Hyperthyroid Tonic for cats and dogs is an herbal tincture formulated by a certified Master Herbalist. It contains organic herbs that help to reduce elevated levels of free thyroid hormones while offering tonifying support for the nervous system and the heart which can be affected by this imbalance.
Hyperthyroidism is a condition primarily seen in cats in which there is over-activity of the thyroid gland which leads to hypermetabolism resulting in nervousness, rapid pulse rate and weight loss. This is a serious condition and this formula should be used in consultation with your veterinarian. Working in conjunction with your vet, your animal's medication can often be reduced or even eliminated when using this formula along with a healthy, whole food diet.
✓ 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 blend of USDA Organic herbs in a 1:5 ratio of herb to menstruum:
Bugleweed Herb (Lycopus virginicus), Motherwort Herb, (Leonurus cardiaca), Scullcap Herb (Scutellaria lateriflora), Holy Basil Leaf* (Ocimum tenuiflorum), Hawthorn Berries (Crataegus laevigata) and Lemon Balm Leaf (Melissa officinalis)
*Replaces Ashwagandha in formula
Organic vegetable glycerin, distilled water. Alcohol Free!
Bugleweed - Inhibits over-production of thyroid hormones helping to balance thyroid function.
Motherwort - An excellent heart tonic and a specific for palpitations brought on by anxiety or other causes.
Scullcap - A versatile nervine that is beneficial for a variety of nervous system disorders.
Holy Basil Leaf - In India this herb is known as the “elixir of anti-aging". Studies suggest that holy basil helps an animal fight fatigue and stress; boosts the immune system; and regulates blood sugar, blood pressure and hormone levels.
Hawthorn Berries - These berries nourish, strengthen and tone the heart muscle making this herb a respected heart tonic.
Lemon Balm - A calming herb that also has well documented hormone regulating effects and beneficial activity with Graves’ Disease (autoimmune hyperthyroidism).
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.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.