Functional Foods: Defining Key Ingredients in Canine Ultimate Fitness & Health

Dr. Bill’s Canine Ultimate Fitness & Health is a super-concentrated, fully balanced supplement that improves overall wellness, increases activity, maximizes performance, and helps push back normal age-related diseases. The essential proteins, fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals support the immune system, protect against free radical oxidation, reduce inflammation, and aid in the nourishment and lubrication of joint cartilage.

Studies conducted at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University have demonstrated that using Ultimate Fitness & Health following an injury or surgery helps to positively influence nitrogen balance, resulting in a decreased rate of skeletal muscle breakdown and weight loss, which providing an increase in both the rate and strength of wound healing.

Below we dig a little deeper into the benefits of some key ingredients found in Canine Ultimate Fitness & Health so you can better understand why this supplement is beneficial to your pet’s overall health and wellness.

CoQ10

Co-enzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a vitamin-like substance found in all cells. CoQ10’s antioxidant properties help to neutralize harmful free radicals in the body that cause age-related diseases. Circulating levels of CoQ10 decrease with age and should be supplemented in all senior pets or those recovering from injuries or dealing with stress.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin and powerful antioxidant that diminishes the production of lipid peroxides that damage cell membranes. In addition to internal benefits, Vitamin E is good for skin and coat health as it reduces flakiness and promotes a healthy, glossy coat.

Vitamin D3

Cholecalciferol, more commonly known as Vitamin D3, plays a central role in the maintenance of bone health. This fat-soluble vitamin needs exposure to UV rays (sunlight) to promote the absorption of calcium and phosphorous, which are vital in forming and maintaining strong bones and a healthy immune system. Vitamin D3 is also responsible for regulating the excretion of calcium from the liver and maintaining normal calcium blood level concentrations.

Biotin

Vitamin H, more commonly known as biotin, is part of the B complex group of vitamins that help the body convert food into energy and is needed for healthy skin, hair, eyes, and liver. Biotin helps create amino acids that produce a form of keratin to reduce shedding and create thicker, stronger hair. When the protective layer of outer skin is unbalanced, dry and dehydrated skin can manifest which can lead to infections, rashes, dryness, and cracking. Biotin assists in the production of new cells and helps oil glands function properly, resulting in healthy skin and coats.

Folic Acid

Folic acid, or Pteroylglutamic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin commonly found in green, leafy vegetables that is readily destroyed by both air and heat. Folic acid pays a role in the biosynthesis of heme and hemoglobin and is essential for the formation and maturation of red and white blood cells from bone marrow stem cells.

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a glycosaminoglycan, which is a very long chain of sugars present in all connective tissues responsible for retaining moisture. HA attaches to collagen and elastin to form cartilage. It not only keeps the cartilage that cushions joints strong and flexible, but it helps increase the supplies of joint-lubricating synovial fluid. Together, synovial fluid and cartilage act as shock absorbers that can withstand a tremendous amount of wear and tear. As animals age, levels of HA can decrease by as much as 50%, which is why it is important to supplement their diet.