Cosequin products are scientifically formulated to support and maintain the health of your pet’s joints and connective tissue. Cosequin is available in five different formulations, each designed for specific needs depending on the overall health of your pet.
Cosequin ASU Powder For Horses is a superior joint health supplement in a tasty powder for horses that goes beyond standard joint supplements. It contains NMX1000 avocado/soybean unsaponifiables (ASU), MSM (methylsulfonylmethane), FCHG49 glucosamine hydrochloride, and TRH122 chondroitin sulfate. With this combination of active ingredients, Cosequin ASU is the most complete joint support supplement available for horses.
Broad spectrum joint support in a tasty powder
High quality researched ingredients
ASU potentiates the activity of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate
U.S. Patent Nos. 5,587,363 and 6,797,289 (Additional Patent Pending)
Nutramax re-invented joint health support for horses with a comprehensive joint health supplement. Its name is Cosequin ASU. Cosequin ASU goes above and beyond the traditional glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate products on the market. Cosequin ASU contains NMX1000 avocado/soybean unsaponifiables (ASU) formulated with FCHG49 glucosamine hydrochloride and TRH122 low molecular weight chondroitin sulfate. Plus the addition of high purity MSM! This sets Cosequin ASU apart from any other joint health supplement for horses. And all in a tasty, easy to administer powder!
Cosequin ASU is a dual synergistic formula: its specific glucosamine hydrochloride and low molecular weight chondroitin sulfate have demonstrated synergy in stimulating cartilage production, while ASU also acts synergistically with glucosamine.
Cosequin ASU contains the ingredient ASU along with optimal amounts of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate that your horse needs. ASU works along with glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate to support your horse's joints. In fact, the combination of glucosamine /chondroitin sulfate plus ASU has been shown to work better than glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate alone in cartilage cell studies!
What is ASU and how does it work? ASU (avocado/soybean unsaponifiables) is derived from avocados and soybeans. A potent ingredient demonstrated to protect cartilage which leads to improved joint function, ASU complements the effects of the glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate. Each of these ingredients, while working via its own primary mechanisms of action, together delivers comprehensive joint health support.
What is Cosequin ASU? Cosequin ASU from Nutramax Laboratories, Inc. is a superior joint health supplement in a tasty powder for horses that goes beyond standard joint supplements. It contains NMX1000 avocado/soybean unsaponifiables (ASU), MSM (methylsulfonylmethane), FCHG49 glucosamine hydrochloride, and TRH122 low molecular weight chondroitin sulfate. With this combination of active ingredients, Cosequin ASU is the most complete joint support supplement available for horses.
What role do the glucosamine hydrochloride and low molecular weight chondroitin sulfate play? The combination of the trademarked FCHG49 glucosamine hydrochloride and TRH122 low molecular weight chondroitin sulfate supports cartilage production and inhibits joint enzymes that break down cartilage.These two ingredients together have been shown to protect joint cartilage better than either ingredient alone. A greater than additive effect, known as a “synergistic” effect, on cartilage cells was seen using Nutramax Laboratories, Inc. specific glucosamine and low molecular weight chondroitin sulfate together.
What is ASU? ASU stands for avocado/soybean unsaponifiables, derived from avocados and soybeans. Studies using cartilage cells have shown that it lowers the expression or production of several compounds involved in the process of cartilage breakdown in joints. ASU complements the positive effects of the glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate in Cosequin ASU. The glucosamine in Cosequin ASU is synergistic with low molecular weight chondroitin sulfate and has been shown in cartilage cell studies to be synergistic with ASU. Having ASU in the Cosequin ASU formula is especially beneficial as NMX1000 avocado/soybean unsaponifiables, FCHG49 glucosamine hydrochloride and TRH122 low molecular weight chondroitin sulfate together were shown in cell studies to be more effective than the combination of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate alone at inhibiting expression of several agents involved in the breakdown of cartilage.
