For this example, we’ll use the Gluquestrian 1,100g Powder product:
First, understand, this same product is used for virtually all mammals, including people. We use human grade ingredients specifically, and purposefully, and have it manufactured in a human grade, FDA inspected, cGMP certified, facilities, knowing that many people actively use this product themselves. It's identical to the Arthrosamine Capsules, except it's not encapsulated and it has a human-food grade excipient in it.
One level scoop (which is 1 tsp) = 4 capsules = 4 beefy chewables.
If there is no problem, the goal is preventive, helping the joints be the best they can be… the horse is either young (without problems) OR usually under 10 years old, and isn’t being worked real hard or competed on… then a 1100g container (which has 220 scoops) lasts up to 220 days. (Level 1 – preventive… no current issues).
An older 800-1000lb horse, with moderate signs of arthritis, not being ridden hard, would be at a maintenance dose of about 2 scoops a day, lasts up to 110 days. (Level 2- average maintenance dose).
Whereas, that same 800-1000lb horse, with severe joint issues or injury… that isn’t really ride-able (or not without serious pain killers)… might be starting at 6 to 8 scoops a day (4 in the morning, 4 at night… although 2 scoops 3 times a day can usually accomplish the same thing, a little faster). Which would make it about a 27-36 day supply (depending on # of scoops) out of that same 220 scoop container… during the treatment period (usually 4 to 12 weeks, depending on the issue). These would be a Level 5 – severe issue, major joint injury, founder, or navicular syndrome (can’t hardly walk, climb steps/inclines, or get up or down without severe joint pain, and absolutely shouldn't be ridden).
Understand, a ‘scoop’ is equal to 1 TEASPOON (about the size of a stack of 6 dimes)… it's very tiny, and extremely concentrated. No fillers, expanders, or waste. It has virtually no smell, and only a slight salty taste (from the potassium salts used in the 2KCl form, which helps enhance bio-availability). Most people say they can't taste it in juice, hot blooded picky horses eat it without issue when top dressed, and even finicky dogs eat it without issue when sprinkled over their food.
The scoop should NOT be ‘heaping’ or ’rounded,’ but level to slightly dipped.