My Joint Soother Review – Can It Really Help?

My Joint Soother Review - Can It Really Help?

It’s time for my Joint Soother review – a joint product that doesn’t look amazing to me:

  • uses the weaker form of glucosamine
  • doses are not clearly mentioned

Besides, I’ve tried similar formulas in the past – without much success.

So is Joint Soother any good? Or it’s another supplement that promises a lot and does nothing? I tried it out myself so I can speak from experience.

Note: This review is based on my experience with Joint Soother, so it doesn’t contain just general info. I’m not trying to praise/criticize this product or its company, I am simply telling my opinion about it.


So Let’s Get To The Review

Full Name: Joint Soother Triple Strength from Vitamin World.

Sizes: There’s are 4 main versions:

  • 60 or 90 caplets – the medium sizes
  • 120 or 180 caplets – larger sizes

Best Actual Price: Around $22 (depending on the size and where you get it from).

Where I Bought It From: Ebay, because you can find all sizes there. 

It’s also available on Amazon, but I could only find the 180 caplets version.

Designed For: Judging after the ingredients – osteoarthritis or cartilage problems:

  • contains ingredients that rebuild cartilages
  • small doses of anti-inflammatory
  • couldn’t help the pain caused by inflammation (like in rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis) 

My Rating: 6 out of 10 – I only rated it so high because of the price.

Worth Buying?: Probably not, even though it’s pretty cheap:

  • has the weaker form of glucosamine
  • it doesn’t mention the doses for all ingredients
  • it didn’t help me tremendously

So I personally would not recommend it – at least not for a regular form of OA. If you have minor issues, it should do its job.


What I Liked About It

  • Pretty good choice of ingredients overall
  • High dose of glucosamine
  • You can find it in several sizes (I found 4, but there could be some others)
  • Not very expensive
  • You only have to take 2 pills per day


What I Didn’t Like About It

  • Weak form of glucosamine (the HCl instead of the sulfate)
  • Doesn’t mention some doses – I will explain below
  • Didn’t improve my joints too much
  • Pills are pretty thick and hard to swallow




Joint Soother – A Quick Overview

Well – Joint Soother looks like a classic supplement:

  • contains well-established ingredients
  • is produced by a well reputed company
  • available in several retailers
  • you can buy it both online and offline

So what makes it better then? Why would you buy this product – when there are over 100 similar ones?

It’s probably the price. Compared to others, Joint Soother is significantly cheaper. 

However – that usually means it has a lower quality. So let’s dig deeper into it – starting with the ingredients.



The Ingredients – Not What I Expected

At first sight – Joint Soother’s ingredients looks pretty good:

  1. Classic substances
  2. Pretty high doses

My Joint Soother Review – Can It Really Help?

But if you take a closer look – they’re not that impressive anymore. So let’s take them by turn:

1. Glucosamine Hydrochloride (1500 mg) – normally, glucosamine is the best ingredient for osteoarthritis:

  • it rebuilds damaged cartilages
  • also protects against further damage

However – I don’t like the form Joint Soother uses:

  • the hydrochloride is pretty weaker overall
  • it doesn’t have positive reviews in studies
  • it’s only cheaper as a substance

1500 may be a great dose – but as it’s the HCl form, I doubt it’s going to be very effective. So that’s the #1 problem.

2. Mobili-Flex Proprietary Blend (1.194 mg) – this is a brand mix that is made of:

  • MSM, Chondroitin, Collagen, Boswellia, Citrus Complex
  • overall, it contains really good substances inside
  • the final dose is pretty high

However – what bothers me is that there’s no dose for each particular ingredient. 

This is a big problem – considering that most of those 5 ingredients are really essential (MSM, Chondroitin, Collagen). 



4 Conclusions On The Ingredients

#1. Weak Form Of Glucosamine – as I said, this is the #1 problem of Joint Soother, in my opinion. 

Basically – there are 2 forms of glucosamine: the sulfate and the HCl:

  • there are lots of studies on the sulfate
  • it has mostly positive results, while the result for the HCl aren’t that promising
  • glucosamine HCl is cheaper as a lone substances
  • most people have no idea about the difference

So that’s why many brands use the HCl form:

  1. It’s cheaper for them.
  2. Most people can’t tell the difference on paper.

But when it comes to results – the sulfate works much better overall. I always had much better results with it – compare to the HCl form.

#2. Good Dose – however, the dose of glucosamine is pretty good:

  • 1500 mg is a great dose
  • the HCl form is usually more pure than the sulfate (but it’s not better)

So speaking exclusively about the dose of glucosamine – Joint Soother looks pretty good.

#3. No Doses For The Blend – that’s the second problem I found about it:

  1. Only mentions the overall concentration of the proprietary mix
  2. There’s no exact dose for the Chondroitin, Boswellia or the rest

In most cases – companies do this in order to hide some small doses. 

Considering there’s about 1200 mg overall:

  • that would mean about 250 mg/substance
  • this is a pretty low dose

#4. Better For Cartilage Problems – judging after what it contains, Joint Soother should work better for OA:

  • glucosamine, chondroitin, collagen, MSM help cartilages
  • only Boswellia is an anti-inflammatory
  • however, it probably has a low dose

So I wouldn’t recommend this product for joint pain caused by inflammation.



My Experience With Joint Soother

#1. Why I Tried It – the main reason was for my OA:

  • it was affecting both of my knees
  • it was a consequence of cartilage tear – due to my rheumatoid arthritis
  • the pain wasn’t that bad (a 3-4)
  • the #1 problem was that I lost my knee flexibility
  • so walking and standing was more difficult than it used to be

#2. How It Worked – to be honest, Joint Soother didn’t work amazingly for me.

