Gastriplex by Thorne Research - Digestive Aid for Dogs and Cats
Gastriplex is beneficial for dogs and cats that suffer from digestive upsets such as vomiting, chronic diarrhea, colitis, food allergies and IBD. Gastriplex contains amino acids, herbs and probiotics to support proper digestion, reduce inflammation and restore the GI tract:
- Slippery Elm to reduce inflammation of intestinal lining
- Glutamine to strengthen the intestinal cells and decrease gut permeability
- Probiotics to restore healthy bacteria and promote proper digestion
Indiscriminate eating habits (such as eating from garbage cans or worse), a poor quality diet, frequent antibiotic use, and stress can all contribute to digestive upset in dogs and cats.
Food allergies and intolerance to certain foods is common in pets. While avoiding the foods an animal is intolerant to is the first step to reducing symptoms, treating the cause is also essential. Increased gut permeability that allows for the undesirable absorption of larger protein fragments is often at the root of the problem. By improving gut integrity and decreasing gut permeability, the animal's sensitivity to foods can be greatly reduced.
Don't just treat your pet's symptoms, treat the underlying causes of many GI disorders.
Each bottles contains 180 capsules
N-Acetyl D-Glucosamine...125 mg.
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. N-Acetyl glucosamine is derived from the outer shells of shellfish. Pets (and people) with shellfish allergies are allergic to the meat of shellfish, not the shell and so N-Acetyl Glucosamine does not usually cause an allergic reaction.
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.
Slippery Elm...100 mg
An herb that contains mucilage which provides soothing protection for the mucus membranes of the gastrointestinal tract. Slippery elm neutralizes stomach acids and soothes inflammation.
Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice (DGL)...25 mg.
Deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) supports a healthy intestinal lining by helping to increase blood flow and maintain normal muscle relaxation.
Lactobacillus Sporogenes (Bacillus Coagulans)...25 mg.
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.
Quercetin Chalcone...25 mg.
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.
Saccharomyces boulardii...25 mg.
Saccharomyces boulardii is a probiotic yeast that decreases intestinal permeability. In numerous clinical studies, Saccharomyces boulardii was found to significantly reduce the symptoms and frequency of acute diarrhea and diarrhea related to colitis, inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome as well as antiobiotic-associated diarrhea.
Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5)...12.5 mg.
Pantothenic acid is converted to Coenzyme A in the colon. Coenzyme A is required for normal carbohydrate and fat metabolism. It is considered especially beneficial with food intolerance.
Folic Acid...50 mcg.
Folic acid is required for DNA synthesis for new cells. Folic acid is commonly deficient in many animals with chronic intestinal disorders.
Inactive Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Leucine, Natural Bacon Flavoring, Silicon Dioxide
Contains ingredients derived from soy and from shellfish (crab and/or shrimp).
Cats: 1 capsule daily.
Dogs: 1 capsule for 15 lbs. body weight
Gastriplex is best given on an empty stomach, throughout the day if schedule permits. If gastric upset occurs, offer the Gastriplex with food. Capsules may be swallowed whole or they may be opened and mixed in with food.
How long will it take to see stools become formed instead of runny after starting Gastriplex?
Chronic conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease will take some time to respond to Gastriplex. Because many gastrointestinal conditions are multi-component, changes in diet are also crucial in helping decrease GI responses. It may take up to a month to see a response with chronic issues.
For use in dogs, cats, and horses only.
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Consult with your veterinarian before using this product in animals with: clotting disorders; being treated with anticoagulant medications; with diabetes or any metabolic disorder causing hyperglycemia; with a history of urinary tract stones; with known allergies to shellfish. Ingredients in this product have not been adequately tested for use in pregnancy or lactation. If animal is pregnant, lactating, or might become pregnant while taking this product, consult your veterinarian before using. Keep out of the reach of children and other animals. In case of accidental overdose, contact a health professional immediately.