OPTIMUM FLEX PLUS Joint Supplement - A blend of quality ingredients that aid the nourishment of joints, cartilage and connective tissues ACTIVE INGREDIENTS 8500 mg/oz MSM 2000 mg/oz Gucosamine Sulfate (Shellfish) 2000 mg/oz Glucosamine HCl (Shellfish) 1000 mg/oz Chondroitin Sulfate (Bovine) 500 mg/oz Shark Cartilage 250 mg/oz Ascorbic Acid ( Vitamin C) 150 mg/oz Sodium Hyluronate 18 mg/oz Manganese Proteinate 15 mg/oz Zinc Proteinate Inactive Ingredients - Yeast Culture, Natural and Artificial Flavors Cautions: Safe use in pregnant animals or animals intended for breeding has not been proven. If lameness worsens, discontinue use and contact your veterinarian. Administer during or after the animal has eaten to reduce incidence of gastrointestinal upset. Federal law prohibits the off-label use of this product in ruminants. An examination from a veterinarian is recommended prior to using this product. ACTIVE INGREDIENTSdac® Optimum Flex Plus is a blend of quality ingredients that aid the nourishment of joints, cartilage and connective tissues. Glucosamine HCl - is required by the body for the synthesis of an important family of macromolecules called glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). These GAGs make up many body tissues including tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. The lack of glucosamine in the joints may lead to specific tissue weakness. As tissues in the joints become damaged, the lubricating synovial fluid in the joint spaces becomes thin and watery. Therefore the normal cushioning effect within the joint is lost leaving the bones and cartilage to grind against each other inside the joint space. Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) - is a source of bio-available sulfur. Sulfur plays a critical role in the synthesis of connective tissues, hormones and essential amino acids. Chondroitin Sulfate – is a glycosaminoglycan (GAG) that provides structural components to the articular cartilage matrix and provides protective and nutritive functions to the joints. Sodium Hyaluronate - is a glycosaminoglycan (GAG) that provides structural components to the synovial fluid and provides protective and nutritive functions to the joints. It functions as a tissue lubricant and is thought to play an important role in modulating the interactions between adjacent tissues. Vitamin C Vitamin C is considered an effective antioxidant necessary for health. DIRECTIONS FOR USE dac® Optimum Flex Plus can be given with either fortified or unfortified grains. Use dac® Optimum Flex Plus at the following rates: Loading Dose – Give two scoops (2 ounces) per horse per day for the first 30 days of product use. Maintenance Dose – Give one scoop (1 ounce) per horse per day after 30 days of product use. Dosing rate based on 1000 lb horse.