Developed from a cutting-edge combination of ingredients, including curcumin, egg membrane, colostrum and MSM. ForeJoint™ is one of the most comprehensive equine joint products available. ForeJoint™ includes BeneCell™, a proprietary ingredient which helps a body produce new cells at a more rapid rate. New cell production is critical during times of stress, training and performance. ForeJoint™ provides your equine athletes the nutrients they need for healthy joints, tendons, and ligaments.
With every step a horse takes, whether during training or competition, it is their joints that shoulder much of the load. Combine this load with long hours of stall or travel confinement, and such activity cycles can lead to joint inflammation, then eventually, osteoarthritis (OA). For this reason, many pro-active horse owners are now choosing to include a regimen which includes a joint support supplement in their horse’s diet, well before a problem exists.
Joint health represents the number one condition-specific supplement category in equine supplementation, but much of that is focused on two ingredients; glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate. In recent years these two popular ingredients have come under scrutiny due to their lack of proven efficacy. For this reason, ForeFront Equine™ developed a cutting edge joint support product using ingredients with proven effectiveness.
ForeJoint™ offers one of the most comprehensive equine joint supplements on the market. ForeJoint™ combines several cutting edge ingredients focused on providing the best in joint support. ForeJoint™ offers only ingredients with scientifically proven efficacy including:
Curcumin: Daily wear and tear of the joints often leads to the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines, which leads to the breakdown of joint cartilage. Pain and stiffness soon follow. Curcumin has a long, and documented, history of medicinal use due to its anti-inflammatory properties. The science around curcumin has increased dramatically, it is believed that the benefits of curcumin in OA arise from the reduction of inflammation in the osteo-carilagenous tissue. Studies repeatedly show that curcumin’s anti-inflammatory abilities work as well as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Not only is curcumin effective, but it also comes without the worrisome side effects experienced by more than half of those who take pharmaceutical painkillers. ForeFront Equine™ is one of the first equine companies to incorporate curcumin into their product line.
Egg Membrane: Comprised of collagen, elastin, chondroitin sulfate and hyaluronic acid, all building blocks of connective tissue, natural egg membrane is an ideal ingredient to promote joint health. Collagen is a fibrous protein critical for cartilage strength and elasticity. Elastin is a protein critical to skin, cardiovascular, cartilage, and spinal column health. Elastin gives tissue the elastic tension and ability to resume its shape after stretching. Numerous studies support the use of NSM for joint support with studies documenting improved mobility within 7 to 28 days. ForeFront Equine™ is the first equine company to combine curcumin with egg shell membrane.
MSM: MSM is a naturally occurring nutrient found in numerous foods in minute quantities. Research has proven MSM as both safe and effective in promoting joint comfort while supporting a normal range of motion in animals. The sulfur in MSM promotes flexibility and elasticity in body tissue and helps maintain cell membrane permeability. MSM also acts as a powerful antioxidant, scavenging free radicals and aiding in muscle function and joint fluid production. MSM (known as methylsulfonylmethane) is directly involved in the production of collagen, which affects elasticity in skin, joint and muscle tissue. Additionally,MSM does seem to provide a significant degree of pain relief and improvement in joint conditions, including; arthritis and general inflammatory pain. Recent studies have proven that arthritic knee pain could be dramatically improved after 12 weeks of MSM treatment, which translates to more flexible joints and muscles that can withstand exertion and keep equines on course.
BeneCell® – With over 200 clinical and field studies, BeneCell® is well-documented for its efficacy in animal diets. BeneCell® is a proprietary blend of purified nucleotides, along with other essential nutrients. Nucleotides play a critical role by accelerating the new cell production process. New cell production allows an animal to recover more quickly and effectively from stress associated with performance, illness, disease, injury, travel and more. Nucleotides accelerate cellular action with joints and joint damage.
BeneCell’s® underlying success lies in the fact that added nucleotides assist a body when and where they are needed most. During times of injury, illness or stress, the body’s requirement for nucleotides from dietary sources is much greater and, unfortunately, most diets are deficient in nucleotides. BeneCell® offers a natural approach to boosting the body’s own biological processes, encouraging them to function as evolution has designed them. Due to its efficacy, BeneCell® has found worldwide use in both human and animal products.
Colostrum: As nature’s first food, colostrum supplies immune and growth factors along with a perfect combination of vitamins and minerals to support overall health. Colostrum has applications for every life stage and activity level. Though, Colostrum is best known for its digestive properties, it also has tremendous value for joint support.
Studies have found that colostrum contains a joint pain relieving peptide, called LMW.
Studies show the LMW peptide prevents and reduces painful joint inflammation. Also, Colostrum is the only natural source of insulin-like growth factor which increases cartilage and collagen production to cushion joints. The ForeFront Equine’s™ Colostrum is not only ethically sourced, but is also formulated via a proprietary treatment process approved by federal authorities and international product safety organizations. Gentle thermal processing techniques provide assurance against microbial contamination, while protecting superior immunoglobulin content, specific antibodies, growth factors, along with other valuable components found within colostrum.
Probiotic/Prebiotic Equine Blend: Your horse’s performance and health are largely dependent upon a proper balance of bacteria within the digestive tract, and probiotics play a critical role in your horse’s diet. Not only do probiotics ensure a healthy digestive tract; they also enhance the immune system and defend against pathogenic agents. ForeFront Equine™ is the first equine company to an unique equine specific probiotic blend. Why are probiotics essential and, more importantly, why equine specific probiotics? Each digestive tract (human or animal) has a different pH, temperature and ecosystem. For this reason having a host specific strain greatly increases the likelihood of those strains surviving the complex digestive ecosystem.