October 4, 2012
Instaflex Joint support. Thank you to Instaflex for participating in the ER program, and asking if some of the "older" members would be willing to give this a run.
Overview: Joint supplementation is something that should not be taken for granted. The wear and tear on one's joints from heavy lifting, or excessive repetitive motion from athletics can and will take a toll. Even if your not feeling pain, or the wear and tear, it is still important to take care of your joints for preventative maintenance. As for myself, I am 33, with a few aches and pains, but a particular weakness is my shoulder. I suffer from slight degeneration in a rehabbed AC joint in which I blew out almost three years ago. Although I will always feel some pain and discomfort, I always have a joint supplement on hand to protect, and alleviate the pain from the damage. I also supplement with joint support regularly to prevent any further issues, and to promote healthy joint function in my old self.
Overall this product works. No matter what type of support I take I will always feel the pain in my right shoulder, this product did however seem to lube it up, and prevent any major discomfort during lifts. After chest day I usually feel a twinge for a few hours or even a day, but after a week straight with Instaflex, the majority of the discomfort subsided. I didn't notice any additional pain or discomfort for the month that I used this either.
*1,500mg Glucosamine sulfate
*250mg Ginger root
*125mg Boswelia extract
*250mg White willow bark
*50mg Turmeric extract
*50mg Cayenne Pepper
*4mg Hyaluronic acid
Proven and effective ingredients.
Dosing, three caps a day.
One bottle provides a one month supply.
I was only able to find a price at GNC, $69.99. Which seems astronomical to me. It may be worth it to those who suffer greatly from arthritis, and have difficulty even moving parts of their body. But even at the level of discomfort I experience from time to time, more than two dollars a day for a joint support seems a little much. A portion of the price helps support the arthritis foundation which is great, but to supplement with this monthly would be quite costly. If there were larger bottles which were more than a one months supply, or there were more retailers to carry this other than GNC, than the value could be remedied. But I have found a few other supplements as, or nearly as effective as this for about half the price.
The product works, with effective, non prop blend, adequate doses of ingredients. I simply can not get past the price tag. But again the value may depend upon the severity of your joint pain and limitation. I can only speak for my experience, and for that, $70 dollars for a one month supply is simply to high. If I found this on sale, or was able to get more than a months supply from a bottle, I would use it again. Until then I will look elsewhere for my joint supplementation.
- Aids In The Relief Of Joint Pain And Discomfort