kin+kind supplements start with raw organic coconut and add nature’s best organic superfoods: wheatgrass, seaweed, berries, and turmeric.
Blueberry and Cranberry: Not only are blueberries and cranberries rich in Vitamin C, but they are also an excellent source of antioxidants, which protect against free radicals that damage the body. They also support urinary tract health, ease urination, and prevent urinary tract infections. Learn more about how to support urinary tract health on our blog, “Bye Bye UTI: Natural Prevention And Treatment”.
Coconut: All of our coconut is virgin, cold pressed, and washed in pure, filtered water without chemicals. Our coconut flake is dehydrated at low temperatures (below 98.6°F) to preserve its raw state and natural nutrients. Compare RBD (refined, bleached, deodorized) coconut found in supermarkets: dried in high heat, refined with lye, bleached with acid and alkaline clays, and then deodorized at high heat, which removes much of the nutrients.
Coconut is prized for its medium chain fatty acids such as lauric acid. Coconut flakes have all of the nutritional benefits of coconut oil plus the added benefit of fiber from flake’s roughage. To learn more about coconut’s health benefits, check out our blog, “Coconut: Meet the Good Fat”.
Seaweed: our seaweed is a green algae called chlorella. It provides a complete protein source. That means it contains all nine essential amino acids. It also has iron and Vitamin C, and small amounts of magnesium, zinc, copper, potassium, calcium, some B-vitamins, and Omega 3s.
Turmeric: a spice from the turmeric plant, turmeric root is used in a wide range of holistic treatments such as golden paste. It is prized for its high concentrations of curcumin, which has been shown effective in preliminary clinical trials as anti-inflammatory for the treatment of arthritis. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services confirms these outcomes, but notes that “strong studies” have not been completed.
Golden paste is traditionally made with the same ingredients as kin+kind’s Hip&Root: turmeric, black pepper, and coconut. These help overcome turmeric’s low bioavailability, or the measure of how well the body absorbs nutrients. Bioenhancers such as piperine (found in black pepper) and fats (like healthy fats found in coconut) can increase absorption. Learn about natural ways to prevent joint pain in pets in our blog, "Achy Joints? Natural Pain Relief and Prevention for Dogs and Cats".
Wheatgrass: wheatgrass is the first sprouts of wheat plants. Because the plant has not seeded, wheatgrass is gluten-free and grain-free. Wheatgrass is rich in vitamins and minerals, including Vitamins A, C, and E, iron, calcium, and magnesium. Read more about natural sources of vitamins and minerals in our blog, "Natural Multivitamins for Pets: Real Food for Real Nutrition".