A girl Standing on the Street Near her Skateboard while the focus is on her knees.
A girl Standing on the Street Near her Skateboard while the focus is on her knees.

Do you have cracking knees? If so, you’re not alone. Many people experience knee cracking or popping due to various causes, ranging from aging to arthritis. Fortunately, several vitamins can help reduce cracking and increase knee joint flexibility. 

This blog will discuss some vitamins and nutrients that may be beneficial for cracking knees. It will also compare oral supplements1 with IV treatments and explain why IVs are more effective at restoring low vitamin levels. Read on to learn which supplements are most suitable for cracking knees.


One of the most beneficial supplements is Glucosamine, a natural compound derived from shellfish that helps strengthen the cartilage surrounding your knee joints. Glucosamine increases the body’s collagen production, a protein in connective tissues, and helps reduce inflammation and pain associated with knee joint cracking. Glucosamine can also significantly reduce pain, improve the range of motion and reduce swelling in individuals suffering from knee osteoarthritis.


Bromelain is a powerful enzyme derived from pineapple stems that have been used for centuries in traditional medicine to reduce inflammation and improve joint health. This enzyme may be beneficial in helping to rebuild the connective tissue surrounding the joints, particularly in people with knee-cracking problems.

Bromelain helps to break down and remove damaged and unhealthy cells from the joints, which in turn helps reduce inflammation and improve joint health and is also believed to help reduce pain, swelling, and discomfort in the affected area. In addition, bromelain may also help to reduce joint stiffness and improve flexibility.

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Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is an organic sulfur compound influencing health benefits such as reducing joint pain and inflammation, improving circulation, and accelerating wound healing. MSM also helps to strengthen bones, ligaments, and tendons and may help treat arthritis, osteoporosis, and other joint conditions.


Chondroitin is a naturally occurring compound found in mammals’ cartilage, connective tissue, and bone. Chondroitin plays a critical role in maintaining joint health and provides the building blocks for new cartilage and connective tissue. It is often used to treat knee cracking and joint pain due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is an essential vitamin beneficial in treating knee osteoarthritis. Studies have demonstrated that it can reduce pain and improve mobility.2 Vitamin E helps the body protect cartilage from wear and tear by increasing the strength and flexibility of the joints. This vitamin also helps reduce inflammation and swelling in the knee. Additionally, it can help to reduce the risk of further joint damage.

Oral Supplements vs. IV Therapy

iv bag with different kinds of fruit insideThe two primary options when treating knees that crack or pop are oral supplements or IV treatments. Both methods can help restore low levels of vitamins and minerals in the body, which can help to improve joint health and reduce the symptoms associated with cracking knees.

Oral supplements are conveniently obtained at most grocery stores and pharmacies. However, they have a much lower absorption rate than IV treatments, meaning that the body may be unable to absorb all necessary vitamins and minerals from an oral supplement. This may result in lower effectiveness in restoring low vitamin levels.

IV treatments, on the other hand, have a much higher absorption rate than oral supplements. When using an IV treatment, more vitamins and minerals will be absorbed into the body, resulting in a more effective restoration of low vitamin levels.


Overall, when treating joint cracking and creaking with vitamins and minerals, IV treatments are more effective at restoring low vitamin levels than oral supplements. For individuals looking for a more convenient option, taking oral supplements may relieve knee joint pain. However, if an individual is looking for a more comprehensive treatment, they should consider an IV treatment.

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Vitamin IV Therapy - Frequently Asked Questions

What is IV therapy, and how does it work?

IV therapy is a process in which fluids, vitamins, minerals, and/or medications are administered into the bloodstream via a catheter. The catheter is inserted into a blood vein, the IV infusion bag is hung over the patient’s head, and gravity slowly drips the contents of the bag into the patient’s bloodstream.

Who can benefit from IV therapy?

Individuals in many walks of life can benefit from IV Therapy, including:

  • Athletes wanting to recover from an intense workout quickly
  • Busy parents who need a natural pick-me-up energy boost
  • Individuals who struggle with low vitamin levels or digestive absorption issues
  • Travelers who want to overcome jet lag quickly
  • Individuals who want fast relief from hangover or stomach flu symptoms
  • Individuals who want a quick infusion of beauty-boosting vitamins and minerals

What types of IV therapy treatments are available?

Drip Hydration offers a wide range of IV treatment options. Our IV infusions contain vitamins, fluids, minerals, electrolytes to help address many health and wellness targets.

We offer the following IV therapy treatments:

  • Dehydration
  • Energy Boost
  • Hangover
  • Immune Boost
  • Stomach Flu
  • Myer’s Cocktail
  • Recovery
  • Beauty
  • Super Immune
  • All-Inclusive
  • NAD+
  • NAD+ Boost
  • Iron

What are the benefits of IV therapy?

IV therapy offers many potential wellness benefits, including:

  • Rehydration
  • Boost low levels of vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes
  • Help boost immune health
  • Help provide fast relief from symptoms of hangovers, stomach flu, headaches, jet lag, and more

In addition to these benefits, specialty treatments such as NAD+ may provide additional anti-aging, metabolic, and neurological benefits.