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Treatment of Arthritis, Hip & Elbow Dysplasia and all other Joint Pain

Active Ingredients:

Glucosamine

Chondroitin

MSM

Vitamin C

Glutamine

Curcumin

Collagen

Manganese

Vitamin B Complex

Vitamin E

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Chondroitin

 

Chondroitin is a naturally occurring substance found in the body of living animals and most concentrated in the cartilage. It is important for the synthesis of glycosaminoglycans which when combined with hyaluronic acid create proteoglycans which form part of the main structure of cartilage.

 

It is believed that chondroitin has an anti-inflammatory effect, as well as preventing destructive enzymes from breaking down joint tissue. Chondroitin is particularly important in ageing or damaged cartilage which is prone to accelerated destruction.

 

Chondroitin sulphate is normally used to treat degenerative joint disease. It consists of a repeating chain of molecules known as mucopolysaccharides which act as a supply of nutrients to the cartilage. Other benefits include growth stimulation (of cartilage), improved movement of white blood cells and increased resistance to viral and bacterial infection.

 

Chondroitin sulphate and glucosamine are often paired together in a formula to treat osteoarthritis (hip / elbow dysplasia) as they complement each other and facilitate the success of one another in treatment.

It is also believed that chondroitin sulfate has bone healing qualities and is often recommended to aid recuperation from an illness or surgery.  Most chondroitin sulphate is sourced from animal and marine cartilage.

 

There are many dietary supplements that contain both glucosamine and chondroitin given their complementary effects. These supplements have been successfully used to treat a variety of hip and elbow dysplasia, arthritis and other skeletal disorders in dogs.