Support for joint cushioning, mobility & lubrication
Our exclusive Not Just Joints formula contains targeted nutrients that help support the body’s ability to manage the 4 stages of joint pain and cartilage destruction:
Stage 1: Support cartilage function
Cartilage is the soft tissue padding between all joints and bones which acts as a shock absorber. After years of wear and tear – the amount of cartilage between joints can decline – and that can lead to stiff and painful joints. Not Just Joints contains a host of cartilage supporting nutrients including:
- Glucosamine – to support healthy fluid levels around joints
- Chondroitin – to help support the immune system in response to cartilage damage
Not Just Joints contains a broad range of synergistic ingredients that work together to support cartilage growth and function.
Stage 2: Supports healthy inflammation management
When cartilage erodes over an extended period of time, the prolonged immune response could lead to chronic inflammation, potentially triggering further conditions.
Cartilage has no blood supply, in fact, it depends on a clean supply of synovial fluid for nutrients to travel. Not Just Joints supports the body’s healthy inflammation management process (also called immunomodulation) with a multi-faceted approach that starts with a nutrient unique to New Zealand:
Green Lipped Mussels - this potent New Zealand whole food contains marine lipids, essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals to help support inflammation management.
MSM (Methylsulfonyl methane) - helps support the structure of connective tissues in your joints.
Stage 3: Manage the cycle of cartilage destruction
Chronic inflammation in the synovial membrane can trigger the production of more inflammatory compounds, which travel into the synovial fluid and then back into cartilage. This may cause further cartilage destruction – and even more chronic inflammation, becoming a vicious painful cycle.
Not Just Joints contains specialized natural agents that are rarely found in other natural joint formulas for two reasons:
Cost - Most supplement companies don’t want to compromise their bottom line by putting these expensive nutrients in their formulas.
Delicate ingredients - Many of these nutrients can easily be destroyed by stomach acids long before they reach your joints and connective tissues. That’s why we use a special enteric-coating system to ensure these beneficial nutrients safely travel to your joints and deliver maximum efficacy.
These delicate nutrients include:
Stage 4: Healthy joints and cartilage reduces the risk of “Bone-on-Bone” scraping
As cartilage deteriorates – you lose the protective space between bones – and that bone-on-bone scraping can trigger inflammation, pain and reduced mobility.
Not Just Joints helps to support:
- The body’s ability to manage cartilage and glutathione depletion (read about Glutathione benefits)
- Healthy inflammation management
- Comfort sore joints
- Immune function and skin health
The boost you need.
Despite the fact that our Total Balance, Green Lipped Mussel Powder and Omega 3/DHA products are excellent for supporting healthy inflammation management and the healthy function of your connective tissue and joints, many customers still need a ‘booster’ formulated to help people suffering from joint and connective tissue discomfort, Not Just Joints is just the boost you need.
Supplement FactsServing size: 6 Tablets
Servings per container: 15
|* Percent daily values (DV) are based on a 2000 calorie diet
** Daily value (DV) not established
Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Dextrose, Enteric Coating (Purified Water, Ethylcellulose, Ammonium Hydroxide, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Oleic Acid, Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose, Talc, Polydextrose), Starch, Maltodexrin, Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose, Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide.
Contains shellfish (shrimp, crab, mussel), egg
Does not contain soy, gluten, dairy, peanut
If you are pregnant, lactating or taking any medications, please consult your doctor before use.
What are the main benefits of Not Just Joints?
Not Just Joints may help the body to manage cartilage depletion and support cartilage function, mobility, healthy inflammation management and provide comfort to sore joints. It is an ideal product to help support arthritis and specifically may help to reduce pain that is experienced as part of this condition.
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What is the recommended dosage for Not Just Joints?
Servings per bottle: 15 (6 tablets per day) / 30 (3 tablets per day)
Daily Serving: Men or women – 3 to 6 tablets.
For optimal results split into 2 doses per day: morning and later in the day. Take with or without food.
Can Not Just Joints help address pain experienced due to osteoarthritis or arthritis?
Not Just Joints has been specifically formulated with specialized natural ingredients that have been used to support this type of pain. These ingredients include SAMe, Celery Seed extract and Cetyl Myristoleate.
For more information please see the 'Ingredients' tab on the Not Just Joints page.
How many bottles do I need to purchase to feel a difference and how long will it take Not Just Joints to work?
