Flexacine is a natural pain reliever specifically designed to treat joints that have been affected by aging, injuries and degenerative conditions like arthritis or rheumatism. The product is manufactured by Chappell’s Health Products, owned by Dr. James Chappell, a chiropractor with 38 years of experience. While Dr. Chappell appears to be genuine, and judging from his own blog, knowledgeable about many aspects of natural health, the website for Flexacine is unprofessional in appearance and over-exaggerated.
The site consists of one page of information, mostly about the ingredients in the product and the ordering process. There is a link to the product label, so all the ingredients are known, but there are no customer testimonials or Frequently Asked Questions. Although the site states that Flexacine is a ‘breakthrough’ product, it provides no clinical studies to prove this, only a comparison chart to a rival brand to show how it contains double the amount of key ingredients.
Flexacine can be purchased directly from this website, which offers an auto-shipping program and discounts on multiple orders, and is also available from independent health retailers which allows for some price variance.
Flexacine – Facts
Somewhat confusingly, Flexacine is labelled as ‘vegetarian’ yet it contains two shellfish sourced ingredients, Glucosamine and Chondroitin, which also makes it unsuitable for anyone with allergies to this particular food. All the ingredients are natural, mostly botanical extracts, and are combined in a proprietary blend. The major active ingredients are Maca and Cat’s Claw. Maca in particular has a number of benefits including being an anti-inflammatory, analgesic, hormonal support and even libido-booster. It has been used for centuries by Peruvians and South American Indians and is featured in several brands of joint medications.
Glucosamine, Chondroitin and MSM help repair damaged cartilage and provide the means for rebuilding it to be stronger, more cushioning and less prone to degeneration. SAMe is an amino acid that benefits joint function, while White Willow Bark is a natural alternative to aspirin and Bioperine, a black pepper, enables nutrients to be absorbed more efficiently.
The dosage instructions for Flexacine are for 3 capsules to be taken daily, and it is assumed that it must be taken continuously to maintain joint health.
- Flexacine contains all-natural ingredients
- The product label is provided
- Many of the ingredients have proved to benefit joint health
- The Flexacine website is informative
- Dr. Chappell is an experienced chiropractor with many products to his name
- Flexacine is available in independent retail stores
- Flexacine has a 30-day money back guarantee
- Discounted prices are available
- The Flexacine website is unprofessional in appearance
- The product wrongly claims to be vegetarian
- Flexacine is more expensive than many brands, costing approximately $30.00 for a month’s supply
- No customer reviews are provided
- No free trial bottle is offered
- The length of treatment is not known
There would really be no reason for a consumer to opt for Flexacine when there are so many similar, but more established products available. While Maca and Cat’s Claw have been used for many years, there is some doubt as to how effective they are as joint medications, although the addition of Glucosamine, Chondroitn and MSM will certainly be of some benefit over time. Until more independent consumer reviews are available, it would not be recommended.