What is Glucosamine and How Does it Help Your Pet’s Joints?

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Ingredient lists on packaging can be intimidating – especially when shopping for your pets. That’s why we want to break down GLUCOSAMINE. What it is, what it does, and why it’s beneficial for your pet!

Let’s start with cartilage. Cartilage is a strong substance that covers the ends of bones which creates less tension and more cushion where bones meet – also known as joints. As pets (and humans) age, the cartilage starts to wear down which can cause friction to the joints, making movements like running or climbing the stairs uncomfortable. Wait – what does this have to do with glucosamine? Glad you asked: glucosamine is a natural building block of cartilage!

Supplements that contain glucosamine can help stimulate cartilage production which in turn leads to more cushion around joints. We can’t reverse the aging process (no matter how hard we try) but giving our pets glucosamine can help them move more comfortably as they start to get older.

Our entire GlycoFlex® line of products is geared towards easing occasional joint discomfort in pets. Glucosamine is one of the quality ingredients we use to help make that happen. GlycoFlex® products are great for pets who are already showing signs of aging, but ingredients like glucosamine are also helpful to maintain healthy joints and cartilage production in younger pets.