If you participate in sports or just seem to be feeling joint pain from age, it may be a good idea to invest in a supplement that helps to maintain the health of your joints and provides pain relief. Today we review a supplement called Kirkland Signature Glucosamine HCI, a product designed to maintain healthy joints and cartilage. It is also said to support flexibility, motion and joint function. We take a deeper look at the facts to see if this is the best joint support supplement on the market.
- MSM (methylsulfonylmethane)
Glucosamine is an amino acid sugar and component of cartilage. Some studies reveal that it may be beneficial for providing relief from arthritis and osteoarthritis by promoting flexibility and mobility. MSM is a sulfur that is said to promote healthy connective tissue and alleviate pain and inflammation. This formula seems to be quite basic however, there are key ingredients missing such as CMO (Cetyl myristoleate) which not only helps to relieve pain but also aids in lubricating joints and softening the surrounding cartilage. L-Glutamic Acid is also lacking in this formula which is a disappointment as it helps to strengthen skeletal muscles and aids in tissue repair post injury or surgery.
The manufacturer advises adults to take two capsules once a day. Based on the fact that there are no supporting ingredients such as CMO (Cetyl myristoleate) and L-Glutamic Acid this dose alone may not be potent enough to deliver any measurable results.
Possible Side Effects
While the manufacturer has failed to mention any side effects associated with this product research shows that Glucosamine may cause nausea, diarrhea, heartburn and intestinal gas. MSM may cause nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, fatigue, headaches, and insomnia.
The cost for a bottle of 375 tablets is $14.49 online, which seems too good to be true. Quality usually outweighs quantity and in this case, we are doubtful that this is a high-quality product based on the fact that each tablet costs roughly $0.04.
The manufacturer mentions that if you are not satisfied with the product, you can return it for your money back, however, they have not stipulated a timeframe in which you have to return the product. The guarantee seems weaker than most offered by other leading brands.
Conclusion of Our Kirkland Signature Glucosamine HCI Review
We appreciate the fact that the manufacturer has made their product readily available online and we also like the fact that bottles have a 375 tablet count, however, what worries us is the price. It seems far too good to be true and we are concerned that the manufacturer has skimped on using high-quality ingredients just to be able to offer a good price. Another concern we have is that the formula is lacking crucial supporting ingredients that are very beneficial for joint repair and pain relief. While there are many mixed reviews, some have mentioned that the products price is misleading because of the shipping price. Others mentioned that the product had not worked at all and some have mentioned that they have experienced side effects which the manufacturer failed to mention. Based on our findings we feel you are better off looking for an alternative product that is backed by a strong guarantee and contains all the right ingredients.