Equistro Flexadin UCII 600g (Equine)
FLEXADIN UCII is a new and innovative oral joint health supplement developed by Vetoquinol. It contains: a patented natural type II collagen ingredient by the name of UCII (as opposed to the commonly used hydrolysed type II collagen), methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), and a readily assimilated chelated manganese trace element. Each ingredient has been carefully selected according to available scientific supporting evidence for their complementary support of the horse’s joint health. Equistro is pleased to be the first in Europe to offer as a means to manage joint health in horses.UCII’s difference lies in its patented extraction process that ensures the undenatured (natural) preservation of its natural triple helix structure as opposed to the hydrolysed collagens often employed. This natural form enables it to behave differently from other type II collagen ingredients once administered to the horse. Upon reaching the small intestine, UCII’s novel interaction with the digestive tract is thought to explain its capacity to contribute to the continuing good health and mobility of the horse’s joints. MSM is a naturally occurring sulphur compound and nutritional component of many foods. Bioavailable sulphur is an important component of the GAGs matrix. The readily assimilated chelated manganese plays a key role as a co-factor during healthy collagen synthesis. Collagen content: - In each 600g pot there is 0.8% active collagen (UCII) which equates to 4.8g per pot. Meaning that for an average horse who receives 15g per day there is 0.12g (120mg) of active collagen - which has been proven as the optimum amount of collagen by an external study.
|Testimonial||"Feeding Flexadin UCII ensures that my show jumping horses have every chance of withstanding the severe strain on their joints during competition." - Nicola Fitzgibbon, International Show Jumper.|
|Suitable for use during pregnancy?||YES|
|Complies with Jockey Club/ FEI Rules||YES|
|My Horse Is...||A Veteran, Competing, Developing, Pregnant, Stiff|
|Instructions for use||For the first 12 weeks give 15g (1 + 1/2 scoops) per day.
Thereafter feed 10g per day for maintenance.
|Maintenance Feeding Rate (average size animal)||10g|
|How long will it last (days)?||60 days at maintenance.|
|Approx cost per day||£1.62|
|Ingredients Label||Powder - Composition : Lactose, Methyl sulphonyl methane (MSM) 39.6%, Potassium chloride, Collagen (chicken collagen powder) 0.8% (4.8g per 600g pot equates to 120mg every 15g serve). Additives /kg: Composed of trace elements: Manganese as hydrated amino acid chelated manganese (E5) 480 mg. Analytical constituents : Moisture 12%, Crude ash 9%, Ash insoluble in HCl 5.2%, Sodium 1%, Crude protein 1%, Crude fibre 0.4%, Crude fat 0.3%|