Glucosamine is not enough

Researchers at the University of Bern in Switzerland reviewed 10 separate studies and found glucosamine and chondroitin did not have any noticeable beneficial effect on osteo-arthritis of the hip or knee.

We are not surprised. Dr Paul Clayton, former President of the Forum on Food and Health at the Royal Society of Medicine, makes the simple point that in order to work, glucosamine and chondroitin need to be combined with vitamins D and K. Most people take glucosamine or glucosamine and chondroitin WITHOUT these essential vitamin co-factors.

JointShield is a powerful natural comprehensive joint supplement

Uni-Vite JointShield is a safe and effective combination of nutrients for use by sufferers of arthritis and other joint and muscle conditions.

Its 2-step formula is designed to produce relief via its unique anti-inflammatory action and to support the body’s own power of regeneration.

Analgesics offer only short-term pain relief. Uni-Vite JointShield is formulated with the express intention of helping the process of long-term improvements in the basic structure and function of cartilage, and the joints as a whole.


Step 1: Curcumin has powerful anti-inflammatory properties that help address the root cause of the discomfort and starts to bring relief. Lecithin and piperine have been added to increase the bio-availability of curcumin.

Step 2: Boswellia has been used for centuries for arthritis and other inflammatory conditions, as it inhibits a pro-inflammatory enzyme called 5-lipoxygenase. Arthritis sufferers have found it can bring relief from swelling and stiffness in as little as 7 days.


Step 3: Glucosamine is a vital component of cartilage, but needs to be combined with vitamins K (ideally K1 and K2) and D in order to support cartilage regeneration.

Extra vitamin D helps calcium absorption for stronger bones.

Unlike drugs, Uni-Vite JointShield supports the process of long-term improvement in the basic structure and function of cartilage, and the joints as a whole.


Read this informative introduction
by Dr Paul Clayton, former President of the
Forum of Food and Health at the Royal Society of Medicine

Dr Paul Clayton formulated JointShield.

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JointShield provides safe, optimum levels of nutrients that build cartilage, bone and collagen

Unlike drugs, the only side-effect of the nutrients in this supplement is better health generally.

Why we DON’T include chondroitin or MSM

The differences between glucosamine and chondroitin are very minor. Both are naturally occurring substances in bone cartilage and both help slow the destruction of joint cartilage and improve mobility. Glucosamine - providing it is in the presence of vitamins D and K - is enough.

MSM or Methylsulfonylmethane is an organic sulphur that is sometimes prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis. Its main function is as an anti-inflammatory – but the curcumin and the other anti-inflammatories in JointShield are more effective.

Add Omega 3 from fish oil for further anti-inflammatory action

NutriShield Premium or Essentials are Uni-Vite Healthcare's comprehensive daily supplements which contain Omega 3 among many other essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Go to for further information.