Does your dog need some extra help relaxing?
Do slight disturbances cause them distress?
Are you looking for a natural solution which comfortably calms them?
If you answered yes to the above then one native North American plant could be a life changer for both you and your dog.
Because this “super calmer” is a highly effective natural ingredient. Effective in dogs of all breeds and age.
It’s called Passiflora Incarnata.
And this post will tell you what it is, how to get it, and how to use it to see amazing changes to your dog’s wellbeing.
A Brief History Of Passiflora Incarnata
Indigenous Americans are the earliest known users of Passiflora Incarnata.
But it was explorers to America who spread it around the world.
The leaves, flowers and fruit were all thought to be beneficial.
It was mainly used to treat the ancient conditions of ‘restlessness’ and ‘hysteria’… which in the modern age translates to anxiety.
The Spanish renamed the plant ‘Passion Flower’ due to its striking colours. They assigned symbolic meanings to it relating to their Catholic faith.
As science became more advanced, Passiflora Incarnata was added to modern medicines.
In 1978 it was first marketed as a sleep aid and mild sedative in the US.
Since then, there have been many trials on Passiflora Incarnata. They have all shown it is a good alternative to typical anxiety medication.
How Does Passiflora Incarnata Work For Dogs?
Passiflora Incarnata strengthens the effectiveness of GABA receptors in the brain. This promotes relaxation.
You might be wondering, what are GABA receptors?
Simply put, GABA receptors stop the body’s ‘happy chemicals’ being broken down. These ‘happy chemicals’ include dopamine and serotonin.
When these chemicals aren’t broken down, there are more of them.
Which leads to more feelings of happiness and relaxation… and less anxiety.
How Is It Proven?
Many studies have shown that Passiflora Incarnata works to combat anxiety.
Recently Oregon Health and Science University made an astonishing discovery. They found it works just like anti-anxiety medication in mice.
This was also found in rats. In fact the rats in the study fell asleep more quickly and slept more peacefully.
And in another trial, some patients were given 45 drops per day of Passiflora Incarnata. The rest were given 30mg per day of anti-anxiety medication.
Passiflora Incarnata was just as effective!
Why Is Passiflora Incarnata Good For Dogs?
You might have noticed that many calming supplements for dogs contain nasty chemicals… or work by suppressing your dog’s brain function.
This can cause side effects like drowsiness.
And sometimes these side effects can cause your dog to become more stressed. Because they develop anxiety about the supplement.
Passiflora Incarnata is all-natural…
And in all the trials mentioned above, it was found to cause very little side effects.
Calming herbs are also weaker than sedative drugs so are generally safer.
This makes Passiflora Incarnata a great natural remedy for relaxing your dog.
And is why it is one of the most widely used ingredients in dog remedies available today.
Where To Find Passiflora Incarnata
Passiflora Incarnata is available to buy as infusions, teas, liquid extracts and tinctures.
It is possible for dogs to enjoy a variety of these.
You could add a few drops of the extract to their food, or brew them a cup of lukewarm tea to drink.
But often, Passiflora Incarnata is best taken by dogs in supplement form.
And it is sometimes easier to find like this.
This makes it easy for your furry friends to reap the benefits of the extract, in a super convenient way.
You can also find supplements combining Passiflora Incarnata with other ingredients. All designed to help relaxation.
When ingredients are combined like this, the results are amazing.
That’s why we put together Relax + Restore at Your Pet Nutrition.
Relax+Restore is an advanced calming formula for your dog. Designed to relax them at a base level where balance begins. It uses natural extracts (with no nasties) to protect against the damage of stress.
Making it an easy way for any dog to relax naturally.
You can learn more about Relax + Restore and it’s breakthrough formula by clicking here.