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The Optimal formula for your canine companion for joint support and overall health.
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Manage inflammation & daily discomfort while supporting joints, hair, skin and enhancing overall health & vitality. BCM-95 Curcumin based formula with Boswellia, antioxidants and nutritive herbs to support overall health and improve mobility ...Read more


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Manage inflammation & daily discomfort while supporting joints, hair, skin and enhancing overall health & vitality. BCM-95 Curcumin based formula with Boswellia, antioxidants and nutritive herbs to support overall health and improve mobility

Our Cur-OST SA pet health supplement helps to manage chronic pain and inflammation while supporting overall health and tissue repair in ONE supplement! The only pet joint supplement utilizing the power of curcumin, boswellia, nutritive herbs including spirulina blue green algae to not only reduce inflammation but support overall health.

Inflammation is an ongoing problem, contributing to poor health, disease and poor performance. Most ‘joint’ supplements on the market only replace what is being lost as a result of inflammation and do very little to curb the ongoing process. If we can manage inflammation more effectively, then not only is health restored, but joint function is improved. Often, we can reduce the usage of typical joint supplements due to our Cur-OSTproducts reducing inflammation and minimizing tissue degradation. Cur-OST is the only supplement utilizing potent levels of curcumin to combat inflammation effectively, restore health and soundness! You can supplement all day long with glucosamine and chondroitin products! The question is ‘What are you doing to combat inflammation?".

Manage High Levels of Inflammation and Support Overall Health with ONE Supplement for YOUR PET!

Don't Just Support the JOINTS....Support the ENTIRE Body!

Our Cur-OST SA formula is a joint supplement and overall health supplement in ONE! Giving your companion pets providing anti-inflammatory, pain reducing, immune enhancing ingredients and hair/skin support to give you results! Cur-OST SA helps to manage chronic joint pain and stiffness while supporting overall health and recovery from soft tissue injuries including torn tendons and torn ligaments. Through management of chronic inflammation, you can minimize the need for glucosamine and chondroitin supplements while getting an overall improved quality of life for your pet!

Research Supported. Veterinary Formulated and Clinically Utilized to get results for over 7 years!


The Cur-OST line of products utilize the finest herbs, vitamins, and minerals that have been scientifically researched and clinically proven to reduce the inflammation associated with many disorders as well as support the immune system. With our high-grade formulations and blends, you can trust that you are getting the best product nature provides.

Cur-OST SA Companion formula contains:

Curcumin (BCM-95): Research supported and clinically proven to combat inflammation and pain as well as provide secondary antioxidant support, primarily through down regulation of NF-kB and upregulation of NRF-2. BCM-95 is a patented curcumin extract containing volatile oils from the Turmeric root to enhance absorption up to 7x that of normal curcumin.
Boswellia serrata 65%: Research support and clinically proven to reduce inflammation by impacting the 5-LOX pathway, which acts synergistically with curcumin for enhanced results.
Mushroom Beta-glucans: Support a healthy immune response and enhance vitality
Vitamin C: Potent antioxidant for cellular health and tissue repair
Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols): Potent antioxidant for cellular health
Green Tea 90% extract: Potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory
CoQ10: Potent antioxidant for cellular health, energy and cardiovascular health
Flax Seed: Reduces inflammation, valuable source of omega fatty acids for cardiovascular health
Alfalfa: Vital source of protein, vitamins/minerals in their natural form
Spirulina: Potent source of protein and natural vitamins/minerals, detoxifies, reduces inflammation.
Anise Seed: Supports healthy digestion


Cur-OST SA Companion is formulated using both Curcumin and Boswellia in addition to a host of other ingredients that work synergistically to:

•Reduce inflammation and pain by blocking enzyme pathways that are pro-inflammatory.
•Rebuild cartilage and connective tissue that has been lost by aging, injury and normal wear and tear due to inflammation.
•Restores lubrication and fluid to the joints, which may have been reduced to inflammation, helping to provide cushion as they move.
•Enhance overall health, immune system and skin/hair


