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Joint Defender Maximum Joint Support

Joint Defender is a comprehensive joint support formula featuring over a dozen well-dosed ingredients designed to promote optimal joint health and function. Hardcore training needs a hardcore support supplement.

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Joint Defender Maximum Joint Support: Legendary Series - 5% Nutrition


You hit the weights brutally hard every work out and you pride yourself on never missing a workout. That’s dedication!

Over time, that kind of dedication can take a toll on your joints. If you want to keep making progress, you have to take care of your joints but you don’t want to depend on just any joint formula, you want one as hardcore as you are – Joint Defender by Rich Piana 5% Nutrition!

With ingredients like Cat’s Claw, Joint Defender can ease pain and promote joint health. There’s also Type II Collagen, Glucosamine, Chondroitin, and MSM, to support joint repair. Improved joint health is a key part of your recovery. After all, your joints need to be ready to go, just like your mind and muscles.

Joint Repair Complex

D-Glucosamine, Chondroitin Sulfate, and MSM are three common joint support ingredients that work together to help overall joint health.

KollaGen II-xs™ Collagen Type II - This ingredient is effectively dosed at 2 grams, one of the biggest doses you will find. Collagen is a component of joint cartilage that, when used as a supplement, can improve joint health.(1)

L-Proline – This is a non-essential amino acid that’s a component of collagen and therefore plays an important role in joint health and function.(2)

Hyaluronic Acid – Joint Defender utilizes an effective dose of this ingredient which is a component of the synovial fluid that surrounds and lubricates the joints. This is common in skincare products when it should be more common in joint health products.(3)

Cats Claw Powder – This is a popular herb with an extended history of traditional use for various ailments such as joint health, digestive problems, and whole-body vascular health.

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) – Curcumin is being recognized and used worldwide in many different forms for multiple potential health benefits including joint health.

Bioperine® Black Pepper Extract is a popular absorption enhancing ingredient which supports improved absorption of the nutrients in Joint Defender.


KollaGen II-xs™ Collagen Type II – This is a patented, advanced Collagen that is the result of continuous, innovative research and is designed to help reduce pain as well as increase joint mobility.

Bioperine® Black Pepper Extract – This popular compound improves the absorption and utilization of the nutrients it is paired with.

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Supplement Facts

  • USA
serving size - 8 capsules: servings per container: 25
per serving % daily value*
D-Glucosamine Sulfate Potassium (shellfish free) 1,500 mg *
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) 1,000 mg *
Collagen Type II 65% (from Chicken Sternum Cartilage (KollaGen II-xs™)) 1,000 mg *
Chondroitin Sulfate 500 mg *
L-Proline 300 mg *
L-Lysine ( as L-Lysine Hydrochloride) 200 mg *
Hyaluronic Acid (from Chicken Sternum Cartilage, Sodium Hyaluranate 125 mg *
Cat's Claw Powder (Uncaria tomentosa)(bark) 50 mg *
Turmeric Extract (95% Curcuminoids)(Curcuma longa)(root) 25 mg *
Black Pepper Extract (Piper nigrum)(fruit)(Biopenne®) 5 mg *
*Daily Value not established
Other Ingredients: Gelatin Capsule, Rice Flour, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide

Products manufactured with Good Manufacturing Practice facilities in the United States

We use only the highest quality ingredients in efficaciously dosed formulas

We independently test each lot before releasing products to our customers


Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the suggested directions for using Joint Defender?

    Take 8 capsules by mouth once daily.

    Optional Directions: As a suggestion, you may take 4 capsules in the morning and 4 capsules in the evening.

  • What makes Joint Defender different from other joint support products on the market?

    Joint Defender is a comprehensive joint health formula that contains 10 ingredients designed to work together to provide the ultimate in overall joint support in a convenient capsule.

  • Why should I take Joint Defender?

    Bodybuilders and athletes experience joint problems at one time or another because the joints endure extreme stress that can be compounded by years of training. Joint Defender can provide a solution to the everyday joint stresses that happen as a result of the bodybuilding, athletic and fitness lifestyles.

  • How soon can I expect to see results from Joint Defender?

    Since Joint Defender is a natural supplement, it is best to allow 4 weeks of continuous use.

  • Can I mix Joint Defender with other joint supplements or pain medications?

    For best results, do not combine Joint Defender with other joint or pain products. Joint Defender is one of the most complete joint support formulas on the market and will provide beneficial results. If you are experiencing an unusual amount of joint pain or joint problems, it is always best to consult with a medical professional.

  • Who can use Joint Defender?

    Anyone who has been training for any length of time. Joint Defender is meant to be a proactive solution to help prevent ongoing joint problems from developing. If you are experiencing severe joint problems, consult with your medical professional to find the best treatment options for you.

  • Do I need to cycle Joint Defender?

    For best results use Joint Defender consistently as a proactive solution to joint support.

  • What is the optimal training style for people taking Joint Defender?

    Joint Defender can be proactively used with all resistance-based exercise training styles.

  • What 5% Nutrition® products can I stack with Joint Defender?

    Joint Defender is a specialized product and can be used with your usual 5% Nutrition® stack.

  • What are the Joint Defender capsules made from?

    We use bovine gelatin in those capsules.


KollaGen II-xs™ Collagen Type II - This is a patented, advanced Collagen that is the result of continuous, innovative research and is designed to help reduce pain as well as increase joint mobility.

Bioperine® Black Pepper Extract - This popular compound improves the absorption and utilization of the nutrients it is paired with.

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  3. Kogan, G., Soltés, L., Stern, R., & Gemeiner, P. (2007, January). Hyaluronic acid: A natural biopolymer with a broad range of biomedical and industrial applications. Retrieved from

Product Warnings

Not intended for persons under the age of 18. Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Consult a health care professional prior to consumption if you have any pre-existing medical conditions including but not limited to: diabetes, high or low blood pressure, heart, liver or kidney disease, cardiac arrhythmia, stroke or are taking any prescription medication.
Store in a cool, dry place away from sunlight and with lid tightly secured.
†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
 WARNING: Consuming this product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to