Can H.A. Be Safely Absorbed Orally in Horses?
Independent, clinical research strongly suggests that oral H.A., like oral chondroitin sulfate, is safely absorbed in horses and is effective in reducing inflammation, swelling and lameness.
"Oral Hyaluronan Gel Reduces Post Operative Tarsocrural Effusion in the Yearling Thoroughbred." B.J. Bergin, DVM: S.W. Pierce, DVM; L.R. Bramlage, DVM; A. Stromberg, Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, PO Box 12070, Lexington KY 40580-2070, Department of Statistics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 40506-0027, USA, Equine Veterinary Journal (2006) 38 (4) pg. 375-378.
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"Orally administered Sodium Hyaluronate in a gel preparation was found to prevent lameness in the racing Thoroughbred. There was statistical significance in Hyaluronic Acid’s ability to prevent lameness..."
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"In this double blind placebo controlled study, the yearlings given an orally administered combination of Hyaluronic Acid, Glucosamine Sulfate and Chondroitin Sulfate has improved effusion scores following arthroscopic surgery." Read study [PDF]
• Comparative Absorption Study
"Evidence of the Oral Absorption of Chondroitin Sulfate as Determined by Total Disaccharide Content After Oral and Intravenous Administration to Horses,” Eddington, ND, AAEP Proceedings 2001.
"Oral absorption of Hyaluronic Acid and phospholipids complexes in rats.” Huang SL, World Journal of Gastroenterology, 2007 Feb 14; (6):945-9. Read study [PDF]
• Influence of HA on Osteoporosis
"Influence of Hyaluronan on Experimental Osteoporosis.” Stancikova,M., et al., Hyluronan: Structure, Metabolism, Biological Activities, Therapeutic Applications, Vol. 2, 2003.
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