The following roots belong to a small group of herbs used in Naturopathic clinical practice on patients with autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and Fibromyalgia. They have been used for thousands of years in their native cultures in traditional Chinese medicine or by indigenous tribes of Central and South America. Modern clinical studies are proving the value of these incredible tubers.
Rehmannia root has been shown in animal models to reduce inflammation by affecting the central nervous system immune cells called astrocytes (Kim et al., 1999). The study found that Rehmannia stimulates the production of beneficial and soothing adrenal cortical hormones.
Bupleurum has been cited in clinical studies to act on the liver, increasing protein synthesis. It also inhibits the production of messenger molecules known as prostaglandins, which are produced throughout the body and cause the inflammatory response and the sensation of pain.
Sarsaparilla is an effective ancient remedy for rheumatism and blood purification, a muscle builder and booster of stamina and energy. Furthermore, it is known to have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory constituents that are highly valuable in cases of cat and dog arthritis. The diffuse beneficial effects of this root have a wide range of positive influences on rheumatic conditions.
Ginger is well known for being a stomach soother and effective stabilizer for motion sickness and other digestive imbalances. Ginger is often prescribed by herbalists for its powerful anti-inflammatory effects inhibiting both cyclooxygenase (COX) and lipoxygenase (LOX) as well as prostaglandins, the messengers of pain, so that your pet experiences a level of wellness naturally absent of inflammation and pain. Unlike NSAIDs, this natural plant root does not cause stomach ulcers and bleeding.
Ingredients in FlexaSure™
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) Is the leading active ingredient in FlexaSure. This is the same natural sulfur that is commonly found in glucosamine and chondroitin supplements for dog arthritis. FlexaSure, however, contains a much higher quantity of MSM than most supplements: an average of 1,000 milligrams (one gram) per day as opposed to 250 to 500 milligrams of MSM depending on body weight from most supplements. Furthermore, FlexaSure is five times more bioavailable to your dog than pills. MSM is one of the most abundant natural compounds in the body, with toxicity equated to clean drinking water, so you don’t need to worry about giving high doses to your pet. MSM (and its cousin DMSO) was the focus of extensive clinical studies on over 12,000 patients by Harvard Medical Researcher Stanley W Jacob, MD. His findings and other research data confirm that, based on the amount and bioavailability of MSM in FlexaSure it:
- Permeates cell walls so that natural, essential fluids can wash away lactic acid and toxins that make joints and muscles painful
- Rejuvenates tissue cells as healthy nutrients are readily absorbed through cell walls
- MSM is responsible for the creation of new muscles, restored collagen, and the capacity to naturally rebuild cartilage
Chinese skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis) contains clinically confirmed anti-arthritic and anti-inflammatory effects. Ancient as well as modern medical pharmacopoeia find its therapeutic effects are equal to prescription drugs like phenylbutazone and indomethacin but with none of the negative side effects. These therapeutic effects are due to a high content of flavonoid molecules which are potent antioxidants and scavengers of free radicals.
Hyaluronic acid is a protein component of connective tissue. This water holding molecule is found in the synovial fluid of all your dog’s joints, cartilage and skin tissue. It fills the space between cells in connective tissue and provides the cushioning that allows joints to bend and flex. The ingredients in FlexaSure are preserved in a 50% solution of liquid hyaluronic acid, providing 24 milligrams of dog arthritis fighting hyaluronic acid per day.
- Cats and Small Dogs (up to 20 lbs): 1/2 dropper twice daily
- Medium dogs (21 to 60 lbs): 1 dropper twice daily
- Large dogs (61 to 100 lbs): 2 droppers twice daily
- Giant dogs (101 lbs and up) 3 droppers twice daily
Add to food or insert dropper into pet’s mouth and discharge.
NOTE: One “dropper” equals one squeeze of the black bulb (1.0mL), which fills the pipette about half full. Refrigerate after opening.
CAUTION: Not recommended for dogs with Cushing’s syndrome.
- Cats and Small Dogs (under 20 lbs) 1/2 teaspoon twice daily
- Medium Dogs (21 to 60 lbs) 1 teaspoon twice daily
- Large Dogs (61 to 100 lbs) 2 teaspoons twice daily
- Giant Dogs (101 lbs and up) 3 teaspoons twice daily