Here, Dr James Howie BVetMed MRCVS answers your most common questions about the ingredients we use in YuMOVE - the leading joint supplement in the UK, now proudly made in the USA. We make sure we use the very best natural ingredients to keep your dog on the go – every day.
A: “We’re a company of dog lovers and dog owners who really, truly want to make dog’s live happier, healthier and more active! We started the business because we believed our canine friends only deserve the best. In fact, it was trying all the joint supplements on the market for our Co-Founder’s beloved chocolate lab, Charlie, that led us to see that pet supplements could be better – and we wanted to be the people to make that happen.”
A: “YuMOVE has been a huge success – it works in just 60 days* – and that’s down to the ingredients we use and the fact that we’re always looking for ways to improve the joint supplement to help you help your dog. YuMOVE uses the highest quality natural** ingredients and it’s easy for you to give to your dog as it’s so tasty. We get lots of positive feedback from our customers – why not check out our Trustpilot reviews?”
A: “Our sustainable ActivEase™ Green Lipped Mussel is the source of concentrated Omega 3, which eases stiff joints. It’s the high quality of the ActivEase™ Green Lipped Mussel used in YuMOVE which makes it so popular with our doggy-loving customers. Our special formula also uses key ingredients, like Glucosamine and Chondroitin, which help to support the cartilage around the joints.”
A: “Are you ready for a long answer? We’re really proud of the quality and blend of ingredients used in our YuMOVE joint supplements, so I’m going to give you a really comprehensive run-down:
ActivEase™ Green Lipped Mussel – this might sound like a mouthful, and it is! A mouthful packed with Omega 3! Green Lipped Mussel is a shellfish, and we grow ours in a dedicated Lintbells sustainable mussel bay in the clear waters around New Zealand. Green Lipped Mussel is used extensively in human joint supplements because it is naturally nutrient-dense, producing Omega 3 oils including EPA, DHA and ETA, which are beneficial for stiffening joints. Our ActivEase™ Green Lipped Mussel is the highest source of these special Omega 3s, containing significantly more Omega 3 than other green lipped mussel powder.
Lintbells fact: Our proprietary vacuum extraction method retains more of the essential Omega 3 oils than most other extraction methods, so your dog gets a concentrated source of goodness in every YuMOVE joint supplement.
Glucosamine – This is often found in various supplements as glucosamine is naturally present in the body and provides the building blocks of the cartilage which protects the joint. As your dog’s joints become stiff, adding a joint supplement, like YuMOVE, that includes specially formulated Glucosamine for dogs can help to keep the joints active.
Lintbells fact: We use 98.8% pure Glucosamine from a stable, vegetarian source that is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Chondroitin –This ingredient is often paired with Glucosamine in joint supplements, to help support the performance of the supplement. Chondroitin is also found naturally in ActivEase™ Green Lipped Mussel and helps with active cartilage support. It is also an absorption aid, helping the supplement to be as beneficial as possible to your dog.
Lintbells fact: Because our Chondroitin comes from our own ActivEase™ Green Lipped Mussel bay, you can be confident it’s coming from a sustainable, well-managed source.
Vitamins C and E – These are essential antioxidants that neutralize free radicals. Free radicals are unstable atoms that can damage cells, so it’s good to keep them under control as your dog ages.
Manganese – This is a mineral that’s commonly found in foods like nuts, seeds and leafy vegetables. It’s an important nutrient that’s widely used in pet and human joint supplements.
Lintbells fact: Manganese supports cartilage, tendon and ligament health, so is an important ingredient in YuMOVE.
Hyaluronic Acid – In its natural form, this is a major part of the cushioning fluid in your dog’s joints. We’ve added it to our supplements to help lubricate the joint and aid joint function.
Lintbells fact: YuMOVE is the only joint supplement using Hyaluronic Acid that reaches the joint within two hours of takingthe supplement.
To find out more about the make-up and benefits of our joint supplements, check out the full YuMOVE range for dogs, or call our friendly team to ask us specific questions about your dog. We’re always happy to chat – our customer support lines are open on844 570 3222 from 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday.
*Study conducted by Royal Veterinary College. Data on file.
Over 90% of the ingredients are derived solely from plant, animal or mined sources having been subject to physical processing (such as heat processing, purification, extraction, hydrolysis, enzymolysis or fermentation).
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