Glucosamine stimulates the secretion of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), one of the building blocks of cartilage and the synovial fluid found in joints. GAGs increase the lubrication of the joints and provide flexibility and elasticity to the cartilage.
The sulfur in MSM can be utilized by the body in the formation of compounds such as glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate, as well as the amino acids methionine and cysteine. Arthritic joints often have low levels of both sulfur and cysteine. Animal studies have found MSM helps to strengthen the tissues that make up the joints.
Chondroitin Sulfate (Porcine Source) - 100 mg
Chondroitin is produced in the body and it works to prevent enzymes from degrading the building blocks of joint cartilage. Chondroitin sulfate is often used in combination with glucosamine, however, when used alone, glucosamine sulfate helps the body to manufacture its own chondroitin.
Vitamin C - 60 mg
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) enhances collagen formation and cartilage growth. Ascorbic acid has been shown to help maintain healthy cartilage.
Alfalfa - 50 mg
Yucca Schidigera - 45 mg
May help to alleviate pain associated with daily exercise.
Linolenic Acid (Omega 3) - 20 mg
Zinc - 7 mg
An essential trace mineral that is essential for growth, appetite, wound healing and skin integrity.
Hyaluronic Acid - 5 mg
Effectively maintains connective tissue health in crucial areas such as joints, skin andcardiovascular system.
Manganese - 1 mg
Manganese is a trace mineral that activates enzymes responsible for nutrient utilization. It is added to animal supplements to help aid in the uptake of glucosamine
d-Alpha Tocopheryl (Vitamin E) - 60 IU
Vitamin E supplies oxygen to the blood and helps to maintain healthy membrane tissue. Vitamin E also inhibits the prostaglandins that play a role in pain, thereby reducing joint pain.
Alpha Amylase (Asperfillus orzae var.) - 300 SKBU
Amylase digests starchy foods to release simple sugars for energy.
Lipase (Aspergillus Niger. var.) - 30 LU
Lipase digests fatty acids allowing the pet to absorb Omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamins A, D, E and K.
Cellulase (Tricoderma Longbranchiatum) - 10 CMCU
Cellulase digests cellulose, reducing the bulking effects of fibrous foods.
Protease (Ananas Cosmosus) - 3000 PU
Protease is a digestive enzymes that digests proteins and turns peptides into amino acids.
Probiotics (Lactobacillus Acidophilus) - 14 million CFU
A probiotic that survives stomach acid and helps to restore healthy bacteria in the small intestines.
Inactive Ingredients: Citric Acid, Dicalcium Phosphate, Flaxseed, Fructooligosaccharides, Magnesium Stearate, Maltodextrins, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Mixed Tocopherols, Natural Flavoring, Rosemary Extract, Silica Aerogel, Stearic Acid, and Vegetable Oil.