Many pharmaceutical medications for relieving pain and inflammation can be tough on your horse’s system. Natural alternatives, including the following herbs in an herbal blend, can also target his pain and inflammation without the side effects.
• Boswellia: Years of studies have shown that boswellic acids have an anti-inflammatory action that inhibits proinflammatory mediators such as leukotrienes. Safe for longterm use, boswellia does not lead to irritation or ulceration of the stomach.
• Curcumin: The buzz and excitement surrounding curcumin is warranted. It has been shown to have an astounding number of benefits; studies have evaluated its role as an anti-inflammatory, an anti-carcinogenic, an antioxidant, a hepatoprotective (liver protective), an antidepressant, and more. In fact, curcumin has been shown to have over 600 specific health-related functions.
• Glucosamine HCl and MSM: These offer enormous benefits with pain relief and the rehabilitation of joint cartilage and synovial fluid.
• Antioxidants (vitamins C and E): Not only do they boost the immune system, but they also enhance the bioavailability and absorption of other ingredients.
These and other beneficial herbs are included in PUREFORM’s First Response. This herbal blend offers fast-acting extra strength relief from the pain and inflammation of soft tissue or ligament trauma, navicular, founder, laminitis, and even advanced arthritis, when bute or other pharmaceutical NSAIDs are not available or recommended.
Keep First Response in mind next time your horse is affected by pain or inflammation. It will help prevent you from having to reach for traditional pharmaceutical products that could potentially have negative side effects.
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