My Baxyl Review – Better Than Regular Hyaluronic Acid?
It’s time for my Baxyl review – a joint supplement that is pretty different from others:
- it contains a special form of hyaluronic acid
- it claims to be more effective than the regular one
Now – I personally never had great results from hyaluronic acid taken by mouth. But the one inside Baxyl seems to be better – according to them. And that’s what convinced me to give it a try.
So does this supplement really work? Or it’s no better than regular hyaluronic acid?
Here’s everything you need to know about it.
Note: This review is based on my experience with this supplement, so it doesn’t have a lot of general info. I’m not trying to praise/ criticize this product or its company, I am simply telling my opinion about it.
So Let’s Get To The Review
Full Name: Liquid Hyaluronan Supplement from Baxyl
Quantity: 6 oz
Best Actual Price: $39.95
Where I Bought It From: Amazon, but you can find it in most retailers.
Designed For: Joint pain in general. The label doesn’t mention if it’s designed for arthritis, cartilage damage or inflammation.
But from what I’ve seen:
- hyaluronic acid works better for osteoarthritis, weak joints or cartilage problems
- it doesn’t do much for inflammatory pain
My Rating: 6 out of 10
Worth Buying?: Not really. It does work for stiffness and minor joint problems – but it has some big downsides:
- very expensive for what it does
- only contains 1 ingredient
- in my case, it didn’t decrease the inflammation
As for arthritis and cartilage problems – I consider it too weak on the long term. At least compared to other products.
So at $40 per 36 days supply, I don’t think it’s the best thing you can get.
What I Liked About It
- It’s liquid – so you can swallow it easily
- No taste or smell
- It’s gluten-free and vegan (it doesn’t matter too much for me, but it does matter for some people)
- Does decrease stiffness pretty well
- You only need to take 1/2 teaspoon per day (very little)
- Contains a brand form of hyaluronic acid – which seems to work better
What I Didn’t Like About It
- Only 1 ingredient
- The doses are pretty low
- Doesn’t decrease inflammation and swelling (in my case, at least)
- Very expensive
- In my case, it needed about 3 weeks to start working
- I personally think it’s too weak for arthritis or cartilage problems (works better for minor issues)
The Ingredients – Very Simple
As I said, Baxyl doesn’t contain tons of different substances inside.
There’s only one active ingredient and several inactive substances (that have no real effect).
1. MHB3 Hyaluronan (30 mg) – this is actually a brand form of hyaluronic acid, which seems to be specially designed for oral administration.
Now – I’ve never seen this exact ingredient before, but I’m very familiar with hyaluronic acid.
Here’s what I can tell you about it:
- it works great when injected directly into the joints
- when taken by mouth, it has weaker results
- that’s because you need around 100-200 mg for the same effect
Now – I didn’t find many studies on MHB3 Hyaluronan, so I can’t tell you a lot.
But from what I know about regular hyaluronic acid, I believe that 30 mg per day is a too low dose. At least for a decent effect.
2. Inactive Ingredients – I will not insist a lot here, since they have no real effect. But here are the most important ones:
- purified water
- citric acid
- potassium sorbate
- sodium benzoate and chloride
2 Conclusion On The Ingredients
#1. Pretty Low Doses – in my opinion, 30 mg of hyaluronic acid isn’t going to do much.
Even if it’s a different form (MHB3 hyaluronan):
- hyaluronic acid isn’t absorbed very well when taken by mouth
- the absorption is much better when it’s injected into the joint
- every study on oral administration used at least 60 mg per day (in the worst case)
Besides, I never had good results with hyaluronic acid pills. Most supplements contain under 20 mg, so this explains.
But either way, according to what I read – 30 mg is still too little if you take it by mouth. So Baxyl doesn’t sound that good anymore…
#2. Anti-Inflammatory – the only article I could find about MHB3 hyaluronan claims this:
- it helps inflammation
- it nourishes cartilages
Now – based on my experience, hyaluronic acid doesn’t help inflammation too much.
But it seems that the MHB3 form is different – at least that’s what they claim.
Overall: Baxyl’s ingredients have low doses, in my opinion. But the fact that it uses a better form of hyaluronic acid is definitely a plus.
Whether it really works or not, let me tell you my experience with it.
My Arthritis Background
Before I tell you how Baxyl worked for me – here’s what you should know about my condition:
- I had both rheumatoid and osteoarthritis
- RA was affecting mostly my hands and elbow – causing pain and inflammation
- the pain was pretty bad at times (up to a 7 on the pain scale)
- OA was affecting both of my knees
- they weren’t very painful, but they were stiff and very hard to move
Normally – hyaluronic acid pills wouldn’t help me a lot.
But as I had both forms of arthritis, I was curious to see what the special hyaluronan from Baxyl could do for me.
Was it any better than regular hyaluronic acid – or it was about the same?
My Experience With This Supplement
To my surprise, Baxyl wasn’t a useless product.
After finishing one bottle – I could see an improvement. It wasn’t a huge difference, but there was surely an improvement:
- my knee pain was significantly better
- they were also less stiff then before (the stiffness would go away faster)
- my hand pain also felt slightly better (to about a 5 maybe)
Now – most OA supplements that I tried would relieve my knee pain. That’s because it was never very severe, so most products could help.
But not all of them could decrease my stiffness as well.
Baxyl didn’t treat my morning stiffness completely – but it reduced it visibly:
- it would go away 10-20 minutes faster than before
And regarding my RA and inflammatory pain – I could feel a small improvement, but it was far from other supplements.
