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Product Review: Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM and Boswellia Supplements for Joint Health
 

Initial Posting: 5/20/16 Last Update: 6/7/17
Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM and Boswellia Supplements for Joint Health Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com What Works for Joint Health? ConsumerLab.com Reviews Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM and Boswellia Supplements

Find a CL Approved Supplement That May Help with Osteoarthritis and Joint Pain!

Glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM and Boswellia supplements compared in this review
Andorra Life Flexi Joint Instaflex Advanced Rexall Glucosamine HCI with MSM
Andrew Lessman Procaps Glucosamine with Chondroitin Joint Juice Easy Shot Schiff Move Free
Cosamin DS Kirkland Signature (Costco) Glucosamine HCl MSM Solgar No. 7
CVS/Pharmacy Glucosamine Chondroitin MD Formulas Hawaii JointAstin Spring Valley (Walmart) Glucosamine Chondr. Soft Chews
DEVA Glucosamine Member's Mark (Sam's Club) Glucosamine Chondroitin Swanson Chondroitin Sulfate
Doctor's BEST Best MSM 1500 Metagenics ChondroCare Trigosamine Max Strength
DONA Crystalline Glucosamine Sulfate Nature Made Triple Flex USANA Procosa
Dr. Whitaker TriComfort Essentials Now Glucosamine & MSM Vitacost 5-Loxin
Elations Healthier Joints Osteo Bi-Flex Vitamin World Joint Soother
Finest Nutrition (Walgreens) Glucosamine Chondroitin Piping Rock Chondroitin Sulfate Webber Naturals Glucosamine & Chondroitin Sulfate
GNC Triflex Puritan's Pride Joint Soother Wellesse Joint Movement Glucosamine
Andorra Life Flexi Joint Andrew Lessman Procaps Glucosamine with Chondroitin Cosamin DS CVS/Pharmacy Glucosamine Chondroitin DEVA Glucosamine Doctor's BEST Best MSM 1500 DONA Crystalline Glucosamine Sulfate Dr. Whitaker TriComfort Essentials Elations Healthier Joints Finest Nutrition (Walgreens)  Glucosamine Chondroitin GNC Triflex Instaflex Advanced Joint Juice Easy Shot Kirkland Signature (Costco) Glucosamine HCl MSM MD Formulas Hawaii JointAstin Member's Mark (Sam's Club) Glucosamine Chondroitin Metagenics ChondroCare Nature Made Triple Flex Now Glucosamine & MSM Osteo Bi-Flex Piping Rock Chondroitin Sulfate Puritan's Pride Joint Soother Rexall Glucosamine HCI with MSM Schiff Move Free Solgar No. 7 Spring Valley (Walmart) Glucosamine Chondr. Soft Chews Swanson Chondroitin Sulfate Trigosamine Max Strength USANA Procosa Vitacost 5-Loxin Webber Naturals Glucosamine & Chondroitin Sulfate Wellesse Joint Movement Glucosamine
Make sure the arthritis joint supplement you take passed our quality review and is right for you!
Isn't your health worth it?
Glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM and Boswellia may help relieve pain of arthritis caused by worn cartilage in joints -- a condition known as osteoarthritis. How can you select the best joint health supplement? You need to take a dose that's been shown to work and use a product shown by independent tests to contain what it claims. While you're at it, save some money by comparing prices to get the best ingredients at the lowest cost. That's what ConsumerLab.com has done for you in this report.
 
Among the sixteen supplements ConsumerLab.com selected and tested, most contained what they claimed, as did sixteen additional products tested through CL's voluntary Quality Certification Program. However, one product was discovered to contain only half the expected amount of a key ingredient; another listed a dose far smaller than what has been shown to work, and two products hid the amounts of important ingredients by including them in a "proprietary blend." Among the products top-rated for quality, those sold at the best price were identified as "top picks."
 
 
In this comprehensive report about glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM and Boswellia supplements for arthritis and joint health, you'll get test results and quality ratings for 32 supplements and information about one product similar to another that passed testing. You'll learn:
    • Which glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM and Boswellia supplements passed or failed ConsumerLab.com's testing and review
    • What glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM and Boswellia are and what they can and cannot do for arthritis
    • How various forms of these ingredients differ, such as the HCl and sulfate forms of glucosamine, and the 5-Loxin, AprèsFlex, and Aflapin forms of Boswellia extract
    • Which CL Approved products are lowest in cost and the best value
    • Which other ingredients in joint health formulas (such as turmeric, ginger, UC-II or manganese) may or may not be helpful
    • What is the proper dose of glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM and Boswellia to treat osteoarthritis
    • Potential side-effects of glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM and Boswellia
 
Also see our separate report on these types of supplements for dogs, cats, and horses. 

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ConsumerLab.com Answers -- for Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM and Boswellia Supplements for Joint Health
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I've been buying nutritional supplements in powder form, as I find them cheaper than tablets and capsules. I am concerned about the effect of air when I open the bottles daily because sometimes my powdered supplements get clumpy. Should I be concerned? Get the answer >>

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Does collagen taken as a supplement help with arthritis? I'm seeing it in products for joint health. Get the answer >>

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What is UC-II and does it help joints? Get the answer >>

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I have to be careful about my sodium intake. Could my glucosamine and chondroitin supplement contain hidden sodium? Get the answer >>

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Someone told me glucosamine might be helpful for back pain - is that true? Get the answer >>

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My dog is getting older and his veterinarian recently recommended giving him a glucosamine supplement for his joints. Has ConsumerLab.com tested these, or other supplements for pets? Get the answer >>

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Is it true that taking glucosamine might make my glaucoma worse? Get the answer >>

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Is hyaluronic acid helpful for osteoarthritis? Get the answer >>

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I take a supplement containing a "proprietary formula" which lists many ingredients. Can ConsumerLab test the contents so I'll know the amounts of each ingredient? Get the answer >>

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Do Vital 3 collagen drops really help for joint pain? Get the answer >>

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Is Boswellia not well absorbed? Should I take it with food? Get the answer >>
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