My Joint Performance Plus Review – Is It Totally Worth It?
It’s time for my Joint Performance Plus review, a supplement that I doubted from the first time. Though it has a pretty different ingredient list (in the best way), its ingredients don’t have very high doses. At least for someone who has a chronic pain, like me.
But it’s hard reach any conclusions without trying it for real. So here’s what I found out after digging deeper into this product.
Note: This review is based on my experience with it, so it may or may not agree with other reviews you find. I am not praising/criticizing the product or its company, I am simply telling my opinion about it
So Let’s Get To The Review
Full Name: Joint Performance Plus
Quantity : 90 capsules
Best Actual Price: $29.95
Where I Bought It From: Ebay
Designed For: It’s one of those supplements that aren’t made for a certain category like RA or OA. But I think it would work better for OA, as the doses are pretty low for rheumatoid arthritis.
Even so, it doesn’t look very promising because it lacks stuff like glucosamine and chondroitin.
My Rating: 3.90 / 10.00
Worth The Price?: Definitely not. It’s not very expensive, but it’s still overpriced. It doesn’t have anything special inside and it worked pretty weak in my case. At the end of the bottle, I wasn’t a lot better than before, so it was kind of a waste of money for me.
That’s why I would recommend it, when you can get something better for pretty much the same money.
What I Liked About It
- It contains Meriva curcumin, which is one of the best types of curcumin you can find (it’s natural and purified)
- The pills are pretty easy to swallow
- It contains a unique ingredient (a herbal blend made by this company) with grape, ginger and pomegranate extract that manages to decrease inflammation
What I Didn’t Like About It
- It doesn’t have any classic ingredients for joint problems, that’s what I disliked most
- I didn’t get any relief overall, so I can’t say it helped me any single bit
- One bottle only lasts for 1 month
- It’s really overpriced for what it does and for what it contains
The Ingredients – Pretty Unusual
I think the only reason why I bought this supplement was to test it out. Other than that, I don’t think I would have bought it. Why am I saying this?
Because its ingredients aren’t impressive at all, in my opinion.
So let’s start with the beginning.
– Sodium (15 mg) – From what I know, it doesn’t have any known benefits for joint pain. At least I didn’t find anything on Google. So I don’t think the 15 mg from the list will do much, at least no alone
– UC-II Standardized cartilage (40 mg) – I don’t know a lot about this substance, but I believe it’s related to the collagen under it. Judging after it’s name, I think it’s the best ingredient from this list. Regarding the collagen, I just wish it had a higher dose, because patients with joint pain usually have a deficiency
– MSM – This is something really common for joint pain supplements. MSM is a natural anti-inflammatory and the substance with the highest dose from Joint Performance Plus – 500 mg
– Meriva curcumin – It’s one of the best types of curcumin you can find, because it has a high purity and it’s doesn’t need any helper like bioperine. But once again, the quantity is pretty small, in my opinion – only 225 mg
– Herbal mix of Ginger, Pomergrante and Grapes – This is the ingredient that could save this supplement. The mix is something I’ve never seen before, probably because it’s a brand ingredient. These 3 herbs are all anti-inflammatory, each with a different potency. But as it’s the first time I see this mix, I can’t say if the dose is good or not
Conclusion: Overall, the ingredient list didn’t impress me with anything, other than the herbal mix and the Meriva curcumin. But even those substances has pretty small doses, so I doubt they could do much on their own.
So at first sight, things don’t look amazing for this supplement. There’s no glucosamine, no chondroitin or other classic ingredients. I appreciate they tried to bring in a new formula, but in my case, it really didn’t work out.
The 2 Promises Of This Supplement
After taking a look at the official website, I noticed this supplement makes a lot of promises. That’s not a bad thing at all, because to me it’s like having a great authority among supplements.
So that was one of the things that convinced me to trust it.
Let’s start with the beginning.
Promise #1: The MSM and collagen combination from these pills will provide a foundation for healthy joints.
What do I believe? Well, that’s a general affirmation, and it can refer to a lot of things. But MSM fights inflammation and collagen strengthens the joints. If that’s what the label meant, then it kept its promise.
However, I think the doses of these 2 ingredients are too low for that. If you gave these doses to a healthy person, they would surely keep his joints healthy. But if you give them to someone who already has damaged cartilages, I think a higher dose would be necessary.
Promise #2: The Meriva curcumin will decrease all the inflammation.
Well, curcumin does that, especially if it has a high quality. And the Meriva curcumin they’re using does. However, you need much higher doses than 225 mg. At least, if you are a chronic pain sufferer. For the rest, this dose will probably decrease all the inflammation.
Unfortunately, I don’t think this dose can decrease all the inflammation, at least not in someone who had chronic joint problems. So this promise is only partially true, in my opinion.
My Experiment With This Supplement
All right, so this supplement doesn’t look amazing on paper. But that doesn’t mean it cannot work in reality. In fact, it contains that herbal mix that I never heard of. What if it makes miracles for my joint pain?
Before I Tried It: The reason why I tried Joint Performance Plus was mostly for experience. I didn’t believe it could help me tremendously, because it didn’t contain certain ingredients that worked good for me in the past.
I had a secondary OA in my knees, and an old RA that was worse in my hands. So I can say I had the whole pack.
According to the label, you have to take 3 capsules per day, so one bottle is enough for a month. That’s exactly what I did, for one whole month.
Week 2: I skipped this first week because there wasn’t anything unusual. I didn’t expect any improvement in the first 2 weeks, because most supplements need this time until they start working.
