Each ERA recipe contains prebiotics such as chicory root and yeast that help maintain intestinal health.
Contains Ascophyllum nodosum, which is an algae rich in phlorotannins and alginic acid that protects your dog's teeth from dental plaque.
With extracts of citrus, plants and red fruits that protect their cardiovascular system.
Linseed oil and salmon. ERA is rich in Omega 3 and 6 essential acids that make their hair shine and skin healthier.
Group B vitamins, natural antioxidants and zinc. ERA strengthens their immune system like no other.
With glucosamine and chondroitin that combined help keep joints healthy.
IT'S A CAREFUL SELECTION OF FUNCTIONAL INGREDIENTS THAT HAVE PROVEN TO PROVIDE HEALTH BENEFITS, HELPING THE PROPER FUNCTIONING OF THE ORGANISM, TO LEAD A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE AND INCREASE LIFE EXPECTANCY.
WHAT FUNCTIONAL INGREDIENTS COMPOSE IT AND WHAT DO THEY PROVIDE?
THE ALGA ASCOPHYLLUM NODOSUM is an alga from the North Atlantic Ocean, where it grows on the rocky shores of coasts and estuaries. It's cultivated in Ireland, Scotland and Norway for its phlorotannin and alginic acid content, as well as being rich in other organic acids, polysaccharides, amino acids and proteins. The daily intake of this seaweed has been shown to reduce the formation of supragingival calculus and tartar, improving the health of teeth and gums.
SALMON AND FLAXSEED OIL are natural sources of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, a group of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids. Among the omega 3 fatty acids, -linolenic acid, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) stand out, and among the omega 6, linoleic acid, -linolenic acid and arachidonic acid. Except for arachidonic acid, the rest are essential fatty acids for the dog, that can't be synthesized in their body and must be taken from the diet. Omega 3 fatty acids are necessary for brain and retinal function, while omega 6 are essential for growth, reproduction and as precursors for the synthesis of prostaglandins (cellular mediators necessary for the proper functioning of the nervous, cardiovascular, reproductive and digestive). Both contribute to the fluidity of cell membranes and the health of the skin and hair, which act as a barrier against environmental pathogens. The benefits of ingesting omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, taking into account that many of them are essential, are well known and include their effect on skin health, osteoarthritis, liver problems, cardiovascular problems, cognitive function and even some types of cancer. Despite its benefits, it must also be taken into account that an excess is as dangerous as its lack, so extra supplementation without a veterinary prescription isn't recommended. Ideally, look for a formulated food that contains the necessary amounts to ensure adequate intake of omega 3 and 6.
PLANTS AND EXTRACTS, AS WELL AS SOME FRUITS AND VEGETABLES are natural sources of polyphenols (bioflavonoids) and carotenoids. Above all, the citrus extract, apple pulp, red fruits (blueberries and pomegranate), some vegetables (spinach, pumpkin and tomato), and plant extracts (thyme, rosemary and calendula) stand out. Polyphenols and carotenoids are a very broad group of substances produced naturally by plants, with a protective function against UV light and oxidation due to the formation of free radicals, against herbivorous animals (some, such as tannins, give a bitter taste) or as a lure to attract pollinating animals or dispersers of seeds and fruits (they give specific colors and aromas to attract said animals). Animals aren't capable of producing these substances, so they must obtain them from the diet by eating the plants that produce them. In animals that eat these plants, they have antioxidant action, are precursors of vitamins and have a protective effect against coronary, cerebrovascular, neurodegenerative diseases and some types of cancer.
Some of the best known bioflavonoids are quercetin, silymarin, anthocyanidins and tannins; and within the carotenoids, the -carotene, precursor of vitamin A.
GLUCOSAMINE, CHONDROITIN SULFATE AND GREEN-LIPPED MUSSEL have been shown to be helpful in joint problems, especially osteoarthritis. Glucosamine is an amino sugar that acts as a precursor in the formation of glycosaminoglycans and is found in large quantities in the shell of crustaceans, from where it is extracted. Chondroitin sulfate is the major glycosaminoglycan in the composition of connective tissues (cartilage, ligaments and tendons) providing elasticity and resistance to compression. For its part, the green-lipped mussel (Perna canaliculus) is a mussel native to the New Zealand coast and a staple in the diet of the Maori culture, with anti-inflammatory action due to its content of polyunsaturated fatty acids.
CHICORY ROOT, BREWER'S YEAST AND ENTEROCOCCUS FAECIUM act at the intestinal level, favoring the establishment of an adequate intestinal microbiota. Chicory is a plant native to the Mediterranean area whose roots are rich in inulin and fructooligosaccharides (FOS), and brewer's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) is a unicellular fungus that has traditionally been used in the manufacture of beer and bread by its ability to ferment sugars . At ERA we use dry yeast, with no capacity for sugar fermentation, because its cell wall is very rich in mannanoligosaccharides (MOS). Both inulin and FOS and MOS are prebiotics, indigestible foods that benefit gut health by selectively stimulating the growth of "friendly" gut bacteria. These bacteria are part of the healthy microbiota of the intestine, occupy the intestinal niche, preventing pathogenic bacteria from settling in, and produce vitamins and short-chain volatile fatty acids that can be absorbed in the large intestine.
ON THE OTHER HAND, ENTEROCOCCUS FAECIUM, SPECIFICALLY ITS STRAIN DSM 10663/NCIMB 10415, IS ONE OF THOSE "FRIENDLY" BACTERIA THAT ACT AS A PROBIOTIC, THAT IS A LIVING MICROORGANISM THAT REMAINS ACTIVE IN THE GUT AND IS CAPABLE OF COLONIZING AND IN THING WAY, IT DISPLACES PATHOGENIC BACTERIA THAT COULD CAUSE AN INTESTINAL INFECTION (SUCH AS SALMONELLA, CLOSTRIDIUM OR ESCHERICHIA COLI).
BOTH (PRE AND PROBIOTICS) ACT TOGETHER, ENHANCING THEIR EFFECTS (SYMBIOTIC).
ERA IS ENRICHED WITH VITAMINS AND MINERALS, WHICH ENSURE THE OPTIMAL DAILY INTAKE OF THESE MICRONUTRIENTS. AMONG THEM WE FIND:
Fat-soluble vitamin essential for the development of vision, growth and differentiation of the epithelial tissue of the respiratory and digestive systems.
It's a fat-soluble vitamin that acts as an antioxidant and is essential for reproduction and the health of the nervous system.
GROUP B VITAMINS
They are water-soluble vitamins related to cell metabolism, in which they have essential roles in energy metabolism, DNA repair and enzymatic activity. Some of them also play an important role in the development of the nervous system or the proper functioning of the blood and the immune system.
An essential mineral in metabolism, it contributes to the proper functioning of the immune system, the nervous system and the healing of wounds.
It's a micronutrient that acts as an antioxidant, helps neutralize free radicals, stimulates the immune system and is involved in the functioning of the thyroid gland.