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"Could Your Pet’s Organs and Glands Benefit from the Rebirth of This ‘Like Supports Like’ Strategy?"

The idea of using organs and glands from one species to support the health of another dates back thousands of years. Long forgotten, but now making a comeback, find out how your pet’s brain, kidney, liver, adrenal, thyroid and other endocrine glands could potentially benefit from glandular ‘therapy.’

It’s pure instinct for our pets’ wild canine and feline ancestors.

Wild Canine
Canines in the wild have been savoring the organs and glands from prey for thousands of years

Their survival has always depended upon hunting and eating other animals. Yet, when they do, as famished as these wild predators become at times, it’s not unusual for them to leave behind unwanted meat for scavengers.

However, there’s one type of meat you’ll almost never see left behind...

And that’s the glands and organs. When animals catch their prey, the first parts they eat are the liver, adrenals, pancreas, kidneys, spleen, and other organs and glands.

What is it about these choice parts? Do these predators instinctively know something about them that many pet owners don’t?

Even more important, have these nutrient-dense organs and glands played a role in the “survival of the fittest” among your pet’s wild ancestors?

There is something very special about these prime parts and wild animals aren’t the only ones who know about them. Humans have valued the use of animal organs and glands for thousands of years.

Known for Thousands of Years, yet Severely Underappreciated and Underutilized

A cup of Liver
According to glandular therapy, eating liver supports your liver health

The oldest known medical document, the papyrus of Eber, describes the use of animal glands and organs for supporting health as far back as 1,600 B.C. Even the famous Middle Ages alchemist Paracelsus wrote about and practiced what’s called the “like supports like” strategy.

It’s a simple concept: If you want to support your liver health, you eat liver. If you want to support your thyroid health, you consume actual thyroid tissue.

The “like supports like” strategy, also known as “glandular therapy,” is based on the idea of using specific whole animal glandular tissues or extracts to support the healthy functioning of similar tissues in the body.

According to this strategy, the glands or tissues from healthy animals provide nutrients, enzymes, and energy for repair and maintenance.

When another animal consumes these glands or tissues, these healthy, intact nutrients can supply his organs and glands with the building blocks they may need.

You may be wondering... How do these tissues or extracts find their way to the right organ or gland in the body?

Researchers searched for the answer to this question for years and didn’t fully understand how it worked until much later. They eventually discovered that Paracelsus was on the right track, even as far back as the Middle Ages.

Here’s what the researchers found: Cells are attracted to “like cells” in the body. And they were able to test and prove their theory by injecting stained or radioactive cells into a subject animal, and then watching the cells find their way to and accumulate in the exact same tissue!

Even more remarkable was their other observation: The more damaged the cells in the subject animal, the greater the uptake of healthy new cells!

How Glands and Organs Can Support Health

The glands and organs of animals can contain a wide array of hormones, enzymes, and nutrients that aren’t found in muscle meat:

  • Low doses of hormones for supporting a normal hormonal balance
  • Pancreatic enzymes from pancreatic tissues to help digest food and absorb nutrients
  • Endocrine enzymes from endocrine glands to support the normal production of hormones
  • Enzymes from multiple glands and organs to support overall health and well-being
  • Lipids and steroids to support health (heart, spleen, liver, and kidney tissues are an excellent source of Coenzyme Q10)
  • Phospholipids, omega-3s and other fatty acids from brain tissue to support brain health
  • Amino acids and peptides to support glandular and organ health

Is it any wonder that an animal in the wild would devour their prey’s glands and organs first? I believe it’s one of the finest examples of an animal’s instinctive sense of knowing what their body needs…

The Rebirth of Glandular Therapy – A Real Boon for Pets

Holistic Vets
Holistic veterinarians have successfully used glandular therapy for years

Holistic veterinarians like myself have been using the freeze-dried tissue concentrates of healthy animals to support the health of their patients for many years. They’ve been an important part of my private practice for over 19 years.

