Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring substance found in connective tissue such as cartilage, bone, skin, and body fluids. Hyaluronic Acid increases the viscosity and supply of synovial fluid (joint fluid) in articulating joints. Through joint lubrication, nutrients are swept into the cartilage and toxins are carried out. Hyaluronic Acid keeps cartilage strong and flexible and provides a shock absorbing effect.
Glucosamine is a naturally occurring substance in any animal’s body and is a fundamental building block necessary for the synthesis of key joint structures, including cartilage and joint fluid. It provides structure to the bone and cartilage as well as other tissues and is one of the biological chemicals that form the major cushioning ingredients of a joint’s synovial fluid.
Glucosamine leads to the repair and reproduction of healthy cartilage by stimulating the production of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) and proteoglycans, core components of cartilage. Glucosamine is bioavailable and when used as a dietary supplement, it is absorbed daily, lubricating and nourishing the cartilage cells and in turn producing new healthy cartilage cells.
Chondroitin sulfate consists of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), glucuronic acid and galactosamine. The structure of the cartilage matrix allows chondroitin to contribute to joint lubrication by helping to sweep nutrients into the cartilage. The presence of chondroitin, along with collagen enables the cartilage to provide a tough, wear-resistant, weight-bearing surface with shock absorbing effects. Chondroitin also inhibits and neutralizes destructive enzymes in the joint, preventing the breakdown of cartilage. Chondroitin is bioavailable and safely alleviates symptoms of degenerative joint disease.
MSM is a healthy and safe dietary supplement that provides sulfur, which is required to utilize vitamins and amino acids needed for healthy cartilage, ligaments, tendons, heart valves and all connective tissue. It helps the body form a strong collagen matrix helps animals move more freely and easily, particularly in cases of soft tissue injury. MSM also relieves swelling, inflammation and pain.