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180 capsules of 330 mg

90-day supply

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ASU Forte

  • 100% vegetarian

  • Vegetarian counterpart of glucosamine and chondroitin

  • ASU enhanced with cat's claw and ginger root

  • Independently tested for quality by NutriControl

  • Large economy pack

No benefit from glucosamine? Then ASU Forte often helps.

180 capsules of 330 mg

90-day supply

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ASU Forte: the vegetarian alternative

ASU Forte is a 100% vegetarian product and hence a vegetarian counterpart of glucosamine and chondroitin. Many people benefit from these two supplements. But whoever doesn't, in about half of the cases does benefit from ASU Forte in our experience. 

ASU Forte is however more than a vegetarian alternative to glucosamine and chondroitin. It can be taken by non-vegetarians perfectly well to complement these two supplements. The combination of products is very potent. For this reason, we have also included them in the all-in-one product Arthro-5, along with even more ingredients. 

The most important ingredient in ASU Forte is ASU, a specially processed extract of avocado and soybean oils (AvoVida). The abbreviation ASU stands for Avocado Soy Unsaponifiables. This ingredient promotes collagen formation, which contributes to cartilage strength. 

ASU is enhanced with potent ginger root and cat's claw plant extracts, hence the addition of 'Forte'. These extracts have been shown to have a beneficial effect on many biochemical processes in and around joint cartilage. In practice this means swifter results and increased cartilage protection.

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Duration of use of ASU Forte

The ingredients in ASU Forte exert their effects each in their own way and at their own pace. The main ASU ingredient must be taken for about 2 months before the first changes can be detected. The effect of the ingredients ginger root extract and cat's claw plant extract will often kick in sooner. 

We recommend trying out ASU Forte for at least three months. After that period the supplement can be evaluated to decide whether it would be useful to continue taking it. Most people come to the conclusion that it is worth taking longer and take ASU Forte continuously. 

There is no problem with that. ASU Forte can be taken safely for years.

Quality of ASU Forte

Proper, high dosage

GMP certified

Laboratory tested

Specialist since 2000

By choosing ASU Forte, you are choosing quality. We can guarantee it in the following way: 

Safe product. The supplier of the main ingredient ASU is Bioriginal, a leading American company. The production takes place according to strict GMP and HACCP requirements. This means that the producer follows procedures which ensure food safety and hygiene.

Independently tested. The end product is randomly tested for heavy metals and biological pollutants by the independent laboratory NutriControl. Click on the microscope symbol below for the most recent test results. Read more about the independent laboratory tests here.

Capsule form. ASU Forte comes in capsules instead of tablets. Capsules are absorbed more quickly and have less chance of causing gastric hypersensitivity. Another advantage of capsules is that they are easier to swallow than rough capsules with hard edges. Whoever does not want to or cannot take the capsules, can easily open them and use only the powder. 

Specialist since 2000. is a specialist in dietary supplements for healthy joints. The company was founded in 2000 by exercise physiologist and human movement scientist Kris Kuiper and has developed several unique supplements since then. Plenty of knowledge and experience is available about the effect and the safety of these supplements.

  • Safe product: produced by companies which are GMP and HACCP certified
  • Independently tested for quality by NutriControl laboratory
  • Capsule form: better tolerated, better absorbed and easier to swallow than tablets
  • Specialist in joint supplements since 2000
Independently tested for quality by NutriControl laboratory


ASU Forte

Took 4-5 months to feel benefits

WENDY FRANKCOM, May 21, 2022
Started using ASU forte when *** in joint in hand was beginning to be ***. Took 4-5 months to feel benefits but gradually realised I just wasn't aware of *** any more! Continue to use ASU forte, arthritis not causing any *** in hand now. So hopefully is also having preventative effect on others joints deteriorating.
On a website which sells supplements, those supplements can not be associated with the treatment of diseases. This is why some words have been left out in this review. We apologize for the inconvenience.
ASU Forte


Martyn Brown, May 8, 2022
Changed my life!
ASU Forte

Works well

Bjorn Everson, September 19, 2021
Works well.
ASU Forte

George , October 27, 2020
After trying different products for my condition, this was the first one which didn't cause any side-effects. On the contrary it improved my well-being. Will buy again. I absolutely love that this is a natural product.

