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COMPLETE JOINT HEALTH

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BEST FOR LARGE BREED PUPPIES

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BECAUSE THEY DESERVE THE BEST

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FOR SPORTING AND WORKING DOGS

Sashas Blend for Joints

Sashas Blend

Sashas Blend helps your pet play again.

It is a Veterinary Product designed for Complete Joint Health.

Sashas Blend is safe for both dogs and cats.

This product solution is a must if your dog is:

  • Active
  • Large breed
  • A Working or Sports Dog
  • Showing signs of slowing down and stiffness due to old age
  • Young puppies still developing their joints, especially in larger breeds (4 – 24 months)

Or is suffering from:

  • Hip or Elbow Dysplasia
  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Osteo-Chondritis
  • Spondylosis (a degenerative arthritis, osteoarthritis, of the spinal vertebra and related tissue. If severe, it may cause pressure on nerve roots with subsequent pain or paresthesia in the limbs)
  • Stiff or Painful Joints
  • Joint Injury
  • Reduced Joint Mobility
  • Is about to undergo Joint Surgery
  • Is recovering from Joint Surgery

Sashas Blend™  is approved by:

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South Africa’s top two medical aids for pets.

This means that their “veterinary advisers have approved Sashas Products and that they may award benefit towards using this medicine”.

Sashas Products must be “dispensed by a qualified veterinarian, registered with the South African Veterinary Council or if a script is provided by same, to obtain the product from a pharmacy.”

This wonderful news means that now joint problems can be pro-actively cared for by giving your dogs Sashas Blend™ as a preventative medication, especially in working and large breed dogs that may be more prone to joint injury or problems.

Sashas Blend Registration Numbers:

  • V18886 Act 36 of 1947
  • 140500 Act 101 of 1965

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Peer Reviewed and published, Sashas Blend boasts having the highest quality of science in the world.  Sashas Blend is also approved by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority, the national registering authority for Veterinary Medicines as a pharmaceutical i.e. Sashas Blend is proved to be as effective as anti-inflammatory drugs for the treatment of degenerative joint disease.

Sashas Blend is registered with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and approved by the Department of Health (RSA)  Medical Control Council.

Veterinary Reviews

Our group of practices have routinely recommended Sashas Blend as an aide in the treatment of arthritis in our canine patients for some years.

Dr Phillip Wilson, BVScThe Lake Veterinary Hospitals, NSW

Sashas Blend is a versatile product.  I recommend it to owners who visit the clinic without their dog and describe symptoms of mild arthritis.  I also recommend it as a maintenance programme to follow a course of NSAIDs particularly where the client is seeking an affordable option.

Dr Mark WestHasting Veterinary Clinic, Vic

I have found Sashas Blend very useful in geriatric dogs, for example, I have a 16 year old dog who suffers from gastrointestinal sensitivity and I am unable to prescribe NSAIDs as this causes gastrointestinal upset.  Sashas Blend is well tolerated and has improved arthritis symptoms significalntly.

Dr Randi RotneJonora Hospital, Hawsbury, NSW

We have been using Sashas Blend for 7 Years as our 1st choice nutraceutical for mild to moderate arthritis with almost 100% owner compliance and satisfaction with the pain relieve achieved for their pet.

Dr Michaeila Keen, BVScLambton Veterinary Clinic, NSW

I have found Sashas Blend to be a useful adjunct in the treatment of osteoarthritis from whatever cause.  I also recommend it to breeders of large dogs to help protect their joints from general wear and tear.

Dr Richard LawrenceBallarat Veterinary Practice, Ballarat, Vic

What makes Sasha’s Blend so special?

Based on scientific results the Sashas™ formula is the ideal choice for long-term joint support at both the earliest stages as well as advanced Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD).

Ongoing research on the Sashas™ formulation has demonstrated that Sashas Blend

  • Significantly inhibits PGE2 production (helps stop the production of the enzyme in the body responsible for pain)
  • Increases cartilage cell viability and decreases the loss of GAG’s from the cartilage matrix (keeps cartilage in the joints healthy)
  • Significantly inhibits Nitric Oxide production (helps stop the production of the enzyme in the body responsible for pain)

Nitric Oxide is the partner of PGE2 in producing the sensation of pain.

Some treatments only deal with resolving the pain (the symptom) but the injury or disease continues to progress (the fall short of addressing the cause). Some products are helpful in joint health but don’t deal with the pain.

In order to provide a complete joint treatment, a joint formulation product needs to:

  • Deal with pain and inflammation
  • Promote improved digestive function
  • Stimulate healthy joint function
  • Stimulate healthy joint fluid production to enable optimum uptake of nutrients (without this the result of any treatment may be impaired)

Sashas Blend™ address all the key areas, the stimulation of healthy joint fluid production is also important to filter the nutrients through the synovial membrane. Without this the result of any treatment may be impaired.

For further information on what happens in the joint during the degeneration process, check out our Interpath’s Joint Degeneration Process Diagrams by clicking here

How does Sashas Blend work?

Sashas Blend reduces pain and inflammation, and protects joints from breakdown associated with arthritis and other inflammatory cartilage conditions.

