What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Did you know January is Joint Health Awareness Month? Protecting your horses’ joints is vital in the life of a competition horse, not only for the sake of keeping it comfortable, but also for creating sustainable soundness. In creating sustainable soundness, your horse will be able to perform for longer, prolonging its career and maintaining its value. What is the best way to do this? A joint supplement containing a bioavailable hyaluronic acid is a good place to start.  

What is Hyaluronic Acid? 

Hyaluronic acid may sound like a scary name, but the body actually produces it naturally. Hyaluronic acid is often referred to as hyaluronan or HA, all with interchangeable meanings. Within the body, you can find HA in the cartilage, synovial fluid, skin, vertebral discs, bones, urinary tract, cardiac valves, eyes and various other soft tissue. When ingested in the liquid form, HA is absorbed by mucosal tissues in the mouth, the esophagus and gastrointestinal tract. In addition to directly supplying HA, feeding a HA supplement also causes the body to signal production of more HA via the body’s natural feedback loop.  

How does it help my horse?  

It is the presence of HA that makes cartilage strong enough to handle compressive forces, like jumping or running barrels. HA is also found in the synovial fluid, where it provides the major source of lubrication that allows for smooth fluid movement. Within the bone itself, the presence of hyaluronan is primarily linked to its roles in the bone modeling and remodeling processes by stimulating bone anabolism and inhibiting bone catabolism. 

MHB3® Hyaluronan – The Superior HA 

With HA on the rise in all industries, it is important understand which is best for your horse’s joint health. MHB3 Hyaluronan is the “crème de la crop” of hyaluronic acid, and here’s why:  

  • It is a liquid, oral supplement, allowing it to be absorbed by the body efficiently.  
  • It has seven U.S. patents.  
  • It is proven in double-blind, placebo-controlled, university studies. 
  • It is used and recommended by leading veterinarians.  

In this new year and “Joint Health Awareness Month,” be sure to get your horse off on the right foot with a science-based joint supplement, like Hyaluronex® Joint. Learn more or get yours today at CogentSolutionsGroup.com.  

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3 thoughts on “What is Hyaluronic Acid?

  1. I use it for all 3 of my horses to keep them limber and comfortable. I didn’t know I should be using the liquid form.Good to know I will be changing over.

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