As the world gears up for an exhilarating summer filled with premier sports events like the Tour de France, Wimbledon, the Woman’s FIFA World Cup and the Grand Prix, it’s the perfect time to focus on optimal performance and peak physical condition. Introducing our product of the month, Jointmax. Designed with an active lifestyle in mind, Jointmax is your ultimate ally in maintaining joint health and flexibility. Whether you are a professional athlete, an enthusiastic amateur or a passionate fan, Jointmax helps you stay in the game and ready to tackle every challenge. Focus on your performance and support your joints with Jointmax.

What is Jointmax?

Jointmax is a combination product that combines Glucosamine Sulphate, Chondroitin Sulphate and Hyaluronic Acid, together with MSM, Turmeric and Astaxanthin.

Here is why we have added the following to our Jointmax.

Glucosamine Sulphate

Glucosamine is important for joint health primarily due to its role in the maintenance and repair of cartilage, which is the flexible connective tissue that cushions the joints.

Cartilage formation and repair- Glucosamine is a natural compound found in healthy cartilage. It is a precursor of glycosaminoglycans, which are major components of cartilage. These molecules help maintain the structural integrity of cartilage by attracting and holding water, providing cushioning and lubrication for joints.

Glucosamine sulphate supports the repair and rebuilding of cartilage, which is crucial for maintaining joint function and mobility.

Lubrication-  Glucosamine helps in the formation of synovial fluid, which lubricates the joints. This fluid reduces friction between the articular cartilage of synovial joints during movement, enhancing smooth and pain free motion.

Anti-inflammatory properties- Glucosamine Sulphate may have anti-inflammatory effects, which can reduce pain and swelling associated with conditions like osteoarthritis.

By supporting cartilage health and reducing inflammation, glucosamine sulphate can help alleviate joint pain and stiffness, improving overall joint function.

Improves joint mobility- By maintaining healthy cartilage and synovial fluid, glucosamine sulphate can support joint flexibility and range of motion, making it easier to perform daily activities without discomfort.

Chondroitin sulphate

Chondroitin sulphate is a naturally occurring substance found in the connective tissues of the body, particularly in cartilage.  Here is why chondroitin sulphate is beneficial for general health and joints and how it helps:

Cartilage support- Chondroitin sulphate is a major component of cartilage, providing it with elasticity and strength. It helps maintain the integrity of cartilage by providing resistance to compression.

It helps cartilage to retain water, which is essential for its cushioning and shock-absorbing properties. This hydration is crucial for maintain the smooth, lubricated surface of joints.

Joint function- By maintaining healthy cartilage, chondroitin sulphate supports joint flexibility and range of motion, making daily activities easier and less painful.

It supports the natural repair mechanisms of cartilage, aiding in the restoration of joint health over time.

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substances found in the body, particularly connective tissue, skin and the synovial fluid of joints. It is a glycosaminoglycan, which is a type of molecule that helps maintain tissue hydration and elasticity. Here is why hyaluronic acid is important for joint health and how it helps;

Lubrication- Hyaluronic acid is a major component of synovial fluid, which lubricates joints. This lubrication is essential for reducing friction between the cartilage surfaces during movement, preventing wear and tear in the joints.

Shock Absorption- Certain properties of hyaluronic acid help provide a cushioning effect which helps absorb mechanical shocks and distribute loads evenly across the joint. This is crucial for protecting joints from impact and stress.

Hydration and Nutrition- Hyaluronic acid has a remarkable ability to retain water ensuring that the cartilage remains hydrated. Proper hydration is essential for maintaining the resilience and elasticity of cartilage.

By maintaining the synovial fluid’s viscosity, hyaluronic acid facilitates the transport of nutrients and waste products to and from the cartilage.

Supports cartilage maintenance- Hyaluronic acid can stimulate the activity of chondrocytes, the cells responsible for maintaining cartilage.


Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a naturally occurring organic sulphur compound found in plants, animals and humans. Here is why MSM is important for joints and how it helps;

Source of sulphur- Sulphur is a vital component of collagen, which is a major protein in connective tissues, including cartilage, ligaments and tendons. Adequate sulphur is essential for maintaining the strength and integrity of these tissues.

MSM provides sulphur needed for the synthesis of methionine and cysteine, amino acids critical for building proteins. 

Reduces oxidative stress- MSM has antioxidant properties that help reduce oxidative stress in the body. Oxidative stress can contribute to inflammation and joint damage so reducing it can protect joint tissues.


Astaxanthin is a naturally occurring carotenoid pigment found in certain algae and seafood such as salmon, trout, shrimp and krill. It is known for its potent antioxidant properties. Here is how astaxanthin can help with joints;

Potent antioxidant- Astaxanthin is a powerful antioxidant, much stronger than others such as Vitamin C and Vitamin E. It helps neutralise free radicals and reduce oxidative stress in joint tissues which can prevent or slow the progression of joint damage and inflammation.

Anti-Inflammatory-  Astaxanthin has been shown to reduce the levels on inflammatory markers and cytokines in the body. By reducing inflammation, it can help alleviate joint pain and stiffness.

Supports Immune Function- Astaxanthin helps modulate the immune system, reducing excessive immune responses that can contribute to chronic inflammation and joint damage.

Turmeric and Piperine

Turmeric and piperine are natural compounds often used together to enhance their individual benefits, particularly for joint health.

Turmeric is a yellow spice derived from the root of the Curcuma Longa plant. Its primary active ingredient is curcumin which is known for its potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties;

Anti-inflammatory- Curcumin inhibits inflammatory pathways by blocking enzymes and cytokines involved in inflammation. This can help reduce inflammation in the joints.

Pain Relief- Curcumin’s anti-inflammatory properties can help reduce joint pain and stiffness, improving mobility and quality of life for individuals with joint disorders.

Antioxidant effects- Curcumin is a strong antioxidant that helps neutralise free radicals, reducing oxidative stress and preventing damage to join tissues.

Piperine- is an alkaloid found in black pepper. It is responsible for the pungency of black pepper and has been used to enhance digestion and absorption of nutrients.

Bioavailability enhancer- One of the most significant properties of piperine is its ability to enhance the bioavailability of other substances. For example, piperine can increase absorption of curcumin, which can make it more effective at lower dosages.

Anti-inflammatory and Antioxidant properties- Piperine itself has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which can contribute to joint health by reducing inflammation and oxidative damage.

The combination of turmeric and piperine is effective for joint health due to their synergistic anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties with piperine significantly enhancing the bioavailability and effectiveness of curcumin.

Joint health supplements

As we celebrate this month’s spotlight on Jointmax, our premier joint health supplement, we’re reminded of the importance of staying active and enjoying life to the fullest. Whether you’re gearing up for a season of thrilling sport events or simply looking to maintain your daily mobility, Jointmax is here to support your journey. With its powerful formula designed to support joint health, reduce discomfort and improve flexibility, you can trust Jointmax to keep you moving with ease. Embrace each day with the confidence that comes from knowing your joints are well cared for. Stay active, stay strong and make the most of every moment with Jointmax.

stacie henson metabolics nutrition advisorStacie Henson has been working at Metabolics for two years and has immersed herself in learning more about Metabolics products and nutrition generally.

She has completed basic nutrition courses and recently completed a Level 4 Nutrition Diploma. Stacie is currently studying for a Level 4 Transformational Nutrition course to further her experience and knowledge to better support Metabolics customers.