We all know dogs have the biggest hearts. Sometimes those hearts can benefit from essential oils that provide support to the cardiovascular system.
CardioBoost™ can be used for cardiac support to maintain or can support a number of conditions:
- Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
- Dilated Cardiomyopathy
- Heart murmurs
- Valve defects
- Abnormal blood pressure
- Heartworm Disease
- A cat with hyperthyroidism who would be prone to developing a heart condition
- Other conditions that affect the Cardiovascular system
How To Use CardioBoost™:
Drip the oils up the back and massage in or drip the drops to your hands and then apply them to your dog or cat in a petting manner.
How Much Should You Use?
- 10 pounds and under: 3-5 drops
- 11 - 25 pounds: 4-6 drops
- 25 - 50 pounds: 5-8 drops
- Over 50 pounds: 6-12 drops
For animals new to essential oils - starting with less than the recommended amounts, or with further diluted oils can be a good way to ensure you do not create an oil aversion.
You may not see results with lesser amounts, or with further diluted oils sometimes, but since we are also wanting to create a "happy" situation with oil use and not overwhelm them - the added time to slowly build up concentrations of essential oil use can be worth it.
How Often Can I Use CardioBoost™?
Routine maintenance for cardiovascular support can be provided through weekly to monthly applications - and in more severe cases of need - you may find that applications every 1-7 days may be more beneficial.
It is important to monitor your animal, and work with your veterinarian to evaluate symptoms and determine if your support is changing things for the better, or if you may need to adjust dosing or more frequent applications.
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Fractionated Coconut Oil, Essential Oils of Helichrysum (H. italicum), Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata), Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), May Chang (Litsea cubeba), Frankincense (Boswellia carterii), Copaiba (Copaifera officinalis), Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens), Marjoram (Origanum majorana), Thyme (Thymus vulgaris), Oregano (Origanum vulgare), Basil (Ocimum basilicum), Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens), Peppermint (Mentha piperita), Melissa (Melissa officinalis), Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), Citronella (Cymbopogon nardus), Cistus (Cistus ladaniferus), German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita), Roman Chamomile (Chamamelum nobile), Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans), Carrot Seed (Daucus carota), Rosemary Verbenone CT (Rosemarinus officalis), Blue Cypress (Calitris intratopica), Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha), Catnip (Nepeta cataria), Clove (Eugenia caryophyllata), Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zelanicum), Rose (Rosa damascena), Neroli (Citrus aurantium), Valerian (Valerian officinalis)
Fractionated Coconut Oil: Better known as a potent healer - is also a strong anti-spasmodic with exceptional cell regenerative properties. Emotionally it is also known to support deep trauma
Helichrysum: Better known as a potent healer - is also a strong anti-spasmodic with exceptional cell regenerative properties. Very helpful in detoxification, toxin metabolism. Emotionally it is also known to support deep trauma
Ylang Ylang: Often thought of for blood pressure balancing, Ylang Ylang has been incredibly helpful and balancing for many heart conditions. Known as a general cardiotonic, is also can ease stress and sooth emotions.
Lavender: Supports pain and inflammation relief as well as provides calming and has a number of cardioprotective effects
May Chang: Also known as Litsea - May Chang has been used in Chinese Medicine for regulation of blood pressure and heart rate, and has been researched greatly in China for heart disease prevention. Known as a tonic to the heart and respiratory system, with many other properties including stress reduction - May Chang is a promising oil with a long history of use.
Frankincense: Helps reduce minor pain and inflammation related to headaches and general muscle tension. Encourage emotional healing
Copaiba: Helps to relieve pain and inflammation
Geranium: Used for many purposes in the animal kingdom, Geranium can be useful for liver and pancreas support, skin conditions, hormone balancing, and to stimulate the healthy output of the adrenocortical glands. Also known to help with hemostasis, lymphatic stimulation, fluid retention, and diuresis; Geranium can be very beneficial to the cardiovascular system.
Marjoram: Provides comfort and support
Thyme: Reduces inflammation
Oregano: A strong antioxidant
Basil, Linalool Chemotype Likely to be hepatoprotective as it induces Glutathione S-transferase. Also reported to support recovery from fatigue and insufficiency and weakness of the adrenal cortex.
