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FlexAbility Professional is a high specification joint and cartilage supplement for high-performance horses and those needing the ultimate level of support.
FlexAbility PROFESSIONAL – Horse Joint Supplement
FlexAbility PROFESSIONAL is the highest specification joint supplement available in the UK.
It is a nutritionally advanced formula of FlexAbility which the only joint supplement on the market with two clinical and scientific studies demonstrating the positive effects of joint supplementation and is the only joint supplement in the UK with a published, peer reviewed paper in The Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. The study is the largest undertaken in recent history and the findings were also accepted and presented at the British Equine Veterinary Association Congress.
FlexAbility PROFESSIONAL is designed for those horses needing the absolute maximum levels of support such as those competing at the highest levels of competition and undergoing the greatest stress to joints, tendons and ligaments.
What’s in it?
Providing declared levels of key nutrients involved in cartilage synthesis and support using a unique combination and optimal levels of scientifically proven ingredients, including glucosamine, low molecular weight chondroitin, MSM, omega 3 fatty acids DHA & EPA, Hyaluronic Acid (HA), Boswellia, Collagen Peptides, Rosehip and Vitamin C.
With low dust and high palatability, FlexAbility PROFESSIONAL is manufactured under the strictest conditions in our own fully approved and certified UFAS and BETA NOPS manufacturing facility.
FlexAbility PROFESSIONAL is designed for those horses needing the absolute maximum levels of support and as such is the highest specification joint supplement available in the UK.
Each ingredient is individually chosen due to its proven effects, including glucosamine, low molecular weight chondroitin, MSM, omega 3 fatty acids DHA & EPA, Hyaluronic Acid (HA) and Vitamin C.
FlexAbility PROFESSIONAL is suitable for horses and ponies in regular competition, providing optimum nutritional support for joints against the rigours of training and competition. It provides nutritional support for cartilage, joints and their lubrication.
Chondroitin is a natural component of Aggrecan (a proteoglycan – a protein combined with carbohydrates), a large molecule found in cartilage. Chondroitin has been extensively studied, and found to have a synergistic effect when used in combination with Glucosamine. Both Glucosamine and Chondroitin act as building blocks for repair, but also have their own anti-inflammatory properties. Together they counteract inflammation by inhibiting the synthesis of Nitric Oxide Synthase (NOS) and Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2). Chondroitin supplementation has been evaluated in horses in combination with Glucosamine and other ingredients.
An essential building block for proteoglycans which make up the non-structural component of cartilage. Glucosamine has been recognised as a beneficial nutraceutical for joint health in both horses and humans for many years. It has been shown to reduce inflammation and cartilage turnover. Glucosamine and Chondroitin work synergistically to reduce inflammatory mediators in the joint as well as improving repair.
Omega 3 (DHA & EPA)
DHA & EPA are specific types of Omega 3 fatty acids which are only found in substantial amounts in Omega 3 from marine sources. DHA and EPA have been found to be beneficial to many body systems in the horse including joints, blood and lungs. It is important to note that Omega 3 from plant sources does not result increased DHA and EPA in body tissues in horses. FlexAbility PROFESSIONAL contains a unique encapsulated DHA and EPA and not a cheap plant source.
MSM Methyl-Sulfonyl-Methane is a natural ingredient used in many supplements because it has two very important properties. Firstly, MSM is a source of Sulphur. Sulphur is essential for the maintenance of repair of many structural tissues within the body like skin, hoof and cartilage. Secondly, MSM itself has anti-inflammatory properties.
A natural water-soluble anti-oxidant which under normal situations is made by the horse in the liver. During certain times excessive amounts of vitamin C are used, and the liver cannot keep up with the demand. Horses in work and older horses all have increased demand for Vitamin C and studies show that blood and tissue levels are often low in these groups of animals. Vitamin C has been shown to be able to pass from the blood into joint fluid of horses, which allows it to neutralise damaging free radicals which have been produced as a result of excessive wear and tear. As the horse can produce its own vitamin C, its gut did not adapt for efficient absorption of the vitamin as it occurs naturally in fruit and vegetables in the form of L-Ascorbic acid, unlike the human. When supplementing vitamin C to horses it is important to use a form which can be absorbed efficiently such as Ascorbyl monophosphate.
Hyaluronic acid (HA)
This is an essential component of both synovial fluid and proteoglycans. It has been studied in horses both as an oral nutraceutical, but also in injectable forms for use straight into joints or into the vein. Hyaluronic acid has been shown to improve the visual swelling seen with joint disease and is also used as an oral supplement in isolation with daily servings upwards of 100 mg.
Boswellia is an established nutraceutical in the human market, predominantly used for its anti-inflammatory effects in Arthritis. Boswellia Serrata contains Boswellic acids which work many different inflammatory pathways including the Arachidonic inflammatory pathway.
Collagen is a key component of every structural tissue in the body from bone to tendon to skin. Collagen makes up the scaffold of joint cartilage and is essential for its overall integrity. Oral supplementation with predominantly Type I bioactive collagen peptides in horses has been shown to reduce the signs of lameness over a 6-week period.
Rosehip (Rosa canina)
Commonly found in British hedgerows, Rosehips are known for the beneficial effects for managing Arthritic pain. Rose hips are packed full of plant based anti-oxidants including flavonoids and carotenoids.
Green Lipped Mussel Extract (GLME)
Green lipped mussel extract has become popular in past years following on from work performed in dogs and cats. Since then GLME has been trialled in horses and has been shown to be beneficial in cases of arthritis. GLME contains a combination of marine omega 3 fatty acids.
Pony – approximately 250kg 3
Horse – approximately 500kg 5.5
Large Horse – over 750kg 7
Mix thoroughly with feed and split between meals where possible. Introduce to feed slowly.
Do not exceed the recommended intake
One of our core values is transparency. That’s why we list all the active ingredients per daily feeding rate so you know exactly what your horse is getting.
Per 117g (500kg Horse Feeding Rate) FlexAbility Professional delivers: Glucosamine HCl 16g; Chondroitin Sulphate (90%, Low Molecular Weight) 6g; MSM 16g; Hyaluronic Acid 1000mg; Vitamin C (as calcium ascorbyl monophosphate) 10g; Marine Omega 3 20g (DHA & EPA 2.9g); Boswellia serrata extract 95% Boswellic Acid 11g; Green Lipped Mussel extract 2g; Collagen peptides 5g; Rosehip extract 10g
Glucosamine HCl, Methyl Sulfonyl Methane (MSM), Boswellia serrata extract, Rosehip extract, Chondroitin sulphate, Microencapsulated Fish Oil (EPA & DHA), Collagen peptides, Green Lipped Mussel extract, Hyaluronic Acid
Crude Protein 19%; Crude Fibre 2%; Crude Oils & Fats 6%; Crude Ash 3%; Sodium <1%; Moisture 4%; Calcium <1%; Phosphorus <1%
Additives (per kg):
Vitamins: Vitamin C (3a312) 100g. Sensory Additives: Vanilla flavour 1.0g