Thorne Research Gastriplex Dog & Cat Supplement

Gastriplex 180 Capsules

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For cats and dogs.

Thorne Research Gastriplex gastrointestinal/digestive support for small animals addresses such issues as indiscretion in eating (like from a garbage can), poor quality pet foods, and stress can all contribute to digestive upset in our companion animals.

  • Support a healthy GI tract
  • Decrease gut permeability to minimize absorption of allergenic proteins
  • Provide healthy probiotics to support digestion

Intolerance to certain foods is commonly seen in veterinary practice. While avoiding feeding the foods an animal is intolerant to can support a healthy GI tract, treating the cause is also essential. Increased gut permeability that allows for absorption of larger protein fragments is often at the root of the problem. By improving gut integrity and decreasing the gut's permeability, the animal's sensitivity to foods can be greatly reduced.

Gastriplex is a comprehensive intestinal support product that combines nutrients for mucosal support and gut integrity with probiotics and nutrients that support the body's normal inflammatory response.

Glutamine plays a key role in maintaining mucosal cell integrity and gut barrier function. Glutamine also enhances the gut's immune function, in part by increasing the production of secretory immunoglobulin a (sIgA), an antibody that promotes immunity. N-acetyl D-glucosamine (NAG) also helps maintain normal intestinal permeability. It enhances mucus production and is involved in the biosynthesis of glycosaminoglycans, the building blocks of connective tissue.

Saccharomyces boulardii is a probiotic yeast that decreases intestinal permeability. Like glutamine, this beneficial yeast exerts its protective effect on the GI tract by increasing the production of sIgA. Lactobacillus sporogenes is a safe, effective probiotic that survives in stomach acid and produces L(+) lactic acid in the intestine. Probiotics are successfully used to help maintain a healthy GI tract.

Slippery elm, a demulcent and emollient, provides soothing protection for the mucus membranes of the intestinal tract. Deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) supports a healthy intestinal lining by helping to increase blood flow and maintain normal muscle relaxation.

Quercetin, an abundant dietary flavonoid, has significant positive action in the intestinal tract. Gastriplex contains Thorne Research's patented quercetin chalcone, which, because it's water-soluble, makes it a highly bioavailable form of quercetin.

Available in 180 Capsules

Review Rating: 3

Manufacturer: Thorne Research

Shipping Weight: 0.35

Ingredients
N-Acetyl-D-Glucosamine 125 mg
L-Glutamine 100 mg
Slippery Elm (bark) (Ulmus rubra) 100 mg
Deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) (root) (Glycrrhiza spp.) 25 mg
Bacillus coagulans 25 mg
Quercetin (water soluble) 25 mg
Saccharomyces boulardii 25 mg
Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5) 12.5 mg
Folic Acid 50 mcg

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

Suggested Use

For Cats - 1 capsule daily

For Dogs - 1 capsule per 15 lbs of body weight daily

Caution

  • Safety during pregnancy is a concern.
  • Consult with your veterinarian before using this product in animals
    • With clotting disorders
    • Being treated with anticoagulant medications
    • With diabetes
    • Any metabolic disorder causing hyperglycemia
    • With a history of urinary tract stones
    • With known allergies to shellfish
  • If lameness worsens discontinue use and contact your veterinarian.
  • Administer during or after the animal has eaten to reduce incidence of gastrointestinal upset.

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Thorne Research Gastriplex Dog & Cat Supplement
 
4.2

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • No side effects (10)
  • Gentle (9)
  • Effective (8)
  • Good value (8)
  • Long-lasting (3)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily care (8)
  • Older pets (5)
  • Treat specific illness (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Long-time pet owner (10)

Reviewed by 12 customers

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5.0

Sensitive Digestive Life Saver!

By Goldens

from New Hope, PA

About Me Long-Time Pet Owner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Effective
  • Gentle
  • Good Value
  • Long-Lasting
  • No Side Effects

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Care
    • Larger Pets
    • Older Pets
    • Smaller Pets
    • Treat Specific Illness
    • Younger Pets

    Comments about Thorne Research Gastriplex Dog & Cat Supplement:

    Gastriplex has been wonderful in stabilizing my dog's digestive system when nothing else worked. Six vets and endless diets were of no value in stopping the loose smelly stools and digestive upset. Two capsules twice a day plus one Herbsmith Microflora twice a day have gotten rid of the problem. Wrap in a little organic cream cheese and down the go although small dogs might need the contents of the capsule emptied into their food.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Wonderful product

    By Goldens

    from New Hope, PA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Effective
    • Gentle
    • Good Value
    • Long-Lasting
    • No Side Effects

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Care

      Comments about Thorne Research Gastriplex Dog & Cat Supplement:

      My golden has a very sensitive digestive system and none of the vets at six hospitals could come up with a solution. Giving two of these Gastriples capsules (he weighs 86 lbs) in the morning and two GI Support in the evening has made him totally normal. I only use both because they have slightly different ingredients. Cannot recommend these products enough and onlynaturalpet.com gives good prices and sometimes coupons.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good results for on-going problem

      By lazypooch

      from WV

      About Me Long-Time Pet Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Effective
      • Gentle
      • No Side Effects

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Care
        • Older Pets
        • Treat Specific Illness

        Comments about Thorne Research Gastriplex Dog & Cat Supplement:

        My dog has a habit of eating stuff (poop) he picks up on our walks, resulting in upset digestion and colitis. This product helps to keep his digestion on an even keel.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Gastriplex has given our dog extra months of life

