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What Should You Look Out For in a Joint Supplement?

Selecting the best joint supplement for your pet

As pet parents, we want our fur-babies to enjoy only the best. This includes joint health supplements, so that they can live happily and healthily to a ripe, old age, free from mobility issues.

However, we can’t just give our pets any and every supplement available on the market. There are potential dangers if we do that, such as over-supplementing, possible adverse side effects, and over-reliance on these supplements.

Ideally, just one supplement should be sufficient to combat your pet’s mobility issues — amidst the sea of products, Antinol® is an all-natural, anti-inflammatory joint health supplement that possesses the 4 qualities that every pet owner should look out for in a health supplement: it’s highly effective, backed by clinical trials, doesn’t result in side effects, and is easy to administer!

What Should You Look Out For in a Joint Supplement?

Antinol®, the natural health supplement for osteoarthritis!

The 4 essential qualities for a joint health supplement

1. Effectiveness

Specially-targeted to help pets who are suffering from a prevalent joint condition known as osteoarthritis (OA), Antinol® has assisted many dogs and cats with OA around the world to enhance their mobility and start moving again.

For those who might not be aware of what is OA, this joint condition is the most common cause of debilitating lameness in both dogs and cats. An irreversible, progressive disorder, it can cause even the smallest of movements to be difficult and agonising if not managed properly.

What Should You Look Out For in a Joint Supplement?

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Pets with OA would typically have a thinning of the joint cartilage, changes in the joint capsule, a build-up of fluid in the joint (joint swelling), and bony outgrowths forming around the joints, which results in inflammation, pain, and restricted flexibility of the affected joints.

All these, in turn, lead to less movement and the wasting of the muscles supporting the joint, which causes the afflicted joints to grow even more unstable, and your pet’s movements to be all the more painful. Ultimately, there’s a reduced quality of life overall.

What Should You Look Out For in a Joint Supplement?

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Needless to say, effectiveness is of the utmost importance when combatting a progressive condition such as OA, and thankfully, Antinol® boasts an impressive track record with 90% of dogs and cats showing visible improvement in mobility in about two weeks after starting Antinol®!

This is because its patented active ingredient is PCSO-524®, which is a unique lipid extract from the New Zealand Green-Lipped Mussel. Containing much higher concentrations of the chemicals needed to combat joint mobility issues as compared to powdered green-lipped mussels that some joint supplements are made of, PCSO-524® is also extracted via a patented extraction process that employs no heat or chemicals to keep its effectiveness at its highest level.

In fact, it has even been stated in the published medical journal, Inflammopharmacology, that it’s:

  • 200 times more potent than flaxseed oil
  • 175 times more potent than salmon oil
  • 125 times more potent than green-lipped mussel powder, and
  • 100 times more potent than fish oil.

This is because PCSO-524® is way more complex than just the usual EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) components. Containing over 90 individual fatty acids including rare and novel compounds like OTA (octadecatetraenoic acid) and ETA (eicosatetraenoic acid), these fatty acids work synergistically to create a potent anti-inflammatory response which works quickly to reduce pain in your pet, increase mobility, and ultimately its happiness and quality of life!

Plus, because PCSO-524® is a lipid extract, it doesn’t contain allergy-causing proteins that are present in dried whole green lip mussels, making it safe to administer even to pets who may have skin allergies.

2. Clinically proven credibility

What Should You Look Out For in a Joint Supplement?

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As with any health supplements for humans, the health supplements for our pets should also have reputable sources that guarantee its credibility. This is so that we know that the product is safe to use and genuinely suited and effective for its claimed purposes, and manufactured in compliance with good manufacturing practices.

Besides having its effectiveness published in clinical papers, Antinol® is also only sold in veterinary clinics here in Singapore, which means that it is approved and recommended by veterinarians themselves.

A result of decades of nutrition research, Antinol® is also clinically proven to be effective and is currently the leading joint mobility therapy in Japan. Often used by vets as a first-line choice for patients newly diagnosed with OA or for patients predisposed to developing OA — such as those with conformation issues like hip dysplasia — many pet owners have testified that besides seeing an improvement in mobility, they’ve also noticed that their pet seems markedly more lively, active, and happy after taking Antinol®.

Just take a look at these before-and-after videos!

3. Possible side effects

What Should You Look Out For in a Joint Supplement?

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Pet owners should always consider if a particular supplement can trigger any allergies or discomfort in your pet, or if long-term usage will result in any adverse side effects.

While Antinol® stamps out inflammation with ease, pet owners can rest assured that as mentioned before, it’s allergy-safe even though its active ingredient is derived from mussels — it contains only extracted lipids and none of the allergy-triggering proteins that are found in powdered green-lipped mussels, and most dogs and cats with food allergies are typically allergic to proteins! The non-active ingredients in Antinol® (natural Vitamin E, gelatin, glycerin, and olive oil) are also 100% natural.

Unlike non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), long-term use of Antinol® has also been clinically proven to not affect liver or kidney function, and neither does it adversely affect the gastrointestinal tract. In fact, vets often use it to reduce reliance on long-term use of NSAIDs as well.

4. Delivery convenience

What Should You Look Out For in a Joint Supplement?

Antinol® gel caps

Most of us would know how difficult it can be to feed our pets medicine. To make it more convenient for us and to make the experience more pleasant for our pet, it’s very important that the supplement comes in a form that is palatable for your furry friend.

With this in mind, Antinol® comes packaged in tiny gel caps and can either be swallowed whole or punctured to let out the liquid inside to be mixed with food, so that even the fussiest eater would be able to get their daily dose of Antinol®.

Antinol®, the natural defence against mobility problems

What Should You Look Out For in a Joint Supplement?

Good days start with Antinol®!

Taken daily, Antinol® supports your pet’s joint health and mobility to maintain an active lifestyle and enjoy life to its fullest together with you once more! Combined with other elements of a multimodal intervention such as providing a correct diet, appropriate exercise, environmental support, and more, you’ll be able to ensure that your precious critter’s joints are well taken care of, which can help to slow down the progression of its joint deterioration and OA, or act as prevention against OA, especially for breeds that are known to develop inherited joint disease.

If you’d like to get your pet started on Antinol®, it is currently available over-the-counter at selected veterinary clinics and no prescription is required. Simply direct message @Antinolsg here to find out which clinics carry Antinol®, or if you’d like to know more about how Antinol® can help your pet!

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