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Redi-Flex

New Generation Supplement for Healthy Joints in Horses
Equestrian sports and racing can put a significant strain on horses’ legs, joints, tendons and ligaments. Joint wear and tear can compromise freedom of movement, flexibility and willingness whilst increasing the risk of injury and soundness issues.

Kohnke’s Own Redi-Flex ensures maintenance of healthy joints, tendons and ligaments in horses, helping to improve and maintain overall joint health and function, and help minimise the effects of accumulated joint wear or long-term damage.

Redi-Flex is extremely beneficial for performance horses to ensure they reach their full potential.  For older or retired horses, Redi-Flex is particularly effective as a nutritional supplement to help provide relief from joint pain and arthritis, giving greater mobility to exercise or graze.

Product Information
Equestrian sports and racing can put a significant strain on horses’ legs, joints, tendons and ligaments. Joint wear and tear can compromise freedom of movement, flexibility and willingness whilst increasing the risk of injury and soundness issues.

Kohnke’s Own Redi-Flex ensures maintenance of healthy joints, tendons and ligaments in horses, helping to improve and maintain overall joint health and function, and help minimise the effects of accumulated joint wear or long-term damage.

Redi-Flex is extremely beneficial for performance horses to ensure they reach their full potential.  For older or retired horses, Redi-Flex is particularly effective as a nutritional supplement to help provide relief from joint pain and arthritis, giving greater mobility to exercise or graze.

Our Concept for Redi-Flex

Redi-Flex has over 10 active ingredients which all have roles in joint health and function.  In contrast to other joint supplements, Redi-Flex has increased synergy with nutrients targeting the entire joint structure, synovial fluid, tendons and ligaments for proven benefits in all types of horses.

Kohnke’s Own takes the safety, efficacy, ultimate results and palatability of their supplements very seriously!  Redi-Flex had over 2 years of extensive research field trials showing excellent outcomes and feedback in helping to improve joint health and function in horses of all ages, diets and exercise levels.

Our Concept for Redi-Flex
Redi-Flex has over 10 active ingredients which all have roles in joint health and function.  In contrast to other joint supplements, Redi-Flex has increased synergy with nutrients targeting the entire joint structure, synovial fluid, tendons and ligaments for proven benefits in all types of horses.

Kohnke’s Own takes the safety, efficacy, ultimate results and palatability of their supplements very seriously!  Redi-Flex had over 2 years of extensive research field trials showing excellent outcomes and feedback in helping to improve joint health and function in horses of all ages, diets and exercise levels.

Redi-Flex is scientifically formulated and proven in extensive research field trials to support joint health and function

Which Horses Benefit?
  • All horses as a targeted supplement for healthy joints, cartilage and tendons
  • Horses in all work and competition levels to maintain willingness of movement
  • Young horses in joint concussive sports experiencing joint wear and tear
  • Pleasure riding horses and senior horses as a premium supplement to help maintain joint health
  • As a supportive supplement for horses with arthritic changes, stiffness or joint concerns
  • Retired and senior horses to enable comfortable paddock movement for optimum health and wellbeing
Major Ingredients
Redi-Flex is a concentrated and comprehensive joint supplement with high potency joint active nutrients to help protect, maintain and repair joint and cartilage structures.  These premium-sourced nutrients have multiple actions to benefit total joint health and function.

 

  • Concentrated glucosamine as the more stable glucosamine hydrochloride
  • Vitamin C (as a high potency, stabilised form)
  • MSM (organic sulfur) as a high purity form
  • Natural high potency vitamin E
  • Organic chelated forms of copper, zinc and manganese
  • Amino acids helpful to collagen and cartilage protein matrix components
  • Natural silicon compounds and other synergistic nutrients.
  • Does not contain chondroitin, as this large and complex molecule is broken down during digestion and is not effective either alone or combined with glucosamine. Our own double-blind studies on aging racehorses conclusively proved that, as found in human studies, chondroitin did not have any beneficial action in improving joint function or health.
  • Redi-Flex has a palatable banana flavour and is a sticky powder which adheres well to feed to reduce sift-out or dust.
  • Redi-Flex does not contain any banned substances and does not swab.
Supplementation Guidelines

Each scoopful of Redi-Flex provides 40 grams.

