Lieselot Hamerlinck, managing partner at Cavalor, (premium supplements and care products manufacturer), reveals the latest eveidence on multi-herb joint supplements.
Cavalor has 29 years of experience in formulating and developing equestrian supplements. Under the guidance of a team of multidisciplinary experts we offer effective solutions for a range of nutritional or practical equestrian problems.
We take pride in providing clinical research and data that proves the effectiveness of our nutritional products, which can be used safely without violating FEI and Jockey Club standards. Their efficacy and safety means that our products are currently being used by many Olympic and other competitive riders across the world.
Multi-herb supplements have been used for many years to treat inflammatory conditions such as osteoarthritis. But what hasn’t been researched until now is determining the efficacy of these types of supplements which contain several ingredients.
That’s where Cavalor comes in. We’ve undertaken a scientific study that shows that a lower dose of each herb often results in a supplement that has a similar or better potency than those that contain just one single herb. The studies prove that Cavalor’s joint products; Arti-Matrix and Free Bute contain the optimum mix of different herbs, (in a lower concentration than what would be required if you were to feed the separately), to give the best results. We call this a Synergetic effect
So, if you’re looking for an effective joint supplement for your horse – look no further than Cavalor.
The study also revealed that the definition of an effective product can be defined as not only containing a therapeutic dose of each ingredient, but also how these ingredients work together and what proportion of each is needed to improve absorption and effectiveness. For example, when tested, Cavalor’s Arti Matrix, which contains both a multi-herbal and glucosamine-chondroitin mixture, was able to exert its positive effect for longer and stronger than the higher concentrated glucosamine-chondroitin formulation.
Over the last 7 years, Cavalor has done, in Vivo studies, In vitro studies and studies on horses, to find out what is the optimal combination of raw materials in their Joint products to come to a maximal effect and to prove this efficacy first in rats and later in horses