Riaflex is our preferred joint supplement, due to its high, cost-effective concentrations of all the vital ingredients - very hard to find in any other joint supplement.
Riaflex Canine Joint Plus contains glucosamine, chrondroitin AND MSM (methylsulphonylmethane).
This is an essential building block of joint and surrounding tissue, such as cartilage, tendons, etc. Although glucosamine occurs naturally in the body, supplementing it can help delay the breakdown of cartilage as well as rebuild it.
Chrondroitin also helps delay the breakdown of joint tissue by reducing the activity of certain enzymes which damage collagen in joints. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, which helps alleviate joint pain.
MSM - METHYLSULFONYMETHANE
MSM is useful as a joint supplement thanks to its anti-inflammatory effects. It can greatly help to alleviate the pain caused by joint problems, and can also be beneficial for other issues such as skin conditions.
Check this comparison table to see how well Riaflex CJP sizes up against other supplements:
Scientific study still regards the benefit of joint supplements as a questionable area; however, there are a multitude of dog owners reporting how the effects of glucosamine, chrodroitin and MSM give great benefit to their dogs. Quite simply, Riaflex offers the best concentrations of these powerful additives and that is why we both use and recommend it above other supplements.
Riaflex is of course useful for any dog with hip dysplasia or other joint problems, but it can also be given to dogs without any impairment to support and maintain healthy joints. This is how Frank uses it, and his athleticism, energy and unstoppable mobility is a great testimony to Riaflex's efficacy.