This is a review of Daylight Nutrition Joint Plex Extra Strength, called “Joint Plex” for short. It is a formula that gives relief from symptoms of arthritis and gout, such as joint pain or inflammation. Its main ingredients are glucosamine (from shellfish), methylsulfonylmethane, and chondroitin, in addition to bromelain (from pineapple) and boswellia leaf extract. The first two ingredients each work by slowing down the breakdown of cartilage, and are especially effective in combination. Glucosamine helps to reduce inflammation of the joints and to manage pain. Chondroitin aids the body in producing cartilage and fixing damage caused by excessive uric acid in the joints. Methylsulfonylmethane, known as MSM, boosts overall immunity and strengthens joints. Bromelain is an enzyme that treats inflammation, especially of joints, and reduces swelling. Boswellia completes the mixture with its additional anti-inflammatory properties.
- Glucosamine sulphate
- Chondroitin sulphate
- Boswellia leaf extract
- Minor additives include: cellulose, gelatin, magnesium stearate, and silica
It is recommended to take three capsules each day with food and plenty of water.
The ingredients chondroitin and glucosamine can increase blood sugar and should therefore be avoided by diabetics. There may also be nausea, constipation, itchy skin, or a rash. Because one of the ingredients comes from shellfish, people who are allergic to shellfish should also not use this.
One bottle, containing 120 Joint Plex capsules and meant to be taken over 40 days, costs $31.95. This comes out to just under $24 per month, an amount that is comparable to products such as GoutClear, which is highly recommended for gout sufferers.
Joint Plex and other similar products by the same company are created following the standards of the FDA, and their website guarantees products that are safe, organic, and chemical-free; however,it lacks any information about a return policy.
Conclusion – Daylight Nutrition Joint Plex Extra Strength
Joint Plex helps repair damage that is caused by deposits of uric acid, and it also heals damaged cartilage in the joints. It manages pain and inflammation, but does nothing to control the level of uric acid in the blood, and in fact raises blood sugar instead. People who are using Joint Plex alone, not supplemented with a second medication, should drink plenty of water to help flush excess uric acid out of the body more efficiently and keep it from building up in joints.
Besides needing additional supplementation to be effective, consumers should be aware that Joint Plex is not a vegetarian product, though it is made of natural ingredients. Also, its website mentions no guarantee of return or refund. It may cause an allergic reaction or side effects, and, as mentioned, it is not recommended for diabetics. Therefore, patients must be careful when treating themselves with this product.