17, August, 2022

Now that Fenlandz Health is stocking more than one premium joint supplement (in fact we think we’re stocking the two best products available in the U.K.) this is a question that you may very well ask.

4CYTE and FlexAbility Professional are both excellent products. They both contain premium ingredients. They’re both manufactured in facilities where quality control is second to none. They’re both competition legal, at all levels and in all disciplines. They both have published, peer reviewed clinical trials in top veterinary journals showing measurable favourable outcomes.

They both have all these things in common, but they’re both completely different products.

They have different active ingredients and therefore different actions in the joint.

4CYTE has one active ingredient:

Epiitalis – has two international patents as an anti-inflammatory and also for chondrocyte proliferation. It is shown to reduce the levels of nitrous oxide and PGE2, which are by-products of the inflammatory process and are responsible for the degradation of the cartilage surface if they remain in the joint fluid.

FlexAbility Professionalhas multiple active ingredients:

Glucosamine & Chondroitin – mentioned in combination as they work best in combination. Glucosamine & Chondroitin have been used for decades in promoting joint health. They work synergistically to reduce nitrous oxide & PGE2, preventing cartilage damage.

Boswellia Serrata – another nutraceutical with anti-inflammatory effects along slightly different pathways.

Collagen – collagen is a part of any connective tissue structure including bones, tendons and cartilage.

DHA & EPA from marine sources – provide fatty acids for joint function

MSM – provides sulphur to facilitate repair and also have further anti-inflammatory effects.

Rosehip – excellent antioxidant

Vitamin C – for the control of free radicals

Green Lipped Mussel Extract – a source of Omega 3 fatty acids

Hyaluronic Acid – a component of joint fluid

4CYTE is a gel which can be added to feed or syringed directly into the mouth. FlexAbility Professional is a powder and is added to the feed.

4CYTE is plant based. FlexAbility Professional has two marine based ingredients.

4CYTE is manufactured in New Zealand, which means it covers a few miles before reaching your horse. FlexAbility Professional is made in Britain.

4CYTE costs approx. £1.41 per day at maintenance rates (based on 250mL purchase size). FlexAbility Professional costs approx. £2.66 per day at maintenance rates (based on 3.5kg purchase size).

Essentially, they are two very different products. They may be aimed at addressing the same issue, but which one you choose will depend on what criteria is most important to you. This is why Fenlandz Health decided that we would stock both – to give our customers more choice as to how they would look after their horses, based on their own needs.

They are both excellent. They both have the research to back this up. We have no hesitation in recommending either option.

Which would we use? To be honest, we’d use both!

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