My Review: Move Free Joint Supplement – Does It Really Work?

My Review: Move Free Joint Supplement - Does It Really Work?

It’s time to review Move Free Joint Supplement, a product that looks really promising:

  • really good price
  • it has a lot of positive reviews all over the Internet

However, most reviews I found were talking about chronic pain.

I didn’t found too many about osteoarthritis, which was the condition I had.

So would it work for a chronic OA? Could it strengthen my very weak knees – the #1 problem of my OA? Here are the facts.

Note: This review is based only on my experience with this supplement, so it won’t necessarily agree with other reviews you find. I am not praising/criticizing the product or the company, I am simply telling how it worked for me


So Let’s Get To The Review

Full Name: Move Free Advanced from Schiff

Quantity : 120 tablets

Best Actual Price: $33.50

Where I Bought It From: Ebay

Designed For: Osteoarthritis and cartilage problems – judging after its ingredients.

I doubt it could bring some major improvement in rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis, where there’s inflammation behind.

My Rating: 7.20 out of 10

Worth Buying?: I’m not so sure. It’s not a bad product when it comes to relieving pain.

But it didn’t do anything for my knees. They were still as weak and inflexible as before. Considering that’s what I bought it for, I wasn’t satisfied.

Most supplements can decrease my OA pain, because it’s not that terrible. So Move Free didn’t have any extra benefit for me.


What I Liked About It

  • Pretty good ingredients overall, most of them in high doses
  • Affordable for most people
  • You only have to take the pills twice a day
  • I could feel an improvement in my OA pain


What I Didn’t Like About It

  • Didn’t improve the mobility of my joints: they were still very stiff, weak and I wasn’t any better than before
  • It contains glucosamine HCl, which is the weakest form. Instead, I prefer the sulfate one because it has lots of studies behind and it’s the same that scientists recommend


Is there any supplement I recommend instead? Yes, I constantly use a supplement that does 2 things:

  • keeps my OA pain under control
  • it also improves the shape of my knees 

The product I recommend is indeed more expensive, but it proved to be much better on the long term.

I’ve been using it for a while and I saw a big improvement in the way I walk, in the time I can spend standing and in the strength of my knees in general.

So I believe it’s worth the higher price.




1. Ingredients (8.5 out of 10)

At first sight, Move Advanced’s ingredients don’t look any bad:

  • It doesn’t have anything special inside
  • Most are classic ingredients 
  • But they are really valuable in reality

So let’s take them by turn.

My Review: Move Free Joint Supplement - Does It Really Work?

1. Vitamin D3 (2000 IU) – this is a great ingredient for bones, because it prevents fractures. But studies didn’t show it has anything to do with arthritis

So this ingredient isn’t very essential here, if you ask me. But it could help someone with bone problems.

2. Glucosamine Hydrochloride (1500 mg) – glucosamine is probably the best ingredient for OA and cartilage problems:

  • it’s the best at rebuilding cartilages
  • it prevents them from further damage

Besides, this dose is extremely good.

The only thing I hate about it is that it doesn’t come as glucosamine sulfate, which is the good form.

According to studies: 

  • the HCl is not as effective as the sulfate
  • But unfortunately, very few people know that 
  • For this reason, companies can take advantage of this thing

3. MSM (750 mg) – this is a natural substance that improves joint flexibility, so it’s a classic ingredient for many joint pain products.

The dose is also very high, which is a great thing about this supplement. 

4. Uniflex (216 mg) – it was the first time I heard about this ingredient. After doing a quick search on Google, I found out that it does 2 things:

  •  promotes joint flexibility
  • protects against the discomfort caused by arthritis

That’s what studies say. I can’t tell about the dose, though.

5. Chondroitin Sulfate (200 mg) – this is an ingredient that I personally love, because it increases the power of glucosamine.

Unfortunately, a lot of brands stopped using it for various reasons.

But low doses of chondroitin are enough, so these 200 mg are something I really appreciate.

6. Joint Fluid (3.3 mg) – this is actually Hyaluronic Acid, an ingredient that can really help damaged joints. However, some studies I read say that it works best if it’s injected directly into the joints.

On the other hand, if you take it by mouth, you need much higher doses to get the same effect:

  • Something around 150-200 mg, if I’m not wrong

So compared to those doses, these 3.3 mg are almost insignificant, in my opinion.

My Conclusion: The ingredients look pretty good.

The only thing that really disappointed me is the HCl form of glucosamine instead of the sulfate one:

  • That probably decreases a lot of its power
  • So this supplement isn’t as good as it could be



2. How It Worked (7 out of 10)

When I first bought this supplement – I wasn’t sure it would work for my osteoarthritis.

That’s why I had to take the risk and try it myself. So here’s the thing:

1. It DOES decrease OA pain – that’s the conclusion I reached after 2 months of treatment.

Don’t imagine that it cured my pain completely. No, that wasn’t the case. But it decreased it considerably:

  • My pain was never really strong
  • But I could see a difference after taking these pills

However, there’s one thing I didn’t like:

2. It DOESN’T improve flexibility and rebuild cartilages – at least in my case, it couldn’t.

Besides the pain, it didn’t do anything.

