Nerve Tonic for dogs and cats helps prevent and repair damage to delicate nerve tissue. This nerve healing remedy is an all-natural, alcohol-free herbal tincture that offers support for debilitating nervous system conditions. It is formulated by a certified Master Herbalist using USDA organic herbs and there is no finer formula available to help with injuries in which nerve tissue has been damaged or continues to be destroyed by the body as is the case with degenerative nerve conditions like degenerative myelopathy. Our Nerve Tonic can also be a very helpful formula for conditions associated with cerebral insufficiency like canine cognitive disorder.
Nerve Tonic contains a neuroregenerative herb called St. John's wort; nerve tonics like skullcap, oatstraw and gotu kola that have a strengthening and tonifying effect on the nervous system; circulatory tonics like ginkgo biloba and cayenne that help bring vital blood flow with oxygen and nutrients to nerve tissue along with ginger root that helps to reduce inflammation caused by tissue damage.
This herbal formula provides a highly researched blend of herbs that work synergistically together to help reduce nerve pain, protect nerves from oxidative damage and promote the regrowth of damaged nerves. However, the primary herb we will focus on is St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum). Studies have shown that this herb contains neuroprotective agents that can protect brain and nervous system health. Research studies show that this herb can inhibit nerve injury (1), prevent inflammatory and oxidative damage to the brain (2), and provide beneficial activity in neurodegenerative disorders (3).
Studies have indicated that the active constituents hypericin and hyperforin are responsible for the beneficial action of this herb, however the single constituent responsible for the activity remains unknown. That is why the "whole extract" should be used as is found in our Nerve Tonic formula.
As mentioned previously, all the herbs in this formula work together synergistically, and this can benefit your aging animal tremendously. However, the herb we will focus on for this discussion is cayenne (Capsicum annuum). Cayenne pepper is a spice with which we are all familiar. Among its abundant constituents is the active constituent capsaicin, that is believed to provide much of its beneficial activity. This herb is a very useful circulatory stimulant. An aging animal can greatly benefit from increased circulation because it helps to deliver blood, with oxygen and nutrients, throughout the body. This can benefit animals with degenerative nerve conditions by delivering nutrients to the brain and extremities, with digestive disorders by promoting the secretion of digestive juices, with constipation by promoting intestinal peristalsis, and in animals with general debility by increasing body heat and overall vitality. By helping to clean and dilate blood vessels, cayenne can help to lower bad LDL cholesterol, lower blood pressure (4) and prevent blood clots helping to improve cardiovascular health.
✓ 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 formula containing the following USDA organic herbs in a 1:5 ratio of herb to menstruum:
St John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum), Ginkgo leaf (Ginkgo biloba), Ginger Root (Zingiber officinale), Oatstraw (Avena sativa), Skullcap herb (Scutellaria lateriflora), Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) and Cayenne (Capsicum anuum).
Other Ingredients: ORGANIC vegetable Glycerin, Distilled water
About the Organic Herbs in this Formula
St. John's wort herb - Contains constituents such as phytosterols and flavonoids that help speed healing of damaged nerve tissue. Highly recommended in cases of nerve damage that occurs with burns, neuralgia, trauma and degenerative conditions.
Ginkgo leaf - Is a blood vessel and circulatory tonic that helps to increase blood flow throughout the body that will help supply important nutrients and oxygen to nerve tissue.
Ginger root - An anti-inflammatory herb that can help reduce inflammation that produces free radicals and a cycle of continued damage to nerve tissue.
Oatstraw - Among the best of the nervous system tonics with mucilaginous properties that make it useful for damage to the myelin sheath.
Skullcap herb - Another nervous system tonic that works well with oatstraw to support and strengthen nerve tissue.
Gotu kola herb - A wonderful nervous system tonic that helps to nourish the brain.
Cayenne - A circulatory tonic that helps improve blood flow, with included nutrients and oxygen, to the extremities.
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|
|8 oz (2 or 3 servings per day)||240 or 160||120 or 80||90 or 60||60 or 40|
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 Contraindication: Because St. John's Wort affects the detoxifying enzyme system in the liver it could speed the removal of certain drugs and they may have to have their dosages adjusted accordingly. It is also contraindicated with certain antidepressent drugs like SSRI's. Please check with your veterinarian if your animal is going to be using medication in addition to this formula.
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