Over the past decade, familiarity with common joint health ingredients has increased dramatically and terms like glucosamine, chondroitin and hyaluronic acid are widely known. We know these substances help to keep joints healthy and know that supplementing with them can be important to the longevity of our animal. But with the shear number of joint health supplements on the market today, how important is the source of these ingredients?
In short, very.
Many supplements utilize synthetically derived versions of these ingredients in hopes of keeping costs low which, of course, tend to be less effective for a variety of reasons. Bioavailability is the term used to describe the ease of which an ingredient or product is able utilized by an animal. The bioavailability of these common joint health ingredients can vary greatly due to processing methods, sources and even the digestive system of a given species. Because of this, it is important to take into account a number of factors when selecting a joint supplement for your animal.
Natural Eggshell Membrane (NEM) is the thin, clear film you see on the inside of eggshells. This membrane is packed full of the common joint health ingredients you look for; glucosamine, chondrotin, hyaluronic acid and more. NEM is harvested and used to make a variety of heath supplements for humans and animals. Because eggs are the most bioavailable sources of protein, NEM is absorbed quicker and more completely that any other source of these joint health properties.
Additionally, NEM has been extensively researched to evaluate its efficacy in camels, cranes, rats, horses, dogs and even humans! These studies have proven NEM effective in reducing pain, swelling and stiffness within 7-10 days while also improving mobility and flexibility throughout the body. In the most recent study, NEM was evaluated and proved to be effective in managing the pain associated with chronic joint disease in dogs. Because of this wealth of research, NEM is one of the most widely trusted and recommended supplements for humans struggling with conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and other chronic pain situations.
Steadfast Equine and Steadfast Canine are patented and the only animal health supplements available that utilize NEM, making them truly unique. Giving your animal the best support available is easy when you have the facts. Arenus makes it even easier by providing only the very best, research proven products to keep your animal happy, healthy and comfortable throughout their life.