Glucosamine plays a vital role in building cartilage, and it is used treat arthritis and osteoarthritis. It occurs naturally in the fluid around the joints, in animal bones, bone marrow, shellfish, and fungi. While it is most often used to treat symptoms of bone and joint disorders, it’s likewise used to target several other inflammatory diseases.
Our source of Glucosamine is not only vegan but also significantly more environmentally friendly and sustainable than Glucosamine derived from citric-biomass or chitin from shellfish. Using chitin to produce Glucosamine depletes already stressed shellfish populations.
Chitin based Glucosamine uses 245 times more water, and 900% more Hydrochloric Acid (HCI)than our source while citric biomass is even less environmentally friendly using 87 times the water and 2250% more HCI as inputs.
Chitin based Glucosamine generates 227 times more waste water and 55 times more solid waste than our source and citric biomass 110 times more waste water and 250 times more solid waste.
4 Science Informed Reasons to Include Glucosamine in Your Dog’s Diet:
- May Reduce Inflammation – the way glucosamine works in disease treatment is not well understood, but research indicates that it may reduce inflammation. (3, 4, 5, 18)
- Supports Healthy Joints – Glucosamine is involved in developing tissues crucial for proper joint function. While more studies are necessary, some research indicates that supplemental glucosamine may protect your dog’s joints from damage. (1, 6, 7)
- Often Used to Treat Bone and Joint Disorders – research shows potential for supplemental use of glucosamine to improve bone strength and minimise pain associated with joint disorders. (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15)
- May Support Eye Health – Glucosamine may promote eye health via reduced inflammation and antioxidant effects in the retina. (19)