What is Cosequin®ASU and how does it work?
Cosequin ASU goes above and beyond the traditional glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate products on the market. Cosequin ASU contains NMX1000®* avocado/soybean unsaponifiables (ASU) formulated with FCHG49®* glucosamine hydrochloride and TRH122®* low molecular weight chondroitin sulfate plus the addition of high purity MSM! This sets Cosequin ASU apart from any other joint health supplement for horses. And all in a tasty, easy to administer powder!
Cosequin ASU is a dual synergistic formula: its specific glucosamine hydrochloride and low molecular weight chondroitin sulfate have demonstrated synergy in stimulating cartilage matrix production,1 while ASU also acts synergistically with glucosamine.
Cosequin ASU contains the ingredient ASU along with optimal amounts of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate that your horse needs for joint support. In fact, the combination of glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate plus ASU has been shown to work better than glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate alone in cartilage cell studies! (click here for more info)
What is ASU and how does it work?
ASU (avocado/soybean unsaponifiables) is obtained from avocados and soybeans. It is a potent ingredient demonstrated to protect cartilage support joint function. Each of these ingredients, while working via its own primary mechanisms of action, together deliver comprehensive joint health support.
1. Lippiello L, Woodward J, Karpman R, et al. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2000;381:229-240.
Administration: Cosequin ASU
Instructions for use:
|Body Weight||Initital Period 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.
Each 32.2 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‡|
Cosequin® ASU contains FCHG49® Glucosamine, TRH122® Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, and NMX1000® Avocado/Soybean Unsaponifiables, Nutramax Laboratories® proprietary veterinary researched specifications.
† Reported on a hydrous basis.
‡ Standardized to contain a minimum of 30% avocado/soybean unsaponifiables.
* Each level scoop contains at least 16.1 grams.