STRIDE HA SOLUTION is a fast acting liquid formulation for the nutritional maintenance of healthy cartilage and joints in horses, with the additional benefit of Hyaluronic Acid.
. Hyaluronic Acid is a normal constituent of the joint, its quantity and quality is reduced in the presence of synovitis and osteoarthritic cartilage. One of its most important roles is to increase the viscosity of the synovial fluid, this will reduce friction between articular surfaces, thus ensuring a correct and smooth movement of the joint.
. Glucosamine HCI enhances the level of glycosaminoglycans (GAG'S) in the joint. These GAG'S are the 'building blocks' in the cartilage matrix. Glucosamine HCI will increase the Hyaluronate content in the joint. Hyaluronate is a fundamental component of Synovial fluid - the joint lubricant.
. Chondroitin Sulphate is a natural 'water magnet' in the joint. Adequate amounts of Chondroitin Sulphate enable the joint to withstand constant compression and concussion. Chondroitin Sulphate also inhibits the 'cartilage chewing' enzymes that are present in damaged joints.
. MSM is a source of bioavailable sulphur. Sulphur is needed for the synthesis of connective tissue. Therefore MSM can be seen as a co-factor of Glucosamine HCI and Chondroitin Sulphate in the maintenance of the cartilage matrix.