Why is MSM included in the formula? Although clinical data on MSM is limited, many veterinarians and trainers recommend the use of MSM in the management of joint health. MSM is an organic source of sulfur, a compound used by cartilage. MSM with ASU, glucosamine hydrochloride, and chondroitin sulfate provides a joint health supplement formula for those individuals that would like to additionally supplement with high purity MSM.
What is meant by broad spectrum? Broad spectrum means that the ingredients support cartilage health via many pathways. As mentioned earlier, the ingredients inhibit compounds and enzymes in the joint that contribute to cartilage breakdown while also supporting cartilage production.
How is Cosequin ASU different from other supplements? Cosequin ASU contains the ingredient ASU along with the optimal amounts of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate that your horse needs. ASU works along with glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate to support your horse’s joints. In fact, the combination of glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate plus ASU has been shown to work better in cartilage cell studies than the combination of glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate alone. Cosequin ASU has the further addition of high purity MSM. Some veterinarians suggest using MSM to help manage joint health.
Are there any safety concerns with Cosequin ASU? Cosequin ASU has been evaluated in a safety study in horses, and no adverse effects were noted from administration. There are no known contraindications or known interactions between Cosequin ASU and any drug or nutritional supplement.
Can Cosequin ASU be given to a pregnant mare? No studies have been completed that specifically address the use of Cosequin ASU during pregnancy. Use of Cosequin ASU during pregnancy should be an individual decision made in consultation with your veterinarian.
Can Cosequin ASU be used on a competition day? Cosequin ASU contains supplement ingredients for assisting joint health. It is best to check with your appropriate authority regarding its regulations or restrictions on supplement usage.
What response should I see in my horse when giving Cosequin ASU? Prior to starting Cosequin ASU, you may have noticed unevenness of gait, reluctance to take or change a lead, or shortness of stride, which may be early indicators of cartilage breakdown. After starting administration with Cosequin ASU, observe your horse closely, and notice whether your horse becomes more comfortable doing those activities he/she seemed reluctant doing or had some trouble doing previously. Changes in your horse’s comfort level may occur gradually. Please allow time for your horse to respond. As noted above, it may take 2-4 weeks to see improvement, though some horses may respond sooner.
My veterinarian has also recommended an injectable joint product. Why? Cosequin ASU helps to minimize ongoing joint wear and tear by supporting joint cartilage production and by inhibiting enzymes and mediators involved in cartilage breakdown. Horses will usually respond to Cosequin ASU within 2-4 weeks, sooner in some horses. In some cases in which a more immediate response is desired, your veterinarian may initially recommend an injectable product.
Initital Period 2-4 Weeks
Under 600 lbs
1 scoop daily
½ scoop daily
2 scoops daily
1 scoop daily
Over 1200 lbs
3 scoops daily
1-2 scoops daily
This Chart should be used for guidance. The recommended initial administration period is 2-4 weeks. Once response is noted, the number of scoops may be reduced to the long-term administration level. Prior to and during an event or strenous exercise, administration may be increased back to the initial level for extra support.
Store in a cool, dry area out of direct sunlight. Keep lid tightly secured to ensure freshness.
*Daily Value Not Established. †Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Other Ingredients: Soy protein isolate, natural and artificial apple flavor, gum resin, mixed tocopherols, and silicon dioxide.
Cosequin products are scientifically formulated to support and maintain the health of your pet’s joints and connective tissue. Cosequin is available in five different formulations, each designed for specific needs depending on the overall health of your pet. 2208 Lakeside Blvd. Edgewood,
21040 Phone: 888-886-6442 Fax: 410-776-4009 http://www.nutramaxlabs.com
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6/27/2011 7:29:40 AM
I recommend this product!
Great Service and the best prices
10/12/2011 2:39:59 PM
I recommend this product!
I have three horses on this product and have seen real results. One of my horses has ringbone and with the help of Cosequin ASU and reg. joint maintenance he is sound.
11/14/2011 9:54:30 PM
I recommend this product!
Had my horse on Lubrisyn and over time she began having trouble again, took her to the vet and after extensive testing this is what he recommended. Was really surprised within a week the difference.
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