Liquid Pain Relief

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"Joints are like old tires. With more wear and tear, the metal starts to grind," says Stewart Irving, VP of operations for Joint Juice, a new drink containing the dietary supplement glucosamine. Heralded as a cure for arthritis and joint pain, glucosamine is said to help protect joint-cushioning cartilage and replace cartilage that's been lost, explains Irving. "Glucosamine is starting to be taken by younger people as a preventative measure, not just by arthritis sufferers," he says.

Developed by the Stone Clinic in San Francisco, California, the juice may provide a longer lasting solution than popping a couple Advil. Those over-the-counter pills wear off long before the next 10 inches of new. But for those with sore knees, Joint Juice is hardly a quick fix. It requires daily quaffing and takes about four weeks to kick in.


Connie Sciolino (center, in red) is the founder, owner, and head coach of The Alpine Training Center, a gym in Boulder, Colorado, designed specifically for mountain athletes.

Project GT: The Pain Cave

Connie Sciolino's gym, The Alpine Training Center, caters to mountain athletes. We're using it to prep for the Elk Mountains Grand Traverse.