While arthritis in an ageing horse is pretty much an inevitability, which can often lead to lameness, incorporating TRI-ACTA for Equine into your horse’s diet as soon as possible goes a long way in helping to prevent this painful condition from afflicting your horse prematurely.
TRI-ACTA provides a therapeutic, natural alternative to maintaining mobility and alleviating arthritis symptoms. For these reasons, it is ideal in supporting your ageing pleasure or retired horse.
Maintaining Joint Health and Mobility
TRI-ACTA or Equine is designed to repair cartilage, prevent breakdown, and reduce pain and inflammation. This ensures that both the cause and the symptoms of degenerative joint conditions are actively addressed.
If your horse is currently suffering from a painful joint condition, our extra strength TRI-ACTA H.A. product provides additional support for ailing joints with the inclusion of an equine-specific hyaluronic acid. This helps your horse heal and get back to normal as soon as possible.
If your horse isn’t currently suffering from a joint condition and you just want to take precautions for the future, our regular strength TRI-ACTA product is a great choice. Both products can be given to your horse safely on a regular basis.
As you can imagine, joint pain is painful for your horse. While NSAIDs and other medications are an option for managing pain, they can cause damaging side effects. Of course, a veterinary professional will assist you in weighing the positives and negatives of giving your horse NSAIDs for the long or short term.
However, there is a side-effect-free way to soothe and heal your horse’s joints over time. TRI-ACTA H.A. for Equine, when given daily as part of your horse’s regular diet, aids in the repair of essential cartilage in your horse’s joints. It works by using two types of glucosamine for cartilage regeneration, glucosamine hydrochloride for bioavailability, and glucosamine sulphate to promote the formation of collagen. It also contains chondroitin sulphate – which works synergistically with glucosamine to prevent the breakdown of cartilage and MSM which is a powerful antioxidant and reduces inflammation. The inclusion of hyaluronic acid helps lubricate articulating joints, thereby minimising friction and enhancing resistance to shock in weight-bearing joints. TRI-ACTA H.A. delivers unmatched quality, efficacy, and therapeutic value.
Why Use a Horse Joint Supplement with Two Types of Glucosamine?
Glucosamine is necessary for the production of a substance called glycosaminoglycans which combines with hyaluronic acid to create proteoglycans. Proteoglycans and collagen are the main components of cartilage, which is what keeps your horse’s joints moving freely.
There are two types of glucosamine that are used in our TRI-ACTA for Equine products, glucosamine sulphate, and glucosamine hydrochloride. Glucosamine sulphate is a highly bioavailable component that is readily absorbed and used by your horse’s body to help with cartilage production. Glucosamine hydrochloride is an essential component in the production of collagen, which is one of the components of cartilage.
Alongside the two types of glucosamine mentioned above, the other active ingredients in TRI-ACTA that support these glucosamine’s positive effects are chondroitin sulphate, Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), and hyaluronic acid.
Chondroitin is necessary for the synthesis of glycosaminoglycans. But more importantly, it inhibits and neutralises destructive enzymes in the joint. In doing this, chondroitin acts to prevent the breakdown of cartilage. Studies show that supplementing glucosamine and chondroitin together enhances the efficacy of both components individually.
MSM is an organic sulphur-containing compound found naturally in plants and animals. It is a powerful antioxidant and provides whole-body pain and inflammatory relief.
Hyaluronic acid, within the joint, works to increase the supply and viscosity of synovial fluid. The main precursor to joint degeneration and arthritis is a lack of synovial fluid to properly encapsulate and lubricate the joint. When the joint lacks proper lubrication, friction between cartilage and bone occurs, leading to pain, inflammation and decreased resistance to compressive forces.
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