I have joint pain in my right elbow. Aside from strengthening the surrounding muscles to help ease the strain on the joint, my chiropractor suggesting eating gelatin, which is an animal product. I asked if there were any veg alternatives and he suggested I try horsetail grass, which is available in vegetarian capsule form. It’s worth a try! You’ll have to inquire as to whether the ingredients are raw. I suspect not, but if it gives you relief, it might be worth it.