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Pet Joint Supplement Ingredients Explained

Cosequin Hip & Joint
Cosequin Hip & Joint
Cosequin Hip & Joint

Trying to find a joint supplement can be a daunting task if you don’t already know what you want. (And sometimes even if you do.)

Here are some of the more common ingredients used in joint supplements for pets and how they are supposed to help.

Once you know more about joint supplement ingredients and their purpose or function, browse Jeffers’ extensive line of joint health products for dogs.

Some examples include Cosequin Hip & Joint, which contains Glucosamine HCl and MSM. Missing Link Ultimate Hip & Joint contains Glucosamine along with essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. Hip & Joint Plus has Glucosamine, MSM, Chondroitin, and Hyaluronic Acid. K9 Joint Strong contains Glucosamine Sulfate, MSM, Chondroitin Sulfate, CMO, Hyaluronic Acid and more. And these are only a few of the quality supplements that we carry.

Take a look at the list of common ingredients below to learn more about their function in the body.

Common Ingredient    |     Function/Purpose

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Plays an important role in tissue hydration and lubrication. It works (in part) by binding to water to lubricate movable parts of the body, such as the joints and muscles.
Glucosamine Used in the formation and repair of cartilage and other body tissues.
Chondroitin Helps cartilage hold water and inhibits cartilage metabolism. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and stimulates the production of cartilage and hyaluronic acid.
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) An organic form of sulfur that supports healthy connective tissues like tendons, ligaments, and muscle. It also decreases the pressure inside the cell which may assist in alleviating pain and inflammation.
Cetyl Myristoleate (CMO) Functions in four different ways – lubricating joints, as an anti-inflammatory, as an immune system regulator and as an analgesic or painkiller.
Ester-C Strong pH-neutral form of Vitamin C which is essential for the immune system function and tissue growth and repair.
Perna Canaliculus Works as an anti-inflammatory agent. It comes from the green-lipped mussel (an edible shellfish).

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