The liver works hard every day detoxifying wastes, metabolizing and eliminating medication and environmental toxins, making nutrients and clotting factors for the blood and more.
There are many times when the liver can be under stress:
- Any time that your dog takes medication (if they take daily medications the stress can be significant)
- Chronic exposure to steroids - whether in pill, injection, or bodily form (as with Cushing's Disease and the body producing high levels of steroids)
- Exposure to environmental toxins (traditional dog shampoo, flea and tick treatments, yard treatments, pesticides and herbicides, candles, air fresheners, etc.)
- Ingestion of processed foods
- Autoimmune disease
- Heartworm treatments
- Chemical cleaners
- When you are trying to starve off yeast
Holistically, liver stress is recognized as a contributing factor to chronic skin issues that don't resolve.
The LiverBoost™ formulation has been used in Dr. Melissa Shelton's clinic on all sorts of patients with varying levels of liver compromise and alongside prescription medications and over-the-counter natural remedies.
These animals certainly benefited from essential oils that are traditionally known for support of the liver - and in many occasions Dr. Shelton observed liver enzymes values returning to more normal ranges.
How To Use LiverBoost™:
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 your pet - the added time to slowly build up concentrations of essential oil use can be worth it.
How Often Can I Use LiverBoost™?
Routine maintenance for liver 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 increase dosing or more frequent applications.
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Fractionated Coconut Oil, Essential Oils of Helichrysum (H. italicum), Frankincense (Boswellia carterii), Copaiba (Copaifera officinalis), Oregano (Origanum vulgare), Thyme (Thymus vulgaris), Basil (Ocimum basilicum), Marjoram (Origanum majorana), Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), Peppermint (Mentha piperita), Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens), Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), Citronella (Cymbopogon nardus), Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha), Catnip (Nepeta cataria), Melissa (Melissa officinalis), Rosemary Verbenone CT (Rosemarinus officalis), Coriander Seed (Coriandrum sativum), Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus), Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi), Juniper (Juniperus communis), Ledum (L. groenlandicum), Rosemary Cineole CT (Rosmarinus officinalis), Dill Weed (Anethum graveolens), Anise (Pimpinella anisum), Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans), German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita), Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens), Clove (Eugenia caryophyllata), Basil Linalool CT (Ocimum basilicum)
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
Frankincense: Helps reduce minor pain and inflammation related to headaches and general muscle tension. Encourage emotional healing
Copaiba: Helps to relieve pain and inflammation
Oregano: A strong antioxidant
Thyme: Reduces inflammation
Basil: Eases muscle spasms and reduces pain and inflammation
Marjoram: Provides comfort and support
Lavender: Supports pain and inflammation relief
Peppermint: Reduces pain and inflammation
Cypress: Eases muscle spasms and helps to calm emotionally
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
Myrrh: Helps to manage pain and inflammation and can help to calm the mind
Catnip: Helps to calm and relax
Melissa: Helpful for minor pain and inflammation management
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.
Coriander Seed: According to research, induces Glutathione S-Transferase, and is likely to be supportive and protective of liver health. Also supports adrenal health.
Lemongrass: Likely to be hepatoprotective, and induces Glutathione S-transferase.
Grapefruit: Grapefruit oil is widely used in all species, and in many routes. It has a very wide safety margin. Often indicated for support of the gall bladder, Grapefruit has many benefits to the liver. Grapefruit essential oil is photosensitizing, however, the concentration within LiverBoost is generally not at a level of concern. However, avoidance of full sun exposure to skin for 12 hours after application may be advisable, especially in hairless areas
Juniper: Reported to support the renal (kidney) and pancreatic systems, and is a tonic for the nervous system
Ledum: Often regarded as an oil for liver support and cleansing. It is helpful to support animals with elevated liver enzymes - common with hyper-adrenocorticism (Cushing's) and steroid use
Rosemary Cineole Chemotype: The Cineole Chemotype of Rosemary still carries with it the benefits listed above, and used in lesser amounts is very supportive to liver health and induces Cytochrome P450
Dill Weed: Supportive of normal blood sugar levels and liver function, it is considered a very safe oil. Also reported to induce Glutathione S-transferase.
Anise: Helps to reduce pain and inflammation. May also help to reduce unwanted muscle spasms and viral activity
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 functioning at a more productive and healthy level - and may require alterations to their regular treatment regimen.
German Chamomile: Soothing to the nervous system
Geranium: Useful in managing minor pain and inflammation it also works to improve overall circulation, reduce unwanted fluid, and stimulate lymph movement.
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, Dr. Shelton has not experienced concern clinically.
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.