NHV Alge-Ex, Environmental & Seasonal Allergies Support
NHV Alge-Ex is made with natural ingredients that are powerful against the causes of allergies, but gentle on your pet’s body. It was formulated by a holistic veterinarian and a master herbalist with a combined experience of over 50 years using plant extracts such as eyebright, feverfew, and European goldenrod" (2 instances). The natural properties of these ingredients help to reduce inflammation and irritation, and regulate your pet’s histamine response.
A pet's immune system will react to everyday allergens found in the environment. Like people, pets can have an allergy to pollen, mold, grass, ragweed, and dust mites. They can also be allergic to certain household products such as cleaners, carpet fibers, carpet deodorizers, insecticides, rubber, etc. and contract contact dermatitis.
You can help support your pet’s immune reaction to these airborne irritants by using safe and natural herbal supplements. It's 100% natural and completely safe to be taken along with conventional medicine, and easy to administer.
What is histamine?
Histamine is a substance created by the immune system in defense of foreign material. In pets with seasonal (environmental) allergies, histamines can cause runny eyes and nose, sneezing, and itching, all of which can potentially help the body to flush out the foreign materials. Sometimes histamines are helpful, protecting the body against actual threats. While other times, the immune system overreacts and releases histamine when it is not needed.
I'm not sure if my pet has seasonal allergies, but I want to try this supplement. Could this cause my pet's immune system to overreact if my pet doesn't have allergies?
Alge-Ex is safe to give to pets who do not have any known allergies. The herbs help to balance the immune response. They will not cause this immune response to over or underreact.
Eyebright: An herb that has a long history of use for its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, anticatarrhal, and antiviral activities. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, eyebright is used for upper respiratory tract infections, hay fever, sinusitis, and catarrh (inflammation of the mucous membranes). As an astringent, it is used for dry congestion. It is considered to be useful for seasonal allergies and other nasal irritations in dogs. It also relieves itchy eyes.
Ginger: A pungent and aromatic root used as a spice to enhance flavor in food. The part used is the rhizome which has been used for thousands of years for nausea and gastrointestinal relief. Research has shown that ginger has excellent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Feverfew: An herb originally native to Eastern Europe. It has been used to reduce migraines. Studies have shown that feverfew inhibits the release of histamine and serotonin. It is considered to be very safe for dogs and cats, and is used as an alternative to aspirin, which can be toxic to cats.
European Golden Rod: An herb with anti-inflammatory, anticatarrhal, and antioxidant properties. It helps increase renal blood flow and the glomerular filtration rate without stimulating the loss of sodium and chloride.
Echinacea: In human and animal experiments, Echinacea preparations have been shown to have immunostimulant effects. Its defense against microorganisms help the body fight infections and remove invading bacteria. Echinacea also supports the lymph system, which in turn expels waste from the tissues.
To be taken twice daily. The list below states the minimum dosage.
1 bottle is an estimated 3 month supply for small to medium sized pets.
Dosage based on cat/dog's weight.
0 - 15 lb = 0.5 ml
16 - 30 lb = 1.0 ml
31 - 45 lb = 1.5 ml
46 - 60 lb = 2.0 ml
61 - 75 lb = 2.5 ml
Over 75 lb = 3.0 ml
This product is suitable for all animals, reptiles, and avians.
How to Administer
Shake well before use. The easiest method is to use the dropper provide and places the drops into your pet’s food or favorite treat. You can also use the dropper and squirt directly into the pet’s mouth. Some pets can be finicky, if this occurs consider hiding the drops in foods most pet’s love such as fish, chicken or yogurt or a favourite treat.
All NHV Natural Pet Products are pure herbal extracts and contain no artificial additives, preservatives or coloring. Shelf life after opening is 6 months and must be refrigerated after opening.
For Best Results
Herbal dietary supplements are beneficial to the health and wellbeing of your pet and are safe for long-term use. Every pet responds to natural herbal supplements differently, therefore it is important to be consistent and administer the product daily. Supplements generally take two to four weeks to take effect, however this will vary from one animal to the next.
Do not use Alge-Ex in pregnant or nursing animals. Speak to your vet before using our products. A second visit is recommended if your pet’s condition does not improve, or deteriorates after continued use of the supplements.
Product guaranteed >1 year expiry when shipped. Once opened, product must be refrigerated and has a 6 months shelf life.