As you all now, everything has a purpose and a story…
When Missy was three years old, about 8 years ago, in the middle of winter, she got into an accident where she suffered a hip fracture. We think someone ski-doing on the property passing by might have accidentally hit her by not seeing her.
I had at the time just read about the repairing effects of the AFA E3 Live algae, and knew that although she was an already picky eater (this was right before I switched her and her brother over to raw food), she would now definitely not eat, now that she was in pain (even with medication), so what I did was I made up a concoction of a complex that had this very special algae in it, and syringed it into her twice a day. Poor Missy had a green beard and a green chest for weeks!
I knew I had to get it into her, as she was barely eating the amount she was supposed to, and she was in dire need of nutrients.
To our amazement, within two weeks, she not only recovered, but bounced back, which that in and of itself was an understatement. She was even back to jumping our fence, and running around like she was a puppy again- we were just simply amazed. After that, I switched her and her brother over from kibble and wet food to raw, where they really began to thrive!
I knew there was something very special about this algae, and 8 years later, Missy’s Chance is born-
This truly gave her the chance to not only recover, but to thrive!
Missy's Chance is a 6-ingredient complex of:
E3 Live AFA 150mg
Wheatgrass Powder 50mg
Red Marine Algae 40mg
Rose Hips 40mg
Missy’s Chance is a complete phyto-nutrition formula that will work as a functional whole food in the body, which will then send healthy messages to the epigenome to signal healthy gene expression. This is an essential formula to any diet, whether you feed your pets dry, wet, cooked or raw. Functional nutrients, which means it is jam packed with bioavailable healthy promoting vitamins, minerals (both macro and trace minerals), antioxidants, phytonutrients (chemicals that are in plants), and so much more!
Phytonutrients work in a variety of mechanisms in the body in a very synergistic way, including;
-Enhancing cell to cell communication
-Enhancing immune response
-Converting to vitamin A (retinol)
-Repairing DNA damage
-Brings oxygenation to blood cells
-Promoted apoptosis (causing cancer cells to die)
*A special note regarding minerals:
One of the most brilliant doctors in the health industry has said that minerals without being bound to proteins aren’t a bioavailable source to the body, so the very best bioavailable minerals in the world come from plants.
Macro minerals are; Calcium, magnesium, sodium, phosphorus and potassium.
Micro minerals are; Copper, iron, zinc, manganese, and iodine.
This formula is great for:
Short term effect: Fast nutrition, better health, repair, more energy, anti-inflammatory.
Long term effect: anti-aging, longevity, vitality, stronger immune system.
Moira getting in on the photo shoot- She loves Missy's Chance!
This complete whole source of marine phytoplankton is a complete nutrition that goes directly to the cells, one can call it ‘cell food’, as it does not need to be broken down in the G.I. tract.
A highly bioavailable source of nutrition, it is a single celled organism that is jam packed with phytonutrients, full complete profile of amino acids, trace minerals, chlorophyll, EPA, fatty acids, protein, carotenoids, antioxidants, vitamins and so much more!!
Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA E3Live):
This is the star ingredient in this formula, and this is why there is no other pet supplement on the market like Missy’s Chance!
AFA is a blue-green algae that has been around for a very long time, it is one of the most primitive life forms on earth. It embodies a whole host of vitamins, including B-vitamins, antioxidants A, C and E, minerals, trace minerals, phytonutrients, amino acids and essential fatty acids. It has been shown to have antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-cancer and antioxidant properties. One of the key active components to AFA is phycocyanin, which attributes to its immune boosting effect. Phycocyanin is what gives this incredible algae its blue pigment, whereas the green pigment rejuvenates and strengthens blood via its rich chlorophyll content, the blue pigment strengthens immune function. This potent free radical scavenger helps to prevent disease, inhibit inflammation and revs up stem cell production. The blue pigment is also a COX-2 inhibitor, and this particular enzyme is highly dominant in cancer cells.
McGill University researchers found that AFA consumption in humans led to rapid changes in immune cell trafficking. In fact, just two hours after consuming 1.5 grams of AFA, 40% of the immune system’s natural killer cells migrated from the blood stream to the tissues to work on.
An additional study in chickens showed that chickens that were fed the blue-green algae had greater anti-tumor cell activity compared to those that went without.
AFA is also highly rich in carotenoid antioxidants such as lycopene, beta carotene, lutein, which helps to prevent disease and reduce inflammation. Also, a wonderful source of EPA and DHA omega-3s, which further helps to reduce inflammation, strengthen and stabilize cell membranes, speed up healing and assist in production of white blood cells that eat up bacteria in the body, and produce pathogen fighting antibodies.
