Glucosamine is a compound found naturally in the body, made from glucose and the amino acid glutamine. Glucosamine is needed to produce glycosaminoglycan, a molecule used in the formation and repair of cartilage and other body tissues.
Hyaluronic Acid is found naturally throughout the body and is of vital importance in joint function as a component of the synovial fluid. Because this molecule binds readily with water molecules, it becomes a gel capable of providing lubrication and shock absorption. We believe hyaluronic acid for horses is a crucial ingredient for superior joint support.
In addition to the three main ingredients, we add critical trace elements and amino acids that other supplements do not. Why are these important? They offer additional support to the joints and their support structure. Imagine building a foundation with just cement the foundation might support the building but could be somewhat fragile. Now imagine a foundation that included rebar. The foundation/repair is complete and able to help more than the initial structure. These trace minerals include Zinc – General bone and joint health, Manganese – Cartilage repair, Copper – Collagen synthesis and maintenance.