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Advanced Joint Formula, 120 caps.
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Improved Mobility


Are you one of the 38 million American adults that suffer from some form of joint discomfort? Has your joint mobility declined due to an overly active lifestyle, exercise, or normal aging?

The US Center for Disease Control predicts that the number of adults suffering from joint discomforts will increase from one in six today to one in five by the year 2020. Many people experience occasional stiffness or cracking of the joints. But prolonged discomfort can occur when cartilage in the joints begins to deteriorate. This can be caused by recurring joint stress, physical injuries, or heredity. This is usually accompanied by agonizing pain and limited mobility.

The current methods for treating joint discomfort are operations, such as knee or hip replacements, aspirin/ibuprofen, prescription drugs, and nutritional supplements. Three supplements that seem to provide effective joint pain relief are Chondroitin Sulfate, Glucosamine Sulfate, and Creatine Monohydrate.

Chondroitin is a complex carbohydrate found in the connective tissue of all mammals. In the cartilage that cushions the joints, chondroitin will draw fluid into the tissues; an important property, as there is no blood supplied to cartilage. This fluid draws important nutrients to the area, making the cartilage spongier and more capable of absorbing shocks. Chondroitin also shields healthy cartilage from early deterioration by preventing the production of certain enzymes that weaken connective tissue and overpowering other enzymes that stop nutrients from reaching the cartilage.

Many researchers are convinced that chondroitin can strengthen the protein strands that make up connective tissue. Some evidence has shown that, because it contains complex sugar molecules called glycosaminoglycans, it can reduce inflammation and repair cartilage, especially if the tissue has not been totally damaged. Chondroitin seems to play an active role in reducing the pain that often accompanies joint problems. Chondroitin has also been used to treat torn ligaments and tendons because of its positive effect on connective tissues.

Glucosamine is a natural substance created by the body and found in certain foods. It plays an important role in the production and health of cartilage, the soft rubber-like padding that cushions the ends of bones and prevents them from grinding painfully against each other as the joint moves. It also helps develop ligaments, tendons, and nails.

Glucosamine stimulates the creation of glycosaminoglycans and proteoglycans, two vital building blocks of cartilage. Usually the joints make sufficient glucosamine to keep the cartilage in good shape, but as we age, we lose some of the glucosamine and other substances. The cartilage can dry out, deteriorate, crack, or become thin from wear. Left exposed, the joints may become inflamed, stiff, swollen, tender and painful - a condition known as osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease. (This condition is caused by the breakdown of cartilage. It is characterized by pain, joint damage, and limited motion.)

Creatine Monohydrate is an amino acid compound that is stored in muscle tissue where it is used to create the energy required by muscles. It is essential to muscle contraction and helps in the muscle-building process.


Health Benefits


Chondroitin Sulfate is a powerful anti-inflammatory that seems to promote flexibility in tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. Glucosamine Sulfate appears to support the regeneration of cartilage and helps lubricate joint surfaces for easier movement. Creatine Monohydrate appears helpful for improving muscle strength and boosting energy.


Advanced Joint Formula


There is a natural way to improve joint mobility and relieve the pain. Advanced Joint Formula is a breakthrough, all-natural product designed to increase flexibility, strengthen joints, and decrease inflammation. It contains: 1) a synergistic blend of several powerful "pain buster" ingredients - Chondroitin Sulfate and Glucosamine Sulfate, 2) Creatine Monohydrate, 3) Calcium Citrate and Magnesium for bone development, and 4) Lipase and Amylase to enhance the delivery of the other ingredients and to help in inflammatory conditions.

Suggested Dosage:
For usual adult dosage take two capsules twice daily with meals, or as needed.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 60
  Amount Per Serving % DV
Calcium (as Calcium Citrate)
61 mg 6%
Magnesium (as Magnesium Citrate) 15 mg 4%
Glucosamine Sulfate
300 mg *
Chondroitin Sulfate200 mg *
Creatine Monohydrate
200 mg *
Glucosamine HCL
150 mg *
20 FIP
Amylase 2000 SKBU
Other Ingredients: Vegetable Capsule (Hypromellose from Cellulose and Water), Rice Flour, plant based Magnesium Stearate.
* Daily Value (DV) not established
Contains Crustacean Shellfish
Scientific Studies:
An article in a 2003 issue of Drugs and Aging documents the results of seven studies designed to evaluate the efficacy of using glucosamine in osteoarthritis cases. In two such placebo-controlled studies, 414 patients with osteoarthritis were monitored during a three-year period. The patients taking glucosamine in this long-term study experienced greater improvements in joint structure changes and a decrease in symptom severity compared to the placebo group. In other double-blind studies where glucosamine was evaluated against ibuprofen and/or an arthritis drug (piroxicam), patients taking glucosamine experienced relief of symptoms that were equal to or better than the patients in the non-glucosamine group. Further, patients in the glucosamine group had much lower incidents of gastrointestinal disturbances, fatigue, and skin problems than those taking ibuprofen or arthritis drugs. The overall conclusion of the authors of the article was that in the short-term clinical studies they reviewed that glucosamine provided effective relief of symptoms associated with osteoarthritis of the knee. And, that glucosamine showed potential for modifying the progression of joint-related conditions.

In a study involving 1258 patients with knee joint conditions conducted by the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, researchers evaluated the results of five different treatments - glucosamine, chondroitin, a mixture of glucosamine and chondroitin, an arthritis drug (Celebrex), and a placebo. At the end of six months, researchers noted that patients taking the mixture of glucosamine and chondroitin saw the most improvement. Further, 79.2% of the patients with severe pain experienced a minimum 20% reduction in pain by taking the combination. In contrast, only 54.3% of the patients in the placebo group experienced any improvement in their pain.

