Vertex Canine Essentials is an excellent daily-use supplement that can increase energy, endurance, muscle growth, and heat tolerance, as well as decrease recovery time. It is specifically designed to provide nutritional support for working and performance dogs, but it is also a highly digestable and palatable source of calories for aging or convalescing dogs.
Vertex uses premium, predigested meat, whey, and egg proteins to ensure unequalled taste and nearly 100% digestibility and absorption. Combined with pharmaceutical-grade amino acids, you can expect better performance from your dog, improved stamina, and less physical discomfort after hard workouts. Vertex also uses powerful anti-oxidants (Vitamins C and E) to help protect your dog from free radicals that injure the body and can cause sickness or disease. This supplement also provides a food-grade complex carbohydrate source and contains pharmaceutical-grade glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate, and MSM.
Vertex is great for:
- Canine athletes (agility, flyball, hunting, schutzhund, racing, weight pulling, etc.)
- Pregnant or lactating females
- Finicky eaters (add water to make Vertex into an irresistible gravy)
- Dogs recovering from illness or surgery
- Dogs with poor digestion that are hard to keep weight on
- Dogs with low energy levels
- Stud dogs and brood females
Using Power Boost vs. Vertex: Many canine trainers use Vertex on a daily basis and then switch over to Power Boost during a competition and during exercise in hot and humid weather. Power Boost has many of the same great nutrients of Vertex—creatine, glutamine, lactic acid buffers, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and ginseng—but Vertex has three times the protein and fat of Power Boost. In addition, Power Boost is intended to be used before, during, and after exercise; whereas Vertex is a daily supplement. When combined, the two products produce an amazing result!
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- 2 lb. jug which contains approx. 9 cups.
- 4 lb. jug which contains approx. 18 cups.
Ingredients: Maltodextrin, Whole Dried Egg, Whey Protein Concentrate, Poultry Liver Hydrolysate, Canola Oil, Olive Oil, Flax Oil, Flax Seed Meal, Spirulina, Chlorella, Alfafalfa Powder, Kelp Powder, Pumpkin Powder, MSM, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Sodium Ascorbate (Vit C), Calcium Citrate, Calcium Carbonate, L-leucine, L-isoleucine, L-valine, Salmon Oil, L-glutamine, Mixed Tocopherols (Vit E), Potassium Chloride, Trace Minerals, Lutein, Micro Algae (Asaxanthin), Ginseng Root Powder, L-carnitine, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Lactobacillus Lactis, Bifido Bacterium Bifidus, Biotin.
Serving Size: 1 scoop, 20 grams
|Crude Protein||24% min|
|Crude Fat||24% min|
|Crude Fiber||4% max|
|Glucosamine||Not less than 8000 mg/kg
|Vitamin E||Not less than 2000 IU/kg
|Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)||Not less than 2000 mg/kg
|Chondroitin Sulfate||Not less than 1000 mg/kg
|L-carnitine||Not less than 300 mg/kg
Vertex is formulated for adult dogs. These feeding guidelines are a starting point and you may have to experiment with your dog to find the correct amount to feed, depending on your dog's age, activity, and temperament. In order to reach an optimal body condition, you may need to adjust food intake. For better absorption when feeding Vertex with dry food, mix with water.
- Sedentary (less than 20 minutes of exercise/day): 1 teaspoon/20 lbs. once a day
- Moderate (20-40 minutes of exercise/day): 1 teaspoon/20 lbs. twice a day
- Active (40-60 minutes of exercise/day): 1 teaspoon/10 lbs. twice a day
- Extreme (hunting, service, S&R, etc.): 4 teaspoons/10 lbs. twice a day
For faster recovery and replenishing of lost energy stores in highly active dogs, include one feeding of Vertex within 30 minutes of completion of exercise for the day.