When going through the healthybud ingredient list, depending on the product line, you’ll either notice a *very short* list (1 or 2 ingredients max) or an extensive one with a mix between familiar and not so familiar ingredients. We take pride in being able to provide your pup with clean, minimalist and purposeful products, with ingredient lists easy to read and understand! But you may also notice some more uncommon ingredients in our research-backed product: powerful superfoods that are there to help your pets thrive. We’re bringing you a new blog series all about what’s in our bags, focusing specifically on the superfoods we include and why!
Today’s blog is focusing on 3 important ingredients for joint health and mobility, found in the healthybud Joint Booster and Joint Powder.
What Is A Superfood??
Foods that are nutrient-packed and antioxidant-rich are referred to as superfoods. We’ve carefully selected unique superfoods that have been shown to provide extra-special health benefits so our pups can thrive.
Now that we know what a superfood is, we’re going to look more closely at what’s in our joint boosters. As our dogs age, we often notice a bit of stiffness, slowness, and soreness as they move around. This can be from wear and tear on their joints, and even arthritis. Did you know that as many as 20% of pups can suffer from osteoarthritis? We know you want your bud to be comfortable moving around with you for many years to come, so we jam-packed our joint booster with these superfoods to help boost their mobility.
native to New Zealand, where they’re a staple food in the diets of the indigenous Māori people. It has been used in the treatment of arthritis in humans and animals for many years. The mussels contain various anti-inflammatory nutrients, including Omega-3 fatty acids, glucosamine and chondroitin which support hip/joint health, helping our dogs live free of pain.
the most abundant protein in all living beings, making up about 30% of our pet’s body. Collagen production declines as our pets age, and today they’re consuming far less of it. We use grass-fed bovine Collagen because of its importance as one of the major building blocks of bones, skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments.
a plant that has a very long history of medicinal use within Ayurvedic medicine, dating back nearly 4000 years. It contains curcumin and has powerful anti-inflammatory & antioxidant properties that have been shown to aid with hip and joint pain in animals.
These powerful superfoods are only helpful if we can get them into our dogs’ bodies, so we made sure that beef was first on the ingredient list. You can use these boosters as a tasty treat or crumbled up as a delicious meal topper - we’re sure your pup will gobble them up either way!