Flex + Lipids
We make joint health supplementation easy and economical by including the full range of recommended ingredients in one program: Flex-Lipids Combo! The 14 nutraceuticals address deficiencies in the body that contribute to the three primary factors in range of motion pathologies.
Supports the Integrity of the Joints, the Collagen, Synovial Fluid, Ligaments, Tendons, and Bones.
Ingredients that promote the regrowth of ligaments and tendons
Helps Reduce Swelling
Powerful, high grade glucosamine HCL and chondroitin sulfate
Promotes a mobile, pain free lifestyle
Helps keep immune system strong and healthy
If your aging feline companion suffers from joint aches, these supplements will help cushion them, ease pain, and improve mobility so they can start playing again. Formulated for moderate to advanced care joint health support for your cat during their young active years and as they mature into their golden ones.
Combo Flex Lipids is safe and beneficial for any animal young or old, healthy or sick, and regardless of symptoms.
Vital Pet Lipids contains krill oil, the premier long life and healing oil chosen for its ability to absorb into cells easily. Tuna Oil is the preferred DHA supplement and is vital for proper nerve function and brain development. Our Tuna Oil tests at 1/20 of the allowable limit of mercury. Astaxanthin, extracted from spirulina, is one of the most beneficial lipids known to science. It’s antioxidant strength is 550 times stronger then vitamin E.
Flex-N-Free is a unique supplement consisting of 10 clinically proven premium grade nutrients, micronutrients and minerals in their most bioavailable form. Flex-N-Free contains; glucosamine and chondroitin. Glucosamine can help rebuild cartilage and treat arthritis, and chondroitin is used to treat osteoarthritis. This will help support your cat’s healthy joints and connective tissue.
How to Use
You may administer these items together in wet food or liquid once a day. This program may be continued indefinitely.
For “Treatment-Resistant” hip dysplasia and arthritis, double the recommended dosage.
When introducing anything new to your cat start with a small amount. If your animal has no reaction or a positive reaction then you may continue to raise the dose until you have reached the suggested amount.
There is no upper limit, safe at any dosage. However, there is the right dosage for your animal. Experiment to find that dosage.
Up to 10 lbs, give 1/2 tsp
Add 1 tsp per each additional 10 lbs
Vital Pet Lipids
Animals should have GI stability before administering Lipids, due to it’s laxative nature. Dogs are able to process EFAs (Essential Fatty Acids) more effectively then cats, thus making their dosage more flexible. However, cats should follow recommended dosage exactly.
Give with food or water once a day:
Krill Oil is the premier long-life and healing oil, contains 9% DHA and 15% EPA, essential to the good health of all animals. The phospholipids in Krill Oil are structured so that the EPA and other nutrients are encased in a lipid framework that facilitates entry into cells. No other lipid has this biochemical conformation. Studies suggest using Krill Oil may show a marked reduction in symptoms of joint pain, and cholesterol levels, and a normalization of blood sugar levels, along with an improvement in immune function.
Tuna Oil is extracted from deep-sea tuna fish and is rich in DHA (6%) and EPA (25%). Tuna Oil is the preferred DHA supplement because it has high levels of DHA/AA, vital ingredients for proper nerve function and for transmission of messages between nerve cells. Our Tuna oil tests at one ten thousandth of a gram of mercury per kilogram of oil which is twenty times less than the allowable limit.
Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols) primarily controls lipid per-oxidation and complements some of the functions of vitamin A. Vitamin E and tocopherols, in general, prevent premature cellular aging and tissue degeneration
Astanxanthinappearing in many places in nature, is a carotenoid. The substance that gives color (red) to salmon, algae, and many fruits and vegetables. Occurring naturally in krill oil, we add extra to maximize it’s healing benefits. Our Astaxanthin is a super critical extract of Haematococcus Pluvialis micro-algae. It greatly reduces inflammation and joint pain, increases endurance and muscle recovery, boost immune function and helps the body resist infection.
Ascorbyl Palmitate (Fat soluble vitamin C) Ascorbyl palmitate possesses all the benefits of vitamin C, but unlike the water-soluble form, is able to be stored in the lipid cell membrane until the body is ready to put it to use. Furthermore, it has histamine lowering properties and increases lymphocyte formation.
Glucosamine HCla natural compound that is found in healthy cartilage. It is used to help form and repair body tissues and as your animal ages, the natural production of glucosamine in the body slows. It has been shown through many studies to alleviate pain and help rebuild cartilage. Research shows that providing supplements of glucosamine can help restore joint function and activity levels.
Chondroitin SulfateChondroitin is a naturally occurring product found in animal cartilage. When chondroitin is added to the diet it helps to reduce the level of destructive enzymes, which accelerates cartilage destruction.
Lithothamnium (Calcified algae) absorbs water, relieves pain.
Active-Aloe 200:1 is the leading aloe vera for purity and biological activity. Our 200:1 extract is produced by refractance window drying the juice from the inner leaf. The result is the highest biological activity of any drying method. All the immunological activity of fresh aloe is concentrated in Active-Aloe.
Bromelain 2400 GDU (Gelatin Digesting Units) is an enzyme with documented anti-inflammatory activity. Our bromelain is 2400 GDU (Gelatin Digesting Units), the highest potency available.
Calcium Fructo-Borate Plant-based boron supplement
Serrazimes is a fungal enzyme with wide ranging therapeutic benefits. It has been scientifically proven to reduce inflammation and promote joint flexibility.
Vitamin K2 (menaquinone) has a wide variety of benefits for the circulatory system.
Argentinean Beef Liver is rich in vital nutrients including energy producing B vitamins, extremely low in carbohydrates and serves as an excellent source of protein. It is a flavoring well liked by cats and dogs. Additionally, our “flavoring” has many health benefits. It comes from fresh, hormone-free Argentinean Beef liver carefully processed to preserve all the fragile nutritional elements.
Arabinogalactan (larch tree extract) is a source of dietary fiber. It has potential therapeutic benefits as an immune stimulating agent. Arabinogalactan is a pre-biotic, actively fermented by intestinal microflora and is effective at increasing beneficial anaerobes such as those in Pet Flora.
Vitality Science is dedicated to the quality of our products, therefore we hand formulate each product and maintain a C of A (Certificate of Authenticity) for all ingredients. Ingredients are sourced from Germany, Argentina, and United States. We do not use any additives or any substances other than what is on the label. That is, we use no excipients, flowing agents, coloring agents, stabilizers, silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, or unnatural substances of any kind.
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A Carotenoid with multiple beneficial effects
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Calcium Fructo Borate
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