An economical, single-ingredient supplement to support healthy joints and cartilage and to maintain a normal inflammatory response.
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• Cost-effective, single-ingredient supplement
• Supports joint lubrication for healthy mobility and flexibility
• Supports normal inflammatory response for comfort issues
• Easy-to-feed powder (virtually tasteless & odorless)
• Can be used with Springtime Glucosamine for faster results
J-Flex Concentrate was Springtime's first joint health product, and today it's still the most cost-effective joint health product on the market. J-Flex is pure, high-grade chondroitin sulfate — a natural supplement for healthy joint lubrication and a normal inflammatory response. J-Flex supports mobility and comfort, especially for aging, achy, or injured animals. A tasteless and odorless powder, J-Flex is easy to feed to horses.
Directions for Use in Horses: To begin program: Two level scoops daily (7,200 mg) for the first week. Daily Maintenance Good: ½ scoop (1,800 mg) per 1,000 lb. body weight.
Better: 1 scoop (3,600 mg) per 1,000 lb.
Best: 2 scoops (7,200 mg) per 1,000 lb.
Best dose recommended for faster, more dramatic results.
Warnings: For animal use only. Keep out of reach of children and animals. In case of accidental overdose, contact a health professional immediately. This product should not be given to animals intended for human consumption.
PRODUCT SIZE COMPARISON
|Active Ingredients per ½ Scoop (½ tsp.)|
|Chondroitin sulfate (bovine source)||1,800 mg|
|Inactive Ingredients: None.|
|Cautions: Safe use in pregnant animals or animals intended for breeding has not been proven. If animal's condition worsens or does not improve, stop product administration and consult your veterinarian. Administer during or after the animal has eaten to reduce incidence of gastro-intestinal upset. Federal law prohibits the off-label use of this product in ruminants. An examination from a veterinarian is recommended prior to using this product.|
Chondroitin Sulfate: the Science Behind the SupplementChondroitin sulfate is a naturally occurring molecule found in the cartilage and connective tissues of people and animals. Chondroitin is the substance that enables cartilage to provide cushion to healthy joints, and it is what the body uses to make new cartilage. Chondroitin also serves a vital role in the maintenance of healthy skin/coat. Chondroitin can be taken as a supplement to maintain healthy cartilage, joint lubrication, and healthy skin, nails, and hair. Not all chondroitin is created equal The chondroitin used in dietary supplements is extracted from the cartilage and connective tissues of animals. The most common animal sources are cow, pig, chicken, and shark. Chondroitin varies depending on the source, and scientists have separated it into three distinct classes: a, B, and C. this is important because chondroitin-a has greater health benefits than B or C, and some animal sources have more chondroitin-a than others. for instance, chondroitin sulfate sourced from beef trachea cartilage (used by springtime) has among the highest concentrations of chondroitin-a. Conversely, some products on the market are labeled as 100% chondroitin but contain little to no chondroitin-a, rendering them woefully ineffective. Chondroitin sulfate is one of six related substances called glycosaminoglycans (gags), which are also referred to as mucopolysaccharides. Adequate amounts of chondroitin are vital for normal joint function and maintenance as well as many other self-healing mechanisms.
Beau loves to run laps in the arena.
34 Year Old Thoroughbred "...still loves to run."
Love your products. My 34 year old Thoroughbred gelding, Beau, and I have been using your wonderful products for almost 20 years now. I have two herniated disks in my back that have bothered me since 1973. I had taken Cartilage Concentrate* for a week when it dawned on me that it may have helped reduce the inflammation associated with training and competition. I was amazed!
During Beau's racing day, he injured his back when he flipped over in the starting gate. There were many days when he couldn't be ridden because of his sore back. After starting him on J-Flex Concentrate we never missed a day. He still had a "cold back" but within a 15 minute walk warm-up he was ready to do our dressage work. Beau was diagnosed with Cushing's disease 16 years ago. With his daily dose of medications and J-Flex Concentrate it has been able to maintain his occasional joint stiffness. At 34, he still enjoys galloping around the arena. He's amazing to watch as he does his laps. He still loves to run.
Thank you for helping make Beau pain-free during his senior years.
God bless you,
Kristen Bushnell, California
*Now Joint Health Capsules
18 year old Jack is still competitive for Kate.
"WOW! …I was amazed… He ran better and wasn't stiff anymore."
My name is Kate Bacon. I'm 16 years old and ride an 18 year old Thoroughbred/Appy gelding named Jack. When I was 12, I decided that I wanted to begin a career in rodeo. After just one fall of rodeos nearly every weekend, Jack was stiff and sore after each long ride to and from the rodeo. My mom and I thought that this was natural because of his hard life as a ranch horse and his old age (16-17 years old at the time). Then a friend told my mom about J-Flex Concentrate . We thought it was worth a try. WOW! We started Jack on J-Flex Concentrate late in winter. I was amazed at the difference in him. He ran better and was maintaining healthy mobility.
Jack is 18 years going on 19 now and we are still running competitive barrels and poles. He looks great and is healthy and happy. He will be my official mount this summer as I am the queen of the local rodeo court. Thank you so much for developing a product that is so wonderful.
Kate Bacon, Oregon
Norman still full of tricks at 21!
Jeanine and her young Hunter, Pistol, taking a jump.
Norman Still a Miracle Seven Years After Shattered Bone Recovery
I just wanted to send you a quick email to update you on my horse, Norman, who you featured in your sales catalog a few years ago (Spring 2001). So, here he is today. February 14, 2007 will be seven years since his injury (used J-Flex Concentrate to help recovery). I don't ride Norman since anymore; he just enjoys doing tricks. I am teaching him to pick up a phone and hand it to me. He is 21 this year…Norman is a miracle! I also have my Hunter on a combination of J-Flex Concentrate and Springtime GL. This maintains his soundness and happiness. We are still jumping around courses and winning…
Thanks for making such great products!
Jeanine McAnaney, California
Best buddies, Quacker and Emilie.
Foundered Horse "...he made an amazing recovery on J-Flex!!"
I just want to take the time to thank you for your amazing products. I have attached a photo of Quacker, my 14 year old half Tennessee walking horse. Quacker foundered five years ago. Bute did not help much and all the vet offered was to put him down because at one point he was in too much pain to even get up. I was ready to make that painful decision, but then I read some of the good success stories in your catalog about J-Flex Concentrate. So I decided it couldn't hurt to at least give it a try. He made an amazing recovery on J-Flex Concentrate! Now he is back to being the good, sound riding horse he used to be. He's full of life and spirit and loves to run. Thank you so much Springtime for giving me my horse back!!
Emilie Schmudlach, Wisconsin