Cypress: Used to increase circulatory actions as well as lymph movement and drainage. It is also reported to have benefits to the nervous system as well as anti-infectious properties.
Peppermint: Reduces pain and inflammation
Melissa: Helpful for minor pain and inflammation management>
Fennel: An effective antispasmodic. Supports blood sugar balancing, blood purification, urinary tract health, support of milk production, and gastrointestinal concerns.
Citronella: An antispasmodic effective to relieve headache
Cistus: Often used in our veterinary practice to support normal clotting function as well as clot resolution, and is also indicated for inflammation of the arteries - Cistus is a very supportive oil to the cardiovascular system.
German Chamomile: Wonderful for so many reasons, German Chamomile is included in CardioBoost for properties beneficial to inflammation, vasoconstriction, stress reduction, blood purification and more.
Roman Chamomile: With similar benefits to German Chamomile, Roman Chamomile is incredibly calming and anti-inflammatory. Both of which are incredibly helpful in cardiovascular conditions.
Nutmeg: There is research that Nutmeg oil may be hepatoprotective and also induce the Cytochrome P450 Liver pathway, making the liver better able to function and clear itself of medications and chemicals. However, if you are relying on certain medications to be in the body at certain levels, then yes - you could find a situation where a body functions more effectively (which to me is a good thing) - and therefore clears out medications from the body at a more efficient rate. Again, you should always work with a veterinarian to determine if your animal is operating at a more productive and healthy level - and may require alterations to their regular treatment regimen.
Carrot Seed: Blood purifier, diuretic, and reputed to increase red blood corpuscles. Traditionally used to boost the general action of all organs, and is likely useful in treating anemia and general symptoms of weakness and exhaustion.
Rosemary Verbenone Chemotype: Milder than other chemotypes, Rosemary-V aids in the support of many vital body systems; cardiovascular, hepatic/gallbladder, and urologic. Rosemary has been referred to as an "endocrine equilibriant" - helping to support and allow the body to regulate the hypothalamus, pituitary, and sex glands - and is very helpful with general fatigue, glandular disorders, and general debility. According to the Tisserand book noted above, there is no evidence of Rosemary having hypertensive properties - and so many reports of it being contraindicated for use when high blood pressure is present - is unfounded.
Blue Cypress: Properties for this oil are still being uncovered. Anti-inflammatory actions as well as hypotensive properties make the proper use of Blue Cypress beneficial to the cardiovascular system.
Myrrh: Helps to manage pain and inflammation and can help to calm the mind
Catnip: Helps to calm and relax
Clove: One of the most anti-oxidant essential oils - it can help to reduce damage of every day life in the body. Although controversial due to high Eugenol content - Clove oil used in proper amounts is highly beneficial in supporting the body. Included in small amounts within this blend, Clove adds its benefits, without undue worry. However, care should be taken with animals who are bleeding, have a tendency to bleed, or are on any sort of anti-coagulant therapy when Clove oil is used. The over-use of essential oil(s) that have anti-coagulant actions (such as Clove), especially in oral administration, can produce a temporary and dose dependent increase in bleeding and reduction of clotting. With proper dosing and usage, as described for LiverBoost, we have not experienced concern clinically.
Cinnamon: Like Clove essential oil, Cinnamon can be controversial, but very, very beneficial when used properly. Anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-coagulant properties are highly beneficial to the cardiovascular system. In the quantities and ratios used within CardioBoost - we have not experienced any concern clinically.
Rose: As a very expensive essential oil - when a true steam distilled essential oil and not an absolute are used - Rose is often left out of blends. I find it to be so incredibly helpful, that no matter the cost - I strive to include Rose essential oil where it will benefit an animal. In CardioBoost, Rose not only contributes to "life force" energy, but actually has many health related properties in this case as a heart tonic.
Neroli: Also a very expensive oil, Neroli is a citrus oil that is greatly under-utilized. Known for uses with fatigue and nervous depression, Neroli has also shown in clinical trials to be antispasmodic and diminish the amplitude of palpitations and cardiac spasm.
Valerian: An oil that is greatly appreciated by many animals, it has a grounding and emotionally beneficial action, as well as other physical benefits.