Knowing which joint supplement is best to recommend for your patients can feel overwhelming. There is so much information on each supplement—and plenty of misinformation to boot.
So how do you choose?
Understanding the pros and cons of each supplement is vital to your decision-making process—as is having access to the studies backing them up.
As a brand, we are taking a stance against misinformation and pseudo-science. We want to educate pet owners, veterinary and animal health professionals to help you make the best decision for your pets and patients.
But what is Antinol®, and how is it different to other joint supplements on the market?
What is Antinol®?
Antinol® is a super potent, natural joint supplement that is transforming the lives of dogs and cats.
Each tiny capsule is made from a proprietary blend of marine lipid oils, containing a unique ingredient, PCSO-524. Fully traceable and sustainably sourced, PCSO-524 is extracted from New Zealand Green-Lipped Mussel (Perna Canaliculus) and contains 91 fatty acids, including EPA, DHA as well as ETA and OTA.
Up to 90% of pet owners saw a difference in their pet’s mobility whilst using Antinol®.
But what makes it different from other pet joint supplements?
Let’s find out!
If there is rigorous, product and species-specific clinical evidence behind a supplement, you should expect the brand to be able to produce it for you to read.
Whilst local regulations may affect how a supplement company can make clinical claims or share information, published and peer-reviewed information is in the public domain. That means the company should be able to supply you with the references supporting their product or at least direct you to a scientific search engine such as Pubmed for you to find yourself.
In the case of many supplements, studies are not easily accessible, often kept as “data on file”, with no peer-reviewed evidence available, nor any species-specific safety studies. Ask your supplier for their reference list - there’s no one stopping them providing their evidence-based research to you.
Antinol® has 15+ peer-reviewed, presented and public studies, over 30 case studies, and species-specific safety studies. All of which are publicly available to read at www.antinolstudies.com.
Clinical evidence supporting many joint supplement ingredients shows mixed results. Glucosamine and chondroitin are popular but there is very little evidence that they are clinically effective. Others have very low bioavailability, rendering them ineffective in the body.
Antinol® contains PCSO-524, a clinically proven, stabilised marine lipid from Green Lipped Mussels. It is a highly bioavailable, potent blend of fatty acids produced in a unique extraction process. Green Lipped Mussel powder is a waste product of this extraction process with a very low lipid content and is sold as a good protein source for various pet food products. It may even be used as the base ingredient for other GLM based supplements.
Most mobility supplements require a doubling of the long term feeding amount for an initial few weeks. This is important for the nutrients in the supplement to build up in the body and to be effective. Persuading your clients (and their pets) to do this can be a challenge, especially if the initial feeding period is for 4-6 weeks. It can be logistically difficult if the patient isn’t keen and potentially very expensive.
The concentrated Antinol® formula only requires your clients to double the feeding amount for the first two weeks. Not only that, but a starter pack will support them to do this. Easy.
Plus, it’s a tiny capsule and tasty too, so their pets will be happy to eat it as a treat or in their food.
Canine Renal Disease
Many supplements are contraindicated in the case of canine renal disease, making supplement choice difficult for your elderly patients. Antinol®, on the other hand, is a safe nutritional supplement for use in dogs with renal disease.
Veterinary clinic support
Recommending a product to your clients is frustrating when you know they will leave the clinic and buy it elsewhere as the brand runs a dual vet clinic and retail strategy. You lose out to the retailers.
Here at VetzPetz, we understand how frustrating that is. Instead, we have a dedicated business model that recognises the expertise and. You are supported with a “Mobility Fund” for every purchase made online at www.Antinol.co.uk, plus we offer exclusive promotions and CPD opportunities to support you as a professional.
Learn more about our Partnership Programme HERE.
See the difference
Up to 90% of pet owners saw a difference in their pet’s mobility whilst using Antinol®. We are confident Antinol® will help your patients too, and we hope these comparisons will make it easier to decide when faced with a dispensary full of joint supplements.
Learn how Dr Leilani Alvarez, Director of Integrative and Rehabilitative Medicine Department at The Animal Medical Centre in NYC, chooses a supplement for her patients HERE.