Glucopro – Glucosamine for horses
Our products keep a high standard and our Glucosamine for horses – Glucopro – is a good example of this. Read more about the content below.
We produce feed supplements for horses with the overriding purpose to provide natural and organic products of high quality. We exclude unnecessary additives and sugar. Our products are registered with Swedish governing body for animal feed, Jordbruksverket. We produce with licensed factory where ingredients are continuously quality tested. We care for the environment and hope you would like to contribute by leaving the packages from our products for recycling.
Glucosamine is an endogenous building block in the horse’s joint cartilage which shock absorbing function is crucial to maintain. Glucosamine is also a component of the synovial fluid that lubricates and protects the joints. The horse produces Glucosamine itself, but with increasing age the production is reduced and with exercise, Glucosamine is used at a higher rate. A supplement can complement when the endogenous production is not sufficient.
The use of Glucosamine for horses is widespread and well documented. For Glucopro we have chosen Glucosamine sulphate 2KCI. This form of Glucosamine has shown a higher ability to reach the horse’s bloodstream in comparison to other forms of glucosamine. Sulphate also adds sulphur which is important for joint health in general and crucial for uptake of Glucosamine.
Inulin is a water-soluble metabolic dietary fiber, prebiotic, which provides the good gut bacteria with nutrition and stimulates gut movements. Inulin contributes to better conditions for an effective nutritional uptake.
The micromineral Manganese affects the synthesis of mucopolysaccharides, an important substance in cartilage formation. Manganese is also important for enzymes, fatty acids and skeletal formation.
Methionine is an essential amino acid belonging to the group of sulphur bearing amino acids. Sulphur is crucial for cartilage formation. Alongside this Methionine has many other important functions, for example, it supports the production of adrenaline, is important for the ability to assimilate Selenium and it also stimulates the liver and kidneys.
Calcium ascorbate is a gentle form of vitamin C and calcium, commonly found in vitamin C supplements and as an antioxidant. Since Glucosamine is a sensitive substance, we have chosen Calcium ascorbate as preservative.