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Dangers of Spirulina are doing the rounds – So here’s what we have to say…….

There have been health scares about blue-green algae (Spirulina is one type of blue-green algae) recently in the press and social media. This first happened about 15 years ago and tends to get refreshed every few years. So do you need to worry about the Spirulina in our products?…

We include Spirulina in a couple of our products, namely; Flex Sprinkle, Flex Tablets and i-Flex. A small amount is present in these formulas as a source of vitamins and trace elements because Spirulina is so rich in them. In this natural form the vitamins and minerals are reliably absorbable and we feel this contributes to the overall performance of our products.

Nevertheless there are some dangers IF spirulina is of poor quality or taken in large amounts – as it often is when used as a stand-alone “super food” type supplement. It is in this context that health scares have been aired. Consumers eating many grams every day need to be cautious about their supply source.

Spirulina can either be “farmed” or naturally harvested. With naturally harvested Spirulina there is a greater risk of other blue green algae being present and some species of these can produce toxins called microcystins. Spirulina itself has not been found to contain these toxins. Contaminants such as lead, arsenic and mercury can also be higher than desirable in the water source.

So this is one of those situations where “farmed” is better as the algae species and water quality can be controlled and measured. Country of origin is not a reliable guide to quality, though those countries using the newer man made ponds/tanks, combined with underground water sources, are amongst the best. Broadly speaking the main producers are USA, China, India, Hawii and Taiwan.

Our Spirulina is certified by the European Organic Food Federation, and because of this and because you or your dog do not receive excessive amounts we are confident that no harmful side effects are taking place with our products.

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Chris Brown 30/6/2021

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Early days still but 2 of my dogs with eye issues have now been on them for about 1 week and they are showing good signs of improvement. One is a 14 yr old with cataracts and her eyes are already clearer and showing some sparkle. The other suffers with allergy so gets muccus and sore crusty eyes in the allergy season moreso when the pollen comes out, and his eyes are looking alot clearer and less irritable and he is calmer after just 1 week and I am now very hopeful with regular use they will resolve his issue completely. I will be buying them again for sure.

B White 27/5/21

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have been using this company for…5 years.......
i have been using this company for many years. after my dog had a bad accident to his back leg at the age of 7 years. i was told about flex sprinkler and have been using it ever since. i tell all my friends to buy off ace, such good service and feel anyone with pets have someone to come to when we need help. and the product is GOOD. saved us operation £4.500.vet wanted. Oscar is now 11 years 6 months. hope to have many more. ALSO WANT TO THANK SHEILA FOR ALL HER HELP.

Margaret Maher 23/4/21

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Great service and quick delivery. Website very easy to use. I’ve been giving the flex joint care to my elderly arthritic dog for over a year now and see an improvement in him. He was on yumove advance but I felt it wasn’t doing much for him but I’ll keep him on the flex joint care.

Alycia James 8/4/21

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Highly recommended, Flex Sprinkles Jointcare is fantastic!
I’ve bought the Jointcare for both of my dogs. My family has been giving Green Lipped Mussel to our dogs for more than 30 years now and it’s an amazing product. The sprinkles are fantastic and I put it on their food in the morning and no hesitation on eating, even with my fussy boy! One thinks it’s a treat he loves it that much. So much easier than tablets as well. A little goes a long way. Highly recommended.

Kathie 2/3/21

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So helpful and products realy work
I used the carnicare for my cavalier, for may years, sadly hes no longer with me, but he lived to be an ammazing 14, Im sure the carnicare helped his heart, and there is always a real person at the end of the phone should I need help, I still use carnicare for my other Cavalier, and the joint supplements, for my Lhasa Apso when he had a massive back operation, and more recently the hypercillin, now I use that for everything, I clean their eyes and ears with it, and if they ever get a poorly its my go to for them .
Brilliant company thankyou

Janice Dexter 9.3.21

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BEST CANINE HEALTH SITE I HAVE SEEN
THIS COMPANY ARE A GOD SEND FOR ALL PET LOVERS, I BUY CLARIFYE FOR MY DOGS EYES AND THANKS TO BEING ABLE TO BUY FROM ACE RATHER THAN THE VET, I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO CLEAR MY DOGS EYES 95%, STILL JUST A SHORT JOURNEY TO GO, BUT WHEN I THINK LESS THAN 7 MONTHS AGO HE COULD NOT SEE PROPERLY AND NOW HE CAN GET HIS NOSEY LITTLE BEAK INTO EVERYTHING, I AM REALLY HAPPY. THE OTHER GOOD THING IS YOU CAN ASK FOR ADVICE TOO. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

Jaquie Barker 8/3/21

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As always, Excellent service. Amazing product. Our dog has been taking these Flexi sprinkles for about 3 years now and he is like a puppy again! He's 7 today. Keep up the good work Ace Canine

KA 8/3/21

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We were told about this product by a friend (it’s the flex jointcare sprinkles) I was a bit sceptical to be honest, but my big oldish dog was struggling to get up in the mornings so thought it was at least worth a try. And honestly within a week he was back to his old morning self!! We saw a difference in him within a few days really. It’s a shame they don’t sell smaller sample pots as when you’re sceptical you don’t initially feel like trying it (just an idea!) I’ll continue to buy for him, it’s helped his big old joints immensely

Chris Wakeham 14/1/21

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Great company very helpful and knowledgeable. After a long chat on the phone I placed an order just before Christmas and it arrived next day. My 2 labradors love the Flex sprinkle and are showing signs of the benefits by moving more freely. Just placed my second order.

Su Brown 1/1/21

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You can't beat the best.
My little papillon has been on the Flex Jointcare for a number of years due to various life-long joint and ligament problems. Just recently it was really to prove its worth to me all over again! Buddy has been pretty poorly over a number of months and despite a CT scan nothing conclusive could be found. He was on pretty heavy drugs which I have now weaned him off and onto a natural oil. He was doing really well but then out of the blue started to show signs of distress! Realised that due to him not wanting to eat when he was poorly he had missed out on his Flex Sprinkle for nearly a month! Immediately started him back on a half dose to restart the routine he has been on for a number of years, and to which I have no doubts I owe the fact he is now approaching his 11th birthday and is still with me. Literally within 3 days my little Buddy started to perk up again, and now a week down the line and now back on his full dose of Flex Sprinkle, I have my adored bouncing Buddy back to his old self. I honestly cannot thank Ace-Canine enough for producing this miracle in a tub. I have recommended to so many friends, I have lost count.
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