Kelp

Quick Read: The Unique Ingredient that Few Take Advantage of!

Being on the Atlantic Coast, we have the unique opportunity to use quality ingredients that other manufacturers simply do not.

One of those ingredients is Ascophyllum nodosum or kelp meal - a key element blended in Inukshuk Professional Dog Food.

The kelp we use is harvested from the  Nova Scotia  sea; all local and all natural.

The kelp we use is harvested from the Nova Scotia sea; all local and all natural.

Why kelp?

Animals require a small amount micronutrients in their diet but this can only be provided by seaplants. So, it is typically substituted  with either synthetic or chemically derived ingredients. Corey Nutrition and Inukshuk Dog Food, however, use kelp meal in all pet foods.

The circulation of seawater is what provides the seaweeds with a consistent source of minerals and essential nutrients creating a much more nutritional compound compared to regular soil-grown crops.

What are the benefits?

Ascophyllum nodosum is highly regarded for its naturally occurring vitamins and trace elements. Recent peer reviewed journals reported that some of the significant benefits from the compound include increased heart health, immune health, osteoporotic health and metabolic health. 

Kelp meal is also recognized as a food supplement that is rich in natural salts minerals and vitamins essential for normal body functions. They help contract muscles, provide skeletal support. transmit signals within the nervous system, improve food absorption, transport proteins and hormones and maintain water balance.



Article sources:

  • Lynch, G., Ph.D.. Ascophyllum nodosum: A Super-Seaweed Food for Companion Animal Health.