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Thorne Research Bio-Cardio Dog & Cat Supplement

Bio-Cardio 120 Capsules

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For cats and dogs.

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.

  • Support cardiac muscle function
  • Promote oxygen utilization
  • Enhance physical stamina

A number of dietary supplements, 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.

Thorne Research Bio-Cardio combines the antioxidant and cardio-protective qualities of CoQ10 with other cardio-protective nutrients and botanicals. Research on CoQ10 in animals demonstrates it promotes the heart's oxygen utilization and helps maintain a healthy myocardium.

Certain amino acids are essential to cardiac function. Supplementation of taurine for supporting healthy cardiac function in cats has been well established, because unlike humans and dogs, cats do not make taurine. Thus, in the feline population, taurine is considered an essential amino acid. L-carnitine is essential for cellular energy production in the mitochondria and supports muscle metabolism, including the heart muscle. Supplementation has been shown to improve appetite and exercise tolerance in dogs. Dimethylglycine enhances oxygen usage and improves muscle metabolism.

Vitamin E provides essential antioxidant activity in fat-soluble tissues; selenium is a necessary cofactor for glutathione peroxidase. Maintaining a healthy level of antioxidants to balance oxidative stress is essential for all tissues of the body, including the heart.

Magnesium and potassium are essential minerals for healthy cardiac contractility and maintaining already normal heart rhythm; magnesium is essential for regulating 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, Tribulus, and Terminalia, which contribute to healthy heart muscle function, and Eleutherococcus, an adaptogen, which promotes physical stamina.

Available in 120 Capsules.

Review Rating: 5

Country of Origin: USA

Manufacturer: Thorne Research

Shipping Weight: 0.1

Ingredients
L-Carnitine 140 mg
Taurine 140 mg
Desiccated Heart (Bovine) 70 mg
Hawthorn extract (flowering tops) (Crataegus laevigata) 70 mg
Eleuthero extract (root) (Eleutherococcus senticosus) 70 mg
d-Alpha-Tocopheryl (Vitamin E) (70 IU) 58 mg
Dimethylglycine (Hydrochloride) 35 mg
Coenzyme Q-10 20 mg
Arjuna extract (bark) (Terminalia arjuna) 17.5 mg
Tribulus terrestris extract 17.5 mg
Magnesium (Citrate-Malate) 500 mcg
Potassium (Citrate-Malate) 100 mcg
Selenium (Picolinate) 7 mcg

Inactive Ingredients - Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Leucine, Natural bacon flavoring, Silicon Dioxide

Suggested Use

For Cats (all): 1/2 capsule daily

For Dogs (all): 1 capsule per 25 lbs of body weight daily

Warning

  • Ingredients in this product have not been adequately tested for use in pregnancy or lactation.
  • If animal is pregnant, lactating, or might become pregnant while taking this product, consult your veterinarian before using. Safe use in pregnant animals or animals intended for breeding has not been proven.
  • 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 other animals.
  • In case of accidental overdose, contact a health professional immediately.

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Thorne Research Bio-Cardio Dog & Cat Supplement
 
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4.0

Good product

By Maggiemae

from Fort Worth, Texas

About Me Long-time Pet Owner

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Pros

  • Dogs Readily Accept
  • Easy To Administer
  • Gentle
  • No Side Effects

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Has All Needed Supplement
    • Older Pets
    • Treat Specific Illnesses

    Comments about Thorne Research Bio-Cardio Dog & Cat Supplement:

    This is the only heart supplement I have found that has all the recommended supplements in one capsule for CHF for a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel like L-Carnitine, L-Taurine, Hawthorne, Co-Enzyme Q10, and Potassium. And I don't have to disguise it with a piece of cheese. I just drop it in his food and he eats it right up.

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    4.0

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    By rr

    from Lombard IL

    About Me Long-time Pet Owner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • No Side Effects

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Treat Specific Illnesses

      Comments about Thorne Research Bio-Cardio Dog & Cat Supplement:

      makes it easier to get several nutrients all in one pill, I just wish the pills could be a little smaller, since many dogs with heart failure are small.

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      5.0

      What an amazing difference!

      By Robyn the cat lover

      from Roseville, CA

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about Thorne Research Bio-Cardio Dog & Cat Supplement:

      My two cats were diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Bio Cardio was suggested as a supplement and what a difference it has made. They went from lethargic to renewed. This is the best product I have ever purchased for them!!!

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