Joint Rejuvenate for Horses
Arthritis Treatments’ Joint Rejuvenate for horses is a nutrition supplement to assist with wear and tear in joints or in any disease associated in horse arthritis. All horses doing concussive work results in joint wear and tear at a cellular level. Significant joint concussion occurs when horses “pound” the ground, especially at fast paces or when jumping.
This repeated trauma to the joint results in cartilage damage, and in the extreme situation, erosion and sometimes bone chips.
Non-heat treated New Zealand Green lipped mussel, either in powder or capsules, is effective joint support or joint pain relief for horses.
Green lipped mussel shells are seen above. Inside the shell is the “meat”. The heat sensitive active compounds are here in the “meat”. Omega 3 fatty acids, Glucosamine, Chondroitin and Hyaluronic acid are the “thus far discovered” active compounds.
Horse Scientific Research
The one and only horse study that has been published in a peer reviewed scientific journal used the high quality, highly bioactive and efficacious “Biolane” brand of green lipped mussel powder. We are suggesting this publication should be read by the scientifically oriented reader because it is the one and only scientific publication on the efficacy of green lipped mussel in horses anywhere in the world, (not because Joint Rejuvenate uses the Biolane brand of green lipped mussel). “Healtheries” who produce the Biolane brand of green lipped mussel are quite understandably wanting the reader to understand the research was done on their high quality brand of green lipped mussel powder. There are many green lipped mussel products being marketed for horse arthritis. The bioactivity and thus efficacy of green lipped mussel powders vary. It is a biological truism that heat damages the active constituents of many naturally occurring products, including green lipped mussel. Not every green lipped mussel product is assayed for its anti inflammatory activity so it is difficult for the consumer to know the quality of the green lipped mussel powder they are buying. It should not be assumed that other brands of green lipped mussel powder are going to have the same degree of efficacy as the Biolane Brand of green lipped mussel powder.
The publication “Cayzer J, Hedderley D, and Gray S. Equine Vet J. 2012 Jul;44(4):393-8. doi: 10.1111
/j.2042-3306.2011.00455.x. Epub 2011 Sep 1. “A randomised, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study on the efficacy of a unique extract of green-lipped mussel (Perna canaliculus) in horses with chronic fetlock lameness attributed to osteoarthritis.” used the Biolane brand of Green Lipped mussel.
For those of you interested in science, but without the time to devote to digesting the publication, what follows is a summary.
In 2012 the results of a 4 year Massey University New Zealand study was published in the Equine Veterinary Journal.This study used the Biolane brand of Green lipped mussel produced by New Zealand company “Healtheries”. The study showed that when horses with fetlock arthritis were treated with 25mg/kg of the Biolane brand of green lipped mussel their level of lameness decreased. Please note that Joint Rejuvenate for Horses does not use the Biolane brand of Green lipped Mussel. We are quoting the above study because it is the one and only research study on horses that has been published in a scientific journal.
The Equine Veterinary Journal is arguably the premier horse veterinary research publication in the world. This research was reviewed critically by leading veterinary experts before being published in this journal. This research on green lipped mussel (using the Biolane brand) has attracted significant interest from horse experts in the USA, Britain and Europe.
As a result of this equine veterinary journal publication, leading trainers of racehorses, pacers, trotters, show jumpers and eventers and their veterinary advisers are looking more closely at incorporating green lipped mussel powder into their feeding and medication program.
Green lipped mussel is a source of the highly absorbable phospholipid bound form of omega 3 fatty acids. It also is a source of raw materials that help the injured joint repair at a microscopic level.
“We bought Joint Rejuvenate for our 8-year- old quarter horse, Garfield, because he had very stiff and clicky joints. After using the product for two weeks we are very pleased to say he is getting along so much better! He is happy to move along, stretch out, take both left and ride canter leads and his joints are not clicking! Since starting on Joint Rejuvenate, we traveled interstate to Queensland where Garfield and Stephen qualified for the (name of event) final! Never would we have expected his performance to be of such a high quality until starting on this product!”
Janine & Stephen Fenwick
Equine Body Therapist (EBT) & Campdraft competitor