Tag Archives: Boswellia

Understanding Pain

Short title for an incredibly complicated topic.  There are many different types, causes and pathways for pain.  For the purpose of this blog I will limit the discussion to acute and chronic pain that involves inflammation. At the cellular level … Continue reading

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How Joint Supplements Work

The first joint supplement for horses came out in the 1980s and was a chondroitin sulfate only product, followed by products containing Perna (green-lipped mussel). In the early 1990s, a patent was granted for the first equine combination joint supplement … Continue reading

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Can We Prevent Arthritis?

Oral joint supplements/nutraceuticals have been with us for a quarter of a century. It didn’t take long after their appearance for the question to be raised regarding the potential to actually prevent arthritis.                       Few active horses escape the … Continue reading

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Full Spectrum Joint Support Supplements

The big three joint nutraceutical ingredients – glucosamine, chondroitin and hyaluronate – address the health of joint cartilage but there are other types of tissues that also play key roles.                                       Stabilizing structures of the stifle … Continue reading

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Provide Joint Support the Natural Way

Several herbs and botanical extract show powerful promise in supporting joint health. Steroidal and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) work well, but come with a considerable risk of side effects that make them unsuitable for long-term use. This is where herbal … Continue reading

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