I have been using hyaluronan (HA) products in our horses and dogs for decades and indeed many supplements used in humans evolved from the canine and equine world. Being in the orthopedic profession I am always looking for ways for patients to help themselves with musculoskeletal problems beyond surgery or prescription medication.The exciting benefits of HA are that it supplements our own endogenous HA, has few side effects or allergic reactions, and is effective. I don’t recommend anything I don’t try myself and my family (wife, dogs, cats, horses) and I have been using oral HA products for several years. But advances and improvements are made in every field and the Top Shelf® specifications are a giant step in quality and value.My patients often ask, “why don’t doctors tell their patients about these safe and helpful developments?” That is why we are here to tell you about Top Shelf®. In recent years research has found the HA molecule to be important not just in the musculoskeletal field, but it has significant importance in our immune system, eye health, gastrointestinal health, preventing osteoporosis, longevity and recent developments have shown it to have anti-viral activity.That is why many have “dubbed” hyaluronan “the most important molecule in all vertebrates”.