Free radicals damage your dog’s healthy cells and in turn
impair the body's normal functions.
Free radicals are produced from:
||Normal respiration and metabolism
||Exposure to air pollutants
||Radiation from X-rays
How do free radicals affect your dog’s
Free radicals are known today to be one of the most destructive
forces in the body of an aging animal. This is especially true
when talking about your dog's joints and other tissues.
Free radicals cause a loss of cellular flexibility and strength,
and can cause joints and cartilage to become stiff, cloud vision,
cause arteries to lose their elasticity, inflammation, and gastrointestinal
and liver disorders.
Research has shown that free radicals are involved in many age-related
conditions such as:
||Kidney and liver disorders
||Weakened immune system
Healthy versus Arthritic Joint Components
All joints are filled with a lubricant called synovial fluid. Normally,
your dog’s natural antioxidant enzymes clean free radicals
from the synovial fluid, keeping the joint properly lubricated for
free movement. However, poor nutrition, aging and stress can contribute
to the under production of the natural enzymes, resulting in free
radical damage to the cells in your dog’s joints. This cellular
damage leads to friction, decreasing the health of joints and impacting
their ability to function.
How do we combat free radicals?
Supplementation with antioxidants has been shown to help reduce
the effects of free radicals on the aging body. Antioxidants
diminish the damage caused by free radicals to cells by neutralizing
the unstable structure and converting it to a harmless compound
that may be safely removed from the body.
Antioxidants are likely to be most beneficial for older animals,
animals that are very active or undergoing strenuous training, and
animals under stress.
Antioxidants will help maintain optimum health in
your dog’s gastrointestinal and cardiovascular systems, liver,
kidneys, eyes and immune systems. They help protect cartilage
and collagen in the joints from free radical damage, and allow
nutrients to be effectively used for new cell growth and cell repair.
As pets become older, antioxidants become even more important in
the fight against free radicals and their associated damage to cells
in joints and other tissues.
All animals are at risk for joint disease. Most animals have
sustained damage to cartilage in joints by middle age…
and for most dogs that’s about 5 years of age!
Many factors can affect joint health and the integrity
of cartilage. Among them are diet, genetic make-up and activity
levels. Each animal's genetic code, for example, can influence the
thickness and durability of its cartilage and the predisposition
Regardless of the cause for joint problems, nutrition,
especially antioxidant supplementation, is particularly important
in maintaining healthy joints. And that’s where Flavocin can
Flavocin contains a scientific blend of four potent
antioxidants: Vitamin C, Zinc, Cysteine and Bioflavanol (flavan-3-ol)…
the most powerful antioxidant ever discovered. In fact, studies
show it to be 20 times stronger than vitamin C and 50 times more
powerful than vitamin E in fighting free radicals.