SOURCE: Naturally Vitamins

October 03, 2005 13:29 ET

Benefits of Wobenzym Formula Touted in "The Whole Dog Journal"

PHOENIX, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 3, 2005 -- Wobenzym®N, a natural "inflammation" and immune support formula, was featured in an exclusive, 4-page article on pet injury and arthritis entitled "Digest These Benefits," published in the October 2005 issue of The Whole Dog Journal.

The Whole Dog Journal article is a sequel to the January 2001article "Banking on Enzymes," which introduced Wobenzym to pet owners and veterinarians and explained the benefits of the non-prescription formula for acute injuries, chronic joint conditions, infections, and post-operative recovery.

The Wobenzym formula was developed over 50 years ago and hundreds of human clinical trials support its safety and effectiveness in a variety of inflammation-related conditions. Now, it has become a trusted alternative in canine care. The October 2005 article in The Whole Dog Journal summarized the results of a double blind, placebo-controlled study on Wobenzym use in 60 arthritic dogs conducted by holistic veterinarian, Dr. Beverly Chappel, DVM. Dr. Chappel observed marked improvements in the dogs that received Wobenzym. Dr. Cappel told The Whole Dog Journal that "it was obvious which dogs were taking the Wobenzym. They were the ones who stopped limping soon after the study started and were able to go for longer walks. Their owners noted that these dogs appeared to have much less pain. They started acting like young dogs again."

Increasing public awareness of the risks associated with some prescription medications may also explain the emerging trend of pet owners buying natural health care products for their pets. Sales of natural pet heath care products totaled $45 million in 2004 and is forecast to more than double to $112 million, according to market research report "Market Trends: Natural Organic and Eco-Friendly Pet Products."

Dr. Mary Foster, DVM practices veterinary medicine in Florida and prescribes Wobenzym for coat problems, autoimmune disorders, hip dysplasia, arthritis, and for surgery recovery, according to The Whole Dog Journal. "I usually give it to effect. This means increasing the dose until symptoms respond," says Dr. Foster.

About Naturally Vitamins

Naturally Vitamins, a subsidiary of Marlyn Nutraceuticals, manufactures and distributes scientifically formulated supplements that harness wellness from nature to promote and defend consumer health. Naturally Vitamins specializes in oral systemic enzymes, notably Wobenzym®N, an inflammation and immune support formula developed over 50 years ago and supported by hundreds of clinical trials. Marlyn Nutraceuticals was recently recognized as the 2005 Arizona Manufacturer of the Year. Marlyn's environmentally friendly manufacturing practices exceed the standard stipulations of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). For more information on Wobenzym (Wo ben zim) or Fido-Wobenzym for your pet, please call 1-800-899-4499 or visit www.wobenzym.com.

About The Whole Dog Journal

The Whole Dog Journal is a Belvoir publication that accepts no advertising to support unbiased assessments of products and their performances. To subscribe to The Whole Dog Journal or request copies of the Wobenzym article, please call 1-800-829-9165 or visit www.whole-dog-journal.com.

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