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Patriot Flex – Scam Product or Fast Joint Relief? [Review]

Welcome to my Patriot Flex review!

Can Patriot Flex really get rid of your joint pain or is this another scam product that is going to be a waste of your money?

I don't know about you, but when I first came across this stuff it sounded a little bit too good to be true. It made me suspicious that it could possibly be another scam so I decided to dig a little deeper, to look into it more and really see if it is as good as people are saying.

In this review I'll be going over what Patriot Flex is exactly, the ingredients it has, whether or not it is really as effective as claimed, complaints and more.

Thinking about buying it? You are definitely going to want to read this first.

But before I get into all that, I first want to discuss the sales pitch a bit…

The Sales Pitch:

Now there is probably a lot of different promotional material out there, but the sales pitch I came across started out as you can see in the screenshot below…

Patriot Flex Sales Pitch

At first I was wondering why the heck they were talking about some Pennsylvania coal fire, but then they kind of tied it all together and related it to inflammation in the joints.

Basically they were saying that, like this old coal mining town that has had fires burning underground for decades, the inflammation in your joints is also "smoldering" and can flair up at any time.

And of course Patriot Flex can supposedly fix that. They say it can...

  • Relieves stubborn joint pain
  • Relaxes tight muscles
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Even works if you have used turmeric, fish oil, glucosamine, DMSO, white willow bark, emu oil and more
A New Breakthrough That Is Sure to Get Rid of Your Inflammation???

The guy saying all of this stuff, who is named Jeff Reagan, is the founder of Patriot Health Alliance (the company that makes Patriot Flex).

He mentions some new "breakthrough" that has been discovered in which researchers have found that the protein complex NF-kB is the "spark" that "ignites" inflammation.

He claims that too much NF-kB makes your body produce more inflammatory triggers which further increases inflammation.

The key to decrease inflammation is to decrease your levels of NF-kB, but of course you don't want to decrease them too much because this protein complex is important for various bodily functions.

He says that the problem is that there aren't any products out on the market yet that target this particular problem… Except for of course Patriot Flex.

Red Flags:

First off... The sales pitch sounds a little bit too good to be true and is a tad misleading. While NF-kB has been linked to inflammation, this certainly is not the "only" cause.

Also, after doing a little digging around I was able to find that some of the testimonial images shown on the sales page are fake.

As you can see below, these images are just stock photos that anyone can purchase online and use as they wish…

testimonials

And by the way, I did a reverse Google image search to find out these images were fake, in case you were wondering.

There are definitely some red flags… BUT this doesn't make it a scam.

So without further ado, let's jump into this review and see whether or not this product is actually worth buying…

Patriot Flex Review

  • Product Type: Roll-on joint pain relief
  • Manufacturer: Patriot Health Alliance
  • Price: $20 - $33 per bottle (depends on how many you order)
  • Where to Buy - Official Website Here
  • Recommended?: Not really. More on this

Patriot Flex is a roll-on pain relief product that is intended for use on the joints. It is basically a combination of different herbs that come from traditional European, Chinese and Indian medicine. The mixture comes in a roll-on bottle that is very easy to use.

The product is manufactured by a company called Patriot Health Alliance, which also makes several other different natural health products such as Digestive Freedom Plus and Patriot Power Greens.

Overall I'm not too impressed with this product. It definitely does have some potential to help with joint pain, but is it going to definitely get rid of your pain in particular? Who knows...

How It Works

An ingredient called Leopard's Bane is what you could call the "main" ingredient. This has been used since the middle ages and is what we are told will inhibit NF-kB.

It contains what is called helenalin, which is what is responsible for inhibiting NF-kB.

And apparently this can even completely inhibit it's production...

screenshot

But we don't want that! 

We don't want to completely get rid of NF-kB!

Luckily much of what you are told is a bit misleading and the truth is that it will not completely inhibit it.

But... Does it REALLY work?

Leopard's Bane is more commonly known as Arnica montana.

At first I had no idea what this ingredient was until I heard the name Arnica. I am very familiar with this and have even personally used Arnica gel before as a treatment for Achilles tendinitis. I do think it could have had some effect but it was hard to tell honestly.

This is commonly used as an analgesic and anti-inflammatory but clinical trials have shown mixed results as to its effectiveness.

That said, there is a good study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine that shows it can inhibit NF-kB that I came across.

So there is some "proof", just not as much as I would like to see.

Besides this, there are number of other ingredients in Patriot Flex.

