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    Re: [RC] [RC] MAGNESIUM, Joint Supplement - Truman Prevatt

    MSM is one of those "nutrients" we have been talking about. There are claims of anti-inflammatory properties but as far as I know there has not been clinical proof of this. Many oral joint supplements contain this compound at some level as a source of sulfur.  From what I understand, even if MSM does have anti-inflammatory properties, the concentrations specified below fell well below what is thought to be therapeutic levels of MSM.

    As far testing, I use a joint product that contains MSM ( about 4 grams instead of 10 grams per dose). I asked the person who developed it - who was a DVM and a board certified and equine nutritionist. ) if it would test.  He said he did not know and had asked the FDA and several labs that question in the past since he had been asked it in the past. They could not tell him if it would test or not (other than as sulfur which is already present in the body at levels much higher than this).

    I would suggest to be in compliance with rule 13,  if you use this product or any daily joint product, you'd be wise to pull it a couple days prior to the ride.

    Magnumsmom@xxxxxxx wrote:
    Tom Dean wrote:
    [...] I am concerned about the high magnesium in this 
    product. After reading some of the posts on e'lytes and
    B.C.C.A., I was wondering if anybody had an opinion on
    this product?

    Contains (per 27 gram serving = 1 oz)
    Glucosamine Hydrochloride. . . . . . . . . 10,000 mg
    Methyl Sulfonyl Methane (MSM) . . . . . . .10,000 mg
    VITAMIN E (dl-alpha tocopheryl acetate) 1,000 IU
    VITAMINE C (ascorbic acid) . . . . . . . . .3,000 mg
    MAGNESIUM (magnesium carbonate) . . . . 750 mg
    Molasses flavoured, top dressed powder

    Tom, you don't need to be worried so much about the
    Magnesium, as you need to be worried about the MSM.
    MSM *is* an anti-inflamitory and as such is definately
    not allowed in the AERC Rule 13.

    Some say to just take the horse off the joint supp a few
    days to a week before competition to allow the MSM to
    clear the system. (my understanding is it *will* test)

    My feeling is I don't want to have my competition horse
    on any daily anti-inflamitory period. I want to know if
    he needs it first. I also don't want him anything that
    has yucca in it either, as yucca has pain reducing

    Granted, the "retired" (from endurance) TB ex-race horse
    is another story. I know he has issues and I want to see
    him on a supplement with MSM (which has synergistic
    properties to GAGS and CS), and yucca is fine for him too.

    Pick another joint supplement. Pick on with both GAGS and
    CS, and some supportive minerals and such. There are a few
    out there that have both without MSM, yucca, or one of the
    other anti-inflamitory / pain reducing ingredients. Or you
    can combine a couple of the more "pure" varieties.

    Hope this helps,

    Kathy Myers
    Santa Fe, NM

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