The use of these gland and organ tissues allows you to support your pet’s overall health in a very powerful way.

Consuming these tissues, which are carefully dried to retain their biological activity, provides the extra support your pet may need for rebuilding her own cells and tissues.

For example, when your pet consumes heart tissue sourced from a healthy animal, she receives components specific to that organ that she wouldn’t normally get in her diet.

The real beauty of using glandulars, in my opinion, is that your pet receives all of the potential activity of the whole, healthy glandular tissue to support organ health.

Glandular therapy holds potential for a number of applications where gentle organ support may be useful, but one group in particular that I’ve been using glandulars with is spayed and neutered dogs and cats.

The Toll Spaying and Neutering Can Take on Your Pet

Your pet’s endocrine system consists of tissues and glands that release hormones into the bloodstream. Much of your pet’s hormonal endocrine balance comes from hormones made in the testicles in males, and in the uterus and ovaries in females.

Traditional Spaying and Neutering
Traditional spaying and neutering can have ill effects on your pet’s well-being

When a male dog or cat is neutered, his testicles are removed. Spaying removes a female dog or cat’s uterus and ovaries.

Neutering and spaying remove ALL of the normal tissues that secrete sex hormones, including estrogen, progesterone and testosterone.

Here’s the problem...

Your pet still needs those hormones! And they need them in the right proportions for normal biologic functioning throughout life. Without them, everything from their brain to their bones can be affected.

Since your pet’s body can’t survive without these important hormones, it finds a way to get them: your pet’s adrenal glands. These are the only remaining tissues in your pet’s desexed body that can produce these hormones.

Over time, this double-duty takes a toll on your pet’s adrenals. They must do their own work plus the work of the missing organs. It's very difficult for these tiny little glands to keep up with the body's demand for sex hormones.

The bottom line is… Once your pet is spayed or neutered, his or her organ systems struggle for the remainder of your pet’s life to create and maintain a healthy balance of hormones.

Glandular Therapy: The Missing Link for Neutered and Spayed Dogs – and Maybe Even Cats?

Unfortunately, I learned about the catastrophic effects of traditional desexing the hard way – and at the expense of my patients’ well-being.

I am not against sterilization, but after the painful lesson I learned with my own patients’ health, I now use sterilization techniques that preserve normal endocrine function, unlike traditional neutering and spaying.

Glandular Therapy
Glandular therapy is a powerful way to help your neutered or spayed pet – especially dogs!

Spaying and neutering are the only two procedures taught in school for animal birth control, so most veterinarians routinely perform these practices, sadly, to the detriment of their patients.

If your pet has been neutered or spayed, glandular therapy may help support your pet’s endocrine gland functioning.

And it can provide gentle, long-term natural support for hormonal balance!

Dogs are adversely affected by traditional desexing more profoundly than are cats. Luckily for kitties, their endocrine systems are significantly different from dogs so they are not as severely impacted.

But because the dried organ and gland concentrates used in glandular preparations aren’t a normal part of your cat’s diet, even if he doesn’t need the endocrine system support like his canine partner, he can still potentially benefit from the components provided by all the other glands!

One Place Where You Won’t Find Glandulars Worth Feeding to Your Pet

Processed Pet Food
You won't find healthy glands and organs in processed pet food

So where can you find high quality glandulars for your pet?

You won’t find them in most commercial pet foods – at least not glandulars that you can feel good about feeding to your pet.

Pet foods contain mostly muscle meat. Leftover organs and glands are typically rendered together with unsavory animal byproducts like beaks, hoofs, and feathers and passed off as animal “meal.”

Any enzymes or other valuable components that might have been present in the raw material are now useless.

However, if you prepare your pet’s food, you have a unique opportunity to add a few healthy organs.

If you’re not feeding your pet a raw food diet with added organs, or if you’d like to provide your pet with all the other important glands and organs they’re not now receiving, including those lost with spaying and neutering, I have another option for you…

Introducing… Whole Body Glandular Support – The FIRST and ONLY Customized Formulas for Male and Female Pets

You may find other glandular support products out there, but here’s one thing you won’t find: complete customized formulas for male and female pets.