How Cur-OST Combats Inflammation & Pain:

A TWO Tiered Approach: Downregulation of NF-kB to combat inflammation and Upregulation of NRF-2 to enhance natural antioxidants

Curcumin:
A compound found in the spice turmeric, inhibits multiple inflammatory pathways in the body. It is also a potent antioxidant. Some of the benefits associated with Curcumin include immune system modulation, protection from oxidative stress, and support for the body’s natural anti-inflammatory response. The specialized extract, BCM-95, in this formula has the highest absorption of any Curcumin extract available for the maximum health benefit. Curcumin has also shown benefits as a potent anti-oxidant, immune system modulator and provides protection against oxidative stress. It has also been shown to demonstrate potent anti-cancer properties. Curcumin is one of the active ingredients extracted from Turmeric. Turmeric is composed primarily of Curcumin, desmethoxyCurcumin and bisdemethoxy Curcumin. Curcumin is considered the most active of the three Curcuminoids and composes about 2-4% of the total content of Turmeric. One of the most heavily cultivated Turmeric species is Curcuma longa, which is primarily grown in the southern and eastern parts of India.(1) Modern research has exploded regarding Curcumin over the past several decades. Curcumin acts at multiple targets and levels, affecting numerous transcription factors and cellular signaling pathways. Curcumin has been shown to benefit numerous chronic diseases by reducing inflammation. It is also an antioxidant, more powerful than vitamin E, which serves to quench oxygen and nitrogen free radicals. It has been termed a “complete anti-inflammatory”, affecting all processes and facets of inflammation including cytokines, chemokines, adhesion molecules, growth factors, transcription factors such as NF-kB and AP-1, as well as a large number of kinases such as p38 and JNK. (1)

Curcumin’s biological activity is attributed to being both an anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory, with both activities being complementary. Oxidative stress elicits an inflammatory response, so to be effective, the agent should quench free radicals as well as reduce inflammation. Most modern drugs fail to meet this standard and in most cases target to block COX-2, which is only a small piece of the inflammatory process. By blocking COX-2, there is then a reduction in the production of prostaglandin E2 (PGE-2) which is involved with pain signaling. All chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and Alzheimers have inflammation as a root component. COX-2 is also constitutively present in some tissues such as the brain and kidneys (2,3), as well as the gastrointestinal system (4). Thus, complete inhibition of COX-2 is not without possible negative consequences such as gastric ulceration and kidney damage. Most drugs exhibit a complete blockade or inhibition of a various pathways, which then impacts other pathways and leads to side effects. Curcumin does not exhibit complete blockade, but instead only down regulates the overactive pathway to basal or normal levels.

References:

Curcumin Educational Material, Dolcas Laboraties, 2009
Maslinska D, Kaliszek A, Operowska J et al, Constitutive Expression of Cyclooxygenase-2 in Developing Brain. A Charoid Plexus in Human Fetuses, Folia Neuropathol, 1999, 37; 287-91.
Komhoff, M et al. Cyclooxygenase-2 Selective Inhibitors Impair Glomerulogenesis and Renal Cortical Development, Kidney Int, 2000, 57: 414-22.
Kawai, S. Cyclooxygenase Selectivity and the Risk of Gastrointestinal Complications of Various Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs: A Clinical Consideration. Inflamm Res, 1998, 47:S102-6.


Boswellia:

A fragrant tree found in the valleys of India. Its resin is used to make frankincense… but it has also been used to promote joint health and proper inflammatory response for decades in humans. Boswellia also helps to control COX-2 which will ensure FAST long lasting effects. The special Boswellia extract found in Cur-OST has been standardized to contain 65% Boswellic acids. So with every dose of Cur-OST, you can feel confident that your pet or horse is getting the highest standard of Boswellia available.

