As you enter old age, you can expect a few aches and pains here and there. It is only normal for our body to show signs of wear and tear. However, what is not normal is arthritis. It may seem so common among older adults, but it is not a given. This is what Xtend-Life’s Not Just Joints promises to help those who find themselves debilitated by painful joints. So let’s see if this product holds up to what it says it does.
When we talk about arthritis, we often refer this as joint inflammation. However, in reality this actually encompasses around 200 rheumatic conditions and diseases that affects the joints. There are different conditions that affect the joints, but one thing is for sure – these are painful to a point where it can immobilize you.
There are two main types of arthritis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The first is caused by a wear and tear of to the joint cartilage, while the latter is caused when the immune system attacks the lining of your joint capsule. This can be very painful to a point where 18% of total disabilities in the US are caused by arthritis.
This problem not only affects your mobility, but your quality of life. In fact, arthritis has been linked to major depression. This tells you that the nagging pain in your joints can resonate throughout your body and may even take over your life.
This is why products like Not Just Joints are created, and that is to answer to the gnawing demand for a solution, or prevention, for joint pains.
Xtend Life has a carved a name for itself in the industry for providing supplements that has gone to make an improvement in health and wellness. This company has earned a good reputation over the years which is a plus for any supplement that comes under its umbrella of excellence.
Not Just Joints is a supplement that promotes healthy joints with specialized natural ingredients. They claim that these ingredients are not found in similar supplements because they are expensive and sensitive to stomach acids. But a definite plus about this product is that each capsule is enteric-coated. This means that they have a certain coating so that they do not get disintegrated prematurely when they reach the stomach. This ensures better absorption and maximum efficacy.
I have to give it to them because these information are explained further on their website. They also added that optimum effects can be achieved when you take this together with their Green Lipped Mussel Powder, Omega 3 DHA/Fish Oil, and any version of Total Balance. If you add up the costs, this can be rather expensive because Xtend-Life products tend to be on the pricier end of the spectrum. Also, I find it redundant when taking the product with Green Lipped Mussel Powder when this supplement is also formulated with the same ingredient.
But let’s try to dissect how Not Just Joints is able to deliver its promised effects by going through the rest of its ingredients.
- Vitamin D3
- Vitamin E
- Glucosamine sulfate potassium chloride salt
- Glucosamine sulfate (from Crustacean shell)
- MSM (Methylsulfonyl mehtane)
- Chondroitin Sulfate (from Shark cartilage)
- Boswellia extract (gum)
- Turmeric extract (root)
- Corktree extract (bark)
- Ginger extract (root)
- Glucosamine hydrochloride
- Celery seed extract
- Green-lipped mussel powder
- Chasteberry extract
- Piperine (from Black Pepper)
- Cetyl myristoleate (from Beef tallow)
- Silicon (as Magnesium trisilicate)
- Strontium (as strontium citrate)
- Boron (as Boron citrate)
- Enzyme Blend:
- Bromelain (from pineapple stem)
- Fungal protease (from Aspergillus oryzae)
- Papain (from papaya fruit)
- Lysozyme (from Hen egg white)
This product indeed has quite a number of nutrients but it has a set of special ingredients like Green lipped mussel, chitin, Boswellia extract, ginger extract and chasteberry extract.
They have a product that has been using green lipped mussel but this is another supplement where they used the same ingredient for arthritic pain. They harvested this from the clean waters of New Zealand, and it contains Omega-3 fatty acids that possess anti-inflammatory and joint protecting prooperties.
Boswellia, on the other hand, provides an herbal extract that reduced inflammation in rheumatiod arthritis and osteoarthritis. Chasteberry is an ingredient which is discovered way back in the fifties and was known to reduce the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
The official page claims that the product is composed of a power combo of certain nutrients that aims to target the root cause arthritis. It did not, however, promise to be a replacement for medications.
For promotive and preventive measures, I find it to be product that has the bearings of a good joint supplement.
An adult dosage requires 6 tablets every day. For optimal results, you need to take this on an empty stomach and split it into two doses per day. This means 3 tablets in the morning and another 3 around mid to late afternoon. This is definitely more than the usual dosage directed by similar supplements.
How it works
It helps promote your joint health and the health of your other organs. Aside from that, Not Just Joints also promises to do the following:
- Increase mobility*
- Reduce joint inflammation, swelling and stiffness*
- Restore cartilage and glutathione depletion*
- Support affected joints, muscles, and tissues*
- Increase immune support*
I found several positive feedback online about this product. It is a commendable fact that they went above the grain and chose unconventional ingredients which are known to be very delicate, and yet highly effective. The brand ensured its potency and optimal absorption thanks to its enteric-coating.
Price and Purchase
A bottle of Not Just Joints which contains 90 tablets for a full month supply costs $70. Like any of their products which is rather expensive, this one is no exception.
- One of the major advantage that this product has is the fact that they have a money back guarantee.
- To ensure optimum absorption, their enteric-coating is definitely a plus.
- There are several good feedback about the product, but this is mostly rated as pretty average.
- Most costumers claim that they experienced some improvement after 4-6 weeks of continued use.
- It doesn’t require any prescription to purchase because it is a supplement.
- It comes in an easy to take tablet.
- It not only controls or prevents joint pain, but also promote general body health.*
- The product is more expensive compared to competitors.
- It is not advisable for pregnant and lactating women.
- It contains 33 ingredients which can also increase the possibility of drug interactions.
- There are a lot of products that many may be sensitive from, therefore it would be advisable to check with your primary care physician first to ensure safety.
I must say that Not Just Joints contains an impressive list of ingredients which only shows that the company went through all the pain to come up with a good product. You can see that they did their homework in choosing the specific ingredients that are suitable not only for addressing joint pain, but overall good health.
Unfortunately, the number of ingredients can also pose a problem because it can create certain interactions with any medications that you may be presently taking. Some of it may even cause allergic reactions on some. For this, I advise that you consult your physician first.
The price is also another concern because it seems rather expensive for something you have to purchase monthly. However, if you see that ti gives you the change that you are looking for, then this is definitely worth its price.
You have to consider the fact that we all react differently to certain products. So what is effective for you may not be as much for me. So, take the time to test this product if you feel that it is worth a try.
For me, Not Just Joints, is a supplement that is definitely worth a try because it hits two birds with one stone. Aside from promoting healthy joints, it also covers the rest of the body for overall good health. For maximum results, they also give you the option of taking this together with their other products for better results. If you are serious about relieving and preventing joint pain, then you should seriously consider Xtend-Life’s Not Just Joints.
*The claims provided by this product may not be the same for everyone due to the fact that every person reacts differently to the ingredients found in this formula. It is also for this purpose that you take caution when using this product. These claims have not been evaluated by the FDA. It is best to seek medical advice before taking any supplement.