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Flex GL Maximum Strength is super-concentrated glucosamine HCl and vitamin C, for easy feeding and maximum value

Flex GL
Maximum Strength

  • Super concentrated for easy supplementation and maximum value
  • Each 0.4 ounce serving of Flex GL Maximum Strength provides 5,000 mg of glucosamine hydrochloride (HCl) and 5,000 mg of ascorbic acid (vitamin C)
  • Supports natural joint lubricants and connective tissue
  • Anti-caking ingredients make it easier to give

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Glucosamine: The building block of natural lubricants Flex GL™ Maximum Strength by Vita Flex® is a rich and concentrated source of glucosamine and vitamin C for horses. An amino sugar, glucosamine is an important component of the horse's natural articular lubricants. Glucosamine makes up half of the hyaluronate (hyaluronic acid) molecule, the key to the lubricating properties of the synovial fluid. Glucosamine is readily converted to galactosamine to provide 50 percent of the structure of chondroitin sulfates, as well as keratan and dermatan sulfates. These GAGs combine with proteins and hyaluronate in the cartilage to form the large proteoglycans (PGs) that lubricate and protect the cartilage surface.

Rate-limiting step in GAG production The production of glucosamine from glucose and glutamine is believed to be the main “rate-limiting step” in the body's production of GAGs. Improved dietary supplies of pre-formed glucosamine help overcome this limitation with natural sooupport. Tests of glucosamine's biochemical properties reveal that it has little direct effect against common inflammatory agents. Instead, glucosamine appears to function as a nutritional precursor, “feeding” the systems that make important GAGs like hyaluronate and chondroitin sulfates. In one test, GAGs in tissues that were deprived of normal glucosamine production returned to normal length within 15 minutes after glucosamine was added. (Clark, Richards, Iozza, Biochem. J., 1991, 273, 283-288)

Vitamin C: Production and Protection Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) helps in the formation of collagen and GAGs, and also mediates the release of histamine and other pro-inflammatory compounds. Vitamin C also provides broad antioxidant protection against the free radicals that can damage vital tissues. In collagen synthesis, vitamin C serves both to regulate the startup process as well as to mature the collagen protein in the final stage of production. Like glucosamine, vitamin C has been shown in laboratory testing to stimulate manufacture of the large proteoglycan (PG) lubricants. The glucosamine and vitamin C in Flex GL™Maximum Strength work together to enhance nutritional synergy.

Flex GL™ Max: Our best glucosamine value! Although Flex GL™ Maximum Strength is 100% concentrated (just a small amount of extra mineral ingredient is added to keep it easy to feed in the barn), it's very palatable for horses and is a cinch to feed. Each small serving scoop supplies a minimum of 5,000 mg glucosamine HCl plus 5,000 mg ascorbic acid. For more information about the different kinds of glucosamine and what they contain, please see our FAQs section. To quickly compare glucosamine HCL to glucosamine sulfate, see this graph.

Recommended Feeding Feed 2 to 3 scoops daily for up to 30 days, one scoop daily for maintenance. Serving scoop enclosed.

 

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