More information about OxyMin® Flex 
100% Natural Liquid Bovine Tracheal Cartilage which is totally Australian Made and has a very high concentration of active ingredients.  
The Australian Bovine industry is recognized world-wide for being hormone and chemical residue free. At OxyMin®, we source our cartilage only from abattoirs that can guarantee this by having stringent residue testing regimes in place. OxyMin® Flex is manufactured using a gentle biological process in a plant which conforms to a Quality Assurance Program and is overseen by Australian Quarantine Inspection Service (AQIS). 
Note: Only the Bovine Trachea is used for this purpose. The cartilage is the translucent part of the Trachea that has absolutely no blood present. 
The active ingredients (Glycosaminoglycans) are extracted using state of the art distillation facilities. To ensure that there is absolutely no microbial activity a double pasteurization technique is also employed. 
OxyMin® Flex delivers active ingredients in pure molecular liquid form which contains many other ‘actives’ that are lost when taken in other forms. As well as being a rich natural source in Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate, there is a full spectrum of other compounds such as Hyaluronic Acid, Boron, Keratin, Aggrecan, Collagen and more. 
 - produced using a natural process and is guaranteed:

 - 100% natural 

 - Hormone Free  

 - BSE Free  

 - No artificial flavours  

 - No artificial colours 
Serving Suggestion: 5ml (1 teaspoon) diluted in water or mixed with your favourite fruit or vegetable juice

Other Names

Antitumor Angiogenesis Factor (anti-TAF), Bovine Tracheal Cartilage (BTC), Cartilage Trachéal de Bovins, Cartílago Bovino, Catrix, Catrix-S, Collagen Bovine, Collagène Bovin, Glycosaminoglycan Polysulphuric Acid Complex, Processed Bovine Cartilage, Psoriacin, Psoriacin-T, Rumalon.

Overview Information

Cartilage is a substance in the body that provides structural support. Bovine cartilage comes from cows (bovine). People sometimes use bovine cartilage as medicine.
Bovine cartilage is taken by mouth or injected under the skin (given subcutaneously) for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), osteoarthritis, ulcerative colitis, skin conditions such as scleroderma and psoriasis, herpes infection, brain cancer (glioblastoma multiforme), and other cancers.

It is also taken by mouth for allergic reactions caused by chemical toxins and is injected under the skin for inflammation of intestine (enteritis).

Bovine cartilage is applied directly to the skin (used topically) for wounds that won't heal; external hemorrhoids and rectal itching; and skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, and dermatitis caused by poison oak or poison ivy. It is also used for "dry socket," a painful complication of tooth extraction.

Bovine cartilage is sometimes applied to the anus for internal hemorrhoids and anal tears.

Health providers sometimes give bovine cartilage as a shot (injection into the muscle) for osteoarthritis.

How does it work?

Bovine cartilage might work by providing chemicals needed for rebuilding cartilage in people with osteoarthritis.

It might also help reduce swelling and help wounds heal more effectively.

  • Acne. Early research shows that applying bovine cartilage to the skin helps reduce acne in some people.

  • "Dry socket" after tooth extraction. Early research shows that applying bovine cartilage to the tooth socket after tooth extraction reduces pain in some people who develop a "dry socket."

  • Rectal tears. Early research shows that bovine cartilage helps reduce symptoms of rectal tears when applied internally as a suppository in rectum.

  • Anal itching. Early research shows that bovine cartilage helps reduce symptoms of anal itching when applied externally on the rectum.

  • Cancer. Early research shows that injections of bovine cartilage under the skin along with bovine cartilage capsules taken by mouth might help treat cancer in some people.

  • Inflammation of the intestine (enteritis). Early research shows that injecting bovine cartilage under the skin helps improve strength and weight and decreases the need for steroid drugs in people with inflammation of the intestine.

  • Hemorrhoids. Early research shows that bovine cartilage helps reduce itching when applied externally on the rectum in people with external hemorrhoids. Using a bovine cartilage suppository inside the rectum may also help reduce symptoms in people with hemorrhoids.

  • Osteoarthritis. Early research shows that injecting bovine cartilage under the skin may help decrease symptoms of osteoarthritis. Additionally, injecting a bovine cartilage-bone marrow combination into the muscle improves pain and other osteoarthritis symptoms in some people when taken for up to 3 years. But this effect does not seem to last longer than 3 years.

  • Skin reaction caused by poison oak and poison ivy. Early research shows that using bovine cartilage cream on the skin helps resolve skin reactions caused by poison oak and poison ivy within 1-2 weeks.

  • Psoriasis. Early research shows that applying bovine cartilage to the skin or injecting it under the skin for 6 weeks may improve symptoms of psoriasis.

  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Early research shows that injecting bovine cartilage under the skin helps reduce symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.

  • Ulcerative colitis. Early research shows that injecting bovine cartilage under the skin helps reduce the need for surgery in people with ulcerative colitis.

  • Wound healing. Early research shows that applying a specific ointment (Catrix 10) containing powdered bovine cartilage to the skin helps reduce skin redness, swelling, and erosion following a laser procedure on the face. Applying bovine cartilage from calves may actually help heal wounds faster than applying bovine cartilage from adult or unborn cows.

Bovine cartilage is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people when taken by mouth, applied to the skin, or administered as a shot into the muscle or below the skin for medicinal purposes. It can cause side effects such as diarrhea, nausea, swelling, local redness, and itching.

