Longvida Optimized Curcumin may support joint health in horses with osteoarthritis, says recent study

August 15, 2019

A study recently presented at the American Association of Equine Practitioners and conducted at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, found that Longvida Optimized Curcumin supports joint health in horses with equine osteoarthritis. 

A study recently presented at the American Association of Equine Practitioners and conducted at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, found that Longvida Optimized Curcumin supports joint health in horses with equine osteoarthritis (OA). Six thoroughbred horses with naturally-occuring OA were given either grain (control) or the branded curcumin top-dressed on feed once per day for thirty days. Lameness data was collected at baseline, day 15, and day 30, blood samples were taken at day 1 and day 14, and gastroscopy data was taken at baseline and day 31.

Results showed that Longvida was safe for horses, significantly reduced pain on palpation, and significantly improved weight-bearing in lame legs after 30 days of supplementation. The stomach health of horses was also maintained.

“As we celebrate 10 years of having Longvida available on the market, our team at Verdure continues to be excited by the powerful ingredient’s seemingly limitless frontier of health applications. The results of this equine study yet again demonstrate Longvida’s robust potential for supporting healthy aging in animals as well as people, and if history is any indication, we anticipate that future studies will not only provide further substantiation of these benefits but also inspire research into new areas of potential application,” said Kristen Marshall, marketing coordinator at Verdure Sciences (Noblesville, IN), the ingredient’s distributor, in a press release. “Longvida is backed by the Non-GMO Project Verified certification, glyphosate residue free certification, sports banned substances testing, NASC (National Animal Supplement Council) preferred ingredient status, roughly 30 clinical trials, and so much more.”