Properties and benefits of KEVIN BACON'S - EQUIGEM FLEX


• Reduces joint pain.
• Improves suppleness.
• Helps prevent deteriration of the joints.
• Reduces tiredness after competitions.
• Aids recovery.

Benefits of ingredients

Glucosamine is effective in relieving pain, sometimes in as short a time as 10 to 14 days. Studies have shown that it can slow cartilage breakdown and may encourage healing. An effective dose is 6,000 to 10,000 mg/day. The 10,000 mg dose is usually needed for horses that are being worked. This higher level is also recommended during the first week or two of any horse's treatment, known as the "loading" period, which helps speed up results by getting a therapeutic level of the substance into the horse's system.

Chondroitin sulfate is a major structural component of cartilage, bone, and tough connective tissues such as the whites of the eyes.
Its greatest benefit appearing to be prevention of further cartilage breakdown. An effective dose is between 1,250 and 5,000 mg/day.

Glucosamine + Chondroitin
The most recent research is showing superior results for combinations of glucosamine and chondroitin, as contrasted to results when either substance is used alone.

Vitamin C
Vitamin C plays a critical role in the formation and maintenance of the skeletal tissues. It also has a stimulating effect on immune defence mechanisms. The RDA (recommended daily allowance) is 1 to 1.5 g / 500 kilos on high-performing horses, and 0.5 g / 500 kilos on breeding mares and stallions.

Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant)
Due to its anti-inflammatory benefits, black currant reduces the swelling and discomfort caused by inflammation in the joints.

Vitis Vinifera (vine) has antioxidant activity.

Pinus Montana (montain pine or mugo pine) is supportive therapy in rheumatic diseases.

Betula Alba
The therapeutic properties of birch extract are analgesic.