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Supplement Details

  • i-flex is a natural herbal supplement made with patented rosehip powder.
  • 5 human clinical studies showed patented rosehip powder provided joint relief in 82% of the participants in as short as three weeks 2 and improved joint flexibility in three months 1-2.
  • i-flex’s patent-processed rosehip powder is, on average, 6 times more effective at soothing swollen joints and sore joints than glucosamine 3-4.
  • i-flex’s rosehip powder is a 100% natural herbal supplement that has been used in Europe for over 10 years to maintain joint health.
  • Suitable for persons sensitive to lactose or gluten.  i-flex does not contain glucosamine or or fish products.  i-flex is also free of dairy, genetically modified ingredients, sugar, wheat, yeast or other food allergens.
  • i-flex also contains a natural mix of antioxidants including vitamin C, vitamin E and bioflavanoids which help to reduce oxidative stress and support joint health.
  • In studies which included 300+ patients, there were no side effects significantly different from sugar pills in subjects on patent-processed rose hip powder treatment.
  • Made under FDA mandated Supplement Good Manufacturing Practices.

 

References

  1. Warholm, O., Skaar, S., Hedman, E., Molmen, H. M. & Eik, L. The effects of a standardized herbal remedy made from a subtype of Rosa canina in patients with osteoarthritis: A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Curr. Therap. Res. 2003, 64: 21-31.
  2. Winther, K., Apel, K. & Thamsborg, G. A powder made from seeds and shells of a rose-hip subspecies (Rosa canina) reduces symptoms of knee and hip osteoarthritis: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial.   Scand. J. Rheumatol. 2005, 34: 302-308.  
  3. Christensen R, Bartels EM, Altman RD, Astrup A, Bliddal H.  Does the hip powder of Rosa canina (rosehip) reduce pain in osteoarthritis patients? – a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.  Osteoarthritis and Cartilage  2008, 16:965-972.
  4. Vlad SC, LaValley MP, McAlindon TE, Felson DT.  Glucosamine for pain in osteoarthritis: why do trial results differ?  Arthritis & Rheumatism 2007, 56 (7):2267-2277.

Specialized Rosehip Powder Proven To Soothe Aching Joints and Increase Flexibility

By Dr. James G. Elliott Ph.D. FACN

Painful and stiff joints limits people’s quality of life since if they are in pain or have stiff joints they can’t continue to engage in normal activities that they love to do.  Although joint health products are available on the market, people are looking for effective and safe alternatives.  They are seeking alternatives since many do not respond to glucosamine-chondroitin, they do not want to take drugs that can have serious side effects, or they are looking for all natural solutions.  Now there is a scientifically proven alternative to provide this solution – specialized rosehip powder.

Specialized rosehip powder has an interesting history.  It began back in the early 90’s when Erik Hansen, a Danish farmer who grew rosehips for making marmalade, discovered by chance that his specific rosehip powder alleviated his joint pain and improved his flexibility.  He then gave this powder to his friends and neighbors and they too were amazed with the positive results they obtained.  So Erik and his son, Torbjorn, visited the local hospital to seek out scientists to test out his product.  Although the scientists were at first very skeptical they agree to test it in patients with osteoarthritis and to their surprise they observed that it did in fact alleviate joint pain and increase joint flexibility in these patients. So farmer Hansen decided to form a business to sell his rosehip powder. He went on to develop and patent a gentle drying process of the whole fruit to preserve the active ingredients. Since then, several well designed scientific studies involving a couple of hundred people have been undertaken and published in recognized scientific journals. Here are the key scientific findings:

  • 82% of osteoarthritis subjects responded with reduced pain scores after 3 weeks on specialized rosehip powder compared to 49% of subjects consuming placebo or dummy pill.  A significant reduction in stiffness and improved ability to perform daily activities was also demonstrated with the specialized rosehip powder versus the placebo after 3 months.
  • In a 4 month study 65% of the osteoarthritis subjects versus only 44% on the placebo experienced a reduction in joint pain.  Joint mobility also improved significantly compared to the placebo.
  • In a 3 month study 66% of osteoarthritis subjects given specialized rosehip powder achieved joint relief compared to 36% of the subjects given placebo.
  • Specialized rosehip powder was also tested versus placebo in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and demonstrated to significantly improve their disability index scores at 6 months while scores for the placebo group worsened. 

Based on the proven science specialized rosehip powder had many benefits over other joint health products including the following:

  • Soothes achy joints
  • Works fast, in as little as three weeks
  • Effective in four out of five people
  • Improved joint mobility and enhanced quality of life
  • 100% natural
  • Not animal or shellfish derived
  • No major food allergens
  • No known drug interactions or side effects

Now the specialized rosehip powder that has been successfully used in Europe for over 10 years is available in the United States as i-flex at Supplement First.com.

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About the Author:

Dr. Elliott has been a clinical nutrition researcher in the food and nutritional supplement industries for over 40 years. During this time, Dr. Elliott has helped develop a number of the leading nutritional health products found on the market today.

 

Supplement Facts

 

Serving Size:   Three (3) Capsules

Servings per Container:   40

 

Amount Per Serving                                                    % Daily Value

Rosehip Powder 

Rosahip (whole fruit)                            2.25 g                           **

** Daily Value Not Established

 

Other Ingredients: Gelatin

Free From: Glucosamine, shellfish, dairy, sugar, gluten, fillers, binders

DIRECTIONS: Take three (3) capsules twice per day. With first signs of relief, consider taking two (2) capsules twice per day.

