CURCUMA TO SUPPORT THE NATURAL DEFENSE AND JOINTS IN HORSES
WHO BENEFITS FROM CURCA-FLEX LIQUID SUPPLEMENTATION?
CURCA-FLEX LIQUID is a feed supplement with turmeric (Curcuma longa) for horses and ponies who might benefit from extra support of the joints and cartilage such as:
- sport horses;
- senior horses; and
- young horses growing up.
Curcumin supports the natural defense in case of an inflammatory process in the body of your horse or pony. It can therefore be used to support healing and recovery in a wide variety of cases when there is inflammation in the body of your horse or pony.
CURCA-FLEX LIQUID can be used in combination with all other products in our gamma.
The safety of this product has not been tested in pregnant and lactating mares. The use during pregnancy and lactation is therefore not recommended.
WHY SHOULD I GIVE CURCA-FLEX LIQUID TO MY HORSE OR PONY?
Curcuma longa (turmeric) has been used for centuries to maintain healthy joints in both humans and horses.
DID YOU KNOW
that the absorption of natural curcumin is 6 times greater than the synthetic form (2)?
Curcuma supports the natural defence by slowing down the activity of COX-2 and 5-LOX, with no harmful side-effects. It has a positive effect on joint health, gut health and the skin.
WE CAN SIMPLY COMPARE THE EFFECT OF CURCUMA TO EXTINGUISHING A FIRE.
TRADITIONAL SYNTHETIC PRODUCTS
If we extinguish the fire with a sprinkler system, the fire will certainly stop, but afterwards, there will be a lot of water damage. In the body, the stomach and kidneys might be affected.
NATURAL CURCUMA LONGA
If we put out the fire in a more targeted manner, it will take a little longer, but the damage is limited. Turmeric works very targeted without harmful side effects (1,3,4).
(1) Henrotin Y. et al, 2013
(2) Gopi S. et al, 2017
(3) Horobov et al. 2012
(4) Farinacci M. et al, 2009
WHAT'S INSIDE THE CURCA-FLEX LIQUID?
Additives per kg
Aromatic additives: turmeric (curcuma longa) extract: 40.000 mg
The Curcuma longa extract we use is standardised to contain at least 95%active substances (curcuminoids) at a scientifically proven dosage of 1200 mg/day for a 500 kg horse (1).
Bioavailability is the degree to which the curcuminoids are absorbed in the body. Curcuminoids are up to 6 times better absorbed when offered in their natural matrix. This is the form of Curcuma we use (2).
HOW MUCH CURCA-FLEX LIQUID SHOULD I GIVE TO MY HORSE OR PONY?
DAILY DOSAGE FOR A HORSE (500 kg bodyweight)
- First three months: 30 mL = 1 dosage cap
- After three months: 15 mL
DAILY DOSAGE FOR A PONY (250 kg bodyweight)
- First three months: 15 mL = 1/2 dosage cap
- After three months: 7 mL
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why is curcuma longa mentioned in the list of aromatic additives and not in the list of ingredients?
The herbs in herbal preparations can be processed in different ways. When selecting the processing form, it is important that the amount of active ingredients remains constant.
In the CURCA-FLEX LIQUID a nebulisate of curcuma is used. This is a special form of drying extract that is much more concentrated than ordinary herbal powder (1). Moreover, the extract is standardized to contain 95% curcumoids, the active ingredient of Curcuma longa.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CURCUMA LONGA, TURMERIC AND CURCUMIN?
Curcuma longa is simply the scientific name of Turmeric, a plant of which de roots are used to make a yellow powder with well know health benefits. The most active compound in turmeric is curcumin, which has strong anti-inflammatory and analgesic potential.
should you add BLACK PEPPER TO ENHANCE THE ABSORPTION OF CURCUMIN?
The absorption of synthetic curcumin is often said to be low. Therefore, various pharmaceutical approaches have been developed to overcome the poor absorption issues and enhance the utility of synthetic curcumin. These include nanoparticles, liposomes, black pepper, gelatin, ...
However, it has been shown by Gopi et al. 2017 that the absorption of curcuminoids in a NATURAL matrix is 6 times greater than the methods mentioned above (2). CURAFYT uses curcumin in a natural turmeric matrix which has a greater bioavailability, therefore adding black pepper is not needed!
(1) Verhelst G., 2018, (2) Gopi S. et al, 2017
WHY SHOULD I USE CURCAFLEX LIQUID IF IT IS CHEAPER TO BUY CURCUMA POWDER IN THE STORE.
You can indeed buy turmeric powder as a spice in almost any food store. However, the percentage of the active ingredients (curcuminoids) in such powder is very low. Even in organic powder of excellent quality, it is at most 2.4%. In dietary supplements, the curcuminoids are present in much higher concentrations, with our curcuma extract standardized to contain 95% curcuminoids. What do you think your horse will like more?
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