LIST OF SUPERIOR INGREDIENTS BEYOND THE FIRST FIVE INGREDIENTS!
While the first five ingredients play a significant role in the nutritional make-up
of your dog’s food, every single ingredient is important. For nearly a decade, tens
of thousands of dogs and cats have been eating and thriving on Life’s Abundance
foods. We attribute this success to our painstaking attention to the detail. Each
and every ingredient in Life’s Abundance food is carefully chosen to work with the
other to supply your companion animal with a highly nutritious and perfectly balanced
meal every day, every year over a lifetime.
HIGH-QUALITY PROTEINS – Proteins are the building blocks of all
living organisms. Protein is essential for all bodily functions including those
of the brain, heart, skin, skeleton and many others. Life’s Abundance dog food contains
at least 26% of high-quality protein. Look for identifiable animal proteins such
as "chicken meal" rather generic terms like "poultry meal," which can consist of
any fowl (turkey, chicken, geese, etc.).
Some foods contain chicken meat or chicken parts, which naturally hold a fair amount
of water. We prefer to use chicken meal because most of the water has been removed,
which makes it a concentrated source of protein. This means that there is a greater
“protein content” in one pound of chicken meal versus one pound of chicken meat.
That’s why high-quality chicken meal is a key ingredient in Life’s Abundance foods.
Eggs are one of nature's most nutrient-dense foods and play an important role in
a balanced diet. They are considered a complete protein source, providing essential
amino acids, vitamins and minerals (vitamins A, B, E, K, Biotin, and Sulfur). Eggs
also provide healthy fats, such as omega-6 for healthy skin and a glossy coat.
Our top-quality fish meal is made by drying the freshest catfish at a low temperature,
creating a concentrated, highly-digestible protein source. In addition to being
an excellent source of protein, catfish meal provides natural DHA and EPA, the most
important of all the omega-3 fatty acids.
CHICKEN FAT - We believe the primary fat source in dog food should be animal
based because these fats contain a profile of fatty acids that are easily metabolized
and generally more available to the body. Animal fats can vary in quality, so look
for a species-specific fat like “chicken fat” (versus “animal fat”) to be certain
of the kind of fat your dog is eating.
WHOLE GRAINS - Whole grains are an excellent source of protein, fiber, B
vitamins, iron, zinc and other essential minerals. They also provide the kind of
carbohydrates that deliver sustained energy to your dog. We include the natural
goodness of Ground Brown Rice and Oat Groats in Life’s Abundance Dog Food.
Ground Brown Rice is the entire grain with only the inedible outer husk removed.
This whole grain contains manganese, selenium, magnesium, as well as tryptophan
and vitamins B1, B3 and B6.
Oat Groats are whole oats that have been cleaned, toasted, hulled and cleaned
again. Amazingly, they retain nearly all of their original nutrients after this
process. Oat groats contain seven B vitamins, vitamin E, and nine minerals, including
iron and calcium.
VITAMINS AND MINERALS – The proprietary blend of vitamins and minerals in
Life’s Abundance foods was carefully selected to work in concert with all of the
other ingredients to enhance the overall nutritional value of the food.
Vitamins: Ascorbic Acid, vitamin E Supplement, Inositol, Niacin Supplement,
Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine
Hydrochloride, Biotin, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Citric Acid, Vitamin
B12 Supplement, Folic Acid.
Minerals: Potassium Chloride, Salt, Calcium Carbonate Monosodium Phosphate,
Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Ferrous
Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Proteinate, Selenium Yeast, Copper
Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Potassium Iodide.
ANTIOXIDANT SYSTEM – Among other nutrients, our antioxidant system includes
vitamins A, C and E plus vegetables and fruits. The colorful skin and flesh of different
vegetables and fruits contain phytonutrients, essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants
and fiber. Each vegetable and fruit was carefully selected for its unique nutritional
Vegetables and Fruit
Beets contain folate, manganese, potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin C,
magnesium, tryptophan, iron, copper and phosphorus. The phytonutrient called betacyanin
is responsible for the purple-crimson color of the beet.
Broccoli contains vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin A, folate, dietary fiber, manganese,
trytophan, potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin B2, phospshorus, magnesium, protein, omega-3
fatty acids, vitamin B5, iron, calcium, vitamin B1, vitamin B3, zinc and vitamin
E. Like other cruciferous vegetables, broccoli contains the phytonutrients sulforaphane
Carrots contain beta-carotene (vitamin A), vitamins C, D, E, and K, Riboflavin,
Niacin, Calcium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Sodium and Iron.
Celery contains fiber, potassium and vitamin C. It also contains some vitamin A,
calcium, and the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin.
Lettuce contains thiamin, vitamin B6, iron and potassium. It is a very good source
of dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate and manganese.
Parsley contains vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin A, folate and iron. It also contains
antioxidant phytonutrients called flavonoids including apiin, apigenin, crisoeriol
Watercress contains folate, pantothenic acid and copper. It is a very good source
of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E (Apha Tocopherol), vitamin K, thiamin, riboflavin,
vitamin B6, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and manganese.
Blueberries contain vitamin C, manganese, vitamin E and dietary fiber. The antioxidant
phytonutrients called Anthocyanins are responsible for the blue-red pigments found
Pomegranate contains vitamin C and potassium. The polyphenols in pomegranate (hydrolyzable
tannins called punicalagins) are responsible for the red color.
OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS
Omega-3 fatty acids are some of the most extensively researched natural nutritional
ingredients in the world. Among its many health benefits, the omega-3’s in Life’s
Abundance help support healthy skin and a shiny coat. We also included flaxseed
meal for its outstanding nutritional profile and its contribution to healthy skin
FLAX SEED MEAL
Flaxseed meal is the richest plant source of antioxidant lignans and Omega-3 fatty
Flax seed meal also has a very high level of highly-digestible protein and essential
amino acids. In addition, flax seed meal contains significant amounts of fiber,
vitamin E, folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6 and is extremely rich in the
minerals potassium, calcium and phosphorus.
BREWER’S DRIED YEAST
Brewer’s dried yeast is loaded with highly-digestible protein with an exceptional
amino acid balance. It also contains an abundance of natural minerals and vitamins,
featuring B complex vitamins (except B12).
BEET PULP (SUGAR REMOVED)
Fiber is required in every diet to maintain healthy intestinal tract and proper
nutrient absorption. We use beet pulp, which is the fiber from the gray sugar beet
(sugar removed). Many studies have demonstrated that beet pulp performs better than
many other types of fiber.
These ingredients are similar to those found in supermarket yogurts. Direct-fed
microbials help support healthy immune and digestive systems. Life’s Abundance contains
the following direct fed microbials: Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation
Product, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium thermophilum
Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product.