Ingredients Explained: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice

Aloe veraAloe Barbadensis leaf juice is used in the Pinnaclife animal health products for its soothing, anti-inflammatory effects as well as its wound healing abilities.

 


Say Ahhhh with Aloe

Aloe barbadensis is a type of succulent plant, commonly referred to as “aloe vera”, that is popular for the juice it stores in its leaves. Aloe leaf juice is commonly used in many medicinal products, cosmetics, and dietary supplements. Scientific studies suggest that aloe vera enhances wound healing and has anti-inflammatory properties. For example, many sunburn relief gels include aloe for its ability to soothe inflamed skin. It has also been found to improve the healing of burns and be a skin moisturizer. Reports have also suggested that is is effective against certain skin diseases and infection.

Aloe Toxicity?

The aloe is common household plant, and can be toxic if ingested by
animals. As shown in the picture, the leaf contains a gel AloeLeafSectionMacro1slike substance on the inner portion (non-toxic) and a sap like substance around the edge called latex (toxic). When ingested, the latex can cause stomach upset such as vomiting and diarrhea. The inner gel, which is non-toxic, is the substance that is extracted as a juice for use in common products.

The aloe barbadensis juice found in the Pinnaclife products has undergone a strict process to ensure separation from the latex. It will provide soothing and comfort to your pet’s skin without the risk of them getting sick.

For more information on the Pinnaclife Animal Health products feel free to visit: www.pinnaclifeanimalhealth.com

Healing For Horses: Treating a Sarcoid Necrotizing Wound

At Pinnaclife, we extend our research and healing to dogs and cats as well as horses. Our favorite part is seeing the relief and healing we can provide. This horse had a history of reoccurring verrucous sarcoids (wart-like benign tumors), and had a non healing wound form in the axilla area (armpit). Different types of antibiotics were used, but the wound would not heal. Pinnaclife Equine Wound Shield was applied daily for 6 weeks.

From left to right: Initial non-healing wound, 3 weeks post Wound Shield, 6 weeks post Wound Shield

Ingredients Explained: Olivamine, What is it?

     Olivamine 10®

Olivamine 10 boxed logoEveryday we read about amazing medical advancements that are on the horizon, but unavailable for ten years while they are being tested and developed. We often hope to experience the benefits of these advanced treatments and “cures” when we need them. The Olivamine products have been decades in the making and they bring the promise of skin and wound treatment that was not imaginable just ten years ago.

Olivamine is a culmination of some of the greatest advancements in science. Each ingredient’s biochemical efficacy is evaluated through extensive research of published independent peer-reviewed literature. Our quest for excellence has led us to seek ingredients that meet all United States Pharmacopeia (USP) or National Formulary (NF) standards for quality and purity.

We take just a single purified molecule from a medically validated plant source. All molecules found in Olivamine products originated from the best organic farms from around the world. We find it impossible to believe that starting with plants that have been subjected to toxins could provide the level of healing we seek for the people we serve. Olivamine marries the best of molecular science with the best organic phytochemical science.

The scientific journey has been long but the results of our efforts brought us to the most important discovery of all; Olivamine.

So, What is Olivamine?

Olivamine 10® is a patented antioxidant blend that protects against free radicals in the body. This is important because free radicals can lead to inflammation and disease. What is cool about Olivamine, is that it uses really small molecules to do it’s job, less than 500 Daltons for the science buffs. The reason they have to be so small, is so they can penetrate and nourish the skin. But you are still thinking, what is in it? What makes it up?

Let’s start with the ingredients:

-Hydroxytyrosol (Olive fruit extract), Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Glycine, Taurine, Cysteine, Proline, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6.

Now, let’s break them down:

-Hydroxytyrosol, olive fruit extract, is used for its ability to protect cells from stress, slow growth of certain cancer cells, and increase lifespan of cells

-Methylsulfonylmethane, known as MSM for regular folks, is used here to encourage the body to make sulfur-containing amino acids. These are necessary for protein synthesis (important stuff!)

-Glycine, Taurine, Proline, and Cysteine serve as our antioxidants. They are going to be busy fighting off those pesky free radicals and protecting the cell.

-Vitamins B3 and B6 are going to be protecting the antioxidants, so they can do their job.

Now that we understand what Olivamine is made up of, it’s pretty easy to see why and how it works. All of the ingredients have been tested individually and in various combinations to determine the precise and best balance for optimal wound healing.

For more information, messages from the inventor, and cool videos check out our website: http://www.olivamine.com

Please Meet Craig Griffin DVM, Diplomate ACVD

Please meet Dr. Craig Griffin. Dr. Griffin is a leading Veterinary Dermatologist and is a co-developer of the Pinnaclife Animal Health Line. Together with Dr. Darlene MCord and Dr. Wayne Rosenkrantz, the team aims to provide the best topical animal health products for Veterinary use.

Dr. Darlene McCord and Lori Paulson attend the North American Veterinary Conference

Dr. Darlene McCord and Lori Paulson at the North American Veterinary Conference

The Pinnaclife team is having a wonderful time in Orlando, Fl at the NAVC conference! Pinnaclife Animal Health team, has had the honor of meeting terrific people as they exhibit their products.