Free radicals are produced as a normal consequence of biochemical processes in the body and as a result of increased exposure to environmental and/or dietary xenobiotics. Although free radicals can cause damage to the body, at the same time they can be beneficial components of the immune response, hepatic cytochrome p450-mediated detoxification, and regulation of smooth muscle tone. An imbalance in the pro-oxidant versus antioxidant processes (oxidative stress) is thought to contribute to ill health.
- Antioxidant nutrients and botanicals
- Broad-spectrum antioxidant support
- Neutralize free radicals
Thorne Research Small Animal Antioxidant was designed to provide a broad-spectrum nutrient and botanical antioxidant formula. While antioxidants have broad activity within the cells or cell membranes of the body, certain antioxidant nutrients and botanicals appear to have a particular affinity for certain bodily tissues. The following chart represents a generalized approach to identifying tissue specificity, although it is not an exhaustive list of organs or tissues that can benefit from a particular nutrient or botanical.
|ANTIOXIDANT ||TISSUE AFFINITY|
|Vitamin C ||Antioxidant in water-soluble environments, such as within the cell cytosol|
|Vitamin E ||Provides antioxidant support in fat-soluble environments such as cell membranes|
|Vitamin A ||Fat-soluble antioxidant with particular affinity for skin and other epithelial tissues|
|Mixed Carotenoids ||Important plant-pigment antioxidants from algae; pro-vitamin A; affinity for skin and other epithelium|
|Milk Thistle ||Particular affinity for the liver, a site of significant oxidative stress due to its detoxification functions|
|Grape Seed Extract ||Special affinity for blood vessel and collagen support|
|Selenium ||A cofactor for glutathione peroxidase; protects cells from lipid peroxidation|
|Antioxidant in both fat- and water-soluble environments; special affinity for nerve cell membranes and the liver|
Available in 120 Capsules
Country of Origin: USA
Manufacturer: Thorne Research
Shipping Weight: 0.3
Active Ingredients per Capsule
Curcumin Phytosome* (Curcuma longa extract (root) / Phosphatidylcholine complex) (CurcuVET®) 25 mg
Milk Thistle extract (fruit) (Silybum marianum) 25 mg
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) 25 mg
Grape Seed Extract 20 mg
Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone 20 mg
N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine 20 mg
Trans-Resveratrol 20 mg
Glutathione (Reduced) 15 mg
Glutamic Acid 15 mg
d-Alpha Tocopheryl (Vitamin E) (12 IU) 10 mg
Quercetin (water-soluble) 10 mg
Glycine 6 mg
Carrot Powder 5 mg
Sulforaphane Glucosinolate (from broccoli seed extract) 5 mg
* This product uses Indena S.p.A.'s curcumin phytosome (CurcuVET®). CurcuVET is a registered trademark of Indena S.p.A.
Other Ingredients - Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Natural Bacon Flavoring, Silicon Dioxide
This product contains Milk Thistle
, which may interfere with the update of P450 drugs.
Cats: 1 capsule daily
Dogs: 2 capsules per 25 lbs body weight daily
- Safety during nursing has not been proven
- If animal's condition worsens or does not improve, stop product administration and consult your veterinarian.
- Potential drug interactions.
- May be GI irritant.
- Do not use in high doses with anticoagulant drugs or in patients with stomach ulcers.
- Not to be used with blood thinners
- 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.