Ingredients: Organic nettle, organic rose hips, organic dandelion leaf and root, organic wheat bran, organic oat bran, organic hawthorn leaves, berries and flowers, organic red raspberry leaves, organic select green oat tops, organic hibiscus, organic chamomile flowers, organic flaxseed.
Directions: Degu - 1/3 teaspoon daily; chinchilla, guinea pig, small and medium rabbits - 1/2-1 teaspoon daily; larger rabbits - 1-2 teaspoons daily.
Broad Spectrum Supplement contains herbs that herbivores enjoy in the wild; it's a natural source of broad spectrum minerals, vitamins, essential amino and fatty acids, fiber, flavonoids, lecithin, choline, and other essential elements in a form that herbivores can completely utilize without being burdened with excess.
Even though some herbs contain impressive amounts of vitamins and minerals, they do not cause toxicity. An animal's body absorbs the required amount of nutrients and easily eliminates what is not needed. Organic/plant sources contain the intrinsic vitamin and mineral complexes. Plants bond nutrient molecules to phytochemicals, amino acids, lipids; the result is bioavailable form of minerals that animal's body can use through numerous pathways.
The supplement contains various herbs; they help herbivores regulate the intake of toxins (all plants contain toxins). Animals who constrained to a singe food, do not get this chance, even if the food they get is "complete" and "balanced."
It's a great addition to commercial diets that lack some essential trace elements and contain vitamins, minerals from synthetic sources that are not that easily absorbed, making the liver and kidneys work really hard to eliminate excess.
A synthetic vitamin is an isolated component of the main vitamin nutrient, synthetic vitamins are not found in nature. Animal's body sees this difference and tries to discard it; that's why you can see changes in normal urine color or feces. And thats why so many herbivores that get only a "complete" commercial diet suffer from depression of immune function, increased susceptibility to parasites, allergy ( synthetic vitamins often contain binding agents, chemical preservatives, MSG), weight loss, digestive disorders.