Our Whole Body Tonic has been formulated to provide important nutrients and herbal constituents that benefit the major organ systems of your dog or cat. As your pet ages all systems within the body start to lose optimum function and operate at a reduced capacity. Yet, you can maintain the youthfulness of these systems by providing them with tonifying nutrients found in herbs that have been used as long life elixirs for centuries.
Formulated by a certified Master Herbalist, this is a wonderful formula to start providing to your canine or feline as they get a little older and makes a great compliment to our Daily Multi Plus supplement for all animals. There is no specific age to start giving this formula, even puppies and kittens could benefit, so start your pet on it whenever you choose. Please remember though, it is always easier to maintain good health than it is to correct health issues so don't wait until declines begin to show on blood tests - this formula can help prevent common health complaints in pets as they age.
What our Whole Body Tonic Supports
What to Look for in a Superior Whole Body Tonic 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 USDA 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 formula containing the following organic herbs in a 1:5 ratio of herb to menstruum:
Ashwagandha Root (Withania somnifera), Astragalus Root (Astragalus membranaceous), Burdock Root (Arctium lappa), Ginkgo Leaf (Ginkgo biloba), Hawthorn Berries (Crataegus laevigata), Nettle Leaf (Urtica dioica), Oatstraw (Avena sativa) and Milk Thistle Seed (Silybum marianum).
Other Ingredients: ORGANIC vegetable Glycerin, Distilled water
About the Organic Ingredients in this Formula
Ashwagandha Root - An important herb in Ayurvedic medicine that acts as an adaptogen helping to strengthen the whole body including the adrenal glands and immune system that can become depleted due to stress and illness.
Astragalus Root - A favorite tonic and adaptogen that enhances immune system activity, strengthens kidney function and studies have even shown can repair damaged lung tissue.
Burdock Root - A nutritious blood cleanser and liver tonic. Research has shown that burdock root can help remove mutagenic (DNA damaging) substances from the blood stream before they cause problems.
Ginkgo Leaf - A vascular tonic that helps to inhibit platelet aggregation factor (sticky blood that clots easily) and increases blood flow in capillary-rich tissue found in the brain and extremities. An important herb that has shown benefits for those with cognitive decline such as Alzheimer's disease or canine cognitive disorder.
Hawthorn Berries - Considered one of nature's best and safest heart and vascular tonics backed by substantial scientific study. Helps to increase blood flow throughout the body by strengthening the pumping efficiency of the heart.
Nettle Leaf - A multivitamin all on its own it is also prized as a whole body tonic and long life elixir that has a special affinity for the kidneys.
Oatstraw - A wonderful nervous system tonic that helps to balance the highs of nervousness and the lows of lethargy.
Milk Thistle Seeds - Its content of silymarin makes this herb a renowned liver tonic that can protect this important organ from the damaging effects of toxic chemicals. Research has even shown that milk thistle can stimulate growth of new liver cells to replace damaged ones.
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 (goat milk yogurt works well) or added to meals. It is desirable to provide herbal remedies such as this away from meals for better absorption when possible.
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. If your animal coughs afterwards it is a sign they are breathing some in and it may be best to place in food in the future.
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.
We recommend you purchase enough for at least 2 - 4 weeks to get an idea if this remedy will work for your animal. Use the chart below as a guide.
Approximate Daily Servings per Container
|Container Size||10 lbs||25 lbs||35 lbs||50 lbs|
|2 oz (2 or 3 servings per day)||60 or 40||30 or 20||22 or 15||15 or 10|
Storage: If to be used over a period of a few weeks store at room temperature out of direct sunlight. Refrigerate for longer term storage.
Important: If animal's condition worsens or does not improve or any unusual symptoms occur discontinue use and consult your veterinarian. Safe use in pregnant animals or animals intended for breeding has not been proven.
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