Superior joint lubricants reduce stiffness, promote ligament and tendon health, and help prevent cartilage wear and tear. Powerful ingredients; boswellia, chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine and MSM.*
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• Superior joint lubricants reduce stiffness*
• Promotes ligament & tendon health*
• Helps prevent cartilage wear & tear*
• Supports the body's anti-inflammatory response*
• Safe, Effective & the Best Value Purity assured – every batch independent lab tested!
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.
halved into a morning and evening feeding (recommended).
Good: ¾ scoop (≈ ½ oz.) per 1,000 lb. body weight daily.
Better: 1 level scoop per 1,000 lb.
Best: 1 heaping scoop per 1,000 lb.
Best dose is recommended for older horses, horses under stress, or horses
with obvious problems. To begin program, also use best dose (1 heaping scoop)
daily for the first week.
Please note: Safe use of boswellia in pregnant animals or animals intended
for breeding has not been proven.
PRODUCT SIZE COMPARISON
Guaranteed Springtime Analysis
per 1/2 oz serving
|Boswellia serrata extract, 65%||3,500 mg|
|MSM, 99% (methyl sulfonyl methane)||3,500 mg|
|Carrot powder||2,675 mg|
|Glucosamine HCL, 99% (shellfish extract)||2,500 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 Support for Comfort Issues
- 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 discomfort. 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 support for comfort issues?
* 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).*
Woody is making the distance now!
Longer Strides – "I saw a difference in a week"
Lately, my 12 year old TB gelding,Woody, has had a difficult time "making the distance" (strides) between fences at the hunter/jumper shows. A friend suggested I try Joint Health Formula after several competitor's products failed to succeed with improving Woody's suppleness and stride length. I saw a difference in a week. It was especially gratifying when my trainer commented on the increase in Woody's stride without knowing I had been using Joint Health Formula for only 10 days! Woody is a happier camper in the show ring and around the barn. He simply feels better and has been playing like a colt outside. Thank you for making showing fun again for me and especially for Woody.
Liz Messaglia, Indiana
P.S. I'm using Joint Health Formula as a preventative for my four year old chocolate Lab, Nestle, too.
(Photo by Michelle Humphrey-Davies, MHD Photography, 2002.)
Sabata and Hawk.
Kenya and Hawk fly-free!
No More Abscesses or Horse Flies!
I don't normally leave feedback but I had to say something about your product, Joint Health Formula. I have always liked this horse named Hawk since I first saw him four years ago at my trainer's ranch. Just last year in 2015, the trainer decided to let Hawk go and I asked for him.
During the summer when I got Hawk, I noticed that with just a little rain he would get an abscess in his right hind hoof and become lame. He would stay lame for two weeks, heal up, but then another rain would come and in just a few hours he would again get the abscess.
However, I read that the Joint Health Formula helps with inflammation and I thought I would give this product a try. Hawk no longer is inflamed on his hoof, and the best part is yet to come. For the past three weeks this year we have had steady rain, and Hawk has not been lame from a single abscess. He had an abscess one time earlier during the rainy spring, but it was not a bother for even two days.
I am happy to say that Joint Health Formula keeps my "flat foot" horse from obtaining abscesses and getting lame for weeks at a time. He will be on Joint Health Formula for the rest of his life. I stand by this product whole heartedly. This is by far the best formula for him and any horse for that matter with abscess problems.
Your Bug Off Garlic is also amazing. I have always fed the garlic to my young four year old female (her name is Kenya, she's my baby). Anyways, Hawk used to be tormented by the horse flies and he used to get bitten especially on his privates. He would stomp his two hind feet, put his head down almost to the ground like he was going to pass out. But now with the Bug Off Garlic, he is so much happier and grazing is much easier for him.
Sabata Dupuch, Virginia
Cowboy aka "Red Oklahoma Star".
Fractured Pelvis - Amazing Recovery
I'd like to comment on how good the Joint Health Formula is. My 16 year old, 16.3 hand endurance Quarter Horse fell last year and fractured his pelvis. It was a bad fall. A friend recommended the Joint Health Formula. Immediately, I started him on it. At his two month check-up after his accident, my vet said that in almost all the cases he had ever seen he would have had to put the horse down at the two month mark. However, he was amazed at how well my "Cowboy" was doing. It has now been nine months later and he is doing great – even get a little buck out of him every once in a while. We still aren't riding him, but if anything, he is a retired, happy, comfortable horse. Thank you, Springtime!
Pamela Cherry, Arizona