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 mussell (Gonex-Qualität)
The green shell mussell offers all essential building blocks for the metabolism of the joints and the connective tissue. Inflammatory mediators are influenced positively and the bloodflow enhanced. In this way the tissue, the synovial fluid, the cartilage and the underlying bone are optimally supplied with 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 nucleic acids, the carriers of genetic information and key substances for protein biosynthesis. Every single biological process of a cell, including its division, is directly or indirectly dependent on the participation of nucleic acids – therefore, without nucleotides no life is possible. In nature, enough nucleotides are synthesized by a horses body's own cells, "recycled" from dead cells, or taken up with food via the diverse plant world. Certain situations increase the need for nucleotides or accelerate the consumption of cells and reduce their activity. This is particularly noticeable in stressful situations and in times of increased performance requirement. Some cell types can only synthesize nucleotides to a limited extent, which is why supplementary feeding with nucleotides makes sense. The addition of nucleotides via the feed ensures 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.