Canine Geriatric Basics - 120 Capsules

by Thorne Research

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Quantity per Container: 120 Capsules
Item Number: TR1291
Serving Size: 1 Capsule Servings per Container: 120
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    Your dog is more than just a pet: he or she is part of your family. As dogs age‚ they’re like old friends. That’s why it’s only natural that you want to do everything possible to keep him or her healthy for as long as possible. A nutritional supplement like Thorne Research’s Canine Geriatric Basics can help you do that.

    Unsurprisingly‚ dogs in their later years have greater requirements for certain nutrients‚ which are commonly missing‚ even from a balanced diet. As the aging process continues‚ the number of possible canine health problems grows. The duration and severity of these ailments can be alleviated with effectively targeted supplementation that features a combination of wellness-promoting vitamins‚ minerals‚ amino acids‚ and plant extracts. Canine Geriatric Basics has been specifically formulated to deliver those benefits.

    Its exclusive‚ powerful formula includes the precise amino acids needed by aging dogs to enhance their production of neurotransmitters. L-tyrosine is an amino acid that generates valuable catecholamines such as dopamine‚ epinephrine‚ and norepinephrine. In extensive clinical studies‚ DL-Phenylalanine was shown to block enkephalinase‚ which increases the levels of enkephalins and endorphins in the central nervous system. Canine Geriatric Basics also supplies flavonoids and coenzyme Q10‚ as well as other potent antioxidants that slow the oxidative damage done to the aging canine body.

    Similar to aging in humans‚ the aging process of dogs may also adversely affect the brain; this can result in decreased production of neurotransmitters‚ decreased synaptic density‚ and the degeneration of neuronal membrane integrity. Phosphatidylserine is included in this supplement due to its positive impact on neuronal membranes; it provides support of lipid membrane components while increasing the supplies and improving functioning of hormones such as acetylcholine‚ norepinephrine‚ serotonin‚ and dopamine. Meanwhile‚ acetyl-L-carnitine boosts your dog’s levels of acetylcholine‚ another neurotransmitter.

    Bilberry is another natural ingredient contained in these vegetarian capsules because of its beneficial effects on vision‚ which often declines with age. Since—just like people—older dogs tend to be more vulnerable to the harmful effects of stress; this formula also includes two adrenal adaptogenic herbs: Eleutherococcus and ashwagandha. Both have been shown to promote stress reduction.

    Try giving your pooch Canine Geriatric Basic by Thorne Research today‚ and help extend his or her golden years.

    Thorne Research strives to provide pure‚ high-quality supplements to people looking to enhance their health and well-being. Its products are commonly used in prestigious research studies‚ and are recommended by many doctors and health care practitioners. The company always goes the extra mile to ensure that Thorne Research dietary supplements are safe and effective for immune-compromised‚ allergic‚ and chemically sensitive patients.

    These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not meant to diagnose‚ treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before starting any exercise or nutritional supplement program or before using these or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.

  • MFG # V937
  • UPC # 693749099376
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Active Ingredients per Capsule:

Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) 62 mg.

Lactalbumin Protein 50 mg.

d-Alpha Tocopheryl (Vitamin E) (50 IU) 41.3 mg.

Ashwagandha extract (root) (Withania somnifera) 25 mg.

DL-Phenylalanine 25 mg.

L-Glutamine 25 mg.

L-Tyrosine 25 mg.

Bilberry extract (fruit) (Vaccinium myrtillus) 15 mg.

Coenzyme Q10 15 mg.

Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5) 10 mg.

Carrot powder 10 mg.

Mixed Bioflavonoids 10 mg.

Niacinamide 10 mg.

Riboflavin 5'-Phosphate Sodium (Vitamin B2) 10 mg.

Thiamin (Thiamin HCl) 10 mg.

Pyridoxal 5'-Phosphate (Vitamin B6) 7 mg.

Acetyl-L-Carnitine (Acetyl-L-Carnitine Chloride) 6.2 mg.

Phosphatidylserine Isolate 6.2 mg.

Alpha Lipoic Acid 5 mg.

Choline Citrate 5 mg.

Eleuthero extract (root) (Eleutherococcus senticosus) 5 mg.

Gamma Linolenic Acid (Borage Seed Oil Powder) 5 mg.

Niacin 3 mg.

L-Methionine 2 mg.

Inositol 1 mg.

Vitamin A Palmitate (750 IU) 600 mcg.

Magnesium (Citrate-Malate) 500 mcg.

Zinc (Picolinate) 500 mcg.

Iron (Picolinate) 250 mcg.

Potassium (Citrate-Malate) 100 mcg.

Chromium (Chelidamate Arginate)* 20 mcg.

Biotin 10 mcg.

Copper (Picolinate) 10 mcg.

Folate (5-Methyltetrahydrofolate) 10 mcg.

Iodine (Potassium Iodide) 10 mcg.

Methylcobalamin (Vitamin B12) 10 mcg.

Vitamin K1 5 mcg.

Vitamin D3 (75 IU) 1.9 mcg.

Inactive Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule‚ Microcrystalline Cellulose‚ Natural Bacon Flavoring‚ Silicon Dioxide.

*Thorne Vet's trade name for Chromium (4 oxopyridine‚2‚6-carboxylate‚ arginate) is Ultrachrome®. Its use in this product is protected by U.S. Patent No. 5‚665‚385.

Dogs: 1 capsule per 25 lbs body weight daily

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.

May be contraindicated in subjects with hypertension and anxiety. May be hypoglycemic.

Potential for long term effects.

For animal use only.

Keep out of the reach of children and animals. In case of accidental overdose‚ contact a health professional immediately.

WARNING: Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. Keep this product out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose‚ call a doctor or a poison control center 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.

  • Egg Free
  • Gluten Free
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup Free
  • Nut Free
  • Peanut Free

Ratings and Reviews

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  • Average Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars
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  • Recommended by vet

    from Tacoma on 12/24/2014
    Just started using Canine Geriatric Basics by Thorne Research with two elderly medium sized dogs, not sure if it's helping yet.




    Have to give 3 by mouth.
    I would recommend this item to a friend.

    from OK on 12/16/2014
    Canine Geriatric Basics by Thorne Research Provides Stamina for older dogs. 
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
  • Great Product!

    from OK on 12/16/2014
    Canine Geriatric Basics by Thorne Research is able to provide more stamina for aged pet.
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
  • Verified Buyer

    Great product!

    from MA on 11/16/2012
    Canine Geriatric was recommended for my dogs Rosie (12) and Scout (3) by our holistic vet. She recommends it for young and old dogs alike. We have been using it for a couple of years now. Youd never know Rosie was 12!
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
  • Verified Buyer

    Excellent product!

    from North Carolina on 11/23/2011
    My 13 year old dog was so sick. The vet bill was through the roof and I really thought we were losing her. We were preparing for the worst. After days of IVs she began a long slow recovery process. Thats when I found these Canine Geriatric Basics by Thorne Research. She had lost most of her coat and the vet said it might not grow back. Well--she now looks like a puppy--is absolutely thriving--and her coat is unlike anything she ever had before. Its luxuriously full and silken and doesnt mat like it did before. Apparently the coat is a reflection of the internal nutritional transformation. I cannot recommend these vitamins highly enough! Soon after our experience my mothers dog went through a similar health crisis--she too began the vitamins and is doing very well now.
    I would recommend this item to a friend.

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