Jamie McManus, M.D., FAAFP

The Shaklee Natural Alternatives
Protect your joints, reduce pain & stiffness and maximize joint function


  • Stronger muscles take stress off joints
  • Alleviate stiffness – get moving!

LOSE WEIGHT –  your joints will thank you!

  • Losing 15 pounds can cut your knee pain in half!


  • Avoid high fat, high sugar.  Try avoid all fast foods if you can!
  • Adding fruits, vegetables, whole grains, olive oil, fish (omega-3’s) will reduce inflammation.


joint-health-complexShaklee’s Joint Health Complex
Get relief in as few as 5 days

Glucosamine is a key building block used by the body to make cartilage and it is the lubricating fluid that helps joints move freely. Long-term glucosamine supplementation may reduce the risk of having knee replacement 57%.

Shaklee’s Glucosamine with Boswellia Serrata or Indian frankincense contains an active ingredient AKBA that has been shown to inhibit enzymes involved in inflammation.

  • Helps maintain normal cartilage
  • Helps improve
    • Joint function
    • Joint comfort
    • Range of motion and helps joints move more freely
    • Flexibility

Essential Ingredients in your diet or supplementation to build cartilage and reduce inflammation

  • Vitamin C
  • Zinc
  • Copper
  • Manganese
  • Shaklee OmegaGuard

Say “NO” to Chondroitin Sulfate and Methyl Sulfonylmethane (MSM)
Chontroitin Sulfate is a natural component of cartilage tissue, but studies of Chondroitin supplements indicate it is not well-absorbed when consumed orally – at best between 8-18%.  More importantly, research indicates that Chondroitin Sulfate significantly inhibits glucosamine absorption.
MSM is a common source of sulfur which is used by the body to make sulfur containing amino acids which get incorporated into proteins that make up your joint tissue; however, we get plenty of sulfur from our diet and based on the body of literature MSM does not appear to be beneficial in reducing joint pain.  Shaklee does not use Chondroitin Sulfate or MSM.

HOWEVER, a key ingredient in Shaklee’s New Advanced Joint Health Complex is Boswelia extract.

  • works in as few as five days, up to 28% faster than claimed by Osteo Bi-Flex®*, the national leading brand.
  • 45% more effective at improving joint comfort than Osteo-BiFlex®.*

Shaklee’s New Advanced Joint Health Complex is

  • 100% shellfish free
  • 100% vegetarian
  • 100% chondroitin free for better glucosamine absorption
  • Only two caplets per day
  • Easy-to-swallow coated caplets
  • No artificial flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives
  • Gluten free

Reducing Inflammation with Omega-3, Probiotics, Filtered Water and wonderful pain cream…oh yeah!

Shaklee Solution:  OmegaGuard
Taking Omega-3 supplements assists the body in having a more profound primary inflammatory response and at the same time, it minimizes the chronic inflammation responsible for pain and suffering.  Shaklee’s OmegaGuard provides a full spectrum of seven ultra-pure, pharmaceutical-grade omega-3 essential fatty acids, naturally found in small, cold-water fish. Delivers more EPA and DHA than other brands. Smaller size.  Now all of that is easier to swallow!!  Stellar product.

Shaklee Solution: OptiFlora pre and probiotic
Efficient inflammation (the kind that helps) depends on a healthy immune system. 70% of the cells of our immune system are found in the gastrointestinal tract. These cells are fed by short chain fatty acids (that do not exist in nature), which are the result of fermentation of complex carbohydrates — whole grains, vegetables, beans — by the friendly bacteria (probiotics) of our intestinal lining. So it is essential for anyone suffering with inflammation to take an ample supply of probiotics on a daily basis.
Shaklee’s guarantee the delivery of live bacteria to your colon.  No refrigeration necessary.  Can be taken with or without food.  So easy to take and so many health benefits!

The Shaklee Solution:  Get Clean Water
Since we require water to serve as the vehicle for all chemical reactions in the body as well as to flush out toxins, proper hydration becomes paramount (the daily requirement varies from individual to individual, consult your physician for what’s right for you). We’re not talking about dehydrating liquids such as caffeinated beverages and alcohol. Get Clean from Shaklee delivers 80 gallons per filter of fresh, clean water.  Now that’s what we’re talking about!

Shaklee Solution:  Joint and Muscle Pain Cream
Rather than suffering or taking pain medication when you feel discomfort or pain in your back, neck,  shoulders or knees, reach for Shaklee’s Joint and Muscle Pain Cream. A proprietary blend of natural ingredients, including sweet almonds and aloe vera, menthol obtained from peppermint oil with local anesthetic and counter irritant qualities.  Translation?  Instant relief!  We love this product and you will love it!

Start your turnaround today with Shaklee 180

It does make it extremely difficult when your joints hurt so badly you can’t exercise, and the result is a downward spiral because you just continue to gain weight.  However, a study shows that for each pound of body weight lost, there is a 4-pound reduction in knee joint stress.

The Shaklee 180 Solution  critical nutrients you need and a program to help you take your life back.


† The specific form of Boswellia extract used in New Advanced Joint Health Complex* has been shown in a clinical study to improve joint comfort in as few as 5 days. build collagen and other important components
* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.