By Claudia Bensimoun

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Rooibos is best known for its antioxidants properties, although research has shown that it offers other advantages.

“The biggest potential benefits are antioxidant content in general, and some liver protection,” says veterinarian Dr. Nancy Scanlan. “Rooibos tea contains no caffeine or tannins.” via Animal Wellness article by Claudia Bensimoun.

“It’s rich in vitamin C, and boasts two flavonoids called quercetin and luteolin, which have cancer-fighting properties. “Quercetin is (also) nature’s natural antihistamine,” adds dog behaviorist and wellness advisor Karen Rosenfeld. Via Animal Wellness article by Claudia Bensimoun

 Potential Rooibos Benefits

  • It’s anti-inflammatory and anti-viral.
  • Relieves stress – it’s naturally relaxing.
  • It’s anti-spasmodic and can help soothe an upset stomach.
  • Rooibos tea is rich in minerals such as calcium, manganese and fluoride for good bone health.
  • This tea has anti-mutagenic properties and may fight cancer.
  • Rooibos boosts blood circulation and helps prevent hemorrhaging.
  • It’s great for skin and helps with the treatment of hot spots, itching and dry skin.

Other miscellaneous enzyme supplements recommended by Dr. Shawn Messonnier, DVM.

  • Papaya
  • Pineapple
  • Adrenal glandular supplements
  • Glutamine
  • Glycoproteins
  • Super green foods –kelp, seaweed, chlorella, wheatgrass, blue-green algae
  • Hyaluronan
  • Inositol (IP-6)

Never obtain supplements on your own before consulting with your veterinarian. Supplements, most of all antioxidants, inhibit cellular oxidation. The good news is that supplementation does work, and may slow down cancer.

Woof & Wags!


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