Arthroplex - Thorne Veterinary / Musculoskeletal Support
Joint support for small animals
- helps relieve occasional soreness and stiffness
- supports healthy cartilage
- provides glucosamine with proven joint support
- helps maintain healthy joint mobility
Arthroplex helps maintain healthy joint function by combining the proven joint protective activity of glucosamine sulfate with supportive ingredients and botanicals. Although there are many products available to support joint health, it is extremely important to have pure ingredients that are readily absorbed in the older patient whose intestinal function may be limited. The unique combination of top quality ingredients in this formula provides a broad spectrum of activity.
In addition to glucosamine sulfate, Arthroplex contains the botanical Boswellia. Boswellia appears to inhibit the activity of lipoxygenase enzymes, thus promoting the animal's normal inflammatory response. A recent in vivo study examined Boswellia extract for its effect on glycosaminoglycan metabolism. Glycosaminoglycans form an important component of the body's connective tissues. Boswellia significantly reduced the degradation of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) compared to controls.
Arthroplex also contains bromelain – a protein-digesting enzyme complex from pineapple. Bromelain stimulates fibrinolytic activity and inhibits thromboxane A2 that positively affects pro-inflammatory cytokines and prostaglandins. Evidence indicates that bromelain's action is in part a result of inhibiting the generation of bradykinin via depletion of the plasma kallikrein system.
Green-lipped mussels, or Perna mussels, are rich in all the major classes of GAGs, including chondroitin-4- and -6-sulfates, as well as amino acids, polypeptides, and nucleic acids (RNA and DNA). Green-lipped mussels also contain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids extracts that may inhibit cytokine activity to help maintain normal inflammatory processes.
DL-Phenylalanine is a component of the catecholamine neurotransmitter cascade, leading to increased levels of the neurotransmitters norepinephrine and dopamine, which can in turn increase levels of endorphins and enkephalins.
Active Ingredients Per Capsule:
Glucosamine Sulfate (as Glucosamine Sulfate Potassium Chloride complex) 225 mg.
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) 100 mg.
Green-Lipped Mussels 90 mg.
DL-Phenylalanine 75 mg.
Indian Frankincense extract (gum) (Boswellia serrata) 35 mg.
Bromelain (undiluted) 35 mg.
Inactive Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Leucine, Natural Bacon Flavoring, Silicon Dioxide.
For use in cats and dogs only.
Recommended for musculoskeletal support.
Contains ingredient derived from shellfish.
Directions for Use:
Cats: 1 capsule daily
Dogs: 1-2 capsules per 25 lbs body weight two times daily for 2 weeks then one time daily.
Safety during pregnancy is a concern.
Consult with your veterinarian before using this product in animals: with clotting disorders; being treated with anticoagulant medications; with diabetes or any metabolic disorder causing hyperglycemia; with a history of urinary tract stones; with known allergies to shellfish.
If lameness worsens, discontinue use and contact your veterinarian.
Administer during or after the animal has eaten to reduce incidence of gastrointestinal upset.
Federal law prohibits the off-label use of this product in ruminants.
For animal use only.
Keep out of the reach of children and animals. In case of accidental overdose, contact a health professional immediately.
The Cautions and Warnings for individual Thorne Vet products are required to be included on the label by the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) and were written by the NASC's Scientific Advisory Risk Assessment Committee.