My Flexacil Ultra Review – Why I Don’t Recommend It
It’s time for my Flexacil Ultra review, a supplement that seems really promising at first sight. But that’s only at first, because it has a few major things that I didn’t like.
Despite having great ingredients, the doses are a big secret. Also, it’s one of the most expensive supplements overall. One bottle costs almost $40 and lasts for only 20 days, which is pretty disappointing. That’s the lowest price I could find, so really costs a lot.
So is it worth all these money? $40 is a big amount after all. I tried out Flexacil myself so that I can make a real opinion about it.
Note: This review is based only on my experience with this product, so it won’t necessarily agree with other reviews you find. I am not trying to praise/criticize the product or its company, I am simply telling my opinion about it.
So Let’s Get To The Review
Full Name: Flexacil Ultra from Vivid Health Nutrition
Quantity : 60 capsules
Best Actual Price: $39.95
Where I Bought It From: Ebay
Designed For: Joint and cartilage problems, so it would work better for someone with osteoarthritis. It contains a few herbs that fight inflammation, but I don’t think they’re strong enough for rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis. So in my opinion, patients with OA could get the best effect from this supplement.
My Rating: 5 out of 10 – I would give it more if I knew the exact doses of each ingredient.
Worth Buying?: I would advise you not to. It’s effective, but it needs a few weeks to start working. Considering one bottle only lasts 20 days, I doubt you would see an effect in that time. At least I didn’t. So you should buy 2 bottles from the start.
However, it’s extremely expensive and you couldn’t find it for less than $40 per bottle. That’s why I think it’s not worth it at all, because you have a lot of better (and cheaper) choices.
What I Liked About It
- The substances inside the pills are great, at least when it comes to names
- It contains glucosamine sulfate, which is the strong form of glucosamine (most supplements don’t)
- It doesn’t have the usual thick pills, but some gelatin capsules that are really easy to swallow
What I Didn’t Like About It
- You can’t find the exact dose of each ingredient, which is a major problem
- One bottle only lasts for 20 days
- I didn’t notice any major change while I took the pills
- It costs almost a fortune. Joking apart, it’s extremely expensive for the number of pills it has
The Ingredients – Very Disappointing
Flexacil’s ingredients are indeed very promising, but they have one major problem. Their doses aren’t mentioned anywhere.
This supplement uses a brand mix, which combines all 8 ingredients. So you can only see the dose of that mix on the label, instead of seeing how many milligrams of each substance there are.
That’s a major problem, in my opinion, because the doses are essential. If you ask me, some of the substances inside have small doses, and that’s what they’re trying to hide. Maybe it’s even the glucosamine, which would be terrible. So for me, this is a big downside. But let me mention the ingredients briefly:
– Glucosamine & Chondroitin Sulfate – they are both essential substance for rebuilding cartilages. I appreciate that Flexacil is using the strong form of glucosamine, the sulfate. But as I don’t know the dose, I can’t take that as an advantage
– MSM – is a natural substance that exists in our body and works as an anti-inflammatory. It decreases with age, so that’s why most elderly need to take it from supplements
– Extracts of Boswellia, Ginger and Horsetail – these are all herbs that fight inflammation, but they don’t have the same intensity. As I don’t know their exact doses, I can’t tell how well they should work
There’s also Omega-3 Fish Oil Powder and Hyaluronic Acid, but they don’t seem so essential. At least the Hyaluronic Acid is surely not important, because studies showed it’s effective only when injected directly into the joint. Otherwise, you would need very high doses and I doubt this supplement has them.
Conclusion: The ingredients look great as names, but I hate that their doses aren’t mentioned. I see this as a way to hide small doses of certain ingredients, so I can’t possibly praise this product. Too bad, the substances inside are the right things.
My Experience With This Supplement
My Background: I was suffering from a secondary OA in both of my knees, caused by the RA I had for years. The pain from my knees was never that bad, because I had enough cartilage left in both of them.