Interpath has scientifically proven that the ingredients in Sashas Blend:

1. Significantly reduce PGE2 production* (reduces pain and inflammation)

2. Increase cartilage cell viability and decrease the loss of GAG’s from the cartilage matrix * (reduces cartilage breakdown)

3. Inhibit Nitric Oxide Production* (reduces the pain sensation and damaging oxidation of cell membranes within the joint)

4. Safe to take Long term – Protect the stomach and other organs (Components of Sashas Blend are known to help protect the gastro-intestinal tract and other organs)

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*Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, 2007.  Pearson. W., Orth, M.W., Karrow,  N.A., Lindinger, M.I.

Anti-inflammatory and chondroprotective effects of Sashas Blend in a cartilage explant model of inflammation. [51, 1020 – 1030]

Best Quality Research

Sashas Blend is now one of the best researched joint health treatments in the world*!!

The unique all natural Sashas Blend formula possesses anti-inflammatory actives which reduces inflammation in a non invasive method with no side effects.

It promotes the growth of healthy cartilage and conditions the joints by helping maintain the fluid (known as Synovial Fluid) that cushions joints. The Synovial fluid is important for healthy joint function as it provides lubrication to the joint, supplies nutrients to the cartilage, provides impact protection for the joint and removes waste from the cartilage. Sashas Blend also suppresses the production of Nitric Oxide which is a major chemical produced responsible for pain and the breakdown of a healthy joint.

Sashas Blend also contains the full range of GAGS (glycosaminoglycans) including Keratin, Dermatin, Heparin sulphates and the commonly known Glucosamine & Chondroitin sulphates which provide the necessary nutrients required to stimulate healthy joint function.

EVJ Review of Studies – March 2009

Why is it important for everyday wellbeing?

Dealing with pain and inflammation:

Controlling pain and inflammation allows the animal to participate in daily activities and of course make life more comfortable in general.

Stimulation of healthy joint function:

The viscosity of synovial fluid needs to be improved to cushion the joint and prevent wear and tear to cartilage.  This will reduce symptoms of stiffness when arising and improve the ability to jump and run etc.  Running and jumping, pain free, is first prize of every pet and their owner.

In some circumstances Nitric Oxide can cause the animal to feel pain even in the absence of PGE2. It also behaves as a ‘free radical’ causing damaging oxidation of cell membranes within the joint.  Sashas Blend assists in suppressing Nitric Oxide production thereby reducing the damage to membranes within the joint and bolstering the production of synovial fluid within the joint.

Latest News

Sashas™ South Africa aims to provide a range of articles and interesting items to its users which are associated to its current products:

New Sashas Blend Research Released  Interpath (the makers of Sashas Blend) research has been released on Anti-inflammatory and chondroprotective effects of nutraceuticals from Sasha’s Blend in a cartilage explant model of inflammation with fantastic results…..
Sashas Blend Goes Wild!!  Click on the link to see Mogo Zoo’s ‘Oscar’ the Jaguar who is a regular user of Sashas Blend
Sashas Blend Hits The Radio!!  Interpath Managing Director Dan Bright was recently invited to do a segment on Petalk radio – a lifestyle show for pet owners across Australia – on arthritis in pets and the Sashas Blend story.
Media Release – Austrade (23 July 2004)  Click on the link to read the Austrade artice on Sashas Blend, a success story on the Victorian based company treating ailing animals limbs.
Taming The Pain  Click in the link above to read the recent MetPet magazine article on helping pets with arthritis and the amazing story of Bart the wild boar pig!

You can also read some of the testimonials that we have received. Great stories of some of our great heroes!

The product history

About Sashas™

The signature product in the Sashas™ range, Sashas Blend™, was launched in 2000 by Ballarat company Interpath, owned by Dan and Corina Bright when their own dog Sasha, began to show signs of lameness after exercise when she was only 11 years old.

Dan and Corina were already in the human health industry and had sufficient knowledge to question why veterinarians did not have a scientifically proven natural joint health treatment that could be taken long term without side effects. This chain of events was the catalyst for developing Sashas Blend™, named of course after their dog Sasha, the first dog to trial the product.

As well as using their own expertise, they contracted scientific facilities to research joint function and looked for natural actives and combinations which would provide outstanding results in terms of promoting joint function and mobility in dogs and cats.

After significant research and subsequent field trials, Sashas Blend™ became the first Australian developed natural arthritis treatment to achieve Veterinary registration with the APVMA in 2001.

Sashas Blend™ soon became, and still is, the number one selling treatment in Australasia. Following the success of Sashas Blend™ further Sashas™ products have been released such as it’s Human equivalent, Joint XL.

Interpath continues to focus on research and development. Soon to be published will be the results of their Equine joint health/pain relief product, a result of 3 years of ground breaking trial work including the discovery of a new active ingredient.

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Veterinary Endorsement

“We have been using Sashas Blend for 7 years as our 1st choice nutraceutical for mild to moderate arthritis with almost 100% owner compliance and satisfaction with the pain relief achieved for their pet”.

-Dr. Michaela Keen BVSc, Lambton Veterinary Clinic, NSW.