GI Care is scientifically formulated with your pets gastro-intestinal system in mind. Intestinal health affects every aspect of bodily function, including the brain and the immune system.
The carefully selected and proportioned ingredients in GI Care include natural, high quality sources of essential Omega fatty acids, anti-oxidants, prebiotics, vitamins and minerals to support multiple levels of companion animal digestive and systemic health..
• Supports gastric health
• Supports intestinal health
• Supports tissue anti-oxidant activity
• Supports a healthy gastric and intestinal epithelium
• Supports healthy intestinal microbiota
• Supports intestinal digestive
• Supports intestinal and systemic immunity
Health Science for your Pet™
Approved in Canada as a Veterinary Health Product NN.L4A2
ALL Ingredients are GRAS approved for use in animal supplements in the EU and USA
“All disease begins in the gut” – Hippocrates
The gut contains 10x more health supporting and disease fighting bacteria, than the rest of our body combined. Properly functioning digestion & elimination allows the body to properly maintain it’s essential functions & prevent the build-up of autotoxins.
Ingredients & Nutritional Facts
• Ground Golden Flaxseed – ALA (beneficial fatty acid)
• Gluten Free Oat Flour
• Omega-3 fatty acids, EPA + DHA (from fish oil)
• Proprietary yeast source of nucleotides, peptides and amino acids
• Sodium bicarbonate
• Alkosel – Proprietary chelated selenium
• Ganoderma lucidum
• Saccharomyces cerevisiae
All ingredients have regulatory approval.
Crude Protein: 17%
Total Fat: 6%
Crude Fibre: 8%
Feeding Instructions & Contraindications
Break the capsule and add powder to your pets daily feed. Recommended daily dosage – see table. Double the recommended amount for 3-4 weeks. This loading time will replace their lost reserves and et them back on track to better mobility and comfort.
Small dog/cat < 5 – 12kg
1-3 Caps per day
Medium dog 12 – 25kg
3-6 Caps per day
Large dog 25 – 50 > kg
6-10 Caps per day
A daily, oral health care supplement for Dogs and Cats. For Companion animal use only.
Store in a cool dry place, keep out of direct light. Replace lid after use.
Consult your veterinarian if using any other medication or for general advice before use.
Do not exceed recommended dose.
Administer during or after the animal has eaten to reduce incidence of gastrointestinal upset.
Store in a cool dry place, keep out of direct sunlight. Reapply lid after use.
Can good nutrition prevent Leaky Gut Syndrome LGS from occurring?
The short answer is yes, and maybe.
Stressors and ingested substances that are detremental to GI health may occur in the presence of great nutrition, such that LGS occurs. These two elements, ingested substances and stressors, also come down to good canine management practices.
The acid environment of the stomach provides some defense against pathogens but many, including harmful bacteria, fungi, plant matter pass through the stomach to make their way down the intestinal tract. Some act as poisons directly on the intestinal epithelial cells (IECs), causing the intestinal barrier to fail in places, causing leakiness. Some act as poisons against beneficial bacteria and fungi in the GI system, resulting in proliferation of harmful bacteria / fungi that produce and secrete poisons. The innate immune system can deal with small numbers of these harmful organisms and compounds, but are overwhelmed when stressors are excessive.
The leaky gut (right picture) allows pathogens to cross the intestinal barrier and infect the intestinal wall, as well as other tissues by transport within the blood. This results in an inflammatory response in the intestine by mounted by the immune system.
Tight junctions between intestinal epithelial cells help maintain healthy gut barrier function, but are damaged by many pathogens.
The keys to a healthy GI system? Good nutrition management and good stress management.