I could see a difference after using it – but it wasn’t any better than most glucosamine products. Here’s what I mean:

  1. My pain did get better after about 2 weeks
  2. It went from a 4 to about a 2 – so it didn’t disappear completely
  3. My knees felt a bit better after about 2 months
  4. However, the improvement was pretty small

Actually – I wasn’t getting so tired after walking around the home. That was mostly the improvement.

  • But I still couldn’t bend down or bend my knees
  • Also – I couldn’t stand for more than 20-30 minutes

#3. Overall – I can’t tell Joint Soother worked too well. Most supplements I tried also helped with these things.

In my opinion, it’s because of the weak form of glucosamine it uses. But obviously – I can’t tell for sure.

So I wouldn’t really recommend Joint Soother for joint problems or osteoarthritis. There are many products that are way better, in my view.

Now let’s take a quick look at the best and the worst things about Joint Soother.




#1 Advantage – Quality Ingredients

To be honest, Joint Soother contains some really good stuff inside. At least at first sight.

My Joint Soother Review – Can It Really Help?

So here’s the thing:

  • most ingredients are classic substances
  • overall – they have many studies on joint pain with positive results
  • I can also confirm that they’re very effective (based on personal experience)

So there’s only that weak form of glucosamine that I really don’t like.

All the other ingredients look very promising:

  1. Chondroitin and MSM exist in most joint supplements.
  2. Collagen is also a quality substance.
  3. Boswellia is often times associated with turmeric – for inflammation.
  4. Citrus Complex is the only one that’s not so popular – but it also works for inflammation.

Compared to other joint supplements, Joint Soother really contains good substances inside. So that’s a real advantage.



#2 Advantage – Great Price

To be honest, Joint Soother is definitely not expensive. Compared to similar products – it’s actually quite cheap.

Let’s take the 120 pills version:

  • it’s enough for 2 months
  • the price is around $22 per bottle
  • this means you only pay around $11 per month – which is super cheap

Now – there is indeed a problem. I couldn’t find all the versions on Amazon (and they usually have the best price here).

So I couldn’t tell the exact price for each size – because they are different on most retailers.

However – one thing is clear:

  • it’s really cheap for what it has inside
  • doesn’t cost as much as similar supplements
  • it only depends where you buy it from

So if you decide on Joint Soother (though I personally don’t recommend it) – make sure you check out several shops before making the actual purchase.



#1 Problem – Concentrations

Now – the major problem of Joint Soother is probably the glucosamine HCl. 

But as I already explained why it’s a problem for me – I won’t mention it again. 

However, another big downside of Joint Soother are its doses (or their lack):

  1. Only the concentration of glucosamine HCl is mentioned
  2. For the other ingredient – it’s only mentioned the final dose

So here’s what the label should look like – in my opinion:

  • the ingredients are fine
  • the Proprietary Blend’s dose is also fine
  • but each of the 5 ingredients inside should be mentioned separately
  • they should also mention the dose for each

That would mean: A mg of chondroitin, B mg of MSM, C mg of collagen – and so on. 

In this way, you could know exactly what you’re taking. But as it is now – the doses are probably small for some of those ingredients.

So in my opinion – that’s why they’re not showing them clearly.

I’ve seen many companies doing this when their doses are too low – so that’s why I believe this.



#2 Problem -Not Too Helpful

Honestly – Joint Soother didn’t convince me it’s a worth buying supplement:

  • it didn’t relieve my knee pain completely
  • didn’t improve my flexibility too much
  • overall – it wasn’t better than most products

Now – I’m mostly speaking from experience, but I can’t consider it a really good product. 

My Joint Soother Review – Can It Really Help?

So here’s the thing:

  1. It couldn’t help someone with inflammation problems (low doses of anti-inflammatory)
  2. It can decrease OA pain
  3. But I doubt it could improve flexibility or rebuild cartilages

As I said – that’s my personal opinion, judging after how it worked for me. 

So I wasn’t too satisfied overall – it’s not such a helpful supplement as you might think.



#3 Problem – Large Pills

That’s another thing I didn’t really like about Joint Soother:

  • pills are pretty thick and big
  • swallowing them isn’t too easy

Now – I know that glucosamine pills tend to be thicker

But I’ve seen many supplements with decent pills in terms of size.

Plus – Joint Soother mentions that its pills are caplets, not capsules or tablets. So what does that mean?

  • normally, caplets are smaller in size
  • they are also lighter – not as thick as capsules

So I personally wish they were a bit smaller – since you have to take 2 per day. 

Obviously, it’s not the biggest problem ever – but in terms of comfort, it’s not too good.




My Verdict – Is Joint Soother Worth Buying?

Short answer: Probably not. I would only recommend it in this case:

  • you have an easy form of osteoarthritis
  • you want to test out a cheap product, in case it helps

Otherwise – it’s surely not the kind of supplement I would recommend:

  1. Contains the weaker form of glucosamine (HCl)
  2. Doesn’t mention most of the doses
  3. Didn’t help my joints too much

Now, I admit it’s a really cheap supplement – so you wouldn’t be wasting a lot of money anyway. 

But I think it’s not the right choice for osteoarthritis – considering the reasons I mentioned above.

So I personally would choose something else, even if it’s a few dollars more. But obviously, it’s all up to you.

Heather Pharm.D.

Heather Tracy Foley is a Pharmacy graduate, Blogger and Author with a vast experience in health sciences. She has a particular interest in joint pain and rheumatology and spent several years studying health problems. You can find her on Pinterest or via email.

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