Pain isn’t always the #1 problem in OA – and in my case it’s surely not:

  • I had trouble moving around
  • That’s because my knees are in a pretty bad shape

So that’s what I was hoping it would improve – my knee mobility. It’s based on glucosamine, so it should normally do that.

But unfortunately, from this point of view, it really didn’t do anything.

So when it comes to effectiveness, I can’t really give it a high mark:

  • It did treat some of my pain
  • But the shape of my knees was as bad as before
  • So it definitely did not cure my OA



3. Side Effects (10 out of 10)

When it comes to this chapter, I have only praises for Move Advanced’s supplement:

  • I’ve taken the pills for about 2 months
  • I had a bottle with 120 pills, so I think it was 2 months
  • However, I didn’t have any problem

Now – it’s true that glucosamine supplements don’t cause nausea and diarrhea as frequent as turmeric ones. 

But I’ve tried some that caused me stomach pain. So everything is possible.

Besides, I’m pretty satisfied with their size:

  • I had seen a lot of reviews who criticized this aspect
  • They said that the pills were really huge
  • But when I opened the bottle, they really didn’t look that scary
  • Compared to others I’ve tried, these ones looked really decent

So from this point of view, I’m really satisfied.

These pills didn’t cause me any harm, they weren’t as big as I heard and they were really normal overall.





My Experience With This Supplement

My Review: Move Free Joint Supplement - Does It Really Work?

Why I Bought It: I have RA for a long period but I also developed a secondary OA in my knees.

At first it was only in the right one, but then things got worse for my left knee as well.

So Move Free looks like the perfect supplement for OA. And that was exactly what I wanted to try it for:

  • My OA pain wasn’t that bad
  • But the flexibility and the shape of my knees was

 So I was hoping this supplement could increase my mobility – not necessarily my pain.

First Weeks: I was taking 2 pills per day, just like the label recommended.

However, in the first 2 weeks I didn’t notice any improvement:

  • My pain wasn’t any better – but that wasn’t bothering me so much 
  • I didn’t feel any change in the shape of my knees – that was really frustrating

Here’s the thing:

  1. They were stiff and as weak as before
  2. I couldn’t move any better, I couldn’t stand a lot
  3. I was basically sitting down most of the times
  4. But even that wasn’t very comfortable, because my legs would get very stiff when getting up.

So the first 2 weeks with this supplement weren’t very good for me.



After One Month

The Pain: I continued to take 2 pills per day and surprisingly, things started to get a bit better:

  • I’m talking in terms of pain
  • My knees were still very weak

It wasn’t like my pain had gone away completely, but it was definitely lower than before.

However – I’m only talking about my knee pain. My RA pain didn’t get much better. 

But as I said, my knee pain wasn’t extremely annoying before.

The Strength & Flexibility: And when it comes to flexibility, not much changed. Yes, I noticed 2 improvements:

  • I could make bigger steps while holding onto something
  • I didn’t have to sit down all day long

But that was pretty much it:

  • I still couldn’t bend down
  • Walking around the house was hard
  • I was mostly staying inside

So overall, my condition wasn’t much better. There was only my knee pain that has decreased, but my mobility was as bad as before. 



My Overall Conclusions

I continued to take the pills for one more month, until they ran out.

So I think that during this time, I had seen what this supplement can do for my knee osteoarthritis.

Here are the personal conclusions that I reached:

#1 – It Can Relieve OA Pain. Although I wasn’t sure about it, this supplement managed to relieve some of my OA pain:

  • It didn’t decrease completely
  • I did feel a difference compared to how it was before 

So from this point of view, I was quite satisfied, I can’t complain. 

#2 – It Doesn’t Treat The Joints. Even though it really decreased my pain – these pills didn’t really change the shape of my damaged joints.

There was no major improvement:

  • I still had a hard time moving around, bending down or any other minor movement

I personally believe it’s because of the weaker form of glucosamine they have inside.

Glucosamine is responsible for rebuilding and improving cartilages, and I’ve always got great results from the sulfate form.

On the other hand, the HCl never help me much, so I believe this could be the key.




My Final Verdict – Is It Worth Buying?

Short answer: Not really. Now – here’s the thing:

It’s not a bad supplement at all, because it decreased some of my OA pain. But:

  • it didn’t increase my knee mobility, flexibility
  • it didn’t help my osteoarthritis in any other way (except the pain)

So based on that – it’s not worth buying. There are some better alternatives – that’s why.

My personal answer: I don’t think I will buy this supplement again, because it’s like using a relieving cream:

  • It does decrease the pain for a while
  • But it doesn’t treat the cause itself

In these 2 months, I never felt any improvement in my knees.

They were still very weak, swollen and I had trouble walking just as before. Yes, some of my pain was gone, but it wasn’t bothering me that much even before.

What I wanted was to get a better mobility. From this point of view, I definitely don’t recommend it.

I personally believe it’s because it contains glucosamine HCl instead of the sulfate form. All the supplements that increased my knee flexibility had the sulfate, so this could be the answer. 

So overall, this supplement isn’t my recommendation for joint pain:

  • It didn’t disappoint me
  • But I didn’t like it too much either

So I will stick to my regular supplement that makes miracles both for my pain and for the shape of my knees.

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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