Best Supplement For Joint Pain

EASNA review the best joint supplements designed to help manage the joint pain and maintain joint health in the modern world and work environment.

The Best Joint Supplements Over The Counter

We've ranked the best combined joint supplements available over the counter at the moment. And these three supplements are all quite different, focusing on treating joint pain in different ways. One with a focus on Omega 3 as the backbone, another with Glucosamine Hydrochloride and the final choice focusing on Bromelain as the core. They each represent relatively different methods. And if you're wondering why not one supplement with everything in? Because as of yet nobody makes it, and it would need to be about an 8-10 pill serving, which we expect wouldn't sell all too well no matter how good the anti inflammatory properties were most people wouldn't want to add that many pills to their daily intake.

Best Joint Supplements FAQ

The most commonly asked questions about joint pain relief supplements

Can I treat arthritis pain with natural supplements?

Supplements such as glucosamine and chondroitin have been shown to be effective in reducing pain and inflammation and are part of describable treatment in some countries. In addition, omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to improve joint function . While more research is needed, natural supplements may offer a safe and effective way to reduce pain killer usage in managing arthritis pain. 

Is fish oil better than algae for omega 3 fatty acids?

Fish oil is a slightly better source of EPA and DHA, two types of omega 3 fatty acids that are important for joint health. Algae, on the other hand, is a good source of ALA, an omega 3 fatty acid that is important for cognitive function. Whilst there is a slightly lower amount of eicosapentaenoic acid in algae it is more bioavailable, meaning your body absorbs it more easily. As such there really isn't much if any difference, except that Algae may be a little bit better for brain benefits, but it shouldn't make any odds when it comes to joint pain relief. 

What's the best joint supplement for treating arthritis pain?

It will depend on your specific intolerances, what medications your on and what type of arthritis you have. All of the ingredients in our best ingredients list are agreed on by the arthritis foundation. But, as a rule of thumb we'd suggest that Omega Three Fatty Acids, K2 followed by Ginger and Turmeric supplements are probably the best as these all work to alleviate joint pain and inflammation, and don't just find use with their pain relieving effects, like glucosamine hydrochloride. They're also all very well tolerated with no serious side effects with the exclusion of allergies. 

Can I take omega 3 on other medications?

While it is generally safe to take omega 3 supplements for joint swelling, there are a few potential interactions to be aware of. For example, omega 3 can increase the activity of blood thinners such as warfarin. As a result, people who are taking blood thinners should be monitored closely by their doctor if they start taking omega 3 supplements. In addition, omega 3 can interact with some types of chemotherapy drugs. Therefore, people who are undergoing chemotherapy should speak with their doctor before taking omega 3 supplements. 

Physio Flex Pro - Best Joint Supplement

Physio Flex Pro mixed with an off the shelf omega 3 supplement is by far the best option on the market at the moment. It focuses on ingredients that it can fit into a 2 pill a day supplement and doesn't waste space on too many ingredients that it can't possibly fit in a standard 1000mg capsule. Adding in a highly functional dose of Bromelain and a large dose of Selenium along with six others, most of which are well dosed. The selenium is an interesting ingredient. It's not in a lot of other supplements, but has been shown to be very effective. [13]

The only catch is that you should not take any other selenium supplements as it is possible to too heavily dose it. In terms of the other ingredients they use an effective curcumin extract dosage and their Zingiber ginger extract means that there's a functional dose even in a small pill, not requiring 3 grams a day as you would normally for it's anti inflammatory effects to work. It could be a little bit higher, but is still effective to help with relieving joint pain. 

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Best Way To Use Phsyio Flex

We do recommend that you take an omega supplement as well as Physio Flex Pro, but any supermarket omega supplement will do, and if we compare it to Relief Factor this presents a much better value proposition in terms of active ingredients for your dollar.


Customers Physio Flex Pro Reviews 

Customers reviews of Physio Flex Pro are generally a lot higher than the rest of the competition although this is as likely due the supplement having reasonable marketing. It's also the go to for our staff at EASNA.

Pros
Highly Dosed 
Best Cover All (Without Omega 3) 
Money Back Guarantee
More expensive concentrated extracts

Cons
Only Available From Their Store

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Category Score
Ingredients 8/10
Joint Health 9/10
Pain Relief 9/10
Customer Satisfaction 9/10
Other Benefits 6/10
Value 9/10
Overall 9/10

References

1 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5494092/

2 - https://blogs.bmj.com/rheumsummaries/2021/04/12/vitamin-k-is-involved-in-osteoarthritis/

3 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5026413/

4 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3539179

5- https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Omega3FattyAcids-HealthProfessional/

6 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7362115/

7 - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11710709/

8 - https://www.arthritis.org/health-wellness/treatment/complementary-therapies/supplements-and-vitamins/supplement-and-herb-guide-for-arthritis-symptoms

9 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5003001/

10 - https://bnf.nice.org.uk/drugs/glucosamine/

11 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6747466/

12 - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30160612/

13 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7601319/

14 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4808895/