Updated: Oct 7
The most active ingredient in Turmeric is - Curcumin.
Curcumin has been shown to prevent the growth of cancer
Curcumin activates genes that suppress tumours inhibiting their growth.
Researchers have also found that using Curcumin along with anti-cancer medications play a significant role in suppressing the metastasis of cancer cells.
In addition to those massive health benefits, Curcumin has been found to eliminate harmful Advanced Glycation End Products (AGE's) in the dogs body.
AGE's are created when foods, such as dog biscuits, are cooked or processed at high temperatures.
Consuming food high in AGE's has been linked to:
Turmeric is also known to aid in inflammatory responses and relieve stiffness in joints by maintaining healthy cartilage and connective tissues
It also is known to fight free radicals which can cause untold issues throughout the body's systems. Dogs’ bodies regularly produce free radicals, which are unstable atoms that can cause damage to cells and limit healthy tissue function. When dogs are younger, their bodies are able to fend off these atoms through their natural antioxidant system but this ability dwindles as the dog gets older.
For a misunderstood root vegetable
Recommended dose of Turmeric:
2mg for every 0.5kg of dog weight 2x daily
Example: So a 30kg dog will need 66mg of Turmeric 2x daily