So here’s what I could say about this supplement – based exclusively on what it did for me.
3 Conclusions On How Baxyl Worked
#1. Really Helps Stiffness – If there’s something I would recommend this supplement for, it’s surely stiffness.
Though it didn’t reduce it completely, I could feel a big change – especially in the morning:
- my usual stiffness would last about 50 minutes
- now it would sometimes go away in 30 minutes
Now – Baxyl isn’t the best supplement ever when it comes to this. But compared to other products with hyaluronic acid, I could really see a change.
#2. Doesn’t Work For Inflammation – As I somehow expected, this product didn’t do much for my RA:
- the swelling was still there
- my hands were still pretty painful – it didn’t help a lot
- I still had flare-ups every week
So even though it claims that MHB3 Hyaluronan can decrease inflammation – in my case, it didn’t.
It worked just about the same as hyaluronic acid, from this point of view.
#3. Needs Time – That’s something I didn’t mention above:
- I needed about 3 weeks to see a change
- so I took about half from that bottle before seeing an effect
Now – most supplements need a similar period to start working. So don’t give up a product if you don’t see a change in a week.
In my case, some worked even faster – but it depends of the product itself and of the person taking it.
So with Baxyl, you will probably need several weeks before you see an improvement.
PRO #1 – Easy To Take
The liquid form of Baxyl is a great advantage over other products – if you ask me.
Here’s why I say this:
- a lot more comfortable to take
- you don’t need to swallow large pills
- you only have to take 1/2 teaspoons per day (very little)
- it doesn’t taste bad at all – no flavor actually
- also, it doesn’t have any smell
The liquid isn’t even oily, so it could make you nauseous. It has a very light texture – so you won’t have any trouble swallowing it.
From this point of view, it’s extremely easy to take – compared to most products on the market.
PRO #2 – Great For Minor Problems
Judging after how it worked for me, I would actually recommend Baxyl if you have a minor joint problem – without having arthritis:
- morning stiffness or stiffness after sitting down
- a slight pain after exercising
Now – it is indeed a bit expensive for this kind of problems (you could probably find something under $20).
But judging only after its effect, I think it would be a good choice in this case.
However, if your problem is more serious (like arthritis) – I wouldn’t recommend it. In this case, you need something more:
- a combination of several ingredients
- higher doses
- a product that is more powerful overall
But if your joint issue is something minor and you don’t want to swallow pills – Baxyl could be a potent option.
CON #1 – Expensive
For a supplement with only 1 ingredient and a pretty low dose – Baxyl is pretty pricey. That’s how I see it, at least:
- the lowest price I could find is $40 per bottle
- this is enough for 36 days (more or less – since you need to take half a spoon)
- it doesn’t contain amazing ingredients
- also, in my case it wasn’t too powerful
Now – I do understand that Baxyl’s main ingredient is a brand one. So it doesn’t contain the typical hyaluronic acid.
And usually – this kind of products tend to cost more than the ones with the regular form of ingredient.
But even so, $40 per bottle seems a bit too much for me – considering how it worked.
It’s true that I would recommend it for a minor joint problem – but that’s just on paper. Because in reality, you could find something much cheaper that could work just as well.
So when it comes to price, I wouldn’t recommend Baxyl. It’s just too expensive, compared to other products on the market.
CON #2 – Weak For Arthritis
I’m saying this mostly from my experience with it.
For someone with a regular form of arthritis, I doubt Baxyl could help on the long term:
- only contains hyaluronic acid
- doesn’t decrease inflammation or pain
As I said – it worked great for my morning stiffness. But that’s not the biggest problem in arthritis – it’s the pain, inflammation and loss of flexibility.
Now – if you have rheumatoid arthritis, I would surely not recommend Baxyl.
But if you have osteoarthritis, it actually depends on how serious it is:
- if you have no pain, it might help
- if your cartilages are very damaged, I wouldn’t recommend it alone
However – I wouldn’t pay $40 for a product that I would need to associate with something else.
I mean, Baxyl alone isn’t going to rebuild your cartilages. That’s what glucosamine and chondroitin do – so hyaluronic acid does help, but it doesn’t make miracles alone.
That’s why I consider Baxyl too weak for a regular form of arthritis.
CON #3 – No Other Ingredients
One of the main things I didn’t like about this supplement is the fact that it doesn’t contain anything else.
Now – I know it’s based on hyaluronic acid.
But if it was associated with other ingredients – there were higher chances to be more effective.
Here’s what other ingredients it would need, in my opinion:
Even small doses of these ingredients would have made the difference, in my opinion.
So for a product that only contains hyaluronic acid (even a different form) – I do think Baxyl isn’t worth the money.
My Verdict – Is Baxyl Worth Buying?
Short answer: Not really. It’s a great product for minor affections – especially because it doesn’t come as pills.
But overall, I think it has more drawbacks than advantages:
- only 1 active ingredient
- not very powerful
- doesn’t decrease inflammation (in my case)
- very expensive at $40 per bottle
If you have a minor joint problem (sprains, injuries) – a cream might be a better choice.
Though I normally don’t recommend creams – if your pain isn’t chronic or caused by arthritis, a cream should be enough.
On the other hand, if your pain isn’t new or if it’s cased by arthritis – a supplement is the best choice:
- it treats both the pain and the cause behind
- you can see an improvement within weeks (even days)
- it’s pretty cheap, compared to most products (like Baxyl)
So it’s up to you what you choose, but I personally wouldn’t recommend Baxyl – mostly of its high price.