Hi-Tech Pharma is a US company based in Norwood Georgia. The company specialises in supplements aimed at bodybuilders and is well known for the use of stimulants. Joint-Rx looks different to many of the Hi-Tech range in that it looks safer at first glance and is aimed at a real health issue rather than trying to help with muscle building and sports performance.
Hi-Tech Joint-Rx is specifically designed to improve joint health, so may be suitable for helping avoid athletic injuries such as knee pain, or if you want to prevent the onset of osteoarthritis caused by the weakening of joint cartilage.
However, there are no real guarantees it will work as described. Although the ingredients are all believed to help inflammation, and glucosamine is well known as an OTC remedy for osteoarthritis, this formula lacks scientific evidence it will work as described. In addition, some ingredients are probably in too small quantities to work yet will interact with any prescription drugs you may be taking.
This supplement is highly likely to cause interactions with most prescription medication. Other side effects may include; stomach pain, nausea, diarrhoea, anxiety, heartburn, fatigue, gas, headaches, gas, bloating, cramps, and worsening of bipolar episodes if you already have mental health issues.
Hi-Tech Joint-Rx is fairly expensive if you buy direct from the Hi-Tech website 1 bottle x 90 capsules (1 month’s supply) costs $39.95. However, you can shop around online to find it much cheaper.
For example, customers can find Hi-Tech Joint-Rx on sale from websites such as All Star Health for as little as $15.99 per 90 capsules bottle plus shipping. UK customers can also buy from the same company for £12.63 plus shipping.
Hi-Tech Joint-Rx may seem to offer an inexpensive solution to the misery of joint pain but there are no guarantees it will work as described and we do have some concerns. Firstly, this supplement does contain ingredients that will interact with most prescription medication so it will not be safe for everyone. In addition, many of the ingredients used have not undergone much clinical investigation and in most cases, seem to be in insufficient quantities to reflect even this limited clinical resting.
It is important to point out that if you do have issues with osteoarthritis or joint pain, you should see your doctor. Taking supplements to treat a self-diagnosed medical problem is no substitute for trained medical advice.
Supplement manufacturers such as Hi-Tech are not allowed to market products claiming to cure real medical problems. Although their claims that this supplement will somehow help you avoid the soaring costs of healthcare and medications, there is zero evidence that it will work in the way as described. We would not advise anyone to take this supplement.
Hi-Tech Joint-Rx is a health supplement that promises to help with the common problem of joint pain by rebuilding cartilage and tissue, and by strengthening the underlying foundation of your joints. Joint pain is a common issue with millions of people. If you take part in any type of sport that requires running for example, you have probably noticed pain to your knees on occasion.
If you are getting older (as we all are) you may have started to notice aches and pains in your joints generally. Left unchecked joint pain and osteoarthritis can result in expensive surgery or long-term medication. In the USA where you have to pay for your healthcare, the costs could actually run into thousands. Hi-Tech Joint-Rx proposes a way to avoid these problems.
Joint-Rx contains crystallised Glucosamine HCI, also known as glucosamine hydrochloride. This is a form of glucosamine which is an amino sugar made in the body, and its role is to provide a padding surrounding the joints. With osteoarthritis, this joint cartilage is reduced becoming thinner and stiffer, and it is this lack of protection around the joints that causes the pain. Some evidence suggests that glucosamine hydrochloride may help your body rebuild joint cartilage.
As in many glucosamine hydrochloride supplements, this ingredient is paired with chondroitin sulfate. This is an important component of cartilage, and many people believe that this combination works better than glucosamine hydrochloride alone.
According to statistics, glucosamine supplements are one of the most common alternative non-vitamin products in the USA, and can be bought cheaply from health food shops and pharmacists and even stores like Walmart. In the UK Holland and Barrett and Boots all market glucosamine supplements.
As is usual with Hi-Tech, Joint-Rx includes ingredients that are more unusual. There is Phellodendron Amurense extract derived from a tree, sometimes called the Amur cork tree, a Chinese medicinal treatment that may reduce redness and swelling.
There is Methyl Sulfonyl Methane (MSM), an organic compound found in most life forms including fruit and humans that is said to reduce pain and inflammation, and is sometimes taken by arthritis sufferers for this reason.
Other ingredients include Hops, which have long been used for their sedative effects, Boswelia also known as Indian Frankincense a herbal treatment for osteoarthritis and Turmeric, a spice that has been attracting attention for its antioxidant benefits and again may help reduce inflammation.
