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 Flora4® Organic Sprouted Seeds Supplement

 

Flora4 Greens Plus with sprouted Broccoli!

Our amazing Flora4 Ground Sprouted Seed mixes simplify the chore of effectively supplementing the live probiotics, plant enzymes, phytonutrients and whole food vitamins & minerals that are lacking in an all-meat diet. Flora4 contains only 100% raw organic sprouted seeds, making any raw diet easy and consistent. Our Flora4 Original formula is a blend of organic sprouted barley seed, flaxseed, and lentils, ground into a fine powder and packaged in daily servings. Our new Flora4 Greens Plus contains organic sprouted broccoli seed, pumpkin, peas, sunflower and chia. Mix formulas to give your pet the nutrition of 10 different seeds, or alternate.

You can use Flora4 whenever your pet needs supplemental enzymes and probiotics for a wide range of issues:

  • During and after treatment with antibiotics re-seed the gut
  • To correct intermittent diarrhea, constipation, gas and soft stools
  • To aid digestion when transitioning from one diet to another for the first time.
  • For immune support (sprouted Broccoli is great for this!)
  • Relieve itchy skin, dry coat, yeasty ears
  • Get up cat hairballs

You can add Flora4 to every meal to supply all your animal’s non-meat nutritional requirements. Or if you already mix foods like tripe, green leafy & root vegetables into your animal’s raw diet, try using Flora4 every couple of days to “fill in the gaps”. That way, you can be sure that you’re not missing any essential vitamins & minerals with your homemade recipes.

Your raw-fed cat can also benefit from the intense nutrition in Flora4. Be sure to add healthy sources of taurine such as organ meat – pork liver and duck liver are two excellent examples.

Flora4 is extremely versatile. It can be sprinkled into raw, home-cooked or commercial kibble to boost nutrition and complete the diet or raise the nutrition. If your main pet food contains vitamin/mineral additives, then you should consider supplementing the diet with doses of Flora4 every day or two, to make sure your pet is getting really bio-available nutrients from food, not just synthetics. Our testing has shown that dogs and cats love the mix of flavors from meat + our sprouted seed blend. Flora4 gives Raw feeders the convenient whole food supplement they’ve been waiting for — no need to use bottled synthetic products again!

Flora4 contains guaranteed levels of live probiotics (18 billion cfu/kg) and enzymes (1 million U/kg); effective doses of 26 essential vitamins & minerals; and high levels of Omega 6 & 3 fatty acids – all from raw food – that combine to provide a variety of health benefits for dogs and cats.

Flora4 Original ingredients: 100% raw ground USDA organic sprouted barley, sprouted flax, sprouted green and red lentil seeds. Flora4 Greens Plus ingredients: 100% raw ground USDA organic sprouted peas, sprouted chia, sprouted sunflower, sprouted pumpkin seed, sprouted broccoli seed.

Available in 18 oz ( 510 g) reclosable bags and individual single-serve 1.5 oz ( 43 g) packets

Flora4 contains only 100% raw organic sprouted seeds (a blend of barley seed, flaxseed, and lentils), ground into a fine powder and packaged in daily servings.

Your pet already eats well….so why supplement with Flora4?

Our Flora4 Sprouted Seed Mix delivers total nutrition that ONLY COMES FROM WHOLE PLANT FOOD.  Sprouting unlocks and activates massive amounts of vitamins, minerals, probiotics and enzymes stored in nature’s original building blocks. Once sprouted, seeds become highly digestible sources of intense nutrition which is easily absorbed by the body. This is far more effective than relying on synthetic vitamins & minerals which do not work in harmony with natural body metabolism.

When your dog or cat gets its nutrients from actual food, it also absorbs thousands of micro-nutrients that surround each vitamin or probiotic, working synergistically with the body to help it absorb and use the vitamins. These micro-nutrients are only available within the natural structure of a whole food and are left behind when a synthetic vitamin is chemically extracted. When added to conventional pet food, Flora4 can provide your pet the missing nutrition just as nature intended.

Flora4 perfectly supplements raw and home cooked diets with all the necessary vitamins, minerals, live probiotics and enzymes which may be insufficient in a pure meat diet. Or Flora4 can be added to any kibble to supply highly bio-available, food-based nutrients for vibrant health.

The plant-based enzymes in Flora4 are biologically active in a broad pH range, which means they support your pet’s healthy gut flora in a larger portion of its digestive tract, where pH levels can vary considerably.

