If you are reading this it is probably because your dog has arthritis and you have two choices- pharmaceuticals, like steroids and NSAIDS, or nutraceuticals (natural remedies). While there are many natural remedies to choose from, only Flex-N-Free has a comprehensive formula to address all three joint issues: lubrication, ligament & tendon strength, and inflammation. If your aging canine 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 dog during their young active years and as they mature into their golden ones.
- 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
Flex-N-Free is a pleasant tasting powder that can be added to any food.
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. Flex-N-Free is a pleasant tasting powder that can be added to any food.
How to Use
There is no upper limit. Flex-N-Free is safe at any level. However, there is a dosage that is right for your pet. Experiment to find that dosage.
Mix into food or liquid 1x daily. If added to dry food, wet powder with water or broth.
Up to 20lbs, give 1/2 tsp. Add 1 tsp per each additional 20lbs
Dose should be doubled initially until signs of improved movement.
Ascorbyl Palmitate (Fat soluble vitamin C): 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 HCl: a 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 Sulfate: 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): a calcium supplement that absorbs water, and 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.
1a. Lithothamnium improves bone strength and remineralization.
A Mineral-Rich Extract from the Red Marine Algae Lithothamnion calcareum Preserves Bone Structure and Function in Female Mice on a Western-Style Diet, Calcified Tissue International, Volume 86, Number 4 / April, 2010
Muhammad Nadeem Aslam, Jaclynn M. Kreider, et al.
1b. Lithothamnium improves range of motion and reduces arthritic pain.
A natural seaweed derived mineral supplement (Aquamin F) for knee osteoarthritis, Nutrition Journal 2009, 8:7
Joy L Frestedt, Michael A Kuskowski, and John L Zenk
1. Ascorbyl palmitate carries ascorbate into neural tissues, providing an detoxifying effect for the nervous system.
Ascorbyl palmitate as a carrier of ascorbate into neural tissues, Journal of Biomedical Science, Volume 10, Number 2 / March, 2003, Mieczysaw Pokorski, Magdalena Marczak, Aneta Dymecka and Piotr Suchocki
1. A review of many studies shows a high probablity of effectiveness with glucosamine and chondroitin for the treatment of osteoarthritis
Glucosamine and Chondroitin for Treatment of Osteoarthritis A Systematic Quality Assessment and Meta-analysis, JAMA. 2000;283:1469-1475.
Timothy E. McAlindon, DM; Michael P. LaValley, PhD; Juan P. Gulin, MD; David T. Felson, MD
1. Aloe Vera increases collagen content of granulated (damaged) connective tissues.
Influence of Aloe vera on collagen characteristics in healing dermal wounds in rats, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, Volume 181, Numbers 1-2 / April, 1998
Pandarinathan Chithra, G.B. Sajithlal and Gowri Chandrakasan
(1) Serrazimes are an analog of serrapeptase. Serrapeptase is one of the most effective natural anti-inflammatory agents, used to treat all kinds of inflammatory pain.
Rothschild, J. Clinical use of serrapeptase: an alternative to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents The American Chiropractor, 1991, p.17
Gerngross, H. Fabian, A. A reduction in postaoperative swelling. Objective measurement of swelling of the upper ankle joint in treatment with serrapeptase (German)
Fortschr. Med. 1989, 107 (4), 67-8, 71-2
Klein, G. Kullich, W. Short term treatment of painful osteoarthritis of the knee with oral enzymes
Clin. Drug Invest.2000. 19(1), 15-23
(1) Bromelain has a variety of anti-inflammatory actions, including those involving joints and ligaments.
Therapeutic Application of Pineapple Protease
Bitange Nipa Tochi, et al
Pakistan Journal of Nutrition 7 (4): 513-520, 2008
Calcium Fructo Borate
(1) Calcium fructo borate is a novel food-based boron supplement. Boron is a critical micro-mineral for the proper deposition and regrowth of bone as shown in numerous animal and human studies.
Todd A. Armstrong, Jerry W. Spears, Thomas D. Crenshaw, and Forrest H. Nielsen
Boron Supplementation of a Semipurified Diet for Weanling Pigs Improves Feed Efficiency and Bone Strength Characteristics and Alters Plasma Lipid Metabolites
Journal of Nutrition. 2000;130:2575-2581.
Volpe SL, Taper LJ, Meacham S.
The relationship between boron and magnesium status and bone mineral density in the human: a review.
Magnes Res. 1993 Sep;6(3):291-6
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” I also ordered the Combo Canine Flex Lipids for our 8ish year old pound scrounge named Tater Tot who tore his ACL on both his back legs. He was on another brand of glucosamine/conjointin pill and was doing OK but not great on it. Tater Tot has also shown much improvement on the Combo Canine Flex Lipids program. He still is sore sometimes when he runs and plays too much but he’s much brighter and his back legs definitely seem to bother him less. Those torn ACL’s are a bugger. The only other option for him was surgery which I wasn’t too keen on because of the cost and who knows how he’ll do even if he did have the surgery. Thank you, Vitality Science for great products and great customer service. It’s nice to call and actually get a human who knows the products and can answer all your questions. I’ve already recommended VS to my dad.”