But they were very weak, and I needed something that would increase their flexibility. So that’s what I’m looking for in every OA supplement that I try.
First Week: Even though I was taking 3 pills per day, I didn’t notice any change in the first week. My pain wasn’t very bad, but it hadn’t been bad even before. So I can’t say I saw an improvement at this chapter.
My knees were still as weak as before, I couldn’t bend them down or anything. So in the first week, there was no real improvement.
Next 2 Weeks: In the second week, I had the feeling that my pain was decreasing a bit, but I can’t tell for sure. It might have been just the placebo effect, I don’t know.
The good news is that my knees feeling a bit better, in terms of flexibility. Don’t imagine I could walk a mile, but I started to make some steps easier that before and move around the house. I could do that in the past, but it would take me a lot more.
So this supplement was starting to show some results, but very slowly, if you ask me.
But the problem was that my bottle ran out after about 3 weeks. According to the label, it should only last 20 days, which is really little. So before I noticed any major effect, there were no pills left. Obviously, I didn’t reorder this supplement, because I was kind of disappointed at that point, both by the ingredients and by its effectiveness.
Conclusion: I took the whole bottle and I didn’t see a significant change in my knees. By the time I was starting to feel better, my bottle was almost empty. So if you ask me, this supplement can do more than what I saw. If I reordered it, it might have seen a bigger improvement. But at $40 per 20 days, it was really too expensive.
PRO #1 – Good Form Of Glucosamine
That’s what I personally appreciate most about Flexacil Ultra.
I know glucosamine is considered as the best ingredient for damaged joints, and I pretty much agree. But lots of people don’t know that not every form of glucosamine is effective.
There are basically 2 forms that supplements use: sulfate and hydrochloride. Glucosamine sulfate is responsible for cartilage rebuilding and for all the benefits you heard about. That’s because of the sulfur it contains, that helps damaged cartilages a lot.
On the other hand, the HCl form is a lot cheaper, which is why a lot of brands use it. However, studies show it’s not very effective in osteoarthritis and joint pain, because it doesn’t rebuild cartilages, like the sulfate form. So at this point, the studies on glucosamine HCl don’t have amazing results.
However, most people don’t know that. Once they see glucosamine among the ingredients, they think it’s all good.
Unfortunately, lots of brands take advantage of that and use the HCl form, usually because it’s cheaper. It doesn’t matter that it doesn’t have great benefits.
So I really have to praise Flexacil from this point of view. It’s one of the few supplements that uses the strong form of glucosamine, the sulfate. Even though I don’t know the exact dose, that is a huge advantage over its competitors.
Therefore, whenever you buy a supplement, make sure it has glucosamine sulfate and not HCl. That can make a huge difference.
PRO #2 – Pills Are Easy To Swallow
One thing that I really like about Flexacil Ultra is that it comes with gelatin pills, that are a lot easier to swallow.
I’m pretty familiar with gelatin pills because that’s what most herbal supplements have. But I never had any problems with swallowing them, so that’s why I see them as an advantage.
However, most glucosamine supplements have large tablets that are pretty thick, so swallowing them is no easy job. Sometimes they even taste pretty bad, so taking them can be really frustrating. Especially if you have to take 3-4 pills per day. I’ve been there, so I know what I’m talking about.
Well, I can’t complain about Flexacil at this chapter. The pills are indeed not very small and because of their gelatin capsule, you can’t really cut them into half. But that didn’t bother me. As I said, swallowing them was pretty easy and it didn’t give me any chest pain, as many glucosamine pills did.
I couldn’t find any recommendation on the label, other than taking 3 pills per day. So I took one after every meal, because that’s what I thought it would be best. I don’t think that taking them all together would have many any difference, to be honest.
So you can pretty much take them as you want, but I think that’s the easiest schedule.
CON #1 – Hidden Doses
That’s probably the thing that bothers me most about Flexacil Ultra, because it’s the first supplement with this problem.
