PAW Cosequin provides the raw materials which are essential for the synthesis of synovial fluid and cartilage matrix, including collagen, hyaluronic acid, and the various modified sugar chains of the glycosaminoglycans. Unlike steroids and some NSAIDs which can damage chondrocytes, COSEQUIN EQUINE is not a drug: it is a true, safe, nutraceutical. Each component has its own essential primary function in connective tissue synthesis:
Glucosamine hydrochloride – stimulates synthesis of synovial fluid and cartilage matrix, including collagen and proteoglycans.
Chondroitin sulphate – in addition to being the major glycosaminoglycan (GAG) found in cartilage, it provides protection by inhibiting degradative enzymes.
Manganese – must be present in adequate amounts for proteoglycan biosynthesis to occur.
The synergistic effects of all components working concurrently is what makes COSEQUIN EQUINE unique