Description | See IngredientsBio-Cardio by Thorne Research is a natural supplement for supporting heart health in dogs and cats.
- Heart health support for dogs and cats
- Supports cardiac muscle function
- Promotes oxygen utilization
- Enhances physical stamina
- Contains CoQ10, a potent antioxidant necessary for every cell
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 hearts 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.
Ingredients | Back to TopActive Ingredients Per Capsule:
L-Carnitine (L-Carnitine L-Tartrate) 140mg
Desiccated Heart (Bovine) 70mg
Hawthorn extract (flowering tops) (Crataegus laevigata) 70mg
Eleuthero extract (root) (Eleutherococcus senticosus) 70mg
d-Alpha Tocopheryl (Vitamin E) (70 IU) 58mg
Dimethylglycine (Hydrochloride) 35mg
Coenzyme Q10 20mg
Arjuna extract (bark) (Terminalia arjuna) 17.5mg
Tribulus terrestris extract 17.5mg
Magnesium (Citrate-Malate) 500mcg
Potassium (Citrate-Malate) 100mcg
Selenium (Picolinate) 7mcg
Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Leucine, Natural Bacon Flavoring, Silicon Dioxide.
For use in cats and dogs only. Recommended for optimal cardiovascular functioning.
Cats: 1/2 capsule daily
Dogs: 1 capsule per 25 lbs body weight daily
Cautions and Warnings:
Safety during pregnancy is a concern. If animals 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 NASCs Scientific Advisory Risk Assessment Committee.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.