Pet Care Products
HEAD TO TOE™
Dr. Laura Mann’s all natural nutritional formula
Specially formulated for dogs, cats and smaller companion animals
HEAD TO TOE consists of nutrients essential to maintain the health of the skin and coat. This formula is targeted to correct nutritional deficiencies which can manifest as hot spots, dry skin, skin irritations and inflammations, flea allergies, itching and scratching. HEAD TO TOE produces brilliant, shiny, glossy, coats.
A chief ingredient of HEAD TO TOE is Biotin, an essential B-complex vitamin. A deficiency of Biotin in animals can result in severe dermatitis (skin inflammation), hair loss, neuromuscular disorders, deterioration of heart structure and function, anemia, impairment of carbohydrate metabolism, decreased fertility, reduced resistance to disease, retarded wound healing, reduced ability to withstand stress and even sudden death.1 Other B Vitamins included in HEAD TO TOE are Vitamins B1, B2, and B6. These vitamins promote optimal skin health, support the nervous system and help prevent allergic skin conditions.
L-Methionine (natural), another ingredient of HEAD TO TOE, is a sulfur-containing amino acid which is a required building block for many body proteins. L-Methionine is a powerful antioxidant that prevents free radical damage to the tissues and helps to reduce excessive levels of histamine in the body. It has also been shown to strengthen the hair follicles. A deficiency of L-Methionine can lead to poor skin tone, hair loss, toxic waste buildup, fatty infiltration of the liver, anemia and retarded protein synthesis.2 L-Methionine may be deficient in adequate amounts in the daily diet of many pets to support optimal coat and skin health.
Natural lubricants in HEAD TO TOE such as, Flaxseed and Lecithin, provide essential fatty acids which keep the skin soft, prevent dryness and promote the healing of irritated and inflamed skin. The Vitamins A, E, and Selenium in the product work together to promote healthy skin cell growth and to prevent dermatitis and hair loss.3 The Pantothenic acid, Vitamin C and Bioflavinoids in HEAD TO TOE stimulate the production of natural anti-inflammatory chemicals which prevent allergic skin reactions. HEAD TO TOE also contains Garlic and Animax Anti-Inflammatory Complex III which act as natural flea repellents and help to prevent flea allergies and irritations. They also work to detoxify the blood of impurities, and hence encourage the growth of healthy skin.
MSM (organic sulfur) is also included in HEAD TO TOE. Sulfur is a mineral which is found in all body tissues and is essential for the synthesis of collagen which prevents dryness and maintains elastin in the skin. In addition, MSM has a role in the prevention of allergies. According to Stanley W. Jacob, M.D, a leader in the pioneering research on MSM, one of the major properties of MSM is that it is a very effective therapy for preventing and treating allergies.4 Kelp is added to HEAD TO TOE as it is a rich source of vitamins, minerals and trace elements, especially iodine. Iodine is crucial to the proper functioning of the thyroid gland. Many skin conditions in pets can be attributed to a low functioning thyroid gland.
The mineral Zinc is an additional ingredient in HEAD TO TOE. Zinc plays a critical role in the formation of the nucleic acids, RNA and DNA, which are essential for cell division, cell repair and cell growth. Zinc also promotes proper essential fatty acid metabolism and is involved with inflammation control, wound healing and tissue regeneration.5 Lactobacillus Sporongenes, a heat-stable probiotic, is included in HEAD TO TOE to maintain a normal gastrointestinal environment and to maximize the digestion of nutrients in the diet.
HEAD TO TOE is formulated by Dr. Laura Mann, Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Licensed Acupuncturist, who, as a result of her intensive involvement with animals, saw the need for a holistic approach to specific pet problems. All of the ingredients and flavors in HEAD TO TOE are the highest quality, Human Grade, and are free of chemicals, synthetic preservatives, artificial flavors, artificial sweeteners, colors or sucrose. In addition, all of the vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other nutrients in HEAD TO TOE are in their most absorbable form. HEAD TO TOE can be easily administered by mixing with your pet’s food and moistening with water.
Ingredients: Per each 1 scoop (1/2 ounce) - (1 scoop per 30 lbs of weight): Vitamin A palmitate 5000IU, Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 500mg, MSM 300mg, Pantothenic Acid (as D-calcium pantothenate) 250mg, Bioflavinoids 150mg, Lecithin 150mg, Natural Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate) 100iu, L-Methionine (Natural) 75mg, with Zinc, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Biotin, Selenium, Animax Anti-Inflammatory Herbal Complex lll™ (Proprietary Blend), plus Flaxseed, Garlic, Kelp, Lactobacillus Sporongenes (heat stable) and Natural Lamb Flavor
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People’s Guide to Vitamins & Minerals,
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Healing Power of Amino Acids,
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& Mineral Book,
(4) S.W. Jacobs, “Methylsulfonylmethane (or
(5) M. Murray and
J. Pizzorno, Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine,
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