The only thing missing is a nutrient table, which lists the percentages of vitamins and minerals per dosis. But in general big many thanks to for creating such a product!
ASU Forte

has improved the quality of my life immeasurably

Denise Hayes, June 13, 2020
I have ***, asu has improved the quality of my life immeasurably. I have tried other versions which haven't had any effect.
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Contents and information for use


180 vegetarian capsules with each:

  • 150 mg of ASU
  • 130 mg of ginger root extract
  • 50 mg of cat's claw plant extract


  • ASU, unsaponifiable fraction of avocado and soybean oils (AvoVida)
  • Ginger root extract
  • Microcrystalline cellulose (vegetarian capsule)
  • Rice starch
  • Cat's claw plant extract
  • Magnesium stearate (lubricant)

The soy used for ASU Forte is guaranteed to be non-genetically modified. is authorized by Bioriginal to use the brand name and the logo AvoVida.

Allergens: soy.


The recommended use is 2 capsules per day. 

The capsules may be taken simultaneously or distributed throughout the day. It is preferable to take the capsules at mealtime(s) or with plenty of water. 

Do not surpass the maximum recommended dosage. Dietary supplements must not be used as a substitute for a varied diet. 

Do you have difficulty swallowing capsules? You can open the capsule by separating the two halves and just use the powder. You can combine it with water, fruit juice, or yoghurt, for instance.


The ingredient ginger root extract can present interaction with blood thinning/anticoagulant medicines. Consult the intake of ASU Forte with a doctor if you are taking these medicines. 

Do not take in combination with immunosuppressive medication (read more under 'Safe use'). 

Do not take if you have a history of gallstones (read more under 'Safe use'). 

Do not take during pregnancy or the breastfeeding period. 

Read more about the safe use of ASU Forte below.

Safe use of ASU Forte

ASU Forte can be taken safely for a long time. It does not have any serious side effects, in contrast to many painkillers. There is no problem even if it is taken for years. 

The ingredient ASU has been the subject of various scientific studies for many years. During that period, no serious side effects have ever been reported. Research into ginger root extract and cat's claw plant extract has likewise not identified any serious side effects. This is in line with the experiences of traditional herbal medicine where these products have been used for a long time. 

Some precautions must be taken in certain conditions and if taking certain medicines. You will find more information below.

Blood thinners and anticoagulants

The ingredient ginger root extract in ASU Forte can present interaction with blood-thinning/anticoagulant medicines. The interaction consists in increasing the effect of the medicine. If taking these medicines, we recommend first consulting a doctor about taking ASU Forte.

Immunosuppressive medication

The ingredient cat's claw plant extract has a stimulating effect on the immune system. The use of ASU Forte in combination with immunosuppressive medication is therefore discouraged.


The ingredient ginger root extract, like ginger in food, can promote bile secretion. If there are any gallstones in the gallbladder, ginger root extract can trigger a gallbladder attack. It is therefore best not to take this supplement if there is a history of gallstones. There is no problem once the gallbladder has been removed.

Gastrointestinal hypersensitivity 

The mild side effects which occur in some people usually reflect gastrointestinal hypersensitivity. This can in general be prevented by taking glucosamine during or soon after meals. 


Do not take ASU Forte if you are pregnant, have the intention to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. The supplement has a very favourable safety profile but no studies have been carried out which can rule out a possible adverse effect on the (unborn) child. 

Use at a young age 

Use by children and teenagers (up to 18 years of age) is discouraged. As a guiding principle, the body must be 'fully grown' in order to start taking it. 'Fully grown' refers to both bone development and hormonal development. The reason that we make this recommendation is that no research has been carried out to determine whether it is safe for children and teenagers.

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