Research studies, in-vitro, indicate that boswellic acids are capable of inhibiting pro-inflammatory 5-lipoxygenase products which can contribute to bronchoconstriction, chemotaxis and increased vascular permeability. (1,2,3) The enzyme 5-lipoxygenase is one of the two key enzymes in the arachidonic acid cycle which contribute to inflammation. A Boswellia extract was compared to ketoprofen, a common non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, for effects on glycosaminoglycan metabolism in the joint cartilage. The Boswellia extract significantly reduced the degradation of glycosaminoglycans, while the ketoprofen group exhibited a decrease in tissue glycosaminoglycan content. (4)

References:

Boswellia serrate Monograph, Alternative Medicine Review, vol. 13, no. 2, June 2008
Ammon HP, Mack T, Singh GG, Safayhi H. Inhibition of leukotriene B4 formation in rat peritoneal neutrophils by an ethanolic extract of the gum resin exudate of Boswellia serrata. Planta Med, 1991; 57:203-207.
Robertson RP. Arachidonic acid metabolites relevant to medicine. In: Braunwald E, Isselbacher KJ, Petersdorf RG, et al, eds. Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine. 11th ed. New York , NY. McGraw-Hill: 1987:375.
Reddy GK, Chandrakasan G , Dhar SC. Studies on the metabolism of glycosaminoglycans under the influence of new herbal anti-inflammatory agents. Biochem Pharmacol. 1989;38:3527-3534.

Weight: 193.8 g

Specifications

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1/2 - 1 scoop per 10 lbs. body weight once to twice daily.
Consumers are cautioned to read all labels and follow all directions. You should always consult with your veterinarian before use, if your pet has any medical conditions or is taking medication. This product has not been evaluated and pregnant animals or along with prescription anti-inflammatories.

What is the difference between Cur-OST and my pet's joint supplement?

Cur-OST formulas are designed to reduce inflammation and pain through the use of Curcumin and other anti-inflammatory herbs.  Inflammation is an ongoing problem associated not only with joint deterioration but also many other health conditions. Most joint supplements contain glucosamine & chondroitin, which mainly target cartilage repair by providing nutrients lost as a result of chronic inflammation.

They do provide a small amount of inflammation protection, but Curcumin is much stronger in its action and ability to reduce pain and inflammation.

If you manage the inflammation and provide proper antioxidant therapy, often we find that glucosamine type supplements are not needed.  That being said, those same supplements are perfectly safe to use with our Cur-OST formulas and may provide some additional benefit.

Are the Cur-OST products safe for my pet? 

After 6 years of clinical development and utilization in our canine and feline patients, we have not encountered any side effects. In some cases, there may be noted an upset stomach or transient diarrhea which may be related to an inability to digest some of the herbs in the formulas. In most cases, this is transient, while in others, the dose may need to be reduced.

Why Curcumin?

Curcumin is one of the most heavily researched herbs for reduction of inflammation.  One of the biggest reasons is that Curcumin impacts the inflammatory process on multiple levels instead of just one or two, like most pain medications.  Curcumin inhibits negative cellular pathways, acts as an antioxidant and restores function to the entire body.  Curcumin has also been shown to demonstrate potent anti-cancer properties and promote cardiovascular and neurological health, likely through reduction of inflammation.  Plain and simple, it provides us with a new approach to managing pain and promoting health in our pets!

What is the difference between Turmeric and Curcumin?

Curcumin is the active phytochemical in Turmeric (Curcuma longa).  The root of the Turmeric plant is the main component used and contains beneficial ingredients with medicinal value, but Curcumin is by far the most active.  Most supplements utilize Turmeric, but Turmeric only contains 2-4% Curcumin on average.  By using Curcumin instead of Turmeric, we can reduce our daily dosage and in most cases, obtain much higher health benefits.  There has been much discussion about absorption and bioavailability of Curcumin in human studies, but our research has not shown this to be an issue.  We utilize a patented Curcumin product called BCM-95, which combines the 95% Curcumin extract with volatile oils from the Turmeric root and based on research, this enhances absorption by up to 7x! BCM-95 Curcumin has also been shown to be more potent than Curcumin with added bioperine, demonstrating higher and more sustained blood levels.  Curcumin is fat soluble, so the addition of these natural oils makes sense and simply works better!

