Using bioflavonoids in the diet of animals.
The anti-aging treatment in animals (mostly pets) should face the slowdown of biological processes typical of the age and the removal of geriatric diseases
The anti-aging treatment in animals (mostly pets) should face the slowdown of biological processes typical of the age and the removal of geriatric diseases. Vitamins C and E have been in use for some time, in addition to carotenoids, selenium, zinc and copper. Lately, the food is starting to count also called bioflavonoids, or flavonoids.
Flavonoids are a group of natural substances of plant origin and present in many foods, especially fruits and vegetables. The biological properties, pharmacological and medical bioflavonoids have been extensively revised.
In production animals formulations these components are used, however not for the purpose of preventing aging problems as these are not for very long periods within a holding, thus not having the need to prevent problems caused aging animal.
The antioxidant effect of flavonoids is their free radical scavenging action and its ability to burn metals, thus avoiding the effects of these on the cells: inhibition of enzymes, cell damage, carcinogenic mutagenic actions … But besides this very important antioxidant, these substances have other equally important functions to prevent or slow down cellular aging and improve the health of the animal.
Allies of the immune system
The immune system is very sensitive to oxidative process. Immune cells require higher levels of antioxidants since other cells present a greater risk of oxidative injury. Therefore, there is a relationship between malnutrition and immunological problems. An animal that is a poor diet or has been incorrectly fed suffer more infections, cardiovascular disease, arthritis and cancer.
If not ingested enough antioxidants may be altered by various immunological functions. Numerous studies have shown that if the animal's diet supplements with antioxidants, greatly improves its capacity when dealing with different pathologies.
It has been described as effective flavonoids in the prevention and treatment of certain liver diseases as well as cardiac arrhythmias or other pathologies of the cardiovascular system. Moreover, poorly controlled diabetes can lead to cataracts. In this sense, bioflavonoids can become prevented. Thus, the use of antioxidants in the diet of our canine or feline friend becomes vitally important for good health.