Needless pessimism is misplaced, regardless of who says it. Everyone interested in modern and scientific findings about the active ingredients for joint nutrition knows this. Our website gives you a selection of the most crucial evidence and recommendations from prestigious medical sources from all over the world.
FACT NO. 1.Good quality joint nutrition is effective
FACT NO. 2.Many joint nutrition products are not of the necessary quality
Many products in the joint nutrition category just do not meet the requirements for the:
- Actual content of the stated ingredients
- Safe use – unsuitable ingredients mostly from cheap Asian markets with no proof of proper manufacturing processes (i.e. full traceability) are potentially dangerous to health*
- Doses of essential active ingredients are unsatisfactory in many products, and in many cases this means underdosing or an unsuitable form of the ingredient
*The European directive from 2004, for instance, bans the import of Chinese chondroitin and its use in products intended for human use. Many manufacturers circumvent this import ban by saying they will only use the Chinese chondroitin for veterinary purposes.
FACT NO. 3.Joint nutrition is not enough for everything
Despite the increasing amount of evident about the positive effects of good quality active ingredients contained in joint nutrition, there is no doubt that many more serious conditions, injuries and chronic diseases need to be addressed in more effective ways.
For instance, viscosupplementation can be used to treat arthritis in individual joints – using RenehaVis, for injuries and chronic issues with tendons, ligaments and soft tissue, products containing STABHA – SportVis and TendoVis.