Chondroitin can be taken as a supplement for cartilage maintenance, joint lubrication, and as an anti-inflammatory.


Glucosamine:
What it is, what it does & how it works...

Related Reading: Glucosamine for Dogs

Glucosamine is an amino sugar produced by the body for use in tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and the fluid around the body’s joints. Joint problems are often caused by thinning cartilage and a reduction joint fluid, resulting in friction, pain, and inflammation. Experts recommend glucosamine for joint health (e.g., as a supplement) to people, dogs, and horses to support healthy joints because it helps the body produce more cartilage and joint fluid. In addition to maintaining joint comfort, supplemental glucosamine keeps joints healthy.*


Glucosamine is one of the most commonly used dietary supplements in the United States. Commercial glucosamine is typically extracted from shellfish. Because it is taken from the shell rather than the flesh of shellfish, glucosamine supplements are generally safe for those with shellfish allergies; however, it is best to consult a doctor first if you have a shellfish allergy before consuming glucosamine.


The science behind the supplement


Glucosamine comes in three forms: glucosamine sulfate, glucosamine hydrochloride (used by Springtime), and N-acetyl glucosamine. Glucosamine is one of the essential components of cartilage and it is made by the combination of glucose and the amino acid glutamine by the enzyme glucosamine synthetase. Human and animal studies suggest that glucosamine supports healthy cartilage production and maintenance. Although it is a stand-alone supplement, glucosamine for joint health seems to be more effective when combined with chondroitin sulfate.*


Proven effective in a major U.S. medical trial


The University of Utah School of Medicine coordinated a large-scale, multicenter clinical trial called the Glucosamine/chondroitin Arthritis Intervention Trial (GAIT). The study found that glucosamine combined with chondroitin sulfate provided significant joint health benefits 79% of a study group. For more info on the study, visit http://nccam.nih.gov/research/results/gait/qa.htm



Springtime uses the highest quality glucosamine — fully tested for potency, purity, and safety. Below you will find more information on Springtime products containing glucosamine:


Springtime, Inc.
Joint Health Chewables
for Dogs
Springtime, Inc.
Longevity
for Dogs
Springtime, Inc.
Advanced Hip & Joint
for Dogs
An effective hip and joint supplement in a yummy chewable for dogs of all ages.*
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Powerful all natural ingredients combine to invigorate and detoxify your dog.*
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Springtime, Inc.
Joint Health Formula
for Dogs
Springtime, Inc.
Joint Health Formula
for Horses
Springtime, Inc.
Springtime GL
for Horses
A safe and effective powder supplement for joint health and pain relief.*
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Proven powder formula promotes healthy cartilage, tendons, and ligaments.*
99% pure glucosamine HCL for joint health and a healthy inflammatory response.*


Springtime, Inc.
Joint Health Treats
for Horses
Springtime, Inc.
Joint Health Capsules
for People
Powerful joint health supplement that is easy to feed, even with picky eaters.*
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Excellent support for supporting flexibility and healthy cartilage.*
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