Kaprex®

Metagenics

Price: Kaprex® Quantity: Size: Size: 20 softgels      

Kaprex is an herbal supplement that is designed to provide pain relief, largely due to its antiinflammatory effect. One of its best uses is to treat arthritic pain, although any source of pain due to excessive inflammation can benefit from Kaprex.


Kaprex has been shown to have a high level of effectiveness and predicted safety

Glucosamine containing products are commonly used for joint pain and arthritis. They are not effective for all animals. Their mode of action is as joint support and restoration supplements; they can help restore and heal cartilage and joint fluid. Most glucosamine/chondroitin products do not have any specific pain relief properties, only providing pain relief if they can restore the joint's integrity. For a product that has glucosamine and pain relief herbs, see Arthroplex.


Another problem with glucosamine is that it can cause stomach irritation, gastritis, vomiting, and diarrhea. Diarrhea is especially likely in animals already prone to bouts of diarrhea.


  • Provides natural, fast-acting, and long-lasting joint relief.
  • Friendly to the lining of the GI tract.
  • Has a positive effect on reducing symptoms in the body associated with minor pain (e.g., lowers PGE2).
  • Supports the health of cartilage and other joint tissues.
  • A high level of effectiveness and predicted safety demonstrated through extensive proteomic research and human clinical experience.
  • Ingredient synergy provides high effectiveness at a low dose.

    Hops

    One of the main ingredients in Kaprex has been used both in brewing alcoholic drinks and as an herb to soothe and calm. Hops is considered to be a bitter tonic, sedative, and hypnotic. Recent research has found other uses for Hops. It has powerful analgesic properties, due in part to its inhibition of inflammatory prostaglandin (PG2), through upstream regulation of genetic expression of these inflammatory products. It may also produce its antiinflammatory actions by the presence of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) which inhibits the inflammatory arachadonic acid sequence. A hops extract containing mainly iso-alpha acids (e.g., isohumulone) is used in this formula to reduce inflammation and relieve pain.
    • Provides natural, fast-acting, and long-lasting joint relief.
    • Friendly to the lining of the GI tract.
    • Has a positive effect on reducing symptoms in the body associated with minor pain (e.g., lowers PGE2).
    • Supports the health of cartilage and other joint tissues.
    • A high level of effectiveness and predicted safety demonstrated through extensive proteomic research and human clinical experience.
    • Ingredient synergy provides high effectiveness at a low dose.

    Olive Leaf Extract

    Olive Leaf has been studies mostly in Europe. Recent studies in the United States has focused on its anti-fungal properties, and it has produced encouraging clinical experience in treating a variety of fungal infections. Oleanolic acid, extracted from Olive Leaf may support joint function by interfering with the activation of enzymes required for the synthesis of eicosanoid inflammatory prostaglandin (PG2). Oleanolic acid also supports a healthy mucosal stomach lining. This is a significant contrast to the stomach irritation and ulceration encountered with most drugs that are commonly used for arthritis, including aspirin, Rimadyl, Deramax, and other NSAIDS.

    Rosemary Leaf Extract

    Rosemary Leaf has been used in Europe since ancient times to counter headaches. Rosemary is one of nature's best researched herbs to counter oxidative stress, a condition that can lead to arthritis and degenerative joint disease. Two components of Rosemary Leaf, carnosol and carnosic acid appear to have this powerful antioxidant effect. Rosemary Leaf seems to slow the activation of inflammatory eicosonoids (nuclear factor kappa B, or NFK-B), which can lead to decreased joint inflammation.
    Kaprex can be considered an herbal replacement for Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDS, Rimadyl, Deremax, etc):
    • Highly effective in relieving the pain of arthritis
    • Joint protective and restorative
    • Can be used in place of NSAIDS such as Rimadyl as a safe and effective alternative
    • Does not cause stomach ulcers, kidney disease and liver disease
    • Cost effective when compared to drug therapy to relieve arthritis
    • Hip Dysplasia
    • DJD
    • Arthritis
    • Joint Pain
    • Limping
    • Acute Injuries, spains
    • Pain Relief after surgeries
    • Post-dental pain relief

    Dogs:

    • 1-25 lbs= 1 gel cap daily
    • 25-50lbs= 1 gel cap twice daily for 10 days, then 1 daily
    • 50-100lbs= 1-2 gel caps twice daily for 10 days, then 2 daily

    Cats:

    • 1 gel cap daily; ok to open and squeeze on food and then give 1/2 daily

    Birds:

    • Due to the gel cap and liquid inside, this product can not be dosed accurately for birds
    • Consider Arthroplex instead

    Ferrets:

    • The gel cap can be punctured and squeezed onto ferret food, but it is hard to administer in this fashion
    • Consider Arthroplex instead
    One soft gel capsule provides
    In a proprietary blend containing
    350 mg
    Tetrase (Tetrahydro-iso-alpha acids complex*, from hops) (Humulus lupulus L.)
    Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) Leaf Extract
    Oleanolic Acid (from olive leaf extract, Olea europaea)
     
    Other Ingredients: Olive oil, gelatin, glycerin, yellow beeswax, water, sodium copper chlorophyllin