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Apocaps CX Apoptogen Formula for Dogs (90 capsules)

Apocaps® CX is a pioneering nutraceutical for dogs, harnessing the power of apoptogens from natural botanicals to support the vital process of apoptosis, ultimately promoting enhanced longevity and well-being.

Enhanced Apoptosis Support: Apocaps CX contains apoptogens derived from nutrient-dense botanicals, supporting the natural process of apoptosis, crucial for eliminating aging or damaged cells and promoting overall health.

Comprehensive Health Benefits: Beyond apoptosis support, Apocaps CX offers a holistic approach to canine health, addressing key areas like immunity, heart, liver, kidneys, and intestinal function.

Easy to Give: Apocaps were designed with you in mind. Simply hide in a treat or pill pocket, or open and mix with a small amount of food.

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$69.95 USD

Product Description

Apocaps® CX stands as a revolutionary advancement in canine health, garnering trust from veterinarians worldwide since its inception in 2010. This pioneering nutraceutical harnesses the power of apoptogens, derived from nutrient-dense botanicals, to bolster the natural process of apoptosis in dogs. Apoptosis, often referred to as "cell suicide," is an essential biological mechanism encoded within a dog's DNA, responsible for eliminating aging, damaged, or compromised cells. Apocaps CX amplifies this intrinsic process, ensuring that the body's cellular health remains optimized. Crafted with 100% human-grade, all-natural ingredients, this formulation not only prioritizes efficacy but also assures pet owners of the highest quality standards. By providing a unique blend of apoptogens, Apocaps CX is poised to enhance your dog's longevity, vitality, and overall well-being.

Consider Apocaps CX for your dog if you seek to elevate their quality of life and promote their overall health. This groundbreaking nutraceutical offers a multifaceted approach to canine well-being, addressing not only apoptosis but also vital aspects like immunity, heart health, liver and kidney function, and intestinal well-being. The benefits extend beyond just longevity; Apocaps CX can lead to a noticeable increase in your dog's energy, activity levels, and vigor within a relatively short period. Moreover, the convenience and cost-effectiveness of Apocaps CX as a comprehensive supplement make it an accessible and practical choice for dog owners committed to their pet's health and longevity. Trust in Apocaps CX to provide your cherished companion with the exceptional care they deserve.

Apocaps CX Label


Weight Range (lbs) Dosage
5-10 1 capsule two times daily
10.1-20 2 capsules two times daily
20.1-40 3 capsules in the AM and 2 capsules in the PM
40.1-60 3 capsules two times daily
60.1 and over 3 capsules three times daily


Active Ingredients per capsule: Proprietary Blend {Citrus Bioflavonoid Complex [from Japanese Pagoda (Styphnolobium japonicum), Orange (Citrus sinensis), Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi)], Ascorbyl palmitate (Vitamin C), Lecithin powder, L-Glutamine, Taurine, Zinc oxide (80.6% Zinc), Ginger (Zingiber officinale) root extract (5% gingerols), Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) seed extract (80% silymarin), Turmeric (Curcuma longa) root extract (95% curcuminoids), Beta-glucans (from Agrobacterium biovar 1), Magnesium oxide (60% Magnesium)} 398.58 mg.

Inactive Ingredients: Gelatin, vegetable magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose and silica.

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Apocaps Dosing Guidelines

Order the right amount for your dog by following these important dosing guidelines set by Dr. Dressler for his canine patients. Each bottle of Apocaps contains 90 capsules.

Is your dog on an oral prescription anti-inflammatory medication or NSAID, such as prednisone/prednisolone, carprofen (Rimadyl, Novox), deracoxib (Deramaxx), firocoxib (Previcox), meloxicam (Metacam), or similar? If so, you may want to use a lower dose of Apocaps. We'll do the calculations for you.


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Apocaps CX Apoptogen Formula for Dogs (90 capsules)

Dr. Dressler's Dosing Guidelines

Order the right amount for your dog by following these important dosing guidelines set by Dr. Dressler for his canine patients. Each bottle of Apocaps® contains 90 capsules.

Is your dog on an oral prescription anti-inflammatory medication or NSAID, such as prednisone/prednisolone, carprofen (Rimadyl, Novox), deracoxib (Deramaxx), firocoxib (Previcox), meloxicam (Metacam), or similar? If so, you may want to use a lower dose of Apocaps. We'll do the calculations for you.

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!

Dogs may show more vitality, activity and vigor within one week. In other dogs, the effects may be slower, taking up to three or four weeks

Full Spectrum Support for:







Millions of Doses Worldwide!
Since 2010, veterinarians around the world have been recommending Apocaps® CX to dog lovers and have seen great results. It’s a first-in-class nutraceutical designed to enhance the quality of life and longevity for dogs as a standalone palliative supplement, or in synergy with comprehensive care.
Apocaps® CX gets its names from its apoptogens, bio-critical phytonutrients extracted from the leaves, flowers, husks, and roots of several flavorful, nutrient-dense botanicals. These plant extracts help support the normal process of apoptosis, which means they may help old, damaged, or deranged cells “commit suicide” in a 100% normal, natural and safe manner. These dietary apoptogens have captured the interest of scientists in numerous clinical trials across the US and the planet.
Here's a medical way to explain this: the constituents in Apocaps® CX can work on extrinsic and intrinsic multi-targeted pathways to help support normal apoptosis at multiple sites. This can give maximum benefits to the dog.
In addition to helping support normal, healthy levels of apoptosis, Apocaps® CX has several other special ingredients, including small amounts of beta glucans, potent mushrooms that can support the immune system. You will also find gingerols, which can aid in apoptosis maintenance as well as support normal digestive function, and l-glutamine, which can help maintain a normal body condition and weight.
Finally, we use our proprietary Biovadex™ technology to help deliver the apoptosis-supporting health benefits of Apocaps® CX straight to the target organs. Apocaps® CX is a wonderful standalone product for dogs, and it is safe when used in conjunction with conventional therapies.


