Immune Balance for dogs and cats was developed by a certified Master Herbalist to help restore balance to the immune system in the presence of autoimmune activity. The herbs in Immune Balance act as immunomodulators to help balance the immune system and reduce inflammation.
Recently, researchers discovered a constituent found in hydrangea root, called halofuginone, halted the progression of an autoimmune disorder in laboratory mice and human cells. What makes this constituent so promising is that it slowed progression of the disease without suppressing normal immune system functioning.
Many of us are aware that a major drawback to the use of immune suppressing drugs as treatment for autoimmune conditions is increased risk of infection because of suppressed immune system function along with other serious side-effects. Using our Immune Balance formula may be a good alternative to, or allow you to reduce the dosage of, immune suppressing drugs when working in coordination with your veterinarian.
What is an Autoimmune Condition?
An autoimmune condition occurs when the immune system, designed to protect your body against disease, begins to mistakenly attack normal, healthy tissue. Common causes include drugs, like vaccinations, and exposure to chemical or environmental irritants, like topical flea and tick products.
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 provide the body with what it needs to rebalance itself so it does not attack its own tissue. 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.
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 Immune Balance 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:
Hydrangea Root (Hydrangea arborescens), Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza glabra) and Milk Thistle Seed (Silybum marianum)
Other Ingredients - Organic vegetable glycerin, distilled water. Alcohol Free!
About the Organic Herbs in this Formula
Hydrangea Root - Recent research showed that a constituent in this herb called halofuginone halted the progress of autoimmune conditions.
Licorice Root - A very effective and fast acting anti-inflammatory herb that also acts as an immunomodulator. This herb can help to balance the immune system and may allow you to reduce the dosage, or possibly avoid the use, of more dangerous corticosteroid drugs when working with your veterinarian.
Milk Thistle Seed - A well known herb that has powerful antioxidant properties. Can help to protect and increase the effectiveness of the liver that can be impacted by excess metabolic wastes associated with tissue damage.
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.
Long Term Use: After the first two - four weeks when your animal's condition stabilizes or improves begin to use on a schedule of 5 days on and 2 days off as long as your animal's condition allows this schedule without deterioration or as recommended by your veterinarian.
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.
Important Contraindications: The herb licorice in this formula may be contraindicated if used in conjunction with certain cardiac drugs, diuretics and certain antidepressants. Please check with your veterinarian if your animal will be on similar medications when using this formula.