suppleness and mobility in joints and associated soft tissues (tendons,
ligaments, cartilage) and limiting arthritic and other degenerative
changes, is the subject of increasing research aiming not just to
improve the performances of competition horses, but also to benefit
the many older horses and ponies enjoying less demanding lives with
horse owners just assume that problems arise due to 'wear and tear',
however there are two distinct forms of arthritis, osteo (degenerative)
and rheumatoid (inflammatory). Osteo arthritis can result from injury
or wear and tear, rheumatoid arthritis perhaps following infection
or other illness when the immune system may have been compromised.
joint care supplements available address just one of these problems,
but Horslyx is being launched in a new Horslyx Mobility Lick formulation
to help maintain healthy, supple movement and also aid the support
of joint function compromised by both degenerative and inflammatory
addition to the well-proven and trusted high-specification Horslyx
formulation, Horslyx Mobility Lick contains MSM, Glucosamine and
a readily available source of sulphur, is crucially important for
numerous functions within the body, including the formation of collagen,
the connective tissue essential for the maintenance of healthy tendons,
ligaments and joints. MSM also reduces inflammation, stimulates
immune response and dilates blood vessels increasing blood flow.
an amino sugar, is used to form tendons, ligaments, cartilage (collagen
is the main protein) and joint fluids (synovial fluid). It aids
production of glucosaminoglycans (GAGs) in synovial fluid, ensuring
lubrication, shock absorption and elasticity.
GAGs are a family of natural body lubricants. Produced naturally
in the bodies of most animals they are crucial to the formation
of connective tissue and structural cartilage - of great importance
to the ability of the limbs to bear the physical forces resulting
from a high performance workload.
oils 3 and 6 are essential fatty acids which cannot be synthesized
by the body and therefore must be obtained from the diet, these
play a useful role in reducing inflammation and supporting the immune
many joint care supplements, Horslyx Mobility Lick also contains
a sophisticated immune support package in the form of anti-oxidants,
including Vitamin C, Vitamin E and selenium.
C is well known as a powerful anti-oxidant with properties that
assist the breakdown and removal of toxic free radicals produced
by the body during exercise. It also has a well-established nutrient
role in the formation of collagen and acts in the efficiency of
the other nutraceutical components. Vitamin E too is a powerful
anti-oxidant, neutralising free radicals implicated in damaging
otherwise healthy body tissues.
Horslyx Mobility Lick trials, Bransby Home for Horses in Lincolnshire
reported, "Following 3 weeks on Horslyx Mobility Lick, 28-year-old
Dialus lost her coat for the first time in years and 36-year-old
Jet was very happy to lie down in the field." In another trial,
Betty, a 22-year-old ex-grade B showjumper who has been kept in
regular work and fed another joint supplement consistently for 2
years, "showed a slight improvement after being fed Horslyx
Mobility Lick for only three weeks."
Mobility Lick will be launched at the Horse Of The Year Show and
will be readily available at the end of September in 5kg tubs, priced
at around £12.00 each.
information about Horslyx Mobility Lick can be found at www.horslyx.co.uk
or by telephoning the Horslyx Helpline on 01697 332592