List of Ingredients:

  • Leopard's Bane (just mentioned)
    • Very limited evidence suggesting its effectiveness, although some
  • Suku Marchu 
    • Very limited information on this
    • Supposedly helps relieve pain and stop the deterioration of collagen in the joints
  • Karpuram
    • More commonly known as Camphor
    • Used for irritation and against inflammation
    • Helps increase blood-flow to area in which it is applied, which helps with healing
    • Some limited information that suggests it does indeed have anti-inflammatory properties, such as a 2017 study in Medicines (scientific journal)
  • Boxberry
    • Used as a treatment for a number of different things, inflammation being at the top of the list
    • 2011 study published in Ancient Science of Life found this to be pretty effective at reducing inflammation when compared to Aspirin
  • Eucalyptus
    • High in antioxidants and used for everything from treating fungal infections and bacterial infections to joint pain
    • Have been a number of studies supporting its effectiveness at treating inflammation
  • And more

The Problem:

First off, while all of these ingredients are used to treat inflammatory conditions, such as joint pain, there is limited evidence of their effectiveness.

Second, we have no idea how much of each ingredient is actually included in Patriot Flex. The amounts are not listed and this is a problem. I get it, they don't want the competition to see they are "secret formula", but now we have no idea the dosages.

The Cost

As I am writing this you can purchase one bottle for $33 or 5 bottles for $99, which is obviously the better deal based on how much you are getting.

However, this could just be a marketing stunt, who knows…

checkout page

What I Like and Don't Like

Like

100% Natural - Patriot Flex consists of a blend of 100% natural ingredients. Of course just because something is "natural" doesn't mean that it is "good", but generally speaking it does seem to carry this meaning, at least a lot of the time.

The good thing about these natural ingredients is that you are highly unlikely to get any negative side effects from them. 

Works from Many Angles - I also like the fact that there are quite a few different ingredients that can potentially attack inflammation from different angles. This is good because inflammation can have many different causes, so having many different potential treatments is obviously a good thing.

Easy to Use - And it is very easy to use. Simply roll it on the area where you are having pain. You don't have to get your hands messy or anything.

Don't Like

Misleading Marketing - The marketing for this product is a bit misleading without a doubt. They really over-hype the heck out of it and make it seem like it is some "miracle cure". They also refer to some of the studies in somewhat misleading ways, as I already went over above.

Rather Expensive - And it is pretty expensive. But I guess if it works it is probably worth it.

Conclusion - Is It Worth Trying?

Patriot Flex is a concoction of different herbal remedies that come from European, Chinese and Indian traditional medicine. While they do have potential to decrease joint pain, and can attack inflammation from different angles, there is definitely no guarantee that this will work for you.

It's really hard for me to write a good review because I have no idea the dosages of the different ingredients included in this product. I do see that it contains many herbal extracts, which are ultra-concentrated extracts that could be effective, but I just don't know the amounts.

But anyways… I hope you enjoyed my honest review and found it helpful. If interested you can purchase Patriot Flex on the official website.

I'm not going to say "go purchase this right now!" because I don't like the marketing behind this and do think it is a little too expensive. That said, it does have potential as I've stated.

They do you have a 100% moneyback guarantee in place if you decide that you do not like it. However, I have no idea how easy it is to actually get your money back, because often times "moneyback guarantees" aren't quite what the seem.

Instaflex Advanced Scam

Instaflex Advanced – Scam Supplement or The Cure to Joint Pain? [Read Before Buying]

Is Instaflex Advanced really some advanced new formula that is going to finally put an end to your joint pain? Is this stuff the real deal that you have been waiting for? Or is it all a bunch of hype… Is it possible that Instaflex Advanced is a scam that is just going to be a waste of your money?

The last thing you want to do is to waste money on another supplement that does not work, especially when it is a bit on the pricey side such as this one. We have all been there… Trying supplement after supplement for one reason or another and not finding anything that works.

But is this different? Well… Let's find out. In this review I'll be going over everything you need to know about Instaflex Advanced, including what exactly it is, how it compares to the original Instaflex, the ingredients in whether or not they actually work, side effects, when you should be taking it, what real users are saying about it, complaints and more.

Instaflex Advanced Review

Supplement Name: Instaflex Advanced

Type: Joint Health

Manufacturer: Instaflex

Price: Varies, Cheapest on Amazon 

Recommended?: Overall, Yes


Instaflex Advanced

What Is Instaflex Advanced?

Since you took the time to do some research and are currently reading my review, I'm guessing you already have a pretty good idea of what exactly it is, but anyways… Here's the briefing:


Instaflex Advanced is a new and "advanced" joint support formula brought to us by Instaflex. It is said to be "doctor formulated" and will relieve discomfort, improve flexibility, and provide joint relief in as little as seven days.


