Safety & Precautions
What is the difference between Joint XL & other Glucosamine and Chondroitin products?
It is difficult to compare Glucosamine & Chondroitin products to Joint XL as there are many factors which need to be considered i.e. where they are sourced from, and what scientific backing the products have.
The body needs the full range of naturally occurring GAGs (Glycosaminoglycans) which include Keratin and Dermatin sulphates and the more commonly known Glucosamine & Chondroitin sulphates. In addition, Hyaluronic Acid is an equally important compound and all are found in the correct ratios in the GAGs used in Joint XL.
The GAGs in Joint XL are marine based which are more effective than GAGs from other sources, such as bovine trachea, as they remain in the digestive system longer allowing the actives tobe absorbed into the blood stream to reach the affected sites.
The % of GAGS in Joint XL is a minimum of 14% per dose, so for a 1 teaspoon dose 2.27grams = 318mg of GAGS. When comparing products for joint health treatment the following four factors need to be considered:
1. works as an anti-inflammatory
2. is gastroprotective
3. has all 5 chondroprotective agents
4. provides sufficient levels of synovial fluid
With regards to Joint XL, the answer is, Yes it does cover the above detailed four points. However, the reason why one product works and the other doesn't, is because the receptors in the body respond differently to different actives, so Joint XL may work better for one individual [or may take longer to work] than another.
Dosage can be increased to 4 capsules daily in severe conditions for the first month to achieve results.
Note: Do not take this product if you are allergic to seafood. Not recommended for use during pregnancy. If you have any concerns, consult your heath care professional.
Instructions For Use:
Take capsules with food (preferably morning and/or midday). Start with 1 capsule per day for the first week and increase gradually to the recommended daily dose.
You must be consistent with taking the capsules in order to achieve results. In most cases a positive effect can be felt in as little as 5 days. There should be improved joint function and mobility within 4 weeks of taking Joint XL.
Description: Joint XL capsules are clear vegecaps (Size '0") capsule each containing 500mg of the Joint XL powder formula.
Packaging: 90 capsules 140ml White plastic jar with tamper evident lid
Storage: Store below 77°F, keep out of direct sunlight
Shelf Life: 24 months from manufacturing date
Safety & Precautions:
Is Joint XL safe to use long-term i.e. long-term affects?
Joint XL is safe and can be used long term.
Can I use Joint XL with a heart condition?
Each case needs to be assessed by your health care practioner. In general however there would be no complications that would arise from taking Joint XL for patients with heart conditions.
Some patients may be on a restricted sodium diet in which case the levels contained in Joint XL would need to be considered as part of the whole dietary intake.
Haliotis iris, which is one of the constituents, is known to actually be beneficial to the heart.
Joint XL is all natural food - but of course in concentrated form. It may be advisable to start on a single dose only.
Can Joint XL be used with other treatments?
Joint XL is a natural joint treatment and can safely be used in conjunction with other treatments. Research shows that this formulation helps protect against possible gastro-intestinal upsets cased by long term use of NSAID's (non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs).
Generally Joint XL may also allow the frequency or dosage of the NSAID's to be reduced.
We recommend you consult with your doctor before beginning any new treatment to ensure you are being adequately treated with the appropriate medications.
Can Joint XL be used during pregnancy?
Joint XL is not recommended for use in pregnant women.
Do not take if you have an allergy to shellfish or marine products.
Heating and storage
Joint XL must be stored below 77ΊF and kept out of direct sunlight. If you live in a hot climate area or during the summer months it is recommended (though not a requirement) Joint XL be refrigerated once opened to avoid damage from heat and light.
Heating Joint XL whether that be by adding it to heated food or mixing it with hot water is not recommended as high temperatures can sometimes destroy the active ingredients found in Joint XL.
This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.