In a double blind, four-week study conducted in China, 178 Chinese patients with knee osteoarthritis were divided into two groups. One group took a daily dose of 1500 mg of Glucosamine Sulfate and the other took 1200 mg of ibuprofen daily. The researchers monitored the level of pain for knees when they were at rest, during movement, and under pressure. The amount of swelling and mobility were also measured. Both groups experienced a significant reduction in pain symptoms. Researchers observed from the results that the glucosamine group tended to: 1) have greater symptom reduction, 2) experienced the positive benefits of the treatment for a longer period after it was stopped, and 3) have significantly less adverse side effects during treatment.



Matheson Anna J., Perry Carolina M. "Glucosamine: A Review of its Use in the Management of Osteoarthritis." Drugs and Aging (20:14 pages 1041-1060). Adis International: Pennsylvania; 2003.


Retzlaff Kimerly J. "Glucosamine: Arthritis pain's natural foe just got more street credibility at the American College of Rheumatology's annual scientific meeting." Better Nutrition. Primedia Intertec: Illinois; 2006.


Qiu G.X., Gao S.N., Giacovelli G., Rovati L., Setnikar I. "Efficacy and Safety of Glucosamine Sulfate versus Ibuprofen in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis." Arzneimittelforschung (48:5 pages 469-474); 1998.



Clouatre Dallas, "Glucosamine Sulfate and Chondroitin Sulfate." Keats: Illinois; 1999.

Health Canada Monograph - Glucosamine.

Health Canada Monograph - Chondroitin Sulfate.

Health Canada Monograph - Calcium.

Sahelian MD Ray, Tuttle Dave, "All About Creatine." AveryPublishing Group: New York; 1998.

Toews Victoria Dolby, "Userís Guide to Glucosamine and Chondroitin." Basic Health Publications: California; 2002.

Customer Reviews Average Rating review
Advanced Joint Formula
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. Several years ago I fell and broke my hip. It healed poorly and walking became painful. My doctor suggested steroid injections. I did not want to rely on drugs for pain relief. I tried a bottle of R-Garden's Advanced Joint Formula. Within a week, walking became a pleasure again so thank you for natural products.
Reviewed by: Dessie Wilson from Tyler, TX. on 9/18/2017
Effective on knee joint
I am happy to say that after 3 weeks of taking Advanced Joint Formula the pain in my knee while hiking was nearly gone. Now, after 2 months of use, not only is the pain gone but I feel secure when having to use steps again. This product is great!
Reviewed by: SGK from Port Orchard. on 4/27/2016
Advanced Joint Formula
My husband had a lot of joint pain in his knees due to a back injury to his lower spine 15-20 yrs ago. After doing spinal decompression the pain lessened, but did not leave completely. We thought we might need to do surgery. Then we received a newsletter with Advanced Joint Formula testamonies, and decided to give it a try. After taking 3 capsules twice daily for 2 weeks his pain was gone. He's been using them for a year now. 3 capsules daily for a maintenance dose.
Reviewed by: Mrs. Yoder from Millersburg, OH. on 9/17/2014
Advanced Joint Formula
I've been using Advanced Joint Formula since I fell while in the basement with my son. I got my foot caught in a pipe, I went flying hit the dryer broke my right arm between elbow & shoulder and went down on all four. My son tried to pick me up at waistline and I couldn't put my left leg down nothing there. I told my son put me down on the floor my leg is broken. He called 911, I went to hospital. Dr. put a steel rod in my upper leg broke just above knee. Dr. said I broke lots of bone off. He put 10 screws in, 6 months later I had him take 6 out, 4 have to stay to hold rod. A month later I received a flyer from RGarden about Joint Formula, I ordered and still order. I can sometimes go for a week or 2 without but all at once I hurt. I carry a small bottle in my purse all the time, one never knows. God Bless R-Garden you're the best. P.S. Only pill that helps.
Reviewed by: Joyce A. Burg from Brodhead, WI. on 4/22/2014
Advanced Joint Formula
Advanced Joint Formula has worked so much better for me than any other supplement! Thank you!
Reviewed by: Linda Grabowski from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. on 1/21/2014
Advanced Joint Formula
My husband and I have been using R-Garden products for over 20 years, going back to when they were sold as Staff of Life products. The supplement that I have used most faithfully over this time period is the Advanced Joint Formula. I was a runner/jogger for many years and started to suffer from pain in my left hip. I read the book "The Arthritis Cure" and decided that glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate might be helpful. After about 90 days using these products, I started to feel relief from the pain. Over the years, I have tried different brands, but settled on the R-Garden Advanced Joint Formula as the one that was most reliable. I take two capsules each day and have no more pain in my hip. I am no longer running but do enjoy daily walks and bicycle rides. I highly recommend this product for anyone who is beginning to feel the pain of arthritis.
Reviewed by: Jean McAdam from Rock Island, Illinois. on 2/28/2013
No more knee or joint pain!
RGarden's Advanced Joint Formula truly makes a difference. I have run out of this product on occasion, and within 2-3 days can start to feel a tightness and twinges of pain in my knees. As soon as I start taking it again, the tightness goes away, usually within 24 hours. In addition, I have found that this exact formula makes a difference, because I have tried 3 different brands, just due to convenience as I live outside of U.S., and they had no effect. RGarden's Advanced Joint Formula is the only product I've found to be effective.
Reviewed by: KDB from Jerusalem, Israel. on 12/27/2010
ACL replacement, meniscus repair ~ no knee pain
As a skier/instructor I take 4 of this product a day. After my 2 surgeries my orthopedic doctor said to take a joint formula. This is the one I chose; I ski and instruct all winter with NO knee pain. This is another RGarden product I keep in supply.
Reviewed by: HBR from Cottonwood Heights, UT. on 11/2/2010
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