Functional Foods: Defining Key Ingredients in CogniPro

Just as nutrients in food can help support the physical body, they can also support healthy brain function. Dogs and cats experience degradation in brain function as they age, just like humans, which can lead to dementia and other brain ailments that diminish their overall quality of life. Providing vitamins and minerals that support healthy brain function can minimize these effects. Dr. Bill’s Canine and Feline CogniPro is a unique combination of natural ingredients that support healthy brain function, preserve memory, reduce stress and anxiety, and slows the progression of cognitive dysfunction. Below we dig a little deeper into the benefits of some of the key ingredients found in CogniPro so you can better understand why this supplement is beneficial to your pet’s overall health and wellness.

VITAMIN B12
Vitamin B12 is essential for brain and nerve function and for forming red blood cells. A deficiency of B12 can cause various signs and symptoms of memory loss and several studies have reported that supplementation has positive effects on memory performance.

DHA
DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) is a natural omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid that is essential in the development of the brain and nervous system. This fatty acid is found in eggs, certain types of organ meat, and fish. Researchers found that diets high in DHA improved cognitive, memory, immunologic, and retinal function in growing dogs and cats.

L-CARNOSINE
L-Carnosine is a naturally occurring antioxidant the body creates and can be found in the skeletal muscles, lenses of the eyes, the brain, and the nervous system. It antioxidant powers neutralize free radicals and prevents damage to cells. As with other naturally occurring substances inside the body, L-Carnosine levels gradually diminish as the body ages – this is why it needs to be supplemented as your dog or cat ages. It is an essential compound for fighting off the aging effects of oxidation and maintaining your pet’s healthy mind and body.

L-GLUTAMINE
Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid (protein building block) in the body and is involved more in the metabolic processes than any other amino acid. It is a primary nitrogen donor, meaning that it moves the nitrogen around in the body to where it is needed to create a balance.

GINGKO BILOBA
Gingko Biloba extract is collected from the dried leaves of the Maidenhair Tree. It’s antioxidant properties provide protection against oxidative cell damage that is caused by harmful free radicals. Researchers believe that Gingko increases blood circulation to the brain and other vital organs and it has widely been used to improve memory, social behavior, and performance of everyday tasks as well treats symptoms of dementia and the progression of cognitive dysfunction. Gingko Biloba is a safe, effective herbal remedy that all pet owners should consider using for their beloved 4-legged friends.