Keeping fit and healthy with Joint Juice
I recently tried the Joint Juice Ready-to-Drink Supplement in Cranberry Pomegranate, a supplement drink with glucosamine and chondroitin among other vitamins to keep my joints healthy . It comes in two great flavors and has just 25 calories per bottle.
My aim was to see how it might help aid my fitness routine and training plans as it is important to take care of my joints, no matter my age. I was also curious about how it tastes—is the Cranberry Pomegranate flavor nice enough to drink every day? Is it something I should load up on during my monthly trips to Costco?
I have read so many articles about runners developing knee problems after putting so much pressure on the knee joint through strenuous training. As for myself, I have been fortunate enough not to have dealt with knee injuries or issues in the past, but after training and completing a marathon I was definitely intrigued.
How can Joint Juice possibly benefit me in the future?
What is Joint Juice?
Joint Juice is a ready-to-drink supplement containing glucosamine and chondroitin. It provides an alternative to taking glucosamine/chondroitin supplements in pill form and contains 1,500 mg of glucosamine plus chondroitin, Vitamin C, and Vitamin D. Its main use is to “keep your joints happy and healthy.” Sold in 8 fl oz plastic bottles, there are three different flavors you can choose from: Cranberry-Pomegranate, Blueberry Acai, and Orange Citrus (Extra-Strength). I had the opportunity to try the Ready-to-Drink supplement in Cranberry-Pomegranate.
Glucosamine and chondroitin supplements are usually taken to help promote and support healthy joints. It is thought that the supplement has the potential to help strengthen cartilage and/or alleviate joint issues. Others take supplements as preventative measures to promote ideal joint health.
Who should use it?
Many people view glucosamine/chondroitin as a supplement usually taken by those with arthritis. While this is true due to the supplement combination and its belief in helping to relieve joint issues, it can also be useful and beneficial to other groups – even if you’re young and healthy. One group this could prove especially useful to would be those who participate in high impact sports that put a lot of stress on the joints, such as running. Joint Juice is also ideal for anyone who doesn’t like or has a hard time taking pill supplements.
Where you can buy Joint Juice:
You can order Joint Juice online, or pick it up in-store at Costco.
Use the Store Locator option on the Joint Juice website to find a store near you.
The Ready-to-Drink supplement in Cranberry-Pomegranate comes in 8 fl oz bottles and can be bought individually for $1.19, or in a pack of 30 for $31.70 (based on the website). There are also two other formulas offered, Joint Juice drops supplement and Joint Juice easy shot supplement. Depending on your preference and price range, there is one that would surely fit your needs.
- – Easy, convenient way to add a supplement to your daily routine
- – The ready-to-drink formula also provides hydration
- – Comes in different formulas, choose depending on personal preference and budget
- – Provides added nutrition for runners and other high-impact athletes to help keep joints in healthy shape.
- – Contains added sugar, sucralose, and acesulfame potassium
- – Since it’s a drink, easy to forget it’s actually a supplement meant to only be taken once per day
- – Limited choice of flavors; either prefer the taste or not
- – Might not notice or experience immediate effects
“Filtered Water, Contains 1% or less of the following: Cranberry Juice Concentrate, Pomegranate Juice Concentrate, Natural Flavor, Sugar, Purple Carrot extract (for color), Malic Acid, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate (to retain freshness), Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium.”
I don’t experience much joint issues at the moment so I haven’t been able to notice immediate effects after using the product over the past two weeks. My training runs have been easy to moderate, as well, so I can’t speak to how the supplement might have helped the joints during a long, strenuous run. At first I wasn’t sure if I’d enjoy the taste of the Cranberry-Pomegranate drink, but I actually really liked the taste. It’s very flavorful and sweet, definitely easy to drink and doesn’t have any type of medicinal taste associated with it. It felt more like I was drinking a fruit drink/juice rather than a supplement.
Overall I don’t know if I’d add Joint Juice as a regular daily supplement, mostly because I don’t experience enough joint discomfort at the present time. I do think I would consider using Joint Juice when I’m training for long-distance runs, though. I think during those periods of time when I will be putting my body through strenuous workouts that are hard on the joints, I’d consider using Joint Juice as a way to help keep my joints strong and healthy, and possibly avoid future injury.