FAQs

For Dogs

How do I introduce 4CYTE™ to my dog? 4CYTE Canine Granules should be started on half dose for the first three days.

What’s the difference between products?

 

4CYTE™ Dog EPIITALIS® FORTE – from six months.

4CYTE™ Canine – from six months.

Format

Gel

Granules

Key features

Concentrated formula.
No marine extracts.

 

Includes marine extracts for coat, skin health and general well-being.

Effective for

Support after joint injury or surgery.


Helping the body meet performance and recuperation demands.

Targeting the root cause of joint disease.

Maintaining healthy joints.

Safety Information for Dogs

4CYTE™ has undergone extensive formal safety studies – including faecal and blood analysis – with very pleasing results. While animals with specific concerns are not noted during these studies, we have seen no indications of potential problems cause by elevated enzymes under the use of 4CYTE™.

We recommend speaking with your veterinarian before commencing 4CYTE™ if you have any concerns about specific health conditions, including diseases and disorders.

Please note that 4CYTE™ Dog EPIITALIS® FORTE is only intended to be used in dogs from six months of age. We have not conducted safety studies on 4CYTE™ EPIITALIS® FORTE with cats, nor addressed their palatability requirements.

For further information, please seek advice from your veterinary clinic.

4CYTE™ is suitable for dogs aged six months onwards for the maintenance of healthy joints.

Unlike NSAIDs, 4CYTE™ is NOT linked to increased post-operative bleeding. The risk with NSAIDs relates to their mode of action, and more specifically the blocking of Cox1 and/or Cox2 pathways, which has been shown to produce a thinning of the blood.

4CYTE™’s anti-inflammatory properties do not utilise the same mode of action as NSAIDs, working at a much earlier phase of the inflammatory cascade. Canine and equine surgeons report that they do not see any thinking of the blood in animals that are on 4CYTE™ pre and post-surgery.

Canine Granules – this formulation contains three marine ingredients, including Green Lipped Mussel, and EPIITALIS® (oil extract from the seed of Biota orientalis).

A study conducted by Thomas Miller and Henry Wu on in vivo evidence for prostaglandin inhibitory activity in New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel extract (published in the New Zealand Medical Journal on June 13, 1984) indicated that foetal development may be retarded.

We have conducted full safety studies on 4CYTE Granules, but not specifically on pregnant animals. Therefore, our labels warn that use is not recommended.

EPIITALIS® FORTE – this formulation does not contain any marine ingredients that may cause foetal development to be retarded.

4CYTE™ EPIITALIS® FORTE is a plant-based extract containing >90% fatty acids. There is no data to suggest that omega fatty acids have a detrimental effect during pregnancy. In fact, research supports use during pregnancy. However, we specify “safe use in pregnant animals has not been established” on our packing to allow owners and vets to make their own decision about administration during pregnancy.

A very small percentage of dogs may show an intolerance to the shellfish contained in 4CYTE™ Canine Granules. This typically presents as lethargy and similar symptoms of belly ache, diarrhoea and, more rarely vomiting.

You should stop administration of 4CYTE™ Granules if your dog experiences these symptoms and keep water available to your dog. Some owners choose to try a reduced dose of 4CYTE™ Canine again several days later to ensure their dog was reacting to the product, rather than anything else. If the issue arises again, please cease 4CYTE™ Granules immediately.

If you purchased 4CYTE™ from your vet, you will be entitled to a refund of your purchase.

Your vet will recommend the alternative use of 4CYTE™ EPIITALIS® FORTE, which is a concentrated formula of plant-derived EPIITALIS®, and suitable for dogs showing sensitivity to marine ingredients.

Product Information for Dogs

Visible results vary from animal to animal. Improvement may be seen in as little as a week, but it can take up to four weeks to see marked improvement. 4CYTE™ has been shown to provide continuous results, even after the initial 28 days of dosing.

Please note that 4CYTE™ Dog EPIITALIS® FORTE is only intended to be used in dogs from six months of age. We have not conducted safety studies on 4CYTE™ EPIITALIS® FORTE with cats, nor addressed their palatability requirements.

For further information, please seek advice from your veterinary clinic.

EPITIALIS® is an IP protected oil extract from the seed of Biota orientalis.

4CYTE™ is available over-the-counter from most vet clinics. If your preferred vet does not have 4CYTE™ in stock, they can easily order it from Provet Pty Ltd veterinary wholesaler on your behalf. Orders usually arrive within a few days.

I’ve noticed my new pack of 4CYTE™ Canine Granules are a different size, colour and smell. Is there something wrong with them?

While granules can vary from batch to batch, the efficacy and safety of the product does not change at all. 4CYTE™ is a natural product, and the variation can be due to seasonal changes impacting the ingredients.

Please note that every batch of granules is tested and analysed before being cleared and packaged for sale.

