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Sage Bison Bone Reduction

May 28, 2013   //   by Sage Pet Foods   //   Blog  //  3 Comments

Sage Bone Broth Reduction

Sage’s New 20-Hour Bison Bone Reduction: Hormone Free, Organic, Non GMO, and Gelatinous Rich. Featuring Kale, Collards, Celery, Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato, Turmeric, Cayenne, Spirulina, Liver, and Proprietary Herbs. Supporting bones, joints, soft tissue, skin and cardiovascular function. Improves comfort and health.

As nature provides the antidote for all maladies, science is making great strides in understanding much of the complexities that fuel the body’s function.

The consumption of a part of an animal’s body being good for the same part of your own body is an interpretation of Homeopathy: Like Cures Like.

A holistic, species appropriate diet for your pets should include this understanding in the form of a balanced, organic whole food that mimic the appropriate natural prey diet.

The consumption of quality whole foods (plant or animal) universally contains a safe and balanced blend of antioxidant, because all living organisms use them to prevent oxygen damage.

2759_464660823606522_588503781_nAt Sage, we address the issue of many dogs and cats not receiving the nutritional benefits of raw bones with our Bison Bone Reduction. Our reduction, made from marrow and knuckle bone, provides the entire group of essential fat soluble vitamins, A, D, E, K1, K2, Proteins, Complex B, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Lecithin and Methionine. Sage’s 20 Hour Bison Bone Reduction supports immune system, brain, growth and development. We have formulated not only a safe alternative, but a nutrient dense supplement, that thru synergistic nutrients and proprietary herbs known to influence anti-inflammatory action, provides building blocks of collagen proteins which maintain and help rebuild where needed.

In situations of repair and healing, it is important to understand that the process of collagen formation is severely hampered when the body is experiencing inflammation. Inflammation disorganizes the strands of collagen forming the repair, and greatly slows the process. Collagen formation is very complex; without all the many processes aligned in the body for allowing collagen strands to intertwine and bind properly, scar tissue, stretch marks, the supple flexibility of tissue, can all be hampered, leaving the tissue weakened and susceptible to irregular bumpy mounds, or deep pits with more disfiguring results.

The gelatinous blend found in the Bison Reduction is rich with the entire extended family of joint building molecules known as glycosaminoglycans. Individual members most commonly found in supplement, such as glucosamine,  chondroiton sulphate, or hyaluronic acid, lack the synergistic support of the whole food source. The processed supplements don’t hold a candle to a gelatinous rich broth.

906165_472108972861707_534473217_oGlycosaminoglycans will naturally adhere to collagen anywhere in the body, moisturizing all layers of the skin, helping the tendons and ligaments stay supple, and generally keep the body looking and feeling younger.

These molecules attract up to a thousand times their own weight in water which coats the joints and tissues in electrically charged clouds, transforming ordinary water molecules into a protective layer of super lubricating fluid.  This is a wonderful preventative strategy against the calcification process in the aging body. This is superior support for active animals, growing animals or those limited with the discomforts of arthritis.

With a better understanding of the complexity of the collagen producing process, we formulated a recipe and strategy that best delivers the full utilization of not just the nutrients of marrow and knuckle bones, but also synergistic nutrients the research shows to encourage via, Bio-transmutation (where the body combines two or more nutrients to produce another different nutrient) production of it’s own master antioxidant, Glutathione. After the body receives adequate amounts of this combination of nutrients, it then (if needed), produces the glutathione, believed now to be a key to turn off the body switch responsible for chronic inflammation.

Nutrients that encourage stem cell production, are also formulated into the reduction and are important for the accelerated healing process.

The slow, long reduction time is known as hydrolytic cleavage. Twenty hours at gentle heats acts like a hacksaw, so the water molecules neatly chop long tough protein strands, pull apart connective tissue, and release the entire family of glycosaminoglycan molecules. Overcooked meats or cooking with excessive heat traps these flavorful nutrients in a matrix of mostly indigestible  protein strands, denying the body of much of these vitality and longevity properties.

At Sage, our intention has consistently been to provide a superior, all-natural, species-appropriate, heritage nutrition that fuels effective function. Holistic (from the Greek, “holo”, meaning whole) also takes into consideration  the individual. Whether human or pet, we all have our own unique strengths and challenges which can derive great benefit from supplementation with the appropriate absorbable nutrients.

Sage Bison Bone Reduction – Another industry first, fueling effective function.

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Diet and Autoimmune Diseases

Dec 12, 2011   //   by Sage Pet Foods   //   Blog  //  4 Comments

Diet and Autoimmune DiseasesAuto immune diseases:  Where the immune system mistakes host cells for invaders.

More commonly recognized autoimmune conditions include:

  • Arthritis
  • Hyper- and Hypo-Thyroid
  • Diabetes
  • Addison’s disease
  • IBS (Irritable bowel disease)
  • possibly Parkinson’s disease

These diseases are all consequences of the immune mechanisms gone awry.

The Immune System:  A complex system influenced by bone marrow produced stem cells that become whatever cell the body requires. Some stem cells become B-cells and others, after the influence of the Thymus gland, become specialized fighter cells known as T-cells. These cells patrol the body and gather at strategic sites such as the spleen and lymph nodes to form an organized stand against invaders.

The invaders are protein molecules called antigens. The antigens can be opportunistic bacteria, or virus cells, seeking an imbalanced or weakened site where they can lodge, compromising the integrity of the body system. Antigens have there own separate identity which is determined by their unique sequence of amino acids. To be effective, the immune system gathers its fighter B and T cells, then creates a blanket that forms a mirror image of the antigen which completely engulfs and destroys it. Once the immune system has created this mirror-image blanket of fighter cells, it retains the sequence pattern of the invading amino acids. The immune response mechanism is now equipped to quickly recognize and effectively deal with any repeat invaders. They will be less debilitating in the future if they’re not dispensed with before symptoms even occur.

Given the right circumstances, this wonder of nature can go awry and turn on itself. This is common to all auto immune diseases and is where diet and nutrition play a key role.

Some invaders resemble the host’s cells so closely that the engulfing antibodies (fighter cells) can get confused and attack their own kind. It appears as if the antigens which trick the host body into initiating an immune response may well come from the food ingested. For example, protein is intended to be broken down into unique amino acids during digestion. Incomplete digestion can make it possible for a complete protein molecule to enter into the blood stream before it reaches the small intestine. Once in the blood stream the ever-patrolling fighter cells engage and trigger the immune response mechanism to destroy what appears as an invading bacteria or virus cell.

Without sufficient appropriate enzymes to fully break down the foods, the autoimmune response mechanism can become the initiating factor that quietly becomes the reason for the cascading effects resulting in any of these full blown debilitating auto immune diseases.

Targeting effective digestion is a key component in the Sage diet. Raw proteins, cultured /fermented nutrient-dense vegetables provide exceptional digestion, added enzymes, superior full spectrum nutrition, and probiotics to enzymatically cleave the nutrients, delivering optimal vitality and longevity.

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