Overall I like the ingredients included into this is a promising supplement brought to us by a company that can be trusted… The downside being that it is a bit on the pricey side. However, it is all about what price you are willing to pay for relief.


This supplement isn't going to work for everyone, as I will talk about later in this review, but it definitely is not a scam and many people do see positive results after taking.


Instaflex Advanced vs Instaflex


You may or may not be familiar with the original Instaflex, which is just called Instaflex Joint Support. I actually wrote a review on this supplement in the past and found the overall it is also a decent joint support supplement. However, I would say this new advanced formula is better, as you would expect.


The new "advanced" supplement is quite a bit different. It has some of the same ingredients, such as the legendary turmeric and boswellia, but offers additional new ingredients and does away with some old ones, like glucosamine and chondroitin.


Some another plus sides besides added benefits include that you only have to take 1 pill a day (versus taking 3 pills a day with the original version) and there is no ingredient that comes from shellfish so you don't have to worry about shellfish allergies.

The Ingredients

Whether or not this supplement works all boils down to what ingredients it has.


Below you can see a picture of the label, which includes turmeric extract, resveratrol, Apresflex, UC-II, hyaluronic acid, and Bioperine…

Instaflex Advanced ingredients

So let's talk a bit about these ingredients starting off with turmeric…

Turmeric Extract (200mg)

You have probably heard of turmeric before. It was originally used in traditional Chinese medicine and is an ingredient in spicy dishes, such as curry but it has become increasingly popular throughout the Western world, mainly due to its anti-inflammatory properties.


Turmeric is nothing new when it comes to joint support supplements, or any sort of supplements that deal with inflammatory conditions for that matter. And while many of these supplements may be a bit overhyped, turmeric is a fairly well studied ingredient that does actually work.


The reason turmeric is effective against inflammatory conditions has to do with a chemical it contains called curcumin, which is a natural polyphenolic compound that lowers histamine levels and fights off inflammation.


In addition to having a good amount of anti-inflammatory properties there are added benefits, such as strong antioxidant power that can also be of benefit when it comes to aiding your body in the reduction of joint pain.


In this supplement you get 200 mg of the turmeric extract with every serving. This is a big improvement over the original version which only had 50 mg, which I complained about in my past review. That said, the turmeric here is only standardized to 82% curcuminoids while the original was standardized to 95%. Either way though, you are getting more curcuminoids with the advanced formula due to the much higher dosage.


Another big improvement is that it contains it Bioperine. This ingredient has a big impact on turmeric that I will get into shortly.


Resveratrol (100mg)

Resveratrol is next on the list and you get 100 mg of this. You may have heard of it before and, if so, there's a good chance you heard of it in wine. This high antioxidant ingredient is found in grapes, nuts, berries and more. Because of its high antioxidant content it is thought that it may help prevent cancer, diabetes, early aging and more.


In addition to being a good source of antioxidants it is also used for anti-inflammatory purposes. There is a good bit of information on the anti-inflammatory responses of resveratrol that I came across in a medical journal. Apparently the way it works is by inhibiting pro-inflammatory mediators, some activated immune cells, as well as the COX-1 and COX-2 enzymes that are active in the inflammation process.


The strange thing is, however, that some people actually report an oncoming of joint pain with resveratrol use. But this seems to be in rare cases.


Apresflex (Boswellia serrata extract) (100mg)


Next up is Apresflex, which is just a name for a patented form of boswellia serrata extract. It is said to be a superior form compared to other boswellia serrata extract products out there. This included at 100 mg doses per serving.


You may have heard of this ingredient before because it is fairly popular when it comes to joint pain creams. There are quite a bit on the market that have boswellia in them and based on what I have seen they seem to get some pretty good reviews from users.


Boswellia serrata comes from a tree that grows throughout India and nearby areas. Again, this is another ingredient that has been used in folk medicine for ages and that has been proven by science to actually work.


Studies of this particular patented form of extract show that it has the potential to relieve joint pain in as little as seven days, helping with arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, and other conditions with high levels of inflammation.


There have been studies performed showing that people who take 100 mg on a daily basis have showed "significant" effects when it comes to pain reduction in joints. This is good because there is 100 mg per dose in this supplement.


UC-II (40mg)


UC-II, which is in undenatured type II collagen, is said to be twice as effective as glucosamine and chondroitin which are ingredients that were used in the original formula. In addition to this you don't have to deal with shellfish allergies as you do with glucosamine, so this is a nice change of ingredients for the advanced formula.


This type of collagen is commonly found in joint health supplements, but probably not as commonly as it should be. The undenatured form of this collagen, which is the kind that is included in this supplement, has been shown to be more effective than denatured collagen. 


