FAQ about JoMo and Joint Pain Supplements
Q. Why is JoMo considered to be one of the most natural forms of glucosamine joint pain relief formulations on the market?
Firstly, we don't use any artificial colors or flavors in JoMo and everything we use is clearly detailed on our label and on the bottle. When choosing a joint nutrition formulation it is extremely important to read the label as well as the fine print to see what is included as there are lots of misleading claims about what exactly goes into a formulation as well as the quality of the testing for ingredients.
JoMo is also non-GMO glucosamine, shellfish free and shark cartilage free, is individually batch tested for quality and is safe for people with shellfish and iodine allergies. We also use bovine-based chondroitin not shark, and all our bovine is European bovine and is subject to testing to ensure it is both hormone and steroid-free.
JoMo uses all natural ingredients and is "The Natural Choice" for those people truly concerned about their health and what they put into their bodies.
Q. I am allergic to shellfish. Can I take JoMo?
YES. JoMo is made with a non-shellfish based formulation. The glucosamine in JoMo is made from a non-GMO corn based, vegetarian derivative that provides an advanced strength 2000mg of glucosamine in every dose. JoMo glucosamine also contains no iodine and because it's non shellfish based, doesn't have any potential for lead or mercury contamination.
Q. I have noticed most of the glucosamine products provide "Shellfish" warnings. What does this mean?
Firstly, JoMo does NOT use shellfish-based glucosamine so can be used by patients that have shellfish or iodine allergies or are concerned about shellfish contamination with mercury or lead.
Most of the glucosamine products on the market get their glucosamine from Chitin, or the shells of shellfish (crabs, shrimp, lobster). Generally this means that the glucosamine is derived from crushed shells of seafood and there are warnings on those products to alert people with shellfish allergies. There has also been testing undertaken by ConsumerLab.com that has shown levels of lead in some seafood based glucosamine products. We strongly believe there are significant concerns over shellfish allergies as well as the potential source of shellfish based glucosamine and we wanted to give our customers the highest quality ingredients with the least potential for any allergy or reaction. Put simply, other companies choose to use ground up derivatives of shellfish as an ingredient for their formulations; JoMo does not!
Q. What about Chondroitin, where does that come from?
JoMo uses bovine-based chondroitin. Other formulations generally use chondroitin that is derived from shark cartilage. JoMo has two problems with shark cartilage as a source for chondroitin. Firstly, we were unable to determine the source of the shark cartilage that was being offered as an ingredient (which could potentially come from China's fishing grounds) and second, we have a general concern over the depletion of the global shark population as detailed in the Shark Killing Report by CNN Special Correspondent, Lisa Ling. All of the JoMo bovine-based chondroitin is from European bovine which have strict standards for hormones and steroid testing.
Q. It is rare to see "type II collagen" in a glucosamine liquid joint health formulation. Why is it in JoMo?
JoMo is one of the few joint support supplements to include type II collagen as a separate additive to its formulation. Type II collagen is arguably one of the major potential contributors to joint health, support of tissue and cartilage growth and is the subject of significant research into its benefits for arthritis and joint pain relief.
Q. Are there any side effects of JoMo?
JoMo is a very safe product with the only reported affects generally being related to some stomach upsets. As with all supplements, you may wish to consult your medical physician before taking glucosamine especially if you are pregnant or nursing. You do not have to worry about taking JoMo if you are allergic to shellfish or iodine as JoMo is shellfish-free. You should also consult your physician if you are diabetic as there has been some research on the effects of glucosamine on blood sugar levels.
Q. How can I get JoMo?
JoMo is available through retail stores and direct to our customers and patients of Health Professionals through www.jomo.com. You can also order JoMo by calling 1.866.247.JOMO (5666) or become a JoMo distributor by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. What are the main ingredients in JoMo and why are they better than other glucosamine based products?
Click here for details of all the JoMo ingredients.
When we looked at the joint and inflammation support products available for joint pain sufferers and athletes, we recognized that there was a place in the market to create something different, something truly unique that could be used by people of all ages, in all walks of life, to achieve a higher quality of life. With JoMo, we didn't set out to create something that would just compete; we set out to create something that was significantly better than anything else and that could have a life changing effect and which could be recommended to patients with confidence.
But most important, JoMo uses all natural ingredients and is "The Natural Choice" for those people truly concerned about their health and what they put into their bodies.
Q. Why is JoMo unique and why should I buy it compared to other products?
Firstly, the founders of JoMo are orthopedic and medical professionals who had one goal; to create the highest strength, maximum absorption joint pain relief formulation that they could personally recommend to customers and patients.
Second, when undertaking the formulation the mission was clear, create one of the most advanced strength glucosamine based supplements using the highest quality ingredients available. This meant no additives and no artificial colors or flavors. We also used pure concentrated antioxidant "Superfruits". We made sure all the glucosamine was non-GMO and shellfish-free to avoid potential lead contamination and allergies and included all those ingredients that had maximum joint-health potential. We asked ourselves "What Price For Your Health?" and decided that if we were going to make a product we had to include everything that was going to contribute to joint pain relief that we could recommend and support based on clinical studies and research. Click here to see more on Why JoMo is so Unique.
