"RF-1 is our nutrient-rich supplement for all dogs over 5 months of age and particularly for athletic and hard-working dogs preparing for an event. RF-1 combines powerful amino acids, colostrum, creatine monohydrate, MCT's, Omega 3 fatty acids, glucose polymers, vitamins, chelated minerals, electrolytes, glucosamine and other anti-inflammatory and immunity-boosting factors in a tasty blend that we believe is the best of it's kind on the market. Try it on your dog and you will see dramatic results in a few short weeks! RF-1 comes in a five pound vacuum sealed bag for complete freshness."
RF-1 (Research Formula One) is the result of 6 months of full-time dedicated exploration of canine metabolism research, dating back to the 1920's. In the first half of the 1900's, a great number of studies were done on dogs in order to make inferences about human metabolism. While the common metabolic pathways between humans and canines allowed much to be learned about humans, the most reliable truths that were revealed relate to dogs. This research, along with more recent studies, was carefully examined and this evaluation allowed me to compile a list of every nutrient that had ever been scientifically proven to be necessary or useful in promoting canine health and athletic performance. Further, we were able to dial in toxic and therapeutic levels for each nutrient. Ultimately, through this process, I was able to create target levels for each nutrient I hoped to provide in RF-1. The next task was to find an array of ingredients that, in just the right relative proportions would meet these target ranges, while not exceeding a reasonable caloric limit. After all, a large part of the diet management challenge lies in meeting all nutritional needs without providing excessive calories. This challenge called for the efficient presentation of nutrients.
In order to accomplish this, I devised a computer program in which I could enter the nutrient profile of a number of high quality ingredients and it would calculate the ideal levels of the best combination of ingredients for reaching our array of nutrient target values. Through this process, Research Formula One (RF-1) was created and perfected. This formula quickly became the preferred nutritional conditioning and maintenance supplement for dog owners and professional conditioners worldwide.
It should be noted that there are numerous, advantageous sub-plots that were invoked in formulating RF-1. For example, studies revealed that specific ratios of dietary vitamin C, B complex vitamins, chelated iron and chelated copper significantly improve blood hemoglobin capacity to transport oxygen. The proven, effective ratio is honored in our product. RF-1 is 4% German, micronized creatine monohydrate. Creatine is a wonder-supplement for dogs. Dogs quickly become faster and stronger when they ingest significant amounts of creatine. We grind organic flax seed on site with a machine custom built specifically for us. There are numerous, advantageous, synergistic inter-relationships within our ingredient profile that greatly benefit the user. Many of these are intellectually proprietary, so we won’t spill all the beans here! The bottom line is results!
Packaging presents its own challenges. The integrity of the product must be protected without adding toxic preservatives. We utilize a hybrid approach that incorporates mixed tocopherol vitamins with natural preservative capabilities, and a stand-up pouch that has all air removed and replaced with nitrogen gas. This minimizes bacterial growth and the oxygen-based degradation that would otherwise happen to many of the high caliber ingredients that go into RF-1.