UC-II has been shown to reduce enzyme secretion that breaks down the collagen and to slow inflammation. And besides slowing inflammation it is also a protein that plays a key role in the structural support of cartlidge tissue, which degrades in the aging process. In fact, it makes up 60% of cartlidge tissue and is absolutely essential for good and strong joints with healthy movement.


Hyaluronic Acid (5mg)


Hyaluronic acid is less commonly known but if you have been doing a fair amount of research on joint health you may have come across this. Although there is some controversy around the practice, some people get hyaluronic acid injections for osteoarthritis, but it is somewhat unclear whether or not this is actually an effective treatment. Additionally you may have heard of people getting this stuff injected into their face to reduce wrinkles, which is kind of like an alternative to Botox.


Why is this stuff important? Well… It actually makes up part of the synovial fluid and vitreous humor, which lubricate the joints in the eyes respectively.


This substance tends to decrease as part of the natural aging process and it has been found that patients with arthritis tend to have lower levels.


All this said, there isn't all too much evidence that ingesting this orally will have positive effects, although it makes sense that it would.


Oh.. And by the way… The old formula contained only 4 mg of hyaluronic acid while the new advanced formula contains 5 mg.


Bioperine (5mg)


Last but not least is Bioperine, which I was very excited to see on the list of ingredients. 


What is this stuff? Well the name "Bioperine" is just a trademark the name for piperine, which is the extract from black pepper that is so darn effective at increasing bioavailability of nutrients.


In simple terms, Bioperine helps your body absorb more of the nutrients in this supplement and has been shown to be very effective when it comes to increasing turmeric curcumin absorption, which I actually wrote an article on


But this is no one trick pony. Bioperine has lots of benefits besides increasing absorption, such as improving cognitive function and mood.


According to studies it has been found that, in general, it can increase absorption by at least 30% and I have even came across studies that claim it can increase absorption by a heck of a lot more than that, but either way, a 30% increase is pretty darn good.



Do They Really Work?


All of the ingredients on this list have at least some scientific backing behind them. There is nothing here that is based purely on myth or theory… They have all had scientific studies testing their ability to reduce joint pain either directly or indirectly by reducing inflammation.


Now will it work? Well… There is some controversy surrounding the effectiveness of some of these ingredients within the scientific community, as there always be, but overall it definitely seems that this supplement should have a positive effect on joint pain, lack of joint mobility, etc.

Side Effects

As with any supplement out there to be some potential side effects and it is always the safest bet to consult with your doctor before taking something like this. That said, there aren't any crazy ingredients in here and most people should have no problem taking this.


And there is no glucosamine so you don't have to worry about shellfish allergies like you do with the original Instaflex.


Some potential side effects that you could get from the ingredients included in this supplement could be upset stomach, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, etc.


Will It React Badly With Other Medications?


As stated, you should always consult a doctor. On their website Instaflex says that they are unaware of any specific interactions with medications. What this means is that if you are taking a mainstream medication then you are probably okay, but of course, like I said, ask your doctor first.

When to Take It

On the Instaflex website it states under their FAQ section that you should take 1 pill a day with water, but I slightly disagree with this. While I do agree you can take it with water, because of course need some sort of liquid to take it with, I think it would be better if you also take it having some food in your stomach so either right before or after you eat.


The reason for this is because some of the ingredients are better absorbed with food. Take the Boswellia serrata extract for example. This extract contains an important compound called AKBA that is fat soluble and absorbs much better if you take it with fatty food, instead of just with water alone.


How much of a difference will this actually make? Who knows… But if I were going to take this and wanted to give it the best chance of working possible, I would take it with a meal.

What Real Users Are Saying

The big question… What are people who have actually taken this supplement saying? Are they seeing positive effects or are they seeing nothing at all?


Finding real user reviews is something I always like to look for when reviewing a potential scam supplement.


What I found here is a combination of good and bad reviews, as I would expect. However, the good outweighed the bad.


There are a fair number of people praising the supplement for fixing their knee pain. Knee pain seems to be one of the common problems that people are taking this before and have found relief while taking it. In fact, I was reading one review where a person was to the point where they were on crutches their pain was so bad and Instaflex Advanced help to relieve it significantly.


Is this going to be a 100% fix? Probably not. Based on what I have found most people have found it to give them some level of relief, not entirely getting rid of the painful condition.


The overall rating it has on Amazon isn't all that great, but it isn't bad either. It has a 3.8 out of 5 star rating with over 700 customer reviews…


So why the low star reviews? Well… Some of the more common complaints I came across are listed below:


Complaints


Doesn't Work


The main complaint is simply that it does not work. Some people have tried this for an extended period of time and took it just as they were supposed to, yet experienced no positive results. This is just the way things are. You will never find a supplement that works for everyone and there are many reasons for this, some of which I will go over in a bit.


