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Joint Formula Review – Is it Effective?

By Sasha de Beausset Aparicio, MSc

Reviewed by Rebecca Williams, MD, MA, MB, BChir

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Evidence Based | Facts | Nutrition Facts | Claims | Cautions | Price | Directions | Conclusion

Joint Formula is advertised as the most compete and unique glucosamine formula on the market. The manufacturer Life Plus claims the formula is enriched with Hyaluronic Acid, an essential component found in the connective tissue. Joint Formula is designed to provide joint and cartilage support and enhance flexibility and mobility.

Life Plus is an experienced American manufacturer and distributor of dietary supplements including a wide variety of vitamins, minerals and condition specific formulas. The company is present on the market for dietary supplement or more than 30 years and currently operates in over 65 countries around the globe. The manufacturer’s business model is called referral marketing, and works by compensating current customers for any new customers referred to the business.

Joint Formula is aimed at adults who experience joints or cartilage discomfort, irrespective of the cause.


1) Joint Formula Quick Facts

Joint Formula contains two types of glucosamine, particularly glucosamine sulfate and N-AcetylD-Glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate and essential minerals to ensure the health and flexibility of the cartilage which is important to joint health. The formula is enriched with Hyaluronic Acid plays a cushion and lubricant function and it attaches to collagen and elastin to form cartilage.

Glucosamine is a naturally-occurring component of human cartilage and synovial fluid. It is hence often found in dietary supplements that claim to manage joint problems. Although most research suggests that taken as a supplement it has no actual effect on joint health, it is a highly popular ingredient. Glucosamine sulfate is found in many supplements, especially in combination with chondroitin sulfate, a chemical which also occurs naturally in the body.

Chondroitin keeps joint cartilage lubricated by absorbing water. Chondroitin and glucosamine sulfate dietary supplements may help alleviate symptoms of osteoarthritis, although clear evidence does not exist.

Some joint formulas also focus on inflammation, especially because many joint-related ailments are largely inflammatory. Examples are curcumin supplements like CuraMed.

Nutrition Facts

2) Joint Formula Nutrition Facts

Joint Formula includes the following ingredients: Glucosamine Sulfate (Marine), Magnesium Citrate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Chondroitin Sulfate (Marine), N-Acetyl D-Glucosamine (Marine), Magnesium Citrate, Stearic Acid, Hydrolyzed Collagen (Porcine), Manganese Gluconate, Silicic Acid, Copper Gluconate, Zinc Sulfate, and PhytoZyme proprietary blend (Bromelain, Papain, Aloe Vera, Alfalfa, Parsley, and vegetable and fruit concentrates from Carrots, Broccoli, Spinach, Cauliflower, Asparagus, Celery, Beet, Chili Pepper, Green Bean, Pea, Sweet Potato, Cucumber, Pumpkin, Snow Pea, Tomato, Zucchini, Lima Beans, Mushroom, Banana, Cantaloupe, Cranberry, Guava, Lemon, Mango, Orange, Papaya, Peach, Pineapple, and Grapefruit).

3) Does Joint Formula Work?

Joint Formula contains various minerals, amino acids, and herbal extracts and it is advertised to promote healthy joints and support cartilage synthesis.

Glucosamine is an amino sugar and a prominent precursor in the biochemical synthesis of glycosylated proteins and lipids. Since glucosamine is a precursor for glycosaminoglycans, which are a major component of joint cartilage, supplemental glucosamine may help to prevent cartilage degeneration and treat arthritis. Its use as a therapy for osteoarthritis appears safe, but there is conflicting evidence as to its Effectiveness. Some clinical trials showed that supplementation with this compound showed no effect above placebo. However, in other studies, glucosamine was proven to have clear benefits. The results showed that there was not only an improvement in symptoms but also an improvement in joint space narrowing on radiographs. This suggested that supplementation which glucosamine can prevent the destruction of cartilage (which leads to osteoarthritis). Still, the Effectiveness of this compound is not completely embraced by the medical community. More information about the ingredients included in this formula can be found on LifePlus’ official website.

For best results, one or two tablets of Joint Formula should be taken two times per day.

Testimonials about Joint Formula are posted online. What is being stated includes:

  • Helped reduce joint pain

  • Very good results in a very short time

  • The product was effective where similar products failed


4) Joint Formula Claims

  • The formula is gluten free
  • Affordable price (roughly $20 for a month’s supply)
  • Professionally formulated dietary supplement

5) What You Need to Know Before Taking Joint Formula

  • The formula may contain trains of fish
  • shellfish, soy and dairy
  • Lack of consumer reviews posted online
  • Glucosamine research shows it is ineffective as a dietary supplement

6) Joint Formula Price

One bottle of Joint Formula contains 120 tablets and it is reasonably priced. Compared to similar products, it has good value. Please note that only LifePlus sells this product. One can acquire the product by contacting the company directly via their website or get in touch with one of their business associates. The company offers considerable discounts to partners.


7) Joint Formula Directions

There are no reviews for Joint Formula posted online. The daily dose is 4 capsules per day. Caution is recommended to women trying to become pregnant, pregnant or breastfeeding, people under prescription medication or under doctor’s care.


8) Conclusion

As people age, the main body functions and organs get depleted of nutrients or simply age themselves and are hence affected by various health conditions and problems. Bones and joints in particular are affected by old age. Joint pains, osteoporosis, joint inflammations are just a few diseases that might affect joints and bones. Health supplements can be taken to prevent or treat these types of diseases. Joint Formula contains some very popular ingredients (Glucosamine sulfate, Chondroitin) often used in this kind of formulas. The formula however has not received any consumer reviews, making it very difficult to assess its effectiveness.

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serene Johnson

It did well for my bad knees. I actually stopped taking it 2 months ago and haven’t ordered it since, but I am going to take this again.