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September 06, 2022

The Good and Healthy Effects of Tea Polyphenols in Dog Food and Dog Treats

Tea polyphenols are the main chemical components extracted from tea leaves and are the most promising natural additives at present. In recent years, a large number of experimental studies have confirmed that tea polyphenols have biological activities such as scavenging free radicals and anti-oxidation, and have good effects in anti-cancer, blood pressure, lipid-lowering, blood sugar-lowering, and bacteriostasis. Today we learn the good and healthy effects of adding tea polyphenols in dog food.

The Good and Healthy Effects of Tea Polyphenols in Dog Food and Dog Treats

. Maintain the digestive system

 1. Dental health care

Tea polyphenols themselves have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, deodorant, anti-caries and other functions, and are currently widely used in dental health care dog food. Tea polyphenols can kill lactic acid bacteria and other carious bacteria existing in the crevices of teeth, and have the effect of inhibiting the activity of glucose polymerase, so that glucose cannot be polymerized on the bacterial surface, so that the bacteria cannot implant on the teeth and cause the process of caries formation. interrupt. The protein food remaining in the interdental space becomes the matrix for the proliferation of spoilage bacteria. Tea polyphenols can kill such bacteria, so it has the effect of removing bad breath, reducing the occurrence of dental plaque, calculus and periodontitis.


2. Gut health

Tea polyphenols can enhance the peristalsis of the digestive tract, thus helping the digestion of food and preventing the occurrence of digestive organ diseases. Tea polyphenols are also effective in treating constipation, controlling intestinal flora, and improving and regulating intestinal environment. Tea polyphenols have different degrees of inhibition and killing effects on intestinal pathogenic bacteria, but they have a protective effect on beneficial bacteria in the intestinal tract. It can promote the growth and reproduction of bifidobacteria, and improve the microbial structure in the intestinal tract. Improving the immune function of the intestinal tract has a positive effect on improving the health of the body. Tea polyphenols (mainly catechin compounds) are beneficial for the prevention and adjuvant treatment of various cancers such as gastric cancer and bowel cancer.


. Enhance immunity

Tea polyphenols stimulate changes in antibody activity by increasing the total amount of immune globulin in the body and maintaining it at a high level, thereby improving overall immunity and promoting the body's self-conditioning function. The efficacy of tea polyphenols to indirectly inhibit or kill various pathogens, bacteria and viruses has been confirmed by medical experiments by regulating the amount and activity of immunoglobulins.


. Protect the skin and coat system

Tea polyphenols have high anti-oxidative and free radical scavenging ability. Adding them to the special dog food for beauty and skin care can prevent the oxidation of cortical collagen and have a common effect with superoxide dismutase. In addition, studies have shown that tea polyphenols have a significant inhibitory effect on hyaluronidase, which can prevent allergic skin reactions.


. Delay aging

According to the theory of free radical theory, the cause of aging is the change in the content of free radicals in the tissue, which destroys the function of cells and accelerates the aging process of the body. Studies have shown that the increase of lipid peroxides in the body is consistent with the aging process of the body. When the free radicals in the body are in a state of excess, the body will gradually age.

 The scavenging effect of tea polyphenols on free radicals can prevent lipid peroxidation in the body. Tea polyphenols can inhibit lipoxygenase and lipid peroxidation in skin mitochondria, increase the activity of superoxide dismutase in the body, delay the formation of lipofuscin in the body, and enhance cell function, thereby delaying aging.

. Lose weight

Tea polyphenols can regulate fat metabolism and have a good decomposition effect on fat. Tea polyphenols and vitamin C can reduce cholesterol and blood lipids, so they can reduce the weight of chubby dogs.

Tai'an Chaotai Pet Products Co., Ltd.

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