Cosequin Optimized provides 14,400 mg of glucosamine HCL and 2,400 mg chondroitin sulfate per serving. This new formula also includes 420 mg ascorbic acid and 64 mg manganese per serving for added health benefits. Glucosamine is a natural supplement that is easily-absorbed by the animal. It helps maintain the health and resiliency of joints and connective tissues. Glucosamine also helps prevent cartilage degeneration in horses suffering from arthritis. The cushions surrounding each joint becomes thin and stiff in osteoarthritis, and glucosamine helps supply necessary materials to rebuild the cushion. Chondroitin is often added to glucosamine supplements because its addition has been shown to increase the effects of glucosamine.
Ascorbic acid a form of vitamin C. It is a potent antioxidant and studies suggest that it assists in the prevention of cancer and heart disease. This supplement is often used because of its ability to protect cells, however ascorbic acid also plays a primary role in collagen formation, which is essential for the repair and growth of bones, blood vessels, tissue cells, gums and teeth. Collagen binds together the cells of connective tissue, which promotes healing and keeps ligaments and tendons strong and healthy.
Manganese,a trace mineral, is found mainly in bones, as well as the liver,pancreas, and kidneys. It also helps the body form connective tissue and bones and plays a role in calcium absorption. Manganese is a part of the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase. It helps fight free radicals, which occur naturally in the body and can damage cell membranes. The use of antioxidants, such as superoxide dismutase, helps neutralize free radicals and can reduce and prevent some of the damage they cause.
For horses under 600 pounds, feed 1 scoop (9.4 grams) daily for 2 - 4 weeks, then feed 1/2 scoop (4.7 grams) daily for maintenance.
For horses over 600 pounds, feed 2 scoops (18.8grams) daily for 2 - 4 weeks, then feed 1 scoop (9.4grams) daily for maintenance.
Store in a cool, dry area out of direct sunlight. Keep lid tightly secured to ensure freshness. This container contains (1) non-toxic desiccant to help preserve freshness and preserve the shelf life of the product.
Minimum Guaranteed Analysis:
|Ascorbic Acid||210 mg|
|Glucosamine HCL||7,200 mg|
|Chondroitin Sulfate||1,200 mg|
Other Ingredients: natural and artificial apple flavoring
Been using Cosequin on my 30 year old Arabian/Saddlebred Gelding for a couple of years now. He's still kicking up his heels and feeling good. Highly recommend.
Stiffness is gone...best price!
I use this product on my 19 yr. old gelding. We do trail riding together, and my vet suggested a supplement when I noticed he was getting stiff the day after longer rides. No more stiffness, and this has more active ingredients than any other product I researched. My vet has started recommending it too.