What’s The Best Joint Supplement? Consider A Botanical Blend.


While you may be focused on strengthening your core, building muscle or losing weight, when was the last time you thought about your joint health?

We’ll wait…

Can’t think of it, can you?
That’s because the majority of people don’t focus on their joints until it’s already too late, until their knees and elbows become achy. Instead of unwanted discomfort, consider introducing a joint supplement into your routine early. It’s one of the best ways to support your joints and get the help you need to continue doing the activities you love.

But with so many vitamins and supplements out there, how do you know the ingredient combination that’s right for you? Take a look.

The Traditional: Glucosamine + Chondroitin

Perhaps the most common joint health ingredients, glucosamine and chondroitin are known to support the body’s natural ability to help joint health. They aid in building joint cartilage and supply the building blocks necessary to maintain healthy joint structure. While they are a great option, they are not herbal solutions, nor are they vegetarian or shellfish free.

The Botanical: Turmeric + Tamarind Seed

Used for centuries in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for various reasons, turmeric and tamarind seed are exceptional herbal options for joint health. Turmeric is derived from the rhizomes of the plant. It is commonly used as a spice and is widely incorporated into diets throughout Asia and the Middle East. Tamarind is a type of tree that’s seeds contain various antioxidants. The juice from the tree is often prepared as a drink, and it can also be made into a paste or sauce for cooking.

So, what are the benefits of turmeric and tamarind seed?

Known to support many health goals, including joint health, turmeric and tamarind seed contain antioxidant components and could impact cell signals related to heathy joint function. These ingredients are a rich source of curcuminoids and phenolic phytochemicals.

The Breakthrough Blend: TamaFlex

To ensure your body gets the best joint support possible, GNC developed the breakthrough botanical blend: TamaFlex™. TamaFlex combines turmeric and tamarind seed into a unique formula that delivers the unparalleled results your body needs. It is clinically shown to:
  • Improve joint comfort and function^*
  • Improve your ability to climb stairs^*
  • Increase knee joint range of motion^*
  • Reduce discomfort following exercise and daily activities^*
Whether you’re running errands or running laps, you don’t have to let joint discomfort or stiffness slow you down. Introduce TamaFlex, your joints’ new botanical best friend, into your daily routine and continue living the life you love.
^In a randomized, double blinded trial, 90 healthy adults took 125 mg of TamaFlex or placebo twice daily for 90 days. Those taking TamaFlex had improved (i) joint comfort, stiffness and function (WOMAC), (ii) walking speed and distance, (iii) use of stairs, and (iv) range of motion in the joint. Improvements were seen as early as 2 weeks for all outcomes but joint function (as early as 1 month).
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