Organic sulfur compound found naturally in fruits, vegetables, grains. Reduces pain and inflammation. MSM is an organic sulfur compound. Sulfur is needed to form connective tissue. MSM also seems to act as an analgesic by lessening nerve impulses that transmit pain. MSM supplies biologically active sulfur to animals' joints. Use of MSM has been shown to reduce the rigidity of cells in the soft tissues of the body. By reducing this rigidity, fluids are able to pass more freely from the cell and this helps to reduce cell pressure.
Glucosamine Glucosamine sulfate
Major component of joint cartilage. Supplements are derived from the shells of shellfish (such as shrimp, lobster and crab) or from vegetable sources.?Slows deterioration of cartilage, relieves osteoarthritis (OA) pain and improves joint mobility.?Glucosamine produced in the body provides natural building blocks for growth, repair and maintenance of cartilage. Like chondroitin, glucosamine may lubricate joints, help cartilage retain water and prevent its breakdown. Provides the joints with the building blocks needed to for good health. Acting as a catalyst, Glucosamine helps animals synthesize new cartilage caused by wear and tear. Hip and joint discomfort can happen when normal wear and tear break down cartilage.
|Chondroitin Chondroitin Sulfate|
Chondroitin is a component connective tissues found in cartilage and bone. Chondroitin reduces pain and inflammation, improves joint function, and slows progression of osteoarthritis (OA). Chondroitin enhances the shock-absorbing properties of collagen and neutralizes the destructive enzymes that are known to damage and destroy cartilage. Helps cartilage retain water and may reverse cartilage loss when used with glucosamine. Chondroitin attracts and holds fluid within cartilage tissue helping to lubricate joints and increase mobility. Chondroitin aids the entry of Glucosamine which is the building block of healthy joints.
Vitamin C plays a vital role by supporting immune function, helping white blood cells function normally, and it also promotes cartilage growth and tissue repair. Aging dogs may especially benefit as they become less proficient at producing their own supply of vitamin C.
Cat's Claw Uncaria tomentosa
Cat's claw is an anti-inflammatory that inhibits tumor necrosis factor (TNF), a target of powerful rheumatoid arthritis (RA) drugs. It also contains compounds that may benefit the immune system.
|Ginger Zingiber officinale|
Decreases joint pain and reduces from osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Ginger has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties similar to ibuprofen, the COX-2 inhibitor celecoxib and even TNF blockers. It also switches off certain inflammatory genes, which may make it an effective pain reliever and a potential treatment for autoimmune disorders and cancer.
|Pine Bark Pycnogenol|
Pycnogenol contains procyandin, a powerful antioxidant, and also inhibits pro-inflammatory enzymes,including COX 1 and COX 2
Microbes influence health and disease through complex interactions with your immune system. When these microbial communities get out of whack – through poor diet, antibiotic use, stress or illness – the result can be immune, metabolic and even mental health problems. Probiotics (the live microbes and yeast in supplements) or prebiotics (foods that promote the growth of good microbes, including yogurt, sauerkraut, miso and other fermented foods) may help restore a healthy microbiome and normalize immune function. Scientists believe some types of probiotics are effective for diseases like rheumatoid arthritis (RA)