Concentrating the healing power of Alpha-2 Macroglobulin
For most horses suffering with pain, their joint space contains more destructive enzymes than their body can handle. The result is inflammation and cartilage degeneration. However, within the blood is the powerful Alpha-2 Macroglobulin (α2M) molecule. The α2M molecule slows the progression of osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease by preventing cartilage breakdown and loss.
How does Alpha2EQ work?
Under a microscope, you can see that α2M has receptor sites on each side that are surrounded by lobes. These receptor sites capture destructive elements in the joint space, at which point the lobes “collapse” around them. Once captured, the bound α2M and destructive enzymes are eliminated from the joint space through the body’s natural processes.
Though the process seems simple enough, there’s still one problem. While α2M is naturally occurring, it is unable to enter the joint space in high enough quantities due to its large size, complex structure and the design of the joint. This is where the AlphaActive process comes into play. Through a standard blood draw, this process isolates the α2M and concentrates so that it can be reinjected into the affected joint in a usable format – resulting in remarkable, regenerative results.