Vegan™
Canine/Feline Formula
26% Protein
10% Fat
Brown Rice
A nutritious source of vitamins, minerals, tocotrienols, and fiber. Carbohydrate and starch sources such as brown rice are not a necessary component of a companion animal's diet, but they can be fed in moderation and variety without ill effects and with nutritional benefits. For a Starch Free™ alternative, the only of its kind, see Wysong Epigen™.
Corn
Corn is a natural source of carbohydrates, protein, and fiber. Corn is easily digestible and contains small amounts of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Carbohydrate (starch) sources such as corn are not a necessary component of a companion animal's diet, but they can be fed in moderation and variety without ill effects and with nutritional benefits. (Especially when they are incorporated in modest amounts and in a form that is low glycemic index.) For a Starch Free™ alternative, the only of its kind, see Wysong Epigen™.
Extruded Soybeans
An excellent vegetable source of protein, fiber, natural unsaturated fat, and antioxidants.
Pea Protein
A concentrated source of protein with an excellent spectrum of amino acids.
Potato Protein
Potato protein is potato minus the starch. It is one of the highest value vegetable proteins there is.
Soybean Oil
Contains both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
Flaxseeds
A plant source of omega-3 fatty acids vital for the health of the animal's skin, coat, cardiovascular, immune, nervous and reproductive systems.
Molasses
A rich source of minerals and natural flavoring for non-meat based diets.
Peas
A nutritious vegetable rich in protein, phyto-nutrients, phytosterols, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. Peas are also a good source of vitamins A, C, K and B.
Dicalcium Phosphate
Dicalcium phosphate is a source of calcium and phosphorus with high bioavailability. Calcium and phosphorus are essential for healthy bone and teeth formation. They also play vital roles in blood metabolism, muscle contraction, and nerve function.
Natural Flavor
Enzymatically pre-digested, dried chicken and fish.
Sesame Seeds
Are particularly rich in the amino acid methionine. They also contain B-complex vitamins, protein, essential fatty acids, and essential minerals such as calcium, iron, copper, magnesium, manganese, selenium, and zinc.
Montmorillonite Clay
Sourced form an ancient geologic deposit of marine life.
Salt
Not standard, refined table salt. Wysong whole salt is mined from ancient trace mineral rich geological deposits.
Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is a natural source of short chain fatty acids. It exerts beneficial effects on cholesterol, thyroid hormone, and blood sugar levels, and improves immune function. Coconut oil in a special Wysong processing step helps protect long-chain unsaturated fats (omega-3 and 6) from oxidation.
Taurine
An essential amino acid for cats and arguably for dogs as well. Taurine can be diminished in food processing and should be supplemented. It exerts a host of benefits for the cardiovascular, ocular, and central nervous systems. It is also an antioxidant and is important in muscular response to exercise. Wysong ingredients processed using Wysong special processing provide an excellent source of taurine. However, as insurance, taurine is also supplemented to the diets.
Lysine
Lysine is commonly insufficient in modern diets and is important for the synthesis of proteins to promote proper growth and bone development. It also plays a role in the production of enzymes, antibodies, and hormones.
L-Tryptophan
L-tryptophan is an essential amino acid, meaning the body does not produce it and it must be provided through the diet. It serves as a building block for protein production and nitrogen balance. It is best known for maintaining nerve cell conduction, relaxation, restfulness, and sleep.
Choline Chloride
Choline is a B-complex vitamin which helps to build cell membranes, promote nerve function, and maintain normal growth. Choline also plays a significant role in fat metabolism, liver regulation, and renal protection.
L-Carnitine
Shuttles fatty acids into cell mitochondria where they are oxidized for energy. By so doing it decreases body fat and builds lean muscle by utilizing body fat for energy instead of carbohydrates. Proper fat metabolism becomes increasingly important as companion animals age and are prone to fat storage. L-carnitine also slows aging, protects bone mass, improves heart, kidney, liver, and brain functions, and benefits diabetes.
Chia Seeds
An excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids important to cardiovascular, immune, anti-inflammatory, and neurological functions. Chia seeds may also aid in maintaining proper weight and cholesterol levels. Chia seeds provide natural sources of fiber, antioxidants, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and manganese.
Rice Bran Oil
A concentrated source of tocotrienols, fatty acids, and other antioxidants. It is extremely stable under processing conditions
Calcium Propionate
A preservative.
Dried Kelp
A particularly good source of trace minerals, such as iodine, potassium and calcium as well as vitamins.
Organic Barley Grass Powder
Harvested before the first joint rises above ground, this grass contains a wealth of bioavailable nutrients including enzymes, vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids.
Blueberry
A source of many nutrients and fiber, with high levels of antioxidants.
Yeast Extract
The cell walls of yeast that exert probiotic effects and support immune system health.
Citric Acid
Acts as a natural preservative by chelating oxidizing minerals.
Dried Kale
Recognized as a "superfood," Kale is rich in vitamins, minerals, and powerful antioxidants. Kale is also a source of fiber.
Dried Spinach
Spinach is particularly high in niacin and zinc, plus numerous other vitamins and minerals. Spinach has been associated with mental, cardiovascular, and digestive health benefits.
Dried Carrots
Carrots are a source of Beta Carotene and other antioxidants, as well as numerous vitamins and minerals.
Apple Pectin
A high fiber, antioxidant-rich ingredient derived from apples.
Mixed Tocopherols
A natural mix of epimers of vitamin E.
Rosemary Extract
Exerts potent antioxidant and preservative effects.
Chicory Root
An herb that is rich in antioxidants, and known to enhance digestive health through its inulin prebiotic effects.
Yeast Culture
A living yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) that exerts probiotic effects, assists digestion, secretes enzymes, provides immune system health, and produces vitamins.
Minerals
While minerals are in food ingredients themselves, processing and modern farming practices may diminishes their levels and thus fortification is wise. Wysong minerals are in their most bioavailable forms including both inorganic and chelated proteinates.
Vitamins
While vitamins are in food ingredients themselves, processing diminishes their levels and thus fortification is wise. The safety and benefits of fortification are supported by hundreds of thousands of scientific studies. (See article No Vitamin, Mineral Processed foods.) Wysong fortifying vitamins include: Ascorbic Acid [source of Vitamin C], Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex [source of Vitamin K activity], Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid.
Probiotics
Probiotic microorganisms exert a number of benefits including improving intestinal microbial balance, enzyme and vitamin production, and immune system health. Wysong probiotics include: Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bacillus subtilis, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus lactis.
Pepper
Piperin is an extract of pepper that greatly enhances the digestive absorption of micronutrients.
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