Free Trail Scam


I also saw several complaints about this being a scam. I am not completely aware of the situation, but apparently there is, or was, a free trial in which you could order a sample pack and pay $4.99 for shipping. However, the people complaining say that they all of a sudden got a full bottle in the mail later on and were charged nearly $75, in which they were billed automatically.


Like I said, I don't know exactly what is going on here, but I think it is worth mentioning. But although it is a complaint, negativity like this is not associated with whether or not the supplement actually works.


Too Expensive


And of course there is the complaint that this supplement is simply too darn expensive. It is expensive and I completely agree with this complaint… Not much to say here.


Poor Customer Service 


There were multiple complaints I came across about there being poor customer service. Most of these complaints seem to be coming from people who were trying to get refunds and had a very unpleasant encounters with customer service representatives.


Negative Reactions

 

And the last complaint worth mentioning is that some people have even experienced negative reactions while taking this. Yes, it is possible for this to happen, although it seems highly unlikely.

The Cost

There our two different bottle sizes from what I have seen. You can either buy a 14 day supply for around $30 or a 30 day supply for around $60.


Moneyback Guarantee


It is a lot of money, but they do have a moneyback guarantee in which they state that they cover you for 30 days after the product is shipped to you and if you are not 100% satisfied you can send back the unused portion and get a full refund.


I'm guessing you will have to pay return shipping however.

Who Manufactures It?

The reason I am including this section is because I think it is always important to know who manufactures the supplements you are putting into your body. In this case it is Instaflex, which is owned by Digital Direct LLC. The same company also owns other brands such as Nugenix, which is fairly well known.


It it is nice to see that they have an A+ rating with the BBB (not that this really means much) and that their products are being sold in trusted stores such as Amazon, GNC, Walgreens, etc.


So can they be trusted? It appears so.

Why It Won't Work for Everyone

One thing that everyone has to understand is that this supplement, although it may work amazingly for some people, will not work for everyone. The reason is because there are 100 different causes of joint pain and there will never be a "cure-all" supplement.


Just think about it… Your joint pain could be from arthritis, tendinitis, maybe some sort of sprain or strain, etc. And even arthritis alone has hundreds of different causes.


The treatment for different causes can be very different and while this supplement does have a nice lineup of ingredients that will attack joint pain from multiple angles, it still isn't going to cure everything.

Scam or Not?

In my opinion Instaflex Advanced is not a scam. It is a supplement that has good ingredients that are proven to work and has plenty of good reviews.


It seems that many of the people calling it a scam are those who have took the free trial offer and have been charged additionally without knowing. And in these cases I totally understand why they are calling it a scam. But like I said earlier, these complaints have nothing to do with whether or not the supplement works.

Conclusion - Is It Worth Trying?

The decision is ultimately yours, but I do think that this is a very well formulated joint pain supplement and there's a good possibility that you could see positive effects from it. Now of course I have no idea what is causing your joint pain, but I am just talking in generality.


It is somewhat pricey but it might be worth giving a shot. You never really know and you try something like this. And if you are looking for the best deal, I would check it out on Amazon.


But anyways, I hope you enjoyed my review and found at least somewhat helpful. If you have any questions, any at all, please leave them them below and I'll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂

Instaflex Joint Support Scam

Instaflex Joint Support – Scam or Does This Stuff Actually Work? [PLEASE READ!]

Instaflex Joint Support is promoted as a one-stop solution to joint stiffness and joint pain, but is it really all that great? Will this stuff really improve your painful joint condition in a short period of time? Or is Instaflex Joint Support a scam that is just going to be a waste of your money?

The last thing you want to do is to waste money on another supplement that does not work. Sometimes it seems that more supplements out there simply don't work, rather than do. But is this different?

In this review I'll be going over all you need to know about Instaflex Joint Support, including what exactly it is, I'll be going over each and every ingredient, the potential side effects that you could face, what real users are saying about it and more.

If you are interested in this product but are a little bit hesitant to go through with purchasing it, you are definitely going to want to read this over.

* This is a review of Instaflex Joint Support not Instaflex Advanced.

Instaflex Joint Support Review

Name: Instaflex Joint Support

Type: Joint Health Supplement

Price: ~ $50 for a 30 day supply (varies)

Recommended?: Overall, yes


Instaflex Joint Support

What Is Instaflex Joint Support?

As I am sure you are well aware, Instaflex Joint Support is… Well… A joint supplement just as the name implies.


