The global market for bone and joint health supplements was estimated at $9.9 billion in 2020 and is anticipated to climb over $14 billion by 2027. Joint products alone are expected to hit nearly $10 billion by 2027. With over 32 million U.S. adults experiencing the most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis, there is indeed room in the market for your next bone and joint supporting dietary supplement to thrive. But will you choose the right supplement manufacturer to get the job done?
This form of arthritis develops over time as the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of bones as joints wear down. It can become painful when left unmanaged, and the damage done to joints cannot be reversed, which is why it is encouraged that people seek medical advice for treatment options and potentially the use of dietary supplements to ease pain.
Who needs bone and joint supplements?
As mentioned above, millions of people deal with osteoarthritis, and many individuals struggle with chronic bone and joint pain in their shoulders, knees, hands, and elbows. The condition could cause stiffness, a grating sensation, bone spurs, swelling, and loss of flexibility.
The gym goers and fitness enthusiasts
Loss of flexibility is not ideal for any athlete, so getting ahead of bone and joint wellness is vital. Your dietary supplement could help boost levels of certain nutrients, compounds, molecules, and more that can help upkeep healthy cartilage.
Oftentimes, older folks need to maintain strong bones, or else they may develop weaker or brittle bones, aka osteoporosis. 1 out of every 2 female seniors, and 1 in every 4 males will experience a bone fracture in their lifetime. While osteoporosis affects both men and women, females are at a greater risk of developing the disease. Genetics, a smaller or thinner body structure, certain medications already being taken, inactivity, and smoking can all contribute to the risk of osteoporosis. However, with the right balance of healthy eating, exercise, and a dietary supplement and vitamin regimen, brittle bones do not have to be. Perhaps that is the purpose of your health brand, which can be explored by offering fully customized bone supporting supplements.
Best Foods for Bones and Joints
Consuming fruits and vegetables rich in calcium and other minerals can assist bone and joint health. Many people find low impact exercise that does not put too much pressure on joints beneficial—exercise such as walking, cycling, and swimming. Yoga and gentle stretching can work wonders on the body as well, keeping it flexible and mobile.
Best Supplements for Bones and Joints
Makers Nutrition works with an array of vitamin brands whose main mission is to promote movement. Many of these products contain the following ingredients. Consider them before submitting a custom formula through our site for quotation.
- Glucosamine: A natural component of cartilage that works to prevent bones from rubbing against each other and causing inflammation and pain, glucosamine may also help prevent the cartilage breakdown that happens with arthritis. It is arguably the most well-studied supplement for osteoarthritis, and many individuals with the condition take supplements with some form of glucosamine involved. The two types of glucosamine manufactured in bone and joint supplements are glucosamine sulfate and glucosamine hydrochloride. Many studies show that glucosamine sulfate does a lot of good for those who experience joint pain caused by osteoarthritis in particular.
- Chondroitin: Similar to glucosamine, chondroitin is a building block of cartilage. It has been shown to help prevent the breakdown of cartilage caused by osteoarthritis, and a number of clinical studies have proven that chondroitin can reduce joint pain and stiffness in people with the condition.
- Vitamin D: This nutrient is vital to preventing the thinning of bones, especially when the individual has a higher risk factor from inflammatory conditions. Vitamin D is among the most purchased supplements manufactured on the market today. If you are looking to sell well AND help your customers, keep Vitamin D in mind when formulating your product.
- Calcium: Calcium is essential to strong, dense bones. Low bone density leads to bone fragility, making it easier for bones to break, even without obvious injury. Key: Vitamin D works hand in hand with calcium as Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium.
- SAMe: S-Adenosyl-L-Methionine (SAMe) is a dietary supplement commonly manufactured in products to help with symptoms of osteoarthritis. The liver naturally produces SAMe from amino acid methionine, and aids in the generation and repair of cartilage.
- Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM): MSM could be beneficial for those who may already have arthritis, and those who are looking to preserve the cartilage they have. Often offered in powder and capsule form, MSM may limit post-workout pain, soreness, and stress on the body’s tissues.
The Sports Nutrition Angle
Speaking of workouts, bone and joint products are popular here at Makers Nutrition. We receive hundreds of quote requests from sports nutrition brands with joint support at the center of their formula. When your customers, 25 or 75 years old, exercise, they are more than likely in need of a reliable vitamin or dietary supplement that will help protect what cartilage they have (left) from further deterioration and cushion their bones to function symbiotically with joints.
Private Label Nutraceutical Manufacturing
If you are just starting out in the industry, or would generally like to keep costs lower, then perhaps our Bone & Joint tablets make the most sense for your business. This formula comprises MSM, glucosamine, and chondroitin sodium sulfate, three classic ingredients used in cartilage-preserving products. This formula can be privately labeled and made yours very easily. It cuts out the work of formulating, if you’re pretty new to the game, and gets product to market faster since we always have white label formulas ready to be manufactured and packaged as you wish.
Dietary Supplement Safety and Graphic Design
Despite the published studies you cite as evidence to support your ingredient selection for your bone and joint support product, customers should always be advised to consult a licensed physician prior to taking any dietary supplement or vitamin. Individuals could have pre-existing conditions that affect the way their bodies absorb or interact with what they add to their regimen. For example, the Arthritis Foundation suggests people who take blood thinners do not take MSM. Our expert graphic designers will happily create a clear layout for your package, displaying all warning signs, including allergens to keep customers safe. While you may jump from to designer to printer, why not have all pieces of production handled under one roof? Remember, with so much competition out there, your private label brand will need an edge, something that speaks to the consumer. Our graphic designers have done their research and they are well-educated on what sells and why. They know that consumers are more likely to pick up a bottle of capsules with a standout label design than a bland, lifeless one. Keep that in mind when discussing with our graphics team a refreshed look for your brand.
Quality Control and Dietary Supplements
No matter which ingredients you settle on, no matter which formula you choose, we guarantee you that all raw materials and finished products are quality-sourced and tested. Nothing leaves our fulfillment center until Quality Control can ensure clients of complete safety, purity, and accuracy. If you want your dietary supplement manufactured by an award-winning manufacturing service provider, then choose Makers Nutrition.
- Gormley, James J. “Bone and Joint Health.” Vitamin Retailer, Jan. 2022, pp.28-34.