What is Cosequin®ASU Plus?
Cosequin ASU Plus contains the same ingredients (Glucosamine, Chondroitin Sulfate, MSM, and ASU) as Cosequin ASU with the addition of HA and Green Tea Extract. HA is found naturally in the body and is the major component of synovial fluid, the substance that lubricates joints and keeps them moving fluidly. HA has been shown to be safe and it has been suggested that it may help provide joint comfort. Green Tea Extract is believed to work as an antioxidant and free radical scavenger by helping protect joint tissues from these compounds. The combination of ASU/Glucosamine/Chondroitin Sulfate with HA was shown to be more effective in reducing the expression of several factors involved in the breakdown of cartilage than ASU/Glucosamine/Chondroitin Sulfate or HA alone. ASU with Green Tea Extract was shown to be more effective than either ingredient alone in decreasing factor expression.
▼ Source: Survey conducted in February 2014 of equine veterinarians who recommended oral joint health supplements.
Administration of Cosequin ASU Plus
Directions for use:
|Weight||Initial 2-4 Weeks||Long-Term Administration|
|Under 600 lbs||1 scoop daily||½ scoop daily|
|600 - 1,200 lbs||2 scoops daily||1 scoop daily|
This chart should be used for guidance. Initial administration period is 2-4 weeks at 1 to 2 scoops per day depending on weight, or as recommended by your veterinarian. For horses over 1,200 lbs. administration may be increased. Once response is noted, the number of scoops can gradually be reduced to a level that best maintains your horse. Prior to and during an event or strenuous exercise, administration may be increased back to the initial level for extra support.
34 Grams (2 Level Scoops*) Contain:
|Glucosamine Hydrochloride±||14,400 mg|
|Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)||10,000 mg|
|Chondroitin Sulfate±||2,400 mg†|
|Avocado/Soybean Unsaponifiables (ASU) Powder±||2,100 mg♦|
|Sodium Hyaluronate (HA)||100 mg|
|Total Catechins (from Green Tea Extract)||30 mg|
* Each level scoop contains at least 17 grams.
± Cosequin® ASU Plus 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.