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Adrenal Tonic

$24.95
DH11385
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Adrenal Tonic is a remarkable formula for adrenal insufficiency and imbalances in dogs and cats. Often issues with the adrenal glands that result in the decreased secretion of mineralocorticoids, glucocorticoids and sex hormones are the result of stress, the use of corticosteroid drugs like prednisone or an autoimmune condition such as Addison's Disease.

Developed by a certified Master Herbalist, Adrenal Tonic supports the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis* to enhance the secretion of important adrenal hormones like cortisol and aldosterone so important to every animal and especially those with conditions like Addisons.

Our Adrenal Tonic formula is the most complete formula available for dogs and cats because it strengthens not only the adrenal glands but the hypothalamus and pituitary glands as well. It contains organic herbs that help the body to cope with stress and rebalance important hormone levels to relieve symptoms of hypoadrenocorticism like those in Addison's Disease by helping to:

  • Increase adrenal gland production of cortisol and aldosterone
  • Support healthy electrolyte levels
  • Support the pituitary and hypothalamus glands to increase adrenal gland hormone secretion
  • Support the body's ability to cope with stress

What to Look for in a Superior Adrenal 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:

Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Eleuthero Root (Eleutherococcus senticosus), Ashwagandha Root (Withania somnifera), Astragalus Root (Astragalus membranaceous) and Chaste Tree Berry (Vitex agnus-castus)

Other Ingredients: Organic vegetable glycerin and distilled water. Alcohol free!

About the Organic Herbs in This Formula

Licorice Root Adrenal Tonic Remedy for Dogs and Cats

Licorice Root - An outstanding tonic for the endocrine system and a herbal specific for adrenal exhaustion. Licorice supports the adrenal glands and will revitalize them if used over a period of weeks. The primary reason for this action is a constituent called glycyrrhizin that is metabolized into molecules that mimic adrenal cortex hormones.

Eleuthero Root Adrenal Tonic Remedy for Dogs and Cats

Eleuthero Root - Also called Siberian ginseng, this valuable plant is a superior adaptogenic herb with an impressive range of health benefits. For the purpose of this formula eleuthero offers resistance to underlying imbalances by helping the body adapt to stress which helps to support healthy cortisol levels while providing powerful antioxidant effects.

Ashwagandha Root Adrenal Tonic Remedy for Dogs and Cats

Ashwagandha Root - Often referred to as Indian ginseng while used in Ayurvedic medicine, ashwaganda has been used in Eastern medicine for over 2,500 years and has immune-modulating effects that boost the immune system and aid the body in balancing stress hormone levels.

Astragalus Root Adrenal Tonic Remedy for Dogs and Cats

Astragalus Root - A favorite adaptogen of ours for some time, astragalus has been used in Chinese medicine to boost immunity and buffer the effects of stress. Astragalus increases the amount of anti-stress compounds an animal's body uses to repair and prevent stress-related damage.

Chasteberry Adrenal Tonic Remedy for Dogs and Cats

Chaste Tree Berry - Acts as an amphoteric herb which means that it will help balance fluctuating hormone levels. It does this by providing a gentle, tonic action on the anterior pituitary that supports this glands action in adrenal hormone regulation.

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.

Shake well before use.

Since this is not a medication, dosages do not have to be exact. Do the best you can to get as close to the suggested dosage below as you can for your animal’s weight.

Pet Weight Dosage
0 - 5 lbs 2 - 3 drops
6 - 10 lbs 1/4 ml
11 - 15 lbs 1/2 ml
16 - 20 lbs 3/4 ml
21 - 25 lbs 1 ml
26 - 31 lbs 1 1/4 ml (1/4 tsp)
32 - 37 lbs 1 1/2 ml
38 - 43 lbs 1 3/4 ml
44 - 50 lbs 2 ml
51 - 56 lbs 2 1/4 ml
57 - 62 lbs 2 1/2 ml (1/2 tsp)
63 - 68 lbs 2 3/4 ml
69 - 75 lbs 3 ml
76 - 87 lbs 3 1/2 ml
88 - 100 lbs 4 ml
101 - 112 lbs 4 1/2 ml
>112 lbs 5 ml (1 tsp)

For serious acute conditions - It is recommended to provide three dosages per day. When your animal is doing better you may try reducing dosages to twice daily and see how they do with that schedule.

For chronic conditions - You may provide two to three times daily. If your animal does not respond to two dosages they will need three until they show improvement and then you may reduce to two dosages daily and see how they do.

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.

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 breathe 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.

