FLEX-8: JOINT SUPPORT COMPLEX - ADVANCED TENDON, CARTILAGE, AND JOINT REPAIR
Dragon Pharma FLEX-8 is a premium-grade joint health supplement for men and women, formulated with research proven ingredients for joint and tendon health, joint mobility, and repair.
FLEX-8 contains eight powerful, high-grade ingredients (Cissus Quadrangularis, Boswellia Serrata Extract, Turmeric Root Extract, Bamboo Shoot Extract, SAMe, Sodium Hyaluronate, UC-II® Standardized Cartilage, and Black Pepper Extract) to reduce inflammation and repair joints and tendons.
Created to be a fully dosed, all-in-one formula FLEX-8 will help you start strengthening your joints today and prevent future deterioration and preserve your joints for tomorrow. Ɨ
- HELPS MAINTAIN OPTIMAL JOINT FUNCTION Ɨ
- PROMOTES INCREASED ELASTICITY AND FLEXIBILITY Ɨ
- SUPPORTS JOINT, TENDON, AND CARTILAGE HEALTH Ɨ
†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
HOW TO USE
As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule of Flex-8 daily with food.
If your joints hurt, you won’t be able to train at your peak, and the downward spiral occurs. Maximum results in performance and your physique can only be achieved with healthy tendons, cartilage, and joints. If your joints are not operating at their peak capacity, your muscle’s ability to lift heavy weights and perform intense exercise becomes compromised and decreases in muscle strength and size are sure to follow!
Dragon Pharma has never been a company that follows the crowd; our products are formulated with the latest research in mind. Most of the joint supplements contain Glucosamine and Chondroitin as their main ingredient while Flex-8 doesn’t contain either. The reason being, most studies assessing their effectiveness show small to no improvement compared with placebo in either pain relief or joint damage and furthermore, are exclusive to elderly patients suffering from osteoarthritis…not a healthy, active population! Ɨ
The Dangers of NSAIDS
Ibuprofen is a commonly used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). The use of NSAIDs has been marketed to athletes for decades to reduce pain and inflammation.
NSAIDs work by inhibiting cyclooxygenase (COX) enzymes, which are responsible for the formation of prostaglandins. Thus, by inhibiting COX, ibuprofen and NSAIDs reduces pain and inflammation; however, the COX enzymes are also involved in some of the processes that mediate skeletal muscle growth and protein synthesis. Specifically, NSAIDs can inhibit satellite cell activation, which is essential for muscle growth.
Multiple acute studies have shown that NSAIDs inhibit the muscle protein synthesis response to training. Therefore, athletes and hardcore bodybuilders need to find an alternative to this dangerous muscle growth inhibiting agent.
FLEX-8 contains ingredients that work similar to NSAIDs but have no dangerous side effects such as gastrointestinal bleeding or have no muscle growth blunting effects as NSAIDs. Ɨ
Scientific Review of FLEX-8 Ingredients:
Cissus Quadrangularis (20% ketosteroids)- 125 mg
Cissus Quadrangularis has been used for ages in Ayurvedic medicine to heal broken bones and injured ligaments and tendons. Furthermore, in addition to its benefit on joint health; studies have shown that it aids in the regulation of hormones, helps weight control, and also improves circulatory health.
One unique trait of Cissus is its ability to boost collagen synthesis. Collagen is the main component of connective tissue and the most abundant protein in humans. Collagen synthesis (mRNA levels) appear to be increased with the supplementation of Cissus Quadrangularis to the degree of 85-106% over baseline, making it an ideal ingredient in Flex-8 Ɨ
Boswellia Serrata Extract(65% Beta-Boswellic Acids)- 125 mg
Boswellia supplementation can suppress pain and immobility associated with osteoarthritis. Two studies have reported that patients with osteoarthritis of the knee receiving Boswellia reported a decrease in knee pain, increased joint mobility, and increased walking distance. Furthermore, another study reported that patients taking 125 mg of Boswellia Serrata had a significant reduction in pain. Ɨ
Turmeric Root Extract (Curcumin 95%) - 150 mg
Curcumin is a compound found in turmeric. The turmeric in Flex-8 is 95% curcuminoids and is the optimal ingredient to provide beneficial antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, and anti-cancer effects. There have been more than 5,000 scientific studies focused on curcumin. Its primary biological effects related to its action as a broad-spectrum antioxidant and profound anti-inflammatory agent. Ɨ
S-Adenosylmethionine (SAMe)- 100 mg
SAMe, which is short for S-adenosyl-L-methionine, is a compound found naturally in the body and helps produce and regulate hormones and maintain cell membranes. SAMe affects cellular function. SAMe works closely with vitamins B-12, B-6, and folate, so it is essential to get enough of the B vitamins when taking this supplement. Ɨ
Sodium Hyaluronate- 150 mg
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring compound that helps keep water within the skin and in the synovial fluid of joints. Hyaluronic acid acts like “joint oil”, by creating a viscous, cushioning environment for joint cartilage and preventing friction from damaging these hard-working tissues. Supplemental hyaluronic acid appears to stimulate the body’s generation of new hyaluronic acid, while alleviating pain and inflammation and appears to even aid in regenerating cartilage. Ɨ
Bamboo Shoot Extract- (70% Soluble Silica)- 50 mg
The extracts of Bamboo shoots have been used in Indian folk medicine to treat various inflammatory conditions. They have been shown to possess immense potential of being used as important health food as they contain high proteins, amino acids, carbohydrates, many important minerals, and vitamins, and flavonoids. Ɨ
UC-II® Standardized Cartilage (Providing 10 mg Undenatured Type II)- 40 mg
UC-II® is one of the main constituents of FLEX-8; it contains a patented form of undenatured type II collagen (i.e., the collagen is not processed by high heat or chemicals). Based on clinical studies, the undenatured collagen in UC-II differs from hydrolyzed or denatured collagen because it contains active immune modulators that reduce the secretion of enzymes that break down type II collagen, thereby slowing the inflammatory response.
In a randomized, double-blind study of 52 osteoarthritis patients, one group took 40 mg UC·II and the other a combination of 1500 mg glucosamine and 1200 mg chondroitin. (Double-blind means neither the study subjects nor those tracking the results knew which patients were receiving which doses.) At the conclusion of the 180-day trial period, UC·II had a greater reduction in pain, stiffness, and physical fitness compared to placebo and glucosamine and chondroitin. The UC-II group experienced a 41% reduction in pain, a 40% reduction in stiffness, and a 39% reduction in physical function. Ɨ
Black Pepper Extract (95% Piperine) – 10 mg
A standardized extract from the fruit of Piper nigrum (black pepper) is clinically proven to enhance the oral bioavailability and improves the gastrointestinal absorption and systemic utilization of nutrients and other co-ingested compounds. This significantly increases the effectiveness of the FLEX-8 formula. Ɨ
This product is intended for healthy adults, 18 years of age or older. Consult a physician prior to using this, or any other dietary supplement. Do not take this product if you are pregnant or nursing, if you have or suspect you may have a medical condition, or if you are taking any prescription or over-the-counter medications. Immediately discontinue use and consult a qualified medical professional if you experience any adverse effects. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
I take one capsule per demand when I feel my joints start to heart. Usually, the next day, I feel better. Great product.
Great product just in a few days notice it started to work. My joints didn't hurt anymore
Flex-8 has helped with the joint stiffness I was experiencing.
Would definitely recommend Flex-8 to anyone!