The initial supplementation rate for horses for 60 -90 days (continue as required) is 40 grams daily.  Maintenance is 20 gram daily in the feed (wet or dry).

Most horses will show excellent outcomes and benefits in the long term on the maintenance rate, although horses in highly concussive sports, or those with severe joint deterioration, may find the most benefit by continuing the initial rate over a longer period during regular training and competition.

For ponies, initial supplementation is 20 grams daily for 60-90 days, with a daily maintenance rate of 10 grams.

Pack Sizes and Days Supply
1 kg pouch (50 days supply) available for $95.00 which is $1.90 cost per dose.

3 kg bucket (150 days supply) available for $245.00 which is $1.63 cost per dose.

** Days supply is calculated from the 20 gram dose which is suitable for horses (500 kg body weight) for maintenance supplementation.  Prices are Recommended Retail Price (RRP) including GST (Australian Dollars).  Prices may vary between different retailers.

Frequently Asked Questions
Which horses will benefit from Redi-Flex?
All types of horses can benefit from Redi-Flex.  Our extensive 2-year field trials involved over 60 horses from all around Australia, including leisure horses, aged horses and high performance or racing horses.  Owners rated 95% of the horses in the trial as having a ‘very good’ or ‘excellent’ improvement in willingness to move and freedom of movement following supplementation with Redi-Flex.

Redi-Flex is particularly helpful for horses in moderate to intense training and competition, including Dressage, Show-Jumping, Eventing and even racing horses.  Owners gave highly positive feedback ratings related to training and performance, stride length improvement and willingness in their performance horses, which is a great example of the benefits of Redi-Flex to competitive horses.

Redi-Flex is also highly beneficial to aged horses which may suffer from age-related joint deterioration or arthritic changes.  In our field trials, aged horses showed particularly positive results with Redi-Flex, with an average 9 out of 10 improvement to multiple markers of improved comfort, joint health and function.   This research has been further supported by feedback from horse owners of retired senior horses and schoolmasters coming back into ridden work when maintained with Redi-Flex!

Is Redi-Flex suitable for older horses with arthritis?
Redi-Flex has multiple joint active nutrients with roles in helping joint health and function in horses with arthritic changes with underlying joint deterioration, pain and lameness problems.  Our extensive research field trials showed that Redi-Flex was significantly beneficial to aged horses with arthritis, even those which were struggling to move freely in the paddock.  In many cases, owners reported that Redi-Flex helped their horses to feel more comfortable, improved their ability to move and in some cases, even return to light work and ridden exercise.

Redi-Flex has highly potent nutrients which are easily absorbed by aged horses with digestive inefficiency.  Redi-Flex does not cause digestive irritation or stomach upsets in contrast to some fish-sourced products marketed for joint health.

How do the active ingredients work?
Redi-Flex supplies essential joint-active nutrients that are commonly lacking in a horse’s normal feed ration to help naturally protect, maintain and repair joint and cartilage structures.

Redi-Flex includes glucosamine for health and function of cartilage and total joint integrity.  Vitamin C and Vitamin E are powerful antioxidants for synovial fluid and collagen health.  Extra levels of organic chelated copper, zinc and manganese to help modulate joint repair processes.  Organic sulfur (MSM) provides natural anti-inflammatory nutrients.

Redi-Flex also includes amino acids specific for collagen and cartilage nourishment and regeneration to benefit the entire joint structure.  Natural silicon helps to ensure flexibility and elasticity of joints, ligaments and tendons.

Redi-Flex does not contain chondroitin, as this large and complex molecule is broken down during digestion and is not effective either alone or combined with glucosamine.  Our own double-blind studies on aging racehorses conclusively proved that, as found in human studies, chondroitin did not have any beneficial action in improving joint function or health.

Redi-Flex is not a full ration balancer and other nutrients are commonly required for general health and vitality, thus it is recommended to feed a general daily nutritional supplement, such as Kohnke’s Own Cell-Provide, Cell-Vital or Cell-Perform, relative to the exercise level of your horse.

