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Immuno-nutrition: Structure function benefits and well-being for pets

December 20, 2018

Over the last decade, the study of how nutrition can impact immune function — known as immuno-nutrition — has been examined as an alternative approach to treating or preventing chronic diseases. Many pet owners consider their pets part of the family. As a result, they are choosing higher quality, more nutritious diets for their pets and asking how the right nutrients can prolong their pet’s well-being.

Oxidation and inflammation are the main culprits that can jeopardize the immune system. Making sure that the nutrients delivered as antioxidants and anti-inflammatories are biologically available and absorbable helps ensure that pets are prepared for the excess stress that comes with the aging process.

In our recent webinar, “Immuno-nutrition: Structure function benefits and well-being for pets,” Dr. Rebecca Delles explored how oxidation and inflammation, when left unchecked, can result in damage to important biomolecules in the body.  

  1. Older and/or sick pets may have increased needs for certain biomolecules due to lower GI absorption rates.
  2. Many of the most common diseases in pets are caused by inflammation and oxidation of the tissues.
  3. Better absorbability of bioactive components can help fortify the immune system and prolong pet well-being.

I want to learn more about pet nutrition.