US Pet Supplements and Nutraceutical Treats Examined in New Study by Packaged Facts
15 Feb 2013 • by Natalie Aster
Because supplements first caught on in natural product stores, many consumers think that all supplements are natural products. Actually, however, the products may be either synthetically manufactured or naturally derived, as is the case with vitamin C in the form of Ester C versus rose hips, respectively. According to the report “Pet Supplements and Nutraceutical Treats in the U.S., 4th Edition” by Packaged Facts, proponents of natural and organic supplements maintain that these more closely resemble those found in food and are therefore more bioavailable, while proponents of synthetic vitamins counter that in some cases the full complement of nutrients and micronutrients found in a natural vitamin can reduce its bioavailability, with scientific studies showing both camps to be right to some degree.
Pet Supplements and Nutraceutical Treats in the U.S., 4th Edition
Published: January, 2013
Price: US$ 3,750.00
Just as there is no precise definition for a natural pet food, there is no precise definition for a natural pet supplement and no industry consensus on the allowable ratio of natural-to artificial components in a food or food supplement labeled “natural.” Generally speaking, natural pet supplements are those made with unrefined ingredients; organic ingredients; human-grade ingredients; and natural preservatives, flavors and colors, while omitting synthetic insecticides, dyes, preservatives and other chemicals.
More information can be found in the report “Pet Supplements and Nutraceutical Treats in the U.S., 4th Edition” by Packaged Facts.
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