Superior joint lubricants reduce stiffness, promote ligament and tendon health, and help prevent cartilage wear and tear. Powerful anti-inflammatory ingredients (in purified extract form): boswellia, chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine and MSM.*
- Product Highlights
• Restores bloom in older dogs
• Healthy hips and joints in growing dogs*
• Promotes a mobile, pain free lifestyle
• Helps keep immune system strong and healthy*
• Best value powdered joint product on the market!
Ever since Springtime started to supply joint health products in the early nineties, we have received enormous positive customer feedback concerning their effectiveness. Joint Health Formula, using the popular ingredients MSM, glucosamine HCL, chondroitin sulfate and boswellia extract, represents a highly evolved effort to present the best product possible. We are confident that you will find this product superior to any other on the market.
Better: Two scoops per 40 lb.
Best: Three scoops per 40 lb.
Best dose is recommended for older dogs or dogs with infirmities.
Recommended: For best results, start out with just a sprinkle
for the first few days and increase gradually.
Doses may be repeated morning and evening (preferably).
Guaranteed Springtime Analysis
per 1,800 mg serving
|Boswellia serrata extract, 65%||444 mg|
|MSM, 99% (methyl sulfonyl methane)||444 mg|
|Carrot Powder||340 mg|
|Glucosamine HCL, 99% (shellfish extract)||318 mg|
| Chondroitin sulfate, min. 90% purity
|Ingredients: boswellia serrata extract (65%), MSM (99%), carrot powder, glucosamine HCL (99%), and chondroitin sulfate (min. 90% purity).|
The gum resin of the Boswellia serrata tree has been used medicinally for centuries, particularly in India, the Middle East, and in Northern Africa. Traditional healers used the Boswellia resin to treat arthritis, colitis, sores, coughs, asthma, and even snakebites.
Boswellia serrata, or frankincense, has long been renowned for its potent anti-inflammatory properties. Studies have shown that boswellic acid reduces inflammation by blocking the pro-inflammatory enzyme 5-lipoxygenase which then inhibits the synthesis of leukotrienes. Both of these enzymes are thought to contribute to chronic inflammation found in certain diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, cancer and asthma.
- Natural Anti-inflammatory
- Herbal Pain Relief
- Healthy Natural Alternative
- Helps Prevent Breakdown of Connective Tissues
- Dog Studies with Chronic Joint Disease
- Extremely Safe - Low Risk of Minimal Side Effects
- Improves Blood Supply to Joints
- Ongoing research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
"Dietary support with Boswellia resin in canine inflammatory joint and spinal disease."
In Switzerland in 2004, a veterinary clinical trial was conducted comparing conditions of dogs with osteoarthritis and degenerative conditions before and after treatment with an extract of Boswellia serrata. The extract was given once a day with food at 400 mg/10 kg of body weight for six weeks. After just two weeks, researchers noted that 71% of the dogs showed improvement. By week six, significant positive changes were shown in increased smoothness of gait, and reduction of lameness and pain. A few dogs had brief, reversible episodes of loose stools. Data suggested that a standardized extract of Boswellia serrata could be recommended for symptom relief in dogs with osteoarthritic disease.
Reichling J, Schmokel H, Fitzi, Bucher S, Saller R. Web. 5 December 2010, PMID: 14994484.
Sap from the Boswellia serrata tree has been used for thousands of years by traditional herbalists.
Other Boswellia Information & Resources
"About Herbs: Boswellia." Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Web. 26 November 2010.
Ammon HP. "Boswellic acids (components of frankincense) as the active principle in treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases." Web. 11 November 2010, PMID: 12244881.
"Boswellia Serrata." Thorne Research, Inc. Alternative Medicine Review Volume 13, Number 2, June 2008. Web. 25 November 2010.
Chrubasik JE, Roufogalis BD, Chrubasik S. "Evidence of effectiveness of herbal anti-inflammatory drugs in the treatment of painful osteoarthritis and chronic low back pain." Web. 11 November 2010, PMID: 17444576
Frank MB, Yang Q, Osban J, Azzarello JT, Saban MR, Saban R, Ashley RA, Welter JC, Fung KM, Lin HK. "Frankincense oil derived from Boswellia carteri induces tumor cell specific cytotoxiciy." Web. 12 December 2010, PMID: 19296830.
Gupta I, Gupta V, Parihar A, Gupta S, Ludtke R, Safayhi H, Ammon HP. "Effects of Boswellia serrata gum resin in patients with bronchial asthma: results of a double-blind, placebo-controlled, 6-week clinical study." Web. 26 November 2010, PMID: 9810030.
Houssen ME, Ragab A, Mesbah A, El-Samanoudy AZ, Othman G, Moustafa AF, Badria FA. "Natural anti-inflammatory products and leukotriene inhibitors as complementary therapy for bronchial asthma." Web. 12 December 2010, PMID: 20430018.
Huang MT, Badmaev V, Ding Y, Liu Y, Xie JG, Ho CT. "Anti-tumor and anti-carcinogenic activities of triterpenoid, beta-boswellic acid." Web. 12 December 2010, PMID: 11237186.
Kim HR, Kim MS, Kwon DY, Chae SW, Chae HJ. "Boswellia serrata-induced apoptosis is related with ER stress and calcium release." Web. 26 November 2010, PMID: 18850233.
Kimmatkar N, Thawani V, Hingorani L, Khiyani R. "Efficacy and tolerability of Boswellia serrata extract in treatment of osteoarthritis of knee - a randomized double blind placebo controlled trial." Web. 9 December 2010, PMID: 12622457.
