Details Cortaflex® HA Super Fenn is specially formulated for competition horses or those in high work loads and as used by the City of London Police and those with excessive wear and tear to their joints. Feed 15g daily for maximum benefit 7.5g as a maintenance level. Also available in 4.5kg yard size see below CLINICALLY TESTED - Cortaflex® has been clinically tested in a double blind study of equine tarsal joint movement. The rigorous trial was conducted by the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University, one of the leading equine research institutes in the world. Unlike the more subjective research approaches in some equine trials, the study used advanced kinetic analysis techniques to objectively and accurately measure the horseâ€™s gait. These techniques, based on video and force plates, unquestionably demonstrated the effects of supplementation. The results were then presented by the author Dr Hilary Clayton BVMS, PhD, MRCVS, to the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and published in the conference proceedings. Since the double blind study, HA & Silicon have been added to the formulation, these ingredients reflect more recent research in the support of equine joint comfort and mobility. HA has been added for even greater benefit to the joints, particularly those that have experienced excessive wear and tear. HA is a major component of synovial fluid, which is essential for providing the joints with lubrication and the cartilage with nutrients. HA has traditionally been derived from type II Collagen sourced from Rooster Comb, which has a high molecular weight of up to six million Daltons. This form of HA has been shown to be very effective when injected but is not considered to achieve a good rate of absorption when taken orally due to the large molecular size. The HA used in Cortaflex® is of vegetable origin and has a molecular weight of less than 50,000 Daltons. It is believed that this is more readily absorbed, providing HA to the joints in a non-invasive way. Facts about joint cartilage - joint cartilage is not directly connected to any blood vessels so all the nutrients that the cartilage needs for good health have to be small enough to pass through cellular walls to benefit the joint tissue.
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