Joint Supplement IngredientsLast updated: August 2, 2016
Here is a list of ingredients you may find in your dog's joint supplement.
Glucosamine Hydrochloride for DogsGlucosamine hydrochloride is a major building block of cartilage, and it is found naturally within the body. Glucosamine is necessary for the construction of connective tissues, and it enhances 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 SulfateChondroitin 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)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 improve overall health.
Creatine MonohydrateCreatine monohydrate manufactures the energy that is required to fuel the contraction of muscles. It helps recycle and replenish energy to the muscles and enhance muscle performance, ultimately leading to muscle growth. It also strengthens and provides energy to muscles surrounding animals' joints.
Perna Canaliculus (Green-Lipped Mussel)Perna Canaliculus or Green-Lipped Mussel is an edible shellfish that reduces joint pain and provides the body with fatty acids that have anti-inflammatory effects. It also contains helpful levels of glucosamine and helps build cartilage.
Hyaluronic Acid for DogsHyaluronic Acid is a glycosaminoglycan that regulates cell growth and renewal in the body. It also diminishes the appearance of skin and tissue damage, and helps thicken joint fluid to provide good lubrication.
Omega-3 Fatty AcidsEssential Omega-3 Fatty Acids help move oxygen through the bloodstream to all parts of the body. They aid in cell membrane development, strength, and function, and are necessary for strong organs and tissues. They help keep skin healthy and prevent early aging, plus they contain anti-inflammatory properties, making them helpful in reducing pain and inflammation associated with arthritis.
Vitamin E, Manganese and ZincVitamin E, manganese, and zinc are antioxidants that support the body's natural defenses. Manganese aids in the production of cartilage, supports normal bone development, and promotes good muscle and bone health. Zinc works with over 200 enzymes in the body to aid in proper cell health and metabolism. Vitamin E provides protection for damaged cells in the body and is believed to be an important tool against aging.
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