LubriSyn is a liquid, daily oral joint supplement. Its active ingredient is hyaluronan. Hyaluronan (HA) is liquid in its natural state, naturally occurring in the synovial fluid that cushions the joints and other tissues of all mammals. LubriSyn contains a liquid, high-molecular weight HA, derived from microbial fermentation, rather than from protein sources, such as rooster combs or chicken cartilage. Protein-based HA breaks down far more readily and is subject to contamination.+ READ MORE
What is LubriSyn made of-and why is that important?
LubriSyn is a liquid, daily oral joint supplement. Its active ingredient is hyaluronan. Hyaluronan (HA) is liquid in its natural state, naturally occurring in the synovial fluid that cushions the joints and other tissues of all mammals. LubriSyn contains a liquid, high-molecular weight HA, derived from microbial fermentation, rather than from protein sources, such as rooster combs or chicken cartilage. Protein-based HA breaks down far more readily and is subject to contamination.
This high-molecular weight solution derived from microbial fermentation has been evaluated and confirmed as most effective in the 2004 Journal of Applied Nutrition, in an article entitled Will the Real HA Please Stand Up?” This article contains over 160 citations from scientists who have studied the effects of oral HA and validated the formulation used by LubriSyn. In fact. LubriSyn’s formulation provides optimum joint lubrication because it matches the joint’s natural HA, providing a molecular weight of at least 2.4 million Daltons. In this unique liquid solution, the HA in LubriSyn is actually absorbed in the mucosal membranes of the mouth and throat, well before reaching the stomach and the digestive tract HA in its powdered form-the formulation used in most other HA supplements-is not absorbed at all before it reaches the stomach. Powdered HA reaches the digestive tract, where its molecular weight is broken down and rendered ineffective. In effect, powdered forms of HA are completely ineffective-digestion destroys the HA long-chain molecule. LubriSyn finds its way to the joints long before it enters the digestive tract, as proven by radioactive-tagging in Will The Real HA Please Stand Up? referenced above.
Is LubriSyn safe and effective in comparison with other joint supplements?
Hyaluronan has been certified generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the FDA and is supported by independent safety studies in dogs and horses.
Daily oral HA supplementation using LubriSyn can sustain the integrity of joint fluid, reducing the need for costly and painful HA injections (also known as viscosupplementation). Unlike, over-the-counter joint pain remedies (also known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs). LubriSyn does not have potentially dangerous side effects in mammals — the HA in LubriSyn is a naturally-occurring constituent of joint fluid.
LubriSyn’s highest-profile competitors, supplements containing glucosamine and chondroitin, have recently come under scrutiny by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). At the conclusion of the GAIT trial in September, 2010—a large clinical trial studying the effects of glucosamine and chondroitin over a two-year period—the researchers “found that overall the combination of glucosamine plus chondroitin sulfate did not provide significant relief from osteoarthritis pain among all participants.” (Sawitzke AD, Shi H, Finco MF, et al. The Effect of Glucosamine and/or Chondroitin Sulfate on the Progression of Knee Osteoarthritis: A Report from the Glucosamine/Chondroitin Arthritis Intervention Trial. Arthritis & Rheumatism,2008;58(10):3183-3191)
As mentioned above, daily HA oral supplementation with powdered or pill forms of HA does not boast the same effectiveness as liquid supplementation, as shown in the 2004 Journal of Applied Nutrition article, “Will the Real HA Please Stand Up?”
LubriSyn can be most effective when used on a daily basis before joint discomfort occurs. Because joint discomfort arises from the degradation of joint fluid associated with the loss of naturally-occurring HA through aging or exercise, LubriSyn provides a steady supply of bio-available HA that naturally replenishes the joint fluid on a daily basis. Using LubriSyn translates into improved joint performance and quality of life. In summary. the high-molecular weight formula of LubriSyn, extracted from a microbial source, is the most effective form of HA available on the market today.
I see great results. All of my animals will remain on LubriSynHA forever! It’s simply the best joint supplement out there and makes such a difference. I have seen great results in my horses, dogs and myself!
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