Bote de Elderkun: alimento complementario para mejorar la salud cognitiva de los gatos

Elderkun (cats – 260 g)

25,00

For the symptomatic management of cognitive dysfunction.

  • Improves neuronal health and function.
    • Promotes cell membrane health, exerting an anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effect.
    • Improves energy efficiency of mitochondria
  • Protects the central nervous system from oxidative damage associated with aging.

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Ingredients

Flavoring byproduct (hydrolyzed pork liver and yeast), fish oil (sardine), dried carrot (from organic farming).

Nutritional additives

Emulsifiers: Lecithins – 6 670 mg/kg; Vitamins: Vitamin C – 2 220 mg/kg, Vitamin E – 8 890 IU/kg, L-carnitine – 11 110 mg/kg; Trace elements: Selenium (sodium selenite) – 7.8 mg/kg.

Analytical constituents

Crude protein 17.95%; Crude fibres 1.86%; Crude fat 40.91%; Crude ash 9.02%; Omega 3 fatty acids 8.10%; Omega 6 fatty acids 1.67%

How do its active ingredients work?

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Omega 3 fatty acids

Promote cell membrane health, since docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is required for maintenance of normal brain cell function and lowers amyloid levels and plaque formation. Furthermore, omega 3 fatty acids have anti-inflammaotry properties, by modulating eicosanoid production. Eicosanoids resulting from omega-3 fatty acid metabolism are less stimulants of the inflammatory response than those resulting from omega-6 fatty acids. Moreover, they are the precursors of resolvins and protectins, counter-regulatory inflammatory substances that serve as agonists for endogenous anti-inflammatory mechanisms and significantly act in the resolution of inflammation.

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Phosphatidylserine

It is the major building block of the cell membrane that is purported to facilitate neuronal signal transduction and enhance cholinergic transmission. Phosphatidylserine has been shown to positively affect neurotransmitter release and neurotransmitter receptor density in several brain regions from animals with memory impairments, so it gives protection against neuronal death (neuroprotection).

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L-carnitine

It is the transporter of fatty acids from cytosol to mitocondria, thus being responsable for the limiting step of lipid oxidation. The increase in carnitine cell levels improves the transport of fatty acids to the mitochondria and, consequently, the metabolism of fats.

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Carotenoids

They possess antioxidant and immunostimulant properties.

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Vitamin E

It is one of the most effective antioxidants for protecting polyunsaturated fatty acids of cell membranes from oxidation. Vitamin E inhibits lipid oxidation by scavenging peroxyl radicals much faster than these radicals can react with fatty acids or proteins from adjacent cell membranes.

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Vitamin C

It is the most powerful reducing agent available for cells. Vitamin C regenerates glutathione enzyme and quenches free radicals both intra and extracellularly.

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Selenium

It acts as cofactor of glutathione peroxidase, an antioxidant enzyme that protects tissues against oxidative stress, by catalyzing the reduction of hydrogenperoxides and organic hydroperoxides and by regenerating vitamin E.

  • Cognitive dysfunction syndrome: When the animal undergoes one or more of the following behavioral changes associated with aging: disorientation, altered interactions with people or other animals, sleep-wake cycle alterations, house-soiling, and changes in activity level.
  • Prevention of cognitive dysfunction: Because senile neurodegeneration is a progressive process, the sooner the alterations are corrected, the more effective the treatment will be. Cats are often considered older when they reach half of their life expectancy. Consequently,  Elderkun administration should be considered around the age of seven or eight years, as a preventive measure.

 

It is not recommended the use of ELDERKUN in case of:

  • Patients with clotting problems, co-administration with drugs that inhibit platelet-aggregation, or hemorrhagic processes.

 

Daily recommendation to be added to the food (on top). This dose can be divided into different shots:

Weight Spoons* Amount for
<10 kg 0.5 1.5 months


*9.2 g per spoon

 

During how much time?

  • Cognitive dysfunction syndrome: Administration is recommended for at least 3 months. In any case, since the symptoms begin, it is recommended to administer the product chronically.
  • Prevention of cognitive dysfunction: Administer half of the recommended daily dose as a preventive treatment. The product can be administered chronically without any contraindication.