Dermacept Ingredients

Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs): Fish oil is a common source of EFAs. Information in veterinary literature has shown that fish oil supplements were effective in reducing itching and inflammation in 11 to 27 percent of allergic dogs. EFAs are often recommended for dry flaky skin and dull coats. The EFAs that are important for dogs are Omega-3 and Omega-6, and can be found in coldwater fish like salmon or trout. Most veterinarians recommend EFAs be used with other supplements for the best results.

Bioflavanol Antioxidant: Bioflavanols are very strong water-soluble antioxidants. They have been shown in research to be 20 times stronger than vitamin C and 50 times stronger than vitamin E. Antioxidants help the body control inflammation and cellular damage from the effects fo free radicals. Bioflavanols have been shown to have an antihistamine effect. During an allergic reaction the body releases histamine, which causes many of the allergy symptoms. This is why anti-histamines are recommended for allergies.

Vitamin A: An important fat-soluble antioxidant that is needed to maintain normal epithelial tissues (skin, mucous membranes). Also important for cell maturation, tissue building/repair and immune system health. It is used to treat skin disorders, among many other benefits, and is important for protein utilization. A deficiency can cause skin lesions, dryness, abscesses and cracking.

Vitamin E: An important fat-soluble antioxidant with a great deal of research on its benefits. Essential to cell membrane health and survival, this antioxidant promotes healthy skin and coat. Inhibits leukotrienes, which is a biochemical in the body that can cause inflammation. Supports a healthy immune system and stops cell damage by inhibiting the oxidation of fats from free radicals. Veterinarians have reported low blood serum levels of vitamin E in dogs with demodectic mange. It is recommended, along with other antioxidants, for this condition by veterinarians.

Zinc: An antioxidant that is an essential nutrient for the synthesis of bone, healthy skin and resistance to disease. Zinc is an important mineral that is found in every cell in the body. Linked to a healthy immune system. Important for protein synthesis and metabolizing carbohydrates. Two rare skin disorders have been linked to zinc deficiency, and supplemental zinc is recommended by veterinarians as treatment.

Alpha lipoic acid: A unique antioxidant with its own benefits that also helps restore and recycle other antioxidants like vitamin C, E and glutathione. Its ability to fight both water-soluble and fat-soluble free radicals makes it especially beneficial. Free radical damage to cells has been linked to inflammation. Alpha lipoic acid is an important part of the process that turns carbohydrates into energy in the body. For active working dogs this benefit is crucial.

Spirulina: A green food that contains many essential amino acids, antioxidants, mineral B and E vitamins, choline and essential fatty acids. It is a good source of beta-carotene. Spirulina is a highly bioavailable (absorbed easily in the digestive tract) free radical fighter.

MAINTENANCE USAGE:
up to 30 pounds ........... 1 tablet per day
31 to 60 pounds ........... 2 tablets per day (1 in the morning, 1 in the evening)
61 to 90 pounds ............ 3 tablets per day (2 in the morning, 1 in the evening)
Over 91 pounds ............ 4 tablets per day (2 in the morning, 2 in the evening)

INITIAL LOADING USAGE (Optional)
The maintenance usage may be increased by one tablet for the first five days.

About AAFCO: AAFCO stands for the Association of American Feed Control Officials, an organization whose primary goal is to provide a mechanism for developing and implementing uniform and equitable laws, regulations, standards and enforcement policies for regulating the manufacture, distribution and sale of animal feeds; resulting in safe, effective, and useful feeds. For more information visit their web site at: www.aafco.org

 
 
   
 
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