Flora4 also adds soluble fiber to your dog’s diet, keeping intestines functioning smoothly and also helping keep your dog feeling full longer. Perfect for dogs eating a raw diet without much volume.

Finally, as a probiotic supplement, Flora4 is uniquely effective. Most commercial probiotics are created by isolating individual strains of microorganisms, and artificially stimulating their reproduction in a laboratory environment. In the final product, the selected probiotics have been separated from the intrinsic supporting microbes that were present in the original natural state and critical to the survival of the selected strain. In isolation, the absorption and use of the probiotic by the body will be greatly reduced.  In contrast, when a native probiotic found in a raw food like Flora4 is ingested while still in its natural host environment, it remains supported by the full range of original microorganisms that allow it to function. It will stay healthy, viable and be much more bio-available for absorption within the animal’s intestine. Now that’s something to toot about!

Try Flora4 as a handy stool corrector for those times when your pet gets a bout of diarrhea. The high quality fiber from the sprouted seeds helps form a good stool, while the massive doses of natural probiotics and enzymes will help to correct the digestion issues in a short period of time. Usually, a couple of days’ treatment with each meal is all you need.

Our customers continue to tell us about their experiences with Flora4 – helping to manage a variety of issues from yeast problems to skin & coat conditions to allergy symptoms. The concentrated, bio-available nutrients, fatty acids, antioxidants, probiotics and enzymes can give Flora4 an important role in supporting your pet’s immune system and keeping him healthy.

 

Nutrient Content:

Carna4 Hand Crafted Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages – but offers much more. In fact, our nutrient content exceeds AAFCO requirements in all cases. You can see for yourself in the following table:

THE DATA IN THIS TABLE REPRESENTS OUR MOST RECENT TEST RESULTS OF OUR FOOD. THERE MAY BE SMALL VARIANCES COMPARED TO THE INFORMATION ON THE PRINTED BAGS YOU PURCHASE AS WE CONTINUALLY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS TO THE QUALITY OF OUR INGREDIENTS.

MINIMUM NUTRIENT VALUE PER KG – AS FED
NUTRIENT Flora4 Original  Sprouted Seeds  Flora4 Greens Plus Sprouted Seeds AAFCO Adult Dog AAFCO Adult Cat
Crude Protein 24% 24% 16.6%  23 %
Crude Fat 28% 29% 4.6%  8%
Crude Fiber 20% (max) 16% (max)
Moisture 5% (max) 5% (max) 10%  10%
Amino Acids
Arginine 1.0% 0.47% 0.94%
Histidine 0.8% 0.17% 0.28%
Isoleucine 1.0% 0.34% 0.47%
Leucine 1.1% 0.54% 1.12%
Lysine 1.0% 0.58% 0.75%
Methionine – cysteine 0.2% 0.40% 0.99%
Phenylalanine – tyrosine 0.4% 0.67% 0.79%
Threonine 0.9% 0.44% 0.66%
Tryptophan 0.3% 0.15% 0.14%
Valine 0.8% 0.36% 0.56%
Taurine 0.49% 0.40% 0.9%
NUTRIENT Flora4 Original Sprouted Seeds  Flora4 Greens Plus Sprouted Seeds AAFCO Adult Dog AAFCO Adult Cat
Fatty Acids
Linoleic Acid 2.0% 1.8% 0.9% 0.45%
Omega-3s 2.7% 3.0%
Omega-6s 4.0% 7.0%
DHA & EPA 1.0% 1.3%
Minerals & Essential Nutrients Flora4 Original Sprouted Seeds  Flora4 Greens Plus Sprouted Seeds AAFCO Adult Dog AAFCO Adult Cat
Calcium 1.6% 1.4% 0.6% 0.54% 2.3%
Chloride 0.4% 0.08% 0.27%
Copper 17 mg 22 mg 6.7 mg 4.5 mg 230 mg
Iodine 1.6 mg 1.5 mg 1.4 mg 0.31 mg 46 mg
Iron 88 mg 85 mg 74 mg 72 mg 2,760 mg
Magnesium 0.15% 0.14% 0.04% 0.04% 0.28%
Manganese 24 mg 4.6 mg 6.75 mg
Phosphorous 1.0% 0.9% 0.5% 0.45% 1.5%
Ca:P Ratio 1.8:1 1.5:1 1:.01 1.2:1 2:1
Potassium 0.7% 0.65% 0.55% 0.54%
Selenium 1.1 mg 1.2% 0.10 mg 0.09 mg 1.8 mg
Sodium 0.30% 0.35% 0.06% 0.18%
Zinc 40 mg 40 mg 110 mg 67 mg 920 mg
Lignans 1,370 mg
NUTRIENT Flora4 Original  Sprouted Seeds  Flora4 Greens Plus Sprouted Seeds AAFCO Adult Dog AAFCO Adult Cat AAFCO Maximum
Vitamins
Vitamin A 15,500 IU 15,500 IU 4,600 IU 4,500 IU 230,000 IU
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 7.2 mg 7.1 mg 0.9 mg 4.5 mg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 2.4 mg 3.2 mg 2.0 mg 3.6 mg
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 3.0 mg 30 mg 10.5 mg 54 mg
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) 14 mg 15 mg 9.2 mg 4.5 mg
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 6.4 mg 6.4 mg 0.9 mg 3.6 mg
Vitamin B12 0.2 mg 0.17 mg 0.02 mg 0.02 mg
Vitamin K 0.5 mg 0.5 mg   0.09 mg
Folate 4.5 mg 4.5 mg 0.17 mg 0.72 mg
Beta Carotene 95 mg 0.95 mg
Choline 1200 mg 930 mg 1,100 mg 2160 mg
Vitamin B7 (Biotin) 0.10 mg 0.09 mg 0.06 mg
Vitamin D 1,000 IU 1,000 IU 460 IU 450 IU 4,600 IU
Vitamin E 175 IU 175 IU 46 IU 27 IU   920 IU
Vitamin C 100 IU 100 mg
NUTRIENT Flora4 Sprouted Seeds Flora4 Greens Plus Sprouted Seeds AAFCO Adult Dog AAFCO Adult Cat
Total Probiotics (Microorganisms) 17 billion cfu

