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    Is Acti-Flex 4000 really that good?

    I'm getting low on my Cosequin, and while I usually order from horse.com, looks like they raised their price a little, and valleyvet.com has it on sale, so planned on putting an order through with them. However, I remembered a few members mentioning that they like Acti-Flex 4000, so out of curiousity I went to Big Dee's website and looked to see what the ingredients are. Looks like the Acti-Flex has higher levels of chrondroitin and glucosamine than the Cosequin, plus it has additional ingredients that Cosequin doesn't have. And, I think it's cheaper per horse. Not including any shipping costs...I give my horses 2 scoops of Cosequin per day, so I'm paying, say even on the sale price of $155 for Cosequin in the large bucket that will last me 212 days, .73/day per horse...whereas the Acti-Flex is $85 for a gallon that would last me 128 days, .66/day per horse. If I did my math right, haha.
    It's not that I'm unhappy with my Cosequin, that's all I've ever used, and it works good. But if there's something on the market that works better, and is cheaper...is it worth my $85 (+shipping) to give it a try?
    Is it safe for broodmares? Breeding stallions?
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    yes, it is safe for broodmares and breeding stallions. I've been using it for years (i add extra MSM) and have been thrilled with the results. it has some of the highest levels of everything except MSM and is one of the cheapest.
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    It's great if it works for your horse

    It's usually cheaper, often a LOT cheaper, to add your own MSM.
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    Thanks for the input.

    Anybody else have anything to add?
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    I use it and add extra MSM as well. LOVE it. I always recommend it. And Big Dees is the best place to buy it!
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    Same as above... I use it, like it, and add extra MSM. The MSM I use is this (the 4lb bucket): http://www.smartpakequine.com/Produc...0&cm_vc=Search

    I also get the Acti-Flex 4000 from Big Dee's b/c they have the best price plus have sold the gallon size with the free quart for as long as I have been using it (1 1/2yrs+) so that makes it an even better deal...
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    I don't use it but I have heard great things about it. I use SmartFlex Senior and am thrilled with how nice and fluid Daisy has been moving compared to when I had her on Cosequin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by equestsarah81 View Post
    Same as above... I use it, like it, and add extra MSM. The MSM I use is this (the 4lb bucket): http://www.smartpakequine.com/ProductClass.aspx?productclassid=180&cm_vc=Search

    I also get the Acti-Flex 4000 from Big Dee's b/c they have the best price plus have sold the gallon size with the free quart for as long as I have been using it (1 1/2yrs+) so that makes it an even better deal...
    Ditto for the most part. I use the same MSM, I add a half dose of the stuff she's got a link to.

    I've used the stuff for a couple years, my mare has done GREAT! I tried Ortho-Chon, Majesty's Flex Wafers, MFW+Conquer HA gel, Platinum joint, etc. I saw an improvement in about a week after switching.

    I'm currently using the Acti-Flex Senior, b/c my mare is older (16) I figured it couldn't hurt. It has probiotics in it. It runs $0.53 cents a day, and I think when I calculated that I included the shipping cost. Frequently Big Dee's has specials with free shipping, or $5 off or something like that.

    My vet uses Cosequin ASU or whatever it is that has the extra fats in it. Her navicular horse, and HUS horse than has whacko feet have done well on it, but that's in addition to joint injections and corrective shoing.

    If my AF4000 ever stopped working, I'd try Cosequin.

    I also use the liquid AF4000 for my 90# 11 year old dog and my 6 month old cat (to help prevent inflammation, he had several toes amputated and my vet thought it couldn't hurt to put him on an arthritis supplement)

    As I'm also constantly reminded by one vet: Nutrecuticals aren't regulated by anyone. They don't always have in them what the label says they do. Cosequin is proven to have what it says in does in it, and is proven to work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Horse_Girl9804 View Post
    I add a half dose of the stuff she's got a link to.
    I forgot to mention that I only use half the dose of the MSM too...
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    Quote Originally Posted by equestsarah81 View Post
    I forgot to mention that I only use half the dose of the MSM too...

    I DID see an improvement when I added the MSM a few months ago.
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