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Joint Juice - What You Need to Know

Is Joint Juice an Effective Liquid Supplement?

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Updated September 25, 2012

What Is Joint Juice?

Joint Juice is a liquid (juice-based) dietary supplement -- with 1500 mg glucosamine and vitamin C as its main ingredients. Glucosamine HCl is the form of glucosamine in Joint Juice. A newer version of Joint Juice also contains green tea extract. Another product, Joint Juice Fitness Water, contains water, glucosamine, B vitamins, and electrolytes.

The glucosamine in Joint Juice is vegetable-based, unlike other glucosamine products that are derived from shellfish. A small amount of caffeine is in Joint Juice but no caffeine is in Joint Juice Fitness Water.

Joint Juice has 25 calories per 8 ounces. Splenda brand sweetener keeps the calorie count low. Joint Juice Fitness Water has 10 calories per 16.9 ounces and is available in lemon, berry, and kiwi-strawberry. Joint Juice is lightly carbonated.

Indications for Use of Joint Juice

The makers of Joint Juice claim that, in healthy people, there is improved joint function and flexibility in 4 to 8 weeks after beginning to drink Joint Juice. However, the claims are not based on any apparent clinical studies nor have they been evaluated by the FDA.

Availability of Joint Juice

Joint Juice is available in stores across the country. It can also be purchased at the Joint Juice online store.

Precautions and Warnings for Joint Juice

Any precautions that would apply to glucosamine would also apply to Joint Juice -- since glucosamine is its main active ingredient.

Bottom Line

As with any supplement, whether it is in pill form or liquid, discuss the product with your doctor before trying it. Discuss how to take it, how much to take, if any interactions are possible with other drugs and supplements you take, and what are realistic expectations for the product. In other words, if you haven't seen results in a specified time period, should you discontinue Joint Juice? Consult your doctor for solid advice about Joint Juice.

Sources:

About Joint Juice. Jointjuice.com. Accessed 5/31/2009.
http://www.jointjuice.com/about.php

What Is Joint Juice? Jointjuice.com. Accessed 5/31/2009.
http://www.jointjuice.com/jointjuice.php

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