Optimalisation of horse joints and movement: FLEX by GOLDMEDICS and FLEX PLATINUM
What are they?
FLEX by GOLDMEDICS and FLEX PLATINUM are balanced liquid supplements designed to perfect functioning of the movement mechanism of the horse; they are the first choice of the veterinarian. They
. contain essential building blocks for joints, tendons, ligaments and bone.
. are a synergistic combination of unique nutritional ingredients, not yet available on the market.
. are the result of 30 years of support for all types of horses, including jumping, show, dressage and racehorses by specialized veterinarians in collaboration with one of the European pioneers of functional foods.
GOLDMEDICS is thé solution if you do not want to use pharmaceuticals; moreover, the products are only available through your vet or on this GOLDMEDICS shop!
What are they doing?
Réaction of users: “Finally, that is what I have long been looking for! “.
In FLEX we strive for a double effect: Chondrocytes in joints continuously break down and rebuild cartilage. This is a natural and necessary process. Normally, demolition and reconstruction are in balance. Research has shown that certain nutrients can positively influence this balance. FLEX contains essential elements for rebuilding sustained damage. The cartilage will then produce better quality / viscous synovial fluid, so that everything is better shock-absorbing, resulting in a smoother moving animal. FLEX is also used to maintain healthy tendons and joints.
What is in it?
Only ingredients that have a scientifically proven effect and that have achieved outstanding results in the veterinary practice are used.
Acetylglucosamine reduces pain, swelling and stiffness and is more efficient than the often-used glucosamine, because the body has to convert glucosamine into acetylglucosamine before being active. Which is a rate-determining step. Acetylglucosamine is one of the 8 essential amino sugars in the body; it is the building block for hyaluronic acid, and a key element for the biosynthesis of glucosaminoglycans required for the synthesis of bone, cartilage, tendons, ligaments and other connective tissues.
Hyaluronic acid functions in the joint as a shock absorber and lubricant. Hyaluronic acid also allows for synthesis of proteoglycans, important factor of elasticity of the cartilage. We have opted for a molecular size that is better absorbed in the body and that has been shown to effectively migrate into the joint.
Two collagen peptides of different molecular weight are added. Seventy percent of the cartilage consists of collagen. Research with these peptides has shown an improvement in flexibility and vitality. They meet the increased need for nutrients for the musculoskeletal system during heavy loads and in the growth phase.
In people who have taken the supplement for 3 months compared to people who have taken a placebo (similar product but without active ingredients) during those 3 months, the effect of the supplement on the new repair of the cartilage is clear. The mechanism was illustrated ex-vivo on dog chondrocytes by a reduced degradation and an increased structure (click also the graph opposite).
Bamboo extract contains the highest natural content of silicon of plant extracts. The role of silicon is known in the mineralization of bone, collagen synthesis, hyaluronic synthesis and stimulation of the immune system.
MSM has anti-oxidant and soothes inflammation. Moreover, it is an important organic sulfur compound. Several hormones, enzymes, proteins, structure, and strength of cartilage, skin and hair are dependent on the concentration of sulfur in the body. Sulfur is also one of the main constituents of collagen, present in joints, tendons and ligaments.
In addition, FLEX also contains Curcumin in an exceptionally bio-available form. Curcumin is a very powerful antioxidant. Curcumin is the pure active ingredient; this in contrast to Curcuma or Turmeric (the root itself) which contains only 0.6 to 5% curcumin on dry matter.
What is the difference between FLEX PLATINUM and FLEX by GOLDMEDICS?
In FLEX PLATINUM, co-enzyme Q10 enriched yeast extract is also added. Coenzyme Q10 is an essential ingredient for the energy and therefore function of every body cell. Q10 is most useful for cells with major energy needs such as muscles (incl. hart), tendons and ligaments. In stress situations, trauma, use of pharmaceuticals, aging, often too little Q10 is naturally available and supplementation is desirable.
In addition, FLEX PLATINUM also contains Curcumin in an exceptionally bio-available form. Curcumin is a very powerful antioxidant and soothes inflammation. Curcumin is the pure active ingredient; this in contrast to Curcuma or Turmeric (the root itself) which contains only 0.6 to 5% curcumin on dry matter.
And finally, FLEX PLATINUM also contains a dose of prebiotics. Prebiotics are substances that have a beneficial effect on the flora of the gastrointestinal tract; because they are a substrate (nutrition) for the good flora and ensure that “bad” flora is kept under control. The microbial intestinal flora is currently often described as the “forgotten” organ. There are more bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract than cells in the body. It is one of the most beautiful examples of synergy between guest and host after centuries of evolution. A direct connection has been demonstrated between the gut microbiome and the joints.
TAKE THE TEST: To make the choice between FLEX by GOLDMEDICS or FLEX PLATINUM for your horse, one of the images on the left (click on the image and expand your screen) is a handy tool.
Also read our blog posts about the super results with FLEX!
An interesting side of FLEX is its beneficial effect on skin and hair.
Recommended dose for horses:
The recommended dose is 50ml/day per 500 kg horse. Preferably half in the morning and half in the evening.
During long-term preventive administration and no visible symptoms, the dose may be reduced to 25 ml / day.
At the start-up, when joints are swollen, and / or lameness is occurring a doubling of the dose to 2 x 50 ml / day is recommended.
If cartilage repair is required, treatment should be provided for at least 12 weeks.
FLEX for horses is available in 1 L bottle and a cheaper 5 liters.
We like to inform you further via firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone.
Dr. Anke Smits +32 495 596 531
Dr. Georges Smits +32 475 490 760
Dr. Filip De keersmaecker +32 475 455 452