On the bottle it says that it can relieve discomfort, improve flexibility and improve mobility, which it does appear to be effective app for many people who try it.


One thing that I like is that it includes a lot of natural ingredients. And I'm not talking about the next big thing on the market, like ingredients that are over-hyped and sold at ridiculous prices… It contains ingredients that are actually proven to work, at least to some extent.


The downsides are that it does not work for everyone and it does not work for all types of joint pain, and of course it is rather expensive. Oh yeah, and you have to take three pills a day which can be a pain.

Ingredients: Are They Really That Good?

Below is a picture of the ingredient profile straight from the bottle. You can see that it contains glucosamine sulfate, MSM, white willow bark extract, ginger root extract, Boswellia Serrata extract, turmeric root extract, cayenne fruit, and Hyaluronic acid...

Glucosamine Sulfate


Glucosamine helps keep your joint cartilage healthy and strong to keep your bones nice and cushioned. That said, there is not much proof that taking glucosamine sulfate supplements helps.


According to arthritis.org, most studies show little to no improvement with the supplementation of glucosamine. And WebMD says that "some" studies show it relieves mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis and that it "may work for other joints, too".


Overall there is definitely a lack of evidence that this works, but I will say that many people who take such as supplements will tell you that it does help.


Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)


MSM is often consumed for its anti-inflammatory properties. According to this publication in the scientific journal Nutrients, it has been shown in human and animal trials to help with inflammation and joint pain, among other things.


White Willow Bark Extract


White Willow Bark extract is an ancient remedy for inflammation that has been used for thousands of years. It works similar to aspirin because of a chemical that contains called salicin.


Because of its anti-inflammatory properties it is commonly used for joint pain and many people swear by it.


Ginger Root Extract​


I'm sure everyone has probably heard of ginger root and its effectiveness at reducing inflammation. Well, ginger root extract is another ingredient on the list and, according to arthritis.org, it has similar anti-inflammatory properties to that of ibuprofen.


Boswellia Serrata Extract


Boswellia Serrata it's probably something that most people have never heard of before. This is actually a gum resin that is extracted from a tree. It has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties and to reduce joint pain in patients with osteoarthritis.


Turmeric Root Extract


And then we have good old turmeric root extract. Turmeric has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries but has been growing a lot in popularity recently, in particular in the Western world. It is becoming one of the most popular natural joint supplements on the market and for good reason.


The benefits of taking the concentrated turmeric root extract are fairly well studied, showing that it is high in anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.


On the bottle it states that this extract is standardized to 95% curcuminoids, in which the main ingredient is curcumin. This is what you want to see on a bottle. Curcumin is the magical chemical that makes turmeric such a good choice for joint pain.


However, this supplement only contains 50 mg per serving and does not contain any piperine, which often goes by the trademark name Bioperine. Piperine is a black pepper extract that has been shown to significantly increase the absorption of turmeric, some studies showing as much as 2000% increase absorption.


Based on the fact that it only contains 50 mg of the extract to begin with and then doesn't contain piperine, I can imagine getting all that much benefit out of this particular ingredient.


I have a post about the effectiveness of taking Turmeric Curcumin with Bioperine if interested.


Cayenne Fruit


This ingredient is more commonly applied topically to the skin in order to reduce pain. Ingesting it, as you will be doing if you take this supplement, might not be as effective but it may still have some benefit for pain reduction.


Hyaluronic Acid


This stuff is produced by the body and is part of lubrication fluids such as synovial fluid, which keeps your joints lubricated, as well as the location fluid that is in your eye.


That said, ingesting this ingredient doesn't appear to be all that effective and considering the low dose of just 4 mg, I'm not too sure you will get much benefit out of this either.



Do They Work?


While I am definitely a bit disappointed in some of the doses, which are rather low in my opinion, this does have a lot of really good ingredients and when used in combination I imagine the potential for being much more effective.


It it's also worth noting that there was an 8 week clinical study performed by a "Major University" that showed significantly reduced joint discomfort as well as improved movement over a placebo group.


The only concern I have with this is that Instaflex, which is the source that mentions the study, does not provide the University's name. I find this a bit strange.

Side Effects

There really isn't all that much to worry about when it comes to the side effects. Most of the side effects you might come across from the majority of ingredients included in the supplement are things like nausea, diarrhea, constipation, stomach pain, hair loss, bloating, etc.


The more abnormal side effects that you could potentially get come from the willow bark extract, which contains salicylates. Potential side effects from this include vomiting, upset stomach, ulcers and stomach bleeding.


But as I said, there really isn't much to worry about here. There is nothing that I see that is dosed to high and for the overwhelming majority of people who take this supplement there will likely be no problem.


