FLEXISEQ™ is an aqueous gel packed with microscopic spheres called Sequessome™ vesicles. These spheres are made of molecules called phospholipids which naturally occur in the body and variants of which contribute to the lubricating properties of synovial fluid.
In addition, Sequessome™ vesicles are highly flexible and compressible which increases their lubricating ability.
Journey to the Joint
After FLEXISEQ™ is applied to the skin, the water-based gel begins to dry which triggers the activity of the Sequessome™ vesicles contained within.
A Sequessome™ loves to be surrounded by water and as the water in its surrounding gel evaporates, it seeks out the next closest source of water – below the skin. The super-flexibility of the micro-spheres allows them to squeeze easily between skin cells and travel gently along the natural spaces found between them.
A layer of FLEXISEQ gel contains millions of Sequessome™ vesicles and this great volume of spheres entering the skin drives those already inside even deeper. Subsequently, Sequessome™ vesicles continue travelling to beyond the skin, through underlying tissues and into joints where they populate the watery environment of the synovial fluid.
The Sequessome™ vesicles contained within the joint capsule are attracted to the cartilage and accumulate on the damaged cartilage surfaces creating a “film” of lubricating phospholipids.
Through this action, Sequessome™ vesicles replenish the depleted layer of lubricants otherwise found on healthy cartilage, resulting in proven pain relief and reduction of joint stiffness. Longer term, further deterioration of the cartilage may be slowed.
Less Abrasion Less pain Less stiffness
Sequence vesicles coat the damaged cartilage