Naturally, male and female animals have unique needs. Females have ovaries, and when they are spayed, they lose these precious glands that produce the sex hormones they need throughout life.

Likewise, male animals lose their testes when they are neutered. My Whole Body Glandular Support provides that extra support for these missing glands in both males and females.

With my proprietary Whole Body Glandular Support, your pet receives as many as 17 different glandular concentrates, depending on if you choose the Male or Female variety:

Glandular Support
Your pet receives concentrates from 16 or 17 glands and organs with the female or male varieties of Whole Body Glandular Support
  • Liver
  • Cerebrum
  • Stomach
  • Kidney
  • Heart
  • Lung
  • Pancreas
  • Spleen
  • Duodenum
  • Thyroid
  • Adrenal
  • Thymus
  • Pituitary
  • Hypothalamus
  • Lymphatic
  • Ovary (female version only)
  • Testes (male version only)
  • Prostate (male version only)

Other preparations on the market may contain one, two or maybe four glandulars. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a quality product like this that contains 16 or 17 glandulars!

Why the Source of Glandulars Matters

I’m sure you’re thinking… Where do all these glands come from, and how do I know they are safe for my pet?

Range-Fed Cows
We source our glandulars from range-fed Argentinian bovine and porcine tissues

Good questions! Those were the first things I asked, too…

I wouldn’t blame you for not wanting glands and organs from stressed animals that had lived their lives in crowded, inhumane factory farms.

Nor would I want to feed my pets tissues from animals that have been fed genetically engineered feed or given hormones and antibiotics.

The glandulars in my Whole Body Glandular Support come from government inspected, hormone- and antibiotic-free Argentinian-raised cows and pigs.

These animals are range-fed and spend their lives contentedly grazing in quiet, clean environments untouched by pesticides and herbicides.

Because of these ideal conditions, they have lower cortisol levels, an important factor with glands.

A byproduct of the grass-fed meat industry, the glandular material is removed and immediately frozen and then vacuum-dried to maintain its biological activity.

Without a doubt, it’s a product that I trust for feeding to my own pets. And you can feel good about giving it to yours too…

Could Your Pet Potentially Benefit from Whole Body Glandular Support?

You may be wondering if glandulars are right for your pet. I’d like to summarize who I believe can potentially benefit from my Whole Body Glandular Support:

Whole body glandular support
  • Spayed and neutered dogs, of any age, to promote endocrine balance
  • Intact dogs, of any age, to support overall health
  • Cats and ferrets desexed or intact, of any age, to support overall health
  • Dogs, cats, or ferrets who could use extra support for any specific gland or organ, especially liver, kidney or thyroid
  • Older pets experiencing cognitive decline

Clearly, this includes just about every pet! That’s why I am so excited to finally have these available for you. Through the many years I’ve been using glandulars in my practice, I’ve seen profound metabolic shifts occur.

Just one thing… Please don’t confuse my Whole Body Glandular Support with my Canine Hormone Support – they’re very different!

Canine Hormone Support (recommended for dogs only) provides the building blocks for supporting healthy hormonal balance and endocrine function in de-sexed dogs that are already showing signs of hormonal imbalance.

Whole Body Glandular Support (for dogs, cats, and ferrets) provides the actual animal glandular tissues to gently support the healthy functioning of all of your pet’s glands and organs, endocrine system included.

If your dog is already showing signs of hormonal imbalance, then I recommend giving both Canine Hormone Support and Whole Body Glandular Support. If your vet hasn’t yet diagnosed an endocrine imbalance or deficiency in your pet, then Glandular Support by itself may be enough to support your pet’s endocrine health and promote a normal balance of hormones.

One of the Most Profound Ways to Support Your Pet’s Total Health… Order Whole Body Glandular Support Today!

