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Various Components Of Equine Inflammation Management Supplements

By Anthony Johnson

People domesticated horses for helping them in many things such as sports, work, transportation and warfare even during the older years. They have different markings, life stages, breeds, colors, locomotion, sizes and behavior with a vocabulary used specially for describing them. When born, young ones could immediately walk and their training starts when they reach two to four years of age.

Because of their many uses in various fields, they could develop illness or their body would become weaker specially in old age. That is why they need equine inflammation management supplements to help them keep their good condition longer. These nutraceuticals have different ingredients with varying amounts in them making their effective vary in each horse.

Studies have been done for these ingredients in the past years to know what their real effects on horses are. This would help you in understanding which supplements could better help your animals as some have labels written with those they do not contain. The following are several components common to have in these nutraceuticals.

Glucosamine has been studied intensively among joint supplement ingredients and are considered the basic building block for every connective tissues. Some products might have them from natural sources like from cattle sternum or trachea. Others have hydrolyzed collagen from sources such as ligaments, tendons and skins.

Glucosamine is effective on relieving pain in shorter times between ten and fourteen days and can encourage healing and slow cartilage breakdown. Six thousand milligram to ten thousand of dosage is needed each day, specifically the latter amount of dosage for working horse. During the first weeks of treating them, a higher level is suggested also to give them this substance in a therapeutic level.

Components work best when combined specially if their suggested therapeutic dose has been followed for each ingredient. Chondroitin and glucosamine combined is an example that together works better rather than separately taken. Vitamin C for healthy joints is essential although too much is harmful and zinc and copper are antioxidants which can help as well.

Chondroitin is a structural component of tough connective tissues, bone and cartilage with its effects not very obvious compared to glucosamine. Observers report though that horses appear to move fluidly when they have taken this. Formal studies have mixed results about them with the prevention of further breakdown in cartilage found as its greatest benefit.

Combining both chondroitin and glucosamine shows superior results when they compared it with separately using them. Many supplements though have combined them but their dosage, compared to separately taking them, are lower than what is required. These products are claiming that lowering the dosage will have the same effects still when combining them although no study has proven it.

Some product, though not all, which combines these ingredients are actually effective but no studies could show why that happens. The best thing to do is to find a supplement with a full dose of glucosamine and closer dosage to the correct chondroitin one. Other ingredients are there for these supplements though these two are their major ones unless a new discovery can replace them.

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