Meet Dr. Ramaekers

Ramaekers Nutrition is a forerunner in veterinary nutrition and immune enhancement. In fact, through extensive research, he and his team have made revolutionary breakthroughs in managing animal health. Ramaekers Nutrition is a privately owned company that formulates and manufactures a full line of veterinary nutrition products. As a result, the Ramaekers product line includes customized proprietary formulas for all species, including canine, feline, equine, bovine, porcine, caprine, and avian.

Nutritional Approach to Animal Health

Since opening his veterinary practice in Santa Cruz, California, Dr. Ramaekers has had a great interest in the nutritional approach to animal health. In fact, he began his research in 1969. To identify nutritional deficiencies and toxicities, he performed extensive environmental analyses. He studied soil and water, hair analyses, blood chemistries, and nutrient analyses. He could prevent many veterinary problems he encountered daily through balanced nutrition. Along the road of preventative medicine, he discovered many nutrients with powerful medicinal value. This approach enabled him to use less allopathic medicine in areas where veterinarians faced significant secondary medical problems from the extensive use of traditional medicine.


Dr. Joseph C. Ramaekers DVM is the founder and CEO of Ramaekers Nutrition.

Transfer Factors

Dr. Ramaekers was one of the first in his field to incorporate nutrients. He used nutrients such as superoxide dismutase, octacosanol, glucosamine chondroitin, methyl sulfanyl methane, boswellic acid, and glacial montmorillonite. In 1999, Dr. Ramaekers began working with immune enhancement products. For example, Transfer Factors and unique heteropolysaccharides, such as hybrid cordyceps mushrooms. Now specializing in complementary medicine, his current work focuses on providing immune support to "feed the army of natural defense." Dr. Ramaekers's proprietary formulas facilitate white blood cell function and efficiency through immune modulation. Thus, enhancing the immune system's ability to fight disease.


Dr. Ramaekers Discusses Finding The Right Vet

Ramaekers Nutrition is a forerunner in veterinary nutrition and immune enhancement. Ramaekers' nutritional supplements are all-natural, organic, and safe for all domesticated animal species.


Animal Supplements

Formulating a supplement to address all health issues, such as immunotherapy and metabolic bone disease, requires extensive research and, more importantly, client feedback to address the changing climate of preventive medicine.

Formulator and Manufacturer

Ramaekers Nutrition has been the formulator and manufacturer of all of the animal line of Transfer Factor products for 4Life research for over 20 years producing products like 4Life Canine Complete, Feline Complete, Animal Stress Pack, Livestock Stress Formula, and Equine Transfer Factor Performance and Show.

Disease Challenges

Dr. Ramaekers, Dr. Rick Bennet, Ph.D., and Dr. Bill Burlingame, DVM, hosted animal wellness calls monthly for 20 years, sponsored by 4Life Research. During this time, they engaged thousands of 4Life clients from the United States and International audiences. The twenty-year interactive call produced a library of information.

Dr. Ramaekers used this information to adjust his product formulations to meet disease challenges in the USA and Internationally, benefiting traveling animal companions.

Meet Dr. Ramaekers

Organic Ingredients

Dr. Ramaekers also strives to use the highest quality all-natural and organic ingredients in his formulas. The superior nutrient density of organic ingredients is well documented. Furthermore, Dr. Ramaekers supports environmentally friendly production practices. As a matter of fact, when he is not practicing veterinary medicine or consulting on veterinary nutrition, Dr. Ramaekers works at his privately owned organic kiwi farm. The farm is located in Aptos, CA.; to summarize, Dr. Ramaekers has been an organic farmer for over 30 years. Many of the products offered by Ramaekers Nutrition are certified organic or listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute.

Research & Development

Ramaekers Nutrition provides the highest quality nutritional and immune support products through ongoing research and development. Ramaekers Nutrition has designed products to meet both maintenance and therapeutic needs. The current research has yielded tremendous success in his cases. The most compelling evidence is with respect to cancers (benign and malignant tumors). Not to mention autoimmune conditions, hypersensitivity reactions, dermatitis (allergic, bacterial, and fungal), Cushing's disease, lenticular sclerosis, arthritis & pain management. Additionally, weight management, metabolic bone disease, stress & anxiety disorders, EPM, fertility, feed efficiency, and morbidity/mortality.

Veterinary Nutrition

The development of Veterinary Immune Tabs (Vet I Tabs) for dogs has had a major impact on the veterinary approach to managing canine health. Veterinary Immune Tabs is a proprietary blend of nutrients and immune modulators. The Veterinary Immune Tabs are balanced at maintenance and therapeutic levels to address various developmental stages and health issues. The Veterinary Immune Tabs have been used in thousands of successful cases. Please visit our Case Studies and Products pages for additional information on the Veterinary Immune Tabs.


VIDEO INTERVIEWS WITH DR. RAMAEKERS

Healing Animals with Nutrition

Host Jewel Morris - Guest Dr. Joe Ramaekers


Let's Talk About Animals Host Jewel Morris discusses animal nutrition with vet Dr. Joe Raemaker. This insightful interview reveals the effects of nutritional therapy on cancer and many other ailments. Dr. Raemaker shares the research and background that led to his remarkable discoveries.

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Meet Dr. Ramaekers

All the products offered by Ramaekers Nutrition reflect a culmination of over 50 years of global research and clinical experience. Dr. Ramaekers is passionate about improving animal welfare. He is proud to be on the cutting edge of veterinary medicine and nutrition.

The United States and International Patents protect Ramaekers Nutrition products. These Compositions are for Treating Animal Diseases and Syndromes. Including "a method of treating Cushing's syndrome, Cushing's disease, benign tumors, onchocerciasis, hypothyroidism, and equine protozoal myelitis," pending patents for fertility; and Summary of the Invention including "a method of treating inflammation and ulcers; ... treating flea bite dermatitis, feline leukemia; ... treating strangles, chronic dust allergen cough; ... treating lymphopenia; ... and reducing morbidity...."

Immune System Enhancement

Ramaekers Nutrition's products stand at the forefront of Immune System Enhancement for Treating Animal Diseases and Syndromes. Our products are proven effective and PROTECTED UNDER U.S. PATENTS.

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All of our products are proven effective and protected under U.S. patents. We focus on what nature provides us to support a natural, less harmful method of managing disease and promoting The State of Wellness.


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