How does Redi-Flex target the joint?
Redi-Flex is formulated to contain nutrients with known roles in joint health and function.  Redi-Flex contains high potency, premium forms of over 10 essential nutrients to ensure optimum uptake and utilisation.

Redi-Flex supplies nutrients which are often inadequate in common equine diets.  Redi-Flex contains a high potency form of vitamin C as well as glucosamine, which are specially chosen for their benefits to joint activity.

This targeted action is further proven by our extensive research trials, in which horse owners rated changes in their horses related to many different factors of equine health, including hoof health, coat health, immune health and digestive function.  Although individual horses varied, the most consistent and significant results reported highly improved joint health and function.

Can Redi-Flex be used to prevent future joint problems?
Redi-Flex contains active ingredients that are scientifically linked to the overall maintenance of joint health and resilience of joints under stress of concussive forces.  The nutrient co-factors are highly beneficial as a long term maintenance supplement for horses in training and competition, especially in equestrian sports or racing which may increase joint ‘wear and tear’.

How long until I see results?
In our extensive field trial over 2 years with more than 60 horses, Redi-Flex showed significant results in improving joint health and function.  Most horse owners said that they noticed the first initial changes to their horses after 14 days on Redi-Flex.  This was mainly observed as ‘more willingness to move’ in the paddock and during ridden work.

However, as joints are slow to nourish and regenerate, most horse owners reported that the most significant benefits to Redi-Flex supplementation were seen between 1-3 months after starting daily supplementation.

What makes Redi-Flex different to other joint supplements?
Many joint supplements are based on formulations of a single active ingredient, or a simple 2-3 ingredient mix. Whilst this may provide some of the necessary nutrition, the best way to gain maximum benefit and biological efficacy is by taking advantage of ‘synergy’ through the use of multiple active ingredients with separate but compatible and supportive modes of action. In this way, concentrations of each ingredient can be standardised and the targeted results are more easily achieved in many different horses.

Kohnke’s Own Redi-Flex is the most comprehensive joint supplement available, with over 10 premium-sourced nutrients which have multiple targeted actions to benefit total joint health and function. The novel combination of glucosamine and antioxidants, such as high potency vitamin C and vitamin E, as well as selected chelated trace-minerals and organic sulphur in Redi-Flex provide an overall better action compared to other ‘traditional’ joint supplements.

Similarly, the addition of fillers to bulk out products does not offer any benefit to the horse and only makes products less economical to purchase, as a larger dose is required for the product to have any effect. Redi-Flex has a synergistic formulation with no added fillers, which makes it an economical, concentrated dose with proven results.

What dose should I start my horse on?
We recommend to start on the initial supplementation rate for the most rapid and effective result in all types of horses.  The length of time you provide the initial supplementation amount depends on the degree of your horse’s joint wear and tear, current exercise level and severity of joint change.  For example, a moderately worked horse without major joint issues may not need the initial supplementation rate for more than the first 4 weeks to obtain an excellent benefit, before reducing to the daily maintenance level for economy.

However, for horses with very high joint concussive force loading, such as racing and high performance horses, the initial supplementation amount is safe and suitable for long term daily use to help maintain optimum joint function and performance.

Does Redi-Flex contain any banned substances?

Redi-Flex does not contain any banned substances or contravene the Rules of Racing or FEI Competition.  Redi-Flex does not swab and is completely legal to be used with all performance horses in FEI competitions.

For use in racehorses, we recommend that you follow local guidelines on use of any supplements prior to race day.

“All my horses mean the world to me. This fella as been a difficult one in the sense of keeping him sound with the help of Redi-Flex, but he is definitely worth all the hard work!”  Abby L. VIC

Testimonial Abby L. VIC
“All my horses mean the world to me. This fella as been a difficult one in the sense of keeping him sound with the help of Redi-Flex, but he is definitely worth all the hard work!”  Abby L. VIC

“I just wanted to say a massive thank you! I had a meeting with Dr. Kohnke and he suggested I  try Redi-Flex on my old eventer. He has been on it for about 4 weeks now and he is feeling amazing. He is more inclined to go forward, less jarring on the ground and much friskier in the paddock! I am so grateful. After Adelaide last year I didn’t think I had too many events left on him but things are looking a lot more positive now!” Courtney S. NSW 

