My Joint Flex Review – Is It Any Good?
It’s time for my Joint Flex review, an arthritis cream that seems really praised everywhere. I’m not a fan of creams and lotions, but this product had a lot of positive reviews, so it could be different than the rest.
However, it’s pretty expensive for a cream. So is it really worth these money? Or it’s just another useless cream for the short term? I tested out Joint Flex so that I could see for myself.
Note: This review is based only on my experience with this cream, so it may or may not agree with other reviews you find. I am not praising/criticizing the product or its company, I am simply telling how it worked for me.
So Let’s Get To The Review
Full Name: Pain Relieving Cream from Joint Flex
Quantity : 4 oz
Best Actual Price: $15.95
Where I Bought It From: Ebay
Designed For: According to the label, it only works for minor arthritis pain, bruises or muscle strains. I think it’s too weak if you have chronic joint pain or regular forms of arthritis
My Rating: 1 out of 10
Worth Buying?: Not really, unless you have a minor joint pain. But that’s rarely the case, so this cream is quite useless for someone with arthritis or chronic joint pain. In my case, it didn’t do anything so I couldn’t possibly recommend it.
What I Liked About It
- Really nice smell, it’s pretty light and refreshing
- It’s not greasy at all
- It’s available on several websites, so you can look for the best price
- You can find lots of authentic reviews about it
What I Didn’t Like About It
- It didn’t work at all for me. I felt absolutely no relief in those 2 weeks that I’ve been using it
- Pretty expensive for what it does
- It has only one ingredient – camphor
- Only works for bruises and minor swelling, so it’s not good for RA, OA or chronic joint pain
- One 4 oz bottle only lasted for about 2 weeks
My Experience With This Cream
I ordered this product from Ebay because that’s where I found the best price. I received my order in a few weeks and I started using the cream straight away.
Just like the label said, you have to apply a consistent layer on your painful spot and let it soak in. At first, I only applied a thin layer but to my surprise, it was absorbed in about 10 minutes, which was pretty fast. Also, I really like its smell because it was really simple and refreshing. But that’s the end of good news.
The first time I used this cream I didn’t feel any relief. I applied it on my hand but my joints were still extremely stiff. Well, I continued to apply it in the following days, about 2 times per day. I didn’t do it more often because I felt absolutely no relief.
It was the same even if I applied a thicker layer. So for me, this cream didn’t change anything. My pain was just as bad as before.
I can’t say I was very surprised because the label says clearly “for minor arthritis pain” and mine wasn’t really “minor”. So overall I think I used it for about a week, twice or thrice per day, without getting any improvement. Therefore, I personally would not recommend it.
Conclusion: It didn’t work at all, it didn’t relieve my pain and it didn’t make my joints any more flexible. So I don’t recommend it.
PRO #1 – Good For Minor Pain
Though it was an useless product for me, Joint Flex’s cream seems pretty good for people who have minor arthritis.
Before I bought this cream, I checked out several reviews from previous customers. I only tried to read the ones that seems authentic, because there are many fake testimonials online.
So that’s what convinced me to give this cream a try. I found lots of good things about it and a lot of customers were quite satisfied. But why didn’t it work for me then? Well, from what I noticed, most of them had used it for bruises, previous injuries or minor inflammation. So in these situations, it’s definitely not bad.
After all, it contains camphor, which is good at reducing minor swelling on the short term. So if you have one of those minor affections, it’s not a bad product at all.
PRO #2 – Not Greasy
That’s probably the thing I liked most about Joint Flex. I’m no expert in creams, but I’ve used enough in the last years, so I can make a comparison.
Well, one of the main problems of many creams is that they are extremely greasy and they stain anything they touch. If some of it gets accidentally on your clothes, they’re going to get stained immediately.
But Joint Flex isn’t that bad from this point of view. Don’t imagine I put it on my clothes on purpose, just to see. No, I can simply tell the difference when I apply the cream on my skin. And compared to others, it’s really light and doesn’t feel oily at all. That’s why it soaks in so easily.
The label mentions it’s not greasy, but obviously, no one believes that. Most brands write stuff only to make their front label more attractive. But in this case, it’s really true, I can guarantee for that.
CON #1 – Only Camphor
In my opinion, it’s the ingredients that matter most in any product. At that’s available even for creams, even though they don’t have such an impressive list as supplements.
When it comes to Joint Flex, I can’t say I’m too satisfied. The only ingredient it has inside is camphor, in a concentration of 3.1%. That’s pretty disappointing, if you ask me.
