Equate: Glucosamine Chondroitin MSM W/Joint Lubricant Dietary Supplement is very effective for my osteoarthritis. And the relief was surprising quick (within weeks).
Though the caplet is a little larger than a basic Glucosamine Chondroitin caplet, it is smaller and easier to take than the large MSM capsule; and it combines the Glucosamine, Chondroitin, and MSM with the highly effective joint lubricant (Boswellia Sarata) into one well balanced caplet.
My Chiropractor recommended I start taking a Glucosamine product due to my arthritic knee, back and neck. I started taking this product about 3 weeks ago and my knee is no longer binding up. My neck is a bit more flexible and so is my back. As for appearance-I personally do not care-I only want the product to work. As for the taste, since I take 9 other meds for breakfast, all in one gulp and do not chew any of them, there is no distinguishing flavor. Just a good product.
I have been using Equate Glucosamine-Chondroitin for a few years, and it makes a huge difference in my knees. (I have osteoarthritis in almost every joint, and my knees used to hurt all the time.) Unfortunately, my local Wal-Mart seems to have stopped carrying the Equate Glucosamine-Chondroitin caplets, which were coated to make them easier to swallow, so now I'm trying other similar products. Most recently, I bought this product, but I won't buy it again. It is NOT coated, so the pills are hard to swallow. Plus, the addition of MSM gives it an absolutely AWFUL taste, so that I have an involuntary wretching response every time I take a pill. I take two pills daily, so this is extremely unpleasant. But it DOES work. it's just very unpleasant. Next time, I'll be looking for a brand with NO MSM, and with easier-to-swallow pills.