Description: Unicartilage is the pellet complementary feed especially conceived to maintain and improve horses' articular well-being.
When to use Unicartilage: Unicartilage is specifically formulated to maintain articular health in both sport and leisure horses. From 8 years old on, horses' diets should always be supplemented with Unicartilage. In fact, from this age on, the rate of tissue breakdown exceeds the rate of synovial fluid production: synovial fluid amount decreases progressively and, therefore, its production needs to be supported and stimulated.
Properties of its constituents: Methyl sulphonyl methane (MSM) is a sulfurated compound, whose many effects are well-known. It contains about 34% of elementary sulphur and takes part to several chemical reactions. In facts, in joints, some amino acids, vitamins and very complex substances, such as glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), contain sulphur. Several empirical studies show that dietary supplementation with substances, such as glucosamine, chondroitin sulphate and methyl sulphonyl methane, improves horses' freedom of movement and their articular health and well-being (25, 28, 29). It is scientifically proven that methyl sulphonyl methane has visible results against sacroiliac problems, some kinds of arthritis and epiphysitis (12). MSM is a sulfurated compound accumulating in horses' blood (21), thus increasing sulphur bioavailability. Sulphur has been classified as non-toxic by the American FDA (12). The technique employed in the considered study indicates that MSM is almost certainly absorbed intact (21). Unicartilage combines classic cardioprotective agents and new substances, discovered in recent scientific researches. Indeed, it is supplemented with oak bark extract, containing a high concentration of quercetin, and lycopene from tomato peel concentrated extract. According to recent researches, these innovative substances in the field of joint regeneration stimulate articular chondrocytes growth by feeding them and, consequently, increasing their number. Therefore, they can boost synovial fluid production. Moreover, Unicartilage contains hyaluronic acid provided by sodium hyaluronate, which reinforce even more cartilage production and lubrication.
Use and dosage:
Horses with ascertained disorders: Administer 150 g of Unicartilage per day, properly mixed with the daily ration.
Sporthorses aged 14 or over: Administer 150 g of Unicartilage per day, properly mixed with the daily ration.
Sporthorses aged 8 or over: Administer 100 g of Unicartilage per day, properly mixed with the daily ration.
Ponies: Administer 80 g of Unicartilage per day, properly mixed with the daily ration.
Administer Unicartilage 3-4 times a year, for at least 30 consecutive days. The capacity of the provided measuring scoop is 100 g.
This product does not cause any adverse reaction. Nevertheless, since every organism has its own peculiarities, dietary supplements, feeds and complementary feeds should always be introduced in a horse’s diet gradually, in order to evaluate the product’s effects on the horse.