At first sight, its ingredient list looks amazing. It has both classic and herbal ingredients that make the perfect mix, in my opinion. I also mentioned above something that is essential for me – it contains the strong form of glucosamine, while most supplements don’t.
But that’s exactly what bothers me. It has great ingredients when it comes to names, but the company still chose to hide their doses. I personally believe that some of these ingredients have lower doses than normal.
Let’s take glucosamine for example. An average dose is somewhere between 1000-1500 mg per day. If this supplement had 500 mg written down, I would have surely not liked it a lot. So instead of showing some small doses, hiding them all could be a better solution.
I’m not trying to criticize the company, but I was really disappointed by this situation. If the ingredients weren’t very special, I probably wouldn’t have cared too much. But as they look so good, I think their doses were a must.
So for me, this is the #1 problem of Flexacil Ultra, which I haven’t seen in other products (fortunately).
CON #2 – One Bottle = Only 20 Days
In my opinion, that’s a major reason why Flexacil is not worth it.
Although it’s not mentioned anywhere, I have to inform you that one bottle is meant to last for only 20 days. There are 60 pills inside, and you have to take 3 per day. That means one bottle is enough for 20 days, which is extremely little.
The label mentions there are 20 servings, which is pretty much the same thing. You’re taking one serving per day, so that would mean 20 days. Considering the price, that is extremely little.
Now, I know a lot of supplements that last such a short period. However, they tend to costs a lot less. Some are indeed over average in terms of money, but they also work super fast.
On the other hand, Flexacil was starting to work after about 15 days but as my bottle ran out, I couldn’t see what it was capable of. I personally think it could do more than what it did for me, but I will probably never find it out.
A bottle costs a lot, so it wasn’t worth buying a second one just to see what it can do.
So I have to admit that I was kind of disappointed by Flexacil at this chapter. 20 servings per bottle is really little, especially for a supplement that costs so much.
CON #3 – Very Expensive Overall
I couldn’t really give my opinion about a supplement without considering its price. I’ve checked out Flexacil Ultra on several sites but the cheapest price I could find was $39.95, which is basically $40.
For a supplement that only lasts 20 days, I think this price is absolutely huge.
I know it has some pretty good ingredients (I’m only referring to their names this time), but other supplements also do. It’s not the only supplement with glucosamine sulfate and some other good substances. Other supplements contain them as well, but they don’t cost $40 per bottle.
So to be honest, I don’t really understand why Flexacil is so expensive. It doesn’t even have huge doses, or at least we can’t tell it does. It looks like a good product overall, but it’s way too expensive for that.
I don’t think I could buy possibly it every 20 days. It doesn’t even have a “more bottles” option. Lots of brands give you a discount if you buy several bottles at once, but I couldn’t find one for Flexacil anywhere.
Obviously, you are totally free to buy it, but for me it’s very expensive and unfortunately, very overpriced. So I can’t say anything positive about it at this point.
My Final Verdict – Is It Worth Buying?
Short answer: Definitely not. It has a major problem with the ingredients, because the exact doses aren’t mentioned anywhere. I don’t really recommend buying any supplement that doesn’t have clear doses, simply because it can be a scam easily.
Flexacil Ultra isn’t really a scam, because it can work. I can’t talk much from experience because in my case, it wasn’t effective almost at all. But as I finished the bottle, I was starting to see some improvement, so it might need time.
However, as one bottle only lasts for 20 days, you would need at least 2 bottles to see a change. At least that’s how it was in my case. It doesn’t sound that bad, but you would have to pay about $80 for 2 bottles, which isn’t very cheap.
Would I buy it again?: Because of what I just mentioned before, definitely not. I’m convinced it’s not the best way to spend your money. You can get something cheaper, that works even better (and faster).
It’s my #1 choice, because it has great ingredients (with exact doses) and it was the cheapest supplement that worked on the long term for me. So you are free to choose whatever you want, but it’s my duty to give you an alternative. All I can tell you is to choose wisely.