Apocaps CX Apoptogen Formula for Dogs (90 capsules)
Apocaps® CX Overview
Apocaps® CX is a giant leap in dog health innovation. Using pure, 100% human-grade, all-natural active ingredients, the patent-pending Apocaps® CX formulation helps dogs by unlocking a natural biological process in the body called apoptosis.
Apoptosis is nature's key to health. This completely normal function is literally built into the DNA, just waiting to be amplified to proper levels. Apoptosis works by dismantling accumulated cells that should be eliminated for normal health. Scientists commonly refer to apoptosis as "cell suicide." Apoptosis is a normal, fundamental and desirable process. Unfortunately, apoptosis levels can be reduced by many factors. When apoptosis genes stop working and let cells live beyond their normal lifespan, the body can use a boost. Several plants have naturally occurring molecules which actually support apoptosis when they are introduced into the living body. These plants are the subject of cutting-edge research in laboratories around the world. Many of these plants are difficult to extract and not readily available to the public, until the introduction of Apocaps® CX.
SEVEN REASONS TO CHOOSE APOCAPS® CX FOR YOUR DOG:
- This is the only apoptosis formula available specifically for dogs.
- Some of the ingredients in Apocaps--although available in plants found in your neighborhood grocery store--would need to be eaten in such high quantities that an extract form is vastly preferable.
- All ingredients are 100% human grade, so you know your dog is getting a high quality nutraceutical supplement.
- Developed by a veterinarian specifically for use with his own canine patients.
- Apocaps provides extraordinary quality at extraordinary value.
- Convenience: sourcing each of these ingredients separately is costly and time-consuming.
- Made and Packaged in a FDA Approved Laboratory in the USA.
Apocaps is the one and only genuine apoptosis pill.
It's About Improving Your Dog's Quality of Life
Veterinarians recommend Apocaps® CX to help support and maintain life quality in dogs who can benefit from apoptosis support.
Apocaps® CX is a Breakthrough Nutraceutical for Your Dog!
- - Apoptosis
- - Immunity
- - Heart
- - Liver
- - Kidneys
- - Intestines
Good Thing It Happens!
Ancient wisdom states there is a time to be born and a time to die. That’s just as true for our cells as it is for ourselves. While focus is often placed on the first half of this truth — on “birth” — it’s becoming clear that the natural death of cells may be just as important. Every day, in every normal adult human, billions of cells literally commit suicide to make room for other new, healthy cells. This happens in our dogs, too.
This normal, natural, and critical body process is called “apoptosis.” Apoptosis is encoded in each cell’s DNA. When a cell triggers its own apoptosis genes, those genes break the cell down completely, so the body can safely recycle or eliminate the remaining particles. It doesn’t hurt, because there are no side effects and very little (if any) inflammation with apoptosis. Apoptosis is as natural as breathing, and as necessary to health. After all, we can’t make room for healthy new cells without apoptosis.
Healthy, normal apoptosis genes don’t turn on randomly. There’s always a reason. Sometimes the cells committing suicide have reached the end of their natural lifespan and are just dying a natural death. Other times, cells trigger their “suicide genes” after they suffer derangement or irreparable damage.
Ancient Concept, Modern Understanding:
Nobel Prize-Winning Insights into the Natural Life and Death of Cells
Apoptosis is mentioned in textbooks, and many of us encountered the word in high school biology class, if only for five minutes. It was first described well over a century ago. But it took until 2002 for us to understand its importance. That’s when the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, given to those who have made the most important discovery in the field, was awarded to three researchers who study apoptosis.
The winners – Sydney Brenner, H. Robert Horvitz, and John E. Sulston – were jointly awarded “for their discoveries concerning genetic regulation of organ development and programmed cell death.”
Their discoveries were simple, but had a huge impact on scientific inquiry. Here are some important ones:
For every cell that is born, another must die to keep the tissues balanced with the right number of cells.
Programmed cell death (apoptosis) is as important to health as cell birth (mitosis)
Specific genes regulate organ development and apoptosis.
These genes “sculpt” organs in the body by turning cell death “on” and “off.”
There are apoptosis genes in species of all sizes and complexity.
Simple worms like C. elegans have apoptosis genes, and so do humans—and of course, dogs.
In other words, apoptosis genes are critical. They are what makes normal life, development, and death possible, for every cell in every species Brenner, Horvitz and Sulston studied. Normal apoptosis genes monitor each cell for balance and health. They only turn “on” apoptosis – natural cell suicide – if it’s needed. Otherwise, they stay “off.” They are sort of like the automatic braking system (ABS) in your car. The ABS doesn’t kick in unless it is needed. Similarly, apoptosis genes only turn “on” when they’re needed. Otherwise, in a healthy cell, they simply monitor in the background.
Balance Is Sought Throughout the Natural Life Cycle
As Nobel Laureates Drs. Brenner, Horvitz, and Sulston made clear: the body uses apoptosis to maintain balance from womb to tomb. When apoptosis is out of balance, so is health.
These new insights, highlighted by 2002’s Nobel Prize, inspired scientists all over the planet to look more closely at apoptosis and how it affects health. In the years since, apoptosis has become one of the hottest, most cutting-edge areas of science. We all owe Drs. Brenner, Horvitz, and Sulston a debt of gratitude.
“Nature has already invented the wheel. Our only job is to find it.”
— Demian Dressler, DVM, Chief Medical Officer
Hiding in Plain Sight
At Functional Nutriments, we constantly return to the natural world for inspiration and understanding. That’s because while science is often conducted in sterile labs, the most illuminating insights come from nature itself.
This has always been true. Sir Isaac Newton came up with his theory of gravity by watching apples falling from trees. At the time, his theory was radical and flew in the face of accepted knowledge. Today, it’s basic science.
