Buck Mountain Botanicals Glucosamine Sulfate is the preferred form of glucosamine for dogs and cats providing cartilage repair constituents. Glucosamine sulfate is naturally manufactured in a healthy body and helps to stimulate the synthesis of glycoaminoglycans (GAG) to potentiate the incorporation of sulfur into cartilage. There are over 300 studies proving the benefits of this form of glucosamine. Glucosamine sulfate is an anti-inflammatory and potential alternative to NSAIDS & aspirin and results can be apparent in 5-10 days.
Buck Mountain Botanicals Glucosamine Sulfate Benefits
An effective anti-inflammatory and potential alternative to NSAIDS
Derived from a natural source
300 studies proving the benefits of Glucosamine Sulfate
Believed superior to other forms of glucosamine and related ingredients
Affordable and cost effective
According to Dr. Fox, all of these are inferior to unadulterated glucosamine sulfate:
The facts According to Dr. Fox are:
Chondroitin sulfate is a huge molecule, molecular weight is approximately 50,000. Its bio-availability is near zero, no more than 13% by the most favorable report.
Glucosamine bio-availability is 90% to 98%.
Chondroitin sulfate is expensive.
Glucosamine HCL is moderately effective but is not as bio-available as glucosamine sulfate and it is more expensive.
There is no, absolutely no, convincing evidence that MSM is effective.
N-acetyl-D-glucosamine (NAG) has no advantage over glucosamine.
The mixtures of these things are only mixtures of things that are expensive, don't work well and if mixed with glucosamine sulfate make it more expensive and the efficacy of the mixtures is less than that of glucosamine sulfate alone. What is too commonly seen is that many of these other mixtures contain less than what is described on the label!
Glucosamine sulfate is the preferred form and is the least expensive.
Glucosamine is not a complex molecule.
Glucosamine Sulfate is naturally manufactured in a healthy body and stimulates the synthesis of glycoaminoglycans (GAG). It also potentiates the incorporation of sulfur into cartilage. This is one of the reasons glucosamine sulfate is the preferred form of glucosamine.
There are over 300 studies on glucosamine sulfate and few on MSM, NAG and GHCl. Those that do exist are negative or published, largely unrefereed by those wishing to sell their products.
Glucosamine sulfate is an anti-inflammatory alternative to NSAIDS, aspirin, licorice, etc. Licorice used with glucosamine sulfate for arthritis is effective. Glucosamine sulfate works - 5 to 10 days and results are apparent.
Dr. Fox's Severe Canine Arthritis Protocol
Dr. T.S. Fox has personally and successfully used Rimadyl (225 mg. daily), Glucosamine Sulfate for Animals (two grams twice daily) and Liver Health for Animals (0.750 grams twice daily) to counter severe osteoarthritis in 65 to 85 lb. dogs. Rimadyl is discontinued after three weeks and the glucosamine sulfate decreased to 1 gram daily after six weeks. The Milk Thistle - 6% silymarin - and the glucosamine sulfate are continued as geriatric supplements.
Glucosamine sulfate has a mildly objectionable taste that may be masked with a good tasting carrier such as ground meat or favorite food.
Buck Mountain Botanicals Glucosamine Sulfate Details
Available in 55 caps (one gram each)
1000 mg glucosamine sulfate
One capsule per 50lbs twice daily for six weeks. Then one capsule daily per 50lbs for maintenance. To adjust dosage these capsules may be opened by gently twisting capsule to separate. Then you can estimate partial dosages of the capsule when needed. Capsules may be opened and added to food.