Do I need to continue my pet's other supplements?

Our Cur-OST were designed to supply many nutrients, including vitamins and minerals in their natural form, which is the best form for the body to digest and assimilate.  Most typical supplements and even some foods supply vitamins and minerals in their synthetic forms, which are hard to digest and absorb.  The best form is from food or plants, which is what we target in our formulas.  Many typical pet joint supplements utilize ingredients including glucosamine, chondroitin and MSM which are good, but only replace what is being lost as a result of ongoing inflammation.  We find that if you effectively target inflammation and support cellular health, that these types of supplements are no longer needed, which saves you money in the long term.

Why are Cur-OST formulas so expensive?

Our Cur-OST formulas provide potent levels of herbs and ingredients, often mimicking levels found in human and animal research studies, to give results clinically. Results, after all, is what you are looking for and we understand this.  We don't want to provide formulas with trace or non-functional amounts of herbs, but want to produce clinical results and restore health. We find that if we can restore health and manage inflammation effectively, then overall cost is actually reduced because your pet is healthier, stronger with potentially less visits to the veterinarian!  Health can be restored and we are here to do just that!


How is the Cur-OST SA product supplied and dosed?
The Cur-OST formula for companion animals is supplied as a powder formula with a light hypoallergenic and gluten-free peanut butter flavor. The product is dosed at ½ tsp per 10 lbs. once to twice daily, which is generally mixed with dry kibble, canned food, yogurt or other food mediums. In most cases, the product is well accepted.


Are there any known interactions with prescription medications?
We have not encountered any adverse interactions with prescription pain medications or other commonly used joint supplements, however, based on the mode of action of Cur-OST, it is recommended to use caution when administering with common prescription anti-inflammatories. Please consult your physician or veterinarian with any questions or concerns.


Is Cur-OST safe to administer to pregnant animals?
Cur-OST contains curcumin, which has been show in some research studies to potentially induce premature uterine contractions which could result in early delivery or abortion. At this time we do not recommend its use in animals that might be pregnant.


How long with a container of Cur-OST last?
The container will last the average 50 lb. dog approximately 30 days when dosed once daily.


How does Cur-OST Work?
Cur-OST combines the proven anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin and boswellia alongside many powerful nutritive herbs to help combat pain and inflammation. Curcumin and boswellia have been researched for decades and have been show to exhibit similar properties to many common prescription pain medications, but without the side effects. Our Cur-OST products were developed out of our veterinary hospital to help reduce pain, improve mobility and quality of life for our veterinary.

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2016-01-31 13:06
July 5, 2012 - My dog went outside on 4 legs; came in on 3 and couldn't hold her curly tail up; walking sideways. Took to spinal specialist. Ran LOTS of tests. Negative results on all. Took to regular vet who referred us to a Holistic vet. Emailed Holistic Vet test results. Consulted via phone / computer and found Cur-OST SA. Holistic vet wrote RX and I contacted Dr. Tom. Emailed him test results and he was kind enough to mail me a sample pouch. I gave a total of 3 doses and my dog was RUNNING & JUMPING like nothing was wrong. She's been on this product ever since - with NO SIDE EFFECTS (other than good health). She has chronic inflammation in her spinal fluid, a side effect of vaccinations, a form of vaccinosis. We have 3 dogs and I feed this to all of them, twice a day.
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2016-08-05 08:05
My 14.5 year old Sheltie has arthritis in her front end and back. Because she is so stiff she cannot bend her front legs so she trips a lot. Well she injured her front shoulder ( soft tissue injury) She was hobbling around and I had to carry her up and down the stairs. A friend recommended Cur-OST SA so I figured I would try it. Had her on it one week and she started to walk much better and was acting like her old self. Sometimes I have to reprimand her because she wants to run around like a puppy. I don't want her re-injuring herself. I highly recommend this product. I do believe it has helped with her soft tissue recovery as well as some relief from her arthritis. Thank you for this great product!
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