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Health benefits of raw for dogs & cats

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Bioflavonoids are hydroylated phenolic structures synthesised by plants and have previously been shown to have activity against bacteria, fungi and viruses. In particular, bioflavonoids have been recognised as both anti-inflammatory and bacteriostatic agents limiting the growth of certain bacteria associated with periodontal diseases. They’ve been shown to reduce gingival inflammatory conditions in people.
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Green tea is particularly rich in health-promoting flavonoids  including catechins and their derivatives. The most abundant catechin in green tea is epigallocatechin-3-gallate, which is thought to play a pivotal role in the green tea’s anticancer and antioxidant effects. It has also been suggested that green tea also promotes periodontal health by reducing inflammation, preventing bone resorption and limiting the growth of certain bacteria associated with periodontal diseases and plaque build up.
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The use of thyme, because of its various antiseptic and antioxidant properties, is widely reported in gingivitis, stomatitis, and bad breath. You could even argue it’s like Listerine for dogs. A component of thyme, known as thymol, appears to inhibit growth of oral pathogens in the mouth and in combination with other essential oils, may reduce tooth decay. Thymol is one of the essential oils with antibacterial effects found in the human mouthwash, Listerine. 
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Sage has a range of therapeutic activities including antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and antioxidant effects.  Volatile monoterpenoid is a major constituent, reported to be an effective antibacterial. Sage has been shown to have an antibacterial action against streptococcus mutans in dental plaque, in people. Streptococcus mutans, along with porphyromonas gingivalis and candida albicans, is an oral pathogen responsible for bad breath and tooth decay.
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Lysozyme is an antibacterial enzyme, present in all body fluids, including saliva. In the oral cavity, lysozyme plays an important role in controlling microbial overgrowth, reducing the number of bacteria in the dental biofilm, decreasing colonisation, and modifying bacterial metabolism. In particular, it’s been shown to inhibit glucose fermentation by oral streptococci and help prevent dental plaque. 
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Helps reduce cortisol, and increase GABA to reduce anxiety and stress. Helps improve sleep quality. Here's why we use it in Bestie Puppy health chew.
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Milk thistle is a flowering plant in the Aster family, used in traditional medicine as a liver tonic. Milk thistle generally supports the immune system through its powerful antioxidant, free-radical scavenging action, its ability to preserve the supply of another important antioxidant, glutathione, as well as direct effects on immune cells.It’s helpful for healing after drug therapy, vaccinations, and infections such as canine parvovirus.
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Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin and an antioxidant that acts to protect cell membranes from oxidative damage. In The Einstein, we use a naturally-derived form, d-alpha tocopherol acetate. (The synthetic form is known as dl-alpha tocopherol.)
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L-carnitine is an amino acid that transports fatty acids into our cells' mitochondria so they can be oxidised to produce energy. It also transports the toxic compounds out. Carnitine is particularly important for ageing dogs as the concentration of it declines with age and reduces the integrity of the mitochondrial membrane. In The Einstein, we use acetyl l-carnitine, the most effective form for the brain.
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Vitamin C is essential in maintaining oxidative protection for the soluble phase of cells as well as preventing Vitamin E from propagating free radical production. In The Einstein, we use vitamin C in the form of ascorbic acid.
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This extract has a complex mixture of constituents, such as terpene lactones, flavonoids and their glycosides – all assumed to be involved in pharmacological effects supporting peripheral and cerebral blood circulation.
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