JointEase : What Are The Downsides of Taking JointEase?
There are a few obvious downsides to taking JointEase. Probably the most significant is that it definitely will not work, excepting the ingredient glucosamine. This is not to say that enough large-scale clinical trials have been conducted on Devils claw and Indian frankincense in order to definitely conclude they have no effect, but simply that not enough of the substances make it through the digestive process in order to cause any effect in the joints. Even if herbal remedies contained in JointEase are taken for several months, or even several years, it is unlikely that JointEase would cause measurable changes the amount of damage experienced from joint difficulties associated with arthritis or strenuous athletic activity and injury.
In addition, there are some potentially serious complications associated with allergies to Indian frankincense and devils claw, found in JointEase. Since most people do not ingest these substances on a daily basis, it is not likely that somebody who has a serious allergy to either of these herbal remedies would be aware of this allergy, until they had taken this particular herbal supplement. JointEase, a relatively simple product, only has three active ingredients: glucosamine, Indian frankincense, and devils claw. None of these appears to have any serious side effects if we remove the possibility of allergic reaction. However, a major downside of taking this particular supplement is that it is basically a waste of money. Other supplements not only include glucosamine, but also chondroitin and MSM, which are equally associated with improvements in joint health. Note that none of these three have been definitively proven to create an advantage over placebo. However, they to show a small amount of improvement in some studies.
Another problem with taking a glucosamine supplement is the possibility of developing kidney stones over time. The best way to avoid this particular problem is to drink plenty of water, and to consider taking a smaller dose of glucosamine. One downside of taking JointEase is also that the amount associated with each of the ingredients is simply not available in the public information. It is not clear that a complete supplement facts label is even included with the JointEase product. For some reason, JointEase has seen fit not to follow the same best practices as other companies, even herbal and health supplements which are sold online. Certainly, if JointEase were are sold in stores, the JointEase company would hopefully see fit to include a complete label. Of course, this may explain why JointEase is not found over-the-counter in stores like Walgreens or CVS.