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If you are looking for help with joint pain, you have come to the right page.


Both chondroitin and methlysulfonylmethane, or MSM, are natural compounds that  Are naturally found in joints.


Whether you are an athlete or simply looking for joint support, you might want to explore our multiple options below.


Many people take them as joint supplements for a variety of reasons.


You can either take them separately or combined.


Read on to find out more about each, including the different supplements and combinations that are available.


Chondroitin supplements


Chondroitin is found in various parts of the body, including the skin, bone, ligaments and tendons.


But importantly, it is one of the ‘building blocks’ of cartilage – the stuff that absorbs shock in between our joints.


Specifically, chondroitin supports the elasticity of the cartilage by encouraging it to retain water.


Chondroitin supplements come in various forms, including chondroitin tablets, chondroitin patches and chondroitin liquid. These are often combined with substances called glucosamine and MSM.


If you are vegetarian or vegan, it is worth noting that some chondroitin supplements are made from animal products, so be sure to check the specific information on the product page.


Glucosamine chondroitin  


Glucosamine is another compound found in cartilage and it has been found to work well with chondroitin.


If you think this combination could work for you, try Holland & Barrett Extra Strength Glucosamine Chondroitin Complex Caplets.  


MSM supplements 


Methlysulfonylmethane, or MSM, is another structural element in cartilage.


It is a source of sulphur, which forms glycosaminoglycans, which, in turn, help form cartilage.


Holland & Barrett MSM Caplets 750mg are a great place to start.


MSM powder


Some users, however, find that the large MSM tablets difficult to swallow.


If this sounds like a problem you might also have, you might like to opt for the water soluble Holland & Barrett MSM Powder.


Joint health supplements  


You can buy chondroitin and MSM separately, or you can buy a combined supplement.


Two of our most popular are Holland & Barrett Glucosamine Chondroitin & MSM Caplets and Holland & Barrett Glucosamine Chondroitin & MSM Complex Liquid which is ideal for anyone who find tablets tricky.


Athletes and gym bunnies love the PhD brand. PhD Reinforce Capsules contain hyaluronic acid, MSM, chondroitin & glucosamine.


Joint vitamins: Jointace


One of the most popular products for joint care has to be the various Jointace tablets.


Not only does Jointace do tablets with glucosamine chondroitin & MSM, but Vitabiotics Jointace Collagen also contains other complementary ingredients, such as collagen and vitamins for joint pain, such as B12, C, E and D3.


If that weren’t enough, it also contains various minerals that support joint health plus ginger extract.


And lastly, Vitabiotics Jointace Max Tablets must be the joint supplement par excellence, as it contains all of the above, plus omega-3.


Jointace has also developed a patch to get some of these same ingredients to your body via a different method of absorption.


Vitabiotics Jointace Patch is a 12-hour patch that delivers soluble glucosamine and chondroitin with seven essential oils via the skin.


Patches are a fantastic way to supplement for anyone who has trouble with digestion or cannot easily take tablets.

At Holland & Barrett we have a quality range of glucosamine in tablet, liquid, gel and capsule form. Glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate contributes to the maintenance of normal bones and the normal formation of connective tissue. MSM (Methylsulphonylmethane) is a chemical that naturally occurs in plants, animals and humans and is a source of sulphur. Some of our MSM products are suitable for vegetarians and vegans. 

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