Portland, OR -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/20/2015 -- Dogs and humans synthesize glucosamine, chondroitin and MSM to create and maintain cartilage, a soft tissue essential for joint health. Like their human companions, canines produce less of all three bio-chemicals as they age. To combat their pet's achy joints, dog owners are utilizing glucosamine supplements to help their furry family members remain active, vital and pain free.
"Dogs are integral members of many families," said VitaBreeze spokesperson, Michelle O'Sullivan. "Consumers don't want to be in pain and they don't want that for their pets, either. Glucosamine supplements are a convenient and cost effective way to provide dogs with the elements needed for healthy joints."
Glucosamine is a chemical that humans and animals naturally produce to create and maintain cartilage and the fluid between bones that cushions joints. It's a natural anti-inflammatory that also plays a role in collagen production, a substance that contributes to cartilage strength and helps fight the many conditions associated with aging.
If dogs don't manufacture sufficient levels of glucosamine, cartilage deteriorates and results in inflammation, swelling, pain and a decrease in quality of life. Glucosamine is also the body's natural antioxidant that works to neutralize free radicals that damage cells and inhibits the body's ability to repair itself.
Vaccinations prevent a variety of life-threatening canine diseases and maintaining appropriate levels of glucosamine is especially important for vaccinated dogs. A study conducted at the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine showed that many vaccinated dogs developed antibodies to a variety of their own bio-chemicals, including collagen and those used in tissue growth and repair.
A definite advantage for dog owners is the ability to separate glucosamine capsules they purchase for themselves and simply add the contents to their canine's food. The most effective supplements utilize glucosamine sulfate and are combined with chondroitin and MSM.
A supplement that includes turmeric provides optimal benefit. Turmeric is a botanical agent that has the potential to further reduce swelling and inflammation. A 1,500mg dosage of glucosamine is recommended to obtain the maximum advantage. Veterinarians advise consumers to check labels carefully and purchase from a reputable company.
"Some manufacturers use fillers in their formulas that can be up to 30 percent salt and detrimental to your dog's health," said O'Sullivan. "People should look for a supplement that undergoes independent testing for purity, potency and safety."
VitaBreeze is a nutraceutical brand that manufactures high-quality natural supplements to help people live a healthy, enjoyable and longer life. All of the company's products are manufactured in the United States using the finest quality ingredients that have been carefully selected, tested and crafted into the firm's formulas.
Visit http://www.vitabreeze.com to learn more.
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