All performance horses suffer from the rigours of daily training and competition. In particular there is enormous pressure on the articular surfaces. Healthy cartilage and adequate synovial fluid are essential to ensure that the equine athlete can withstand these pressures. STRIDE HA contains four ingredients all of which combine to nutritionally maintain healthy cartilage and joints. It is formulated to be palatable even to shy feeders.
Stride HA is a fast acting liquid formulation for the nutritional maintenance of healthy cartilage and joints in horses, with the added benefit of Hyaluronic Acid.
Key ingredients explained
Hyaluronic Acid is a normal constituent of the joint, its quality and quantity is reduces in the presence of synovitis and osteoarthritic cartilage. One of its most important roles is to increase the viscosity of the synovial fluid, this will reduce friction between articular surfaces, thus ensuring a correct and smooth movement of the joint.
Glucosamine HCI enhances the level of glycosaminoglycans (GAG’s) in the joint. These GAG’s are the ‘building blocks’ in the cartilage matrix. Glucoasmine HCI will increase the Hyaluronate content in the joint. Hyaluronate is a fundamental component of Synovial fluid – the joint lubricant.
Chondroitin Sulphate is a natural ‘water magnet’ in the joint. Adequate amounts of Chondroitin Sulphate enable the joint to withstand constant compression and concussion. Chondroitin Sulphate also inhibits the ‘cartilage chewing’ enzymes that are present in damaged joints.
MSM is a source of bioavailable sulphur. Sulphur is needed for the synthesis of connective tissue. Therefore MSM can be seen as a co-factor of Glucosamine HCI and Chondroitin Sulphate in the maintenance of the cartilage matrix.