When selecting the combination of ingredients for NuVet Plus®, among the highest priorities was ensuring that the supplement would contain only the highest quality, natural ingredients in a bio-available formula that could be easily digested and absorbed by the body. We also took into consideration the chemicals and toxins that are commonly found in pet food fillers and meat by-products, and we set forth to combat these harmful substances that can do damage to your pet.
The result was a remarkable formula that has the potential to help your pet live a healthier life. Extensive research was conducted by a team of scientists and industry professionals to select the unique combination of nutrients that went into making NuVet Plus®, and the result is a formula that provides a powerful defense against harmful free radicals that pets encounter daily.
Below is a complete listing of NuVet Plus® ingredients and a description of how each can support your pet’s health:
To read about the positive effects of a particular ingredient; click on the ingredient name above.
NuVet Plus® Canine formula contains:
Blue Green Algae, Brewer’s Yeast, Cat’s Claw, Evening Primrose Oil, Shark Cartilage, Oyster Shell, Alpha Amylase, Beta Carotene, Pine Bark, Papain, L Methionine, Alfalfa, Chicken Liver, Vitamin B1 (Thiamin), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine), Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Vitamin K, Manganese, Magnesium, Iron, Copper, Amino Acids (Tryptophan, Threonine, Isoluecine, Luecine, Lysine, Methionine, Cystine, Phenenylalaine, Tyrosine, Valine, Arginine, Histidine, Alanine, Aspartic Acid, Glutamic Acid, Glycine).
Vitamin A (from beta-carotene) 1000 IU
Vitamin E 50 IU
Vitamin C 50 mg
Phosphorus 83 mg
Potassium 50 mg
Zinc 10 mg
Calcium 100 mg
Selenium 350 mcg
NuVet Plus® Feline formula contains:
Whey Protein, Taurine, Blue Green Algae, Brewers Yeast, Cat’s Claw, Evening Primrose Oil, Shark Cartilage, Oyster Shell, Alpha Amylase, Beta Carotene, Pine Bark, Papain, L Methionine, Chicken Liver, Manganese, Magnesium, Iron, Copper, Amino Acids, Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, and B12.
Vitamin A (from beta-carotene) 1000 IU
Vitamin E 25 IU
Vitamin C 25 mg
Calcium 80 mg
Phosphorus 65 mg
Zinc 5 mg
Potassium 15 mg
Selenium 100 mcg
ALFALFA [ Top ] (Canine formula only)
A nutritious source of enzymes, proteins, phytochemical substances such as chlorophyll, and minerals such as iron, calcium, and zinc. It is an excellent source of vitamins A, B, C, D, E, K, and U. Functions as a probiotic, aiding digestion by influencing enzyme activity in the gastrointestinal tract and promoting the growth of beneficial bacteria. Helps maintain a healthy appetite and aids both urinary and bowel functioning. Its mineral rich properties helps strengthen immunity, support blood circulation, promote red blood cell production.
ALPHA AMYLASE [ Top ]
A digestive enzyme that augments the metabolism of carbohydrates supporting digestion and promoting improved energy. Assists in the absorption of nutrients into the cellular network. An antioxidant which protects cells by neutralizing free radicals.
AMINO ACIDS [ Top ]
Plays an essential role in overall health. Aids in building new proteins, muscle, bone and tendon cells. Supports a healthy metabolism, brain function and immune system. Assists in the creation of proteins that facilitate growth, aid in metabolism and digestion, and are used to maintain healthy skin and coat. Supports balanced mood by supporting lipid and tryptophan metabolic pathways.
BETA-CAROTENE [ Top ]
Serves as a powerful antioxidant that helps maintain a strong immune system. Crucial for maintaining healthy vision, skin and coat. Helps maintain a healthy heart. It converts into Vitamin A as needed by the body. Vitamin A supports healthy cell division and is essential support for healthy vision1 and may help with discolored eyes.
BLUE GREEN ALGAE [ Top ]
A rich nutritional food that contains essential amino acids, chlorophyll and trace minerals. Helps support a healthy immune system. Promotes intestinal regularity and helps maintain healthy weight. Purifies the blood and assists in stabilizing proper blood sugar levels. Aids in cholesterol-reduction and mineral-absorption. Helps maintain tissue integrity. Is a powerful antioxidant that can reduce damage to cells by neutralizing free radicals.
BREWER’S YEAST [ Top ]
A balanced, natural source of B-vitamins, including folic acid, which helps maintain healthy skin, coat, nerves and eyes. Contains vitamins that help digest carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, supporting a healthy digestive tract. Its antioxidant properties further helps support healthy digestion. Good source of chromium which support healthy weight by supporting healthy metabolism.
