Joint Supplement Ingredients -
What Do They Do & Why Are They Important?
Glucosamine hydrochloride is a major building block of cartilage and is necessary for the construction of connective tissues. It helps the body by enhancing the body's ability to produce collagen and joint fluid. It also helps supply the body with the necessary materials to repair joint damage.
Chondroitin sulfate is a natural compound found in cartilage. It promotes healthy joints by warding off the effects of damaging enzymes. It also increases water retention and enhances the elastic properties of cartilage.
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is one of nature's sources of dietary sulfur, which is mainly used to support healthy joints and cartilage. It helps relieve the symptoms of osteoarthritis by lubricating the joint cartilage and improving mobility. When used in combination with Vitamin C, it allows more nutrients to enter the cells, which helps eliminate unwanted toxins, and improves overall health.
Creatine monohydrate is necessary for the manufacture of energy required to fuel the contraction of muscles. It helps recycle and replenish energy to the muscles and enhances muscle performance. It also strengthens and provides energy to muscles surrounding animal's joints and will benefit all animals with arthritic joints.
PERNA CANALICULUS (GREEN-LIPPED MUSSEL)
Perna Canaliculus or Green-Lipped Mussel is an edible shellfish that helps reduce joint pain and provides the body with fatty acids that have anti-inflammatory effects. It also contains helpful levels of glucosamine.
Hyaluronic Acid is a glycosaminoglycan that regulates cell growth and renewal in the body. It also diminishes the appearance of skin and tissue damage and is used as a treatment for osteoarthritis.
OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS
Essential Omega-3 Fatty Acids help move oxygen through the bloodstream to all parts of the body. They aid is cell membrane development, strength, and function, and are necessary for strong organs and tissues. They will help keep skin healthy and prevent early aging, plus they contain some anti-inflammatory properties making them helping in reducing pain and inflammation associated with arthritis.
VITAMIN E, MANGANESE, & ZINC
Vitamin E, manganese, and zinc are all antioxidant that support the body's natural defenses. Manganese aids production of cartilage, helps normal bone development, and promotes good muscle and bone health. Zinc works with over 200 enzymes in the body for proper cell health and metabolism. Vitamin E provides important protection for damaged cells in the body and is believed to be an important tool against aging.
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Don Bramlage, DVM, Director of Veterinary Services at Revival Animal Health
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