Sustained-release L-arginine for superior effect
- supports cardiovascular health
- supports equine hoof health
- promotes healthy immune function
L-arginine is a semi-essential amino acid involved in multiple areas of physiology and metabolism. L-arginine significantly affects endocrine function and helps regulate the release of neurotransmitter chemicals, insulin, glucagon (which has the opposite effect of insulin; i.e., it raises blood sugar), and growth hormone. L-arginine helps support blood sugar levels that are already within the normal range.
One of L-arginine's most compelling contributions to physiology is its role as a biological precursor of nitric oxide. The vascular endothelium (lining of the arteries) creates nitric oxide from L-arginine, resulting primarily in blood vessel relaxation. This property is critical to maintaining blood flow for good vascular health, equine laminar vascular health, heart health, reproductive health, and protection against oxidative damage.
Maintaining the natural, healthy functions of the vascular endothelium is dependent upon an adequate supply of L-arginine being available to these cells. As mentioned above, the conversion of L-arginine to nitric oxide is responsible for these functions by making the endothelial cells more resistant to oxidative damage and adhesion by otherwise harmful substances. Without adequate L-arginine (and subsequently, nitric oxide) available to vascular endothelial cells, arteries may not optimally dilate, which can result in less than optimal blood flow to the organs and extremities.
L-arginine is absorbed and metabolized by the body very quickly, which usually necessitates taking it frequently throughout the day. Sustained-release PerfusiaVET, however, maintains an optimal level of L-arginine over 24 hours with suggested twice-daily use.
In a clinical study, Perfusia-SR (identical to PerfusiaVET) was given to 29 healthy volunteers for one week and significant support for cardiovascular health was observed.
Studies on Perfusia-SR show maintenance of healthy blood pressure and improved vascular elasticity.
Active Ingredients per Capsule:
L-Arginine* 500 mg.
Inactive Ingredients: High and Low Viscosity Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose and MagnesiumCitrateLaurate (Time-Sorb), Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Leucine, Silicon Dioxide.
*L-Arginine complexed with Time-Sorb® (Time-Sorb is a patent-pending, time-release matrix).
For use in cats, dogs, and horses only.
Recommended to support glucose metabolism and normal circulation; supports equine hoof health.
Directions for Use:
Cats: 1/4 capsule twice daily
Dogs: 1 capsule per 25 lbs body weight twice daily
Horses: 4-8 capsules daily in 2 divided doses
Safe use in pregnant animals or animals intended for breeding has not been proven.
If animal's condition worsens or does not improve, stop product administration and consult your veterinarian.
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.