Provide Your Equine Athletes the Nutrients They Need for Healthy Joints, Tendons & Ligaments
With every step a horse takes - whether during training or competition - it is their joints that shoulder much of the load. Combine this with often times confined for long hours and such activity cycles can lead to joint inflammation, and eventually, osteoarthritis (OA). For this reason, horse owners are now including a joint support supplement in their horse's diet well before a problem exists. Joint health represents the number one condition-specific supplement category but much of that is focused on two ingredients - glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate.
In recent years these two ingredients have come under scrutiny due to their lack of proven efficacy. For this reason, ForeFront Nutrition has focused on developing a cutting edge joint support product using ingredients with proven effectiveness. Joint Support from ForeFront Nutrition offers one of the most comprehensive equine joint products on the market. The product combines several cutting edge ingredients focused on providing the best in joint support.
Detailed Breakdown of Ingredients in ForeJoint
Curcumin - Daily wear and tear of the joints leads to the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines which leads to the breakdown of joint cartilage. Pain and stiffness soon follow. Curcumin has a long history of medicinal use due to its anti-inflammatory properties. The science around curcumin has increased dramatically with over 7,000 studies currently in PubMed (database of scientific publications). It is believed that the benefits of curcumin in OA arise from the reduction of inflammation in the osteo-cartilagenous tissue. Studies repeatedly show that curcumin's anti-inflammatory abilities work as well as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Not only is curcumin effective, but it also comes without the worrisome side effects experienced by more than half of those who take pharmaceutical painkillers. ForeFront Nutrition is one of the first equine companies to incorporate curcumin in their equine product line. It is technology like this that makes ForeFront Nutrition a leader in equine nutrition.
Egg Membrane - Comprised of collagen, elastin, chondroitin sulfate and hyaluronic acid - the building blocks of connective tissue - natural egg membrane is a great ingredient to promote joint health. Collagen is a fibrous protein critical to cartilage strength and elasticity. Elastin is a protein critical to skin, cardiovascular, cartilage, and spinal column health. Elastin gives tissue the elastic tension and ability to resume its shape after stretching. Numerous studies support the use of NSM for joint support. One clinical research study with fifty-seven (57) canines with limited joint mobility demonstrated positive changes within 7 days; all subjects exhibited increased activity and mobility by the conclusion of the 28-day study. ForeFront Nutrition is the first equine company to combine curcumin with egg shell membrane.
MSM - MSM is a naturally occurring nutrient found in many foods in very small amounts. Published research shows MSM to be safe and effective in promoting joint comfort and supporting a normal range of motion in animals. The sulfur in MSM helps promote flexibility and elasticity of body tissue and helps maintain cell membrane permeability. MSM also acts as a powerful antioxidant, scavenging free radicals and aiding in muscle function and joint fluid production. MSM (known as methylsulfonylmethane) is directly involved in the production of collagen, which affects the elasticity of skin, joints and muscle tissue. But perhaps most profoundly, MSM does seem to provide a significant degree of pain relief and improvement in conditions that affect the joints, like arthritis and general inflammatory pain. A recent study conducted by the Southwest College Research Institute, found that arthritic knee pain could be dramatically improved after 12 weeks of MSM treatment. This means that a healthy dose of MSM can mean more flexible joints and muscles, which can withstand exertion and keep your equine athlete on course! The MSM used by ForeFront Nutrition is manufactured exclusively in the United States, where the purity is carefully monitored and controlled to the highest standards. Horse owners can be assured they are getting the highest quality MSM available.
BeneCell™ - With over 200 clinical and field studies BeneCell is well-documented for its efficacy in animal diets. BeneCell is a proprietary blend of purified nucleotides and other essential nutrients. Nucleotides play a critical role in the body in that they accelerate the cell proliferation process (the reproduction of cells). The production of new cells allows an animal to recover much quicker from the type of stress it is under (performance, illness, disease, injury, etc.). The underlying reason for the success of BeneCell lies in the fact that the added nucleotides assist the body when they are needed most. Supplementary nucleotides help the body produce cells rapidly as required during times of stress (i.e. joint damage) and when it is challenged by infection or disease. At these times the body's requirement for nucleotides from dietary sources is much greater, and most diets are deficient in meeting this requirement. The use of nucleotides is a natural approach in helping the body's own natural biological processes work as well as evolution has designed them to, so that we can get as close to our genetic potential as possible. BeneCell is used worldwide in both animal and human products for a wide range of applications. We are confident you and your horse will experience these same type of results while using Joint Support from ForeFront Nutrition.
