Joint Care blog - August 2020


Focus on Joint Care

Whether your pony or horse is a performance or leisure horse, their joints are subject to general wear and tear. Preventing joint deterioration and protecting for future longevity will also have positive overall health benefits.

The options in the market are endless, mainly through supplementation of the existing diet.  Blue Chip have formulated both a liquid (Joint RLF) and pelleted (Dynamic) joint supplement, and also offer a complete balancer (Joint Care) containing functional ingredients if you are searching for an all-in-one solution.


What can cause joint pain?

Injury/Trauma – Damage to soft tissue, bone, cartilage, joint membranes, or joint fluid.

Inflammation – Causing lameness, swelling, pain and reduced mobility, such as Bursitis or Tendonitis, including capped hocks, capped elbows and other conditions.

Disease – Such as Arthritis, caused by wear and tear of the cartilage, most commonly found in the legs.


Functional Blue Chip ingredients used across the range of Joint products:

  • Nucleotides: essential building blocks of DNA and RNA and are therefore essential to every cell in the body. Nucleotides help support immunity, stamina, cell replication and repair of cell damage.
  • Glucosamine HCL: Promotes cartilage metabolism, renewal of connective tissue & assists in the formation of synovial fluid. Can offer pain relief & encourage healing.
  • Organic MSM: Aids muscle recovery, promotes circulation, provides building blocks for protein, tendon & ligament repair. Works with glucosamine, for stiffness & discomfort.
  • Hyaluronic acid: Major component of synovial fluid, to maintain viscosity. Should be fed with glucosamine to help absorption.
  • Yucca: To nourish joints SUSTAINABLE. For stiffness & discomfort. Supports inflammatory response.
  • Organic Manganese, calcium, and phosphorus: For cartilage formation and to ensure the provision of strong, dense bone.
  • Calcium: A macro-mineral which must be obtained by diet. For strong bones, teeth, muscle contraction, enzyme regulation & blood clotting.
  • Silicon: A vital mineral for the efficient utilisation of calcium. Supports bone building & decreases bone demineralisation.
  • Rosehip extract: A glycoside that helps maintain joint comfort by limiting the number of white blood cells allowed into the joint. Especially good for those with arthritic changes.
  • Vitamin C: An antioxidant which neutralises free radicals. For joint health & flexibility. Helps horses fight infection.
  • Vitamin E: An antioxidant which cannot be produced by the horse, must be obtained by diet. For healthy muscle function, supporting the nervous system, reproduction & immunity.

Preventative feeding is highly beneficial for the joints and long-term wellbeing.

Super Concentrated Joint Care Balancer:

  • Turmeric
  • Black Pepper
  • Oils
  • Glucosamine
  • Nucleotides
  • Working together to promote healthy joint function and movement

Combining carefully formulated levels of essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients, along with a complete hoof and respiratory formula, it also provides a digestive supplement that includes both a probiotic and nucleotides which aid nutrient absorption, recovery rates and immune response, ensuring your horse or pony has everything they require on a daily basis.

Joint RLF – Liquid Joint Supplement:

  • Glucosamine HCL
  • Organic MSM
  • Hyaluronic Acid
  • Yucca
  • Organic Manganese
  • Rosehip extract
  • Vitamin C

Contains all the above, which help to nourish the joints. All the ingredients in Joint RLF are 100% natural and contain no banned substances.

Dynamic – Pelleted Joint Supplement:

  • Glucosamine HCL
  • Organic MSM
  • Yucca
  • Organic Manganese
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Calcium
  • Phosphorus
  • Silicon
  • Protein
  • Oils and fats – Omega 3 and 6

Our Super Concentrated Senior Balancer also contains joint care ingredients. Formulated with glucosamine HCL and rosehip extract keeping the older horse in mind.


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