Pet flora is a generic term; gut flora designed for pets. There are countless amounts of “Pet Floras” out there but there is only one Vitality Science Pet Flora. Vitality Science has been selling the Soil Based Organisms (SBOs) with Leonardite, and Humic Acid to over 40,000 cats and dogs for over 15 years. The success rate of this incredible product is 95% in GI and immune related issues. This is a product which thousands of pet owners have seen outstanding results.

Recently there has been some confusion over Leonardite’s origin and the presence of heavy metals in Leonardite. Our mission to educate about pet health as much as possible, we have created this blog post to help shed some light on this confusion.

“I wanted to give you an update on my cat, Mimi, and her IBS symptom.
Mimi had suffered from chronic diarrhea for almost 3 years, but after taking the PetFlora probiotic, she has completely stopped having diarrhea! I’ve even made a post about your product on my new website’s blog, comparing it to the leading pet probiotic, FortiFlora. My background is in biology and I have previously worked on gut microbiome research; therefore, I’m familiar with how diet and supplements can have an impact (or lack thereof) on an organism’s gut flora. Thank you so much for your help! Mimi’s much happier and healthier now!”
        -Ashley F.
You can read more about Mimi’s story here on her blog www.honeycatscatcafe.com

What is Leonardite?

Leonardite is a natural form of humate. It contains various molecules including humic and fulvic acids. Humates are 100% decomposed plants that are millions of years old. Plants, especially ones from a hundred million years ago, are by definition organic. Leonardite is organic. Coal and Lignite are organic. They are decomposed organic plant material.

Where does Leonardite come from?

There are five major sources of Leonardite. Each one differing in solubility and mineral content. Vitality Science Leonardite comes from New Mexico which contains the only known fresh water deposits. These fresh water deposits have the highest solubility and the most favorable mineral profile of all Leonardite deposits.

Plants contain a level of lead

Organic minerals, minerals that are plant complexed, are handled by animals differently from inorganic metallic sourced minerals. For example, one serving of pinto beans has 6 ppm of lead. California Prop 65: “We find No Significant Risk  Level (NSRL) (of cancer) for naturally occurring lead at 15 ppm per day”.

Aluminum in plants?

“No reports of dietary aluminum toxicity to healthy individuals exist in the literature.”

-(National Institute of Health).

Note the distinction between dietary organic aluminum and inorganic synthetically derived aluminum. Inorganic aluminum, the kind in deodorants, some medications, in vaccines, in the water supply, and sprayed from the air, is highly toxic. The 5 mg. of aluminum in an apple is non-toxic. Dietary aluminum is less than 1% absorbed. Aluminum is the third most prevalent mineral on the planet. Biological organisms have developed defenses to deal with dietary aluminum.

How does Vitality Science’s Pet Flora, in a base of Leonardite, differ from the rest that are out there?

Vitality Science Pet Flora Certifies for USDA OMRI MSM 8327 (animal feed) and is compliant for California Prop 65 (the strictest heavy metal standard in the world).

The humic acid in Vitality Science Pet Flora is especially important because it has properties that interfere with a viruses ability to attach to a host cell. This is called viral fusion inhibition. 
“With most viruses, the inhibitory effect of (Humic Acid) is directed specifically against an early stage of virus replication, namely virus attachment to cells (Klocking and Sprosig, 1975; Schols et al., 1991; Neyts et al., 1992).”

“Scientific studies have demonstrated that if a host cell is penetrated before the introduction of the Humic Acid, the reproductive process is not halted. However, after the virus reproduces, the host cell releases the new viruses into the bloodstream. At this point, if Humic Acid is present, it can prevent the new generation(s) of viruses from attaching to additional host cells”.
(Klocking and Sprosig, 1975; Schols et al., 1991; Neyts et al., 1992).”

Our Quality Control Standards

Like every ingredient formulated into Vitality Science’s products- we are particular about sources and quality. We take pride in the quality of the ingredients that go into Vitality Science products because we know that excellent, high quality ingredients create excellent and high quality formulations that work.

As always please let us know if you have any questions or comments about this product and any other product in the Vitality Science Pet Health Product line. We are here to help you with any questions you may have about your pet’s health.