What is LubriSynHA?
LubriSynHA is an oral, liquid form of hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is the main constituent of joint fluid. LubriSynHA maintains healthy joints through daily oral use by improving the quality of the synovial fluid that cushions and lubricates your horse’s joints.
Why should I use LubriSynHA?
Your horse’s joint fluid deteriorates with age and exercise. In fact, the more you work your horse, the faster joint fluid degenerates and the more likely bone-on-bone inflammation will occur. LubriSynHA replenishes and restores joint fluid, without the stress, pain and expense of regularly scheduled joint injections. LubriSynHA also enhances joint health when you do choose to use injectables.
What are Adequan® and Legend®?
Both products are drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat arthritis or joint inflammation and are administered by injection. Legend is hyaluronic acid formulated for intravenous or intramuscular use. Adequan is polysulfated chondroitin sulfate also formulated for intramuscular use. Both products result in a rise in blood concentration after administration followed by a return to baseline levels within several hours unless the drug is re-administered (Popot et al., 2004).
Is LubriSynHA like Cosequin®?
No. Cosequin is mainly made up of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate. Cosequin works on the cartilage while LubriSynHA is beneficial to the joint fluid. It is important to know that cartilage heals best when the joint fluid that surrounds it is healthy and viscous. LubriSynHA provides the best possible joint fluid environment for healthy cartilage.
Why is LubriSynHA liquid and not in a pill or powder form?
The liquid form is more readily and quickly absorbed in the tissues of your horse’s mouth and throat, providing joint support in as little as 7 to 14 days. Powdered or pill forms of HA must go through the entire equine digestive tract, breaking down the HA molecule and taking far longer for any remaining available HA to get to the joint fluid.
What is LubriSynHA made from?
Unlike other forms of liquid HA made from animal sources (e.g., rooster combs), LubriSynHA is extracted from a microbial source. This method keeps LubriSynHA free from protein contamination that can cause other HA products to break down and lose their effectiveness.
When should I start giving LubriSynHA to my horse?
While many people begin treating their horses with LubriSynHA because they are having mobility challenges or joint pain, LubriSynHA is an excellent preventative supplement. Top thoroughbred athletes benefit today from receiving LubriSynHA on a daily basis from the time they are weanlings, throughout their careers. Elite thoroughbred trainers like Todd Pletcher, Tony Dutrow, and Jerry Hollendorfer use LubriSynHA on every horse in their barns.
How much and how often should I give LubriSynHA to my horse?
Because any form of HA that is introduced to the body from an external source only remains in the body for 36 hours, it is important to give your horse LubriSynHA every day. We recommend that you start with a “loading” dose for one week of 30 ml or one ounce. Then you can drop it to the “maintenance” dose of 15 ml or one-half (1/2) ounce. The gallon size comes with a pump that can be placed directly in the container. Each “squirt” is a measured 15 ml dose. The other option for the gallon is the dosing gun. It also fits right on the gallon and administers a measured dose directly into your horse’s mouth.
Does LubriSynHA contain glucosamine and chondroitin?
The only active ingredient in LubriSynHA is HA. Glucosamine and chondroitin target cartilage, not joint fluid.
Will my horse take LubriSynHA, or leave it in the feed tub?
You won’t find LubriSynHA at the bottom of your horse’s feed tub, as you may with many powdered supplements. Many people simply top-dress their horse’s feed. Others feel more comfortable using the dosing gun placed directly in the animal’s mouth.
How long before I will see results with LubriSynHA?
There is no exact time frame. Most horses observed have improved noticeably within seven to 14 days. Results vary depending on severity of the joint health problems and the dose of LubriSynHA.
How much does it cost to give LubriSynHA?
LubriSynHA comes in several different sizes. The pint provides a one-month supply for one horse and costs $56.10—that is only $1.87 per day. The quart is a two-month supply for one horse for $103.70. This reduces your daily cost to $1.72 per day. The most economical way to buy LubriSynHA for anyone treating multiple horses is by the gallon. By purchasing the gallon you are essentially buying three quarts and getting one free. The gallons are $297.50, which brings the daily cost down to $1.25 per day per horse.
Is there any scientific data to back up LubriSynHA?
“Will the Real HA Please Stand Up?” is a scholarly article that was published in the 2004 edition of The Journal of Applied Nutrition. This article affirms that the high-molecular weight formula of LubriSynHA, extracted from a microbial source, is the most effective form of HA available on the market. We also have an independent safety study available for review at www.LubriSynHA.com.
Can LubriSynHA go bad?
Yes. As with most liquid nutritional supplements, extreme hot or cold temperatures can cause breakdown, rendering the product ineffective. We recommend storing LubriSynHA in a temperature range between 40 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit. You may not freeze or overheat LubriSynHA!
Will LubriSynHA create a positive test?
No. HA is a naturally-occurring substance in every mammal’s body, and will not show up in a post-competition test. However, if you are competing under “zero supplement” regulations (e.g., FEI), the horse will not suffer any ill effects of LubriSynHA withdrawal during the few days of competition.