The benefit of herbs
Herbs have been around for thousands of years and have powerful therapeutic properties. Through extensive research, it is now understood that ‘conventional’ medicine derived from plants.
“Until recently, plants were an important source of novel pharmacologically active compounds with many blockbuster drugs being derived directly or indirectly from plants. Despite the current preoccupation with synthetic chemistry as a vehicle to discover and manufacture drugs, the contribution of plants to disease treatment and prevention is still enormous. Even at the dawn of 21st century, 11% of the 252 drugs considered as basic and essential by the World Health Organisation were exclusively of flowering plant origin” - cited Prof. (Dr.) Ciddi Veeresham
Over the last Century, herbs have been used more to support and maintain our own good health & wellbeing. We are now choosing to include herbs and other natural remedies to support the health of our animals.
Have you noticed that your dog may forage and choose to eat different plants at different times? This is called ‘self-selection’ (zoopharmacognosy) which is a natural way for your dog to support itself both physically and emotionally. Proflax products include herbal formulas which encompass many of the nutrients that your dog would naturally select itself.
Every herb in its natural active state is made up of dozens of unique bioactive chemicals (phytochemicals) and nutrients called phytonutrients which are packed with essential minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. Many commercial dog foods contain little or none of these vital phytonutrients and so they need to be supplemented in your dogs diet to better support your dogs health.
Herbs can be used as an integral part of a holistic approach to health & wellbeing as they support both the physical and emotional elements. At Proflax we select specific herbs which when combined create a synergistic effect which support the optimal health of your dog.
Each of the Proflax herbal formulas are unique and have been formulated by an experienced holistic vet. They include adaptogens which are a unique class of herbs that help to maintain homeostasis (balance) in the body.
At Proflax we use only the finest medicinal grade herbal tinctures; flower, leaf or root, which are free from pesticides or chemicals. The herbs are freshly extracted in order to retain their bioactive compounds and made into tinctures. Our tinctures have not undergone any drying/heating or been through any synthetic processes so are nutritionally beneficial. As our tinctures are concentrates they are absorbed quickly and thus work faster than most other herbal supplements. Our herbal tinctures are from cGMP licensed farms who have full accreditation.
We include 25% of herbal formula to every bottle of Proflax oil which makes our products powerful & effective. By combining our herbal formulas with cold pressed flaxseed oil your dog will also benefit from a perfect balance of Omega-3, 6 & 9 essential fatty acids.
Herbal remedies such as Proflax can be used alongside of medication as an integrative approach to supporting the health of your dog. We always recommend that you check with your vet first if you would like to take this approach.
For any questions about the safety of herbs in pregnant, nursing bitches or puppies or those with specific medical ailments please refer to the FAQ section of this booklet.