Glucosamine occurs naturally in the body. It is one of the biological chemicals that form the major cushioning ingredients of the synovial fluid of the joints and surrounding tissues and is used in cartilage formation and repair.

It is a component of the mucopolysaccharides that provides structure to the bone, cartilage, and hoof as well as body tissues.

Through normal wear, cartilage is constantly being broken down and replaced. Glucosamine leads to the synthesis of new cartilage by producing a substance called glycosaminglycans (GAG’s). Glycosaminoglycans in turn, lead to the production of proteoglycans, which are one of the main structures of cartilage. When used as a dietary supplement, it is absorbed daily, and acts as a building block for the molecules that make up cartilage, tendons, ligaments, bone and synovial fluid. Synovial fluid lubricates and nourishes the cartilage cells, helping the cells heal themselves and produce more cartilage cells.

Glucosamine has been shown to be effective in decreasing the pain associated with joint degeneration when taken as a dietary supplement.

Glucosamine Sulphate / Glucosamine Hydrochloride

Integricare Glucosamine uses both the sulphate and hydrochloride forms of glucosamine. Research shows that both forms are extremely effective for joint care. However, both forms have unique advantages.

The hydrochloride form of glucosamine is more concentrated than the sulphate form because it is naturally stable. Glucosamine Sulphate on the other hand, is naturally unstable and requires sodium chloride to stabilize it.

This means a horse would need to consume less HCL for equal amounts of glucosamine to be absorbed. Simply put, because of stability and purity, HCL is more efficient in the sense that it delivers more glucosamine to the body.

However, sulfur is needed by the body to produce cartilage and is an essential nutrient for joint tissue. Glucosamine Sulphate contributes this essential nutrient, while the Hydrochloride form does not.

Integricare Glucosamine is optimally formulated to ensure all the advantages that glucosamine has to offer are available. Integricare formulas are highly absorbable and provide all the essential nutrients for healthy joint function.

Available in:

  • 1 kilogram (2.2 pound) container (100 servings)
  • 3 kilogram (6.6 pound) container (300 servings)

Note: serving size and supply based on 10,000 mg serving (1 scoop) daily maintenance for average 1000 lb horse.

For more information please contact Integricare or ask your veterinarian.

Glucosamine Benefits

  • Helps reduce pain and inflammation
  • Slows, halts or reverses the progression of joint disease
  • Stimulates joint repair

Integricare Glucosamine is optimally formulated with both the sulphate and hydrochloride forms of glucosamine, ensuring all the benefits of glucosamine are made available in daily supplementation.

Integricare Glucosamine is an essential part of any daily feed program, whether for the maintenance of younger horses or for mature horses beginning to feel the effects of joint degeneration. Integricare Glucosamine ensures a proactive approach to the long term well-being of the equine athlete regardless of age.

Integricare follows GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) standards. Certificates of analysis have consistently validated our requirements for quality. We are very proud of the fact that we use only high quality ingredients with no fillers. Our labels make it easy to validate the contents in each container of an Integricare product.

Each 10 gram (10,000 mg) scoop contains:


Glucosamine Sulfate 5,000 mg
Glucosamine Hydrochloride 5,000 mg
Total 10,000 mg
Loading/Initial Dose Maintenance Dose
2 scoops daily for 10 days 1 scoop daily