist.com/?page_id=142

http://www.dogster.com/dog-food/herbs-for-dogs

http://www.rawtothebones.com/health-burdock-root-dogs-cats/

 

 

Cinnamon

 

Anti-Clotting, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-Microbial, Cinnamon is known to stop the growth of Bad bacteria, Fungi, and, Yeast. Blood Sugar Control, Brain Activity Enhancer, Excellent source of Calcium, Fiber, Manganese, Calcium. Carminative. Digestive and Dental Health. The fiber in cinnamon can help provide respite from both constipation and diarrhea. 

 

http://ottawavalleydogwhisperer.blogspot.com/2013/11/cinnamon-herbs-for-dogs-and-cats.html

http://moderndogmagazine.com/articles/10-human-foods-share/17297

http://huskymusher.blogspot.com/2012/12/healing-your-dog-naturally-with-honey.html

 

 

Chamomile Flower Powder

 

Chamomile is a mild sedative and digestive tonic that is safe, gentle, and effective in a broad spectrum of applications. Reduces anxiety. Great to calm barking puppies. Reduces aggressive behavior in dogs. Helpful for indigestion, gas, and vomiting. Suppresses muscle spasms. Calms the skin due to allergies or insect bites.. Excellent remedy for chronic or acute gastric disorders, including various forms of inflammatory bowel disease. Anti-inflammatory, Anti-microbial, breaks up intestinal worms.

 

http://theanimalherbalist.com/?page_id=151

http://yourorganicgardeningblog.com/all-for-pets-natural-herbs-for-happy-healthy-dogs/

 

 

Chia Seeds

 

Chia has 3 times the amount of Omega-3 fatty acids as salmon! Promotes Healthy Cells , Protects the Immune system,skin and coat. Supports Joint health. Aids in Brain and eye development. Reduces inflammation. Contains more calcium than whole milk, more iron than raw spinach and more magnesium than broccoli. Chia is non-allergenic too and an excellent source of phosphorus, potassium, copper, iron and zinc. Endurance, Weight Loss and Diabetes Support.

 

 

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/chia-for-pets/

http://www.gooddogfoodcompany.com/archives/126-the-incredible-health-benefits-of-chia-seeds

 

 

Coconut Oil

 

Elevates the metabolism, provides a higher level of energy and vitality, protects you from illness, and speeds healing. Improves skin and coat, improves digestion, and reduces allergic reactions. Aids in regulating and balancing insulin and promotes normal thyroid function. Antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal 

 

 

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/the-health-benefits-of-coconut-oil/

http://wellnessmama.com/13700/benefits-coconut-oil-pets/

http://www.dogster.com/lifestyle/ten-reasons-to-add-coconut-oil-to-your-dogs-diet

 

 

Carob Powder

 

Carob has a naturally sweet and pleasant flavor, and is packed with nutrients. It is rich in vitamins A, B, B1, B2, B3, B6 and D, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, manganese and protein. Carob is also rich in fiber and pectin, which helps eliminate toxins from the body. This super food improves digestion, lowers cholesterol, and can be used to treat diarrhea. The vitamin E content in carob helps to treat coughs, flu, and anemia. It can even be used to fight against osteoporosis because of it allows better absorption of calcium. Does not contain chocolate. 

 

http://gooddogfoodcompany.com/archives/111-carob-a-dogs-chocolate

http://leapsandbones.com/feeding-treating-2/let-them-eat-carob/

 

 

Dandelion

 

Dandelion is rich in vitamins A, C, K, D and he B complex, as well as iron, manganese, phosphorus, and many other trace minerals. This nearly perfect whole food source of vitamins and minerals is easily absorbed by the body without overworking the liver and kidneys. Dandelion has the ability to detoxify the liver and gallbladder, reduce the side effects of toxins and medication processed by the liver, and relieve symptoms of diseases in which the liver plays a role.Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect, can be used to aid in balancing the digestive tract.

 

http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/6_7/features/5554-1.html

http://peterdobias.com/blogs/blog/11014033-why-is-dandelion-good-for-dogs

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/dandelion-much-more-than-a-weed/

http://theanimalherbalist.com/?page_id=129

 

Egg Yolk 

 

 

Egg yolks score a perfect 100 for biological value. Biological value indicates how easily the body can absorb the protein and its amino acids to support his bodily functions. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins, and your pooch needs his diet to supply him with the 10 amino acids his body can't produce on its own. Egg yolks contain all of these essential amino acids in the proportions your pup needs. This makes them an excellent and even more highly digestible source of protein than meat or meat byproducts, according to the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.