To see the most rapid results we suggest you follow our 'recommended protocol' incorporating Not Just Joints, and one of our Omega 3/DHA Fish oil products. An even better option is to also incorporate Xtend-Life Total Balance as part of an 'Intensive' protocol for the best possible results.
We would advise using Not Just Joints for a minimum of 2-3 months, before you can judge how it is working for you. As this is a naturally based product, it will work differently for every person and results may be gradual, although we would hope very beneficial given adequate time.
The best results will also be obtained if taking this product in conjunction with a healthy diet and lifestyle.
What are the ingredients in Not Just Joints which actually help with joints?
Not Just Joints contains an expert array of synergistic ingredients that work together to support cartilage growth and function. Some of these are:
- Glucosamine to support healthy fluid levels around the joints.
- Chondroitin to help support cartilage damage.
- Green Lipped Mussels are included with marine essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals to help manage inflammation.
- MSM is used to help support the structure of connective tissues in your joints.
- Phellodendron bark added for its analgesic and inflammation management properties.
Can I take Not Just Joints and Green Lipped Mussel Powder at the same time for maximum joint support?
You certainly may use Not Just Joints and Green Lipped Mussel Powder at the same time, this combination is especially good for those suffering from chronic and very painful conditions. Adding the Omega 3/QH Ultra fish oil to your regime will further enhance the benefits.
Will Not Just Joints interfere with prescription medications?
Many chemical and synthetic drugs may interfere with natural ingredients and vice versa. It is always recommended to consult your physician prior to adding any supplement to a medication regimen.
There are a large number of ingredients in Not Just Joints, why is this?
Xtend-Life's R & D team have researched numerous studies and trials to develop a unique and effective product. Not Just Joints has been formulated using ingredients designed to complement each other, enhancing the efficacy and providing optimum results.
On their own, each ingredient will only be moderately effective in supporting the health and function of your joints and connective tissues. Working together however, in this carefully developed combination and dosage, these ingredients achieve the best results. The activity of each ingredient has been studied and formulated with other ingredients to maximize the benefits.
Please click on the 'Ingredients' tab for more information.
Are there any side effects associated with taking Not Just Joints?
Not Just Joints is a natural product; therefore the potential for negative side effects is greatly reduced. It is very unlikely that there will be any negative effects. However, some people can still have reactions to particular ingredients and conflicts with prescription medications are possible.
If you are using prescription medications, please consult with your doctor.
Can I use Not Just Joints if I have an allergy to shellfish?
Not Just Joints does contain green lipped mussel extract plus N-Acetyl D-Glucosamine, which is made from crustacean shells. This product will not be suitable for you if you suffer from such allergies.
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I've been using Not Just Joints for years after I developed excruciating arthritic pains in my fingers which woke me up at night. It worked almost overnight and the result was a great relief. I don't know if it would work for other types of arthritis and perhaps it wouldn't work for everyone. I once stopped taking it for a few days, just to make sure, and, indeed, the pains came back, and went when I resumed.
I'm 50 and I've been using Xtend-Life products for about 5 years now. Before that I had tried many other brands, but none of them made a positive impact on my health like Xtend-Life does. I'll never use another brand again. One of my favourites is Not Just Joints. I suffer with achey muscles and joint pain and this supplement has made a remarkable improvement to my health. The added benefit of MSM, which most other joint supplements don't contain, helps with my inflammation. I have recently had an operation on my elbow, I made sure to be taking my Not Just Joints and I've recovered more quickly than expected thanks to this amazing supplement.
I have tried a few supplements for arthritis in a finger, my back and knee and nothing works for me apart from Not Just Joints. It definitely took away most of the pain. I must say I was taking the full dosage recommended, six per day. I recently decided I would try to change to Curcumin Full Spectrum (Turmeric) instead but since stopping Not Just Joints I have had a return of all my problems and I will definitely go back onto Not Just Joints. I highly recommend it.
When I started taking Not Just Joints (alongside the Fish Oil tablets) I was having treatment for an impinged hip and in a lot of pain. Part of my treatment was taking anti-inflammatory medication 4 times daily as well as paracetamol. However, I noticed on the 3rd day of taking these, that the pain was significantly reduced so that the need for medication was no longer there. Now Im noticing that the general aches and pains that are usually there over winter are significantly reduced and the nocturnal foot cramps are now non existent. I plan to continue taking them as theyve been so beneficial. They come highly recommended...