Raw Pet Food Ingredient Benefits

Steve’s Real Food uses only 100% natural, human quality ingredients.  Steve Brown developed the formula for each diet, based on extensive research of the benefits of each raw ingredient, and the formulas have continued to innovate to incorporate new research on superfoods and animal nutrition.

BEEF is the most nutrient packed protein with very high levels of Complex B Vitamins, Phosphorus, Zinc and Iron.  These vital nutrients aid in things like a healthy immune system (zinc), preventing fatigue (iron), strong skeletal system (phosphorus) and increasing energy (B vitamins).  Beef also contains high levels of Selenium which is known to benefit issues such as allergies, arthritis, and heart disease.
BEEF HEARTS contain high levels of Iron, Selenium and B vitamins make them a protein packed with energy.
BEEF KIDNEY is a great source of many trace minerals such as Selenium, Iron and Copper.
BEEF LIVER is an exceptional source of Vitamin B-12, A, Copper, Folate and Riboflavin, making it a protein superfood.
GROUND BONE is added to provide calcium and phosphorus for healthy tendons and bones.  A strong skeletal system is important to prevent arthritis in a pet’s later years.
CHICKEN is a highly digestible protein that is a rich source of Niacin.  Nicacin is known for is cancer-protective properties.  A Nicacin deficiency has been directly linked to genetic (DNA) damage.  In addition, chicken is a good source of Selenium, a trace mineral with fundamental importance to many body functions such as thyroid function, antioxidant defense, and immune function.
CHICKEN LIVER is a nutrient packed protein, full of vitamin A, D and iron.
CHICKEN GIZZARDS are a good source of glucosamine, known to prevent cartilage degeneration and treat arthritis.CLICK HERE FOR CHICKEN DIET NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON
TURKEY is a highly digestible protein that is a rich source of Selenium, lauded for is many supportive properties. Turkey is known for providing the most protein punch for the caloric intake. This low fat protein also is high in Tryptophan, which is needed for T-cells, a type of immune system cell that kills cancer cells.
TURKEY NECKS are ground for added calcium, essential fatty acids, proteins and enzymes.
TURKEY LIVER is an exceptional source of Vitamin B-12, A, Copper, Folate and Riboflavin making it a superfood in the protein category.
TURKEY HEARTS contain high levels of iron, selenium and B vitamins, make them an energy packed protein.CLICK HERE FOR TURKEY DIET NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON
DUCK NECKS are ground for added calcium, essential fatty acids, proteins, and enzymes.
DUCK HEARTS contain high levels of Iron, Selenium, and B vitamins, making them an energy-packed protein.CLICK HERE FOR TURDUCKEN DIET NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON

 

PRODUCE

BROCCOLI  has a high concentration of Vitamins A, C and K, Folate, and Fiber, making this vegetable a superfood.  Broccoli has been known to have anti-inflammatory properties and is used in detoxification.
APPLES are very high in dietary fiber and Vitamin C and are uniquely known as a source of antioxidants.
CARROTS are a good source of Vitamin A, known to help with vision. Their high levels of dietary fiber make them a good digestive aid.
ROMAINE LETTUCE’s dark leafy greens are known to be anticarciogenic with their high levels of antioxidants. It is also a good source of Folate and Vitamins A, C, and K.
CANTALOUPE is packed with Vitamin C and A. While vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that supports eyesight, vitamin C is a water-soluble antioxidant.
CELERY has a high content of Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and C. It improves kidney function by helping the body remove waste.
WATERMELON is a great source of potassium, a heart-healthy nutrient. Watermelon is also rich in vitamins A, B6, and C, as well as Lycopene, one of the carotenoids.

 

ALL NATURAL SUPPLEMENTS

FLAXSEED is an optimal source for omega-3s and aid in the cardiovascular and immune system by acting as an anti-inflammatory.  Its concentration of fiber is also shown to help prevent constipation.
KELP is a power food because it is a natural source of bio-available minerals for a healthy coat. It also helps the functions of the digestive track.
SALMON OIL contains high levels of DHA and Omega 3’s.
 
RAW GOAT MILK is one of the most complete foods in existence because it has almost all the vitamins and minerals needed to sustain life.  It is even more similar to human breast milk than baby formula.  Compared with cow’s milk it has many more short and medium-chain fatty acids, making it much more digestible.
COCONUT OIL is an allergy fighting ingredient with strong anti-inflammatory characteristics.   It is high in Lauric Acid which is an antimicrobial that also reduces yeast.
EGG SHELL MEMBRANE contains both egg shell and the membrane for a good source of  glucosamine and chondroitin.

 

MINERALS

DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE is 20% calcium and 18% phosphorus and is added to provide the correct calcium and phosphorus ratios.

* A mineral becomes a “Proteinate” when it is bonded with amino acids, which improves its absorption.