Build Up

Build Up

  • Build Up (Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang)

    Herbal CreaturesBuild Up is a high potency formula containing herbs traditional used for strengthening the body, to boost energy, and to prevent or support prolapse of the organs.

    A blend of herbs used for:

    • Poor appetite, loose stools
    • Excessive sweating, thirst, exercise intolerance
    • Lethargy, general weakness, fatigue, weakness of the extremities
    • Prolapse of the rectum or uterus
    • How it works

      Build Up is based on a Chinese herbal formula called Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang, used to strengthen the body, such as in the aftermath of a severe illness. The formula is nourishing and strengthening and is beneficial in cases of general weakness or chronic fatigue. 

      One of the primary herbs, Radix Astragali is a potent immunostimulant, increasing the production of blood cells, as well as having antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant, vasodilator and hypotensive actions. 

      Pharmacological effects of the overall formula include a regulatory effect on the gastrointestinal system, adaptogenic effects (increasing the ability of animals to adapt to physical stresses), immunostimulant, antiallaegic, anticancer, radioprotective, antibiotic and antiviral effects.

      Veterinary clinical actions expand to include the treatment of myasthenia gravis, leukopenia secondary to chemotherapy, and various chronic illness in which fatigue is a factor, often in combination with other formulas.

      Traditional Understanding

      In Chinese medicine theory, when energy is depleted, especially in cases where the digestive system is not absorbing sufficient nutrition from foods, the organs will be more prone to prolapse. This formula acts to strengthen the energy of the Spleen and Stomach, improving digestive function, energy production, and preventing or supporting prolapse (of the uterus or rectum in particular).

    • Ingredients

      Pharmaceutical Name

      Pinyin Name

      Dosage (Gram)

      Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae

      Bai Zhu


      Radix Bupleuri

      Chai Hu


      Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae

      Chen Pi


      Radix Angelicae Sinensis

      Dang Gui


      Radix Astragali

      Huang Qi


      Radix Ginseng

      Ren Shen


      Rhizoma Cimicifugae

      Sheng Ma


      Radix Glycyrrhizae Preparatum

      Zhi Gan Cao


    • Directions for use

      • Take 3 spoons (9 grams) once daily in wet food.
        Acute symptoms: Take 3 spoons (9 grams), 3 times daily in wet food.
      • For all ages and weights, an extra dose may be taken to enhance results or as professionally advised.
      • Always consult with a qualified veterinary practitioner before taking herbal medicines and nutritional supplements.
      • Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your veterinary practitioner.


      Chen, John K et al (Chinese Herbal Formulas for Veterinarians), 2012;

      Reid, Tony (Clinical Guide – Black Pearl Pill Range), 2012; pp 30-31