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Supple - What You Need to Know

Can Supple Live Up to the Hype "As Seen On TV?"

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Updated September 25, 2012

Supple Makes Claims

The answer for joint problems in a delicious drink. Clinically proven effective. Rebuild cartilage, regain joint mobility, relieve joint suffering -- guaranteed! You'll feel better in 7 days, and better every week.

Those bold claims are part of a marketing campaign for liquid supplement, Supple. Does it grab your attention? Or are you tempted to say "I've heard it all before?" It's wise to at least learn about the supplement. What's in it that might be different from other supplements? What should you know before buying a bottle of Supple?

What Is Supple?

Supple is a liquid dietary supplement -- with 1,500 mg glucosamine, 1,200 mg chondroitin sulfate, 9 vitamins and minerals (including vitamins C, D, E, B6, B12, niacin, pantothenic acid, calcium, magnesium), and rebaudioside-A.

Rebaudioside-A is a pure extract from the plant stevia rebaudiana, which, according to the manufacturer, provides a natural way to reduce blood sugar levels. Supple is advertised as being shellfish-free, artificial sweetener-free, preservative-free, and comes with a 100% guarantee that its label claims are accurate.

Indications for Use of Supple

The manufacturer claims "Supple provides the body with the building blocks of cartilage, glucosamine and chondroitin, to augment the strengthening and rebuilding process. Glucosamine and chondroitin are natural molecules that penetrate to the joints and help synthesize proteoglycans which give resilience to cartilage and strength to ligaments surrounding the joint." Simply put, the manufacturer claims Supple improves joint health.

How Is Supple Consumed?

Directions indicate that you should drink one can of Supple everyday, over ice or with water -- and all at once.

What's Different About Supple?

There are many glucosamine and/or chondroitin products on the market. What makes Supple different? According to the manufacturer, Supple is the only liquid dietary supplement in the United States that uses CS Chondroitin Sulfate. Supple also claims to contain high quality USP ingredients. The United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) sets standards for drugs and dietary supplements.

Availability of Supple

Supple can be ordered online. You can choose between a 24-day or 48-day supply. You can call 1-800-207-9710 to ask questions about ordering or availability.

Precautions and Warnings for Supple

Any precautions that would apply to glucosamine or chondroitin would also apply to Supple since those are its primary ingredients.

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. Discuss how long to try it. If you haven't seen results in a specified time period, should you discontinue Supple?

While Supple maintains that its labeled claims are 100% guaranteed, its disclaimer reads "The statements on this page have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Keep your expectations realistic.

Sources:

Supple. Supple.com. Accessed 7/29/09.
http://www.supplebodies.com/

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