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post #1 of 3 Old 03-26-2012, 12:00 PM Thread Starter
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Cosequin vs. Acti-Flex?

I need to pick a joint supplement for my two mares that have arthritis. A trainer recomeended cosequin because she uses that. And I have heard many good reviews on it. But a friend of my uses a liquid joint supplement called Acti-Flex 4000. I want to buy the best supplement for my horses....not the cheapest. I asked my vet what he recomeended...he said cosequin is good, but exspensive. He said Cosequin spends a lot of money on advertisement and that is why it is popular and exspensive.

So I compared the ingredients of the two joint supplements. The acti-flex had a lot more ingredients then the Cosequin. It also had higher amounts of each ingredients then the Cosequin did. Here is each joint supplement:

Acti-Flex ($23.95 for 32 days) ($0.73 per day):

Contains 4000mg Chondroitin Sulfate
8000mg Glucosamine HCl
2000mg MSM,
125mg Hyaluronic Acid,
1000mg Ester-C
1000mg Perna Canaliculus
150mg Yucca plus Boswella Serrata to reduce inflammation in each 1 oz serving

Cosequin (35.95 for 28 days) ($1.28 per day):

3600 mg of Glucosamine
1200 mg of Chronroitin Sulfate

So I really do not know which one is better or which one I should pick. I've never had to pick a joint supplement before. Which would you guys suggest?
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post #2 of 3 Old 03-26-2012, 12:31 PM
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I would go with the Acti-Flex. It has more "good stuff" in it compared to Cosequin.

If you're looking for suggestions, my mare has done really well on Corta-FLX Flex-Force.
Corta-FLX Flex-Force Pellets with HA -
However, your Acti-Flex has a bit more "goodness" than Corta-FLX does so I'd at least try that.

Another thing I've been doing with my mare: I ran out of her Corta-FLX and had to get something in a pinch. I ended up buying a bag of MSM and then starting her on 3oz of flax seeds a day. Both products ease inflammation and so far, she's doing as well as she does on the Corta-FLX.

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I would go with the acti-flex has more of the good stuff then cosquin does. As far as corta flex force iv tryed it and none of my horses will touch it. I tryed every thing to get them to eat it and they turned up their noses every time. Acti-flex is the better one of the three. The corta flex force i sold to a freind she has horses she gives joint supplaments too her horses wouldnt eat it either.
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