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The Benefits of Adaptogens in Pet-Ness Botanical Formulations

The Benefits of Adaptogens in Pet-Ness Botanical Formulations

What we love about adaptogens is their ability to go to work gently and expertly to help promote balance.

At Pet-Ness, our team of food scientists and herbalists have long considered the benefits of adaptogens (botanicals), and found them to be essential in helping your pet’s body to become more healthy and resilient. That’s why we use a variety of adaptogens  in our soft chews to help your pet’s organs, tissues, muscles and entire body systems function at their optimal levels. They can not only help fight infection but  have also been shown to promote longevity.


What we love most about adaptogens is their ability to go to work gently and expertly to help promote balance in your pet’s internal systems. Most importantly, when combined with CBD, adaptogens deliver a more powerful, layered and optimized benefit for your pet.


So, what is an adaptogen? 

Adaptogens are botanical compounds that possess unique stress-fighting properties.  

  1. Adaptogens are generally safe and non toxic when taken in recommended doses.
  2. Adaptogens work to keep several different bodily functions balanced.
  3. The natural compounds found in adaptogens may have several stress-relieving effects. The two main areas Pet-Ness focuses on are reducing anxiety in our Calm treats and anti-inflammation in our Mobility treats.
  4. Other benefits of adaptogens include their ability to strengthen the immune system, protect the brain and support sleep cycles. Our Thrive treats are made with adaptogens that focus on these effects.


Here's how each of our 18 botanical adaptogens benefit your pet’s body::


  1. Organic Turmeric - Decreases inflammation and is a powerful antioxidant.
  2. Green Lipped Mussels - Helps with managing inflammation and pain
  3. Curcumin - Has proven anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial and antifungal properties.
  4. Milk Thistle - Supports and detoxes the liver.
  5. Willow Bark - Is a natural substitute for aspirin and recommended for the treatment of muscle pain and inflammation.
  6. Organic Cayenne Pepper - Increases blood circulation to the connective tissues.
  7. Sarsaparilla Root - Excellent for treating skin conditions and aids in kidney function.
  8. Asian Ginseng - Helps regulate blood sugars and wards off infections.
  9. Organic Ginger Root Powder - Aids with nausea, stomach pain and lower back pain.
  10. Yucca Schidigera - Contains vitamin C and iron and helps with inflammation
  11. Curcumin - Has proven anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial and antifungal properties.
  12. Organic Echinacea - An immune boosting herb and a natural antibiotic.
  13. Organic Chamomile - Natural sedative that reduces anxiety and calms the belly.
  14. St.John's Wort - This herb aids with anxiety and can ease nerve pain.
  15. Organic Hemp Protein - Helps by producing healthy joints, positive growth and development, good fertility and a reduction in total HDL cholesterol in canines.
  16. Valerian Root - This herb is used to alleviate insomnia, stress and anxiety.
  17. Passion Flower - This is a natural and safe calming aid and pain reliever.
  18. Organic Ginger Root - Ginger is known for its antispasmodic properties and is great for nausea.


Sometimes trying a holistic approach is better

At Pet-Ness, our goal is to help pet owners treat non-acute health issues using a holistic approach. Herbs and CBD are natural and offer multifaceted benefits and few side-effects. There’s no doubt that a veterinarian is the first person you should turn to if your pet is experiencing any serious pain, discomfort or any other evidence of significant health issues; but for mild, nagging quality of life issues like joint pain from overused muscles after a long day in the park or a nervous nelly in the car an all natural, botanical solution might be just the help your dog needs to be happy and healthy.