Ingredients Explained: Avena Sativa – Oat Bran Extract

The common oat (avena sativa) is a species of cereal grain that is grown for its seed. Oats are commonly consumed for food as oatmeal or rolled oats, but they are also used topically in skin treatments.

Oats have been uOats-iStock_000016037079Largesed for centuries on skin due to their soothing and healing properties.  For instance, oatmeal therapy has been used traditionally to treat a variety of rashes and skin inflammation. Oats have been shown to contain vitamin E, have antioxidant properties, stimulate the immune system, and  have wound healing capabilities. Studies have shown that Avena sativa extract can inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungus. In other studies, it was discovered that oats have significant anti-inflammatory and antihistamine activity.

In select Pinnaclife Animal Health products, oat bran extract (avena sativa) is used for its ability to soothe the skin and relieve inflammation and itching.

To learn more about ingredients used in the Pinnaclife Animal Health products, feel free to visit our  website or our other “Ingredients Explained” posts.

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

Product Spotlight: Equine Antipruritic Shampoo

Antipruritic Shampoo is a medicated shampoo formula for horses that provides immediate and temporary relief for itchy and inflamed skin. It is soap free, pH balanced, and contains ultra-mild surfactants that provide a rich lather that removes dander, scale, and debris without excessively removing naturally protective skin oils. Antipruritic Shampoo is perfect for routine bathing of horses with hypersensitive skin or other dermatological conditions.

horse-bath-i-julie-niemelaIt is ideal for horses with:  scratches/grease heel, foal diarrhea, urine scald,  rainrot/rain scald, ringworm, allergies (insect, food, and envornmental), atopic dermatitis, hives, bacterial infections, hypersensitive horses, dry skin and coat.

 

Ingredients

  • Olivamine 10, a synergistic blend of small molecules that facilitates optimal healing
  • Antimicorbial chlorhexidine digluconate that is effective in the forumal against more than 21 wound pathogens including Gram +/_ bacteria, yeast and fungi
  • Active Ingredient witch hazel to reduce inflammation and relieve pruritus (itching)
  • Pure French lavender essential oil for a calming clean scent wile serving as an antiseptic

For a full list of the ingredients and to lean more about Equine Antipruritic Shampoo, please visit our website: http://pinnaclifeanimalhealth.com/content/soothe-n-moist-antipruritic-shampoo