The Green Lipped Mussel possesses a profile of Omega-
Flex Jointcare provides a rich source of all major classes of Glycosaminoglycans (GAGS) which are principle components of cartilage and the synovial fluid found in the joint. These GAGS provide flexibility, elasticity and tensile strength to the articular cartilage.
Good joint health can depend on promoting GAGS content within the joint and surrounding cartilage. As a source of GAGS, Green Lipped Mussel can provide chondrocytes with Chondroitin Sulphate and essential fatty acids which are critical for maintaining joint health.
Flex Jointcare is the complete joint-
The study was designed in two parts. The first 56 days were double-
In the second part of the trial all dogs were placed on mussel extract from 56 to 112 days.
An assessment of the dogs´ condition (lameness, weight bearing, joint mobility, willingness to hold up contralateral limb and pain) was made by the owners as well as the veterinaries, and in addition several biochemical and haematological measurements, relevant to arthritis and other chronic degenerative joint disease were made.
The overall result of the study was that New Zealand green-
Until day 28 of supplementation, in both groups (mussel extract and placebo), an improvement in about 40 per cent of the dogs was observed both by owners and veterinary clinicians.
This is explained partly by natural healing and partly the placebo effect. In the placebo group, however, no further improvement was noted after this point of time, whereas in the mussel extract group the percentage of the dogs improving increased until 74 percent. When the dogs which had been on placebo until day 56, were put on mussel extract supplementation, the percentage of healing increased to an average of 91 per cent. The degree of agreement between the owners and the clinicians on improvement of the clinical condition of the dogs was very good, and suggested that, in general, treatment of arthritic disorders in pets may be determined as being successful or unsuccessful on the basis of owner observations.
This study confirms the results obtained earlier in a multicenter study conducted by veterinary clinics in Japan, where 90 per cent of dogs and cats suffering from arthritis improved when supplemented with New Zealand green lipped mussel extract.
Natural ingredients are more easily absorbed
The natural polysaccharides glucosamine and chondroitin, the 'building blocks' of joint tissue in Green Lipped Mussel, are far more effectively assimilated than manufactured glucosamine and chondroitin.
Flex Jointcare in both tablet and sprinkle form provides two additional anti-
Flex contains Selenium (in the form of selenium yeast which is more easily absorbed) and Vitamin E: both are anti-
Why do Vets recommend Green Lipped Mussel extract for dogs?
Veterinary surgeons often now promote the addition to the diet of green-
The reason ?
For hundreds of years the coastal Maoris of New Zealand have eaten Green Lipped Mussels as a major part of their diet. The Maoris would harvest the mussels growing naturally on the seashores and would eat them raw. Even though they saw the mussel as an important part of their diet, they did not realise the benefits they were gaining, until settlers in New Zealand later realised that these Maoris had far superior joint health compared to Westerners.
How do you know if your dog is a likely candidate for joint supplementation and could use green lipped mussel extract for dogs?
Perhaps you have simply noticed for yourself an uncharacteristic lack of enthusiasm for exercise, stiffness after rest, awkwardness mounting steps or jumping into the car.
It really makes no difference if your aspirations were to shine in the breed ring, at obedience or agility or simply to enjoy a naturally active life-
Have you pinned all your hopes and dreams, invested time and money in your choice of dog only to be told by the vet that he needs invasive joint surgery followed by short term relief to help in the recovery process or, worst case scenario, will suffer joint problems for the rest of their life?
Remember though that dogs do still need exercise, not so much as to cause an excess amount of wear and tear but sufficient to keep muscles toned so that they can work to support the joints.
Dogs are a species whom we increasingly realise may need additional nutrients to maintain optimum joint and limb health; larger breeds even more so.
The increasing use of dogs in sport and leisure activities such as Agility, Flyball, Cannicross, Dog Sledding and Field Sports is another factor that increases long term wear and tear on the joints.
Flex Jointcare Tablets
Supports joint structure & stability
Ticks all the boxes…………
Maintains your active pet
Natural & safe ingredients
Healthy hips & elbows
Did you know?
Flex tablets are both small and highly palatable and most dogs will not notice their presence in food and will even enjoy them as a treat. They can be given at any time though it is better and often convenient to incorporate them with regular feeding.
Approximate dog size or bodyweight tablets/day
Small dogs (under 10kg)………one tablet
Medium dogs (10kg-
Larger dogs(over 20kg) one tablet per 10kg
Guaranteed analysis per 100gm:
Green Lipped Mussel extract......... 38gm
Vitamin E ………..........................3600mg
Ingredients: Green lipped mussel concentrate, Vitamin E (alpha tocopheryl), Vitamin C, Zinc Gluconate, Selenium Yeast, Algae extract (Spirulina), Excipients(Cellulose, Hydroxypropylcellulose, Silicon Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate), Flavouring.
Each tablet contains 175mg Highest Strength Green lipped Mussel concentrate
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