Glucosamine for dogs, cats and horses
Glucosamine is naturally found within the body of animals. It is needed to produce glycosaminoglycan (a molecule used in the formation and regeneration of cartilage and other body tissues). As animals get older the production of Glucosamine slows down thus supplementing with Glucosamine is important to help maintain the neccessary levels needed to support healthy joint function, whilst promoting mobility, flexibility and aiding stiff joints.
Glucosamine is an essential building block of many parts of an animals joints, including ligaments, tendons, cartilage and synovial fluid. It helps cartilage to act as a shock absorber.
Glucosamine is an amino sugar made from shellfish or prepared in a lab. There are two forms: Glucosamine Sulphate and Glucosamine Hydrochloride (HCL). Glucosamine HCL is the highest quality, purest form of Glucosamine, it is more stable and occurs naturally in every living organism. Glucosamine HCL has more pure Glucosamine per gram for aiding cartilage formation.
Introducing your pet to a nutritional supplement that includes pure Glucosamine, such as nutraquin+ can help to maintain and build healthy joint tissue. Glucosamine when combined with Chondroitin Sulphate – a molecule naturally present in cartilage that gives cartilage elasticity and is believed to help maintain healthy cartilage and synovial fluid viscosity – can help to give extra joint protection and is also an important building block for cartilage, as well as supporting joint structure. Find out more about the benefits of Chondroitin for dogs, cats and horses here