Glucosamine, Chondroitin + MSM
I did the test recommended my Consumer Lab, the same one that certifies absorbability and quality by the USP.
The test FAILED!
To be useful, most supplements must first disintegrate ("break apart") and dissolve ("go into a liquid solution") in the gut for their ingredients to be absorbed and enter the bloodstream. Pills that don't disintegrate properly can't dissolve and be absorbed; they will simply pass through the body unused. The standard laboratory test for disintegration (part of the test known as the United States Pharmacopeia [USP] "Disintegration and Dissolution of Dietary Supplements" method <2040>), is an important test of product quality, although passing this test alone does not assure bioavailability – which depends on additional factors such as how well ingredients are absorbed. During the test, the product under investigation is continuously agitated in warm water for 30 minutes. In that time, the pill should have dissolved or fallen apart to the extent that, if touched, there is no hard core remaining.
No wonder this product is so cheap. Its very cheap quality and does little good if not absorbed by the body completely.
June 4, 2015
Does a good job.
I purchased this, as my regular "Joint Care with Glucosamine, MSM & Chondroitin" was out. The active matrix is a little higher with this offering than the one I usually use. It does not, however; have the vitamin E and magnesium that the favored product has. My middle aged joints are doing fine with this substitute. It's a good buy in my book.
April 9, 2015
Something for the joints
This product is convenient, combines the 3 products I like for joint health
November 2, 2013
Seems to work well
I work on concrete was told this would help with joint health, started taking it 2005.
July 2, 2013
yeah it does work wonders
buy it does work very bout to order another bottle
June 23, 2013
SIZE ISN'T EVERYTHING
I like these ingredients for my joints, and I like the fact that the amount of Chondroitin is proportionately high, compared to the amount of Glucosamine. Most formulas slight the customer on Chondroitin since it is the most expensive of the ingredients. I feel that this is a well constructed joint formula. However, I cannot give it a five leaf rating accompanied by a recommendation, because if I am going to have to swallow a tablet this large, I want to get the full potency of Swanson's stronger formula containing these same three ingredients. It comes in the same huge "S" size tablet as this lower potency version. I would really like to see Swanson cut the size of the tablet for this formula, which is quite good, way down so it is more manageable, user-friendly, and easier-to-swallow. However, do what you gotta do. . . .
June 18, 2013
MORE IS LESS
I like the basic formula of this product regarding the proportions of the three principal ingredients, Glucosamine, Chondroitin, & MSM. However, this version is about half the potency of Swanson's top-of-the-line model. AND both products are the size "S" tablet, which is the huge horse-pill size. If I'm going to gag down the big tablets, I want them filled with active nutritional ingredients, not fillers. To my way of thinking, this product should be in a smaller, more user-friendly, easier to swallow tablet. Therefore, I choose Swanson's top-of-the-line most potent Glucosamine, Chondroitin, & MSM formula. It works very well for me, and it does so taking half the number of tablets that would be required of this product. Alas, that is why I cannot give this product more leaves.
June 14, 2013
Very good product
I was very pleased with this product. The pills are easy to swallow and they work. I can really tell when I forget to take it. I will continue to take and would recommend this product to others.
May 31, 2013
This product is a great value!!
May 30, 2013
do not buy this product
Buy the powder form instead because this product requires that you take six  GIANT pills per day. If you must have it, order three bottles because you will run out.
April 30, 2013
Have been purchasing for many years
These Glucosamine/Chondroitin/MSM supplements are a great way to keep your joints lubricated. Once I stopped taking them and I knew I needed to be back on them. They definitely work!!
April 24, 2013
a must for joint care
very good for joints, I personally won't go without them!
April 15, 2013
I have been using this product for ten years,believe me it helps with keeping my old bones/joints moving.When I miss taking it my body lets me know.Its a great product I haven't found a better price anywhere than Swanson.
April 7, 2013
Joint Support x3
When it comes to supplements that promote joint health, nothing beats this product -- three potent ingredients that promote joint cartilage health and mobility in one convenient capsule.
March 11, 2013
Think this is helping both me and my dogs!!
February 18, 2013
Glucosamine, Chondroitin & MSM
I can already tell a difference in my joints after using this.
February 17, 2013
works great for me
I tried this product and I think it really helps me with my knees
August 19, 2012
The regulation against making medical claims cuts my review down considerably. But, I can say, with no reservations, that this product has amazingly increased my mother's quality of life for well over a year! Even better, while a clearly superior product (based on results), it also costs about half of anything similar I've seen elsewhere, which no longer surprises me, after shopping at Swanson's so long. For the rest of my mother's life, I will never stop buying these wonderful pills for her! I've made many life-changing purchases here, but this is the best.
August 13, 2012
I've used Glucosamine, Chondroitin & MSM for years now and it absolutely does what it is supposed to do!! I "do" prefer capsules, as I feel they break down into your system faster and more effectively....but it does work and it's at a very good price in comparison to other places!
July 29, 2012
Seems slow to work, but becomes effective for me.
May 27, 2012
Hadn't noticed much of a difference until I ran out of this suppliment! I swear by it now and Swanson's prices are the most affordable!
May 4, 2012
Love this supplement. So easy to swallow, so effective.
April 11, 2012
I've been using this product for years, and I always get a great deal at Swanson.
March 21, 2012
Did not like
I didn't care for these in comparison to other brands I have tried. Very surprising, because I have been pleased with everything else I have tried that Swanson makes.
March 20, 2012
Easy to swallow
The best thing about this supplement is that it is easy to swallow. Many similar products by other manufacturers are huge pills and difficult to swallow. It is a good choice to maintain one's joints.
March 17, 2012