In the following review, we are taking a closer look at a product called Now Glucosamine and Chondroitin. This product was designed to treat the symptoms of gout. The manufacturer claims that this product will help support improved healthy joints, mobility, and lower inflammation, pain, and soreness. The product contains the added ingredient MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane).
- MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane)
- Gelatin (capsule)
- Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source)
Contains shellfish (crab, shrimp, lobster, crayfish). Not manufactured with wheat, gluten, soy, corn, milk, egg, fish or tree nut ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens. The active ingredients are included to help relieve the pain of gout and joint discomfort, and joint inflammation. There is some evidence that MSM may help with the pain and swelling of knee osteoarthritis. Early animal research shows some promise for decreasing joint degeneration.
Consult with a doctor before beginning use of this supplement. The dosage for this supplement is to take 3 capsules daily. There is no explanation of when to take or if to split the dosage over the course of a day. Also missing is whether to take with or without food.
Possible Side Effects
The product contains shellfish (crab, shrimp, lobster, crayfish). Persons with a known allergy to shellfish should not use this product. For adults only. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition (especially glaucoma). If symptoms persist, seek advice from your healthcare professional.
You can purchase directly from the official website. The cost is $23.99 for a 90 capsule bottle. This is only enough for one month supply. The purchase price does not include shipping costs. The manufacturer has not offered a discount on the product for new customers nor for bulk purchase orders.
We did not find any mention of a guarantee or return policy on the manufacturer’s website.
Conclusion of Our Now Glucosamine & Chondroitin with MSM Review
We have a couple of positive comments about this product. It is produced in a GMP facility, and is free from wheat, gluten, soy, corn, milk, egg, fish or tree nut ingredients, and suitable for vegetarians. Among the less positive aspects, neither the product label nor the manufacturer’s website explain at what time of day the capsules should be taken nor if it should be taken before or after food. This seems like critical information that every consumer would want to know. The website and product label also do not explain how long you should stay on this supplement before seeing results or if there is a maximum safe time to be be using it or at what point you should contact your doctor if your condition does not improve. There are no new customer incentives, nor bulk buying discounts. It is unclear if shipping costs are included in the product price. There is no form of return policy of guarantee offered by the manufacturer. The cost for a single bottle is $23.99 for a 90 capsule bottle. This is only enough for one month supply which makes this an expensive supplement to use. We recommend that if you are looking for a gout supplement that you purchase one that has a reliable guarantee and return policy with clear dosage and usage instructions.