  16 billion cfu

Bacillus coagulans 89 million cfu 6.1 million cfu
Bacillus subtilis 45 million cfu 5.9 million cfu
Bifidobacterium bifidum 730 million cfu 370 million cfu
Bifidobacterium infantis 98 million cfu 610 million cfu
Enterococcus faecium 61 million cfu 5.8 million cfu
Lactobacillus acidophilus 1.09 billion cfu 1.5 billion cfu
Lactobacillus casei 730 million cfu 1.6 billion cfu
Lactobacillus lactis 2.8 billion cfu 3.0 billion cfu
Lactobacillus plantarum 116 million cfu 116 million cfu
Saccharomyces boulardii 700 million cfu 600 million cfu
Lactobacillus Fermentum 720 million cfu 700 million cfu
Bifidobacterium Thermophilom 630 million cfu 650 million cfu
Bifodobacterium Longum 840 million cfu 790 million  cfu
Saccharomyces cerevisiae 226 million cfu
Prebiotics 1.9 % 1.9 %
Fructooligosaccharide (FOS) 31,500 mg 31,500 mg
Mannooligosaccharides (MOS) 11,000 mg 10,050 mg
Inulin 160 mg 155 mg
Digestive Enzymes
Lipase 420,000 LU 410,000 LU
Amylase 30,000 DU 22,000 DU
Cellulase 500,000 CU 450,000 CU
Protease 18,000 PU 15,000 PU

Please note that Carna4’s “Guaranteed Minimum per kg as fed” is our food’s guaranteed nutrient content in its regular state in the bag, including moisture.

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Flora4 perfectly supplements raw and home cooked diets with all the necessary vitamins, minerals, live probiotics and enzymes which may be insufficient in a pure meat diet.

Recommended Feeding Guidelines (Therapeutic Dosages*):

PET WEIGHT  (lbs)

DOG or PUPPY

CAT

Singles Packet1

Tablespoons2

Teaspoons2

3

1/4

1

5

 1/2

1 1/2

7

 3/4

2

10

 1/5

1

3

15

1 1/2

4 1/2

25

 1/2

2

6

35

3

55

1

5

90

 1 1/2

8

120

2

10

 RECOMMENDED DAILY DOSAGES

*Feed therapeutic dosages for pets showing symptoms such as dry, itchy skin, yeasty ears, diarrhea or other digestive disorders. Feed 1/2 the therapeutic dosage as a nutritional supplement for healthy pets.

1  One 43g packet (about 5 level tablespoons) contains: 215 kcal (Flora4 Original); 215 kcal (Flora4 Greens Plus)

 2 Measure level tablespoons or teaspoons

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