Best glucosamine products

Get better at the sports you play and the life you lead at STACK. Improve your training, nutrition and lifestyle with daily

Healthy joints are just as crucial to great athletic performance as strong muscles. Without them, you're gonna feel pain every time you take a jumper, stomp over a safety or cut by the defense.

Supplementing with glucosamine is an easy way to keep your joints loose and lubricated, therefore healthy and feeling good. Glucosamine is a natural substance in the cartilage of your body that is also found in the covering of shellfish. According to a study published in The British Journal of Sports Medicine, those who took glucosamine supplements daily for 12 weeks experienced a decrease in knee pain. Here's a look at five top glucosamine products.

GNC Glucosamine 500
Chondroitin 400

60-softgel capsule bottle: $17
Contains 150mg of glucosamine HCL per serving and is free of soy, corn, yeast and gluten.

Champion Nutrition
Pro Flex

60-caplet bottle: $20
Packed with nine vitamins and minerals, plus 1500mg of glucosamine HCL.

Everlast Nutrition
Premium Joint Repair

90 softgel capsule bottle: $30
With 325mg of glucosamine per serving, this formula also provides 83% of your recommended
daily value of vitamin E and 400mg of Omega-3 fish oil concentrate.

ISS Research Therajoint
84-capsule bottle: $30
At 1500mg per serving, this product has 500 grams of each of the three main forms of glucosamine (sulfate, HCL and N-Acetyl). The sulfate content is good for strengthening the collagen in your joints.

Twinlab Joint Fuel
60-caplet bottle: $27
Gluten-, milk- and lactose-free, three capsules have 750mg of glucosamine sulfate, 500mg of vitamin C and 100 percent of your daily value of zinc.

Photo Credit: Getty Images // Thinkstock