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 works on 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:
✓ 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.
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.
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. 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|
|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.
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.