Q. If JoMo has all these high quality ingredients, how can you keep the price so low?
We chose to use the higher quality ingredients in JoMo such as non-shellfish based glucosamine and bovine-based chondroitin as well as adding powerful cartilage building ingredients such as type II collagen. Some of our customers have asked how we could do this and keep the price of JoMo so low? Our answer was simple: JoMo was developed by medical professionals so as to heal and provide pain relief, not businessmen looking for profit. Just as your doctor wouldn't prescribe a low cost drug for your disease, so too the founders of JoMo didn't want to have their patients and customers using a lesser quality product if they knew that they could treat them better! We had to formulate a product we could use personally and that the founders could recommend to patients and nothing but the best would suffice.
This is the plain and simple truth. Despite all the ingredients and attention to quality, JoMo is still priced at the same level as other products on the market that do not have the same high quality and strength of ingredients as JoMo.
Q. Why do you include pomegranate and black cherry in your formulation?
Pomegranate and black cherry are considered to be "Superfruit" antioxidants. The pomegranate has been found to possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that have significant potential therapeutic benefits in a variety of diseases ranging from heart disease to cancer and arthritis. The most recent revelation about the pomegranate's health benefits suggests that extracts of the fruit could prevent the onset of osteoarthritis. Scientists in America treated samples of human cartilage damaged by osteoarthritis with the extract and found that it inhibited the production of the enzyme responsible for causing the damage.
In addition, by delivering the JoMo formulation in a base antioxidant liquid like cherry and pomegranate, we were granted an ORAC Antioxidant Value of 32,619 by Brunswick Laboratories, the leading independent testing facility for ORAC, demonstrating the significant free radical fighting capacity of JoMo and its effects on fighting oxidative stress that can harm cartilage and contribute to the degeneration of joints.
Apart from the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, the pure concentrated pomegranate and black cherry extracts in JoMo also provide the great taste!
Q. What is ORAC and what does it mean to me?
The ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) unit or "ORAC score" is a method of measuring the antioxidant capacity of different foods and supplements. Developed by scientists at the National Institutes of Health, it is believed that foods higher on the ORAC scale will more effectively neutralize free radicals. According to the free-radical theory of aging, this will slow the oxidative processes and free radical damage that can contribute to age-related degeneration, joint pain and other disease.
Nutritionists suggest that people consumer at least 3,000 to 5,000 ORAC units per day to have an impact on health.
Click here for Certification of JoMo's ORAC Value.
Q. Who can benefit from JoMo?
JoMo is used by people in all walks of life from joint pain sufferers, weekend warriors, athletes and Olympians to those people struggling with joint pain due to being overweight or obese. Many professional sportspeople and people leading active lifestyles use JoMo as a supplement to maintain joint health and as a preventative measure to avoid future injury. Over 49 million Americans suffer from some form of arthritis or joint pain and every one of them can benefit from taking JoMo in some form.
Q. What else can I do apart from taking JoMo to help me with my joint pain and arthritis?
Taking JoMo is just the start. That is why we developed the "JoMo Joint Health Program" for joint relief. This includes nutritional supplementation, weight-management and optimal health through diet and nutrition, as well as functional exercise and lifestyle management. At JoMo we believe you have to take control of your pain and fight back through use of all the resources available that includes:
- Maintaining a healthy diet rich in nutrients and anti-inflammatory foods and liquids (click here for more on Arthritis and Diet)
- Staying active through exercise (click here for more on Arthritis and Exercise)
- Use of alternative therapies and support (click here for more on Arthritis and Alternative Therapies).
We believe that a Total Joint Health Program is needed to get maximum wellness and pain relief, starting with JoMo!
Q. There is a lot of media about supplements not having the stated ingredients. What guarantees do I have as to the quality of ingredients in JoMo?
One of the biggest issues in the supplement industry is quality of ingredients. Every single one of the JoMo formulations are Batch Tested to ensure that what you are paying for is what you get and that the formulation is in strict compliance with the label and stated ingredients. And all our bottles, when shipped, come with a "Certificate of Analysis" specific to that formulation detailing the quality analysis of the formulation specific to your bottle and matched to the individual batch.
We are the only company that we know of that both provides "Certificates of Analysis" for EVERY batch made and delivers these certificates to you personally with every order. Recent studies by ConsumerLab.com showed that nearly half of the glucosamine chondroitin based supplements tested did not contain the labeled ingredients and many included ingredients that were not included on the label. By providing you with a Certificate of Analysis for every batch you can be confident that you are obtaining the full benefit of the stated ingredients in JoMo certified for quality.
The JoMo formulation facility is also cGMP Compliant, is Certified by NSF, is FDA Registered and tests to United States Pharmacopeia (USP) standards, where applicable.
