Gastriplex - Veterinary Gastrointestinal Support
Complete GI support for small animals and horses
- supports a healthy upper and lower GI tract
- provides probiotics to enhance digestion
- supports normal gut permeability
Indiscretion in eating (like from a garbage can), poor quality pet foods, antibiotic use, and stress can all contribute to digestive upset in companion animals.
Intolerance to certain foods is commonly seen in veterinary practice. While avoiding the foods an animal is intolerant to can support a healthy GI tract, 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.
Gastriplex is an innovative, comprehensive intestinal support product that combines amino acids and botanicals for mucosal support and gut integrity with probiotics and ingredients that support the animal's normal inflammatory response.
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. N-acetyl-D-glucosamine (NAG) also helps maintain normal intestinal permeability. NAG enhances mucus production and is involved in the biosynthesis of glycosaminoglycans, the building blocks of connective tissue.
Saccharomyces boulardii is a probiotic yeast that decreases intestinal permeability. Like glutamine, this beneficial yeast exerts its protective effect on the GI tract by increasing the production of sIgA. Bacillus coagulans 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.
Slippery elm, a demulcent and emollient, provides soothing protection for the mucus membranes of the intestinal tract. Deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) supports a healthy intestinal lining by helping to increase blood flow and maintain normal muscle relaxation.
Quercetin, an abundant dietary flavonoid, has significant positive action in the intestinal tract. Gastriplex contains Thorne Vet's patented water-soluble quercetin.
Active Ingredients per Capsule:
N-Acetyl-D-Glucosamine 125 mg.
L-Glutamine 100 mg.
Slippery Elm (bark) (Ulmus rubra) 100 mg.
Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice (DGL) (root) (Glycyrrhiza spp.) 25 mg.
Bacillus coagulans* 25 mg.
Quercetin (soluble)** 25 mg.
Saccharomyces boulardii 25 mg.
Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5) 12.5 mg.
Folic Acid 50 mcg.
*Lactobacillus sporogenes (alternate nomenclature)
Inactive Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Leucine, Natural Bacon Flavoring, Silicon Dioxide.
**Water-soluble Quercetin is protected by U.S. Patent No. 5,977,184 for Quercetin Chalcone.
For use in dogs, cats, and horses only.
Recommended for gastrointestinal support including probiotics.
Contains ingredients derived from soy and from shellfish (crab and/or shrimp).
Directions for Use:
Cats: 1 capsule daily
Dogs: 1 capsule per 15 lbs. body weight daily
Horses: 12-20 capsules daily
Safe use in pregnant animals or animals intended for breeding has not been proven.
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.
If animal's condition worsens or does not improve, stop product administration and consult your veterinarian.
Administer during or after the animal has eaten to reduce incidence of gastrointestinal upset.
Caution with diabetes.
Absorption with drugs taken simultaneously may be delayed.
Not to be used with blood thinners.
Potential drug interactions.
Use cautiously in immuno-suppressed individuals, especially young animals.
For animal use only.
Keep out of the reach of children and animals. In case of accidental overdose, contact a health professional immediately.
This product should not be given to animals intended for human consumption.
The Cautions and Warnings for individual Thorne Vet products are required to be included on the label by the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) and were written by the NASC's Scientific Advisory Risk Assessment Committee.