My knees were still very stiff and weak, I was still experiencing 1 hour stiffness every morning and my general condition was the same.
Week 4: I was hoping I would see a small progress in my pain after 3 or 4 weeks. That’s the typical period it takes to a joint supplement to work.
Unfortunately, there wasn’t any change after one month. So when I finished the bottle, I wasn’t feeling much better than when I started it.
Additional Facts: Besides, these pills were also giving me nausea sometimes.
I don’t necessarily blame them for that, because it was happening when I wasn’t eating too much before. So I wouldn’t recommend taking these pills after crackers or a small snack, because you won’t feel amazingly.
The fact that you have to take them 3 times a day was also a downside. I would sometimes forget and I could only take them after eating, so it was pretty difficult. But after a while, I started getting used to it.
End Of Treatment: Well, those secondary effects matter less. I finished the treatment without feeling any major change. Was I disappointed? Well, I wasn’t expecting to feel perfect after taking these pills, but I was hoping I would feel a bit better. But unfortunately, this was one of the few supplements that did not help me at all.
If I had a minor pain, I might have surely felt much better with these pills. But as I had a chronic pain + mobility issues, I probably needed something much more powerful.
So I don’t think this supplement is the right choice for people with arthritis. It’s pretty weak to be effective, in my opinion.
Fact: You Can’t Find Any Reviews
Before I bought this supplement, I spent a lot of time looking for customer reviews. The interesting fact is that I haven’t found too many, no matter where I searched.
I found Joint Performance Plus being sold on Amazon, but it didn’t have any review, questions, not even any minor comment. I also found other less known websites selling it, but there was no review on any.
The only customer reviews I found were on the supplement’s official page.
But I usually avoid to check out those kind of reviews, unless they are from Amazon. Otherwise, no matter what site I’m looking at, all the reviews seem the same. So I’m somehow questioning them, because I’m not sure if they are real or not.
However, I tend to believe these ones because I found no other review. And the reviews I read were all rather positive. So the only conclusion I can reach is that this supplement does work, if you have a regular or minor pain. It did not work for me because I had a chronic pain, so I probably need higher doses and strong ingredients.
Therefore, if you have a chronic or strong joint pain, I don’t think this supplement can help you. It’s just my opinion, but I’m counting on the fact that it didn’t decrease my pain.
So Is It Worth Buying?
Short answer: Not really. It doesn’t have amazing ingredients, it’s really expensive overall and I can’t say it helped me. So in my case, it was a pretty big waste of money.
I could get a much better supplement for the same price, that’s why I couldn’t possibly recommend Joint Performance Plus.
So for me, it’s not worth buying again.
It’s true that our bodies react differently to different medicines, I can’t deny that. But the ingredient list can give you a clue whether it’s good for your condition or not. And this supplement doesn’t contain anything impressive. It doesn’t even contain classic ingredients. Besides, the doses of the substances it has are pretty small for arthritis.
Therefore, I’m not going to buy this supplement. I don’t have anything against it, and I really appreciate that it brings in a new formula, that is different from the classic “glucosamine-chondroitin-MSM”. But in my case, it simply wasn’t effective.
I came across your review by chance and I realized I tried this supplement in the past. I can’t say much about it, it was long time ago, but I know I stopped using it after the bottle ran out. It really didn’t do much.
I’m a RA warrior like you, so thanks for all the recommendations you’re giving. I’m definitely going to try them in the future, hopefully with better results.
Hi Giselle, thanks for your opinion, it’s my pleasure to be of use.
For rheumatoid arthritis, turmeric supplements work better than anything. But it’s essential not to choose any kind of turmeric supplement. This one is my favourite, because it’s one of the few that really work as they should. So if I had to choose, that’s what I would buy.
Thank you for reading my blog 🙂
I tried these pills as well, and my reaction was similar to yours: not much changed in my pain. I didn’t know that many things about ingredients and concentration, but I really loved how you explained everything. Next time I buy a supplement, I’ll know what to look for.
Do you think you could write an article about the best ingredients of a joint pain supplement in the future? That would really help me
Hey Bethany, I was hoping to find someone who really benefit from this supplement, but I guess I’ll have to keep looking.
I was actually thinking to write a post about ingredients and their recommended doses, but I wasn’t sure if it was interesting enough for the readers. It’s great to hear about your excitement, I will surely write one in the next months.
Thanks for letting me know your opinion.
I’ve had a car accident 2 years ago and consequently I had a surgery in my right leg. I was in good health before that, and I never had any walking or pain issues in my legs.
Well, the recovery was harder than I thought and doctors told me I had a beginning of osteoarthritis in my right leg. I tried a lot of physical therapy but I was always in terrible pain. I also tried different glucosamine medicines, but they were only brought minimal relief.
I just found your post today and you seem to know a lot about these kinds of supplements. What do you think would work in my case? Thanks
Hello Jim, I’m sorry for all the problems you had lately. Osteoarthritis degrades your bones, so that’s probably why only your right leg was affected in the accident. It was much weaker, because of osteoarthritis.
Before I recommend you anything, could you tell me the name of the supplements you tried before? Glucosamine can be a very beneficial ingredient, but only if it’s associated with the right things. And unfortunately, most of the supplements don’t do that.
I think you should take a look at this product, which is pretty much the best thing I tried for osteoarthritis. It’s also based on glucosamine, but there are also chondroitin, MSM, Boswellia and turmeric. These are all ingredients that I really praise, so you can’t really go wrong with this supplement.