Joint pain is common in dogs and even older cats. It can be cause by many factors such as injury or a degenerative joint disease like Osteoarthritis. Degenerative Joint Diseases are defined by progressively worsening inflammation of the joint caused by the deterioration of cartilage. In a healthy joint, cartilage acts as a cushion to allow the joint to move smoothly through its full range of motion. In cases of osteoarthritis, this cartilage cushion begins to break down because of factors such as age, injury, repetitive stress, or disease. The loss of this protective cushion results in pain, inflammation, decreased range of motion, and the development of bone spurs. While any joint in the body can develop osteoarthritis, the condition most commonly affects the limbs and lower spine.Although there is no cure for this progressive condition, identifying the problem early and initiating appropriate management can help keep your dog active and improve quality of life.
HAPPY JOINTS contains a potent form of undenatured type II collagen (UC-II®), clinically proven to significantly reduce pain and inflammation and improve joint mobility.
The UC-II® is taken in its biologically active form and works naturally with the body’s immune system. Unlike hydrolyzed collagens, undenatured collagen (native collagen) is not broken down into smaller pieces (peptides). It works to decrease collagen destruction, whereas hydrolyzed is absorbed by the body to increase collagen production and needs to be taken in much higher doses.
The immune system can play a significant role in aggravating normal joint function. Loose bits of collagen released from cartilage in the joint fluid can be recognized as foreign bodies that activate the immune system. Despite the immune system’s best intentions, this reaction may cause more harm than good.
As the immune system responds by attempting to destroy the collagen, it can create swelling, stiffness, and soreness. Continued wear and tear on cartilage can take a toll on normal joint health. UC-II® is undenatured collagen type II, which comes from chicken sternum. And Type II collagen is the most abundant protein in cartilage.
UC-II® benefits joint health through oral tolerance that begins in the gut; an immune response that essentially stops the body from attacking the collagen seen as foreign bodies in its own joint cartilage causing inflammation, pain, and joint degradation. UC-II® initiates the rebuilding of cartilage and joint health begins to repair, naturally.
BACKED BY CLINICAL STUDIES UC-II® IS PROVEN TO BE UP TO TWICE AS EFFECTIVE AS STANDARD GLUCOSAMINE AND CHONDROITIN TREATMENTS!
ADDED BENEFITS OF MSM:
* A powerful analgesic known to provide pain relief and reduce inflammation.
* Antioxidant and detoxifier; flushing out waste, decreasing disease and improving body function.
* Enhanced absorption of nutrients and vitamins.