Yucca has many benefits for dogs and it is also a hero ingredient in our Relieve Plus CBD Hemp Spray for dogs. Learn why we included yucca in our Relieve Plus CBD hemp sprays.
What is yucca?
Yuccas are common garden plants with pointed leaves.
There are many species of the plant, and the fruits, seeds, and flowers are often eaten. (Yucca shouldn’t be confused with yuca, which is a root vegetable also known as cassava.)
The Specific Benefits of Yucca for dogs are many, including several that are related to anti-inflammatory benefits and pain and inflammation.
What are the anti-inflammatory benefits of Yucca for Dogs?
Yucca’s anti-inflammatory benefits for dogs are many it is a powerful antioxidant, having natural anti-inflammatory properties contained in anti-inflammatory polyphenolics such as resveratrol and yuccaols A, B, C, D and E, and the saponins in yucca having antibacterial properties that facilitate gut health and reduce inflammation.
Anti Inflammatory. Yucca products have been used for many years for reputed anti-arthritic effects, both by Native Americans and more recently by the nutraceutical industry.
Direct studies of Yucca have shown that they have anti-arthritic effects. These studies of yucca were done in the 1970’s and with those scientists learned that that symptoms of pain and swelling in arthritic human patients were relieved by consumption of yucca tablets. This research has led to the widespread use of yucca products for treatment and prevention of arthritis not only in humans but also in horses and dogs.
Potent Antioxidant. Researchers have determined that Yucca polyphenols are potent antioxidants. There are well-known interactions between rheumatoid arthritis, chronic inflammatory disease, and food and nutrition, notably food and nutrition that stimulates the formation of oxidants and peroxides (e.g. unsaturated fatty acids, iron), which promote inflammatory disease, and antioxidants (e.g. vitamin E) and omega-3 fatty acids, which protect against auto-oxidation. Yucca compounds may have roles in these effects due to the fact that they are polyphenols are potent antioxidants.
Gut Health. Another researcher Dr. Cordain noted that universal clinical observation has revealed that inflammation of the gut is frequently associated with inflammation of the joints and vice-versa. These authors reported that arthritis is associated with intestinal bacterial overgrowth of Escherichia coliand Lactobacillus lactis. Since Yucca saponins have antibacterial properties, There is a beneficial effect of yucca on arthritis that could involve anti-protozoal, antioxidant and anti-bacterial activities.
Polyphenols. Recent research suggests another possible mode of action of yucca in preventing arthritis by anti-inflammatory activity. Yucca contains anti-inflammatory polyphenolics such as resveratrol and yuccaols A, B, C, D and E.
Why did we include yucca in our Relieve Plus CBD Hemp Spray for dogs?
Relieve Plus CBD Hemp Spray was created to provide powerful relief to dogs that suffer from arthritis or any other pain and inflammation. Arthritis and other pain associated with general aging and overuse is usually coupled with an inflammatory response. Yucca is one of the powerful anti-inflammatory ingredients in Relieve Plus CBD Hemp Spray that together with MSM, Boswellia, and CBD from hemp make a robust inflammation fighting product to put your pups at ease and and provide relief and comfort for you and your pet.
Learn more about dogs like Zooey that have benefited from Relieve-Plus CBD Hemp Spray in her senior years and about the latest research about CBD for dogs and top ways to manage Arthritis for your pet from vets.