The Natural Horse Vet Magalog

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Gain A Competitive Edge and Prevent Illness Naturally with...

Grape Power By Dan Moore, The Natural Vet®

Prescription Drugs?


ntil recently most doctors and even today many veterinarians simply don’t believe that the medicines used by native American medicine men, our great grandmothers, or even our grandmothers were of any value. Designer prescription drugs in some minds are the only cure for all the ills of animal or man. Times are changing and every day it becomes more evident that most drugs only relieve symptoms and often bring terrible side effects. Today I find myself digging through ancient medical books seeking remedies that don’t have side effects and looking for answers that were long forgotten. It is amazing what I have continued to find. Some truly long forgotten others even covered up!

Free radicals destroy cells. A war is constantly raging inside your horse’s body. Free radicals - unstable molecules - are roaming inside with one mission: to invade and attack, destroying healthy cells, making the body vulnerable to disease. The best analogy I have heard is like bouncing a super ball in a china shop. Something, in this case a lot of cells, is bound to break. Without an antioxidant, cells oxidize - a process very similar to metal rusting. This oxidation, or rust if you prefer, blocks arteries, scars joints, and even alters DNA, making your horse more vulnerable to such maladies as cancer, fatigue, and arthritis. The malfunctions are limitless. Not good if you are planning to win a race or have your horse around for awhile.

Pro-anthy-cya-what? The Solution One exceptional discovery was made by a French doctor, Professor Jacques Masquelier, dean of the medical school at the UniverThe solution, without a doubt, is supplementation of your horse’s sity of Bordeaux in France. He had read of a story written by a diet with antioxidants. Left unchecked, free radicals will damage famous French explorer, Jacques Cartier and his crew the basic structure of cells just like a sliced apple who had been saved from scurvy with a tea brewed browns in the air - a chemical change showing deGRAPE SEED is by an Canadian-Indian medicine man over 450 years composition - cells are oxidizing at a rapid pace in the an ingredient ago. The tea was made from the needles and bark presence of free radicals. Antioxidants slow the pace in many of The from a special pine tree. What professor Masquelier giving your horse a competitive edge and longevity Natural Vet's found when he studied this tree was that it contained needed to perfect performance. products. a very potent bioflavanoid that he called proanthocyanidin. This was the most incredible Many herbs contain antioxidants. Our product, Health antioxidant known to date. It was fifty time more Check daily antioxidant, is a unique blend of many powerful than Vitamin E and twenty times stronger herbs. You may be familiar with many of them like that Vitamin C. Today these same proanthocyanidins have also garlic, Siberian ginseng, and yucca. Perhaps you take them yourbeen found in grapes - a readily available, everyday food. All the self. I do and so do most of my friends. We have been using a components of grapes, including the skin, the seeds or extracts comparable human product for over 6 years now and I can’t tell thereof, are potent antioxidants. Also found in grapes are polypheyou the miracles we’ve seen. I was spending over 300 dollars per nols and catechins and even gallic acids, all with powerful biomonth using this human product on our own horse. Very few logical benefits, easily absorbed and free of any side effects. clients were willing to spend that so I had to find a way to get the same results for less expense. The answer I found was grapes. As I already explained, grapes contain the most powerful antioxidant How can your horse benefit? known. It’s economical, readily accessible, and horses love it. It is almost common knowledge now that free radicals are the We balance the grape with other beneficial herbs and have been cause of most of the ailments associated with age. Antioxidants overwhelmed with the results. destroy free radicals. When a horse is young, or when you are young for that matter, its body produces an enzyme called super Grape Seed Extract oxide dismutase (SOD) which destroys most of the free radicals. As a horse gets older, the production of SOD slows. The older Grape seed extract has been proven to benefit many parts of the they get, the less SOD they have, the more vulnerable to damage body. J.E. Grogain, B. Ed. Certified Nutritionist in an article titled they are. Grape Seed Extract, Its Properties and Benefits, states that GSE maintains and strengthens the integrity of tendons, ligaments, Our horses are bombarded daily with free radicals from polluted muscles, as well as bones. It does this by strengthening collagen air, fat and preservatives in feed, pesticides, herbicides, antibiotfibers, the cement that holds all tissue together even blood vessel ics, hormones - you name it. Even water has chlorine, walls, skin and lungs. He states that by preventing collagen trihalomethanes, alum, lime, and potassium permanganate, to name breakdown and increasing production, GSE protects, especially a few. How We Help Rescues:


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