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Supplements for joint pain: don’t believe the hype

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If you experience joint pain when you walk or move, promises for a quick and inexpensive cure can be hard to resist. But don’t believe the hype. And don’t assume the people you see in the ads are real.

Unlike drugs, joint pain supplements are not evaluated or reviewed by FDA for safety and effectiveness, and supplements claiming to reduce pain and rebuild cartilage might not be proven to work.

Today the FTC announced a settlement against the makers of Synovia, a purported joint pain relief product, for false advertising claims.

The company claims Synovia is “clinically proven” to rebuild damaged cartilage, reduce arthritis pain by 95%, and provide the same joint pain relief as an injected medication. But the FTC says the company doesn’t have scientific support for these claims.

Don’t let false claims cheat you out of your money or your health. Check out this video about questions you can ask when considering any supplement.

And if you spot claims that you think are bogus, tell the FTC: www.ftc.gov/complaint.

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Comments

I haved checked out many of the supplements advertised as releivers
of joint and bt checking ingredients realize they are bogus.
Than you for bringing this to the sttention of the unsuspecting.

the ones I take are back with 120 day if they do not do what I need then I do not take them. by the way they are organic. I do not buy over the counter or online from the blogs...thank you for your information...jim

I didnt think you'd post my comment. There are plenty of other and more widely-read venues. I can get my point across regardless.

Would like to see more of this kind of reporting by the FTC. TV & Internet are ridled with false ads all across businesses. A segment of the population is vulnerable, and scrupleless people know it preying on them.

Keep in mind that many ointments and treatments for pain were used long before many of todays prescribed medications were formulated.

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