Why We're Different - Our Ingraining Process
Why Our Products are Different!
“Ingrained products are a more nutritionally effective, cost effective, sustainable and “cleaner” source of Omega-3’s than fish or standard sources of flax and chia.”
Animal nutritionists and animal health professionals agree that OMEGA-3’s play a crucial role in heart health, brain function, vision, as well as the body's general growth and development.
All Pipeline Pet products are naturally ingrained with DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) OMEGA-3’s through our patented process technology.
Our flax and chia products are produced using the patented “ingraining process”. Ingraining is a natural process which harnesses the forces of germination, through which the seed metabolizes micro nutrients such as DHA/EPA from a marine source, allowing them to be stabilized in the cellular matrix of the seed. In the case of fish oil this receptive internalization of OMEGA 3 DHA/EPA demonstrates for the first time, through lipid analysis, the presence of marine source OMEGA 3 DHA/EPA in a terrestrial seed or plant.
Ingraining is much different than current methods of spraying or mixing fish oil onto the surface of the food or seed particle. Through ingraining, the DHA and EPA from a marine source have now become part of the seed and plant metabolism. This receptive internalization of DHA/EPA is the key to its oxidative stability. In fact, if the seed is further developed into a leaf bearing plant, lipid analysis confirms the presence of DHA/EPA in the living plant tissue. This demonstrates for the first time the presence of DHA/EPA in the chemical structure of a living terrestrial plant.
In layman’s terms, we can deliver for the first time ever, three Omega-3’s (ALA, EPA & DHA) in a terrestrial seed form (ie: our flax and chia) that are delivered DIRECTLY and do not need to be converted by the body (which is the case with standard sources of flax and chia). Ingrained products are also free of the heavy metals and mercury that are commonly found in direct marine sources of Omega-3’s. Finally, Ingrained products are more sustainable and cost effective than fish sources of Omega-3.
However, the story doesn’t stop there...
While providing the benefits of OMEGA-3’s, our ingraining technology also improves the nutritional value and bio-availability of the seeds we produce. Ingraining is accomplished through various stages of seed germination. Ingraining harnesses this process to increase the levels of beneficial digestive enzymes which aid in the digestion of food. Ingrained products have been tested to confirm the presence of digestive enzymes like protease, cellulase, amylase, and lipase. As well as increased vitamin C and E levels, choline and beta-carotene and a desirable ratio of soluble to insoluble fiber is present in Ingrained products.
Ingraining spontaneously produces gut-friendly bacteria, lactobacillus acidophillus and bifidobacterium. The quantities are significant and measurable. Every Ingrained product is analyzed for both probiotic strains. Research has shown that gut-friendly bacteria helps to stimulate digestive health, and may also encourage a healthy immune system in pets. As such, Ingrained products are an alternative source of beneficial probiotics.
Now, pets can quickly and easily improve and increase their daily intake of DHA and EPA Omega-3’s plus gut-friendly bacteria to aid in digestion and the increased bio-availability of a whole host of vitamins and minerals JUST by eating foods and snacks enriched with our ingredients through the ingraining process.
You can find our innovative and healthful flax or chia in all of Pipeline Pets consumable products! Please see our “Brands Page” for more details!