Madisch A, Miehlke S, Eichele O, Mrwa J, Bethke B, Kuhlisch E, Bastlein E, Wilhelms G, Morgner A, Wigginghaus B. Stolte M. "Boswellia serrata extract for the treatment of collagenous colitis. A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, multi-center trial." Web. 12 December 2010, PMID: 17764013.
Menon MK, Kar A. "Analgesic and psychopharmacological effects of the gum resin of Boswellia serrata." Planta Med 1971: 19(2): 333-341. Web. 12 December 2010. Thieme eJournals, DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1099651.
Robinson, DO, DVM, MS, Narda. "The Bountiful Benefits of Boswellia." Veterinary Practice News. Web. 4 December 2010.
Shao Y, Ho CT, Chin CK, Badmaev V, Ma W, Huang MT. "Inhibitory activity of boswellic acids from Boswellia serrata against human leukemia HL-60 cells in culture." Web. 12 December 2010, PMID: 9619114.
Singh S, Khajuria A, Taneja SC, Khajuria RK, Singh J, Qazi GN. "Boswellic acids and glucosamine show synergistic effect in preclinical anti-inflammatory study in rats." Web. 12 December 2010, PMID: 17481895.
Wild elephants graze on Boswellia serrata. Natural herbal pain relief?
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
A Scientific Overview of… Chondroitin Sulfate
Powerful Natural Support for Joints and Bones
Found Throughout Nature
Chondroitin sulfate (CS) is one of six related substances called glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), which are also referred to as mucopolysaccharides. GAGs occur widely throughout the animal kingdom — in vertebrates and invertebrates, terrestrial and marine organisms, and mammals and non-mammals. Six kinds of GAGs have been found in the tissues and fluids of vertebrates: chondroitin sulfates, keratin sulfates, dermatin sulfates, hyaluronic acid, heparin, and heparin sulfate.
Found in Connective Tissue
CS is widely found in the connective tissues of animals. It occurs in three slightly different forms: CSA, CSB, and CSC. CSA and CSC are found in nasal and tracheal cartilage, articular cartilage (joints), bones, sclera, leukocytes and blood platelets, skin, and umbilical cords. CSB has been found in skin, umbilical cords, and cardiac valves.
Vital for Joint Function
Adequate amounts of CS are vital for normal joint function and maintenance as well as many other self-healing mechanisms. The following list of activities have been proven in numerous scientific studies.
1. Osteogenesis: CSA is an important participant in bone calcification and CSC in bone integrity maintenance (Paroli, 1991; Maurau, 1988).*
2. Analgesic and restorative effect: A very important property of CS is its ability to stimulate the chondrocite (cell that synthesizes the proteoglycans in the articular cartilage), which is conducive to the proper maintenance of the cartilage matrix (Serni, 1991; Vacha, 1994).*
3. Enzymatic inhibition: The capacity of CS to inhibit the action of destructive enzymes of the articular cartilage protects joints and helps maintain harmonic balance of healthy enzyme activity. This in turn helps avoid degradation of hyaluronic acid, a necessary molecule for the maintenance of hydration and viscosity of synovial fluid (Avila, 1976; Marossy, 1981; Pipitone, 1991; Videla Dorna et al., 1994).*
4. Anti-inflammatory effect: (Paroli, 1991; Pipitone, 1991; Rashmir-Raven, 1992).*
Debra surrounded by an adoring pack of
"It has helped tremendously with rehabilitation..."
I am involved with the rescue and adoption of retired racing Greyhounds. Many of these wonderful dogs come off the track with injuries; some serious. I cannot begin to tell you how impressed I am with the results I have gotten after using your Joint Health Formula for Dogs. It has helped tremendously with the rehabilitation of these injured dogs making more of them available for adoption. Not only has it helped my Greyhounds, I have seen a huge difference in my old Great Danes with joint issues. Thank you very much for such a top quality product and thank you for being such a great group of people to do business with.
Living in Florida is an endless, year round battle with fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, etc. Most of the toxic and dangerous products on the market are useless. I tried the Bug Off Garlic Granules and cannot get over how well it works! Not only does it work, but it enhances the flavor of their food and they love it!
Elite Greyhound Adoptions, Florida
Vicky and Simba.
"...no surgery required for Simba."
I volunteer with Mid Atlantic Great Dane Rescue, Dogue de Bordeaux Rescue, Cane Corso Rescue, and a local Pit Bull Rescue, Good Dog Adoption Agency. My Bordeaux Mastiff, Simba, had problems with a luxating patella and the vet said he would most certainly require surgery as the knee was going out at least once a day. The other knee was not quite as bad. In any event, I started him on the Joint Health Formula, giving him two scoops per day. Within 10 days the knee no longer went out and that was almost seven months ago. I now give it to all four of my dogs and to date, no surgery required for Simba.
Vicky Hoffman, Pennsylvania
Out for a run!
Rebecca & Jacob.
"The Joint Health Formula really helped relieve the stiffness and inflammation…"
My husband and I have been raising and working with sled dogs in interior Alaska for over 30 years. The card I sent was our Christmas card for 2010. That's Jacob on the cover with me. At eight years old, he's one of our younger dogs.
Our dogs are older now, as we are. We currently have 15 dogs, and most are 8-13 years old. We've been using Joint Health Formula for 10 years now. At the time, several of our dogs were having back problems. The Joint Health really helped relieve the stiffness and inflammation they were experiencing. We've used it ever since. We buy it 10 lbs. at a time and put two big scoops in their breakfast bucket. Your catalog markets the 10 lb size for horses, but it's an economical way to buy it for a dog team as well.
The "runs" with our younger dogs are more like "walks" these days and the distances we go are closer to five miles than the 50 mile days we did in past years. The Joint Health Formula really helps our dogs continue to enjoy this sport we all love so much. They still jump around like puppies when it is time to go.
Rebecca and Doug Bowers, Alaska