Pro Joint is a horse supplement formulated to support healthy joint, tendon and ligament function in the horse. Pro Joint contains 14 000mg of Glucosamine HCL , 4 000mg of Chondroitin Sulphate and 20 000mg of Methylsulfonylmethane per serve.
These amino acids have been shown to assist with maintaning healthy joints, tendons and cartilage.
Glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate are naturally occurring substances found in the connective tissues of the body, including the cartilage that covers the ends of bones in the joints
Chondroitin sulfate is one of the building blocks of cartilage.
Glucosamine is a derivative of cellular glucose metabolism. It is also a component of glycosaminoglycans and proteoglycans of the cartilage matrix covering the ends of bones and hyaluronic acid which is a part of synovial fluid within the joint.
MSM is 34% bioavailable sulfur, thereby making it in an exceptionally rich source of easily metabolized sulfur. Sulfur is the 8th most abundant substance in a horse’s body
Metabolically, sulphur is contained in hormones, enzymes and antibodies. It helps to facilitate the transport of oxygen across cell membranes, is involved in cellular regeneration, assists with a body’s bacteriostasis via increased production of immunoglobulins which boost immunity, and is an important component of insulin and, therefore, the energy generating Krebs cycle (Evans et al 1993). Sulphur is also thought to keep muscles healthy (and properly rested when not contracting) by helping to transport oxygen and remove toxins.
The highest concentration of elemental sulfur in horses is found in the skin, nails, hair and joints.
Many of MSM’s benefits have links to its anti-inflammatory action.
Inflammation is a factor in many health conditions, including arthritis, allergies, and skin conditions. By reducing inflammation, MSM may be able to reduce or eliminate certain symptoms.(2)
This high concentrated serving size is formulated to ensure the horse is given the best chance of maintaining healthy joint and tendon function.
Pro Joint joint supplement for horses contains no fillers or sugars. This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
EFFECTS OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF CHONDROITIN SULFATE VIA INJECTABLE AND ORAL IN THE INDUCED EQUINE ASEPTIC ARTHRITIS.
Videla Dorna I. DVM(1) y Guerrero R.C. DVM(2)
(1) Professor of the Physiopathology Department, School of Veterinary Medicine, National University of the Center of Buenos Aires Province, Tandil, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Technical Director, Syntex S.A. Prayones y Avellaneda, Luis Guillón, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
(2) Syntex Manager, Ayacucho, Ruta 74 Km 100, Ayacucho, Pcia. de Buenos Aires, Argentina.