Supplements

We have the highest quality and the best value supplements for homemade cat food currently available on the market. Our taurine, egg yolk powder and Alnutrin products are always fresh and are stored in temperature-controlled environment at all times. Visit E-Shop for pricing information.

Alnutrin Supplements

Alnutrin Supplements are powdered mixtures of vitamins and minerals designed to help you with an easy preparation of a homemade cat food. We devoted a lot of time to research and development. Our goal was to make our products safe, palatable and without questionable or unnecessary ingredients. Each batch is tested to ensure the right concentration ranges of ingredients and rule out contamination with e-coli and salmonella or yeast and mold.

 

 

Why you'll love Alnutrin Supplements

 

  • They can be used in raw or low-fat cooked meat formulations.
  • They are free of ingredients from China or India. All raw materials in our supplements are manufactured in the USA, Europe or Japan.
  • They are made with human food grade raw materials
  • Made with mixed tocopherols (read more about benefits of mixed tocopherols bellow in Vitamin E section)
  • They are free of controversial chemical additives like BHT, BHA, ethoxyquin and menadione
  • Free of non essential ingredients like kelp, psyllium husk, flaxseed, soy, yeast, rosemary, garlic, fruits and veggies
  • They are made with amino acid chelates for better absorption of iron and copper
  • Formulated to meet AAFCO nutrient profiles


 

What are Alnutrin Supplements?

 

  • They are designed be added to your homemade recipes according to our specific directions.
    To find these directions please go to: Alnutrin with Calcium or to Alnutrin for Meat & Bone pages.
  • They should not be used in combination with any other supplements.
  • They are not typical vitamin supplements for your cat. Please do not feed them to your cats without incorporating them into a homemade diet according to our directions.
  • Do not add them to commercial cat food.


 

 

Alnutrin Supplements Ingredient Facts
Selected Certificates of Origin are available upon your request.

 

 

Calcium

Of all the minerals, calcium is required in the greatest amount. It is supplemented in the form of calcium carbonate from food grade fine ground limestone (Alnutrin with Calcium) or in the form of calcium carbonate from egg shells (Alnutrin with EggShell Calcium). The country of origin for both products is USA.

 

Copper

Is added in the form of tasteless copper citrate. The country of origin is USA.

 

Copper, Iron and Manganese

These micro-minerals are added in the form of tasteless amino acid chelates. The country of origin is USA. You can find out more about the advantages of chelated minerals at this location.

 

Sodium, Potassium and Chloride

Are added as food grade sodium chloride and potassium chloride (table salt). The country of origin for both is USA.

 

Zinc

Added as zinc oxide. The country of origin is USA.

 

Vitamin E

Is added in a natural form of mixed tocopherols. The country of origin is USA. Mixed tocopherols are manufactured from vegetable oils. They include alpha, beta, gamma and delta tocopherols. Recent studies have suggested that alpha-tocopherol (the most common form of tocopherol added to food products and supplements) may not yield the much purported health benefits unless it’s combined with the gamma-tocopherol form. Though gamma-tocopherol may be less potent as an antioxidant than alpha-tocopherol, research suggests its configuration enables it to better trap and quench reactive nitrogen oxide species. These dangerous free radical compounds are formed in excess during an inflammatory episode. Gamma-tocopherols unique ability to provide protection against these damaging reactive nitrogen oxide species makes it an extremely important weapon in the battle against heart disease, brain disease and cancer. You can find more info about the benefits of mixed tocopherols in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 74, No. 6, 714-722, December 2001.

 

Vitamin D

Is supplemented in the form of cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) with vitamin E added as an antioxidant. The country of origin is Switzerland. This product does not contain the synthetic antioxidants butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) or butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA). While some studies indicate BHT and BHA are safe, other studies demonstrate that they cause cancer in rats, mice, and hamsters. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services considers BHA to be “reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen.” Nevertheless, the Food and Drug Administration still permits BHA to be used in pet foods.

 

Vitamin B1, B12 and Folic Acid

The country of origin for all three products is USA.

 

Taurine

Most mammals manufacture taurine from other amino acids. However, cats are not able to do that in a sufficient amount and, therefore, must acquire enough additional taurine through their diet.
The country of origin is Japan. We we have a large supply of a pre-earthquake material and there is no need to be concerned about radioactive contamination of our taurine.

 

Iodine

Is added as potassium iodide. The country of origin is USA.

 

Egg Yolk Powder

The country of origin is USA. We use a pure dry egg yolk free of “flow agents” and other additives. It is an excellent natural source of choline, biotin and other vitamins and minerals.