Ingredients: Collagen (hydrolyzed - type II), turmeric, green lipped mussel, MSM
Wow! This is our Joint and Muscle PLUS some awesome upgrades. This therapeutic grade joint supplement is one to have in your pantry! Whether you have a hard working canine, an active dog, or one needing a bit of help with arthritis and comfort - listen up! This one is for you!
TriSana Nutrition Joint and Muscle PLUS has been precisely formulated to provide your dog's body with all levels of help against inflammation and damage. Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent type of arthritis in dogs, which refers to damage of the cartilage in the joint and chronic inflammation.
Did you know that about 20% of all dogs at the age of 1 year old have the start of osteoarthritis?! That jumps to about 80% at the age of 8. While osteoarthritis (OA) has a hereditary component, a large factor is also the dog's lifestyle, including diet and exercise levels. OA is may initiate at any age, but are often not diagnosed until later in life, when mobility issues and pain are already significant symptoms. It is imperative for the prevention of this disease, that care and supplementation is provided at an early stage for ultimate longevity, comfort and health.
Let's cover the ingredient list, one by one, and tell you why we have chosen these 4 powerful ingredients to help combat inflammatory conditions, such as OA, in your four legged best friend:
Collagen is one of the most abundant proteins in the body, and is often referred to as the 'glue' that keeps the body's tissues together. Collagen is a major building block in tissues, such as in ligaments, tendons, skin and muscles. It helps to fortify bones and provides increased elasticity in the tissues.
Type 2 collagen gives cartilage its strength and elasticity, therefore increasing joint comfort, flexibility, and wellness. This specific type of collagen also helps with defending the body against bacteria in the gut, by activating the immune system in the gut lymph system. From there it travels to the joint, where it helps reduce joint inflammation and promote cartilage repair. Many studies have supported the action of type 2 collagen, and confirm that it is a critical component for joint health, prevention against damage, and symptom relief. In this same pathway, collagen has been supported to prevent the body's own immune system from creating more damage in the joints, due to inflammation or from immune driven arthritis.
Type 2 collagen is so effective, that it has been cited to have the same effectiveness as some popular canine joint drugs, like the NSAID robenacoxib.
This golden root has been used for centuries, for its active ingredient curcumin, for all kind of painful inflammatory conditions. It is a strong anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant, used to alleviate stiffness and pain, help digestive processes, and boost skin health. TriSana Nutrition turmeric root is organic, and is a powerful root for joint health and function, lung health, and for boosting the immune system. It was an easy choice to add this well rounded herb to our PLUS formula, as it is highly effective when used for arthritis, and joint health, mobility and function.
Green Lipped Mussel
TriSana Nutrition Green Lipped Mussel (GLM) is a natural source of glucosamine precursors and chondroitin, aiding in ligament and tissue health. GLM have been used for centuries for their potent nutrients, vitamins, and minerals including vitamin E, vitamin C, zinc, copper, iodine, and manganese, amino acids, enzymes, antioxidants, as well as a natural form of glucosamine and chondroitin. GLM also provides your dog with 3 forms of omega 3 fatty acids - EPA, DHA, and ETA. ETA is a rare form of omega 3 fatty acids, not often found in many sources, which lowers an enzyme that causes inflammation. This results in increased mobility for your dog through less pain and decreased inflammation.
TriSana Nutrition MSM is a potent natural anti-inflammatory and painkilling product. This versatile supplement is a powerful product to ease any sort of inflammatory condition in the body - from allergies to arthritis to respiratory issues.
MSM provides the sulfur required by your dog for many daily processes. It is used to form a molecule called cysteine, as well as being needed for methionine synthesis. The body uses a methionine derivative to combat many ailments, such as pain, inflammation, allergies, and arthritis. TriSana Nutrition MSM is a natural pain killer- it actually blocks the pain impulses through nerve fibers as well as boosting the activity of natural anti-inflammatory hormones.
MSM additionally improves joint and muscle health, by playing an active role in the production of collagen and glucosamine, both of which are required for optimum mobility.
MSM can also help increase the uptake and the longevity of many different minerals, vitamins, and nutrients, such as Vitamin A, D, E, and C, all B-vitamins, magnesium and many others. While increasing cell membrane permeability to allow easier uptake of these minerals, it also increases a cells ability to detox waste products.
Since these ingredients are such powerful anti-inflammatories, and work on multiple levels of inflammation in the body, Joint and Muscle PLUS can also be an effective supplement for inflammatory conditions in the body - ranging from leaky gut, to allergies and even to cancer. It truly embodies the TriSana Nutrition motto of Food is Medicine.
Scientifically proven to:
- Assist in the maintenance of muscle health and condition
- Assist in the maintenance of a healthy immune system
- Assist in the maintenance of healthy joints, mobility, and comfort
For more information on these ingredients, please check out their own product listings, or reach out to us!
Canine Joint + Muscle PLUS
Less than 25 lbs: 1/2 tsp
25 - 50 lbs: 3/4 tsp
51 - 75 lbs: 1 tsp
Greater than 75 lbs: 1 1/4 tsp
Please find your dog's weight bracket below to see how long 1 bag lasts:
Less than 25 lbs: 117 days
Between 25-50 lbs: 78 days
Between 51-75 lbs: 59 days
Over 75 lbs: 47 days