Equine America Cortaflex HA Powder
Cortaflex® HA Regular powder is designed for the nutritional support of healthy joints in horses and ponies in light to moderate work, or older horses needing a little extra mobility support.
Fortified with Hyaluronic Acid, Cortaflex® Powder economically and effectively supports and maintains healthy joints. Whether it's the children's pony ridden daily, teenagers competing at riding clubs, or mum's daily hack.
Use Cortaflex to keep your horse or pony's joints healthy throughout its life.
Regular Cortaflex® combined with Better Bones, will ensure a sound joint and bone structure for both young and old animals.
500gm (2 month supply)
900gm (4 month supply)
Oils & Fats 2.00%
For an average 500 kg horse, feed 14 grams daily for 10 days with the horse's regular feed. Thereafter, feed 7 grams daily for maintenance. Feed others according to body weight, less for smaller horses and ponies, more for larger breeds.
Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Isolated Soy Protein, Dextrose,Glycine,Glutamine, Chondroitin Sulphate,GlucuronicAcid, Proline,GlutamicAcid,HyaluronicAcid, Ammonium Propionate (preservative), Vegetable Oil, Monosilicic Acid, Aspartic Acid, Arginine, Histidine, Manganese Sulphate, Pyridoxine HCl (Vitamin B6), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Sulphur, Alanine, Serine, Valine, Isoleucine, Copper Sulphate 5mg/kg(added).
Wear and tear to the joints is a normal function and will occur naturally with age, but our domestication of the horse has increased the stresses on the joints, resulting in reduced mobility. Constant pounding on artificial, hard or heavy ground is very demanding on joints - even hacking can cause abnormal wear and tear, metal shoes increase concussion and confinements of stables increases pressure. In these circumstances feeding a proven joint supplement can help and support healthy joints.
Chondroitin and Glucosamine are produced naturally by the body and aid the maintenance of the joint tissue. Joint cartilage is not directly connected to any blood vessels so; all of the nutrients that the cartilage needs for good health have to be small enough to pass through cellular walls to benefit the joint tissue.
Cortaflex was formulated around the theory that small molecules are more likely to be absorbed through cellular walls. Therefore, Cortaflex contains the micro sized key active isolates of Chondroitin and Glucosamine, providing the body with both the building blocks and the stimulus for its own production of Chondroitin and Glucosamine.
Cortaflex and Hyaluronic Acid
Cortaflex is now fortified with Hyaluronic Acid (HA) 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 received internally but is not considered to achieve a good rate of absorption when taken orally due to the large molecular size.
The Hyaluronic Acid 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 Hyaluronic Acid to the joints in a non-invasive way.