        By BMD lover

        from Slidell, LA

        About Me Long-Time Pet Owner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Effective
        • Gentle
        • Good Value
        • No Side Effects

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Care
          • Older Pets
          • Treat Specific Illness

          Comments about Thorne Research Gastriplex Dog & Cat Supplement:

          Our very elderly BMD had chronic diarrhea and her quality of life was diminishing. Gastriplex has given her a new lease on life. Her stools are back to normal and she is no longer picking at her food.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Did Nothing

          By JC

          from Florida

          About Me Long-Time Pet Owner

          Pros

            Cons

            • Ineffective

            Best Uses

              Comments about Thorne Research Gastriplex Dog & Cat Supplement:

              I bought this product because I read the first 5-star review of a dog w/ the exact symptoms as mine -- intestinal gurgling followed by refusal to eat .My dog also gets diarrhea after one of these episodes, which come every 2-3 weeks. Unlike the lab/mix in the 5-star review, this did nothing for my 1 1/2 yr. old Irish setter. I'm not sure if it made him worse, but the gurgles came as usual despite what I feed him. He takes an ultra human probiotic VSL#3; prozyme. He's had 3 allergy tests -- he's sensitive to many foods/grains; he'shad extensive lab tests (blood, fecal culture, ultrasound, x-rays) . I was truly hoping this product would help repair his little gut -- but nothing. So, I suppose it's worth a try, but my experience w/ all of these homeopathic-type remedies is that that make big promises w/little to know results and all you have is a dog w/ no improvement and one more expensive med on your shelf. I eased my boy onto this product over a 2 week period. He was on the 4 caps a day for his weight for 3 days when he got another attack of tummy rumbles. Definitely not worth the price for him. Actually these companies should take the product back if it doesn't work, but they don't -- so the customer gets no results and has to pay for it. Not good.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I think this really helped my dogs IBD

              By Emma, The girl with lots of animals

              from NY, NY

              About Me Long-Time Pet Owner

              Pros

              • Effective
              • Gentle
              • Good Value
              • Long-Lasting
              • No Side Effects

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Care
                • Older Pets
                • Treat Specific Illness

                Comments about Thorne Research Gastriplex Dog & Cat Supplement:

                I have been giving this to my 12 year old Cardigan Welsh Corgi to help deal with her Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and I think this has really helped. She is less bloated than she used to be, and she gets loose stools almost never now. She seems to feel less pain in her tummy, because she used to be tired and bloated and have tummy aches (she would wince when pressure was applied to her stomach). Now thats not a problem. This medicine is a little expensive BUT ITS WORTH IT! The bottle comes with 180 capsules, which is alot! It lasts for like many months. My last bottle lasted 5 months. I bought another bottle, and would recommend this to any pet owners who have animals that have ANY gastrointestinal issues. I think it is best used along with a good probiotic and digestive enzymes supplement.

                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Awesome product, wouldn't be without it

                By Sugar Kitty Mama

                from Round Rock Tx

                About Me Long-Time Pet Owner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Effective
                • Gentle
                • Good Value
                • No Side Effects

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Care

                  Comments about Thorne Research Gastriplex Dog & Cat Supplement:

                  I use this for my 14yr old diabetic cat who had a scary bout of pancreatitis. He takes 1 pill every day. We found this a much more beneficial product than the anything the vet recommended and now after seeing our results, the vet recommends this!

                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Life saving product

                  By Animal lover

                  from Statesboro, GA

                  About Me Long-Time Pet Owner

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to administer
                  • Effective
                  • Gentle
                  • Good Value
                  • No Side Effects

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Care
                    • Older Pets
                    • Smaller Pets
                    • Treat Specific Illness

                    Comments about Thorne Research Gastriplex Dog & Cat Supplement:

                    We have a 15 year old Schnauzer who has not always had gastrointestinal problems, but once she developed them, our vet couldn't seem to find an effective treatment. It was difficult to watch our sweet companion suffer with chronic diarrhea without being able to find her some relief.We found a food that lessened the occurrences, but it was not a cure as she still suffered pretty regular bouts of very loose stool. When I noted that some of the successful reviews I read were from geriatric dog owners, I decided to try Gastriplex. The results, in our dog's case, have been totally successful. No former treatment showed any effectiveness, but since I began putting a capsule into her morning meal, (that's all it takes for her) she has had normal bowel movements, daily. It has given her about 3 months of relief, so far, from almost 2 years of worsening problems. We are so thankful for the development of this wonderful product! I recommend it often, even to our vet...

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    I would buy this product again

                    By Longtime GSD Owner

                    from Vienna, VA

                    About Me Long-Time Pet Owner

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Effective
                    • Gentle
                    • Good Value
                    • No Side Effects

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Care

                      Comments about Thorne Research Gastriplex Dog & Cat Supplement:

                      I use this product to help my 13 year old German Shepherd with her daily digestion.

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      No Relief For IBD Dog

                      By Gangofthree

                      from Sacramento, CA

                      About Me Long-Time Pet Owner

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • No Side Effects

                      Cons

                      • Ineffective

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Thorne Research Gastriplex Dog & Cat Supplement:

                        Although this product has a good ingredient list, it had no effect for my IBD dog. He has since responded positively to high grade human probiotics and digestive enzymes. Worth a try, but for some dogs may not be enough.

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