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Is Supple a scam or a legitimate health supplement?

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Supple, a liquid supplement for joint health, has mixed reviews, as of 2015. A small number of health professionals report that it helps relieve joint pain. Other surveys report that consumers experienced no positive effects from Supple, reports Consumer Health Digest. In addition, there is no published proof that Supple is an effective weight loss aid, according to Supplement Geek.

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Supple is an over-the-counter liquid dietary supplement that contains glucosamine HCL and chondroitin sulphate as active ingredients. Officially, Supple claims to provide the body with the components needed to support and strengthen the body's joints, as well as facilitate weight loss, explains Consumer Health Digest.

However, there are few scientific studies that demonstrate a convincing impact of glucosamine HCL on joint health. In contrast, glucosamine sulphate, which is an entirely different molecule that's not present in Supple, has shown effective use as a pain reliever for arthritis, notes Supplement Geek. With no well-controlled research studies conducted on chondroitin sulphate, there is no evidence to support the assertion that it helps with arthritis.

A few other ingredients are present in Supple, such as some B vitamins and vitamins C, D and E. Once again, there is no solid proof that these components have any effect on pain caused by arthritis. A very small amount of calcium is also present, but it is less than the calcium content in a cup of milk. Both the safety and effectiveness of Supple are questionable, and therefore the high price is unjustified, claims Consumer Health Digest.

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