How does Glucosamine and Chondroitin help dog joints?

In simple terms, glucosamine works by making a chain of molecules that string together and attach to the joint to build cartilage. This magical molecule attracts water into the cartilage and gives it its flexibility, lubrication and cushioning to face all those doggy jumps.

Chondroitin is often paired with Glucosamine in joint supplements to support the performance. Chondroitin is naturally found in the ActivEase® Green Lipped Mussel and helps with cartilage support. It is also an absorption aid, making sure the ingredients work in the best way possible to support your dogs joints.

Lintbells fact: Because our Chondroitin comes from our own ActivEase® Green Lipped Mussel, you can be confident it’s coming from a sustainable, well-managed source.

Does my dog need Glucosamine?

Young dogs generally produce enough Glucosamine, to support their joints. As our four-legged friends age, they are less able to produce Glucosamine, the building block of joint structure. Just like us, as our dogs are getting older we need to supplement their diet too make sure you are providing sufficient levels of pure Glucosamine to support their joints.

YuMOVE Fact -YuMOVE uses 98.8% pure Glucosamine from a stable, vegetarian source.

What's the purest form of Glucosamine?

Many supplements that contain Glucosamine for dogs typically contain Glucosamine Sulphate. YuMOVE Soft Chews contain Glucosamine HCl. This provides 20% more active Glucosamine due to how it's structured. Also, the sulphate form is less stable and requires salt to stabilise it. YuMOVE contains an ingredient with minimal impurities as possible, so only uses the best triple-action formula to help keep dog's joints in great shape.

Supplements containing glucosamine for dogs are popular aids for joint stiffness not only in senior dogs but also inactive and working dogs.

Whilst Glucosamine is great it won't provide all round joint support and Glucosamine is where many joint supplements start.... and stop!

The problem with a purely 'structural' approach is that it does very little to address the support your dog's joints need, which means that the majority of the problems remain unaddressed. A structured approach partnered with our all natural ingredients can help begin to create a helping hand to your doggy woes!.

Provide all round joint support with YuMOVE

  1. Manganese
    Supports collagen formation in the cartilage, tendons and ligaments.
  2. ActivEase Green-Lipped Mussel
    from the crystal-clear waters of New Zealand provides an incredibly concentrated source of Omega 3, which is proven to soothe stiff joints.
  3. Hyaluronic Acid
    is a major part of the cushioning ‘synovial’ fluid in the joint, this is the only joint supplement range with Hyaluronic Acid proven to reach the joint within 2 hours, helping to lubricate, cushion and make your dog feel more comfortable.
  4. Chondroitin
    found in Green Lipped Mussel helps to maintain healthy cartilage and joints for longer.
  5. Vitamins C & E
    Antioxidants which neutralise free radicals, helping to maintain joint mobility.