Athlete: For the Athletic & Working Dog




Like any athlete, time and stress take a toll on the body of a competitive, active dog. The depletion of a dog’s natural level of fluids may lead to fatigue, lethargy, and decreased performance. Athlete™ is a combination of herbs used to balance the high-energy, athletic dog. Rather than providing a short-lived boost of enthusiasm, Athlete™ functions by maintaining the fluids of the body, enhancing exercise tolerance, and allowing the dog to attain peak performance.

Athlete™ helps to maintain proper body composition by supporting stamina, endurance, oxygen utilization, and normal recovery time after strenuous activity. By making the body as balanced as possible, Athlete™ allows the canine athlete to attain peak performance.

Athlete™ is available in:
    • 75g powder
    • (One month supply*)


    • 150g powder
    • (Over one month supply*)


  • 500g powder
  • (Nearly four month supply*)

*All supply estimates based on 30-80 lb. dog, except 75 g powder, which is based on a small dog or cat.

Behind the Formula

By nature the athletic dog is yang, which is exhibited as active, outward or energetic behavior with high levels of running and movement. This excess of yang can burn off the body’s yin, or fluids. Herbsmith Athlete ® is a yin tonic that nourishes the blood and balances the dog’s level of yin and yang. The herbs in Herbsmith™ Athlete™ have blood-moving properties that ease discomfort caused by normal training and competition.

Direction for Use

    • Powder


    • For Dogs:
    • < 30 lbs……½ tsp. twice a day
    • 30-80 lbs…..1 tsp. twice a day
    • 80-120 lbs…1 ½ tsp. twice a day
    • > 120 lbs…..2 tsp. twice a day


  • For Cats……¼ tsp. twice a day

Not to be used in pregnant pets. If animal’s condition worsens or does not improve, stop product administration and consult your veterinarian. An examination from a veterinarian is recommended prior to using this product. Not for use within 48 hours of surgery/anesthesia.


    • Cooked Rehmannia root (shu di huang)
    • Actions: Nourishes yin and blood.


    • Angelica Tang Kuei (dang gui tou)
    • Actions: Tonifies and invigorates blood.


    • Dioscorea (shan yao)
    • Actions: Tonifies the spleen and kidneys.


    • Eucommia Bark (du zhong)
    • Actions: Tonifies the liver and kidneys.


    • Achyranthes Root (huai niu xi)
    • Actions: Supports the bones, tendons, and joints.


    • Honey Coated Licorice Root (gan cao)
    • Actions: Tonifies the spleen and Qi


  • Cornus fruit (shan zhu yu)
  • Actions: Tonifies the liver and kidneys.


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