Osteo Bi-Flex Advanced Double Strength with 5-Loxin, Glucosamine and Chondroitin may be useful for long-term joint health without side effects.
Cartilage & lubricate joints
Cushion bones and joints
Maximizes production & maintenance of healthy, new cartilage
No side effects
Osteo Bi-flex contains 5-Loxin, Glucosamine and Chondroitin to provide the necessary building blocks of cartilage. It may be useful to support long-term joint health without side effects.
One of the main causes of joint pain is arthritis. There are over 100 forms of arthritis that can effect any part of the body. Arthritis can cause pain, stiffness, and swelling in the joints. Pain from arthritis can be reduced by losing weight and light exercise. You can help manage arthritis pain by eating healthy and getting at least 8 hours of sleep.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of joint pain. It's caused by the wear and tear of joints due to ageing. Osteoarthritis is most common in the hands, neck, lower back, knees and hips.
As noted in the FAQ this product is not intended to diagnose, treat, mitigate, cure or prevent any specific disease and or affect the structure or function of the body.
For best results, adults take 3 coated caplets together or throughout the course of the day with food and plenty of water.
1. How do glucosamine and chondroitin work together?
Working together, glucosamine and chondroitin can be useful to the cartilage while inhibiting the action of cartilage-destroying enzymes. Each serving of Osteo Bi-Flex contains the clinically studied dosage of both glucosamine and chondroitin.
2. When can I expect to begin feeling better?
Most joint deterioration typically occurs over several years and cannot be renewed over night. Individual results will vary, but you should expect to see results from use of Osteo Bi-Flex in as little as 4 weeks. Taking the product as directed on a daily basis is important since the nutritional ingredients in Osteo Bi-Flex work gradually over time.
3. Can I crush the caplets? Will the potency be affected?
Yes, the caplets may be crushed. The potency will not be affected.
4. When using Osteo Bi-Flex, can I take the daily dosage at one time?
Yes, the same benefit will result if you take the daily dosage together or spread them throughout the day.
5. Are there any side effects to this product?
There are no major side effects based on the studies done on both glucosamine and chondroitin. In rare cases, some individuals may experience slight gastrointestinal disturbance or mild stomach upset. If you are taking medication or have any specific health conditions, it is always best to check with a healthcare physician before adding anything new to your diet.
6. I take a prescription drug. Can I take Osteo Bi-Flex with my prescription?
Always consult with a healthcare physician and pharmacist concerning drug interactions if you are under a physician's care or are taking any medication.
7. Will this product have an effect on my blood sugar levels?
Glucosamine is a natural amino sugar. These amino sugars have a different structure and function than blood sugar (glucose). Normally, amino sugars do not affect blood glucose levels, however, It is always best to check with a healthcare physician before adding anything new to your diet or if you have any specific health conditions.
8. Does taking Osteo Bi-Flex cause water retention?
While Osteo Bi-Flex may help lubricate joints, it will not cause systemic bodily water retention. Healthy joints hold a large quantity of water, which gives the joint a rubbery, gel-like consistency. Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate are building blocks of a protein-sugar complex found in the joints. These complexes attract and hold water, which is important for lubrication and carrying nutrients to the joints. These protein-sugar complexes are not distributed systematically throughout all tissues in the body, and therefore, do not cause systemic water retention. However, their function in attracting and holding water is essential for maintaining healthy, mobile joint function.
9. I am allergic to shellfish. Should I take this product?
Always consult with a healthcare physician or allergist with any questions about your condition before taking this product. The glucosamine in Osteo Bi-Flex is derived from shellfish and it is possible that an allergic reaction may occur if you are allergic to shellfish. This is why Osteo Bi-Flex has the following caution: If you are allergic to shellfish, please consult a healthcare physician before taking this product.
10. I am allergic to sulfate. Can I take this product if it has chondroitin sulfate in it?
Sulfate is naturally found within our bodies. There are many people who are allergic to the "sulfonamide" family or to products containing "sulfites" as preservatives. Osteo Bi-Flex has neither of these chemical groups. Speak with your doctor if you are not sure what chemical or food product caused your reaction in the past.
11. Are there any color additives in the newer formulation of Osteo Bi-Flex?
All of the Osteo Bi-Flex products, except Regular Strength, contain minimal amounts of colorant that are added to enhance the appearance of the product, and to help consumers distinguish Osteo Bi-Flex from other supplements they may be taking.
Is this product intended to diagnose, treat, mitigate, cure or prevent any specific disease and or affect the structure or function of the body?
No, as such claims, might prohibit the product from being able to be sold OTC. We do our best to include descriptions provided by the manufacturer and to provide information that is accurate but some may be outdated by the fast pace of more recent scientific developments and we have no way to verify every claim, therefore there is a small chance that something may be unintentionally misleading. The information presented is meant for Nutritional Benefit and as an educational starting point only, not as a substitute for personal consultation with a qualified healthcare professional. Obviously people are different and not every person will get the exact same results as another so no benefits can be guaranteed but we strive to only provide quality products where either customers or research from highly respected sites like WebMD have indicated that the product and/or one or more of its ingredients may provide a benefit. We do not manufacture any products, we are only a retailer of other companies products. We do our best to ensure quality by using the most reputable suppliers we can find, even though this may increase the cost of our offering, it also reduces the chances of getting counterfeit products. We rely on the manufacturer to control the quality of their products, as it is impossible for any retailer to test each batch of every product and stay in business.
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