Thorne Research Animal Health Hepagen-C - 120 Capsules
Because toxins can find their way into food, water, and the environment, the liver can be a very busy organ for companion animals. Thorne Research Animal Health Hepagen-C is a distinctive formula that combines the beneficial liver herbs milk thistle and curcumin (from turmeric) with antioxidants and other important ingredients that support the liver's normal phase I and phase II detoxification processes.
Healthy liver function is necessary for activation of pyridoxine (vitamin B6). In cases where liver health may be diminished, the active form of vitamin B6, pyridoxal 5'-phosphate, may be indicated. Hepagen-C provides 5 mg of active vitamin B6 per capsule. Pyridoxal 5'-phosphate acts as a cofactor for many enzyme reactions.
Vitamin B12 is essential for energy production in every cell of the body. It is also utilized in amino acid digestion as well as carbohydrate and fat metabolism. Because much of the B12 consumed is stored in the liver, a properly functioning liver is essential for good B12 status.
Dimethylglycine (DMG) is a derivative of glycine, the simplest amino acid. It is a building block for many important substances, including methionine. Methionine is an essential sulfur-containing amino acid necessary for phase II detoxification. It helps metabolize fats and is a precursor to cysteine and taurine synthesis.
N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is composed of the amino acid cysteine and a sulfhydryl group, enabling it to interact with disulfide bonds. NAC serves as a precursor for the synthesis of glutathione. Reduced glutathione is essential for liver detoxification processes. Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is a powerful antioxidant that enhances the antioxidant effects of vitamins C and E and glutathione. ALA induces a substantial increase in cellular reduced glutathione by enabling the key enzyme of glutathione synthesis, gamma-glutamylcysteine synthetase.
Silybum marianum (milk thistle) contains several potent flavonolignans collectively referred to as silymarin. The antioxidant activity of silymarin appears to stabilize hepatocyte membranes, neutralize free radicals, and maintain liver glutathione levels. Curcumin has been used traditionally as a hepatoprotectant and cholagogue in both Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. Its beneficial effects may be due to the fact that curcumin is a potent antioxidant that helps maintain the animal's normal inflammatory response.The curcumin is bound to phosphatidylcholine for enhanced absorption. Phosphatidylcholine is the most significant phospholipid in hepatic cell membranes.
Thorne Vet Honors the Human-Animal Bond
You only need to know one thing about the people who make up Thorne Vet: every one of them is passionately committed to healing animals.They deeply honor the bond between humans and animals. All of the people at Thorne Vet know and have experienced the emotional pain an owner feels when their animal is in a diseased state. They also understand the stress and obligation that you are under to help animals heal. Therefore, Thorne Vet's mission is to help the 50,000 veterinarians in private practice heal more animals, more effectively by providing you with the most potent, effective tools available.
How Thorne Vet Helps You Facilitate Animal Healing
Thorne knowa you are time challenged. Therefore, the fastest way they can help you get a quick understanding of the Purity-Healing Relationship is to simply look at a short list of what Thorne Vet considers to be ingredients that can negatively impact purity and thus the efficacy of a product.
Thorne Vet's foundation of healing is made up of 4 Essential Elements:
- Efficacy through Purity
- Healing through Science
- Transformation through Education
- Helping You Choose
Thorne's strict adherence to these four principles ensures that you and your clients will always receive the highest quality, most effective, bioavailable, and hypoallergenic animal health products in the world.
All of their innovative formulas are based on the latest scientific research and have been reviewed and tested by the most knowledgeable and experienced minds in our industry. You can prescribe Thorne Vet products knowing you are prescribing the best. Thorne Vet is seriously committed to supporting your efforts to heal animals, any way they can, even if you don't use one of their formulas.
Thorne Vet is Here For You and Your Animals
Thorne Vet is a unique organization committed to helping veterinarians heal animals more effectively through the use of integrative medicine. And to them this means so much more than producing the most innovative products on the market. They see themselves as your partner in the healing process.
Transformation through Education
At Thorne Vet, they understand all too well the challenges of trying to stay current on the latest research and advances in integrative veterinary medicine, while at the same time dealing with the day to day stressors of running your practice.
Their commitment at Thorne Vet is to continually develop ways to assist you not only to stay up to date on the latest knowledge in integrative veterinary medicine, but also to make it easy for you to access, assimilate and utilize this vital knowledge.
Healing through Science
As practicing veterinarians, all have experienced the challenge of what was found to have worked in the lab does not always translate into healing in practice. This is why all of Thorne's pure, highly bioavailable formulas are based not only on the latest scientific and medical research but before Thorne Vet formulas go to market they are passed through the knowledge filter and experience base of the top thought leaders in our field. In addition, they make this research easily available to you.
