According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, one in 10 dogs has less than optimal 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.
Research on CoQ10 in animals demonstrates that it promotes the utilization of oxygen in the heart and helps maintain the health of the muscular tissue of the heart (the myocardium).
The amino acid L-carnitine promotes cellular energy production in the mitochondria and supports heart muscle metabolism.
Magnesium supports vascular smooth muscle tone. Unlike humans and dogs, cats are unable to synthesize the amino acid taurine, so it must be supplemented.
Cautions and Warnings
For animal use only. Keep out of the reach of children and animals. In case of accidental overdose, contact a health professional immediately.
|Active Ingredients||L-Carnitine (L-Carnitine Tartrate), Taurine, Hawthorn extract (flowering tops) (Crataegus laevigata), Eleuthero extract (root) (Eleutherococcus senticosus), d-Alpha Tocopheryl (Vitamin E) (70 IU), Quercetin Phytosome, Arjuna extract (bark) (Terminalia arjuna), Coenzyme Q10, Iron (II) Bisglycinate, Magnesium (Albion DiMagnesium Malate), Potassium (Tripotassium Citrate)|
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|Inactive Ingredients||Arabic gum, buffered white distilled vinegar, chick pea flour, chicory root, citric acid, coconut glycerin, coconut oil, guar gum, natural hickory smoke flavor, rosemary extract, sunflower lecithin, sunflower oil, tapioca starch.|