Clinical Studies

  • The rose hip powder used in i-flex has been clinically proven in 3 high quality human studies 3-4 and 2 pilot studies 1-2 comprising of over 300 people studied.
  • Osteoarthritis patients had a significant response to 5 g daily of patent-processed rose hip powder treatment for joint pain relief 3-4.
  • Rose hip powder reduced joint pain and stiff joints in osteoarthritis patients as quickly as 3 weeks for up to 82% of study participants 4.
  • Many of the participants were able to discontinue their joint pain medication after regular use of the rosehip powder used in i-flex.3-4.
  • There were no side effects significantly different from sugar pills in subjects on patent-processed rose hip powder treatment in these studies.
  • Studies have shown glucosamine hydrochloride to be ineffective in joint pain relief for most subjects.

 

References

  1. Winther, K., Rein, E. & Kharazmi, A. The anti-inflammatory properties of rose-hip Inflammopharmacology 1999, 7: 63-68
  2. Kharazmi, A. & Winther, K. Rose hip inhibits chemotaxis and chemiluminescence of human peripheral blood neutrophils in vitro and reduces certain inflammatory parameters in vivo.  Inflammopharmacology 1999, 7: 377-386.
  3. Warholm, O., Skaar, S., Hedman, E., Molmen, H. M. & Eik, L. The effects of a standardized herbal remedy made from a subtype of Rosa canina in patients with osteoarthritis: A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Curr. Therap. Res. 2003, 64: 21-31.
  4. Winther, K., Apel, K. & Thamsborg, G. A powder made from seeds and shells of a rose-hip subspecies (Rosa canina) reduces symptoms of knee and hip osteoarthritis: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial.   Scand. J. Rheumatol. 2005, 34: 302-308.

Q:  What is i-flex and what is it made from?

A:  i-flex is an all natural supplement proven to soothe sore and stiff joints.  i-flex is made with a specialized rosehip powder.  This rosehip powder has been proven in five clinical studies to soothe swollen and sore joints.  i-flex is not a drug and does not contain glucosamine, shellfish, or fillers and binders.

 

Q:  How long should I take i-flex before seeing results?

A:  While some people experience relief as quickly as three weeks, i-flex should be taken at least two months to ensure maximum joint relief.

 

Q:  What are rosehips and where do they come from?

A:  rosehips are the fruit of the rose plant.  We usually don’t see the fruit since we prune the bush before the fruit develops.   The rosehips used to make i-flex come from the Rosa Canina species.  i-flex uses specialized rosehips grown in Denmark that are dried using a patented process to preserve the active ingredients.

 

Q:  Can I take i-flex every day without side effects or other problems?

A:  Yes, i-flex is safe to take daily.  In fact, rosehips have been safely used in foods in Europe and the United States for hundreds of years.

 

Q:  How do we know i-flex soothes joints?

A:  In the early 1990’s a Danish farmer noticed eating rosehips help alleviate pain he was experiencing in his joints.  This information was passed to scientists and five clinical studies were conducted.  All these studies showed rosehip powder did reduce joint pain and made joints more flexible.  Since then people around the world have used rosehip powder to reduce joint pain.  

 

Q:  I am allergic to shellfish, can I take i-flex?

A:  Yes, i-flex is 100% natural rosehip powder.  Unlike glucosamine i-flex does not contain shellfish or any other major food allergens.

 

Q:  Does i-flex work better than glucosamine and chondroitin?

A:  Clinical studies have shown that i-flex can work faster and be more effective at soothing sore joints than glucosamine and chondroitin.  In fact, people who did not experience any results from glucosamine, often report great results with i-flex.

 

Q:  How big are i-flex pills?

A:  i-flex pills are a quarter inch in diameter and slightly less than an inch long.  Since i-flex consists of pure rosehip powder inside a two piece capsule, you simply pull the capsules apart and sprinkle the powder in yoghurt or other foods if you do not wish to swallow the pills.

 

Q:  How many pills should I have to take?
A:  To see maximum results you should take three capsules, twice per day. Once you feel benefits, you may choose to reduce the dose to two capsules twice per day.   As with any dietary supplement, dosage may vary from person to person.

Q:  How long will one bottle last?
A:  One bottle of i-flex has 120 capsules.  When taking three capsules twice a day the bottle will last for 20 days. After you begin to feel benefits you may choose to reduce the dose to two capsules twice per day.  At this rate one bottle will last you 30 days.

Q:  I am diabetic and cannot take glucosamine, can I take i-flex?

A:  i-flex does not contain added sugars and is not a precursor to glucose.  i-flex should not raise your blood sugar levels.  However, it is advisable to check with your doctor about interactions before taking any supplement.

 

Q:  Should I take i-flex with meals?

A:  i-flex can be taken with or without food.

 

Q:  Is i-flex vegetarian?

A:  The rosehip powder in i-flex is completely vegetarian.  However, the powder is contained in a gelatin based capsule, which is made from animal products.  The capsule can easily be opened and the rosehip powder can be taken without the gelatin capsule.  Simply sprinkle the rosehip powder in yoghurt or other foods.

 

Q:  Who makes i-flex?

A:  i-flex is manufactured by DSM, a Global life sciences company that has been in existence for over 100 years. DSM takes product, quality and efficacy very seriously. They provide the very highest quality vitamins for the supplement, food, and beverage brands that people use every day in over 49 countries.