Complete canine immune and nutritional support designed for the middle-aged to geriatric dog. Therapeutic levels of key ingredients provide enhanced immune support and help to reduce inflammation and improve joint health to aid in pain management.
60 4 gram tablets
PAIN/BLUE TABS FORMULA FOR DOGS
Over the years, Dr. Ramaekers received numerous testimonies about how good dogs felt when they were on his other two Immune Formulas. So he set about to develop a new product focused on the natural pain relievers and chondro-protectives he already used. He explored the world of turmeric. He studied the attributes of the whole plant as well as its derivatives and extracts. He learned who supplied the best ingredients & blends and which ones seemed to have the greatest ability to be absorbed by the canine digestive track.
His research has also demonstrated the importance of the Synergy of micro-nutrients. He is a firm believer that many of the micro-nutrients that he includes in his formulas facilitate the function of the larger nutrients. This concept of Synergism is really just a reflection of how the body works and what it can accomplish when provided with these essential macro & micro nutrients that he includes in his well balanced formulas.
He has a lot of prior experience and knowledge of the other main ingredients in this formula: MSM (methyl sulfonyl methane), Perna canaliculus, boswellic acid, egg-shell membrane glucosamine and super oxide dismutase. Like the other Immune Tabs formulas, there are some of the immune active ingredients but present in the formula in much lower concentration.
Perna canaliculus is naturally sourced from New Zealand's green lipped mussel. Perna has many beneficial health effects. The most well known is the anti-inflammatory effects on arthritis. The presence of eicosatetraenoic acid (ETA) & glycosaminoglycans help to block inflammation and alleviate joint pain.
Boswellia serrata is an Ayurvedic plant that contains triterpenoids called boswellic acid. Boswellic acid is a potent 5-lipoxygenase inhibitor with anti-arthritic & anti-inflammatory properties. Blocking this enzyme reduces the production of cellular inflammatory chemicals. Boswellia has also been shown in humans to have an anti-asthmatic effect. Which could have importance for dogs with chronic bronchitis. Humans with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis have shown improvement while taking boswellia which could relate to some of the inflammatory response seen in inflammatory bowel disease in dogs. Boswellia also has anti-cancer properties. These would be anti-proliferation, improved cell differentiation and stimulated apoptosis(cell death) of cancer cells. There are also studies showing direct cytotoxic effect on cancer cells. These are all good reasons to have this ingredient included in Dr. Ramaekers' formulas.
He uses egg-shell membrane glycosamines because they are the most bio-available source for hylauronic acid. Hylauronic acid (HA) is part of the glycosaminogly family; it's a complex carbohydrate that's vital to our well-being. Hyaluronic acid fastens onto our collagen & elastin and creates cartilage. It's found in every tissue of our body, and is responsible for carrying out a number of vital functions. Hyaluronic acid assists in the distribution of nutrients to cells that don't possess a blood supply. Cartilage is one example of such cells. The presence of HA in those cells maintains the lubrication of joints and allows them to preserve water for other tissues. By retaining an adequate amount of water, our joints are less likely to turn out to be fragile and weak. HA also aids in the restoration of skin by maintaining its elastin and collagen, encouraging a healthy appearance. Additionally, HA eliminates waste from cells and manages their movement. This results in an activation of our blood's white cells, reviving the immune system to successfully decrease and combat unwanted bacteria.
His goal with this formula was to provide pet owners with a natural non-drug option to control pain and inflammation associated with arthritis and degenerative joint disease. This product can be used in conjunction with drugs for arthritis(NSAIDS) and can usually permit lowering of the drug dosage to help minimize the potential serious side effects from the drugs and even completely eliminate the need for the drug.
IN SUMMARY FOR ALL OF THE IMMUNE PRODUCTS:
- We advise starting natural immune supplementation early and continue is some manner throughout life.
- Remember that periods of stress are times that illness is more likely to develop. Be sure to start or increase the dose of these supplements before the anticipated stressful event or period.
- We suggest using one of our potent Immune Formulas early in the course of therapy for almost any or all acute or chronic medical conditions.
- These products are safe to use as natural integrative supplement with most any traditional drug therapy protocol for dogs.