The ingredient that 'down-regulates' damaging enzymes
Nutrigenomics explores the link between diet, genes and disease and how the nutrients found in foods can assist in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases.
Hill’s Pet Nutrition has applied nutrigenomics to help manage arthritis in pets. Our scientists have discovered that in dogs, EPA (an Omega-3 fatty acid found in oily fish) down-regulates the cartilage-damaging enzymes. This helps preserve healthy joints and slow the progression of arthritis. In cats, DHA has the same effect.
For centuries it was believed that fish oil is important for good health but it is only now that veterinary scientists have the genomics tools that can help them better understand how nutrients like this can work at a metabolic level in pets.
Unlike many supplements and nutritional products available for joints, there is substantial clinical evidence testifying to the success of Hill’s Prescription Diet j/d in helping manage stiff joints.
Peer-reviewed clinical studies support the efficacy of Hill’s Prescription Diet j/d
The efficacy of Hill’s Prescription Diet j/d has been clinically proven in multiple studies conducted by independent experts and universities. Not only does that mean we are able to use the term “clinically proven” with conviction, but it also means that you can be reassured that Hill’s Prescription Diet j/d will actually deliver all its promised health benefits to your pet.
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