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

Initial Posting: 5/20/16
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
Andrew Lessman Procaps Glucosamine with Chondroitin Kirkland Signature (Costco) Glucosamine HCl MSM Schiff Move Free
Cosamin DS MD Formulas Hawaii JointAstin Solgar No. 7
CVS/Pharmacy Glucosamine Chondroitin Member's Mark (Sam's Club) Glucosamine Chondroitin Spring Valley (Walmart) Glucosamine Chondr. Soft Chews
DEVA Glucosamine Metagenics ChondroCare Swanson Chondroitin Sulfate
Doctor's BEST Best MSM 1500 Nature Made Triple Flex Trigosamine Max Strength
DONA Crystalline Glucosamine Sulfate Now Glucosamine & MSM USANA Procosa
Dr. Whitaker TriComfort Essentials Osteo Bi-Flex Vitacost 5-Loxin
Elations Healthier Joints Piping Rock Chondroitin Sulfate Vitamin World Joint Soother
Finest Nutrition (Walgreens) Glucosamine Chondroitin Puritan's Pride Joint Soother Webber Naturals Glucosamine & Chondroitin Sulfate
GNC Triflex Rexall Glucosamine HCI with MSM Wellesse Joint Movement Glucosamine
Joint Juice Easy Shot    
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 fourteen 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 30 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
Question:
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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