By Thorne Vet
Bio-Cardio combines the antioxidant potential of CoQ10 with other cardio-protective nutrients and botanicals. Because Bio-Cardio promotes oxygen utilization it enhances the animal's physical stamina. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, one in 10 dogs suffers from poor cardiovascular health. Bio-Cardio combines the unique antioxidant and cardio-protective qualities of CoenzymeQ10 (CoQ10) with the amino acid taurine, whose support for healthy cardiac function in cats is well established.
In addition, other ingredients in Bio-Cardio include L-carnitine, which has been shown to improve appetite and exercise tolerance in dogs; vitamin E, which provides essential antioxidant activity in all tissues including the heart; and magnesium and potassium, which are necessary for healthy cardiac contractility and for maintaining a healthy heart rhythm. Three botanical ingredients – Crataegus laevigata (hawthorn extract) and Terminalia arjuna (arjuna extract), which contribute to healthy heart muscle function, and Eleutherococcus senticosus (eleuthero root extract), an adaptogen that supports physical stamina – are also included in the Bio-Cardio formula.
• For use in cats and dogs only.
• Recommended for optimal cardiovascular functioning.
L-Carnitine (L-Carnitine Tartrate) 140 mg
Taurine 140 mg
Hawthorn extract (flowering tops) (Crataegus laevigata) 70 mg
Eleuthero extract (root) (Eleutherococcus senticosus) 70 mg
d-Alpha Tocopheryl (Vitamin E) (70 IU) 58 mg
Coenzyme Q10 20 mg
Arjuna extract (bark) (Terminalia arjuna) 35 mg
Magnesium (Citrate-Malate) 500 mcg
Potassium (Citrate-Malate) 100 mcg
Inactive ingredients (soft chew matrix): Arabic gum, buffered white distilled vinegar, canola oil, citric acid, guar gum, maltodextrin, natural poultry flavor, rosemary extract, sunflower lecithin, sunflower oil, sweet potato powder, tapioca starch, vegetable glycerin.
Directions for use:
Cats: 1/2 chew daily
Dogs: 1 chew per 25 pounds body weight daily