How long does it usually take for this herbal remedy to work?
Well, that is a difficult question to answer because each animal and his/her situation is unique. Sometimes benefits are seen immediately within a day or two and other times it may be a couple of weeks. We would say that you should see some sort of improvement within three to four weeks. If you don’t see improvement please contact us in case we can make other suggestions - perhaps there is a more appropriate remedy etc. Remember, these are not pharmaceutical drugs that have a dramatic affect on the body. What we are trying to accomplish with our herbal remedies and other supplements is to increase the health of weak organs/systems and this can take a little time to accomplish in some cases. Also, please keep in mind that diet and lifestyle play a huge role in the health of your animal(s). If you continue to feed a poor-quality kibble diet or provide repetitive booster vaccinations or use flea/tick chemical products, these will work against what we are trying to accomplish and make it more difficult to improve the health of your dog or cat.

What if my animal is not responding as hoped?
Then you may increase the dosage by 50% and see how that works. Dosage can then be reduced at a later date. If they still do not respond as hoped then please do not just give up, instead contact us by email so we can consider your animal's condition and make further suggestions. Our goal is to succeed and we will help you to the best of our abilities.

What if I have a large dog or I am on a budget?
We understand that providing a large animal with herbal remedies and natural supplements can be a financial burden to some. We would suggest to provide what is within your budget and see how that works. For example, if you have a 100 lb dog that would require 5 mls two to three times daily, figure what is within your budget and try that. It may only be 1 ml or 2 mls two times per day. However, in our experience this is preferable to avoiding the remedy entirely.

Do these herbal remedies have any contraindications?
A contraindication suggests that a particular remedy should not be used in certain health conditions or along with certain medications. If any are present they will be indicated at the bottom of this page under Contraindications.

Can I use this herbal remedy along with my pet’s medication(s)?
Generally, the answer to this question is “yes” with some caveats. As mentioned previously, if any contraindications are present they will be indicated at the bottom of this page. In addition, keep in mind that our herbal remedies often duplicate the actions of medications. For example, our heart tonic will help to dilate blood vessels and lower blood pressure mimicking the action of certain drugs used for heart failure or high blood pressure. If this is the case, then this should be discussed with your veterinarian as the dosage of the medication may need to be lowered or may even be eliminated entirely. This must be done working in coordination with your veterinarian - please do not take it upon yourself to remove your pet’s medications. If using chemotherapy drugs please discuss this with your vet as well.

What if my vet is not receptive to using natural supplements or herbal remedies?
Well, this is a fairly common occurrence unfortunately. The decision will have to be yours on how to handle this. Try discussing with your vet how important it is to you to try a more natural approach. If this doesn’t work and they are unreceptive then you have only two choices: do it their way or find a veterinarian that you can work with to better the health of your dog or cat. We know what we’d do!

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.

Dropper for Dogs and Cats Herbal Medicine

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
4 oz (2 or 3 servings per day)
120 or 80 60 or 40 45 or 30 30 or 20

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.

Contraindications: The herb licorice in this formula can be contraindicated in cases of high blood pressure (hypertension) and 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.

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My 13-year-old cat was diagnosed with low IgA, along with hyperthyroidism. His symptoms included extreme fatigue, lethargy, frequent vomiting, chronic diarrhea, chronic sinusitis, and severe weight loss, and loss of muscle mass. Our holistic vet wanted to give him synthetic cortisol treatments in the form of hormone injections and oral supplementation, and prescribed numerous vitamin supplements, all of which were synthetic. Giving our cat any type of pill has proven futile over the years, so I was thrilled to find The Pet Health & Nutrition Center's numerous products that contain whole food organic herbs, and herbal remedies are all formulated in organic vegetable glycerin. While giving anything to our cat orally by pill is a total disaster, administering the herbal tonics is a dream! I cannot praise the Adrenal Tonic enough because it quickly seemed to jump start our kitty's production of IgA, and after only 4 months no longer need to give it to him. Additionally, the Hyperthyroid Tonic also quickly seems to have gotten his hyperthyroidism under control. After progressing through several additional products (Colostrum, Digestive Enzymes and Probiotics, Allergy Relief), currently he is only getting Allergy Relief twice a day, and the Digestive Enzymes and Probiotics. For three years we had tried and thrown away countless bottles of supplements and herbal remedies that never helped, gone to countless vets, and our cat's health only continued to deteriorate to the point where in January 2016, he had lost half of his body weight, spent his days doing nothing but sleeping and looking miserable. His toys lay untouched. He was so ill that we were seriously considering having him euthanized. I am so grateful to Maria and Phil for not only saving our sweet boy's life, but completely turning it around. He has a long road of recovery still ahead of him, but already he is regaining weight, muscle mass, his vomiting has stopped, his diarrhea has cleared up, his chronic sinusitis is totally controlled without the use of antibiotics, and the kitty we know and love has begun to return to us. Once again he follows me around the house, bounds up the stairs, and best of all, is playing with his toys again. I have only the highest praise for The Pet Health & Nutrition Center and am so grateful to have found them.
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