Posted: 8th September 2020 | Back to news feed

Bioactive Collagen Peptides (BCP®) 

Collagen is the primary protein structure that makes up the connective tissues throughout the horse’s body, which includes cartilage, tendons, ligaments, bones, and skin. Collagen peptides stimulate the production of complex molecules in cartilage tissue and reduce degenerative processes.

BCP® is composed of specific, highly purified hydrolysed collagen peptides with neutral taste and odour. It has a high safety profile and comes as a light coloured, fine powder to be used as dietary supplement, ideal for horses.

 Clinical Trials have demonstrated the efficacy of Bioactive Collagen Peptides® (BCP®) for supporting the maintenance of joint health in animals, including horses. Proven to reserve mobility and quality of life when 25g (BCP®) supplementation was administered per day. This benefit was more pronounced by administration of 50g (BCP®) per day.

Vets are excited about this new way to support horses’ joints, tendons, ligaments and provide them with the best supplement to provide ongoing professional care.


 BCP® for the treatment of OA (osteoarthritis)

There is still no cure for osteoarthritis today. The goals of an optimal OA treatment are to improve quality of life by minimizing pain and discomfort and in addition to slow down the progression of joint degeneration.

Stimulation of joint cartilage metabolism and an increased production of extracellular matrix (ECM) could slow down the progression of osteoarthritis and thus counteract wear and tear processes and break the vicious cycle of joint degeneration. Bioactive Collagen Peptides (BCP®) are a meaningful approach to this. Several clinical studies with different species (dog and horse) have demonstrated the efficacy of Bioactive Collagen Peptides as potential therapeutic agents and nutritional supplements for the management of OA. It is also important to target pain because it is the main symptom of osteoarthritis.

Synovium® Agility

Is an advanced joint supplement containing 100% Bioactive Collagen Peptides (BCP®) for horses and dogs. Every daily serving of Synovium® Agility contains a full 25g (25,000mg) of Collagen Peptides, the exact amount used in research which is proven to be the required daily amount to be effective.

Scientific studies showed the positive impact of Synovium® Agility administration for the treatment of OA with a high degree of acceptance by horse owners and lameness was improved. Agility is rapidly absorbed with a neutral taste and smell for fussy eaters.

An innovation in joint care for horses and dogs, Synovium Agility is based on the latest scientific research and developed by our leading vets. Thought to be better than traditionally Glucosamine due to the effectiveness seen in just 6 weeks in clinical trials on horses.

Synovium’s 1.5kg tub supplies joint care for the average 500kg horse for 1 month. For further information please visit

"I have been using Synovium Agility for 6 weeks now and I have noticed a big difference in the way of going in my competition horse Teddy, especially with his mobility and strength during the harder Grand Prix movements where greater muscular endurance is required. I highly recommend this

product and I think it’s really important to appreciate the need to support muscle strength in addition to improving joint mobility in high level competition horses, which this supplement provides.” 


Chloe Vell, International Dressage Rider GB

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