Dear Dr. Marsden,
Arthro-IonX is a homeopathic preparation of 24 ingredients in the 10X, 20X, 30X potencies.
In homeopathy a 10X potency is one in which the tincture has been diluted 1 to 9 parts, and then one part of that mixture is diluted again 1 to 9, and so on until this is done 10 times. The energy signature of the original substance is carried in the liquid but very few molecules of the original substance remains in the liquid and by the time you get to a 24X dilution there are no more molecules of the tincture left, just the energy instruction. With each dilution the activity becomes more focused somewhat like a laser compared to a flashlight. 10X, 20X, 30X are considered low to moderate potencies. The different potencies act slightly differently in the body so it is common for preparations to contain several. The remedies were chosen based upon their ability to modify pain, inflammation, and stimulate internal modifications that lead to healing. I hope this clarifies the product if you have never used homeopathy before. Though homeopathy isn't used as much in the United States, over half of veterinarians in Europe use homeopathy alongside conventional therapy. It can offer some help in cases where more options are needed.
How is the cat doing? If the owner wants to try any other nutritional approaches, I have found some of Standard Process products to be helpful for hyperthyroidism. I have used some things out of the veterinary line and the human line. Whole food nutrition can be applied to felines quite easily. Dr. Cameron with Standard Process is very helpful if you are interested, or if you want to communicate with me further I would be happy to stay in contact. Below is the active ingredient list.
Char Wilson, D.V.M.
Active Ingredients: Official HPUS*
Actaea Spicata, Aesculus Hippocastanum,
Arnica Montana, Bellis Perennis,
Bryonia Alba, Calcarea Carbonica,
Calcarea Fluorica, Causticum,
Cimicifuga Racemosa, Formicum
Acidum, Hypericum Perforatum,
Ledum Palustre, Lithium Carbonicum,
Magnesia Phosphorica, Phosphorus,
Phytolacca Decandra, Pulsatilla,
Rhododendron Chrysanthum, Rhus
Toxicodendron, Ruta Graveolens,
Salicylicum Acidum, Sepia, Sulphur
and Zincium Metallicum. Each of the
above ingredients contains equal
volumes of 10x, 20x, 30x potencies.
Base Solution: Purified water,
proprietary ionic organic mineral
complex, Potassium Sorbate .1%
(Citric Acid .0075%)
Arthro-IonX: Contains no alcohol or sugar.
*Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States