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Building a More Durable Athlete Starts With The Joint

5 Contributors To An Unhealthy Joint

Proactive Care Through Proper Diet and Supplementation is Key to Joint Longevity

“By having the building blocks available via high-quality nutrition and supplementation, the horse is better able to deal with small issues before they become a clinical problem.”
— Carter Judy, DVM, DACVS,

Step 1. It All Starts With

A Strong Foundation

Platinum Performance® Equine helps support healthy joints with omega-3 fatty acids, glucosamine sulfate and antioxidants.

Platinum Performance® CJ combines the benefits of Platinum Performance® Equine and incorporates boswellia, MSM, cetyl myristoleate, hyaluronic acid as well as ASU for horses with advanced joint care needs.

Putting It Into Practice

Contributors Support

Inflammation
Inflammation is part of the body’s natural healing process. However, continual exposure to excessive inflammation can be unhealthy and is a primary cause of equine joint problems.

  • Omega-3 fatty acids, glucosamine, ASU (Avocado Soy Unsaponifiables), cetyl myristoleate, antioxidants such as vitamin C and vitamin E, and botanical compounds such as Boswellia help support healthy levels of inflammation

Inflammation

Normal Synovial Membrane

Excessive Free Radicals
Produced as a response to exercise, poor nutrition or environmental factors, they can degrade the hyaluronic acid in the synovial fluid — needed to cushion and lubricate joints and smooth movement.

  • Antioxidants help offset the damaging effects of free radicals
  • Hyaluronic Acid helps maintain synovial fluid viscosity and normal joint function

Free Radical Damage

Healthy Synovial Fluid

Degradative Enzymes
Negatively impact cartilage health. Cartilage breakdown can cause friction due to the loss of protection provided by healthy cartilage.

  • Omega-3 fatty acids can help decrease the expression of degradative enzymes
  • Glucosamine is a building block of certain cartilage components

Enzymatic Activity

Intact Collagen

Injury or Overuse
Although exercise is important for the growth and maintenance of healthy joints, overuse or exercise-related injuries often contribute to the development of joint concerns.

  • Silicon helps maintain strength of bone and soft tissues
  • ASU supports the synthesis of cartilage and slows its breakdown
  • MSM provides sulfur, a key component of cartilage and other connective tissues

Traumatic Injury or Overuse

Normal Cartilage

Natural Aging Process
Everyday activity and exercise contribute to normal wear and tear on the joints. Prolonged exposure to free radicals and inflammation also speeds the aging process.

  • Omega-3 fatty acids support healthy levels of inflammation
  • Antioxidants help offset the effects of free radicals

Low-Grade Cartilage Damage

Normal Cartilage