Source of Silicon for Collagen Synthesis & Subchondral Bone Support
OSTEO-FUEL helps to support the collagen aspect of all major joint components;
Bone, Cartilage & Tendon/Ligament
Recommended for sport horses who are subjected to significant joint impact loading. This would be seen in horses where the bones are going to come in direct contact with one another with force where the cartilage and subchondral bone (soft portion of bone where it meets the cartilage) will be absorbing a significant amount of impact. i.e. hunter/jumpers, race horses, eventers, cutting horses.
When horses are growing & developing, an element called silicon is highly abundant in the body and aids in collagen production for the initial formation of bones and connective tissues. But as the animal matures and ages, silicon becomes less prominent. As time goes on, this may compromise the flexibility and elasticity of the bones and also contribute to inadequate tissue production in and around the joints. The subchondral bone, which is the soft portion of the bone that forms where the cartilage begins, may be affected when it becomes overly dense. That is, without silicon to produce the elastic effect that portion of the bone needs, the more susceptible it is to damage as it isn’t able to effectively “absorb” the shock. Connective tissues like tendons, ligaments & cartilage may also be negatively affected as their ability to heal and repair is diminished in the absence of silicon. While most supplements focus strictly on joint tissues, OSTEO-FUEL helps to support the collagen aspect of all major joint components; the bone, cartilage & tendon/ligament tissues, which produces a more comprehensive approach to protecting joint health.
In addition, Osteo-Fuel provides nutrients chosen for their ability to provide the following benefits: slow the breakdown of cartilage, improve joint comfort and inhibit inflammatory mediators, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits to protect joints from free radical damage, serve as a key component in bone & connective tissues like cartilage, tendons and ligaments and serve as co-factors
for the formation of cartilage and bone production through chondroitin
synthesis. Please select any ingredient listed below for more
Silicon (Sodium Zeolite A) has many benefits in the area of bone formation and collagen production, please see link bellow for more specific information. Studies have shown that the Sodium Zeolite A stimulated DNA synthesis in osteoblasts (bone building cells) and inhibited osteoclast (cells which breakdown bone)-mediated bone resorption in vitro. This is possibly attributable to the ortho-silicic acid-releasing property of Sodium Zeolite A. Studies in young thoroughbred race horses show that horses supplemented with silicon (as Sodium Zeolite A) can train and race almost twice the total distance as horses not supplemented with silicon before suffering injuries. This is a very impressive statistic, in a sport where injuries are inevitable. See link below for more information.
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Joint Support - Silicon - Glucosamine - Chondroitin - MSM
Minerals - Zinc - Copper - Manganese
Vitamins - Vitamin C - Vitamin E
Give 2 scoops twice daily to provide additional nutrient support during rehabilitation.
Give 1-2 scoops daily for proactive or maintenance health.
*Based on 1,000-1,200lb horse.