Small animal cardiac support - Recommended for optimal cardiovascular functioning.
- supports cardiac muscle function
- promotes oxygen utilization
- enhances physical stamina
- contains CoQ10, a potent antioxidant necessary for every cell
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, one in 10 dogs suffers from poor cardiovascular health. Although some dogs have a genetic predisposition to cardiovascular problems, other factors such as nutritional deficiencies and obesity can certainly contribute.
A number of animal health products, including coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), vitamin E, L-carnitine, taurine, potassium, and magnesium have generated positive research results in helping to maintain a healthy heart. In addition, various botanical substances can provide cardiac support.
Bio-Cardio for small animals combines the unique antioxidant and cardio-protective qualities of CoQ10 with other cardio-protective ingredients and botanicals. Research on CoQ10 in animals demonstrates that it promotes the heart's oxygen utilization and helps maintain a healthy myocardium.
Certain amino acids support good cardiac function. For example, supplementation with taurine to support healthy cardiac function in cats is well established, because unlike humans and dogs, cats are unable to synthesize taurine. L-carnitine promotes cellular energy production in the mitochondria and supports muscle metabolism, including the heart muscle. Supplementation with L-carnitine has been shown to improve appetite and exercise tolerance in dogs. Dimethylglycine enhances oxygen usage and also improves muscle metabolism.
Maintaining a healthy level of antioxidants to balance oxidative stress is essential for all tissues of the body, including the heart. Vitamin E provides essential antioxidant activity in fat-soluble tissues; selenium is a necessary cofactor for glutathione peroxidase.
Magnesium and potassium are necessary for healthy cardiac contractility and for maintaining a healthy heart rhythm; magnesium supports vascular smooth muscle tone. Deficiencies of these two minerals often occur concurrently; therefore, it is essential to replete both of them.
Botanicals in Bio-Cardio include Crataegus laevigata (hawthorn extract), Tribulus terrestris extract, and Terminalia arjuna (arjuna extract), all of which contribute to healthy heart muscle functioning. Eleutherococcus senticosus (eleuthero root extract), an adaptogen, is added to support physical stamina.
Supplement FactsServing Size:
1 vcapsuleServings per Container:
Directions for Use: Cats: ½ capsule daily
Dogs: 1 capsule per 25 lbs body weight daily
Other Directions: For use in cats and dogs only.
Safety during pregnancy is a concern. If animal's condition worsens or does not improve, stop product administration and consult your veterinarian. Federal law prohibits the off-label use of this product in ruminants.
May be contraindicated in subjects with hypertension and anxiety. May be hypoglycemic. Not recommended for long term use.
For animal use only. Keep out of the reach of children and animals. In case of accidental overdose, contact a health professional immediately.
The Cautions and Warnings for individual Thorne Vet products are required to be included on the label by the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) and were written by the NASC's Scientific Advisory Risk Assessment Committee.
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value
L-Carnitine (L-Carnitine L-Tartrate)
Desiccated Heart (Bovine)
Hawthorn extract (flowering tops) (Crataegus laevigata)
Eleuthero extract (root) (Eleutherococcus senticosus)
d-Alpha Tocopheryl (Vitamin E) (70 IU)
Arjuna extract (bark) (Terminalia arjuna)
Tribulus terrestris extract
* Daily value not established
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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