Also, be sure to follow the precautions that are mentioned on the label…

What Real Users Are Saying About It

One thing that I always like to do when I'm reviewing supplements like this is to find real user reviews… But of course this is easier said than done because it is hard to tell what is real and what's fake on the Internet.


One source where usually find some good independent reviews is good old Amazon. As I'm writing this Instaflex Joint Support has an overall rating of 3.7 out of 5 stars with around 1500 customer reviews, which is in all that great but it isn't bad either…

This supplement is also sold on other websites, such as Walgreens where has an overall rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars… Much better.


When reading through reviews you will find a lot of people claiming that this supplement does indeed work unit that it can produce noticeable results in a week or less.

However there are always complaints as well. Some of the more common complaints that I have come across include the following.


Complaints:


It doesn't work

Of course the main complaint is going to be from people who simply did not see any positive results from taking it, which brings up a good point.


Results will vary and, just like any supplement, it is simply not going to work for everyone due to a variety of variables in play, such as the cause of joint pain you may be experiencing.


3 pills a day?

Another complaint is that you to take three pills per day. Now for me this is no big deal, but I know a lot of people really have trouble taking pills and it can be quite a task. Taking three pills per day for a single supplement is quite a bit.


Made condition worse

And then you even have some people complaining that this supplement has made their condition worse than it was originally. While this is worth mentioning, it is also worth mentioning that the number of reviews that I found like this are very few… Very few.


Why does this supplement possibly make some people's conditions worse? This question is something that is left to be answered.

Can You Trust The Manufacturer?

Something else that I think is very important to discuss is the manufacturer behind the product. When it comes to supplements like this that you have to ingest, it is a big deal knowing whether or not you can trust the company who creates it. There are plenty of stories about supplement companies lying to customers about what is in the bottle and you don't want this.


Fortunately, Instaflex seems to be a reputable company. Right off the bat I say that the product has a good ingredient formula, is not too over-hyped or promoted in a misleading way (well maybe to some extent), and the company even goes out of their way to do some good such as by sponsoring the Arthritis Foundation.


You also may have seen some of their supplements sold at GNC, Of the Vitamin Shop, etc.… Which aren't going to waste their time with unreliable brands and scam products.


All in all, what I see with the company is good and I think they can be trusted.

Why It Won't Work for Everyone

Like I went over in the complaint section, this supplement is not going to work for everyone. It is unfortunate but it is true.


Why not? Well… Because joint pain is just a symptom of some other underlying condition. There can be a thousand different reasons why you may be experiencing joint pain… Arthritis, cartilage tears, tendon strains, the aging process and damage from free radicals, and so on. So it makes sense that there is not any "cure all" supplement out there that is magically going to fix all joint pain.


That said, inflammation is a symptom of all joint pain. It is your body's natural response to injury and isn't necessarily a bad thing, however relieving inflammation can relieve pain and if you think of it like this, then Instaflex Joint Support should be effective (to some extent) for just about everyone, although some people will experience unnoticeable results.

Conclusion: Scam or Not?

Instaflex Joint Support is definitely not a scam. This supplement is produced by a company that has a good reputation and is formulated with a list of scientifically proven ingredients, many of which are natural and good for you in a variety of ways besides just alleviating joint pain.


Sure, it has its downsides, like how the doses of certain ingredients could be higher, but overall it seems like a pretty solid supplement that can potentially produce some pretty solid results.


Is It Worth Trying?


This is ultimately a decision that you have to make. If you have never tried anything like Instaflex Joint Support then it very well may be worth the money.


Are you guarantee results? No. But there is a good chance you will get results and it is just one of those things that you never really know until you try.


If interested you can find it at the lowest price on Amazon here.


I hope you enjoyed my review here and found it helpful. If you have any comments or questions you can leave them below and I'll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂



Vital 3 Joint Solution Review – Scam or Does This Actually Work?

Vital 3 Joint Solution Review

Vital 3 Joint Solution is supposed to be a simple and effective solution to joint pain, but does this stuff actually work? Can it really decrease discomfort in your joints, get rid of that morning stiffness, and help give you the younger body that you used to have?

In this review of Vital 3 Joint Solution I’ll be going over what you need to know about this product before hand so that you know whether or not it is right for you. I’ll be going over the ingredients, whether or not there is scientific evidence proving that they work, side effects, what other people are saying, complaints and more.

Vital 3 Joint Solution Review

Vital 3 Joint Solution is the creation of Bronson Labs. This company is well trusted and well known. They have been around since 1960 and have a long lineup of different health products. Of course this definitely doesn’t mean that this particular product works, but in order to stay in business this long with a good reputation they have to know what they are doing, right?

