Is the product related to Shea Butter?
It sure is. Shea butter is a common ingredient in lotions and skin cleansers – it makes your skin look and feel great. Shea butter is produced form shea nuts and contains a minute amount of shea triterpenes, which is the active ingredient in FlexNow® with 100% SheaFlex70™. In order to produce FlexNow® with 100% SheaFlex70™, we start with shea nuts. When crushed and processed, the nuts of the shea tree yield vegetable fat known as shea oil and shea butter. Cosmetic companies use the shea butter in their products. We take the shea oil and butter and isolate the shea tritperpenes, producing a 70% concentrate of shea triterpenes, which becomes FlexNow® with 100% SheaFlex70™.
What is FlexNow® with 100% SheaFlex70™?
FlexNow® with 100% SheaFlex70™ is a patented, exclusive, all natural dietary supplement that offers a totally new approach to joint care and management. FlexNow® with 100% SheaFlex70™ is clinically proven to reduce inflammation, limit bone breakdown, retain cartilage and alleviate pain – all the things you need to move freely again.
What is SheaFlex70™?
SheaFlex70™ is the only ingredient found in FlexNow® with 100% SheaFlex70™- and it is exclusive to our product. SheaFlex70™ (a 70% concentrate of shea triterpenes), is considered to be one of the most powerful inflammation fighters found in any botanical*. The subject of over 30 clinical trials and studies, SheaFlex70™ is one of the best studied natural ingredients available.
Is FlexNow® with 100% SheaFlex70™ better for some joint issues than others?
FlexNow® with 100% SheaFlex70™ is great for old and young, active and not. Whether you are having issues with your knees, shoulders, wrist, hips or any other joints, FlexNow® with 100% SheaFlex70™ will help return you to your best self.
Is it organic? Is it pesticide free?
The shea fruit, which contains the shea nut, is wild-crafted, but not certified organic. It is grown/wild-crafted/harvested in Africa with no herbicides, pesticides, or synthetic fertilizers. Wild-crafted plants are gathered from their natural, wild habitat. Wild-crafting is done sustainably with proper respect to the living plant. Only the fruit is taken and the tree is left unharmed. Once harvested it then goes to Denmark where it is extracted using a proprietary GMP-governed process. The raw material is then screened for the presence of any harmful contaminants prior to shipment to the United States, where it is softgel encapsulated.
Is FlexNow® with 100% SheaFlex70™ like glucosamine and chondroitin? Should I continue taking glucosamine?
No. FlexNow® with 100% SheaFlex70™ is totally different than glucosamine and chondroitin. Glucosamine is a building block of the joint, impacting 30% of the cartilage, called the proteoglycans. Glucosamine and chondroitin support the proteoglycans which help maintain elasticity and compression capability in the joint. The proteoglycans are held in place by collagen. The glucosamine and chondriotin you may be taking are used by your body to help repair and rebuild the proteoglycan matrix. FlexNow® with 100% SheaFlex70™ also impacts your cartilage — but the other 70%, which is collagen. Collagen gives cartilage its structure, strength and smoothness and is the mesh that holds everything in place, including the proteoglycans, which are supported by glucosamine and chondroitin. FlexNow® with 100% SheaFlex70™ has been clinically proven to dramatically reduce the breakdown of cartilage. And, clinically proven to reduce inflammation, reduce breakdown of bone tissue, and to alleviate pain. Our research proves that FlexNow® with 100% SheaFlex70™ is 48% more effective than glucosamine – and, our experience shows that FlexNow® with 100% SheaFlex70™ combined with glucosamine is even better. In short, keep taking glucosamine and chondroitin – adding FlexNow® with 100% SheaFlex70™ to the regimen will dramatically improve your comfort and the function of your joints.
How do I take FlexNow® with 100% SheaFlex70™?
Take 3 FlexNow® with 100% SheaFlex70™ softgels daily — all at once or throughout the day, with or without food. If we had to recommend a particular regimen, we’d recommend our own: 3 softgels in the morning, with breakfast.
How long before I see results?
You will see results within 30 – 60 days. Even though your discomfort will subside within 30 – 60 days, it is essential to continue taking FlexNow® with 100% SheaFlex70™ daily to maintain joint health, sustain the life of your cartilage and the quality of your joints.
Can I take FlexNow® with 100% SheaFlex70™ along with medications?
There are no known interactions with medications or contraindications for FlexNow® with 100% SheaFlex70™.
What is a triterpene?
Triterpenes are a group of active natural compounds found in a multitude of plants in fairly minute amounts. While triterpenes keep plants in good health, the shea triterpenes are distinctive in the botanical world for their ability to reduce inflammation in humans. FlexNow® with 100% SheaFlex70™ is a highly concentrated extract composed of 70% shea triterpenes; natural, unadulterated shea oil has 6% shea triterpenes. Shea butter has trace amounts of shea triterpenes.
Is FlexNow® with 100% SheaFlex70™ related to shea butter?
Yes, FlexNow® with 100% SheaFlex70™ and shea butter are both products of the shea fruit. Shea oil has been used as the primary source of food oil for cooking for over 2,000 years in a large portion of Africa, and started being used in Western diets in 1913. Today the two major uses of shea oil and butter in Western countries are in: Chocolate products in Europe, and in the USA and Europe, as an ingredient in cosmetic products due to its soothing and healing effects on the skin, a property well-known for centuries in Africa.
I have allergies to nuts. Can I still take FlexNow® with 100% SheaFlex70™?
There are no known allergies to FlexNow® with 100% SheaFlex70™. Since the active ingredient is made from the pit of the fruit, not a nut, there are no known cross allergenicities for those allergic to nuts.
Will FlexNow® with 100% SheaFlex70™ affect my cholesterol?
There will be no negative affect on your cholesterol when taking FlexNow® with 100% SheaFlex70™. In fact, clinical trials prove that your cholesterol will improve with use of our product.
What are the softgels made from?
The softgels are made from bovine.
Can my pets and animals take FlexNow® with 100% SheaFlex70™?
Although we have not registered FlexNow® with 100% SheaFlex70™ for use in pets and animals, we have had excellent results reported to us from customers.
Is it safe? What is in the softgel?
FlexNow® with 100% SheaFlex70™ has been clinically proven safe. A New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) application for FlexNow® with 100% SheaFlex70™ was one of only seven NDIs meeting all safety and toxicology requirements of the FDA, in 2004. There are no known allergies to Shea Triterpenes. FlexNow® with 100% SheaFlex70™contains no added sugars (sucrose, fructose or lactose), no salt (sodium chloride), no nuts, yeast, soy, wheat, corn, fish or milk products – and it is gluten-free. It is also made without artificial colors or preservatives.
Can you describe the QAQC procedures, including standardization and purity of the active ingredients of FlexNow® with 100% SheaFlex70™?
The shea nuts are processed, cleansed, purified and standardized in a pharmaceutical standard process with over 12 steps. The final, highly concentrated shea triterpene oil is then reviewed by gas chromatography to ensure the material is pure and free from any contaminants.
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