Nutraceuticals for behavior and medical conditions (Proceedings)


Nutraceuticals for behavior and medical conditions (Proceedings)

Nov 01, 2009

Advisory board member: Veterinary Institute for Integrative Medicine
          •        Behavioral Issues: Antianxiety/Calming Support: Stress, anxiety, nervousness, hyperactivity, excessive barking, destructive, aggressive behavior, thunderstorm phobia; Envt'l changes: boarding, moving, traveling, separation anxiety, veterinary visits, Clinical success w/ Vetriscience Composure: Nutritional factors
          • Composure has been found to be beneficial to:Pets home alone (in working families with a dog the average time spent home alone by the dog is 9 hours per day)

Pets with separation anxiety, travel anxiety; Pets that require routine Veterinary visits for nail clipping, check ups, minor exams, ear grooming etc.
          • CONCLUSIONS:Composure can be used whenever a pet is in the state of stress. A pet in a state of stress will exhibit increased blood pressure, increased anxiety, increased cortisol production, and increased ACTH levels. Cortisol and ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone) levels in the blood are stress indicators. The components of Composure have been shown to decrease levels of Cortisol and ACTH in vivo. Hemodynamic parameters have also been shown to be positively influenced in animals receiving the bioactive peptides in Composure.

Reference: Gary Pusillo, BS. MS. PHD. PAS. ACAN Dipl.,TECHNICAL BULLETIN COMPOSURE ,A calming support supplement for dogs and cats, Vetriscience Corp, VT
          • Medical Conditions: Urinary Bladder Control: Nutraceutical Formulation: Bladder Strength, Feline & Canine, Vetriscience: Supports Bladder muscle strength, control, antimicrobial support
          • Indications: Spayed, senior pets
          • Ingredients: Pumpkin seed powder, rehmannia, corn silk, saw palmetto extract, olive leaf extract, Vit. B6
          • Immune Support Nutraceuticals
Medicinal Mushrooms, Arabinogalactin (larch tree extract), Olive leaf extract
          • Glutathione/ Dimethyl glycine (DMG), Lysine, Antioxidants: Vits A,C,E, Zinc
          • Grapefruit Seed Extract: OPC's; Chinese Herbs: antimicrobial, antiviral: Astragalus, Codonopsis
          • Lysine:Essential amino acid; Beneficial in vascular integrity; Important in immune function; Key small animal indication: feline herpes conjunctivitis and respiratory diseases; Also beneficial for equine herpes virus
          • Myco-Immune: 7 mushroom combination: Immune enhancers, increase tumor necrosis factor, stimulate macrophage phagocytic activity, imrove NK cell number, stimulate interleukins 1 &2, B-lymphocyte stimulation, improve T-cell ratios, gamma interferon stimulation, improve antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity
          • Myco-Immune: 7 mushroom combination (Thorne Research)
          • Hepatic Support
S-AME: S-Adenosylmethionine (denosyl: Nutramax Corp); Milk Thistle (Marin: Nutramax Corp);; Hepagen C & F: (Thorne res.) nutraceutical combination for liver disease; DMG, Vit B12, Choline Citrate, Methionine, N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine, Milk Thistle (silymarin extract), turmeric, alpha lipoic acid; N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine: supports detoxification, hepatoprotection, antioxidant
          • Gastrointestinal Support: Digestive enzymes; Amino Acids; Weight loss ingredients
Digestive enzyme combination: biogest (thorne): betaine hydrochloride, HCl, pepsin, pancreatin, ox bile; Plantizyme: vegetarian source digestive enzyme formulation (thorne): amylase, protease, lipase, cellulase, lactase; Prozyme: another excellent vegetarian source digestive enzyme formulation
          • Gastrointestinal: Weight Loss: Vetri-lean: weight loss supplement ( VS)
Starch blocker Phase 2 pet: neutralizes starch to induce weight loss; cuts starch digestion by 75%; By blocking starch carb's as a source of energy, dogs forced to burn body fat. Wt loss attributed to loss of fat, not muscle; Study: 15 canines: avg. wt loss of 5% over 8 wks, decreases of 1.44" girth reduction; Safely & naturally reduces absorption of carbohydrate calories