Regarding variation in granule size, your scoop will hold either 5-6 large granules, or 7-8 small granules. Overall, however, the volume of active is very similar in both scenarios.

For Horses

What’s the difference between products?

 

4CYTE™ Horse EPIITALIS® FORTE – from six months.

4CYTE™ Equine – from six months.

 

Advanced Formula

Original Formula

Format

Gel

Granules

Key features

Concentrated formula.
No marine extracts.

Highly palatable

Includes marine extracts for coat, skin health and general well-being.

Effective for

Support after joint injury or surgery.

Helping the body meet performance and recuperation demands.

Targeting the root cause of joint disease.

Maintaining healthy joints.

Maintaining healthy joints.

Safety Information for Horses

4CYTE™ Horse EPIITALIS® FORTE is only intended to be used in horses from six months of age. Please note that our horse and dog EPIITALIS® products feature different formulations to accommodate the significant difference in weight between species. This includes different ratios of active ingredients and different flavourings. We have not conducted safety studies on 4CYTE™ EPIITALIS® FORTE with dogs, so cannot provide a safe dosage rate.

For further information, please seek advice from your veterinary clinic.

4CYTE™ is suitable for horses aged six months onwards for the maintenance of healthy joints.

Equine Granules – this formulation contains three marine ingredients, including Green Lipped Mussel, and EPIITALIS® (oil extract from the seed of Biota orientalis).

A study conducted by Thomas Miller and Henry Wu on in vivo evidence for prostaglandin inhibitory activity in New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel extract (published in the New Zealand Medical Journal on June 13, 1984) indicated that foetal development may be retarded.

We have conducted full safety studies on 4CYTE Granules, but not specifically on pregnant animals. Therefore, our labels warn that use is not recommended.

EPIITALIS® FORTE – this formulation does not contain any marine ingredients that may cause foetal development to be retarded.

4CYTE™ EPIITALIS® FORTE is a plant-based extract containing >90% fatty acids. There is no data to suggest that omega fatty acids have a detrimental effect during pregnancy. In fact, research supports use during pregnancy. However, we specify “safe use in pregnant animals has not been established” on our packaging to allow owners and vets to make their own decision about administration during pregnancy.

Unlike NSAIDs, 4CYTE™ is NOT linked to increased post-operative bleeding. The risk with NSAIDs relates to their mode of action, and more specifically the blocking of Cox1 and/or Cox2 pathways, which has been shown to produce a thinning of the blood.

4CYTE™’s anti-inflammatory properties do not utilise the same mode of action as NSAIDs, working at a much earlier phase of the inflammatory cascade. Equine and canine surgeons report that they do not see any thinking of the blood in animals that are on 4CYTE™ pre and post-surgery.

While granules can vary from batch to batch, the efficacy and safety of the product does not change at all. 4CYTE™ is a natural product, and the variation can be due to seasonal changes impacting the ingredients.

Please note that every batch of granules is tested and analysed before being cleared and packaged for sale.

4CYTE™ EPIITALIS® FORTE is intended as a daily supplement, which will give best results as per instruction. If you agist and are unable to administer 4CYTE™ daily, you may wish to pre-dose a number of syringes that can be added to your horse’s feed. Please contact our office at admin@interpath.global if you require additional syringes.

Product Information for Horses

When you purchase 4CYTE™ from your veterinary clinic, you are covered by our 4CYTE™ Promise. If you don’t see the results expected by your veterinarian – or your horse won’t eat 4CYTE™ due to taste – you’ll receive your money back.

EPITIALIS® is an IP protected oil extract from the seed of Biota orientalis.

4CYTE™ is available over-the-counter from most vet clinics. If your preferred vet does not have 4CYTE™ in stock, they can easily order it from Provet Pty Ltd veterinary wholesaler on your behalf. Orders usually arrive within a few days.

4CYTE™ is a natural joint health supplement and will not swab. 4CYTE™ is used widely in performance in racing horses with no contraindications. Please note, however, that you should always check with your governing body on your sport’s specific rules.

Visible results vary from animal to animal. Improvement may be seen in as little as a week, but it can take up to four weeks to see marked improvement. 4CYTE™ has been shown to provide continuous results, even after the initial 28 days of dosing.

OSTEO-Restore™

Osteo-Restore is registered with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), which is part of the Australian Government Department of Health. The TGA is responsible for regulating goods including prescription medicines, vaccines, sunscreens vitamins, minerals, medical devices, blood and blood products.

Interpath has conducted many years of study on EPIITALIS®️ and Aquamin®️, which has been individually validated and deemed safe to take alongside other medications and supplements.

 If you have specific concerns, we suggest you discuss this with your doctor or pharmacist.

Reports of side effects are rare and do not represent any safety issues. Some consumers experience reflux, which is usually avoided if taken with food as per packaging directions.