Natural Support for Joint Function
Osteoarthritis is understood to be the wear and tear of the joints and the degeneration of the protective layer of cartilage. Every joint can be affected. The bone surface of healthy joints is covered with a layer of cartilage. This cartilage protects the bone and enables supple and pain free movement of the joints. The so-called synovial fluid sustains the cartilage layer. However, when the joints have been overexerted or have experienced periods of extended inactivity, it is likely that the cartilage is insufficiently sustained.
Nutrition for the cartilage
A healthy amount of activity and a supplementary diet with Hypolene are recommended to preserve your horses joint functions for as long as possible. Hypolene preserves the natural function of the joints with a unique combination of ingredients. It helps to regulate, stabilize and regenerate the cartilage, ligaments and tendons. Hypolene is highly recommended for active horses, prone to excessive stress on their joints.
Green Shell Mussel (Gonex quality) (Gonex-Qualität)
The green-lipped mussel provides all essential building blocks for joint and connective tissue metabolism (synovial fluid, ligaments, tendons and cartilage). Inflammation mediators can be positively influenced and blood circulation improved. Thus, the affected tissue, synovial fluid, cartilage and underlying bone are supplied with the best possible nutrients.
Willow bark (Salix alba cortex)
The willow bark contains the herbal salicin. It is converted into salicylic acid by the horse's organism. Salicylic acid prevents pain and helps maintain the health of horses prone to joint problems. Willow bark is particularly well suited to support the mobility of older horses.
Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica folium)
The stinging nettle has long since been valued for its health-promoting effects. The plant has a high nutritional value and contains large amounts of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Provitamin A, Folic acid, enzymes, mineral nutrients and Iron. The positive properties of the nettle make it a jack of all trades. In horses, it is used in particular to keep the musculoskeletal system and metabolism healthy.
Nucleotides are building blocks of the nucleic acids, the carriers of the genetic hereditary information and the key substances of protein synthesis. Every biological process in a cell, including cell division, is directly or indirectly dependent on the nucleic acids. There would be no life without nucleotides. Under natural circumstances, horses are either capable of synthesizing enough nucleotides from there own cells, recycling them from deceased cells, and ingesting them from a wide variety of plant material in their feed. However, under certain circumstances horses may have a higher turnover rate or increased usage of Nucleotides, compounded by lower cell activity. This is especially noticeable during stressful circumstances and high performance situations. Certain types of cells have only limited capability of synthesizing nucleotides. For that reason it would be a wise choice to supplement the Nucleotide availability. The addition of nucleotide to the daily feed reinforces the optimal cell division and an intact cell metabolism.
Devil's claw (Harpagophytum procumbens)
Devil's claw is a tired and ture medicinal plant that assists the horses locomotor system. It especially aids horses that tend to suffer from arthritis or joint problems. Additionally, devils claw protects the articular cartilage from further decomposing by inhibiting protein-degrading enzymes.