Glucosamine is a substance that naturally occurs in healthy joints. As I get older, my body seems to make less of it. It is the same thing with your body. This lower production of Glucosamine can lead to joint pain. When you give me Glucosamine to make up for the deficit, you are promoting my healthy joints. Because my body is familiar with Glucosamine, it is easily absorbed. It also contains vital nutrients my joints can use to stay healthy. And, of course, the nice thing about ENP’s Glucosamine is that it is from a vegetable source and not shellfish.
You may have noticed that Glucosamine is usually combined with Chondroitin and/or MSM.
Chondroitin is used to lubricate joints. It does this by drawing fluid in around the joints and helping the body to keep it there.
MSM is an organic form of sulfur. It is naturally occurring in small amounts in many of the vegetables you eat.By giving it to me in supplemental form, my body uses it for the anti-inflammatory properties that research has shown it to have. Glucosamine, Chondroitin, and MSM work synergistically, making each other more effective when combined.
ENP’s Glucosamine Concentrate is a potent formula containing just the right amounts of Glucosamine, Chondroitin, and MSM optimal for joints, plus special nutrients for the bones and connective tissues. Most joint formulas address sore joints but neglect the tendons, ligaments, and bones. Neglecting these vital parts means you might have to keep me at a higher dose of Glucosamine for longer period of time, costing you more in supplements.Glucosamine Plus addresses the connective tissues with Horsetail, Proline, Boron and Grape Seed Extract.
Horsetail is an herb that is high in the mineral Silica, which my body uses for building bones, tendons, and ligaments.
Proline is an amino acid that promotes healthy cartilage and tendons as I age.
Boron is a trace mineral that is used to build bones. It does this through promoting absorption and decreasing the amount of Calcium that is excreted in my urine.
Grape Seed Extract is a powerful antioxidant, a substance which offers me greater protection against the effects of aging. Grape Seed Extract has a positive effect on my connective tissues while I age.
Besides Glucosamine, Chondroitin, and MSM, this formula contains Manganese for joints. Manganese helps my joints stay more lubricated by promoting the production of synovial fluid. Most dogs are started on a full dose, as indicated on the label. However, you can probably cut me back to a lesser dose as I begin doing better.
I like ENP’s formula because it is the most complete on the market. You should like ENP&rs