Linda Arndt ~ Canine Nutritional Consultant

Glusosamine, Chondroitin Sulfate & MSM - Do They Really Work?


I have fed several different glucosamine products over the years on my elderly dogs. The Liquid Health Level 5000 liquid glucosamine product I have found the most effective. It is not cost prohibitive on these large dogs so it is manageable on the small and medium breeds. You can order Liquid Health Level 5000 by going to their website by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page.

Liquid Health Level 5000 - The Supplement That Works

A great many family pets suffer from some form of arthritis. Arthritis in pets is generally exactly the same in humans as in pets, only pets lack the ability to communicate their pain. So pet's do what they can by being less playful, hiding away, becoming more aggressive or simply refusing to be as active as before. This is not your pet's fault. Many times, older pets that have slowed down have arthritic conditions that can be eased with Liquid Health Level 5000 .

If you or somebody you know and love personally has arthritis, Liquid Health Level 5000 's high quality liquid glucosamine formula works equally well in humans. For more information on Liquid Health Level 5000 for humans, please continue on to the Liquid Health Level 5000 for humans section.

Signs of Arthritis and Related Conditions in Cats and Dogs:

> For smaller dogs, yowling or grumbling when lifted or handled
> Lameness
> Stiffness
> Increased sensitivity to touch or handling
> Difficulty climbing stairs
> Hiding or disappearing from sight
> Whining or making noises for no other reason
> Reluctance or slowness in getting up from a lying or sitting position
> Marked decline in energy during walks, play or runs.

Effectively control your pet's arthritis pain, joint stiffness, osteoarthritis and hip dysplasia with the latest breakthrough pharmaceutical quality liquid glucosamine complex, Liquid Health Level 5000 .

Why is Liquid Health Level 5000 Different?

While many joint formulas are out there, many are in pill form, or contain the lower "active" dosages such as the glucosamine KCl or NaCl. Many only contain glucosamine, which is certainly very helpful but those formulas lack the added ingredients that in combination are very beneficial for your pets. Also, it is usually extremely difficult to give your pet any kind of pills - but simply pour a little Liquid Health Level 5000 over your pets food and you are done!. Not only is Liquid Health Level 5000 easy to administer but Liquid Health Level 5000 is affordable. Considering that one 8 fl oz bottle can last up to 256 days (8 months) in small pets, it can cost as little as 12 cents a day. Lastly, Liquid Health Level 5000 is safe. Prescription drugs such as Rimadyl® have been linked with scores of deaths. Like the COX-2 drugs, they are certainly effective for covering up joint pain but they have the unfortunate side effects of being fatal in some dogs. Hardly a price I would want my pet to pay. Fortunately you have a choice.

Liquid Health Level 5000 has been formulated specifically as a liquid. Liquids allow maximum absorption - up to 98% versus only 10 - 20% for pills and tablets. Not only does this mean that pills can take longer for your pet to feel relief, but it also means that you are paying for less actual "active" glucosamine because of the cheap and inert binders and fillers. The quality glucosamine in Liquid Health Level 5000 not only treats your pet's underlying arthritis pain but it goes to work slowing the progression of the disease. Instead of simply masking pain, like NSAIDS, Rimadyl® or other drugs, Liquid Health Level 5000 goes to the heart of the problem and targets your pet's arthritis from within. The ingredients in Liquid Health Level 5000 get to work supplying vast quantities of proteoglycans, the building blocks of cartilage - the "cushions" between the joints. Liquid Health Level 5000 also inhibits the production of chondrocytes, enzymes that break down cartilage. The result of all of this is decreased inflammation and improved flexibility for your pet. Some pet owners say that its almost like they changed their pet's "battery" and completely reenergized them. Liquid Health Level 5000 does take a little bit of time to work but after a week or two, they have never seen their pet anywhere near as active as they are now that they are on Liquid Health Level 5000 . Give Liquid Health Level 5000 a try today - with the money back guarantee, you have nothing to lose.

Why Use High Quality Ingredients For Pets?

Because we believe that pets are family, Liquid Health Level 5000 contains pharmaceutical quality glucosamine HCL and sulfate. Not just that, but Liquid Health Level 5000 contains 12 additional synergistic ingredients designed for decreased pain, improved flexibility and cartilage protection. Plus, because Liquid Health Level 5000 is a liquid administration is effortless. Try getting that from any other pet joint formula out there!

Each dose of Liquid Health Level 5000 contains the following synergistic ingredients:


Glucosamine is technically a form of an amino sugar that plays a major role in cartilage formation and repair. Glucosamine stimulates the production of water-binding glycosaminoglycans and proteoglycans, two essential building blocks of cartilage and also inhibits the production of chondrocytes, enzymes that break down cartilage. Glucosamine also appears to suppress the destructive enzymes collagenase and phospholipase. In effect, supplementing with glucosamine is akin to giving your body the raw materials it needs to rebuild cartilage - but naturally. Glucosamine helps to form tendons, ligaments, cartilage and nails. Glucosamine has so few side effects primarily because it is already a natural component of the body. The only problem with glucosamine is that its natural production in the body seems to fade with time, injury and aging. Supplementing with glucosamine can help replace the deficit and restore the proper glucosamine balance. Liquid Health Level 5000 contains pharmaceutical quality liquid glucosamine sulfate and HCL as well as 12 other synergistic ingredients and it is backed by a full 30 day money back guarantee.


