Equistro Flexadin UC2 For Horses

Equistro Flexadin UC2 For Horses
UCII » 600g Tub

  • UCII » 600g Tub £108.49

Description

For lasting natural performance, optimal joint health and mobility. Flexadin UCII contains patented natural type II collagen, MSM and chelated manganese.

FLEXADIN UC2 is an original complementary feeding stuff formulation based on a revolutionary concept, a patented* undenatured (natural) type II collagen (UC2) in combination with MSM and Ipaligo Manganese. UC2’s difference lies in its patented extraction process that ensures the undenatured (natural) preservation of its natural triple helix structure as opposed to the hydrolysed collagens often employed. This natural form enables it to behave differently from other type II collagen ingredients once administered to the horse. Upon reaching the small intestine, UC2’s novel interaction with the digestive tract is thought to explain its capacity to contribute to the continuing good health and mobility of the horse’s joints. MSM is a naturally occurring sulphur compound and nutritional component of many foods. Bioavailable sulphur is an important component of the glycosaminoglycans GAG matrix. The readily assimilated chelated manganese plays a key role as a co-factor during healthy collagen synthesis.

*European Patent : EP 1 435 906 B1

Recommended administration:
• Initial administration 1½ scoops (15 g) once daily for 12 weeks
• Maintenance administration 1 scoop (10 g) once daily

Composition:

Lactose, Methyl sulphonyl methane (MSM) 39.6%, Potassium chloride, Collagen

(undenatural Type II chicken collagen powder) 0.8%

Additives /kg:

Composed of trace elements:

Manganese as manganese chelate of amino acid, hydrate (E5) 480 mg

Analytical constituents:

Moisture 12%, Crude ash 7.3%, Ash insoluble in HCl 5.2%,

Sodium 1%, Crude protein 0.4%, Crude fibre 0.4%, Crude fat 0.3%

Due to the presence of manganese with maximum set limits, administration must not exceed 30g/500kg horse/day. This feeding stuff contains collagen - shall not be fed to ruminants.

Need help or advice? Contact us:

  • Landline: 01582 842096
  • Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Sat: 9:00am - 1:00pm
  • Email: [email protected]

All prices include VAT where applicable.

Delivery Information

How quickly do you deliver?

Under almost all products on our website is an Estimated dispatch time, check this for a delivery prediction specific to the item you are looking to purchase. These badges are updated live based on the stock levels we have and also those of our suppliers - so are usually very accurate, but cannot be guaranteed. In more general terms, we aim to dispatch all orders within 1 working day of receiving payment (and a prescription if required). If we cannot do so within 3 working days we will contact you by email.

What do you charge for delivery?

For UK delivery, we charge the following:

Order Total Weight Delivery
£0-£28.99 Under 2kg £2.99
2kg+ £4.99
£29-£38.99 Under 2kg Free
2kg+ £4.99
£39+ Under 2kg Free
2kg+ Free

Prices quoted are for delivery to all parts of mainland UK except certain Scottish postcodes (where the price is higher for items sent by courier. Delivery of food abroad (including Channel Islands, N. Ireland and other islands around the UK) is charged at a higher price and free delivery is not available. Temperature controlled products, such as Insulin, are also not always subject to the standard and/or free delivery options.

For full information on our delivery charges, including prices on heavy deliveries to Scotland and abroad, see our delivery information page.

We can deliver most items to all around the world, but prices do vary. The majority of light weight orders (less than 1.5kg) can be delivered for a flat rate of £10. For an accurate estimate of the delivery charge, please put the items you require in your basket and use the "Estimate Delivery" system on the shopping basket page (you only need to enter your country and postal/zip code) for a quick quote. For deliveries to the USA you may need to go to the checkout page and enter your full address to get a quote (as some services need your state in order to quote too). For more information on international deliveries, please see our delivery information page.

Delivery of aerosols

Due to air freight restrictions aerosols cannot ever be sent abroad by Royal Mail. We appreciate your understanding.

Delivery of temperature controlled items

Some products, such as insulin and frozen food, need to be delivered in insulated packaging to prevent them from getting too warm (or too cold) during transit from us to you. Purchasing any of these items in your order will result in a £1.99 charge being added to the total to cover the high cost of the insulated packaging materials. You only pay the £1.99 once per order, regardless of how many temperature controlled items you purchase in that order.

How do I cancel or return an order?

Please call us as soon as possible if you need to amend or cancel an order on 01582 842096. If your order has been processed for dispatch we will be unable to cancel or amend the order. You will however be able to return your product for a full refund*.

To return an item, you must contact us by phone or email to arrange this BEFORE posting any product back to us. We will explain the process at this stage for you.

*For full details on returns, see our terms and conditions page.

Reviews

Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Equistro Flexadin UC2 For Horses, including answers from our team.

12 November 2016 5:50pm

Loading dose

Heike

Hi

Why do you need a loading dose for the equine product when you don't for the canine product?

Thanks

  • Veterinary Advisor

The original Flexadin chews for dogs contain Glucosamine, Chondroitin and Manganese which are all thought to improve cartilage health. It has been shown that a loading dose of these ingredients is beneficial and is recommended in the feeding guidelines. Flexadin Advanced contains an undenatured type 2 collagen which works in an entirely different way. It acts to modulate the bodies own immune response via lymphoid nodules in the small intestine to reduce the inflammation in the joints. A given amount is required to trigger the response and is the same in every dog regardless of weight therefore no loading dose is required. Equistro Flexadin UC2 for horses contains the undenatured type 2 collagen as well which we know doesn't require a loading dose but also contains Manganese and MSM for which a loading dose is recommended. So to summarise original Flexadin and Flexadin UC2 for horses require a loading dose where Flexadin Advanced does not.

29 April 2016 2:30pm

Use for Arthritis

Nogorni

  • VioVet Customer Since: January 2016
  • From: , United Kingdom

Hi there, I have a 16 yr old Mare who has had lots of problems including severe Kissing spines & arthritis. I am looking for a supplement having tried many over the years to help support her general mobility and help keep her flexible so that she can be comfortable. She is not ridden as is retired so would this product make a difference to her overall comfort?

  • Veterinary Advisor

This is a good product to try, but it is impossible to say in advance how effective it will be. The response to all supplements varies considerably from one individual to another. This is probably down to different factors causing the observed symptoms in the first place. (The accuracy of the diagnosis is not always totally secure and complete, due to the very nature of this type of problem and the difficulty with investigating it thoroughly. There will sometimes be a few different factors contributing to the observed problem and then its further development.) This is a logical choice of product to try and it is as likely as any of the other mobility supplements to suit your horse, but we cannot guarantee it will make her more comfortable. It might do and is worth a try, then you have to assess her movement to see if things are looking better.