What are nutraceutical products and what benefits do they offer the raw materials we use?

By Laura Lleida
Sales advisor Derwent Nutrition

Today at Derwent Group, we want to analyse the benefits that nutraceutical products offer our pets. In the Derwent Nutrition department, we work to try and find the raw materials and products which may help the health and wellness of our furry friends.

To do so, the first thing we must do is define this word.

What are nutraceutical products?

Nutraceutical products are nutritional supplements of natural origin. They have numerous biological properties which offer pets’ bodies numerous benefits. The best thing about these supplements is that they serve a therapeutic and preventive function.

It is very important specify that nutraceutical products are not pharmaceuticals, therefore their consumption has no negative connotations for animals’ health. Conversely, the objective in their use is to improve pets’ quality of life and wellbeing.

At Derwent Nutrition, today we will discuss Dibaq products, analysing the raw materials they use to offer our pets the best benefits and health.

Dibaq nutraceutical products

FRESH MEAT AND FISH:

Chicken: A source of high quality, low fat and easily absorbed protein. Promotes muscle development.

Turkey: Low in saturated fat and high in protein and essential fatty acids. Rich in minerals (potassium, magnesium and iron) and abundant B vitamins.

Duck: Juicier, with a large amount of protein, vitamins and minerals.

Salmon: A source of Omega 3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA), rich in magnesium, potassium, zinc, A, B and D vitamins, improving the skin and fur and tasting delicious.

Herring: Rich in vitamin D and B12. Beneficial for the heart.

Lamb: Red meat, containing more iron than white meat. It is an excellent source of protein, as it contains all essential amino acids. Perfect for dogs with intolerances to other meats.

Deer and Boar: Tastier, and a source of protein, vitamins and minerals. Low in fat.

FRESH VEGETABLES AND EXOTIC FRUITS:

Mango: Satiating effect and low in calories.

Cranberry: Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Green bean: Source of fibre and minerals such as calcium, potassium, phosphorus and magnesium, as well as vitamins B2, B6 and C.

Apple: Facilitates the elimination of toxins.

Spinach: Increases levels of haemoglobin. Source of digestive fibre, iron and vitamin C.

Mushroom: Contain selenium and vitamin D, making them a source of antioxidants.

Carrot: Antioxidant, helps to protect cellular tissues.

Rosemary: Strengthens the immune system, improves blood circulation, and is a source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds.

Thyme: Beneficial for avoiding indigestion.

Oregano: Vitamins A, C, E and K. Provides fibre, iron and magnesium.

NATURAL ANTIOXIDANTS:

Yucca: Used to provide molecular saponin neutralising the ammonia in faeces.

Chicory root: The source of FOS inulin, which acts at an intestinal level, stimulating beneficial flora.

Salmon oil: Source of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids.

JOINT PROTECTORS:

Glucosamine and chondroitin: To prevent and reduce joint discomfort and wear. Strong joints, strong dogs!

Once Derwent Nutrition has analysed the raw materials, we can verify all the benefits that Dibaq products will offer pets. Veterinary experts who form part of the nutritional and veterinary team of our company help us each day to improve the quality of products for our pets’ best health and wellbeing. We certainly recommend the whole Dibaq Sense (holistic range for dogs) and Fitmin Purity ranges (holistic range for cats). The compositions of these products contain the raw materials that we have analysed and which will offer health benefits to your pets.

If you have any queries and would like us to help you select a suitable food for your pet, our Derwent Nutrition Team would be pleased to answer any question which may arise when choosing the products best suited to your furry friends’ needs.

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