Based on my own observations in my practice, I believe Whole Body Glandular Support is one of the most subtle yet profound ways to support your pet’s health.

I’ve witnessed animals whose owners were convinced that they had “checked out” for good, only to come back with a zest for life after receiving glandulars.

Because glandulars offer such far-reaching potential benefits for your pet’s entire body, I heartily support their use for the majority of pets.

Why not try them for your pet? You have nothing to lose, but plenty to gain.

Give my Whole Body Glandular Support a 30-day run and see what it can do for your pet. Dr. Mercola’s Lifetime Satisfaction Guarantee (see complete details below) covers your purchase, so there’s very little risk to you.

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Label Snapshot for Whole Body Glandular Support – Male Whole Body Glandular Support – Female

Product Facts
Active Ingredients per 1 Scoop
(1.5 g scoop included)
   
A proprietary glandular blend of* [Liver, Cerebrum,
Stomach, Kidney, Heart, Lung, Pancreas, Spleen, Duodenum, Thyroid, Adrenal, Thymus, Testis, Prostate, Pituitary, Hypothalamus, Lymphatic]
  1.5 g

* Derived from bovine and porcine sources.
Inactive Ingredients - None

For use in male cats & dogs only.
Supports normal hormone production.

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Product Facts
Active Ingredients per 1 Scoop
(1.5 g scoop included)
   
A proprietary glandular blend of* [Liver, Cerebrum, Stomach, Kidney, Heart, Lung, Pancreas, Spleen, Duodenum, Thyroid, Adrenal, Thymus, Ovary, Pituitary, Hypothalamus, Lymphatic]   1.5 g

* Derived from bovine and porcine sources.
Inactive Ingredients - None

For use in female cats & dogs only.
Supports normal hormone production.

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Top 3 Frequently Asked Questions
  1. A: While glands in general provide low levels of Coenzyme Q10 and pancreatic enzymes, many pets potentially benefit from much higher doses of Coenzyme Q10, and in the reduced active form Ubiquinol. I don’t consider my Whole Body Glandular Support to be an equal replacement for Ubiquinol, especially for those animals that may need higher levels to support their heart health and energy needs.

    The same applies to digestive enzymes. My Digestive Support provides a full spectrum of digestive enzymes, not just pancreatic enzymes. And it supplies HCL that helps promote the normal production of hydrochloric acid in your pet’s stomach for proper digestion.

  2. A: While a kitty’s endocrine system is not as negatively impacted by spaying and neutering as dogs’, glandulars can provide important support for their other organs and glands. This product may also benefit ferrets and other carnivorous pets.

    The unique organ tissues in Whole Body Glandular Support provide an important food source that they don’t normally receive in their regular diet, even most raw or fresh food diets.

    With dogs, you can see noticeable physical benefits, such as new hair growth, that you may not observe in cats. But that doesn’t mean your kitty or ferret isn’t benefiting on a deep level!

  3. A: Canine Hormone Support provides the building blocks for supporting healthy hormonal balance and endocrine function in desexed dogs, while Whole Body Glandular Support (for male or female dogs, cats, or ferrets) provides the actual healthy animal glandular tissues for supporting the health of all of your pet’s glands and organs.

    I don’t recommend giving Canine Hormone Support to cats as they are not impacted by spaying and neutering the same way as are dogs. Whole Body Glandular Support, however, may be beneficial for cats and ferrets as well as dogs for overall organ and gland support.

    If your dog is already showing signs of hormonal imbalance, then I recommend giving both Canine Hormone Support and Whole Body Glandular Support. If your vet hasn’t yet diagnosed an endocrine imbalance or deficiency in your pet, then Glandular Support by itself may be enough to support your pet’s endocrine health and promote a normal balance of hormones.

    I recommend Whole Body Glandular Support (either the female or male formula) for all dogs, de-sexed or intact, for promoting normal hormone balance and supporting organ and glandular health throughout their entire body. Dogs that have been neutered or spayed may especially benefit.