Anyways…Vital 3 Joint Solution is such a popular joint pain treatment because, not only does it supposedly treat you joint pain, but it also is very easy to take and that there are any negative side effects to worry about.

The solution comes in a small bottle with the dropper. All you do is take the dropper and add three drops every morning to a drink and ingest it that way. Very easy and you don’t have to worry about having trouble swallowing large pills or anything like that.

Ingredients

The main ingredient here is listed as “biologically active peptide fragments of Collagen type II-n1”. But what the heck is this? That is one heck of a long name for an ingredient is it not?

What this “biologically active peptide fragments of Collagen type II-n1” is, is type II collagen that has been hydrolyzed and broken down into peptides so that your body can absorb them more easily and they are more bioavailable.

Why is collagen important? Well… It is very important it is a very common protein throughout the body and plays a big role in connective tissues… Joint cartilage. In fact, it makes up about 50% of all cartilage protein.

The problem is that it decreases with age which is one of the reasons pretty much everyone develops joint problems as they get older.

Benefits

  • Stimulate natural callogen production
  • Has hyaluronic acid, helps lubricate joints
  • May help to block enzyme that leads to joint damage

Side Effects?

As I said, there are no side effects to taking the supplement. Type II collagen is already in the body and getting some more of it isn’t going to cause any problems… It will only help.

Any Proof That It Works?

The Bronson Labs company has supposedly spent millions of dollars on research when it comes to this supplement. According to what they say, they have performed 10 human trials in which they have got positive results. This is great and all, but what I want to see is independent research due to the conflict of interest here.

After scouring around online I was able to find quite a few studies on the subject of type II collagen’s ability to treat joint problems.

An independent study published in 2013 (double-blind) that took 55 subjects whom had knee pain (RA and OA) and gave some of them placebo and others 40mg of type 2 callogen for 120 days showed “significant” results. The group that supplemented type II collagen showed improvement in their range of motion along with an increased ability to work out longer before pain.

There are also a fair number of studies noted on Examine.com, one of which showed that supplementation of type II collagen for 90 days (0.1mg for 30 days and 1mg for 60 days) showed improvements in pain, swelling and redness in those with rheumatoid arthritis.

So what I have found as a good sign. This is not just a company that is pushing a supplement that they say works…other scientific evidence shows that it works as well.

What Other People Are Saying

But of course scientific research is and always the best thing to look at. You want to hear about real users taking this exact supplement and what they think about it. Does vital 3 joint solution really work?

I’ve skimmed through hundreds of independent reviews from people who have purchased Vital 3 Joint Solution and the overall consensus is pretty good. Most people leave positive reviews and have seen positive benefits from supplementing Vital 3 Joint Solution. These include people with all different types of joint pain/discomfort.

Some people talk about having minor joint issues and the supplement pretty much completely eliminating them, others have had more severe and long-lasting joint problems which this has helped to lessen the severity of, he and then of course there are others that claim this supplement does not work at all… Which brings me to the complaints.

No matter how good a supplement is, no matter how much evidence there is backing it up, there will always be complaints. Maybe the people complaining that it does not work received a bad batch of it, maybe their bodies just did not respond as most people’s do, or maybe they are just people that like to complain about anything. The bottom line is that there are always complaints.

Complaints

The complaint most worth mentioning is simply that this product does not work for everyone, so it appears. As I mentioned, the overall consensus is definitely positive but there are people saying that this did not help with their problem. My guess here would be that there joint problems simply do not have anything to do with type II collagen production.

I have also found some complaints from people (those who it did not work for) trying to get the money back guarantee, which supposedly goes up to 365 days, but were not able to.

Final Thoughts – Worth Giving a Try?

If you have joint pain and have never tried a type II collagen supplement like this, then this may be well worth the try. Supplementing type II collagen like this is a pretty well proven treatment that has gotten a lot of good reviews from users.

It is also worth noting that Vital 3 Joint Solution is one of the better of these types of supplements out there. Bronson, the manufacturer, is well trusted and all of their supplements are made in a FDA certified facility, in the United States. This means they are closely monitored to eliminate possible health risks and ensure that you are getting good quality supplements.

Where To Buy?

There are a lot of different places that sell Vital 3 Joint Solution but my recommendation would be Amazon just for the  reason of being able to get it at a low price and having fast + free shipping.

I hope you enjoyed my review and found it helpful. If you have ever tried Vital 3 Joint Solution and have your own review, I would appreciate it if you left it down below in the comment section. I’m sure other readers would be able to benefit from your personal experience, whether it is positive or negative.

Also leave any comments or questions down below 🙂