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Simple, Natural Vitamins & Minerals

Dr. Ian Billinghurst, a world-renowned Australian veterinarian, and the father of fresh raw feeding, created the formula we use for every Napa Fresh Recipe.


His formula is simple and brilliant, in that it contains a handful of fresh, whole, unprocessed ingredients, containing all of the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients a dog needs to thrive, all in their natural state.


The high heat process by which commercial dog food is made negates much of the nutrition and virtually all of the vitamins and minerals that might have been in the food to begin with, so the manufacturers must add back a synthetic vitamin mix powder to their foods. We’ve all heard the horror stories about the toxic vitamin mixes.


Each Napa Fresh recipe contains a fresh meat source: chicken, beef, turkey, lamb, chicken hearts & gizzards, plus fresh whole eggs, flax seed, garlic and alfalfa, along with yogurt, fresh veggies and fruits. Seasonal recipes also contain healthy herbs, and you can enhance any other recipe with our Summer Herbs or Winter Herbs.


You will learn what a miracle herb alfalfa is and why we use it. Fresh or canned sardines are a great source for vitamins and minerals also, and you’d be wise to feed them as treats on a regular basis. You will see why cod liver oil is important, and understand why it is necessary to feed a variety of fresh, whole, unprocessed foods to the dog(s) you adore!


It is also important to note that taurine, an amino acid, is also plentiful in our recipes, naturally, because our recipes all contain 70% fresh meat and bones, the primary source of taurine.


Vitamins

VITAMIN A

Enhances immunity, prevents eye problems and skin disorders. Important in bone and teeth formation. Protects against colds and infection. Slows aging process.

MEAT SOURCES: Chicken, egg, sardines

HERBAL SOURCES: Alfalfa (in every recipe), parsley

OTHER SOURCES: Fresh cod liver oil

VITAMIN B1 (Thiamine)

Promotes growth, improves mental attitude, aids digestion, helps strengthen nervous system and prevent stress.

MEAT SOURCES: chicken, turkey, lamb, egg, sardines

HERBAL SOURCES: Alfalfa (in every recipe), parsley, chamomile, sage

VITAMIN B2 (Riboflavin)

Needed for red blood cell formation, aids growth and reproduction, promotes hair, skin and nail growth. Important in the prevention and treatment of cataracts.

MEAT SOURCES: heart, chicken, turkey, lamb, egg, beef, sardines

HERBAL SOURCES: Alfalfa, chamomile, parsley, sage

VITAMIN B3 (Niacin)

Essential for proper circulation and healthy skin. Increases energy, aids digestion, helps prevent migraines.

MEAT SOURCES: chicken, turkey, lamb, egg, beef, sardines

HERBAL SOURCES: Alfalfa, chamomile, parsley

VITAMIN B5 (Panothenic Acid)

Enhances stamina, prevents anemia, helps wounds heal, fights infection, strengthens immune system.

MEAT SOURCES: chicken, turkey, lamb, egg, beef, sardines

HERBAL SOURCES: Alfalfa

VITAMIN B6 (Pyridoxine)

Needed to produce hydrochloric acid. Aids in absorption of fats, and protein. Mildly diuretic, helps prevent kidney stones. Helpful in treating allergies, arthritis, and asthma.

MEAT SOURCES: heart, chicken, turkey, lamb, egg, beef, sardines

HERBAL SOURCES: Alfalfa

VITAMIN B9 (Folate, Folic Acid)

MEAT SOURCES: chicken, turkey, lamb, egg, beef, sardines

HERBAL SOURCES: Rosemary, parsley

VITAMIN B12 (Cyanocobalamin)

Helps prevent anemia. Protects nervous system, improves concentration, aids digestion.

MEAT SOURCES: heart, chicken, turkey, lamb, egg, beef, sardines

HERBAL SOURCES: Alfalfa

VITAMIN C (Ascorbic acid)

Helps calcium and iron formation. Enhances immunity. Helps prevent cancer. Aids in production of anti-stress hormones. Antioxidant required for proper tissue growth and repair, and adrenal gland function.

MEAT SOURCES: kidney, heart, fish

HERBAL SOURCES: Alfalfa, kelp, parsley

VITAMIN D

Essential for calcium and phosphorous utilization. Prevents rickets. Needed for normal growth of bones and teeth. Helps regulate heartbeat. Prevents cancer and enhances immunity. Aids thyroid function and blood clotting.

MEAT SOURCES: Egg, sardines

HERBAL SOURCES: Alfalfa, parsley

OTHER SOURCES: Fresh Cod Liver Oil

VITAMIN E

Antioxidant which helps prevent cancer and heart disease. Prevents cell damage. Reduces blood pressure and promotes healthy skin and hair.

MEAT SOURCES: egg, sardines

HERBAL SOURCES: Alfalfa, flaxseed

VITAMIN K

Promotes healthy liver function. Helps bone formation and repair. Increases longevity.

MEAT SOURCES: Egg, sardines

HERBAL SOURCES: Alfalfa, kelp

Minerals

CALCIUM

Builds and protects bones and teeth. Helps maintain regular heartbeat. Prevents muscle cramping.

MEAT SOURCES: chicken, turkey, lamb, eggs and eggshells, beef, sardines

HERBAL SOURCES: Alfalfa, chamomile, flaxseed, kelp, parsley

COPPER

Converts iron to hemoglobin. Protects against anemia. Needed for healthy bones and joints.

MEAT SOURCES: chicken, turkey, lamb, egg, beef, sardines

IODINE

Needed in trace amounts for a healthy thyroid gland, and to help metabolize excess fat.

MEAT SOURCES: egg

HERBAL SOURCES: kelp

IRON

Essential for metabolism, and the production of hemoglobin.

MEAT SOURCES: chicken, turkey, lamb, egg, beef, sardines

HERBAL SOURCES: Alfalfa, chamomile, kelp, parsley

MAGNESIUM

Prevents calcification of soft tissue. Helps reduce and dissolve calcium phosphate kidney stones. Helps prevent birth defects. Improves cardiovascular system.

MEAT SOURCES: chicken, turkey, egg, beef, sardines

HERBAL SOURCES: Alfalfa, chamomile, parsley, sage

MANGANESE

Minute quantities of this mineral are needed for healthy nerves, blood sugar regulation, normal bone growth, and thyroid hormone production.

MEAT SOURCES: chicken, turkey, egg, beef, sardines

HERBAL SOURCES: Alfalfa, chamomile, parsley

PHOSPHOROUS

Needed for teeth and bone formation, nerve impulse transfer, normal heart rhythm, and kidney function.

MEAT SOURCES: turkey, lamb, egg, beef, sardines

POTASSIUM

Regulates water balance, and muscle function. Important for health nervous system and regular heart rhythm.

MEAT SOURCES: chicken, turkey, lamb, egg, beef, sardines

SELENIUM

Provides an important trace element for prostrate gland in males. Protects immune system and helps regulate thyroid hormones.

MEAT SOURCES: chicken, turkey, lamb, egg, beef, sardines

HERBAL SOURCES: Alfalfa, chamomile, garlic, parsley

ZINC

Promotes growth and mental alertness. Accelerates healing. Regulates oil glands. Promotes healthy immune system, and healing of wounds.

MEAT SOURCES: chicken, turkey, lamb, egg, beef, sardines

HERBAL SOURCES: Alfalfa, chamomile, parsley, sage

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