Brain & bone support for puppies
Helps your adorable new family member to grow into a healthy and happy adult
For dog lovers there is nothing as cute and cuddly as a new puppy. Getting a puppy is understandably an exciting time for everyone involved. However, a puppy is also a serious responsibility. You are taking on the responsibility for another living creature for the duration of its life. You are responsible for the puppy’s future health and wellbeing. Both physically and psychologically.
maxxipuppy helps you to build solid foundations for a healthy happy future for your cute bundle of joy.
The first few months matter the most
Like with human babies, a good start in life is vital for a puppy’s future health and wellbeing. Puppies however grow at a much faster rate, meaning the first few months, and even weeks, are vital for their development.
The greatest developmental changes may happen between birth and twelve weeks of age but the puppy still has lot of growing up to do. It varies between dog breeds, but dogs are normally considered adults somewhere between 1 and 2 years old. Up to that point, they are still growing and their growth needs to be looked after and supported.
Optimum support for growing puppies
It should go without saying that a healthy nutritious balanced diet is vital for your puppy’s future health and wellbeing. So is age appropriate exercise, both physical and mental. As well as training to help your puppy become a balanced “canine citizen” in a world dominated by humans.
Despite one’s best efforts it can be difficult to get the balance right. Being able to offer temporary support during this vital growth period in your puppy’s life can really make a difference.
maxxipuppy proudly offers valuable support for growing puppies, by supporting their skeletal and neurological growth.
Building strong bones for a happy and active life
The skeletal system consists of bones and cartilage and has some critical functions. It supports the body, facilitates movements, protects the internal organs, produces blood cells and stores and releases minerals and fat.
We sincerely believe that active dogs are happy dogs. Which means we also believe in supporting the skeletal system during the vital growth period, and the first few months in your puppy’s life are vital for bone formation and for building strong bones for life.
maxxipuppy contains vital ingredients that support the growth and development of bones and cartilage. You can find detailed information about all the ingredients in maxxipuppy below.
maxxipuppy supports bone and brain development in fast growing puppies, giving them vital support where and when they need it most.
Who’s a clever dog?
We as dog owners are not only responsible for the physical health of our new puppy. We are also responsible for his mental health and wellbeing. Thorough socialisation and training during the first few months are vital in this respect.
However, that’s not all. Your puppy’s diet also plays a vital role. It is important that the diet contains all the necessary nutrients for a fast growing brain. Your puppy’s future cognitive function can depend on it.
maxxipuppy contains ingredients that are essential for normal brain development and function, as well as support cognitive function and memory.
The best gift is the best start in life
Not only can maxxipuppy give your new puppy the best start in life, maxxipuppy is also a thoughtful gift for friends and family members who are getting a puppy.
For first time dog owners, maxxipuppy can help them start off on the right foot and help them understand the importance of good health care from the early stages of the dog’s life.
While seasoned dog owners will appreciate you caring for their new family member’s future.
It is never too early to start caring for your puppy’s future.
Getting a puppy is a serious responsibility. You are responsible for the puppy’s future health and wellbeing, both physically and psychologically. It is never too early to start caring for your puppy’s future.
By supporting bone and brain development in growing puppies, maxxipuppy helps you to build solid foundations for your cute bundle of joy. Giving them vital support where and when they need it most.
maxxipuppy because puppies deserve the best start in life.
What is taurine?
Taurine is an amino acid and amino acids are the ‘building blocks’ of proteins. It is a non-essential amino acid, but it is what is called a conditionally essential amino acid for dogs, i.e. it is essential for their health and taurine deficiency can have serious health consequences for dogs.
Dogs can produce smaller amounts of taurine in their bodies but it is not enough, they need an additional amount from their diet.
Taurine is found naturally in meat and fish. However, many commercial dog foods do not contain enough quality meat, and cooking foods also reduces the amount of taurine.
How does taurine work for puppies?
Taurine has many health benefits. It is present in greatest concentrations in the heart wall muscles, brain and retina.
This is why taurine is so important for growing puppies. It helps to build and strengthen the heart muscle and supports the vision (Taurine is the most abundant amino acid in the retina).
Last but not least, taurine supports neurological development and is therefore vital for growing brains.
Taurine controls the release of chemical signals between nerve cells in the brain. It inhibits the release of adrenaline and has a positive effect on dopamine levels which has calming and stabilizing effect on the brain.
The benefits of taurine for puppies
- Supports neurological development
- Has a calming and stabilizing effect on the brain
- Calmer mind can help improve focus and make training easier
- Supports overall heart function
- Supports eye health
This study shows that taurine inhibits the release of adrenaline and has a positive effect on dopamine levels. This has a calming effect which helps dogs to focus (and explains why taurine is one of the key ingredients in our maxxicalm).
