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Joint Armor is scientifically formulated to provide the four most
essential elements for joint health: glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate,
hyaluronic acid, and manganese sulfate. While other products include one
or two of these ingredients, Joint Armor provides all four elements at
therapeutic levels, all for the price of one supplement.
Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate are key nutrients necessary for
maintenance of normal joint function. Glucosamine is used as a substrate
for certain components of the cartilage matrix, while chondroitin
sulfate plays an important role in controlling the enzymes associated
with inflammation and tissue destruction. Numerous studies have
documented the benefits of combining these two ingredients to joint
Studies using equine cartilage explants (small pieces of actual
living tissue) have shown these ingredients complement each other in
inhibiting the production of inflammatory cells. Interestingly, when
these ingredients were used independently of each other, they did not
show similar benefits (Orth et al., 2002; Schlueter and Orth, 2004;
DeChant et al., 2005).
Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate have been evaluated in several
field studies. In a double-blind placebo-controlled study (Hanson et
al., 2001), 14 horses with progressive forelimb lameness showed
significant improvement (evaluated by lameness specialists using
standardized lameness scores) when administered a treatment of
glucosamine and chondroitin for a 28-day treatment period when compared
with the control group. In a more recent study (Rodgers, 2006),
administration of glucosamine and chondroitin significantly decreased
the necessity and frequency of intra-articular therapeutic injections of
the hock joints in working show hunters and jumpers.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is an integral component of synovial fluid and
articular cartilage, and is responsible for lubrication of the joint
surfaces. While glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate work mainly on the
cartilage, HA is more beneficial to the joint fluid. In a study
conducted by Bergin and coworkers (2006), oral HA was effective in
reducing synovial effusion (an abnormal collection of fluid) following
arthroscopic surgery for removal of osteochondritis dissecans (OCD)
lesions in joints.
Manganese is an important cofactor in the formation of the cartilage matrix and synthesis of connective tissue.
1 scoop = 7 g
For the first 3-4 weeks, offer 2 scoops (14 g) daily, top-dressed on feed.
After the initial stage, offer 1 scoop (7g) daily, top-dressed on feed.
Store in a cool, dry place and keep lid tightly closed between uses.
Shelf life is 24 months from date of manufacture when stored under
1.16-lb container (75 day supply for 1 horse)
Joint Armors complete formula provides your horse with the nutrients
necessary to support both joint cartilage and synovial fluid.
In healthy joints, the ends of the bones are coated with a thin layer
of friction-reducing tissue known as articular cartilage. The articular
cartilage contains synovial fluid, a thick liquid that serves two
primary functions: (1) as a source of nutrients for the articular
cartilage and (2) as a lubricant and shock absorber for the bones that
form a joint. Lameness can result when damage occurs to any joint
tissue, whether it involves the bones, articular cartilages, or synovial
Research has shown that when used in combination, hyaluronic acid,
chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine, and manganese sulfate support
cartilage structure and optimal joint function. Horses with healthy
joints feel better, perform to their potential, and stay sounder longer.
Healthy joints are a lifelong pursuit. The ingredients in Joint Armor
have been scientifically formulated to support healthy joint tissue at
all stages of a horses life.
Healthy joint tissue is better able to protect itself against
everyday wear and tear. It can heal faster when challenged by injury.
The maintenance of healthy synovial fluid supports soundness by
lubricating the joint and acting as a shock absorber for the bones that
form the joint. Horses of all ages can benefit from healthy joints.
Joint Armor is a complete joint supplement that is very cost
effective. One jar is a 75-day supply of the main ingredients your horse
needs to support optimal joint health. At the maintenance level, it
costs less than a dollar a day to feed.