Aging or overweight dogs frequently suffer from osteoarthritis.
The common joint disease causes deterioration of joint cartilage, resulting in loss of lubrication between the joints.
When joints lose lubrication, the body tries to produce more synovial fluid resulting in joint swelling.
When left untreated, joints break down causing small fractures and bone spurs to develop.
The friction and bone spurs cause pain as the joint capsule stretches and rubs against nerves and bone.
Traditional veterinarians may recommend Western remedies such as NSAIDs to treat the pain associated with arthritis.
What is in the Harmonize Joint Supplement?
PET | TAO Harmonize Joint is a holistic supplement combining:
- Green lipped mussel
- Vitamin C
- Alpha Lipoic Acid
- Vitamin E
PET | TAO Harmonize Joint also contains the following inactive ingredients:
- Brewer’s Dried Yeast
- Citric Acid
- Dicalcium Phosphate
- Magnesium Stearate
- Microcrystalline Cellulose
- Mixed Tocopherols
- Natural Flavoring
- Rosemary Extract
- Silicon Dioxide
- Stearic Acid
MSM, short for methylsulfonylmethane, is a non-toxic, odorless chemical.
In nature, MSM exists in animals, plants, and humans.
In the body, MSM helps the body efficiently use vitamins and nutrients.
Supplementing MSM is beneficial for amino acids in the skin. MSM decreases pressure inside cells, allowing water and nutrients to flow better inside cells. This process more effectively nourishes the body and improves skin elasticity.
Healthy joint fluid and cartilage contain glucosamine. A glucosamine supplement can help restore the damaged fluid and tissue when injury or wear and tear degrades joint fluid.
Glucosamine supplements are frequently used as a “first line” dog arthritis treatment.
Glucosamine is available in both oral and injectable preparations.
Creatine naturally occurs in muscle cells and protein-rich foods like chicken, beef, and fish.
The liver produces creatine from amino acids such as glycine and arginine.
Creatine helps muscles produce energy.
As dogs age, they lose muscle mass.
Loss of muscle mass put more stress on the joints.
Aging and arthritic joints benefit from strengthened muscles.
In combination with light exercise and a healthy diet, creatine can benefit aging pups with muscle loss.
Green Lipped Mussel
Green-lipped mussel (Perna Canaliculus) is a mollusk harvested from the beaches of New Zealand used to reduce osteoarthritis, asthma, and inflammation.
A high concentration of mucopolysaccharides, which are as important in nutrition as amino acids, essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals, comprise the edible shellfish.
In studies, mucopolysaccharides show anti-inflammatory and immunoregulatory effects on connective tissue diseases.
A study by The American Society for Nutritional Sciences shows green-lipped mussel may be particularly beneficial to dogs with symptoms of arthritis.
Some call green lipped mussel a “superfood” due to the number of nutrients it contains.
In human studies, scientists found an association between a low calcium/phosphorus ratio in patients with arthritis.
In combination with the other vitamins, minerals, and herbs, phosphorous helps build strong bones.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant benefiting pets’ immune systems.
Vitamin C also maintains healthy collagen levels, aiding dogs with degenerative joint diseases such as arthritis and hip dysplasia.
Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is an antioxidant with anti-inflammatory functions.
Studies in mice show supplemental ALA prevents synovial inflammation and bone destruction.
Manganese is a trace mineral needed for nutrient absorption, bone development, and immune-system defenses.
Manganese aids the formation of bone mass and helps balance levels of calcium and phosphorus.
Manganese can also help reduce joint inflammation.
In human studies, people with arthritis had lower zinc levels than those not suffering from the disease.
Researchers suggest supplemental zinc improves arthritis symptoms by supporting the immune system and cartilage regeneration.
Selenium is an antioxidant preventing free-radical damage and boosting the immune system.
In human studies, people with arthritis showed low selenium levels.
Other research suggests selenium may help prevent arthritis.
Vitamin E is an important addition to the other vitamins and minerals.
High doses of vitamin E have an anti-inflammatory effect and may help with pain and swelling.
Aging dogs with stiff joints may benefit from vitamin E supplements for improved mobility.
Why is Harmonize Joint Supplement Beneficial for Dog Joint Health?
Instead of using one beneficial vitamin or mineral, PET | TAO’s Harmonize Joint Supplement combines several to provide the strongest positive impact on your pet.
Each ingredient is even stronger when used in conjunction with other herbs and compounds.
Does Harmonize Joint Supplement Have Side Effects?
Contact your veterinarian before giving your pet any supplement.
PET | TAO’s Harmonize Joint Supplement should not negatively impact your pet.
If you notice any harmful side effects, please consult your veterinarian immediately.
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