Osteoarthritis in Dogs and Cats

Osteoarthritis in Dogs and Cats Osteoarthritis is not a degenerative disease that only affects humans. Dogs and cats can also suffer from joint pain!  The risk factors for developing osteoarthritis are virtually the same for humans and pets: Age: as dogs and cats get older, they can have difficulty walking, struggle to stand and feel…

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The Importance of Glucosamine for the Joints

The Importance of Glucosamine for the Joints Like collagen, glucosamine is naturally produced by the body and is found in bones and articular cartilage. It is the combination of glucose and an amino acid called glutamine. Several studies have demonstrated that glucosamine plays an essential role in maintaining joint health. In fact, it helps improve…

COLLAGEN IN TENDONS

What is the importance of collagen in the tendons? First of all, a tendon is a band of fibrous connective tissue that connects muscle to bone. Tendons provide an essential support in joint movement. The multiple functions of tendons include attaching muscles to bones, joining and stabilizing skeletal joints, and transmitting muscular force to bone to complete movement. Tendons also allow muscles…

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Collagen, please!

Collagen, please! For most of us, collagen rhymes with anti-wrinkle care. However, it also has a key role to play in our entire body. To learn more about the Genacol brand, a true reference in this field, please find below all the answers to your questions about collagen. What is collagen for exactly? Without collagen,…

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Arthritis or Osteoarthritis?

Arthritis or Osteoarthritis? We are now using the term “arthritis” in a wider sense to replace the term “rheumatism” which encompasses more than a hundred disorders, including osteoarthritis so we understand the distinction between these two diseases. However, here we focus on recognizing the difference between the two forms of arthritis: Inflammatory arthritis and Osteoarthristis…

The role of collagen in ligaments

The role of collagen in ligaments Ligaments are short strands of fibrous connective tissue rich in collagen (almost 80%), representing an extremely solid structure with multiple functions. Among other functions, ligaments connect bones across joints, but they do not attach bones to muscles, as tendons carry out this function. Certain ligaments are responsible for joint stability,…

Stay Active Longer

Stay Active Longer Genacol’s mission is to see you age healthily and stay active longer. But what can you do to stay active? Get Active Every Day Being active obviously means getting physical activity as regularly as possible. Kino-Québec recommends at least 30 minutes of physical activity per day, even for those of advanced age. Why? Because…