October 8, 2010

Beauty isn't something on the outside. It's your insides that count! You gotta eat green stuff to make sure you're pretty on the inside.

Favorite Things > Green Food Supplements

Lucas checking out the new green stuff
I've been learning about green food supplements for dogs. Green food supplements are made primarily from seaweed, kelp, alfalfa, spirulina and blue-green algae. These supplements include whole foods such as bee pollen, flaxseed, garlic. Green food supplements provide protein, minerals, vitamins, phytonutrients, essential fatty acids, chlorophyll, etc.

Seaweed or sea vegetation is approximately 25% protein and rich in trace minerals. Kelp is a cold-water, brown marine plant high in minerals and contains vitamins A, B, E, D, K and iodine. Spirulina is a complete protein containing all eight essential amino acids and it the richest plant source of vitamin B-12. Like spirulina, blue-green algae contains essential fatty acids and chlorophyll which is loaded with beta-carotenes. Alfalfa is considered an herb and whole food with calcium, magnesium, potassium, carotenes, chlorophyll and vitamins E and K.

Why am I adding green food supplements to my border collies' food? Because I feed variety and rotate, these supplements give me peace of mind. I am not worried about over supplementing because the ingredients are whole foods (unprocessed and unrefined). Minerals which are inorganic elements stay in the body for 12 hours and any excess are naturally eliminated.

This 1 lb. bottle of Seameal will last a long time!

See the green foil seal on the lid? It caught my eye, too, so I contacted 
Solid Gold via email to ask about these enzymes in Seameal.

Hmm...I've heard of this ProZyme stuff before.
Ad Circular for ProZyme
Solid Gold confirmed they use ProZyme (TM)
 - the same product sold in the red & white bottles!

Joint Support + Green Food
BCs were on Longevity (Springtime Inc.) for the past year and
currently, they are getting Seameal (Solid Gold) with NUPRO now.

Lucas: Can we play now?!
Here's a quick look at the ingredients of our favorites along with recommended and wish list of other green food supplements too.

Longevity/Springtime Inc.: Bee Pollen, Spirulina, Beef or Pork Liver, Yeast Culture, Chondroitin Sulfate, Glucosamine HCL, MSM, Ascorbic Acid, Citrus Bioflavonoid Complex, Diatomaceous Earth, Hesperidin , Kelp, Sea Salt, and Biotin. * Longevity is also a joint supplement (see Favorite Things).

Seameal Powder/Solid Gold Health Products for Pets: Dried Seaweed Meal, Flaxseed Meal, Dried Lemon, Dried Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus Niger Fermentation Product, Pineapple, Lactose. 

Berte's Green Blend Sea Vegetation Minerals and Vitamins/B-Naturals: Dried Sea Vegetation, Alfalfa Meal, Blue-Green Algae, Spirulina Powder, Iris Moss Powder, Foenugreek Seed, Anethol-Fennel, Lemon Peel Powder, Garlic, and Dulse Powder. 

Wholistic Sea Blend/The Wholistic Pet: Proprietary blend of certified organic, geothermal-dried Kelp (Species Ascophylum nodosum & Laminaria digitata). ** The Wholistic Pet makes other single-source green food supplements: Wholistic Alfalfa Powder and Wholistic Spirulina.

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