An animal’s heart beats, on average, 100 times per minute. It pushes blood through the body, and the steady flow carries with it oxygen, nutrients, hormones, and a host of essential cells. Given the heart’s never ending workload, it’s a wonder it performs so well, for so long. It is our job to help our animals receive the best nutritional support, to aid in the health and well-being of the most vital organ in their body, the heart.
Here are a few tips to keep your animal’s heart as healthy as possible.
Regular exercise: Vital to maintain a healthy body.
Diet: Your animal depends on you to feed them a diet packed full of vitamins and nutrients to help them maintain ideal body weight and live their longest life. Never feed your cat or dog any food that contains corn, wheat, or soy. They are inherently allergic to these foods, and would never have eaten them in the wild. Many domesticated animals are also allergic to chicken, turkey and duck. Often this results in digestive issues, including vomiting or diarrhea.
Supplements to support the heart: Two very important heart health supplements are Co-Q-10 and Bio PQQ.
- Co-Q-10: Boosts the health and energy output to the mitochondria. Mitochondria dysfunction is a result of aging, but this can be prevented or reversed. Co Q10 will help to boost mitochondrial health and bioenergetics (energy-producing) capacity.
- Bio PQQ: Became popular in early 2010, when researchers found that it not only protected mitochondria from damage, it also stimulated growth of fresh mitochondria. Some experts say that it is essential for the evolution of life on Earth. It is found in all plant species but neither humans nor the bacteria that colonize in the human digestive tract, have the ability to create it. When living beings are deprived of dietary PQQ, they exhibit stunted growth, compromised immunity, impaired reproductive capability, and most importantly fewer mitochondria in their tissue, including the heart.