Antimicrobial Formula is the ultimate herbal blend for boosting your dog or cat's immune system and assisting their body with eliminating pathogenic organisms. Formulated by a certified Master Herbalist using organic herbs, this blend will help to increase white blood cell production and also provide special antimicrobial herbs to assist the body in eliminating infection.
Antimicrobial can support the body's immune response against Giardia, Salmonella, E. coli and other bacteria, fungi and viruses that are common causes of diarrhea and other illnesses in our pets.
How much should I purchase?
We recommend getting enough for at least two to four weeks to start. With this remedy we are trying to boost production of white blood cells and strengthen the immune system while providing antimicrobial herbs to assist your animal's own immune system. This is far different than using a prescription medication and may take longer, but, when possible, will get real results not just the suppression of symptoms.
Avoiding the use of antibiotics when possible (without endangering your animal) will strengthen your animal's immune system in the long run. Studies have shown that individuals that use the most antibiotics suffer with more frequent infections. You can always resort to antibiotics if your animal's condition does not improve after using this formula for a few days.
If your animal is subject to more frequent infections you can purchase extra Antimicrobial and keep it in the fridge so it is available when you need some and you may also use Astragalus Root daily to naturally strengthen your animal's immune system on a continuous basis.
A one ounce bottle contains 30 ml. We recommend providing this herbal remedy at least three times per day at first until desired results are seen. This means a 25 pound dog will receive 3 ml daily, so a one ounce bottle will last for ten days. In this case we recommend you purchase at least the two ounce size. If you then decide the product is working for your dog or cat try to place your reorder so there is no interruption in your animal's treatment.
What to Look for in a Superior Antimicrobial Formula:
✓ Organic Herbs
Our formula contains certified USDA organic herbs. Research shows organic herbs have higher amounts of important nutrients as opposed to conventionally raised plants. Organic farming methods are also better for the environment and of course do not have the levels of residual pesticides that conventionally grown herbs can have. We also do not use wild crafted herbs in our formulas as this practice can damage wild populations of herbs and you do not necessarily know where the herbs are coming from or how they've been grown. Instead, we prefer to be on the safe side and only obtain herbs from USDA certified organic farms.
✓ Natural Ingredients
Natural ingredients are going to be gentler on your animal's body when compared to synthetic chemical ingredients or medications. The proper natural constituents are able to provide the body with what it needs to heal and get better. This is in direct contrast to synthetic ingredients or medications that can be especially hard on the liver and kidneys. Medications are also designed to have a symptom suppressing action in line with the principles of allopathic medicine which is to create a diagnoses and then use drugs to suppress symptoms. Using this course of action can never result in true healing and is not really meant to.
✓ Alcohol-Free Tincture with ORGANIC Vegetable Glycerin for Animals
Our blend is formulated by a special process using low heat and organic vegetable glycerin. Tinctures are concentrated forms of a plant's constituents that are readily absorbed and utilized by your pet's body. Because your pet may not like the taste of alcohol, we use vegetable glycerin which gives our tinctures a sweet taste your animals will like. Vegetable glycerin is a carbohydrate but is metabolized differently than sugar and does not raise blood sugar levels. It is also an efficient menstruum which extracts valuable constituents from plants and makes them readily available to the body. In addition, we take the extra time and effort to use a low heat process that extracts many more constituents than just soaking in glycerin alone as is done by most other herbal companies. And, of course, the use of organic vegetable glycerin ensures your pet avoids genetically modified ingredients and herbicides in their natural medicine.
✓ Uses only Human Grade Ingredients
Our products are manufactured using human grade ingredients. In the pet industry this is far from the rule as many companies use pet quality ingredients, those considered "not fit for human consumption".
✓ Uses Fresh, High Quality Ingredients
We purchase our ingredients from some of the most highly regarded companies in their respective fields so you and your animals are ensured the finest quality supplements. In addition, we purchase in small quantities to make sure the products we provide to you are fresh and bursting with important nutrients. This is in direct contrast to many other products on the market that can spend a year or longer sitting in non-climate controlled warehouses before they even get to you.
A proprietary blend of USDA Organic herbs in a 1:5 ratio of herb to menstruum:
Echinacea Root (Echinacea angustifolia), Cat's Claw Bark (Uncaria tomentosa), Goldenseal Root (Hydrastis canadensis), Garlic (Allium sativum), Oregano Herb (Origanum vulgare) and Thyme Herb (Thymus vulgaris)
Other Ingredients - Organic vegetable glycerin, distilled water. Alcohol Free!
About the Organic Herbs in this Formula
Echinacea Root - An immune system booster that increases macrophage T-cell activity that devours invaders and acts as the body's first line of defense. We use Echinacea angustifolia in our formulas as this species is believed to be the most effective in supporting the immune system out of the three species of echinacea used in herbal medicine.
Cat's Claw Bark - Contains powerful alkaloids that stimulate the immune response and act as antioxidants to rid the body of free radicals. Compounds found in Cat's Claw may also work to kill viruses, bacteria and other microorganisms that cause disease and may work to inhibit healthy cells from becoming cancerous.
Goldenseal Root - Contains antimicrobial alkaloids that help inhibit bacteria, fungi, parasites and protozoa. Works well with echinacea to fight infections and ward off illness.
Garlic - The sulfur and volatile oils make this herb a potent internal antiseptic. Provides antiprotozoa, antimicrobial, cardiovascular and immune stimulatory benefits, and is very safe for your animals at the dosages used.
Thyme Herb - One of the best herbs for stimulating the thymus, a major gland of the immune system. Thyme also offers antiseptic properties and when combined with echinacea helps to boost the immune system.
Oregano Herb - Like thyme, this herb provides oils that offer antiseptic properties that help rid the body of undesirable organisms.
Provide 1 ml per 25 lbs 2 - 3 times per day. May be squirted directly in the mouth, placed in a small amount of favorite food or added to meals. It is desirable to provide herbal remedies such as this away from meals for better absorption when possible.
You may safely use up to 4 mls per 25 lbs 2 - 3 times daily for a short period of time depending on the severity of your animal's condition. As your animal's condition improves slowly decrease dosage to minimum effective dosage. Contact us if you have any questions.
To apply directly in mouth just pull out lower lip at back of mouth and squirt in desired amount. Don't tilt head back and squirt down throat or your pet may breath some in. Wipe off dropper before placing back in container.
Use for approximately 7 - 14 days or until your animal is feeling better.
Long Term Use: If your animal suffers from frequent infections this formula is safe to use for a week or so every month as a preventative.
Storage: For longer term storage keep in refrigerator. If this herbal remedy will be used over a few weeks refrigeration is not necessary.
Discontinue use if any unusual symptoms occur. If animal's condition worsens or does not improve, stop product administration and consult your veterinarian.