JOINT GUARD® POWDER FOR DOGS
Each 2.5 grams of JOINT GUARD Powder for dogs contains:
Glucosamine Hydrochloride 500 mg
Purified Sodium Chondroitin Sulphate 400 mg
Also contains MSM, manganese gluconate, calcium ascorbate (Vit C), zinc, copper, vitamin E
- provides essential components required for joint cartilage repair and maintenance
- is for regular daily administration for a protective effect
- aids production of normal healthy cartilage matrix and of synovial (joint) fluid.
Joint Guard helps prevent cartilage degeneration by supplying all critical components on a daily basis. This is a chondroprotective (joint protective) effect.
It is formulated for regular, in-feed administration. Research trials on combinations of Glucosamine, Chondroitin, Manganese and Vitamin C report a significant synergy between these components, and a chondroprotective effect, as well as a mild anti-inflammatory effect following regular administration.
The essential components in Joint Guard serve to both reduce cartilage degeneration, and stimulate production of healthy cartilage matrix.
Glucosamine hydrochloride - stimulates formation of both synovial (joint) fluid and the cartilage matrix, Chondroitin sulfate - provides protection from the enzymes which break down cartilage, and is the major component in cartilage,
Manganese and Vitamin C - are essential in the pathways to manufacture cartilage,
MSM - is used during soft connective tissue synthesis e.g. in the joint capsule.
Long term treatment with Joint Guard may help reduce non-infectious joint inflammation
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Joint Guard for Dogs is given daily with each meal, dosed according to weight. It can be given to young animals at a low daily maintenance dose for a regular protective effect, or at a higher daily dose for animals experiencing existing cartilage damage:
Joint Guard for Dogs may provide a joint protective effect when used alone as a daily dose, and is a very useful adjuventive therapy for existing joint damage when used in combination with the Veterinary Prescription Only drug, Pentosan 100 (injections) to further stimulate joint repair.