Animal supplements are a booming industry, but the science behind them is very dubious.
There is very little scientific evidence that popular supplements like chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine, lysine, SAM-e, fish oil, milk thistle, Coenzyme Q10, Azodyl, or probiotics have any benefit for pets – and if they do, it is not to the level of the claims you often read on the internet.
While many vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other supplements are marketed to pet owners for health maintenance, “boosting the immune system,” retarding aging, reducing pain or anxiety, improving joint function and mobility, or treating diseases, these claims are routinely unfounded.
“So to answer the original question, do these popular supplements work? Well, glucosamine almost certainly does not, and the case for multivitamins and digestive enzymes are extremely weak. Fish oil likely does have small benefit for allergies, and no definitive conclusion can be made concerning arthritis, though the early veterinary trials haven’t been promising. Probiotics are a promising avenue for research, and there is reasonable evidence for some benefit in acute idiopathic diarrhea, but overall they are really not ready for prime time. Lysine, SAM-e, Milk Thistle, and Coenzyme Q10 all have reasonable theoretical foundations based on preclinical research, and none have adequate clinical evidence to draw any firm conclusions…
Of course, the marketing used to promote these supplements goes well beyond anything justified by real scientific evidence and is almost universally untrustworthy. Likewise, the testimonials and anecdotes about their effects, whether from patients, pet owners, veterinarians, or Nobel Laureates, are all just stories with almost no probative value. And since most good ideas in medicine ultimately fail to become real, effective clinical therapies, it is likely that many even of the more plausible of these products will turn out not to be useful or to have unknown risks. Without adequate supporting evidence and without effective quality control, regulation, and post-market surveillance, we can never be sure we are helping and not harming our patients by using them.“ Science-Based Medicine, May 2011.
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Our customer surveys reveal Canna-Pet® hemp is vastly more effective than traditional supplements, according to over 98% of respondents. Our clinical research and trials confirm these findings.
The existing body of independently documented in vivo research is much more extensive for cannabinoids than for any of the popular pet supplements mentioned above.
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