PhytoprofenVET - Veterinary Gastrointestinal Support
Botanical extracts to support an animal's normal inflammatory response
- exclusive to Thorne – well-absorbed CurcuVET curcumin phytosome
- support for post-operative / post-injury bruising and swelling
- for maintenance of the animal's normal inflammatory response
- provides support for connective tissues
Phytoprofen is a novel combination of botanicals, including a synergistic blend of the Ayurvedic herbs – Picrorhiza, Boswellia, and curcumin (bound to phosphatidylcholine for enhanced absorption – CurcuVET®) – all of which support the animal's normal inflammatory response. To these botanicals is added bromelain – a protein-digesting enzyme complex from pineapple that studies have shown can reduce bruising after injury.
The botanical extracts in PhytoprofenVET are also helpful in minimizing post-operative / post-injury bruising and swelling. Supplementation with bromelain following blunt injuries to the musculoskeletal system resulted in reductions in swelling and tenderness.
A recent in vivo study examined Boswellia extract for its effect on glycosaminoglycan (GAG) metabolism. GAGs form an important component of an animal's connective tissues. Boswellia significantly reduced the degradation of GAGs compared to controls.
CurcuVET, a curcumin/phosphatidylcholine phytosome, demonstrates superior bioavailability compared to ordinary curcumin, with significantly greater amounts absorbed and taken up by the liver. A 2007 study published in the journal, Cancer Chemo-therapy and Pharmacology, demonstrated the superior bioavailability of curcumin phytosome (as Meriva®, the CurcuVET equivalent for humans) compared to ordinary curcumin. Liver levels of curcumin were also higher with this supplementation. In a more recent (soon to be published) randomized, single-blind, crossover study in nine humans, total curcuminoid bioavailability as evaluated by the plasma area under the curve (AUC) was about 29-fold higher for Meriva than for the conventional turmeric extract.
Active Ingredients per Capsule:
Bromelain 125 mg.
Curcumin Phytosome* (Curcuma longa extract (root) / Phosphatidylcholine complex) (CurcuVET®) 125 mg.
Indian Frankincense extract (gum) (Boswellia serrata) 125 mg.
Picrorhiza extract (root) (Picrorhiza kurrooa) 125 mg.
Inactive Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Leucine, Silicon Dioxide.
*This product uses Indena S.p.A.'s curcumin phytosome (CurcuVET®). CurcuVET is a registered trademark of Indena S.p.A.
For use in cats, dogs, and horses only.
Recommended to support normal inflammatory processes.
Directions for Use:
Cats: 1 capsule daily
Dogs: 1 capsule per 25 lbs body weight daily
Horses: 4-12 capsules daily
Safety during pregnancy is a concern.
Safety during nursing has not been proven.
If animal's condition worsens or does not improve, stop product administration and consult your veterinarian.
An examination from a veterinarian is recommended prior to using this product.
May be GI irritant and not used in high doses with anticoagulant drugs or patients with stomach ulcers.
Potential drug interactions.
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.