Supplements for Horses

About Glucosamine:

Studies have proven the effectiveness of glucosamine in the relief of pain and inflammation associated with arthritis and in optimal healing for joints. There are three components of connective tissue that make up ligaments, cartilage, tendons and spinal discs. These are water, collagen and a long chain made up mainly of glucose and an amino acid, glutamine. Glucose and glutamine are known as glucosamine.

Glucosamine forms proteoglycans, a substance which provides structure and flexibility to tissues such as bone, cartilage, skin, hair and bones. If there is an injury to joints or bones, or a nutritional deficiency, glucosamine sometimes cannot be produced fast enough, cartilage loses its springy and sliding characteristics and the end of bones do not glide smoothly across each other. Inflammation results due to damage of the cartilage cushion.

About MSM:

MSM provides naturally occurring organic sulphur. It is one of the principal elements found in the body and a constituent of all proteins.  It is essential for maintaining the structure of body proteins, the formation of keratin and collagen for healthy bones and skin, the production of immunoglobulins for the immune system, the reactions which convert food into energy and the elimination of toxins from the body. Studies on MSM have shown the following benefits:

  • Analgesia and pain relief
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Builds and maintains healthy joints through its effects on collagen
  • Reduces muscle spasms and relieves muscle soreness
  • Helps normalise the immune system
  • Is readily absorbed orally and through the skin
  • Dilates blood vessels and improves circulation
  • Adjusts body pH
  • Is needed for bile production and the formation of Taurine. 

β€œIn performance horses, unsoundness is a common issue. The strain of competition can lead to joint problems and my formula is designed to help this issue.”- Tony Green. 

Written by Jean Green — November 22, 2012

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