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.

Dietary Apoptogens

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.


A Modern-Day Trojan Horse

Researchers all over the planet are studying the same dietary apoptogens we use in our formulas, working hard to create synthetic versions.

That’s great, but there’s a problem we all face: the most valuable dietary apoptogens don’t enter the bloodstream easily. This means their bioavailability is lessened.
Our solution? Biovadex™.
Just like the Trojan Horse hid hundreds of Greek soldiers waiting to slay the trusting Trojans, Biovadex can help the plant extracts in Apocaps® CX evade the liver and digestive system, so they can slip into the bloodstream quickly.

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

So Neither Do We
Our roots are veterinary medicine in Maui, Hawaii. It’s moving to think of Dr. Demian Dressler on his island home, researching dietary apoptogens, working with clients to see how they work, formulating a blend of his own that could help dogs, conducting a pilot trial for Apocaps® CX to establish safety, and asking other veterinarians for their feedback.
And yet, Dr. Dressler didn’t do it all by himself. We deploy an inter-disciplinary team of scientific experts to create, make and refine our cutting-edge nutraceuticals, including veterinary oncologists, PhD’s in biochemistry, and dozens of highly trained and skilled specialists.
These professionals bring decades of wisdom, knowledge, and experience from their different fields to our evidence-based approach – and together, we create one-of-a-kind formulas.
For a long time, thinkers and creators and researchers have taken a “one molecule” approach. They tried to isolate “one problem” and find “one solution.” But that approach rarely stumbles upon a magical silver bullet.
We take nature as our model. We go back to fundamental biological basics to see how the body works. We look for patterns, we ask big questions about the big picture, and we take inspiration from other disciplines and fields.
Just like Newton “found” gravity by observing a consistent pattern in the natural world, we “find” our formulas by observing what happens when apoptogens work together. That’s why we offer a blend of apoptogens: nature does not operate in a vacuum.

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.

Premium Ingredients

Worth Every Penny

Only the most excellent raw ingredients go into Apocaps® CX.

In fact, we’re known for our pickiness about sourcing, safety, and purity. We think the extra effort, time, and money we spend is worth ensuring a premium product for our canine friends
There are over a dozen different ingredients used in our formulation, and each one must pass muster before making the cut. Here are the four steps we take before using any ingredient:
  • 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.

Human Grade

Because Dogs are People, Too

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.)

Small Batches

Fresh Product

To ensure the freshest possible products, we manufacture our formulas in small batches from ingredients that are ordered as needed – which means we don’t have raw ingredients just sitting around.
This choice is tough on our bottom line, because buying in small quantities means we usually pay more than we would if bought in bulk. While a few of the raw ingredients we use are common, many more are difficult to procure.
But we do it anyway, because we want to be confident that you are getting the freshest, highest quality ingredients in every bottle and capsule.

FDA, State, and Country Inspections

When a lab is US FDA-registered and approved for human nutraceutical manufacture, they must follow the current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) defined by the FDA for approved and registered labs. In addition to all the steps outlined above, they must also be inspected regularly.
Our labs are subject to regular FDA inspections, including unannounced inspections. They are also licensed by the state, and therefore inspected regularly by state inspectors.
In addition to these federal and state inspections, our labs have been inspected by and approved by various governments around the world. Taking this extra step demonstrates a deep commitment to quality and safety, and we are particularly proud of our labs having been approved by the three countries that are toughest on nutraceuticals: Canada, Australia, and Germany.

Tested, Safe, Trustworthy

To make sure that our products are as safe as possible, we manufacture in nutraceutical labs registered with, approved by, and regularly inspected by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and state agencies.
Because we’re manufacturing to human-grade standards, our nutraceuticals may cost a little more than most pet supplements, but they are also put through the most rigorous testing available before, during and after the manufacturing process. For example, we make sure that there are no environmental contaminants, bacteria such as E. coli or Salmonella, yeast, mold, hexane, acetone, lead, arsenic, or melamine.
This attention to quality and testing is time-consuming and costly, but it’s worth it, because the resulting products are high-quality, tested, safe, and effective.
When we tell you that Apocaps® CX is made to human nutraceutical standards, here’s what we mean:

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
All of this takes time, energy, money, and commitment.
But aren’t dogs worth this effort? We think so!
Standardized and Consistent
A Capsule Is a Capsule, a Scoop Is a Scoop
When you give your dog an Apocaps® CX capsule you can be sure that it contains the amount of the formula we list on the label. You can also be absolutely, 100% sure that Apocaps® CX is the freshest, highest-quality, safest, most consistent, one-of-a-kind formula you can get for your dog.

Priority #1

The Dogs!
Many companies create good products, because they have their immediate customers in mind.
But the BEST companies create the BEST products by always keeping the end user in mind.That’s why we’re obsessed with dogs – because they are our end users!  
Their needs and desires are our number one priority. Of course, we always consider the needs and desires of everyone else, too. We do everything we can to support veterinarians and dog lovers who buy Apocaps® CX for their dogs. But only because by supporting YOU, we are supporting YOUR DOG!
Dr. Demian Dressler, DVM pictured with his dog Bjorn is a licensed veterinarian in Hawaii and a graduate of the Cornell School of Veterinary Medicine.

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.