Cosequin Equine Powder Joint Supplement for Horses can help support the joint function and health of your horse. Regardless of age, breed or discipline, the stress of everyday riding, training, and competition may result in wear and tear to articular cartilage, eventually affecting joint function and performance of the equine athlete. Cosequin is the number one veterinarian-recommended joint health supplement brand.
Cosequin is an exclusive formula of three important ingredients: TRH122™ low molecular weight chondroitin sulfate, FCHG49™ glucosamine hydrochloride, and manganese ascorbate. These ingredients have been scientifically formulated to support and maintain the health of your horse’s joints. Published studies have shown that the specific combination of ingredients in Cosequin helps to maintain the structure of the cartilage while inhibiting the enzymes that break down cartilage. Cosequin is the only glucosamine/ chondroitin sulfate brand that has been shown safe, bioavailable and effective in horses in published studies.
What is Cosequin Equine Powder?
Cosequin is an exclusive formula of three important ingredients: TRH122 low molecular weight chondroitin sulfate, FCHG49 glucosamine hydrochloride,and manganese ascorbate. These ingredients have been scientifically formulated to support and maintain the health of your horse's joints. Published studies have shown that the specific combination of ingredients in Cosequin helps to maintain the structure of the cartilage while inhibiting the enzymes that break down cartilage. Cosequin is the only glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate brand that has been shown safe, bioavailable and effective in horses in published studies.
How does Cosequin Equine Powder work?
Cartilage is a slippery and resilient tissue produced and maintained by its own specialized cells. It cushions the surfaces where two or more bones form a flexible joint. Cartilage, joint fluid, and underlying bone work together like a shock absorber allowing flexible joint function. Because cartilage lacks a direct blood supply, nutrients must pass into the cartilage from surrounding tissue. These nutrients sustain cartilage cells and provide the components necessary to maintain a healthy cartilage structure. With age, injury, or over-activity, cartilage cannot maintain the proper balance in metabolic activity, and breakdown of cartilage can exceed the process of cartilage production. That's when it's time for Cosequin. The components of Cosequin work both to synergistically enhance the synthesis of cartilage matrix as well as to inhibit the enzymes that break down cartilage, thus helping to restore balance. Glucosamine hydrochloride acts as a building block of cartilage by supplying a key nutrient that keeps cartilage cells healthy and functioning properly. Chondroitin sulfate blocks the enzymes that break down cartilage.
When should I start giving my horse Cosequin?
Early action is always the best advice. Many horse owners can detect subtle changes in their horse's gait when breakdown of cartilage is just beginning. Unevenness in gait, reluctance to take or change a lead or shortness of stride are all early warnings of cartilage breakdown. Your first step is to have your horse examined by your veterinarian. Your veterinarian will advise you if Cosequin can help. By using Cosequin early, you may be able to offset long-term problems. Published research has reported improvement in some horses as early as two weeks.
How do I administer the powder to my horse?
Detailed instructions are contained in the package inserts. The recommended initial administration period is two to four weeks. Following the initial administration period, the amount of powder can be reduced to an economical maintenance schedule. Once consistent improvement has been seen, in some cases these maintenance levels can be further reduced to an every other day administration. To meet the demands prior to and during an event or strenuous outing, the administration can be increased back to the initial amount. The maintenance level may also be used daily or every other day on healthy horses to help support their joints.
Is Cosequin cost effective?
Yes! As your horse's performance improves, the daily amount of Cosequin may be reduced to an economical maintenance level. This level may be as low as one scoop per day or every other day.
When examining the label of other products they may appear to contain the same ingredients as Cosequin Equine Powder, but do they?
Many products try to compare to Cosequin, but there is no generic equivalent. Chondroitin sulfate is a large molecule that is difficult to absorb. Cosequin is the only brand that uses the TRH122 low molecular weight chondroitin sulfate, which has been evaluated and shown bioavailable. Low molecular weight means the particle size of the molecule is smaller and more easily absorbed by the digestive system than other less pure forms of chondroitin sulfate. While this form of chondroitin sulfate is more expensive, it is the only one supported by published, controlled U.S. clinical studies for efficacy, safety and bioavailability. Other products that are labeled to contain chondroitin sulfate may actually use ground up cartilage or other less pure material. Many other products contain ingredients from sources that may not maintain strict quality control standards for purity and quality. Cosequin Equine Powder also contains FCHG49 glucosamine hydrochloride, which is greater than 99% pure. Glucosamine hydrochloride delivers significantly more bioavailable glucosamine than an equivalent amount of glucosamine sulfate. In summary, the purity and bioavailability of Cosequin's trademarked ingredients, guaranteed to be as stated on the label, make Cosequin the best choice! Cosequin contains FCHG49 glucosamine hydrochloride and TRH122 low molecular weight sodium chondroitin sulfate, Nutramax Laboratories exclusive veterinary researched specifications.
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