Research

Research

A significant number of published international research studies claim that cartilage is a material that can stabilize itself significantly by the use of oral and intravenous applications. Cartilage is essential for optimal joint function and pain free performance of your horse.

Published research results regarding oral supplements indicate the following:

  • They may be a conservative and economical approach for the management of  symptoms and as a preventative against early joint disease.
  • They may promote long term improvement in joint function and reduce discomfort.

Glucosamine  sulphate  - studies have shown that when Glucosamine Sulphate is given orally,  within 30 minutes 87-97% is actively taken from the gut into the blood. A common source of Glucosamine is derived from marine life, such as crustacean shell extracts. Within 4 hours the chondrocytes (joint cells) have actively taken it from the blood. When linked together with sulphur, chains of glucosamines become several different types of connective tissues and joint fluid.  Sulphur gives a connective tissue elastic strength and a lack of sulphur will cause the production of connective tissues to cease.

According to research, oral Glucosamine Sulphate has been shown to return people suffering from arthritis and osteo-arthritis to an improved and often normal function.

MSM (methylsulphonylmethane)   -  studies have shown MSM may provide sulphur that assists in the production of connective tissue, enzymes and hormones.  It aids immune system maintenance and acts as an anti-inflammatory that can  reduce joint and  muscle soreness.   It also supplies biologically active sulphur, which is an important element in connective tissue, skin, hair, hooves, immune function, amino acid formation and many other reactions in the body.

Glucosamine sulphate and the healthy joint

The articulating surfaces of the bones (the ends of the bones that come/rub together forming the joint) are covered in articular cartilage and are bathed in Synovial Fluid - "joint oil". In a normal healthy joint the articular cartilage is smooth and the synovial fluid is of sufficient high quality to provide adequate lubrication.

Glucosamine sulphate; 

Recent studies have stated that only Glucosamine SULPHATE 2KCI (Potassium Salt) and Glucosamine Sulphate NACI (Sodium Salt) actually get to the joint tissues.

 

There is now very little serious doubt that glucosamine helps in cases of degenerative joint disease like osteoarthritis. This is based (not just on the huge weight of testimony from thousands of "users") but on independent scientific tests, studies and field trials.

All indications are that Glucosamine Sulphate is important for both building and repairing cartilage, connective tissue, and synovial fluid. It has successfully been used as a Joint Care Supplement for over 40 years for all aging, performance, endurance, and racing Horses.

Chondroitin sulphate;

studies have shown that Chondroitin sulphate derived from shark cartilage is a naturally occurring component of joint cartilage and that it may inhibit enzymes that erode cartilage. Such studies also indicate that it produces a synergistic effect by enhancing the stabilization of Glucosamine and MSM. Glucosamine sulphate and chondroitin sulphate may help the body repair damage and wear and tear to cartilage.

 

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