Here at Nutreats, we are firm believers in creating 100% natural products, backed by research to provide optimum benefits. Because of this, we have chosen highly potent ingredients to include in our product range. Let’s delve a little deeper into the benefits of these ingredients.
Green-lipped mussel oil
The power of green-lipped mussel oil is becoming widely recognised among owners who to maintain healthy joint mobility in pets. It contains micronutrients including glycosaminoglycans and Omega-3s that help maintaining the health of animals who may develop loose of mobility in later life, due to normal wear and tear.
New Zealand green-lipped mussel is unique in containing over 30 essential fatty-acids (including DHA and EPA – the two health-promoting fatty acids found in most fish oil products). (40-45% Omega-3 fatty acids).
Green-lipped mussel powder
Green-lipped mussel powder is an essential ingredient in our Vitals supplements. This powder is supplied by Aroma NZ Ltd under the commercial name GlycOmega and GlycOmega-PLUS. Over the years, green-lipped mussel powder has become a functional food ingredient for both humans and pets. It really is for the whole family, including pets.
GlycOmega is derived from green-lipped mussel meat (perna canaliculus) and is a rich source of Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), which make up cartilage and the synovial fluid found in joints. It supports maintenance of healthy flexibility, elasticity and tensile strength in articular cartilage, which helps maintain and support joint health. It is also rich in glucosamine, chondroitin and Omega-3s.
Demand for both New Zealand green-lipped mussel powder and New Zealand green-lipped mussel oil is increasing every year and this, combined with results of clinical studies, indicates that these products work well.
Refined fish oil
We have used sustainably harvested, refined fish oil to compliment the green-lipped mussel oil in our Skin, Coat & Mobility oil feed supplement. This oil comes from three species of fish; anchovy, sardine, and mackerel. These fish oils are suitable for human consumption and have various health benefits, including their rich omega levels. Therefore, they help with improving the condition of animals skin and coat and may reduce allergic itching.
Pacific whole pilchards
Our whole pilchards come from the pristine waters surrounding New Zealand. Pilchards (also known as sardines) have high levels of Omega-3, EPA and DHA, and B vitamins, which support coat condition. They are also rich in glucosamine, chondroitin and calcium, which can help to support bone health, muscle mass and healthy teeth.
Sourced directly from New Zealand’s fertile pastures, free-range venison is used in treats for cats and dogs. Venison is a low-fat protein compared to other types of meat. It is rich in essential vitamins and minerals and great for ensuring your pet is getting plenty of protein in their diet.
New Zealand sheep liver
We source raw sheep liver from New Zealand's fertile grasslands for our canine range. Liver is a vitamin-packed protein, containing naturally high levels of iron, zinc and essential fatty acids. It is also naturally rich Vitamin B12, so makes a great energy-boosting snack for Dogs. Liver can also support healthy vision.
New Zealand beef heart
From from New Zealand's fertile pastures, raw beef heart is used to make treats for both cats and dogs. Beef heart is rich in B-Vitamins and essential fatty acids, which can help maintain a shiny and silky coat. Above all, beef heart offers a healthy boost of minerals, proteins, and nutrients.