Spices & Herbs for Health, Vitality, Longevity & Fat Loss


There are medicinal plants/herbs right in your garden each capable of delivering powerful  healing benefits. When used properly, these herbs can increase your pets level of health, vitality, longevity and help you loss weight.


Some of our favorite immune boosting, powerful organ cleansing healing spices and herbs include cinnamon, turmeric (curcumin), cilantro, oregano, cayenne, garlic, basil, lemon grass, and ginger. Not only are these spices high in antioxidants, they have potent anti-inflammatory and anti-aging benefits.  Our 15 + years of clinical experience using herbs, oils and whole foods in nutraceutical ( formulated food containing health-giving benefits and have medicinal properties) formulations has clinically proven to our client to work within their vets. modality of managing their pets health and/or healing protocol. 


Studies have shown Individual pets who have had  turmeric, cinnamon, rosemary, oregano, garlic powder or paprika carefully added to their whole food meals showed a 21% reduction in insulin levels and 31% lower triglyceride levels.



Healthy and spicy, ginger is one of the most common medicinal and culinary herbs. It can be added to marinades, mixed in to ground meat and/or mixed directly into their whole food meal. One teaspoon of fresh ginger has similar antioxidant levels as one cup of spinach. PNS loves adding freshly grated ginger root to our recipe & formulations.


Health Benefits of Ginger

1. Helpful for nausea, motion sickness, morning sickness during pregnancy and side effects from chemotherapy.

2. Reduces Inflammation.

3. Prevents and decreases free radical damage.

4. Lowers blood pressure and cholesterol.

5. Preserves glutathione levels.

6. Eases muscle soreness from exercising by 25 percent.

7. Produces bile, making ginger helpful for digesting fats.

8. Helpful as a digestive aid

9. Helpful for the urinary tract and lining of the heart blood vessels since ginger is a great source of the mineral, manganese.

10. Beneficial for those pets with allergies. (acts as an antihistamine)

11. Increases circulation and lymph flow.


Cautions: Best to avoid ginger 3-4 days before any scheduled surgery because they can make blood platelets less sticky increasing the risk for bleeding. Start up again right after surgery. Ginger can interact with certain medications. Ginger is contraindicated in those pets suffering with kidney and bladder stones.

Curcumin is one of Pet Nutrition Systems favorite herbs which come with an endless list of health benefits.


Curcumin is the bioactive compound found in the Indian curry spice turmeric, a member of the ginger family. Turmeric is an excellent source of iron, manganese, vitamin B6, dietary fiber and potassium.


Health Benefits of Curcumin

1. Powerful for reducing inflammation and elevated C-reactive protein (CRP) levels.

2. Helpful in in maintaining brain health and function. A study in the Journal of Biological Chemistry found that curcumin prevents the destructive formation of proteins that seem to be present in neurodegenerative diseases.

3. Potent remedy for liver disorders, arthritis, IBS, Cystic, wounds, and many allergy symptoms.

4. Ability to cross the blood brain barrier making it highly beneficial for the brain.

5. Anti-cancer properties and suppresses cancer growth.

6. Prevents cellular aging.

7. Helpful for reducing excess fat on your pet. 

8. Reduces risk of developing diabetes.

9. Lowers cortisol and oxidative damage from stress.

10. Limits kidney damage in diabetics.

11. Promotes healthy looking coat.

12. Preventative for memory loss and  joint stiffness.

13. Healing properties for the liver while helping your pet's body metabolize fats by reducing the fat storage rate in liver cells.

14. Helpful for cataract formation, liver injury, chronic fatigue syndrome and immune function.

15. According to the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy turmeric can be useful in inhibiting Candida.


Curcumin is best absorbed when combined with fat. When heated during cooking many of the beneficial properties of turmeric are lost. When taken orally, it’s poorly absorbed and the amount required for these health benefits is so high that it would be hard to achieve orally.


Cinnamon is another one of PNS's favorite powerful spices. Just 1/8 to 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon on or into your pet's food metabolizes sugar up to 20 times better than without cinnamon. Many studies have shown that just a 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon daily lowers blood sugar, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels in those pets with diabetes.



Health Benefits of Cinnamon

1. Stabilizes blood sugar by stimulating insulin receptors.

2. Anti-inflammatory compounds helpful for arthritis and stiff joints.

3. Regulates blood sugar and cholesterol.

4. Boosts metabolism.

5. High in manganese, a trace mineral that helps form connective tissue, bones, blood clotting factors and sex hormones, and also plays a role in fat and carbohydrate metabolism, calcium absorption and blood sugar regulation.

6. Supports digestion.

7. Anti-fungal properties.

8. Excellent antioxidant source protecting cells from oxidative damage.