Joint Health - A Nutritional Perspective
Joints, like all tissues in the body, rely on nutrients for maintenance and repair. The horse's body prioritizes its use of nutrients, first supporting vital organs - heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, and brain - then giving what nutrients are left over to the rest of the anatomy. It is vitally important that the horse's diet includes sufficient nutrients to make it all the way to the organs at the end of the body's hierarchy, the joints. Supplementing for joint health without first establishing a nutritional foundation is a waste of effort and money.
- Differentiating between joint supplements
- Role of vitamin C, omega 3s and quality protein
- Whole foods and herbal treatments
- Curcumin and its benefits
- Anatomy of joint and joint injections