Q. How often do I need to take JoMo and for how long?
It's important to take JoMo consistently for at least a few months to get the maximum benefit and then ongoing based on personal requirements in order to maximize your joint relief and cartilage support. JoMo should be taken in accordance with the recommended dosage of 1oz or the equivalent of two tablespoons a day to get the maximum benefit. Like all supplements, it may take time to realize the full effect however most of our customers and patients feel the effects from anywhere to 2 days to two weeks. The best test however is YOU! Start taking JoMo yourself and we guarantee you will have a noticeable improvement in your quality of life through increased joint mobility or your money back, no questions asked. So you have nothing to lose and everything to gain in terms of quality of life.
Q. I am always skeptical about testimonials and health product claims. Why is JoMo any different?
We are also skeptical about claims and testimonials. That's why we try as best we can to include photos in our testimonials and ensure they are always from people that have genuinely received a benefit from taking JoMo. Also, when we say that JoMo is used by athletes and Olympians, this is not merely marketing. Gold and other medalists at both the summer Olympics and Commonwealth Games (The Olympics equivalent of the Commonwealth countries) genuinely use JoMo regularly although due to licensing reasons we cant publish all of their names or the Olympic logo. You will see over on the Testimonials section, that we have lots of happy customers (and even Olympians) in the JoMo family, who are happy to share their success with JoMo.
Q. Can I give JoMo to my Pets?
JoMo was specifically formulated for humans based on the available research and clinical trials. JoMo Nutrition is only focused on making the highest quality products for human consumption.
Q. What does JoMo taste like?
In a word, GREAT! We use pure concentrated pomegranate and black cherry as antioxidants and to support a healthy inflammation response. The pomegranate and black cherry also provide the flavor for JoMo. Making a liquid formulation from glucosamine is an extremely complex process in order to mask the taste of glucosamine and maintain its nutritional effect. However we believe the nutritional benefits of a liquid formulation in terms of dissolution and absorption made the extra research and process worth the effort. We believe that you will love the taste of JoMo and will not even consider it a nutritional supplement; rather it will become part of your great tasting daily health regime!
Q. Do I need to refrigerate JoMo?
No, JoMo does not need to be refrigerated.
Q. How long is the shelf life of JoMo?
The shelf life of JoMo is approximately 18 months.
Q. Who is behind the JoMo Formulation?
JoMo was founded by a leading orthopedic surgeon to an NBA Basketball team as well as nutritional chemists and orthopedic health professionals, with input from professional athletes and joint pain experts. As industry professionals involved in the treatment and management of joint pain and arthritis on a daily basis, the original JoMo Liquid Glucosamine formulation had to be of the highest quality that the founders of JoMo could personally recommend and support to their patients.
Q. Where is JoMo made?
The JoMo formulation is made in a facility that is cGMP Compliant, is Certified by NSF, and tested to United States Pharmacopeia (USP) standards, where applicable.
Do Doctors and Health Professionals recommend JoMo?
JoMo was actually developed and founded by one of the leading orthopedic surgeons in the USA and is recommended by physicians and health professionals alike. JoMo is also sold direct through health and medical practices as well as Performance Sports and Physical Therapy Centers.
Q. Other products use less glucosamine and chondroitin in their formulations and they also seem to include additives, fillers and artificial ingredients. Why is this?
JoMo Active Ingredients include advanced strength 2000mg of glucosamine, 1200mg of chondroitin, 500mg of MSM, 2000IU of vitamin D and 50 mg of type II collagen all delivered in a single daily dose.
JoMo has one of the strongest, naturally formulated liquid glucosamine products available on the market and was developed on the foundation of providing the best overall health benefits while providing maximum strength ingredients for joint relief.
We also avoided those ingredients that, although may be cheaper to formulate, did not sit with our Company Philosophy of achieving maximum overall health and wellness benefits.
Other companies include fructose and other artificial colors and flavors in their formulations to mask the taste of their products. JoMo has no artificial colors or flavors. We also use pure concentrated pomegranate and black cherry antioxidants for flavor, not for artificial flavoring or coloring.
Q. The JoMo website is different from most websites that are just trying to sell products. You have a lot of information about arthritis and joint pain and seem to be more of an information site for patients and joint pain sufferers rather than a nutritional supplements company. Why is that?
Firstly, the heritage of JoMo Nutrition is one of orthopedic and joint pain professionals so we are first and foremost dedicated to providing the best information available to joint pain sufferers to allow our customers and the patients of Health Professionals to live a strong, active life. Joint pain supplementation is only part of that and that is why we have included so many topics of interest to joint pain sufferers on our website. We hope you will find additional and informative resources on www.jomo.com to help you in your quest for a pain free life.
We have also developed the JoMo Joint Health Program recognizing that taking JoMo is just the start! The JoMo Joint Health Program includes nutritional supplementation, weight-management and optimal health through diet and nutrition, as well as functional exercise and lifestyle management. All of these are discussed in detail on www.jomo.com to allow you to have the best information available to overcome your joint pain.
JoMo Joint Health Program**
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**As with any program of diet, exercise, weight loss or therapy, consult your medical practitioner, especially if you have a history of heart disease or other conditions.