Supple is a joint pain reliever that comes in the form of a drink, rather than capsule or topical cream. Sold exclusively on the internet, the Supple official website, while informative, has a ‘gimmicky’ impression, uses some exaggerated statements and devotes space to putting down rival products.
The ‘As Seen on TV’ product claims to work in as little as 7 days, and backs this up by offering a 100% guarantee, ‘challenging’ their customers to see for themselves. The overall appearance of the site is attractive and colorful and is also very user-friendly, featuring well labelled sections and headings. Several diagrams are provided to show the structure of the joint and how pain can occur in this area. Although the manufacturers make a number of statements regarding the clinical studies that have been performed on Supple, no actual proof is provided. The company does show photo-accompanied customer testimonials, a reasonable FAQ section and a section explaining how superior Supple is to other products on the market.
Supple – Facts
The Supple website has a good amount of information regarding the ingredients in the drink, which combines 10 vitamins and minerals with natural fruit juice and puree. The beverage is available in one flavour, mango and peach, and only requires one can per day. The manufacturers recommend that Supple is drank in place of a snack and by doing so may help the user lose weight, obesity being another cause for joint pain.
The full ingredient list is provided and each ingredient amount is also shown. The two main joint pain relief ingredients in Supple are Glucosamine and Chondroitin, both commonly found in joint pain medications and that work best when combined. The addition of Rebaudioside A, a natural sweetener that helps reduce blood sugar levels, allows the user to feel fuller for longer, while a blend of vitamins C, D, E, B6 and B12 help to form collagen, an essential component of healthy cartilage, boost immunity, and provide anti-oxidants. The minerals calcium and magnesium work to strengthen the bones, support cells and aid in protein synthesis.
Unlike many joint medications, Supple is suitable for those with shellfish allergies and for vegetarians as the Glucosamine is not derived form animal sources.
- The full ingredient list is provided
- Supple is in the form of a fruit flavored drink
- Supple is suitable for people with shellfish allergies
- Only one can per day is required
- The formula contains 10 vitamins and minerals
- The company promotes joint health through fitness and nutrition
- No proof of clinical studies are shown
- The company website makes some over-exaggerated claims
- The product is not available in retail stores
- Discounted prices are only offered with enrolment into the auto-shipping program
- Supple is offered in only one flavour
- Supple contains no hyaluronic acid or fatty acids, essential for joint lubrication
Supple contains some good, healthy ingredients and, if anything, would make a good daily dietary supplement. It is probably not the best product to provide joint pain relief however, and some important ingredients, in particular MSM and hyaluronic aid are not present in the formula. Despite the vitamins and minerals in the formula, Supple is expensive, costing $47.95 for a 24 day supply or $94.95 for a 48 day supply (which is only offered once enrolled in the auto-shipping program). Many of the same ingredients could be found in any multi-vitamin/ mineral supplement at a fraction of the cost.