The two final ingredients are Naringen, a chemical derived from grapefruit and a compound call S-(5-Adenosyl)-L-methionine disulfate tosylate. More easily known as SAMe, this compound is sometimes taken as a treatment for osteoarthritis.
At first glance, Hi-Tech Joint-Rx looks to be pretty effective. The components are all used to treat joint pain, arthritis or repair cartilage in their own right, but we have some concerns. One of these is around safety, because many of the ingredients may cause side effects or interactions. You should certainly avoid this supplement if you are taking prescription medication because it is likely to interfere with the way your drugs work.
Another issue is that for many of these ingredients, there is little really proof and evidence that they will work in the way as described. Finally, because all ingredients come under a proprietary blend it is impossible to know just how much of any one ingredient you are taking per serving and whether it will reflect any clinical testing.
It seems that Hi-Tech have looked at the research into arthritis and joint pain, and have included many of the better-known substances into one pill. It is unlikely that this formula has ever undergone any real clinical testing about the effects of combining them all together.
Hi-Tech is a supplements company so cannot claim that any of their products have a specific medical purpose, but instead can only provide nutritional remedies. The company is notorious for including dangerous ingredients in supplements such as DMAA, a powerful stimulant which shows up in most Hi-Tech supplements.
Hi-Tech Joint-Rx seems different to most Hi-Tech supplements in that it does not contain stimulants.
According to the advertising Hi-Tech Joint-Rx has three key features;
The product information explains why you should take it,
“The massive controversy in recent years about the safety of joint health products, coupled with the increasingly soaring costs of healthcare and medications, has resulted in the public crying out for nutritional remedies for optimum joint health (annual sales of joint care products has surpassed $1billion).”
The information continues,
“Joint-Rx™ is a multi-modal Hi-Tech Healthcare supplement designed to respond to the public outcry for a safe and effective nutraceutical for joint health.”
There is probably a public need for this type of supplement, although as far as we know there has not been any “massive controversy” about this subject.
However, the big question is whether or not Joint-Rx fulfils the role. Many people take glucosamine supplements so why should this particular supplement be any better?
It is hard to say whether or not Joint-Rx will work. It might. Many of the ingredients contained in this formula look extremely positive, but in many cases further evidence is necessary.
The best-known component of this supplement is glucosamine, which is present in hydrochloride form. Most research has been carried out on glucosamine sulfate, which looks more effective, and although glucosamine hydrochloride combined with Chondroitin sulfate as here may improve knee osteoarthritis in moderate conditions, more evidence is needed.
The many other ingredients may also have anti inflammation benefits, as well as general health properties.
Boswelia was shown to improve some types of osteoarthritis, and these days just about everyone is taking Turmeric. SAMe may help mitigate the pain of osteoarthritis.
The problem is that many of these substances are in early stages of research and results are conflicting. Added to this, the lack of a full ingredients profile means the customer cannot check whether the serving sizes match the results of clinical testing.
Hi-Tech Joint-Rx may help some people, but you should definitely avoid this supplement if you are taking prescription medication. Glucosamine Hydrochloride interacts with blood thinners such as Warfarin, and just about all prescription medications interact with Naringin, making it potentially dangerous for some users.
Serving size is equal to one tablet. The ingredients are combined in a proprietary blend so we cannot provide any information regarding specific quantities.
Hi-Tech Joint-Rx may cause side effects. Probably the most serious of these is the unpredictable effects it will have on any medication you may be taking. If you are taking prescription medication, it is safe to assume that this supplement will not be suitable.
Other side effects may include;
Not suitable for individuals under 18. Avoid if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Avoid if you are taking prescription medication. Take advice from your doctor if you have any underlying health conditions and/or taking prescription medication.
We found a couple of customer reviews for Hi-Tech Joint-Rx on the Lucky Vitamin website.
This customer was pleased and felt they helped her running injuries,
I honestly love these joint pills. I was experiencing knee pain while running and my boyfriend recommended these. He swore up and down that these pills were the only thing that made his elbow pain go away. I took them for a while and he was right! The site we used to order them from stopped selling them and now we’ve found them again!! I am beyond thrilled and I can’t wait to start taking them again. I have tried everything and these are the only joint pills that work for me.
Another customer agreed saying,
no more sore joints
However the third and final reviewer was less positive,
No noticeable results yet. I’ll use up the bottle and see.
No, Hi-Tech does not offer a money back guarantee on supplements.
You can buy Hi-Tech Joint-Rx direct from the official Hi-Tech website. It is also on sale from numerous online retailers such as Lucky Vitamin and My Supplement Store.
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