Helping You Make the Right Choice
Thorne Vet knows that finding the most effective products on the market can be time-consuming and challenging. Therefore, you can contact them anytime, and they will help you find a product even if they don’t carry it. Why do they do this? Because helping you heal animals is their primary commitment.
The Purity Healing Relationship
At Thorne Vet we deeply value the importance of the Purity–Healing Relationship. They believe that once you comprehend this Purity-Healing link, you will significantly alter the criteria by which you choose products that support your ability to treat animals. Thorne Vet is committed to helping you learn more about how this vital Purity-Healing Relationship can help you heal more animals more successfully.
Thorne Research's Mission
At Thorne Research, their mission is to enhance the health and well-being of people by providing superior dietary supplements that have the highest level of quality and purity - thereby creating the most respected and valued company in the dietary supplement industry.
The Thorne Difference.
For more than 25 years, Thorne has relentlessly pursued the highest possible quality and bioavailability in dietary supplements. At Thorne, they actually manufacture products that they sell - a key difference that allows Thorne to control every aspect of the manufacturing process and ensure that every Thorne product is in pure, completely hypoallergenic form, and without the common additives, flowing agents, and binders used throughout the industry.
A few other companies have tried to do what Thorne does, and many others claim to have the same philosophy and quality, but nobody has been able to duplicate what Thorne's clients call "Thorne Quality." Thorne has changed the industry in many ways over the past two decades, and they continue to raise the bar and set new standards in product formulation, raw material purity, manufacturing, and quality control.
Thorne's Commitment to Purity
Practitioners have become accustomed to seeing the vague "We use only the purest ingredients" in the promotional materials of almost every dietary supplement company. Perhaps these companies truly believe that. Perhaps they don't know any better. Nevertheless, Thorne Research, for more than 25 years, has been the standard by which companies in the industry are judged for product purity. Practitioners rely on Thorne as the companythey trust for their extremely allergic, chemically sensitive, and immune-compromised patients.
Purity Takes Extra Effort
For example, instead of purchasing prediluted vitamin D, as other companies do, Thorne performs its own dilution to avoid detrimental ingredients, such as the preservatives or lactose that are found in many commercially available dilutions.
Ingredients You Don't Want
Magnesium Stearate: Good for speed-hungry encapsulating machines. Not necessarily good for you. Manufacturing encapsulated dietary supplements isn't easy. Pure powdered ingredients are difficult to mix because they are eitherextremely dry, sticky with botanical oils, or attract unwanted moisture. So most manufacturers add magnesium stearate and other agents such as lactose and dextrose to make the powder flow quickly and easily through their high-volume machines. Problem is, these additives may compromise the bioavailability of the nutrients in the supplement, and might cause allergenic problems. At Thorne, they take a different approach.
Thorne will never utilize large fatty acid excipients in its manufacturing processes - ingredients such as magnesium stearate or stearic acid. These excipients are utilized as flowing agents to ensure that maximum productivity is obtained from capsuling and tableting machines. There are documented detrimental effects directly attributed to long chain fatty acids utilized as manufacturing flowing agents. Every qualified pharmaceutical compounder recognizes that large fatty acids, such as magnesium stearate, can interfere with product dissolution and influence absorption. Virtually all companies, because of the economic impact, ignore this data. As with most industries, the bottom line dictates the level of quality. The dietary supplement industry has one exception: Thorne Research, the company that does not compromise. Nevertheless, if a company cannot manufacture products without using detrimental excipients, they should not allude to being either "hypoallergenic" or "pure."
The Bottom Line?
Thorne is the only hypoallergenic dietary supplement manufacturer with the highest degree of purity that you - and your most severely allergic, chemically sensitive, and immune-compromised patients - can truly trust.
Quality Ingredients: A Higher Standard
At Thorne, theyare committed to setting a higher standard of quality when it comes to ingredients. To produce their truly hypoallergenic encapsulated supplements, Thorne uses only the purest and finest ingredients available.
Every manufacturer has two basic options when purchasing raw materials: purchase either truly pure raw materials, or purchase raw materials to which substances have been added to facilitate manufacturing. This fundamental dilemma translates to these very typical questions: "Do I purchase pure vitamin C or vitamin C with additives?" "Do I purchase pure B vitamins or coated B vitamins for taste masking?" "Do I purchase pure enzymes such as pancreatin, pepsin, and bromelain or enzymes diluted with lactose?"
There are few commercial sources for vitamins B12, D, K, or biotin that are not diluted with substances such as lactose, cornstarch, and preservatives such as BHT. That's why Thorne developed methods that allow them to use pure, undiluted sources of these nutrients - and many others. It's just one more example that when it comes to quality, what everyone else accepts as an industry standard isn't good enough. While some companies say they are raising their standards....at Thorne they set them.