NatureFlex is bone and joint formula that assists with rapid healing from hard workouts, injuries, stress fractures and joint pain. It contains naturally occurring compounds such as Glucosamine and Chondroiton from type II chicken collagen as well as whole foods, herbs and enzymes that are blended together to promote bone and joint wellness and vitality, including:
Specifically, it contains the following blends:
1. Collagen Blend:
Type II Collagen is the principle structural protein in cartilage which provides strength, flexibility and joint support. It comprises over 50% of the protein in cartilage and over 90% of articular (joint) cartilage. A recent randomized, double-blind study examined the efficacy of oral supplementation of type II collagen on rheumatoid arthritis. The study showed a decrease in the number of swollen and tender joints in those receiving type II collagen.
The Type II Chicken Collagen used in NatureFlex provides structural support of healthy joints by promoting new cartilage synthesis and by reducing oxidative damage to the joints. It also contains Glucosamine and Chondroitin sulfates, and comes from chickens free of growth hormones, antibiotics, pesticides and insecticides. This form of collagen is a whole food concentrate that has no known side effects and provides maximum absorption. According to recent studies at Harvard University Medical School, the Type II Collagen derived from Chicken Cartilage can also help to strengthen your immune system.
2. FlexPro Blend:
Cherry Juice: This natural extract aids in the breakdown of uric acid crystals which deposit in joints, tendons, kidneys and connective tissue, where the crystals causes inflammation, pain and damage. One study found that consuming eight ounces of cherries per day was very effective in lowering uric acid levels. Concentrated cherry juice delivers the bioactives found in fresh cherries such as anthocyanidins and proanthocyanidins, without excess carbohydrates or calories.
Ginger: Possessing many anti-inflammatory characteristics, ginger also has strong antioxidant properties and has shown the ability to inhibit the formation of inflammatory compounds such as prostaglandins, thromboxanes, and leukotrienes. One particular study found almost 90% of participants suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and muscular discomfort experienced relief from pain or swelling when using ginger.
Turmeric: Also referred to as curcumin, turmeric manifests excellent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. This potent botanical acts as an alkalizer and has anti-arthritic properties. Human studies have shown that certain beneficial aspects of curcumin have been comparable to that of standard drugs such as phenylbutazone.
White Willow Bark: The use of white willow bark used for pain and inflammation dates back to over 2400 years to the time of Hippocrates. One was advised to chew the bark to reduce inflammation and fever. It appears to be particularly well suited for low back pain6 and has been found effective in relieving pain in those suffering from osteoarthritis. Its anti-inflammatory and pain relieving action comes from a glycoside called calicin – from which the body can naturally make salicylic acid (aspirin). The analgesic, pain-killing actions of willow bark are typically slow acting but are longer lasting than standard aspirin products.
Hyaluronic Acid: Hyaluronic acid is one of the main components of synovial fluid (joint fluid) and is the main lubricating element in synovial fluid. It has been approved by the FDA for intra-muscular injections and has also been found to be effective in oral doses. One particular study found oral hyaluronic acid to enhance several markers of quality of life in adults with osteoarthritis of the knee.
Boswellia: Known by its more popular name Frankincense, boswellia shows anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic characteristics and has been used for hundreds of years to relieve pain and inflammation to joints. In a preliminary crossover trial boswellia significantly reduced symptoms of osteoarthritis, such as knee pain and swelling.
Cetyl Myristoleate: This naturally occurring fatty acid promotes joint wellness and has been researched clinically. Preliminary results of several double-blind, randomized controlled, research studies on osteoarthritis have found cetyl myristoleate effective in improving knee function.
3. Mineral Blend:
Goat Milk Mineral Whey Concentrate: This mineral/electrolyte extract from goat milk whey has been developed using extraction technology known as refractance window drying. This gentle extraction process captures fragile nutrients without harsh processing steps or extreme temperatures. The mineral whey blend in NatureFlex contains over 20 different bio-organic minerals and electrolytes such as potassium, magnesium, sodium, calcium, and phosphorus, minerals critical in maintaining proper muscle and joint health.
4. Enzyme Blend:
Oral enzyme therapy is a unique approach to promoting joint recovery and breaking down potential blood-clotting components like fibrinogen that build up during big workouts or races. For example, one study has examined enzyme therapy’s role in successfully alleviating osteoarthritis pain in the knee. The conclusion of the study read that “Short-term evaluation indicates that oral enzymes may be considered an effective and safe alternative to NSAIDs such as diclofenac in the treatment of painful arthritis and inflammation of the knee joint.” The enzyme blend in NatureFlex contains the following natural anti-inflammatory components:
-Protease: Converts protein into polypeptides, and breaks down inflammatory byproducts.
-Bromelain: A combination of enzymes from both fruit and leaves of the pineapple plant. Also breaks down inflammatory byproducts.
-Papain: An anti-inflammatory enzyme found in papayas.
-Amylase: Breaks down and digests carbohydrates and inflammatory byproducts.
-Lipase: Fat digesting enzyme, and also breaks down inflammatory byproducts.
-Cellulase: Converts fiber cellulose to glucose, and breaks down inflammatory byproducts. Cellulase is not made in your body and can only be obtained from food or supplements.
-Peptidase: Breaks down proteins at different pH levels along the digestive tract and breaks down inflammatory byproducts.
In addition, NatureFlex contains a unique ingredient: extremely hypoallergenicgoat milk whey. This type of whey has been used for decades to promote bone density as well as relieve aching, painful joints, and it doesn’t cause allergy or autoimmune issues like some other forms of whey can. One world-renowned nutritionist, Dr. Bernard Jensen, used goat milk whey as one of his go-to natural healing foods of choice for healthy joints. This highly concentrated whole food extract also contains a complete array of naturally occurring minerals (including Potassium, Magnesium, and Calcium) in ratios easily absorbed by a beat-up body.
NatureFlex does not rely on traditional tableting technology. The reason for this is current tableting technology requires that ingredients be ground extensively and granulated multiple times, then binding agents must be added, and finally the product must be crushed in a 10 to 100 ton press to successfully “punch” the tablet into shaped. This process exposes delicate ingredients to high pressure, high heat, and lowers the actual bio-availability of the final product. This is precisely the reason NatureFlex uses encapsulation technology that requires no binders, no granulation, no extreme pressure or temperature, along with a non-gelatin, vegetarian capsule made from vegetable cellulose.
When all these components are included together, the result is a bone and joint formula that is far more effective than the basic glucosamine and chondroitin blend that you’ll find in most bone and joint supplements, and an anti-inflammatory blend that beats the pants off any NSAID out there. It also blows any other glucosamine-chondroitin supplement out of the water, and athletes and exercise enthusiasts who notice zero difference from other products find that the unique blend of natural anti-inflammatories in NatureFlex cause a distinct increase in recovery, healing and joint comfort.