Monday, October 7, 2013

Antioxidants for Dogs and Cats

Many people have heard that antioxidants might be important for their pet but don't really understand why.  Antioxidants are not another gimmick.  Pets frequently need extra antioxidants beyond what is in their food and including quality antioxidants in their regimen can extend the quality of their lives as well as their longevity.  

What is an antioxidant?

Antioxidants are essential nutrients that slow the destructive aging process on the cellular level. Antioxidants inhibit the oxidation process which creates "free radicals". Free radicals attach to cells and tissue causing deterioration.  (think of food as it sits out exposed to air).  

By supplementing with antioxidants,  these important substances can help neutralize "free radicals" reducing their destructive effects.  This is why for example, Vitamin E is often added to foods such as vegetable oil to delay deterioration from air. While getting all of our antioxidants from food might be ideal in theory, the reality is that not all pet food is antioxidant-rich nor does it contain every antioxidant your pet might need.  Furthermore, the QUALITY of the antioxidant is extremely important as in order to benefit from the product, your pet's body needs to recognize it as a bioavailable nutrient and not a chemical.

Whether your dog or cat is healthy or fighting a disease, an antioxidant supplement can provide immune support and help protect it from environmental toxins. offers many premium antioxidant products including:  Co Q10, Reseveratrol for Dogs, and Curcumin which can all help your dog or cat to maintain a state of good health.