Studies have also shown a relationship between low taurine levels and diagnosis of DCM (canine dilated cardiomyopathy). Which is why Vets are increasingly checking for taurine levels in dogs with heart issues.
What is vitamin C?
Vitamin C (a.k.a. ascorbic acid) is an essential nutrient for maintaining healthy connective tissue and the enzymatic production of certain neurotransmitters. It is also an antioxidant.
Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin (i.e. any excess amount is filtered out of the body through the urine) which must be obtained from the diet or supplements. It is found in a wide variety of fruit and vegetables.
How does vitamin C work for puppies?
Vitamin C is best known for its role in the synthesis of collagen, a protein that is essential to the growth and development of bones, cartilage, connective tissue, tendons, skin and teeth.
Vitamin C not only assists in the formation of collagen. It also stimulates the cells that build bone, enhance calcium absorption and vitamin D’s effect on bone metabolism (Better Bones).
This is why vitamin C is very important for growing puppies. It is one of the key vitamins for bone health.
The benefits of vitamin C for puppies
- Supports the growth and development of bones and cartilage
- May help to stimulate calcium absorption and bone metabolism
- Helps to maintain healthy connective tissue
- Antioxidant (helps to neutralise and balance free radicals)
Recent animal studies have provided insights into the role of vitamin C as a mediator of bone matrix deposition, affecting both the quantity and quality of bone collagen. While observational studies on humans have shown positive associations between vitamin C and higher bone mineral density or reduced fracture risk (NCBI 2014).
What is acetyl L-carnitine HCl?
L-carnitine is an amino acid (a building block for proteins) that is naturally produced in the body. It helps produce energy. In the body, acetyl-L-carnitine (ALC) is made from L-carnitine.
Acetyl-L-carnitine helps the body produce energy. It is important for brain and heart function, muscle movement, and many other body processes (WebMD).
How does acetyl L-carnitine HCl work for puppies?
Acetyl L-carnitine is primarily used by the body for energy production, but it also helps create acetylcholine, a brain chemical associated with memory and cognitive function. It acts as a neurotransmitter (a chemical that helps nerve impulse transmission) in the brain.
This is why maxxipuppy contains acetyl-L-carnitine, it supports the function of the growing puppy brain.
The benefits of acetyl L-carnitine HCl for puppies
- Supports memory and cognitive function
Various studies on humans support the possible effectiveness of acetyl-L-carnitine on the brain and cognitive function (WebMD). While this study concludes that it may be effective in slowing down cognitive decline in aging dogs.
What is calcium citrate?
Calcium is a mineral that is necessary for many normal functions of the body, especially bone formation and maintenance.
Calcium citrate is the calcium salt of citric acid and is an optimal form of dietary calcium supplements.
The benefits of calcium for puppies
- Supports bone formation
- Helps maintain strong bones and teeth
How does calcium work for puppies?
Calcium is best known for its role in building and maintaining strong bones and teeth, but it has various other health benefits too. For example, it also plays a role in blood clotting, nerve conduction and muscle contraction.
However, it is its role in supporting long-term bone health that makes it one of the key ingredients in maxxipuppy.
What is choline citrate?
Choline is a water-soluble essential nutrient that is extremely important for the health of cell membranes. The brain needs choline to work properly.
Choline citrate is choline combined with citrate which is an ester of citric acid. Both help in the synthesis of acetylcholine (a neurotransmitter essential for normal brain function). The combination of these two ingredients therefore increases the effectiveness of choline citrate over just giving choline.
The benefits of choline for puppies
- Essential for normal brain function
- Supports cognitive function and memory
How does choline work for puppies?
The brain needs choline to function which explains why it is one of the ingredients in maxxipuppy. It supports cognitive function and memory.
What is dimethylglycine?
Dimethylglycine (a.k.a. N,N Dimethylglycine HCl) is an amino acid (a building block for protein) and works as an antioxidant.
How does dimethylglycine work for puppies?
Dimethylglycine has been used as a dietary supplement to support the immune, circulatory and cardiovascular systems, muscle recovery and endurance, as well as for neurological function.
The benefits of dimethylglycine for puppies
- May support neurological function
- Can improve circulation which supports brain and heart function
There are some promising studies available and many practitioners who use it for their patients have reported positive clinical outcomes. The manual of nutritional supplementation, Prescription for Nutritional Healing, currently recommends it for support of over 40 different health conditions. Despite this, there seems to be some disparity how dimethylglycine exactly works.
However, as dimethylglycine can act as precursor to several amino acids which aid brain function, including glycine, its value to the body’s neurological system should not be overlooked. There are also studies on humans that have demonstrated positive use for autism and epilepsy, both of which are neurological conditions.
What is DMAE bitartrate?
DMAE Bitartrate (a.k.a. Deanol) is a chemical which is involved in a series of reactions that form acetylcholine, a chemical that is found among others in the brain. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter, i.e. helps nerve cells communicate (WebMD).
