JointActive is a liquid dietary supplement advertised to help with the temporary relief of arthritic pain, increase joint mobility associated to arthritis and alleviate joint inflammation. The formula is manufactured by Natural Remedies and is claimed to be free of gluten, dairy and salt. The formula is based on the properties of Glucosamine, used in a base of natural strawberry flavored liquid formulation.
Natural Remedies offers a variety of dietary supplements and has been active for more than 25 years. The company claims that through their production processes specialist consultants, practitioners, and natural health advocates are used in order to formulate the best products (quality and price) on the market. The company is based in Australia and advocates a shift toward better health (through lifestyle, natural remedies and diet) to their customers. The company claims to combine traditional knowledge with technological advancements to make herbal formulations and essential nutrients available to as many people as possible.
JointActive is aimed to assist adults who experience joints or cartilage discomfort, as well as those experiencing pain an joint immobility associated to arthritis. The manufacturer claims the formula is also suited for vegans and vegetarians as it is derived from non-GMO corn.
JointActive includes the following ingredients: Glucosamine Hydrochloride.
JointActive contains glucosamine, a chemical naturally produced by the body. Glucosamine is present in high concentrations in human cartilage and synovial fluid. The substance is synthesized from glucose and the amino acid glutamine and is used as a building block for connective tissue (ligaments and tendons).
The substance’s benefits have been at the center of many clinical trials and research studies, but findings and conclusions are highly conflicting. These studies indicate that glucosamine may be helpful in managing Inflammatory Bowel Disease and in helping patients who suffer from moderate to severe pain cause by osteoarthritis.
Still, Glucosamine enjoys much popularity as an ingredient of dietary supplements aiming to alleviate pain of joints and cartilage, especially in combination with chondroitin sulfate. The substance has a good safety profile validated through numerous clinical trials. Side effects of supplements are mild and rare and may include heartburn, abdominal pain, nausea and diarrhea. There are certain concerns that the substance may interfere with diabetes treatments. There is, however, no information regarding the safety of the substance during pregnancy.
Unfortunately, there are no consumer reviews for JointActive posted online. The daily recommended intake is 3 metric teaspoons (roughly 15 ml) daily, taken 15 minutes before a meal or as prescribed by a healthcare practitioner.
- Liquid formulation for increased absorbance
- Non-CMO corn derived
- The formula is free of dairy, gluten and salt and is suited for vegetarians and vegans
- Moderate price for a month’s supply – approximately $22
- Research on Glucosamine has had conflicting results
- Lack of consumer reviews for the formula being reviewed
- Potential safety concerns regarding pregnant women and diabetics
The health of cartilage and joints becomes particularly problematic as we age. Although other causes may exist, old age is the most common cause of arthritis, osteoarthritis, decreased joints mobility and other issues. JointActive is recommended for the temporary relief of pain associated to arthritis and joint inflammation, and not as a prevention or long term treatment measure. Although the core ingredient has been intensely researched, an unanimous conclusion regarding its effectiveness has not been reached yet. The product reviewed here has not been the subject of any research or clinical trial either; hence its benefits are not supported by scientific or empirical evidence. We therefore recommend you further research the subject and as much as possible consult a healthcare specialist.