- I think it's helping my 11 year old pugs joint's to stay healthier longer.
- None that I can see.
Published on: July 02 2013
Product ID: 40245
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RETRIEVE GLUCOSAMINE 2x with Chondroitin is Veterinarian Recommended and scientifically formulated joint lubrication and actual cartilage and ligament repair agents. The glucosamine is micronized to insure the particles can enter the bursa sac and increase synovial flood levels needed for proper joint lubrication and cushioning. Chondroitin and Yucca Schidigera are added to help repair damaged cartilage and ligaments giving your new found mobility.
Ester-C® and Vitamin E are added as essential antioxidant s that help protect against free radicals that cause cellular damage. Plus , fish oil containing Omega 3 Fatty Acids, Omega 6 Fatty Acids are added to help lubrication, health skin and heart function.
Pharmaceutical grade, chelated vitamins and minerals are provided to ensure your pet is being are provided the highest quality health ingredients. Combined, these all natural active ingredients give your dog relief from swelling and arthritic symptoms alleviating aches and pains. RETRIEVE GLUCOSAMINE 2x with Chondroitin is formulated to help your dog retrieve its overall natural health.
60 chewable tablets
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ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Glucosamine HCL 99% (Shellfish Source), Yucca Schidigera, Chondroitin, Sulfate, Calcium Ascorbate (from Ester-C®), d-Alpha Tocopheryl (Vitamin E), Omega 3 Fatty Acids, Omega 6 Fatty Acids
INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Dicalcium Phosphate, Fish Oil, Magnesium Stearate, Maltodextrins, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Natural Flavoring, Non-Fat Dry Milk, Rosemary Extract, Silica Aerogel, Stearic Acid and Whey.
For use in dogs only. Recommended to support healthy hip and joint function. Helps to maintain joint flexibility and alleviate aches and pains associated with exercise.
Ester-C® is a trademark of the Ester-C Company manufactured under U.S. Patent No. 4,822,816.
Nourish your dogs joints, cartilage, and connective tissue with pharmaceutical grade Glucosamine.
Your dog seems to be moving a little slower and you may have noticed a slight limp. Your Vet tells you your dog needs Glucosamine. So you buy it, but will it actually work? In some trials Glucosamine has been shown to be effective at easing joint discomfort and increase flexibility while other trials show little to no benefit. So what is the truth? I will attempt to shine some light on this amino sugar.
Tim Fisher CEO, RETRIEVE HEALTH
The biggest question I feel is not whether Glucosamine works in easing joint discomfort, increasing flexibility and possibly repairing cartilage; the real question is why such a discrepancy in studies?
Glucosamine for the most part come from crustacean shellfish such as crabs, crayfish, lobster and shrimp. What is missing in nearly all of the studies is the actual method that the Glucosamine was prepared. Here are the main methods:
Much of the Glucosamine supplied for animal use is done through inexpensive but poorly effective methods like crushing and cutting. Crushing employs hammer-like tools to break the solid into smaller particles by means of impact. Cutting uses sharp blades to cut the rough solid pieces into smaller ones. These methods reduce the shellfish particle diameter but are not micronized. This produce leaves the particles in such large pieces that the ability for an animal to break them down to a usable amino sugar are nearly impossible. It allows manufacturers to place on their packaging ìContains Glucosamineî but the utilization is dismal at best. The size of these particles may look similar to the size of sand found on a beach. RATING : POOR
Traditional micronization techniques are based on friction to reduce particle size. These methods include milling and grinding. A typical industrial mill is made of a cylindrical metallic drum that usually contains steel spheres. As the drum rotates the spheres inside collide with the particles of the solid, thus crushing them towards smaller diameters. In the case of grinding, the solid particles are formed when the grinding units of the device rub against each other while particles of the solid are trapped in between. This process is better than crushing or cutting , but still leaves the particles larger than. The size of these particles may look similar to finally ground sugar. Absorption rate is improved but still far short of the desired levels. RATING: BETTER
Modern pharmaceutical methods use supercritical fluids in the micronization process. The most widely applied techniques of this category include the Rapid Expansion of Supercritical Solutions (RESS). In this method supercritical fluid is used to dissolve the solid material under high pressure and temperature, forming a supercritical gas phase. Then the solution is expanded through a nozzle and microscopic crystals are formed. The crystals that are instantly formed are further reduced while they collide with each other at the end of the nozzle. The particles that are formed this way have a diameter of a few hundreds of nanometers. Studies show absorption rate of these particles are thousands of time better than those of crushing and hundreds of times better than grinding. RATING: BEST
When purchasing Glucosamine make sure the manufacturer can guarantee if and the method of which the crustacean shellfish were micronized. Retrieve Health will give you that guarantee. HYPERLINK "http://www.retrievehealth.com" www.retrievehealth.com Glucosamine stimulates the formation and repair of articular cartilage. Glucosamine forms the building blocks of vital compounds called mucopolysaccharides, which are necessary for the construction and maintenance of virtually all connective tissue and lubricating fluid in the body, including tendons, ligaments, cartilage and synovial (joint) fluid.
Glucosamine (C6H14NO5) is an amino sugar that is utilized by the body to support healthy joint structures. It is unlike other sugars in that it is incorporated into the structure of tissues rather than being used as an energy source. Glucosamine is an important precursor in the biochemical synthesis of glycosylated proteins and lipids and studies indicate that micronized Glucosamine provides the building blocks for constructing cartilage. Since Glucosamine is a precursor for glycosaminoglycans, and glycosaminoglycans are a major component of joint cartilage, supplementing with Glucosamine may help to rebuild cartilage and treat arthritis. Studies indicate that Glucosamine provides the building blocks for constructing cartilage.
Glucosamine is important for the formation and maintenance of your dogís nails, tendons, skin, eyes, bones, and heart valves. It also plays a role in the mucous secretion of the digestive, respiratory, and urinary tracts.
Pharmaceutical Grade Glucosamine is ideal for your athletic dog or those with arthritis or joint pain and is very beneficial as both a preventative measure as well as for helping to combat existing problems. Glucosamine absorbs and releases water with each step and thereby acts as a shock absorber for the joints offering long-term protection for current or retired athlete. ìDog is manís best friendÖreturn the favor.î