CAT’S CLAW (UNA DE GATO) [ Top ]
A Peruvian herb with amazing properties. Nourishes the immune system, enhances white blood cell formation and promotes cardiovascular health. Promotes healthy joints and may aid in mobility and flexibility. Has strong antioxidant properties that support healthy digestion through promoting a healthy microbial community.
CHICKEN LIVER [ Top ]
A rich source of essential amino acids, B-vitamins & folic acid, iron, copper and magnesium. Strengthens the nervous system. Aids in digestion, proper tissue development and production of red blood cells. Provides the vitamins and minerals in the creation of proteins that facilitate growth, aid in metabolism and digestion, and are used to maintain healthy skin and coat. Supports balanced mood.
COPPER [ Top ]
A needed mineral for healthy nerves, joints and skin. Helps maintain a healthy optic nerve. Supports healthy immune function and the production of white blood cells. Helps maintain bone mineral density supporting growth. When taken in combination with manganese and zinc helps protect healthy bones.
EVENING PRIMROSE OIL [ Top ]
An essential fatty acid that helps support a healthy cardiovascular system and healthy eyes. It is rich in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids which help maintain healthy skin, coat, and bone structure. It is rich in linolenic acid, supporting healthy joints. Speeds up and improves energy during recovery promoting higher quality of life.
FOLIC ACID [ Top ]
Necessary for healthy growth and division of cells. Helps regulate embryonic and fetal nerve cell formation supporting a healthy nervous system. Needed for the formation of healthy red blood cells and energy production. Strengthens immunity by aiding the formation and functioning of healthy white blood cells. Aids liver and glandular health. Supports healthy ears and hearing.
IRON [ Top ]
Helps with protein metabolism and promotes proper tissue growth. Necessary for energy production. Essential in the formation of red blood cells which carry oxygen throughout the body, improving energy and promoting mood balance. Alongside of vitamin c helps support a healthy immune system.
L METHIONINE [ Top ]
An essential amino acid that helps to buffer and eliminate heavy metals in the body. Helps maintain low histamine levels. It is also a powerful antioxidant and a good source of sulfur, which neutralizes free radicals and helps promote healthy skin, coat and nails. Promotes mood balance and improves overall quality of life. Supports healthy liver and protects healthy joints.
MAGNESIUM [ Top ]
Important for energy and provides support for strong, healthy bones, teeth, arteries, cardiovascular health, and the nervous system. Supports the production of red blood cells which allows for improved energy. When combined with vitamin B12 helps promote mood balance and improves overall quality of life.
MANGANESE [ Top ]
Needed for normal skeletal and nerve development. When taken in combination with copper and zinc helps protect healthy bones. Needed for the proper lubrication of the joints and helps support healthy joints. Required for protein, fat metabolism and blood sugar regulation. Helps promote mood balance and improve energy.
OYSTER SHELL [ Top ]
Provides calcium and phosphorus in the proper ratio for structural integrity of bones and teeth. Calcium is vital for the functioning of the heart, nerves and muscles promoting cardiovascular health and expanding mobility. Phosphorus is essential for blood clotting, proper cell growth and kidney function. Phosphorus acts a pH buffer in the body enhancing protein and enzyme function.
PAPAIN [ Top ]
Aids in protein digestion and metabolism. Aids in the digestion of gluten, a protein found in pet foods that use grains, by neutralizing ammonia supporting healthy digestion. Helps to cleanse the tissues and walls along the gastrointestinal tract. A powerful antioxidant known support cell, gland, and organ function by neutralizing free radicals.
PINE BARK (Pycnogenol®) [ Top ]
Extracted from the bark of French maritime pine trees, Pycnogenol® contains a natural blend of bioflavonoids. An effective antioxidant known to reduce oxidative damage to cells and vital tissues caused by free radicals; as well as, improve energy. It has been shown to support cardiovascular health and joints. May help with mood balance. Promotes skin and coat health by protecting from photoaging.
PHOSPHORUS [ Top ]
An essential mineral that works synergistically with calcium to promote healthy bones and teeth, as well as help protect healthy joints. It is necessary for the healthy growth and repair of all tissues and cells in the body. It aids in waste filtration, promoting healthy kidney function. Plays an important role in helping the body utilize energy. Furthermore, it aids in the production of DNA and RNA.
POTASSIUM (CITRATE) [ Top ]
Important for maintaining regular heart rhythm, healthy nervous system and correct muscle function. Works with sodium to regulate the amount of water in the cells. Protects healthy bones by aiding in the absorption of Calcium. Supports a healthy urinary tract by keeping pH balanced and waste materials dissolved.
