Osteo Bi-Flex is an over the counter brand of Joint Treatment , designed to repair existing damage and maintain healthy performance. The product is available in a number of different formulas, Advanced, Triple Strength, Plus MSM, Double Strength and Regular strength. All the basic formulas are identical apart from the amounts of the ingredients and various added vitamins and extracts.
There is an official website for Osteo Bi-flex which showcases the range of products and includes a video of the product’s T.V. commercial and information on Rexall, the manufacturers. It also includes a FAQ section, but no customer testimonials. Osteo Bi-Flex claims to be the #1 doctor recommended brand but shows no actual proof to back up the statement.
While the site is generally informative about aging joints, some of the sections are confusing and it can be difficult to navigate, particularly for the older age group for which the product is aimed at.
No free samples are available for Osteo Bi-flex, although the company does offer a $5.00 discount coupon on the site and there is an ‘Ambassadors Club’, basically a reward points program that entitles customers to redeem points for further discounts (i.e. 100 points for a $2.00 discount).
Osteo Bi-Flex – Facts
The Osteo Bi-Flex products are listed separately on the website, although it is not entirely clear which ingredients are included in the different formulas. It appears that in addition to Chondroitin and Glucosamine – the essential building blocks for joint and cartilage rebuilding – all the formulas contain Joint shield, a patent-pending blend that includes 5-Loxin, an extract of Boswellia Serrata Acid. An anti-inflammatory, Boswellia reduces swelling in inflamed joints, relieving pain fast and allowing the joint to repair itself more efficiently. Most of the formulas also include Vitamin C and MSM, both used to support vital collagen production, and Manganese which provides skeletal support.
Unfortunately the full product labels or ingredient amounts are not known for any of the formulas nor are dosage instructions included. While there are no guidelines regarding the best formula to take, it is assumed that more damaged , painful joints will require the Triple strength product, which is said to work in as little as 7 days.
Osteo Bi-Flex – Positive Features
- Osteo Bi-Flex is widely available in retail stores
- All formulas contain Glucosamine and Chondroitin, proven joint treatments
- Osteo Bi-Flex has received generally good independent reviews
- Discount coupons are offered
- The Rexall company is reputable and established
- Osteo Bi-flex is affordable
- Most of the ingredients are explained in detail
- Osteo Bi-flex is available in four different strengths
Osteo Bi-Flex – Negative Features
- The website is confusing and hard to navigate
- The ingredient information is not clear
- No product labels are shown
- No clinical study results are shown
- Osteo Bi-Flex is not suitable for shellfish allergy sufferers
- No customer testimonials are available
- No free samples are offered
Osteo Bi-Flex – Conclusion
Osteo Bi-Flex is an all-round good Joint Treatment although its main function is to maintain joint health rather than immediately relieve pain. Over time, it should allow those with aging joints to be able to enjoy the full active lives they are used to, without experiencing some of the gastrointestinal problems that some over-the-counter products can cause.
Osteo Bi-Flex is also a good choice for anyone with trouble swallowing pills, thanks to the smaller capsule size and it also features an ‘easy use’ cap, great for anyone with arthritic hands and fingers.