What are the Ingredients?
OCD Pellets is made up of a revolutionary water-soluble formulation of Hyaluronic Acid, Silicon Dioxide, Amino Acids, minerals, vitamins and micro-sized isolates; precursors to the active ingredients found in Chondroitin and Glucosamine. Micro-size Isolates participate in the chemical reactions of Chondroitin and Glucosamine for better assimilation and absorption of active ingredients. These small micro-sized isolates penetrate the cellular walls more efficiently than larger ones, providing quicker and more effective nourishment to the joints and bone.
OCD™ Pellets does not rely on the large and difficult molecules for absorption but on the technology of micro-sized molecules (Isolates) for a superior assimilation and utilization of active ingredients necessary for healthy bone and joints for horses. It is a breakthrough formula that protects, maintains and rehabilitates both bone and joints by supplying pharmaceutical quality micro-sized isolates. (Read More)
Active Ingredients per 4 gram measure (scoop)
|Crude Protein (Min)||2% - 600mg||Proline (min)||0.31% - 93mg|
|Glycine (Min)||1% - 300mg||Glutamic Acid (min)||0.30% - 90mg|
|Glutamine (Min)||1% - 300mg||Arginine (min)||0.21% - 63mg|
|Glucuronic Acid (Min)||0.5% - 150mg||Threonine (min)||0.08% - 24mg|
|Aspartic Acid (Min)||0.5% - 150mg||Crude Fat (min)||0.10% - 30mg|
|Lysine (Min)||0.5% - 150mg||Crude Fiber (min)||24% - 7,200mg|
|Hyaluronic Acid (Min)||0.16% - 50mg||Silicon (Si02) (min)||3% - 900mg|
INGREDIENTS: Forage Products, Dextrose, Yeast Culture, Mucopolysaccharides, Sodium Zeolite, Silicon Dioxide, Sodium Aluminosilicate, Calcium Proteinate, Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Citrate, Molasses Products, Hyaluronic Acid, Glycine, L-Glutamine, Aspartic Acid, L-Lysine, L-Proline, Boron Amino Acid Complex, Condensed Extracted Glutamic Acid Fermentation Products, L-Arginine, L-Threonine, L-Tyrosine, Animal Protein Products, Manganese Sulfate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Copper Sulfate, Sulfur, Ascorbic Acid, Bentonite, Sodium Propionate (a preservative), Yucca Schidigera Extract (a natural flavoring agent), Natural and artificial flavors
Amino Acids and Collagen
Amino Acids and Collagen are the chemical units or "building blocks" of the body that make up proteins. Growth, repair and maintenance of all cells are dependent upon the proteins. After the protein is made from a pool of Amino Acids, it can be used to serve a particular purpose. Collagen is the most common protein in the body and comprises approximately 20-30% of all body proteins. Collagen functions are very different compared to other types of proteins. Collagen makes up more than 90% of the bone matrix. Since Amino Acids are so important to make protein and the Collagen protein is so important for the bone development, deficiencies can be problematic for bone development.
Proline Isolates (micro-sized Isolates comparable to the active ingredients of Chondroitin.) An Amino Acid that helps produces heals, strengthen and reduce the loss of collagen with age. Collagen production decreases significantly with age and is the source of a number of serious degenerative bone diseases. Proline’s relationship with Collagen combats harmful enzymes that break down cartilage for that reason it helps prevent bone loss in osteoporosis. Proline Isolates like Chondroitin promote the formation of bone and cartilage, increase flexibility, cushion the joint and prevent cartilage degeneration. Proline is extremely important for the proper functioning of joints and tendons.
Glycine (micro-sized Isolates comparable to the active ingredients of Chondroitin) an Amino Acid that plays an important role in cartilage which turns into bone. Glycine forms almost 1/3 of Collagen. Cellular Metabolism Institute in Tenerife and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the University of Granada, established that Glycine helps prevent Arthrosis (inflammation of the joint), osteoporosis and other degenerative diseases.
Glutamine Isolate (micro-sized Isolates comparable to the active ingredients of Glucosamine) the chemical synthesis of glucose (dextrose) with Glutamine produces Glucosamine. It is a precursor for Glycosaminoglycans, a major component of the joint cartilage and when linked to core proteins, forms Proteoglycans. Proteoglycans play important roles in organizing the bone extracellular matrix, taking part in the structuring of the tissue itself as active regulators of Collagen. Glucosamine nourishes joints because it is involved in the production of cartilage and synovial fluid, and may help replenish depleted or damaged tissues. It has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties and may protect against development of atherosclerosis.
Hyaluronic Acid is a major component of synovial fluid that surrounds joints. It is a naturally occurring compound in your dog’s body. It is a Glycosaminoglycan (large protein molecule) that acts like a sponge to hold water giving connective tissues elasticity and producing cushioning effects. Hyaluronic acid plays an integral role in maintaining and regulating moisture. Hyaluronic Acid assists in the distribution of nutrients to cells that don’t possess a good blood supply, such as cartilage, and plays a role in the removal of metabolic waste. HA helps joints have resiliency, ease of movement, and cushioning like a shock absorber. Without adequate Hyaluronic Acid, cartilage deteriorates. Optimum levels of Hyaluronic Acid are essential for the health of the joints and cartilage.
Silicon Dioxide or Silica
Silicon dioxide or silica is a trace mineral found in bones, formed by the combination of Silicon and oxygen. Silicon helps get the bone growth process started, and continues bone mineralization. Silicon compounds were also shown in vitro to stimulate the DNA synthesis in osteoblast (bone building). Based on current clinical data, Silicon is being considered a critical nutrient to better manage the effects and healing of OCD and DOD and prevent osteoporosis. Silica and Silicon are becoming increasingly popular in the treatment of lameness and bone injuries in horses. They are also used as preventative measures to maintain healthy joints and bones. The introduction of foods high in Silica and Silicon in the correct concentration can increase performance in active horses.
Aspartic Acid is an Amino Acid with Glutamic Acid and is classified as acidic amino acid. Like all the Amino Acids it is a building block for proteins. It is necessary for the synthesized of Arginine, Lysine and Threonine. Aspartic Acid help rejuvenates cellular activities and help the movement across the intestinal lining into the blood stream cell for better assimilation and utilization.
Amino Acids that help maintain proper protein balance. Threonine, like many Amino Acids, is very important for the formation of the Collagen (which is used in bone formation) and assists in metabolism and assimilation. It is the precursor to the Amino Acid Glycine.
Arginine is an Amino Acid important to reduce healing time in bone fracture. Several studies in 1996 in Italy and in 2009 in India showed that Arginine combine with Lysine increases the integrity of cartilage and bone.
Lysine is an essential Amino Acid, which means the body does not manufacture it and, as such, it must be obtained from food sources. Research shows that Lysine combines with Arginine to help prevent bone loss associated with Osteoporosis and increases the activity of the bone-building cells to increase the Collagen fibers of the bone. Research suggests that Lysine hastens the process of fracture healing by improving the local blood supply, supplementing growth factors, and improving Collagen synthesis.