Colostrum - As nature's first food, colostrum supplies immune and growth factors along with a perfect combination of vitamins and minerals to support overall health. Colostrum has applications for every age, stage of life and level of activity. Colostrum is best known for its digestive properties but it also has tremendous value for joint support. Through a landmark study scientists have found that colostrum can help relief joint pain. The study spanned 3 decades and was called the Ohio Survey. More than 8,000 people participated in the Ohio Survey and follow-up studies after that. All the participants had joint damage, pain, and stiffness took colostrum every day. Then every 3 months, they recorded and rated their joint symptoms. The results? 8 out of 10 patients reported significant relief in joint pain. And 7 out of 10 reported less morning stiffness simply from taking colostrum. Colostrum contains a peptide that helps relieve joint pain. Scientists call it the LMW peptide. Studies show it prevents and reduces painful inflammation in the joints. Also, colostrum is the only natural source of insulin-like growth factor. Insulin-like growth factor increases cartilage and collagen production. This helps cushion joints so you can move more freely with less pain. The colostrum used by ForeFront Nutrition comes from a proprietary treatment process that is recognized and approved by federal authorities and international product safety organizations. Gentle thermal processing techniques provide assurance against microbial contamination, while protecting superior immunoglobulin content, specific antibodies, growth factors, and other valuable components found within colostrum.
Please enjoy this article, written by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. on the many benefits of "Colostrum - An Exceptional Superfood"
Probiotic/Prebiotic Equine Blend - The performance and health of your horse is dependent upon the proper balance of digestive tract bacteria. For this reason probiotics play a critical role in your horse's diet. They help to ensure a healthy digestive tract; enhance the immune system and defend against pathogenic agents in the digestive tract. ForeFront Equine is the first equine company to use this unique equine specific probiotic blend. Why are probiotics essential and, more importantly, why equine specific probiotics?
The intestinal tract encompasses one of the most diverse microbial settings ever discovered. Dependent on the life style and/or types of nutrition, the digestive tract could be subjected to some minor, or major, alterations with possible implications in disease. Thus, any disruption in the inherent nature of the GIT environment can inadvertently have unfavorable and irreparable even tragic consequences. Today, bacteria known as probiotics are used to maintain the microbial balance of the GIT ecosystem.
Experts agree that persistent viability of probiotics within the GIT is a determining indicator for the efficacy of probiotics, however the health promoting outcomes may be intriguingly challenging. All these happen because the isolated strains, used as probiotics, are not either species specific (also known as indigenous) or carefully selected. In animal supplements, the probiotic strains used are primarily either human or bovine derived. These are considered non-indigenous (foreign) as they are extracted from a non-specie source. Indigenous probiotic bacteria can tolerate the harsh conditions of the GIT (Iyer et al., 2005), while non-indigenous bacteria are unable to endure such harsh conditions. The introduction of non-indigenous probiotics into the intestine can lead to some alterations in the microorganism environment resulting in the emergence of metabolic syndrome, autoimmune diseases, and other disorders in a short- or long-term period (Barzegari, 2014).
For this reason, ForeFront Equine is using a novel probiotic blend that includes two equine specific probiotic strains - Lactobacillus fermentum and Lactobacillus salivarius. These indigenous strains were cultured directly from horses (in a non-harmful manner). Being that they are host specific they can withstand the rigors of the equine digestive tract. Each digestive tract (human or animal) has a different pH, temperature and ecosystem. For this reason having a host specific strain greatly increases the likelihood of those strains surviving the complex digestive ecosystem.
**Colostrum Description - Sourcing & Collection
Colostrum is collected from U.S. Grade A dairies. ForeFront Equine's colostrum is sourced from hundreds of farms from the major dairy regions of the U.S. Since the amount of bovine colostrum produced exceeds the needs of the neonate, the excess can be safely collected without impact to the health of calves. Every dairy in their supplier's collection system is operational in accordance with accepted dairy industry practices and is in compliance with 9 CFR 113.450 (C) standards as a licensed product ingredient. Their supplier assigns every procurement dairy with a unique identification number. This identification number is recorded throughout the manufacturing process for full trace-ability.
Immunoglobulins (IgG) are tested. The integrity of the product is guaranteed through strict quality controls and procedures and by utilizing innovative processing systems and drying techniques. ForeFront enforces strict operational quality controls and procedures. Along with public regulators like the FDA, USDA, CDFA, and WSDA, they guarantee their product quality by working with third party organizations such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), NSF International and certifiers such as Kosher and Halal.
All dairies go through a stringent approval process, which includes the guarantee that synthetic hormones such as recombinant bovine somatotropin (rBST) and antibiotics will not be allowed in the colostrum. Forefront Colostrum is organic and certified Non-GMO.
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Sizing, Price and Serving Details
Each container of ForeJoint lasts for 30 days - at the same price as single serving packets!
- One jar (30 day supply) $112.95
- Two jars (60 day supply) $216.90
- Three jars (90 day supply) $320.85
* ForeJoint is shipped via FedEx Ground or U.S. Postal Service within 2 days of your order. Free Shipping is within the continental U.S. Shipping to Alaska or Hawaii, (sorry, no international orders at this time) will be charged separately. Please email GettyEquineNutrition@gmail.com or call 940-272-0001 for exact shipping charges prior to ordering.