As of 2015, medical research does not prove that there are any benefits of taking the generic ingredients in Move Free Advanced, reports Drugs.com. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved the product, and patients should not take it to replace doctor-prescribed medication. The manufacturer claims that Move Free Advanced products replenish, rebuild and protect joints, according to About.com.
Although practitioners of alternative medicine use the ingredients in Move Free Advanced to treat a wide range of ailments, no manufacturing standards exist for such herbal supplements, and they sometimes contain impurities, cautions Drugs.com. Common side effects of using the supplements include hair loss, puffy eyelids, stomach pain, nausea and diarrhea. Other side effects that need immediate medical attention include irregular heartbeat, trouble breathing, hives, or swelling of the legs or other body parts.
Insufficient research exists about whether Move Free Advanced products harm unborn or breastfeeding babies, so pregnant or nursing mothers should consult their doctors before using the supplements, warns Drugs.com. Others that should consult their health care providers before using the products include those with high blood pressure, diabetes, prostate cancer, asthma or allergies. Some medications react negatively with Move Free Advanced. Those who decide to use the products should carefully follow their doctors' dosage recommendations and discontinue using the supplements at least two weeks before dental work or surgery.