Do you keep hearing about Hyaluronic Acid? But what is it? Is it good for dogs? And if so, why? Here we delve deep into the world of Hyaluronic Acid to discover more.
A guide for people allergic to chemistry
Hands up if you weren’t very good at chemistry at school. If the nearest you got to having fun in the lab was tying your friend’s shoelaces together or ‘accidentally’ holding your notes too close to a Bunsen burner.
If that was your experience, we sympathise. That’s why we’ve written this straightforward guide to Hyaluronic Acid and why it’s being described as a miracle ingredient for supporting dogs with stiff joints.
Just what is Hyaluronic Acid?
First of all, it’s nowhere near as scary as it sounds. Unlike, for example, sulphuric acid.
In contrast, Hyaluronic Acid is a gel-like molecule that occurs naturally in the body and plays an important role in lubricating joints, where it acts as a kind of shock absorber.
You may also have noticed it as an ingredient in a growing range of skincare products, where it’s hailed as a hydration hero.
Just one gram of Hyaluronic Acid can hold up to six litres of water
The reason why Hyaluronic Acid is described as extraordinary is because just one gram can hold up to six litres of water. (Just imagine what that experiment must have looked like. We are picturing a drop of Hyaluronic Acid and a huge bucket.)
Hyaluronic Acid for dogs’ joints
Scientists at Columbia University in New York discovered Hyaluronic Acid in 1934 and it was originally used as a natural lubricant for the soft tissues that support people’s hips and knee joints.
But more recently, dogs have been getting in on the act too with their own supplements that contain Hyaluronic Acid.
YuMOVE: a unique joint supplement for dogs
At Lintbells, we created YuMOVE especially to help Charlie, the chocolate Labrador belonging to one of our founders, when he was suffering from stiff joints.
“YuMOVE is the only joint supplement with Hyaluronic Acid proven to reach the joint within just two”
YuMOVE Dog contains a unique form of Hyaluronic Acid. It is the only joint supplement range with Hyaluronic Acid proven to reach the joint within just two hours, helping to lubricate, cushion and make your dog feel more comfortable.
An aid for mobility
When your pooch is just a pup, they’ll have plenty of joint fluid to cushion the bones where they meet in the legs and hips. However, as they get older, dogs have less of this fluid available and this can lead to them experiencing stiff joints.
This is when you’re likely to notice they’re less inclined to leap up to catch a ball or jump on to a sofa.
Supporting dogs of all ages
In the YuMOVE range, you’ll find something for dogs of all ages and all types. Here’s a quick overview.
YuMOVE Dog – the UK’s number 1 veterinary joint supplement* for dogs who are stiff or getting older. Contains Hyaluronic Acid to promote joint mobility.
As Hyaluronic Acid occurs naturally in your dog’s body, it’s safe to give it as part of a carefully formulated supplement such as YuMOVE.
Help your best friend stay active
If you’d like to know more about how YuMOVE and Hyaluronic Acid can help your four-legged pal stay on top form, do give our friendly customer service department a call on 01462 416866. We love dogs, we’re passionate about helping them stay active as long as possible, and we promise not to bamboozle you with science!
* Kynetec VetTrak Sales Data, MAT values (March 2019)