There is some concern about the possibility of catching "mad cow disease" (bovine spongiform encephalitis, BSE) or other diseases from products that come from animals. "Mad cow disease" does not appear to be transmitted through cartilage products, but it is probably wise to avoid animal products from countries where mad cow disease has been found.

Short history of Bovine Tracheal Cartilage 
Wound Healing 
The therapeutic possibilities of this food product that often finds its way into soup, began in 1960. The American surgeon and medical researcher, Dr. John Fletcher Prudden of the Presbyterian-Columbia Hospital in New York, found that sprinkling a slow or non-healing wound with powdered cartilage caused dramatic overnight healing. Until then, wound healing was believed to be a maximal biological event (could not be accelerated in time). By 1965, the J.Am'  Med  Assoc. (192:41 1) were impressed enough to ask Dr. Prudden to write an Editorial on his discovery, which had saved many lives. 

Usage in wound healing 
Bovine Tracheal Cartilage is applied direct to wounds. Bovine Tracheal Cartilage has long been accepted as a wound healing accelerator, this is recognized as a fact in the chapters on wound healing in textbooks of surgery.' 

Two years after Dr. Prudden discovered Bovine Tracheal Cartilage accelerated would healing, he discovered it could also heal cancer. One day, he was trying to heal the open wounds following surgery of a woman with breast cancer. He sprinkled cartilage in the usual way. In a few days, to his surprise he saw that the cancer was receding.  This woman became  entirely cured of her cancer and went on to live for  another 10 years.  
This remarkable event spurred Dr. Prudden to approach the FDA for permission to run a trial on terminal cases who had failed all orthodox therapies. This trial began in 1980, with 32 terminal cancer patients. The results were published in 1985 in the J.Bio.Response Modifers 4:583. Of these 32 people, all well advanced in their disease, 11 (35%) showed complete response with probable or possible cures (in Dr. Prudden's own conservative reporting of his results). In fact, many of these 11 went on to live for up to 23 years longer and all who died, died of non-cancer causes. 
Other results of this published trial were reported by Dr. Prudden in a later paper, including the following (in his own words) "….. 

John F. Prudden, M.D., 
Med.Sc.D. Waccabuc, 1993. 
There are, of course, failures in both the original and more recent groups of patients, however it is very clear that so remarkable a series of successes could not have been assembled through any other mode of therapy." 
Summary Dr. Prudden notes that the 1985 outcomes were subjected to a Wilcoxan Rank Analysis by a statistical consultant. The purpose was to counter possible criticisms that the seemingly outstanding efficacious results were due to a fortuitous selection of cases. 
The cases were compared to all those reported by the cancer epidemiological section of the Connectitcut Health Department over the same interval of time. The "P" value was <.0002 (a highly significant result). Although the second group (120 cases) has not yet been analyzed using this method, the results have been superior to the first group. 
Dr. Prudden noted in his Summary that once a patient had responded to Bovine Tracheal Cartilage by tumor shrinkage, plus weight, strength and energy gains he had never observed a reversal of improvement (due to the original problem). 


Dr. Prudden's standard use of Bovine Tracheal Cartilage powder is 9g daily, in three divided amounts taken in juice. 
The equivalent in liquid Bovine Tracheal Cartilage is 2 teaspoonfuls (5ml) three times daily for the first critical weeks, reducing to one teaspoonful three times. Dr. Prudden only uses higher amounts when "I am losing a patient". 
It is important to note that, in terms of hard reality, a person must have a prognosis of at least 2.5 to 4 months life-expectancy before good expectations can be hoped. Once begun, continuance is essential. Elevated HA levels, unless maintained, may have negative results. 


In Australia, Bovine Tracheal Cartilage is used in conjunction with standard medical therapies, where it has been shown to significantly enhance the efficacy of chemotherapy while, at the same time, reduce its side-effects.' This subjective side-effect reduction was recently confirmed in Australia by haematology (four out of four cases). 
The same advantage has been frequently noted in Dr. Prudden's experience. His long and wide experience in radiation and surgery has also allowed him to tailor individual programs that give "the best of both worlds" for late-starting patients who need radical help. For example, he has developed a program for prostate cancer using hormone-blocking therapies combined with Bovine Tracheal Cartilage in a cyclical method that has proven most successful.  
Dr. John F.Prudden was awarded the 1995 Linus Pauling Award for his work in cancer. 
Dr. Prudden has noted that all his long-term cited cases continued to report to him, to confirm their status. Most continue to take the Bovine Tracheal Cartilage at the 9g daily of powder, even after long-term complete response is pronounced by appropriate pathology. There are several who have discontinued after several years of complete response without evidence of recurrence.  
But there have been two without evidence of residual cancer who lowered and/ or ceased the usage, and died of overwhelming recurrences within a few months. Continuity of treatment is therefore evidently an individual biological factor, and, until some method of appraisal can be developed, it is safest to continue with the usage - even after years of complete response. 
However, it is highly probable that those who make serious attempts to alter both their internal and external environment, by addressing their total lifestyle under the guidance of an experienced naturopath or complimentary doctor or other appropriately trained health worker, would not recur after a year or 1 so of complete response, without relying on Bovine Tracheal Cartilage. This is said because many of the American patients were not coached in life-style changes. Even then, this obviously should be a case-by-case decision and made by the patient. 
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