AFA is also an excellent source of heme iron, which is required by the body for the production of antibodies, as well as zinc, which increases natural killer cells, increases macrophages activity and is responsible for the reproduction of DNA. It also helps the body to detoxify heavy metals and balances blood sugar.
On top of everything, AFA is also one of the highest natural sources of PEA (phenylethylamine). This antioxidant works through the endocannabinoid system, where it has a positive effect on mood, and overall feelings of well being. PEA also improves attention span, concentration, memory and stress.
This wonderful ancient, blue-green algae grows in warm, fresh water, and takes its name from the spiral shape of its strands!
Spirulina gets its deep green color from chlorophyll and its blue color from phycocyanin (C-PC), a strong antioxidant compound with anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, anti-cancer and hepato-protective qualities (liver protecting properties).
Phycocyanin (C-PC) possesses potent antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. It has been shown to selectively inhibit pro-inflammatory COX-2 Pathway, which is extremely important as it relates to cancer, because COX-2 activity increases malignant tissue.
C-PC, much like EPA & DHA, has been shown to suppress the COX-2 enzyme, decreasing inflammation and pain of osteoarthritis. In a study done in 2000, (Reddy et al., 2000), C-PC was even shown to be an even more potent COX-2 inhibitor than a class of NSAID drugs introduced by a couple major pharmaceutical companies.
In a 2013 and 2009 study, spirulina was shown that it was a rich source of important nutreints like, chlorophyll, carotenoids, phytonutrients, B-complex vitamins including B-12 and vitamin E, vitamin K, a very wide array of bioavailable minerals, gamma linoleic acid, and superoxide dismutase (a powerful free radical scavenger).
Spirulina is also very high in protein, at anywhere between 65% to over 70% protein, which is actually more protein per weight than by any other food. Just an oz. of spirulina can equal to be 16 grams of protein. The protein in spirulina is actually way more bioavailable than (up to 4x more) than beef per gram! Protein is important because it provides the structure for joints, bones, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, muscle fibers, organs and collagen.
An alage where you get both micro and macronutrients!
Wheatgrass is also another wonderful source of nutrients, such as, vitamins, minerals (both macro and micro), proteins, chlorophyll, enzymes and phytonutrients.
Wheatgrass is not only nutritive, but it is also detoxifying, especially in the intestines, which is the largest hollow space in the body. It can also aid in digestion, and helps the body break down food and absorb nutrients, thus increasing energy. Wheatgrass is also very safe to give with cancer patients, as a 2015 study showed that wheatgrass has anti-cancer properties, while helping the immune system.
A 2017 study Trusted Source found that wheatgrass has an inhibitory effect on proliferation of cells in oral cancer. This means it may stop the cells from multiplying and spreading. It may be due to its high chlorophyll content. Wheatgrass may also lower myelotoxicity that is caused by chemotherapy. Myelotoxicity reduces bone marrow function and can increase your risk for infection.
Red algae is in this formula predominantly for it’s unique anti-aging properties.
Naturally high in vitamin C, red algae is wonderful for skin cellular health.
Naturally a great source of a full spectrum of minerals, (both micro and macro).
Red algae is also chalk full on wonderful vitamins, minerals, amino acids, special antioxidants called polyphenols that are very powerful and anti-aging, thyroid health, gut health, immune system health and bone health.
Red algae contains mycosporine-like amino acids (MAAs), sulfated polysaccharides, carotenoids, and polyphenols which provide protection against UVB and UVA rays. It is also said to contain both vitamin C and vitamin A, the former of which has been shown to be hydrating, treat inflammatory skin conditions and promote collagen production.
Rose hips were added to this wonderful formula for the bioflavonoid component, which is another class of phytonutrients, including anthocyanin, which give berries their pigment. Very potent antioxidants that helps to protect cells from oxidative damage caused by free radicals, which research shows it can block tumor activity.
Rose hips are extremely high in vitamin C, catechins, quercitin, and ellagic acid, and a diet rich in these compounds can help lower inflammation and oxidative stress.
Bioflavanoids were strategically added to this formula to help further with absorption of the wonderful components these greens have to offer. It makes this already highly bioavailable formula even more bioavailable.
Not all greens supplements are created equal, we all know the saying, ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’, but not if that apple is a GMO product and laced with pesticides.
This product was tested for contaminants and heavy metals, potency testing, microbiology contamination testing, is 100% human grade, in a glass jar, and harvested only from pristine environments.
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Lucy is an avid pet mom; with dogs, cats, goats and horses to keep her busy! All of her pet 'kids' are fed a species appropriate diet with proper supplementation so she can watch them thrive. Her expertise and experience lie in nutraceutical supplementation and is a health advocate for proper diet and nutrition. Her other passions in life are schutzhund and equestrian riding.