Manufactured by Northstar Nutritional, Flexanol claims to be a ‘revolutionary’ product that contains 10 potent ingredients and has a cumulative effect in the body (i.e. the medication becomes stronger over time).
The information for Flexanol is contained on the Northstar Nutritional website, which shows their whole range of health products and consists of one page with links to the product label and brief customer testimonials. While there is some good information about the Flexanol product, much of the page regards the ordering process and the Smart Ship (auto-ship) program. Much of the site is written in an over-hyped manner, which takes away from the brand’s credibility somewhat.
Other sections on the Flexanol page include the bios of the doctors responsible for developing the formula, plus a section containing Northstar’s consumer promises and standards of service. According to the manufacturers, all the ingredients are of the highest quality and a 60-day money back guarantee is offered on all purchases.
Flexanol – Facts
A full product label is shown for Flexanol and unlike many similar medications, the ingredients are not contained in a proprietary blend, meaning all the amounts are provided.
Flexanol contains many of the ingredients commonly found in joint pain medications such as Glucosamine, Chondroitin and MSM. All three of these ingredients work synergistically, in particular the Glucosamine and Chondroitin, which are sourced from corn and Sea Cucumber respectively. Glucosamine is often referred to as the joint’s ‘building blocks’, while Chondroitin helps protect the existing cartilage. MSM supplies sulfar to the body, a regenerative molecule that also helps detoxify and deliver nourishment where needed.
Because inflammation is a major cause of much
joint pain, Flexanol contains the anti-inflammatory ingredients Boswellia and Omega-3 fatty acids which, along with Borage oil, help lubricate the entire joint, reducing friction. Completing the formula is ginger and Vitamin C, which help increase circulation and develop strong connective tissue, preventing future damage.
Although the product is safe for those with shellfish allergies, as the Glucosamine is sourced from corn, Flexanol does contain gelatin, making it unsuitable for vegetarians.
- Flexanol contains proven ingredients that benefit damaged joints
- The Glucosamine in Flexanol is corn-derived
- Discounts are given on larger orders
- All the ingredients are maximum strength
- The website includes detailed ingredient information
- The company offers a 60-day money back guarantee
- The customer has the option to enrol in the auto-shipping program
- Flexanol has a cumulative effect
- The product label is shown
- No clinical studies are shown for the product
- The website language is over-hyped and exaggerated
- 5 capsules are required per day
- Flexanol is not available in retail stores
- No free samples or trial offer is provided
Despite the bad marketing, Flexanol appears to be a good product that is offered at a reasonable price, given the amount of quality ingredients it contains ($34.95 for a one month supply).
The people that would benefit most from Flexanol are those that have not yet experienced a great amount of pain and who wish to maintain joint health and ensure they remain strong as the body ages.