Performance horses' muscles and joints are challenged daily with intense training and rigorous racing and competition programmes.
Many trainers and elite riders cite musculo-skeletal recovery as one of their greatest challenges in managing their racehorses and sport horses, to help each horse achieve their genetic potential, and to maintain health and wellbeing throughout the horse's career.
Targeted nutrition can help support the rapid recovery of the musculo-skeletal system, promoting optimum performance and longevity.
Cortaflex Recovery provides key nutrients to support joint, tendon and ligament health, including collagen, hyaluronic acid, key amino acids and vital trace elements including copper, manganese and silicon.
In addition, Cortaflex Recovery supplies a potent blend of phytonutrients to support the horse's anti-inflammatory processes, including high levels of Boswellia and Curcumin (the active ingredient in Turmeric), as well as omega 3 fatty acids, to promote muscle and joint recovery following exertion.
Cortaflex Recovery also delivers a powerful range of natural antioxidants, including Vitamins E and C, as well as beetroot, grapeseed extract and rosemary, to neutralize free radicals produced during intense exercise, helping to reduce oxidative damage to cells and supporting muscle health and recovery.
Bio-available copper and vitamin B12 are also included, to support red blood cells, oxygen transport and energy production.
All ingredients are selected to ensure they are fully compliant with the Rules of Racing and the FEI guidelines for Clean Sport.
A highly palatable powder, on a full-fat linseed base, formulated to provide key micronutrients and ingredients to support joint and muscle health and recovery after intense exercise.
The unique blend of ingredients includes:
Collagen - an important compound needed to produce the water-based matrix or structural framework of the cartilage, to help give it strength and elasticity. (We use a sustainable and ethical source of marine collagen).
Hyaluronic acid - a key glycosaminoglycan (GAG) which helps to maintain the viscosity of the joint fluid, to lubricate the joint and act as a shock absorber.
Amino acids to provide the building blocks for the production of the amino sugars such as glucosamine, which is a structural subnit in the production of other glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) which bind to the collagen matrix to help maintain strong and functional cartilage.
Key trace minerals manganese, silicon and copper, which all play important roles in the production of structural compounds such as chondroitin, as well as in the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid. Copper also plays a key role in the red blood cell and haemoglobin production.
Boswellia and the boswellic acids, including AKBA, provide powerful plant-based support for the horse's own anti-inflammatory systems.
Antioxidant vitamins C and E as well as plant-based antioxidants with many times the activity of vitamin E, including grapeseed extract, beetroot, and rosemary, help to mop up the free radicals produced during exercise and stress, which otherwise damage cells and result in a reduction in performance.
Additives (per kg): Nutritional additives: Copper (3b413 Copper (II) chelate of glycine hydrate) 2000mg, Manganese (3b506 Manganese chelate of glycine hydrate) 1000mg, Vitamin E (3a700) 16,000mg, Vitamin C (3a312) 40,000mg, Vitamin B12 5mg. Sensory additives: Boswellia (2b) 140,000, Glycine (2b17034) 7513mg, Glutamic acid (2b620) 2200mg, Grapeseed extract (2b485) 600mg, Rosemary extract (2b) 2000mg. Technological additives: Monosilicic Acid (E551A) 2000mg, Butylated hydroxytoluene (E321) 100mg.
Composition: Linseed (micronized, full fat), Turmeric, Calcium Carbonate, Beetroot powder, Whey Protein Isolate, Collagen (Marine) hydrolysate, Hyaluronic Acid, Black Pepper).
Key nutrients/ingredients per 50g serving
|Hyaluronic Acid 150mg
|Copper (from chelate) 100mg
|Manganese (from chelate) 50mg
|Vitamin C 2000mg
|Vitamin B12 250mcg
|Rosemary Extract 100mg
|Grapeseed Extract 50mg
|Omega 3 Fatty Acids 3450mg
|Omega 3 Fatty Acids6.9%