SELENIUM [ Top ]
A mineral needed for pancreatic function and tissue elasticity. Plays a vital role in regulating thyroid hormone and fat metabolism. When combined with Vitamin E, it aids in the production of antibodies and helps to maintain a healthy heart and liver. Helps maintains a healthy immune system. It plays an important role in the formation of antioxidant enzymes which protect against cell damage.
SHARK CARTILAGE (Sourced from non-endangered species) [ Top ]
An effective source of vitamins and minerals that supports healthy bones and muscles. Clinically, it has been shown to help maintain a strong and healthy immune system. Rich in collagens and glycoproteins which play essential roles in cell adhesion and tissue formation, supporting healthy muscle and organ function. Collagen, alongside of vitamin C, supports healthy skin.
TAURINE (Feline formula only)[ Top ]
An essential amino acid that cats require as part of their diet that has a wide range of uses in the body. Supports the body by maintaining healthy blood pressure levels and promoting a healthy immune system. Aids in the digestion of fats in the small intestine. It helps maintain the health of the heart muscle and healthy cholesterol levels by supporting the liver. It balances the levels of sodium, potassium and magnesium in the cells. Supports the integrity of the retina of the eye.
VITAMIN A [ Top ]
VITAMIN B COMPLEX [ Top ]
Helps the functioning of the brain and the nervous system by supporting the development of neural tubes and promoting healthy nerve cells. Promotes muscle tone in the gastrointestinal tract. Helps to maintain healthy skin, coat, eyes, mouth and liver. Helps metabolize fats, proteins, and carbohydrates to glucose which can improve energy.
VITAMIN B1 (THIAMINE) [ Top ]
Essential vitamin that supports healthy functioning of the heart, nerves, muscles, skin and digestive system. Helps maintain healthy nerve and brain function. Supports immune system and healthy metabolic activity. May support healthy eye function and help with discolored eyes. May improve energy.
VITAMIN B2 (RIBOFLAVIN) [ Top ]
Necessary for carbohydrate-fat-protein metabolism, and red blood cell and antibody formation. Essential for maintaining healthy eyes, skin, and coat. May help with discolored eyes. Promotes longevity of life by protecting against oxidative damage to cells and tissues. May help with mood balance.
VITAMIN B3 (NIACIN) [ Top ]
Promotes proper growth and function of the nervous system. Also helps maintenance of healthy skin, tongue and digestive system. Promotes healthy eyes and may help with discolored eyes.
VITAMIN B5 (PANTOTHENIC ACID) [ Top ]
Plays an important role in the production of the adrenal hormones and helps with mood balance. Needed for normal functioning of the gastrointestinal tract by aiding in the breakdown of fats and carbohydrates. Plays an essential role in the production red blood cells and the formation of antibodies. Aids the body in using other members of the vitamin B complex.
VITAMIN B6 (PYRIDOXINE) [ Top ]
Necessary for carbohydrate-fat-protein metabolism, antibody and red blood cell formation. Aids digestion. Promotes healthy organ and system function by helping in the formation of neurotransmitters which foster cell to cell communication. Supports healthy cognitive function.
VITAMIN B12 [ Top ]
Helps maintain the fatty sheaths that cover and protect nerve endings and maintain neurological function. Aids in cell formation and cellular longevity. Helps in the utilization of iron. Important for maintaining healthy red blood cells and may improve energy. When combined with magnesium helps promote mood balance and improves overall quality of life.
VITAMIN C (ESTER C™) [ Top ]
A powerful antioxidant that is vital for the immune system and a myriad of metabolic processes in the body. Promotes the formation of collagen which supports healthy skin. Also supports healthy tissue and cell growth. Aids in proper adrenal gland function. Helps to eliminate toxic substances such as heavy metals from the body. Supports healthy eyesight. Alongside of iron helps support a healthy immune system. May promote healthy mood balance.
VITAMIN E [ Top ]
A very effective antioxidant that protects the cell structure against free radicals. Aids in the utilization of Vitamin A. Important for maintaining a healthy immune system, blood circulation and proper formation of tissue and cell growth. Supports cardiovascular health, red blood cells and neurological function. Supports healthy eyes and sight.
WHEY PROTEIN (Feline formula only) [ Top ]
A highly-digestible and complete protein containing 20 amino acids including methionine, lysine, and taurine. Cats are unable to produce the amino acid Taurine, which is important in promoting a healthy immune systemalong with other body functions (see Taurine). Lysine supports healthy eyes and may help with discolored eyes. Contains peptides that help boost the immune system.
ZINC [ Top ]
Required for protein synthesis and collagen formation. Promotes normal growth and cell division. Helps to maintain normal levels of Vitamin A in the body. Works with red blood cells to move carbon dioxide from the tissues to the lungs. Promotes a healthy immune system. When taken in combination with manganese and copper helps protect healthy bones.