How does DMAE bitartrate work for puppies?
DMAE Bitartrate helps to build choline but as we have previously explained, the brain needs choline to work properly. Choline helps with the production of acetylcholine, which is vital for the function of the brain and nervous system.
The benefits of DMAE bitartrate for puppies
- Helps build choline and acetylcholine
- Supports the function of the brain and nervous system
- Can help with memory
- May elevate mood and physical energy levels
Many of us were told when we were growing up that eating fish would make us cleverer and we all know that a diet rich in seafood is good for us. This is because fish is rich in fatty acids / omega (some fish more than others), as well as in iodine which is vital for healthy brain function. But it also contains DMAE which plays an important role in boosting brain power.
DMAE has shown positive results in the treatment of a variety of cognitive and disruptive disorders in humans, including attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and memory lapses (Life Extension).
What are natural tocopherols?
Tocopherol is a form of Vitamin E. Natural mixed tocopherols consist of d-alpha (a), d-beta (ß), d-gamma (¿), and d-delta (d) tocopherols.
The benefits of natural tocopherols for puppies
- Helps to keep other ingredients fresh for longer
How do natural tocopherols work for puppies?
Natural tocopherols are known as antioxidant, i.e. help to neutralise free radicals. Mixed tocopherols are also natural preservatives and a safer (healthier) option to artificial preservatives.
What is phosphatidyl choline?
Phosphatidyl choline (phosphatidylcholine) is a chemical that is found naturally in all cells in the body.
The benefits of phosphatidyl choline for puppies
- Supports the function of the brain and nervous system
- Can help with memory
How does phosphatidyl choline work for puppies?
Phosphatidyl choline is one of the chemicals that helps increase acetylcholine but, as we have seen, acetylcholine is vital for memory, the brain and other bodily functions.
Phosphatidyl choline also offers other health benefits. It may help break down fat, protect the wall of the large intestine and support healthy cholesterol levels.
What is vinpocetine?
Vinpocetine is a synthetic compound derived from vincamine, a substance found naturally in the leaves of the lesser periwinkle plant (Vinca minor).
The benefits of vinpocetine for puppies
- Can improve blood flow (circulation)
- Supports cognitive function
- May enhance memory
How does vinpocetine work for puppies?
Vinpocetine is used by humans to increase brain circulation, alertness, cognitive function, concentration, memory and mood, and to lower inflammation and oxidative stress.
Various studies support some of the uses, for others more research is required (Self Hacked).
What is phosphatidylserine?
Phosphatidylserine is an important chemical with widespread functions in the body. The body can make it but still needs to get most of it from food.
The benefits of phosphatidylserine for puppies
- Supports mental function
- May enhance mood and exercise performance
- Can promote good sleep
How does phosphatidylserine work for puppies?
Phosphatidylserine is part of the cell structure. It is key in the maintenance of cellular function, especially in the brain. It covers and protects the cells in the brain and carries messages between them.
As a supplement, phosphatidylserine is most commonly used for improving mental function.
What is alpha lipoic acid?
Alpha lipoic acid (a.k.a. ALA) is a compound found naturally inside every cell in the body.
The benefits of alpha lipoic acid for puppies
How does alpha lipoic acid work for puppies?
Alpha lipoic acid converts glucose (blood sugar) into energy and is needed by the body to produce the energy for the body's normal functions.
Alpha lipoic acid is an antioxidant, i.e. helps neutralise potentially harmful chemicals called free radicals which can damage the body’s cells, organs and tissue.
What is huperzine A?
Huperzine A is a substance extracted from a plant called Chinese club moss (Huperzia serrata).
Huperzine A is an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, i.e. it stops an enzyme from breaking down acetylcholine which results in increased acetylcholine (a neurotransmitter essential for normal brain function).
The benefits of magnesium for dogs
- Supports the function of the brain and nervous system
How does huperzine A work for puppies?
Huperzine A plays a role increasing the levels of acetylcholine and as such can help with memory and mental function. It has also been used with some success for treating compulsive disorders in dogs.
What is vitamin D3?
Vitamin D3 (a.k.a. cholecalciferol) is a fat-soluble vitamin (stored in the body) that helps the body absorb calcium and phosphorus.
Dogs are not as able as we humans to absorb vitamin D3 from the sun and therefore need to get their vitamin D3 primarily through their diet.
The benefits of vitamin D3 for puppies
- Supports building and maintaining strong bones
How does vitamin D3 work for puppies?
Vitamin D3 is important for the absorption of calcium from the stomach and for the functioning of calcium in the body.
Having the right amount of vitamin D, calcium, and phosphorus is vital for building and maintaining strong bones. Which makes vitamin D3 so important as it helps the body absorb calcium and phosphorus.