Chondroitin Sulfate is a component of cartilage. Compared to glucosamine, it is a gigantic molecule, mainly composed of repeated chains of glucosamine sulfate. Because of this, it functions in a way that is similar to glucosamine. Many of the clinical studies with chondroitin utilized injected forms of chondroitin, something we imagine you would prefer to avoid giving to your pet on a daily basis. Fortunately, because Liquid Health Level 5000 is a liquid, our chondroitin sulfate boasts a higher bioavailability than mere solid tablets or capsules, so you do not need as much on a daily basis. Remember that 10 – 20% absorption with pills? The chondroitin, just like the 13 other specially formulated ingredients in every dose of Liquid Health Level 5000 helps the Glucosamine do its job better.


MSM, also known as methylsulfonylmethane, is a major supplier of sulfur, the fourth most abundant mineral in the body. It is related to another sulfur compound, DMSO. In animal studies, joints affected by osteoarthritis have lower sulfur content. Mice with arthritis, when given MSM, experience less joint deterioration. The results of a preliminary double-blind trial stated that patients with osteoarthritis found that MSM reduced pain after six weeks.

Manganese Ascorbate

Manganese is a mineral essential to the formation of connective tissue (such as cartilage). Therefore manganese is extremely helpful in combating Arthritis but there is also evidence that it promotes keeping bones strong and contributing towards the prevention of Osteoporosis.

Aloe Vera
Animal studies show that drinking soothing aloe vera can reduce swelling and inflammation in arthritic joints. It has been used since early recorded history for its first-aid like properties. Aloe Vera is one of the only known natural vegetarian sources of Vitamin B12, and it contains many minerals vital to the healthy function and growth process of all the body's systems.

Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Omega 3 Fatty Acids can not be talked about enough when it comes to helping out your entire body as well as dealing with arthritis pain. They reduce inflammation, increase blood flow as well as promote the reduction of Coronary Heart Disease. Omega 3 (EPA and DHA) should be taken everyday even if one does not have arthritis. One should take special note to avoid Omega 6, as there is anecdotal evidence that extra amounts can aggravate arthritis and it is well known that the average diet is saturated with Omega 6 already. Omega 3 however is generally in short supply.

Boswellia Serrata (Boswellin)

Boswellia is probably best for Rheumatoid Arthritis, but due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it is also effective for Osteoarthritis. Boswellia inhibits pro-inflammatory mediators in the body, such as leukotrienes. Research indicates that long-term use of Boswellia, as opposed to NSAIDs, does not appear to cause irritation or ulceration of the stomach.


This particular form of vitamin B3 may enhance glucocorticoid secretion, a naturally produced anti-inflammatory adrenal hormone. In clinical trials, it has clearly been more effective than placebo and it has very promising effects for arthritis. William Kaufman, M.D. published detailed observations on many of his patients with osteoarthritis who took niacinamide. He documented improvements in joint function, range of motion, increased muscle strength and endurance.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin needed for the repair and growth of tissues in all parts of the body. Vitamin C is essential for the repair and maintenance of cartilage and bones as well as healing of wounds. It is essential to form collagen, an important protein used to make tendons, cartilage, ligaments, skin, blood vessels, and scar tissue. It also acts as an antioxidant to offset the damage of free radicals.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A plays an important role in bone formation and may also help to reduce the symptoms of Osteoarthritis. It is also a potent antioxidant and is needed to promote healthy bone development. Low Vitamin A may lead to reduced bone mass and consequently osteoporosis.

Vitamin E

Another antioxidant, Vitamin E may be helpful in both the prevention of and the treatment of Osteoarthritis (pain relief and increased joint mobility). Vitamin E was tested against a NSAID (diclofenac) and was found to be equally as effective. Vitamin E also has many antioxidant properties.


Bromelaine may be as effective as the NSAIDS, for pain reduction. It may also help with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Use over time may also help with connective tissue disorders. It also appears to have anti-inflammatory properties.


According to the study “Yucca plant saponin in the management of arthritis” (J Appl Nutr 1975;27:45–50) there is evidence that Yucca can aid in Osteo and Rheumatoid arthritis. Yucca may work by blocking the release of intestinal toxins that inhibit normal formation of cartilage.

Common Types of Arthritis in Pets:

> Acute Traumatic Arthritis
> Auto Immune Arthritis
> Degenerative Joint Disease
> Hip Dysplasia
> Hypertrophic Arthritis
> Infectious Arthritis
> Inflammatory Joint Disease
> Knee Stifle
> Kneecap Dislocation
> Osteoarthritis
> Osteochondrosis
> Shoulder Degeneration
> Rheumatoid Arthritis
> Traumatic Arthritis

For more information and descriptions of the types of arthritis in pets, click here. Liquid Health Level 5000 works well for many of the degenerative forms of arthritis in pets. These types include osteoarthritis, hip dysplasia, and joint degenerations to name a few.

How much should I give my pet?

When Liquid Health Level 5000 is used for humans, the dose is 1/4 oz daily. In pets, the dosage depends on the weight of the animal. Reference the below chart for recommended dosages. Give 1 serving per day to the animal. Serving size will vary as the weight of the animal increases.

Pet Dosage Chart

Pet's Weight Total Doses Suggested Daily Dose

0 - 10 lbs 256 Doses
1/32 oz (.2 tsp)
10 - 40 lbs 128 Doses 1/16 oz (.4 tsp)
40 - 100 lbs 64 Doses 1/8 oz (.75 tsp)
100+ lbs 32 Doses 1/4 oz (1.5 tsp)

To Order: Liquid Health Level 5000 click here.

NOTE: The company offers a complete 30 day money back guarantee on every order. If you do not see any improvement in your pet, simply send it back for a complete and prompt refund.

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