THE WORLD’S BEST 100% CERTIFIED ORGANIC MUSHROOM SUPPLEMENT FORMULATED FOR DOGS
HEART, IMMUNITY, pH, ENERGY AND DIGESTION
- 100% Dual Certified Organic with ACO & USDA
- Made under & governed by Australian human food standards
- Suitable for dogs with inflammatory conditions
- No excipients, stabilisers or synthetics
- Promotes digestion & absorption of nutrients
- Naturally enhances performance & vitality
- Rich in antioxidants & helps to balance pH
- Promotes normal, healthy heart function
- Supports the immune system
- Helps maintain a healthy gut
Years in the making, Little Universe® is finally here!
When I began to learn about the incredible benefits of mushrooms, I was amazed to read about Mycelium - the long threads spreading underground that can be looked at as a nature's communication network. Through this network, trees and plants work with fungi in a harmonious relationship... and I thought wowsers, there’s a whole Little Universe under there!
At the same time, like all of us, our dogs are also our Little Universe so I could not think of a more fitting name for a product so healthy I wish I could have been giving Augustine from the first day she came into my life.
We are excited to share with you what we genuinely believe is the best mushroom supplement on the market that was specifically formulated for dogs.
Why should I add Little Universe® to my dog's diet?
Years in the making, Little Universe® is made from the very best mushroom extracts we could find based on the way they are grown and the extraction process. Just like many natural foods, mushrooms inherently have medicinal benefits and can provide nutritional support to help reduce the risk of disease, as well as to support the body in case of an existing disease.
The nutritional value of this product is so dense that dogs need only to consume a small amount to get the benefits, in turn making its retail price reasonable in comparison to cheaper products.
While we make no specific medicinal claims about the benefits of mushrooms due to labelling restrictions in Australia, information on each mushroom can easily be searched.
What should I look out for when selecting a quality mushroom supplement for my dog?
Those familiar with the benefits of mushrooms look for a high Beta-Glucan content as a sign of quality. The ACTIVE Beta-Glucan content of our mushroom extract ingredients ranges from 10-40% and we claim that the overall ACTIVE Beta-Glucan content of Little Universe® is 16.25%.
Unfortunately, the body cannot absorb the Beta-Glucans from powders well at all and our world-class extraction process an integral part of making the true benefits of mushrooms bioavailable.
Interestingly, powders will lab-test much higher than extract powders for Beta-Glucans so a common practise is to use mushroom powders while claiming that they are extract powders. This has caused a lot of confusion in the market as it can give a false impression of quality.
While our listed overall Beta-Glucan level of 16.25% may appear low, we are stating the ACTIVE Beta-Glucans as it is an honest and genuine representation.
We know that our extraction process is industry-leading and we believe that products advertising ratios (e.g. 10:1 or 20:1), for the same mushrooms are at the very least using less efficient and dated processes.
Is liquid or powder more potent and nutrient dense?
Extract powder is far more potent and nutrient dense as you are getting 100% mushroom rather than a dilution that is primarily water or alcohol.
A note about the Feeding Guide
Making an accurate feeding guide for an extract product was extremely difficult because the smallest spoon size in most spoon sets is ¼ teaspoon. To be accurate according to the research, we would need to have a starting spoon size of 1/16th of a teaspoon.
One teaspoon of Little Universe® is approx. 1.7g / 0.059oz. Even if you are to feed your dog half of the recommended amount, it will still be more than adequate to obtain its benefits.
We wanted to go recommend more rather than less to ensure dogs are obtaining its benefits, but as a guide, the concentration of nutrients in Little Universe is recommend for adult humans at 1 teaspoon a day.
100% CERT. ORGANIC FRUITING BODY INGREDIENTS
Extracts: Turkey Tail 12:1, Lion’s Mane 8:1 (dual), Reishi 15:1 (dual), Maitake 8:1, Cordyceps 8:1, Shiitake 8:1, Chaga 8:1 (dual). Powder: Reishi.
Guide: 8:1 etc. refers to 8kg of mushrooms required to produce 1kg of mushroom extract powder.
Storage & Use
Use within 3 months of opening. Store tightly sealed in a cool, dry place away from sunlight below 30°C / 86°F. Ok to refrigerate.
We make no claims that this will cure you or your animals in any way shape or form. Do not take remedially. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
So what DOESN'T Augustine approve?
Additives, chemicals, colourings, dairy, fillers, flavourings, grains, gluten, irradiation, meat or meat by-products, MSG, palm oil, preservatives, salts, sweeteners, synthetics, and GMOs.
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