Ditch the itch is a natural formula for dogs who get itchy skin regardless of the reason.
This formula helps to cool the animal on the inside and reduces the amount of histamine produced by the body.
Excessive body heat is ascribed to "Yin injuries" within the body. When the yin elements become weak or deficient they cause deficiencies to internal organs and drive up the internal body temperature causing skin to become hot and itchy.
This formula is based around reducing those responses in the body to inhibit the animal's reaction altogether or reduce the reaction dramatically in extreme cases.
Moringa - A green super food that blocks the release of histamine produced by the mast cells (allergy causing compound). Possesses anti-inflammatory activity similar to that of drugs but without the adverse side effects. Moringa is one of the very few foods that contains chlorophyll together with other vital nutrients making it 7 times more potent. A study has shown that Moringa inhibits 72% of all the histamines released making it almost as effective as Ketilofen.
Peppermint - The flavanoids in peppermint have a potent inhibitory effect on histamine from mast cells. Has been traditionally been used as an H2 antagonist and is particularly effective for allergic rhinitis.
Coconut Oil - Most of coconut oil's health benefits come from the MCFAs especially lauric acid which has antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties. Coconut oil improves coats, digestion and reduces allergic reactions.
Chamomile - One of the safest and most versatile herbal pet remedies, chamomile has a broad range of scientifically proven benefits. An anti-inflammatory that relieves itchiness, it also helps fight internal bacterial infections.
Bee Pollen - This powerful granule, collected from the nectar of flowers is considered one of nature's most nourishing foods as it contains nearly all nutrients required by humans and animals. Bee gathered pollens are rich in protein (approx 40% protein) , free amino acids and vitamins including B complex and folic acid. Pollen also reduces the presence of histamine in the body. It is reported that 94% of test subjects were completely free of allergy symptoms after feedings of bee pollen.
Cinnamon - has been used for centuries in traditional chinese medicine. Among the many benefits cinnamon aids in maintaining healthy skin. In addition it can also help remedy various skin related diseases and infections such as Eczema, where the cause is unknown, but a condition where the skin gets irritated and inflamed. This usually begins with an over reactive immune response against an irritant or allergen. Cinnamon helps reduce the inflammation and the antiseptic properties kill bacteria and increases blood circulation which helps to flush toxins out of the body.
Lotus Root - Lotus Root has an immune-modulating effect with mast cell stabilising properties. A study found that lotus root inhibits the release of histamines by up to 70%.The lotus root membrane inhibits nitric oxide synthesis and expression of co-stimulatory molecules.
Goji Berries - Used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for over 2000 years, Goji berries contain phytonutrients, vitamins and trace minerals giving them the name "Superfood berries" Goji berries are an excellent source of anti-oxidants that help boost the immune system and protect the body from high levels of inflammation by fighting free radical damage. Goji berries have a high ORAC value indicating their exceptional ability to reduce oxidative stress. Antioxidants present are carotenoids like Zeaxathin and precursors to vitamin C. High levels of these compounds give goji a reputation for fighting tumor growth, decreasing inflammatory cytokine levels and detoxifying the body.
Dosage: Cats - 1/4 Teaspoon daily
Small Dogs- 1/2 teaspoon daily
Medium Dogs - 1 teaspoon daily
Large Dogs- 1 Tablespoon daily