Testimonial Courtney S. NSW

“I just wanted to say a massive thank you! I had a meeting with Dr. Kohnke and he suggested I  try Redi-Flex on my old eventer. He has been on it for about 4 weeks now and he is feeling amazing. He is more inclined to go forward, less jarring on the ground and much friskier in the paddock! I am so grateful. After Adelaide last year I didn’t think I had too many events left on him but things are looking a lot more positive now!” Courtney S. NSW 

“Thank you Kohnke’s Own for providing amazing products and top-notch customer service. My dressage horse has been having soundness issues for a while now due to mild coffin joint arthritis. It was originally treated over two years ago with cortisone but after having a slight reaction to this I have been trying everything I can to keep him happy, this has even included retiring him to the paddock. In attempting to bring him back into work he has been on high doses of two other joint supplements and a small dose of bute to enable these products to kick in and take action, but I was fast loosing hope as without a small dose of bute nothing was working. Upon speaking with Kohnke’s about my situation and having Redi-Flex thoroughly explained to me I have never been happier! My guy has turned a corner and within less than a month of being on this product he has been able to stop taking everything else and remain sound. He is happy and loving his work again and I am incredibly over the moon to truly know that he is comfortable and pain free. Besides the incredible results from Redi-Flex right from the start I have received extremely informative and knowledgeable advice from a friendly team that really have our horse’s best interests at heart. Words really can’t express how grateful I am!” Emma H. NSW 

Testimonial Emma H. NSW

“Thank you Kohnke’s Own for providing amazing products and top-notch customer service. My dressage horse has been having soundness issues for a while now due to mild coffin joint arthritis. It was originally treated over two years ago with cortisone but after having a slight reaction to this I have been trying everything I can to keep him happy, this has even included retiring him to the paddock. In attempting to bring him back into work he has been on high doses of two other joint supplements and a small dose of bute to enable these products to kick in and take action, but I was fast loosing hope as without a small dose of bute nothing was working. Upon speaking with Kohnke’s about my situation and having Redi-Flex thoroughly explained to me I have never been happier! My guy has turned a corner and within less than a month of being on this product he has been able to stop taking everything else and remain sound. He is happy and loving his work again and I am incredibly over the moon to truly know that he is comfortable and pain free. Besides the incredible results from Redi-Flex right from the start I have received extremely informative and knowledgeable advice from a friendly team that really have our horse’s best interests at heart. Words really can’t express how grateful I am!” Emma H. NSW 

“My horse Tino had an old fracture which was causing him major problems with arthritis in his hoof and joint.  He was stiff, unhappy and lame on hard ground.  My vet recommended a spell, but didn’t give much hope that Tino would ever get better.  I spoke to Kohnke’s Own and Tino started on the Redi-Flex trial, he improved a little after 2 weeks, a lot after a month and 10 months later he is sound and back competing and getting better results than he ever has!  He is holding weight better, looks amazing and is overall a happier, more trying horse!

In fact, I recently ran out of Redi-Flex and thought I would test how much it was really working.  Tino went lame again after 2 weeks, so I know it is really helping him a lot!  Thank you Kohnke’s Own for creating such an amazing supplement – I strongly believe Tino would be near retirement from his show career if we didn’t discover it!”  Sarah D. NSW

Testimonial Sarah D. NSW
“My horse Tino had an old fracture which was causing him major problems with arthritis in his hoof and joint.  He was stiff, unhappy and lame on hard ground.  My vet recommended a spell, but didn’t give much hope that Tino would ever get better.  I spoke to Kohnke’s Own and Tino started on the Redi-Flex trial, he improved a little after 2 weeks, a lot after a month and 10 months later he is sound and back competing and getting better results than he ever has!  He is holding weight better, looks amazing and is overall a happier, more trying horse!

In fact, I recently ran out of Redi-Flex and thought I would test how much it was really working.  Tino went lame again after 2 weeks, so I know it is really helping him a lot!  Thank you Kohnke’s Own for creating such an amazing supplement – I strongly believe Tino would be near retirement from his show career if we didn’t discover it!”  Sarah D. NSW

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