Now, I know this ingredient very well because lots of creams contain it. It reduces the swelling and calms down the pain by giving you a tingling sensation. It’s something similar to what Cayenne pepper does, but camphor gives you a cold feeling instead of a hot one. At least that’s what I always felt when I used a camphor cream.
But when it comes to pain, camphor never did anything special for me. I would at most get a temporary relief of 2 hours, but the pain would get back immediately. That’s in rare occasions, because most creams didn’t relieve my pain at all.
So even if I like camphor, it’s not an effective ingredient for arthritis or joint pain. At least not if it comes alone. That’s why I was pretty disappointed to see Joint Flex’s ingredient list, because it’s just another “only camphor” cream.
CON #2 – Did Not Work
I wouldn’t have criticized this cream if it really worked. I would have ignored its basic ingredients and its high price if I saw any little improvement. But I didn’t, so I have nothing to praise about it.
Now, I have a long experience with creams and I can’t say that one helped me tremendously. Yes, I have found some that relieved my pain for a few hours, but nothing more. The pain would always come back as strong as before.
That’s why I prefer (and recommend) supplements, because they treat both the pain and its cause.
But coming back to Joint Flex, I used this cream for about 2 weeks. I applied it daily, sometimes even 2 or 3 times per day, but I didn’t notice any improvement. It soaked in really easily but there was no relief. So I would normally wait about 10 minutes after it absorbed, but after this time my joints were still very stiff and rigid.
I did get that tingling feeling from camphor, but I didn’t get the relief. At one point I thought it needed a few days to work, like other creams did. So for about 2 weeks, I applied it daily. But still, I didn’t get any improvement. As I bought a smaller bottle (4 oz if I’m not wrong), it ran out pretty shortly.
So I think that’s the biggest downside of this cream. In my case, it didn’t help at all. And judging after what the label says, I don’t think it could help anyone with a chronic arthritis or joint pain, only minor swellings.
CON #3 – Not For Real Arthritis
I shouldn’t be surprised that this cream didn’t work for my pain. After all, the label says very clearly that it’s designed for bruises, muscle strains and minor arthritis pain.
What exactly means “minor arthritis pain”? In my opinion, it’s a small pain that doesn’t have any diagnosis. Let’s say your hand is in pain at times but you weren’t diagnosed with arthritis. It’s clear that you have some kind of joint pain, but it’s tolerable. If it wasn’t, you would have seen a doctor by now.
So that’s what I think it means. That’s the reason why this cream is only effective for people with minor inflammation. As I have RA for several years, it wasn’t strong enough to do anything.
That’s why I don’t recommend Joint Flex for someone with chronic joint pain or arthritis. I’m pretty sure that it won’t do anything.
CON #4 – Pretty Expensive
Judging after how it worked, I really consider Joint Flex quite expensive. It’s simply not any better than most creams, which cost around $10-$12. So why should I pay $16 for another camphor cream without any other thing inside? I think it’s not worth so much.
It’s not the most expensive cream I’ve ever seen, but I think $16 for 4 oz is quite a lot. Besides, my bottle finished in about 2 weeks, which is not a lot. So I can’t say that it’s long lasting either.
So from this point of view, I don’t really think it’s worth the money. You’re not spending a fortune on it, but you can get a better product for just a few extra dollars. So why pay almost $16 if you’re not getting any major relief?
Therefore, I do believe that Joint Flex is a bit expensive for what it does. It may not cost that much, but it didn’t do much either. So considering how it worked, I don’t think it’s worth the money.
My Final Verdict – Is It Worth Buying?
Short answer: As long as you don’t have a minor pain, not really. It’s too expensive for what it contains and for what it does (almost nothing).
My personal answer: I will surely not buy this cream again, because it didn’t help me any single bit. If my arthritis wasn’t that severe, maybe it could have decreased my pain. But I doubt it would be able to relieve it completely.
So if you have arthritis or chronic joint pain, I don’t think this cream is for you. In fact, I don’t really recommend you any cream, simply because none is strong enough to treat the cause.
I know supplements are less comfortable, but they treat the pain much better and also improve your joints’ condition. Obviously, not all of them are good, but once you find the right one, things are only getting better. I did, and that’s why my joint pain isn’t as bad as it used to be.
So I strongly recommend you to save your money and spend them wisely on something that is really worth it. Instead of using a cream that you need to reapply every 3 hours for a minor relief, better try a supplement that will decrease your pain much faster. And for the long term.