Arti Matrix




Cavalor® Arti Matrix fulfils the musculoskeletal needs of sport horses when under extra strain.

Per day: ponies and recreation horses: 30 g/1.06 oz (2 sachets), sporthorses: 45 g/1.58 oz (3 sachets) – min. 4 weeks.

Cavalor® Arti Matrix provides a matrix solution to problems related to bones, joint capsules, tendons, cartilage and synovial fluid that are particularly common in horses with sensitive musculoskeletal systems or horses required to perform at high levels. Cavalor® Arti Matrix provides nutrients that support the joints, as well as certain physiological processes that allow for a quick and effective recovery of the musculoskeletal system.

It’s in the mix – a complex mix of botanical ingredients.

We take pride in providing clinical research and data that proves the effectiveness of our nutritional Cavalor has undertaken a scientific study that shows that a lower dose of each herb often results in a supplement that has a similar or better potency than those that contain just one single herb.  The studies prove that Cavalor’s joint product; Arti-Matrix contains the optimum mix of different herbs, (in a lower concentration than what would be required if you were to feed the separately), to give the best results. We call this a Synergetic effect

The study also revealed that the definition of an effective product  can be defined as not only containing  a dose of each ingredient, but also how these ingredients work together and what proportion of each is needed to improve absorption and effectiveness.  When tested, Cavalor’s Arti Matrix, which contains both a multi-herbal and glucosamine-chondroitin mixture, was able to exert its positive effect for longer and stronger  than the higher concentrated glucosamine-chondroitin formulation.

Over the last 7 years, Cavalor has done, in Vivo studies, In vitro studies and studies on horses, to find out what is the optimal combination of raw materials in their joint products to come to a maximal effect and to prove this efficacity first in rats and later in horses

Cavalor Arti Matrix is a specialised blend of herbs and essential oils including Ananus comosus, Curcuma longa, Boswellia serrata, Equisetum arvensis, Echinacea purpurea, Citrus aurantifolia and Tanacetum parthenium.

The ingredients in this mix have an additive and synergistic effect scientifically proven in our research program1,2,3.

The blend of herbs and essential oils ensures, among other things, that all ingredients can easily reach the joint, that recovery is promoted and stiffness is reduced. In this case too, we pay a lot of attention to the quality of the raw materials, because when it comes to herbs this really makes a difference in terms of guaranteed concentration and effect. The form of curcuma used, for example, contains 95% curcuminoids, the active ingredient.


Hydrolysed collagen type II: Type II collagen forms fibres. This fibre network of collagen supports the joints and strengthens the tissue.

Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM): organic form of sulphur. Sulphur is important for muscles, joints, cartilage, bones and blood; MSM is the best absorbable and bioavailable source of sulphur.

Glucosamine, chondroiting sulphate and hyaluronic acid: Glycosaminoglycans are important building blocks for ligaments, tendons, bones and synovia (synovial fluid). The chondroitin sulphate we use has a low molecular weight, which means that it is easily absorbed by the horse’s body. Just like with other raw materials, price and effectiveness are also linked to the quality in this case. Cavalor® selects raw materials with the highest active ingredient content. For example, chondroitin sulphate contains 90% active ingredient.

L-Glutamine: This is a building block for glutathione, an antioxidant. Glutathione is important for the recovery process in case of an injury.

Whey protein isolate (WPI): a glutathione precursor. Glutathione is a very powerful antioxidant.

Pure glutathione cannot be absorbed orally. Cavalor® uses a nutrient complex called WPI that stimulates the production of glutathione in the body. Glutathione protects the cells from destruction caused by an increase in free radical attacks. Glutathione together with other antioxidants such as vitamins C, E, Bio flavonoids and selenium neutralise these free radicals.

Vitamin C + E + beta-carotene + Bio flavonoids (grape seed extract): have an important antioxidant function and are important for the absorption of the active ingredients and increase immunity.

B vitamins: folic acid, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12: Important in supporting metabolic processes in the body.

Combination of inorganic and organic (Intellibond and chelated) minerals copper, zinc and manganese: Organic minerals have a better bioavailability but inorganic minerals are more stable.

Lime algae: carbonated algae that contain various forms of calcium. These types of calcium have a beneficial effect on bone strength.


1 University of Prince Edward Island, Canada (2011). Effect of herbal extract and certain ingredients on monocytes production tumor necrosis factor (TNF) in an in vitro model.

2 University of Prince Edward Island, Canada (2013). Screening the efficacy of various multiherbal formulations for the additive effects in an in vivo joint inflammation model.

3 University of Prince Edward Island, Canada (2013). Evaluation of 7 different ingredient combinations – raw materials and multiherbal formulations – in an in vitro joint inflammation model.

When should I use Cavalor Arti Base? When should I use Cavalor Arti Matrix?
Cavalor Arti Base and Arti Matrix can safely be given to horses with joint problems. Cavalor Arti Matrix is a concentrated formula especially designed to meet the increased nutritional needs of horses with that undergo high-intensity exercise, such as competition horses. Cavalor Arti Matrix is usually given during selected periods of time (4 weeks) . In general, Cavalor Arti Base is often provided between dose intervals of Cavalor Arti Matrix to provide the joints with a maintenance level of nutritional support.

What distinguishes Cavalor Arti Matrix from other joint supplements?
Cavalor Arti Matrix works on several levels: 1) Provides the required nutrients for joints and tendons 2) The ingredient composition is optimized for effective nutrient transport 3) Stimulates the body’s immunity status to fight against auto-immune reactions As a result the horse’s body will benefit from having a wide range of essential substances at it’s disposal, enabling it’s locomotive system to rapidly return to a more normalized state.

Can I administer Cavalor Arti Matrix for a long period of time?
Cavalor Arti Matrix can be safely administered for a prolonged period. High level competition horses use Cavalor Arti Matrix continuously without side effects. In general Cavalor Arti Matrix is given for a select period of time sometimes followed by Cavalor Arti Base to ensure a maintenance level of nutritional support for the joints.

Should I use Cavalor Arti Matrix prior to competitions?
It is recommended to administer Cavalor Arti Matrix for at least 8 weeks. Cavalor FreeBute or Cavalor FreeBute Pro may be used in combination with Cavalor Arti Matrix.

Can I use Cavalor Arti Matrix in combination with Adequan treatments?
Yes, it is safe to combine Adequan treatments with Cavalor Arti Matrix. The nutritional support in Cavalor Arti Matrix may help extend the required intervals between injections.

When will I notice the first effects of the supplementation with Cavalor Arti Matrix?
In some horses, results may show within 4-5 days. However, for best results, we recommend administering Cavalor Arti Matrix for 8 weeks as some of the ingredients need to be supplemented for a longer period of time in order to optimizee and extend their effect.

Why would I also use an oral joint supplement if I’m already injecting my horse regularly with glycosaminoglycans?
Injections have a very high concentration of active ingredients, but the effects last for a short period of time. An oral product provides a lower concentration of active ingredients going into the bloodstream for a much longer period. Oral glycosaminoglycans help reduce the frequency of joint injections and therefore reduce the risks associated with injections.

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