 

Egg yolks contain a variety of vitamins for your pooch, including vitamin A, biotin, vitamin B12, iron, folate, selenium, riboflavin and healthy fatty acids, according to "Dogs Naturally" magazine. Unlike egg whites, egg yolks don't contain avidin, an enzyme that can inhibit the absorption of biotin, a B-vitamin necessary for the metabolism of fats, according to the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. A biotin deficiency may result in skin and coat issues, according to Waltham. While cooking egg whites can neutralize the avidin in them, avidin is not an issue with egg yolks. Plus, egg yolks are rich in biotin to help keep your dog's skin moisturized and his coat shiny. They also contain the majority of the healthy ingredients in an egg, unlike the egg whites.

 

http://dogcare.dailypuppy.com/egg-yolk-dog-food-3236.html

http://www.ehow.com/info_8658115_egg-yolk-good-dogs.html

 

 

Horsetail (Shavegrass) Powder

 

Horsetail herb is mainly used to treat urinary tract disorders including bladder infections, urinary incontinence and kidney stones in cats and dogs. Horsetail can aid the healing of ligaments and broken bones, as silica are needed for the formation of collagen in bone, cartilage and connective tissue. Using horsetail in older pets can help prevent degeneration of the nervous system and cognitive disorder. Horsetail builds the immune, glandular, and nervous systems, plus skin, coat, teeth, and nails. It helps in expelling parasites/worms and is a diuretic.

 

http://www.ehow.com/facts_6060754_horsetail-herb-cats-dogs.html

 

 

Hemp Seed 

 

Hemp is filled with important and crucial nutrition including  polyunsaturated good fats [with naturally occurring   ideal 1:3 ratio of Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty  acids (EFAs)], protein, vitamins (including vitamin   B1, B3, B6, B12, C, D, E), antioxidants, magnesium,potassium, calcium, fiber, iron, enzymes.  Easily digested by the body. Strengthens the immune system, supports a healthy weight, increases energy, improves condition of skin and fur.

 

http://www.hempcanadabulk.com/hemp-for-healthy-pets-livestock/the-health-benefits-of-hemp-in-dogs-birds-and-horses/

http://www.ecodogsblog.com/2011/05/are-hemp-products-good-for-your-dog.html

 

 

Kelp Powder

 

Kelp is the most nutritious of all sea vegetables. It contains over 100 nutrients that your dog needs.  It is a wonderful source of trace minerals, including iodine, magnesium, zinc, copper, gold, cobalt, and selenium.  Also found in kelp are high levels of B vitamins, as well as Vitamin E and C.  In addition to these vitamins and minerals, kelp is also rich in amino acids. Increased immune function, balances digestive track. Excellent for puppies and lactating mother dogs.

 

http://www.aplaceforpaws.com/faqs/products/why-is-kelp-good-for-my-dog.html

http://www.natural-dog-health-remedies.com/kelp-for-dogs.html

 

 

Milled Flaxseed

 

Flax: Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids, Skin & Coat, Immune system support, Anti-Inflammatory Effect to Support Joint Health, Antioxidants, A rich Source of Micronutrients, Dietary fiber, Manganese, Vitamin B, Supports Digestive Health 

 

***FORSTA uses Nutra Flax brand Flaxseed. They work with a single source for northern grown flaxseed (non-GMO).  The product itself is a food grade full-fat milled flaxseed. Unlike the traditional grinding or crushing of flaxseeds, Nutra-Flax uses a micronizing process that slices the seed at high speeds, using a controlled temperature to lessen the friction-induced heat production that results from older, more aggressive processing methiods.  Micronizing lessens the exposure to oxygen and heat, both of which promote the oxidation (and hence, rancidity) of the unsaturated Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids found in flaxseeds. In addition, only mature seeds are used, to provide your horse with the highest amount of naturally occurring antioxidants, that further increase shelf life. 

 This preserves the purity and integrity of the oil while making the proteins highly useable for equine use.  None of the natural oils is removed or expelled during the process leaving all of the nutritious and desirable Omega-3 fatty acids intact!  Flaxseed oil is a superior source of Omega-3 and this base product is loaded with it!

There are no added/artificial preservatives -- Nutra-Flax is naturally stabilized. The stability is guaranteed for 2 years!

All of the flaxseed is prepared for the human food market--it's food grade material.    

 

http://moderndogmagazine.com/articles/10-people-foods-dogs/1896

http://pets.thenest.com/flax-seed-benefits-dogs-4172.html

 

 

Olive Oil

 

The monounsaturated fats in olive oil actually encourage pound-melting by breaking down the fat inside fat cells, getting rid of belly fat and reducing insulin sensitivity. Prevents and lessens the effects of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. It contains oleic acid, in addition to some compounds (squalene and terpenoids) that are believed to be effective in preventing cancer. With high levels of antioxidants -- including polyphenols, vitamin E, chlorophyll, and carotenoids. Helps prevent the cognitive decline.  Great for skin and coat.

 

http://www.dogster.com/lifestyle/dog-health-diet-olive-oil

http://thebark.com/content/winterizing-your-dogs-coat

http://www.vetinfo.com/treating-dogs-dry-skin-with-olive-oil.html#b