Think of apoptosis the next time you witness a natural end to life, whether it’s in a petal wilting, a leaf turning color, or – like Newton saw – an apple falling.
Can Support Normal Apoptosis
At Functional Nutriments, our nutraceuticals are designed to help support normal, natural cell turnover by leveraging dietary apoptogens. These hyper-concentrated plant extracts – some of which are difficult to find – can help apoptosis genes “wake up,” and regulate cells in their normal, healthy fashion.
Nutraceutical (noo-tru’-soo-ti-kul): A nutrient or food believed to have health-promoting properties.
Many of these phytochemicals are difficult to extract and not readily available to the public, which is why Apocaps® CX, the world’s first genuine apoptogen formula designed specifically for dogs, is such an exciting product.
With the super-charged apoptogen formula found in Apocaps® CX, you can be sure dogs are getting the best – and only – apoptogen formulas available today. These products are also formulated with our special proprietary Biovadex™ to help boost apoptogen levels in the bloodstream.
Researchers all over the planet are studying the same dietary apoptogens we use in our formulas, working hard to create synthetic versions.
Biovadex™ is crucial to the success of our formulas over the years. While taking the different apoptogens listed on our labels separately may have benefit, the super synergy of these extracts when formulated together with Biovadex™ can deliver higher concentrations to cells.
Nature Doesn’t Work in Isolation
We count ourselves lucky to be on the forefront of the larger interdisciplinary movement that connects cutting-edge research with practical clinical experience to support natural, normal health – and increases quality of life.
Only the most excellent raw ingredients go into Apocaps® CX.
We only use human-grade raw ingredients.
Those raw ingredients must be from trusted, ethical sources. The majority originate in the USA, but a few come from non-Western traditions and are not yet available in the States. Regardless, ingredients are purchased only from trusted, ethical sources that have a proven track record for quality, safety, and purity.
We insist on a Certificate of Analysis for every batch of raw ingredients so we can be sure the manufacturer has tested that batch for quality, consistency, and purity. Batches that contain fillers, contaminants, or have any safety or purity issues are immediately rejected.
We double check all of this by testing each batch – just to be sure that what goes in our product is exactly what we intend it to be.
Every supplement manufacturer wants to make a safe product, but not every manufacturer takes all the steps they need to ensure that the job is done right.
Functional Nutriments make all our nutraceuticals to human standards, which are rigorous, especially when compared to pet supplement standards. This commitment to quality and safety results in superior products.
Every product in our pet line has been thoughtfully formulated with premium ingredients, safety tested, and packaged to remain shelf-stable for two years. (More in reality, but we label for two years for your peace of mind.)
FDA, State, and Country Inspections
Tested, Safe, Trustworthy
Because Dogs are People, Too
Our labs are mandated to follow current federal Good Manufacturing Processes and must be scrupulous in their testing for purity and safety. If they don’t keep up these standards and processes, the FDA would shut them down.
Every room used in the manufacturing process is protected by sealed doors, clean areas where technicians can “scrub in,” and tested for contamination.
The bottles are tightly safety-sealed on the inside.
A clear tamper-evident seal protects the neck of each bottle.
Each product is stamped with a Lot Number and Expiration Date, so we could do a safety recall. (We have never had a recall.)
Our products also go through a final test after packaging. Each batch of safety-sealed products are quarantined in a sterile room for seven days to give any bacteria, yeast, or mold time to grow, if it is present. Once a week has passed, the batch is sampled and tested thoroughly for microbes. If they are completely clean, they ship. If not, the entire batch is thrown out, and we start all over. The rigorous tests our products are subject to before, during, and after manufacture ensure that there is:
- NO E. coli bacteria
- NO Salmonella bacteria
- NO Yeast
- NO Mold
- NO Melamine
- NO Lead (a heavy metal)
- NO Arsenic (a heavy metal)
- NO Acetone (a solvent)
- NO Hexane (a solvent)
- NO Environmental Contaminants
Meet Demian Dressler, DVM, Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Demian Dressler is the creator of Apocaps® CX. He's also the owner of South Shore Veterinary Care, a full-service veterinary hospital in Maui, Hawaii, Dr. Dressler studied Animal Physiology and received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California at Davis before earning his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University. After practicing in New York, he returned to Hawaii to practice on Oahu before heading home to Maui to open his own hospital. Dr. Dressler consults both dog lovers and veterinary professionals, and is sought after as a speaker on topics ranging from the links between lifestyle choices and disease, nutrition and cancer, and animal ethics. He is the co-author of the best-selling animal health book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide, a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Hawaii Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Avian Veterinarians. He’s also a member of CORE (Comparative Orthopedic Research Evaluation), and an advisory board member for Pacific Primate Sanctuary, which was founded by his mother and inspired his lifelong love for animals. Dr. Dressler is pictured with his very healthy, very senior dog, Bjorn. He lives with Bjorn, and his human family, on Maui.
National Institute of Health Grant
The science behind Apocaps® CX has been vetted by the National Institutes of Health in Washington, DC. In 2010, Functional Nutriments was awarded a grant in the amount of a quarter million dollars to “Develop Cancer Chemosensitizer & Radiosensitizer Using Bioavailable Dietary Apoptogens.” This exciting development early in our company’s history forced us to make an important decision: did we want to stay on the nutraceutical path, or become a pharmaceutical company and develop synthetic versions of our dietary apoptogens? After much soul-searching, we committed to the nutraceutical version, and we’re glad we did – even if it meant giving up that prestigious and lucrative grant.
For the Love of All Dogs
Every dog’s health and happiness is our number one priority, and not just because it’s our business.
Adoration for our own dogs inspires us to make the best human-grade products, from the best ingredients, formulated for unbeatable bioavailability. Why? Because we support the intense bond between dogs and their humans ... at the cellular level.