What is Cosequin®ASU and how does it work?
Cosequin ASU goes above and beyond the traditional Glucosamine/Chondroitin Sulfate products on the market with the addition of ASU (Avocado/Soybean Unsaponifiables). ASU is obtained from avocados and soybeans. It is a potent ingredient demonstrated to help protect cartilage and support joint function. Cosequin ASU is a dual synergistic formula: the specific trademarked Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate have demonstrated synergy in stimulating the production of cartilage matrix components, while ASU acts synergistically with Glucosamine for additional joint support. In fact, the combination of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate plus ASU has been shown in cartilage cell studies to work better than the combination of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate alone at inhibiting the expression of several agents involved in cartilage breakdown. These ingredients, while working via their own mechanisms of action, also work together to deliver comprehensive joint health support. All in a tasty and easy to deliver powder! (click here for more information)
▼ Source: Survey conducted in February 2014 of equine veterinarians who recommended oral joint health supplements.
Administration of Cosequin ASU
Directions for use:
|Weight||Initial 2-4 Weeks||Long-Term Administration|
|Under 600 lbs||1 scoop daily||½ scoop daily|
|600 - 1200 lbs||2 scoops daily||1 scoop daily|
|Over 1200 lbs||3 scoops daily||1-2 scoops daily|
This chart should be used for guidance. The recommended initial administration period is 2-4 weeks. Once response is noted, the number of scoops may be reduced to the long-term administration level. Prior to and during an event or strenuous exercise, administration may be increased back to the initial level for extra support.
32.4 Grams (2 Level Scoops*) Contain:
|Ascorbic Acid||610 mg|
|Glucosamine Hydrochloride±||14,400 mg|
|Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)||10,000 mg|
|Chondroitin Sulfate±||2,400 mg†|
|Avocado/Soybean Unsaponifiables (ASU) Powder±||2,100 mg♦|
* Each level scoop contains at least 16.2 grams.
± Cosequin® ASU contains FCHG49® Glucosamine, TRH122® Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, and NMX1000® Avocado/Soybean Unsaponifiables, proprietary veterinary researched specifications.
† Reported on a hydrous basis.
♦ Standardized to contain a minimum of 30% avocado/soybean unsaponifiables.