Osteo-Bi-Flex

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Osteo-Bi-Flex is a naturally occurring dietary supplement that contains a combination of clinically studied ingredients, Glucosamine and Chondroitin, critical nutrients in joints that help improve flexibility, comfort and range of motion.

Glucosamine is one of the building blocks of articular cartilage. Glucosamine helps keep cartilage lubricated and maintains it's slippery texture.

Chondroitin helps attract fluid into the cartilage, acting as a natural shock absorber.

Taken together, the Glucosamine and Chondroitin work naturally with the body to promote healthy flexible joints.

Mechanism of Action

Unlike NSAIDS, Glucosamine is neither anti-inflammatory nor analgesic. Instead, Glucosamine has been shown to stimulate proteoglycan synthesis in a dose dependent manner and it has been found in articular cartilage after oral administration. Thus, Glucosamine has the potential to stimulate production of cartilaginous matrix, thereby countering the degradative loss of articular cartilage in arthritis or injury.

Chondroitin Sulfate has also been shown to stimulate the production of cartilage precursors. In addition, it inhibits colaginase and other proteolytic enzymes that can degrade articular cartilage. In humans with osteoarthritis of the knee, orally administered Chondroitin Sulfate was localized to the synovial fluid. When taken in combination, Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate can stimulate synthesis of cartilage precursors and synovial fluid as well as limit the degradation of existing cartilage in loss of joint integrity. This nutritional approach to joint health can alter the natural progression of osteoarthritis.

Is Osteo-Bi-Flex Safe?

In Europe, both Glucosamine and Chondroitin have been used for almost 20 years without significant adverse effects. Products containing Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate or their combinations have been marketed with a safe history of use as nutritional supplements in the United States for many years, but a shorter period of time than in Europe. They have been used safely in the United States as they have been in Europe for more than 20 years.

Both Glucosamine and Chondroitin are derived from natural sources. No drug interactions or disease state interactions have been reported for either Glucosamine or Chondroitin Sulfate.

More than 15 trials of Osteo-Bi-Flex have been conducted and the authors of these studies concluded that the compounds are safe and have some efficacy in treating osteoarthritis symptoms.

Are there any undesirable side effects?

In my experience with Osteo-Bi-Flex over several years, I have only had one patient complain that Osteo-Bi-Flex seemed to cause stomach upset. In many large patient studies of Osteo-Bi-Flex, the only reported adverse effects were related to the gastrointestinal system such as mild abdominal pain, dyspepsia or nausea.

Shellfish Allergies

If a person truly has a documented allergy to shellfish, it would probably be best to avoid the use of Osteo-Bi-Flex. This is the only contraindication that I know to the use of Osteo-Bi-Flex.

High Quality

Osteo-Bi-Flex is tested for conformity to rigid finished product specifications including potency, micro-biological purity and physical parameters (hardness, weight and desenigration). The manufacturer of Osteo-Bi-Flex, Rexall Sundown, has consistently been awarded the highest quality rating of its facilities by a leading independent quality compliance auditing firm used by many of the pharmaceutical and supplement companies. The name of this firm is Shuster Laboratories, Inc.

Osteo-Bi-Flex is manufactured under the highest standards for product quality including purity, potency and product safety and meets or exceeds all USP Good Manufacturing Practices.

The same cannot be said for the plethora of other Glucosamine and Chondroitin supplements that fill the shelves in your pharmacy or discount store.

Persons interested in obtaining more information about Osteo-Bi-Flex would do well to access the Osteo-Bi-Flex website at www.osteobiflex.com.


FAQs

How does MSM add to Osteo-Bi-Flex?

What Can OSTEO-BI-FLEX Plus MSM Do For You?

Can OSTEO-BI-FLEX Plus MSM Help Reduce Joint Pain From Over-Exertion?















QUESTION:

How does MSM add to Osteo-Bi-Flex?

ANSWER:

MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) is a source of dietary sulfur, a mineral that is necessary for the structure of living cells. The dietary sulfur in MSM compliments the action of Glucosamine and Chondroitin in maintaining the flexibility of connective tissue.

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QUESTION:

What Can OSTEO-BI-FLEX Plus MSM Do For You?

ANSWER:

Unlike pain relievers which offer only temporary pain relief, Osteo-Bi-Flex plus MSM works over time to promote joint flexibility, comfort and range of motion without side effects by helping to improve the long term health of joints and cartilage.

As our bodies age, the ability to produce some of the nutrients necessary for cartilage building declines. Osteo-Bi-Flex plus MSM contains the clinically studied daily dosage of Glucosamine (1500 mg) and Chondroitin (1200 mg) nutrients that occur naturally in the body to help maintain and rebuild cartilage for all of your joints.

The dietary sulfur in MSM is necessary for the structure of living cells and works together with these nutrients to promote healthy, flexible joints.

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QUESTION:

Can OSTEO-BI-FLEX Plus MSM Help Reduce Joint Pain From Over-Exertion?

ANSWER:

When taken daily over time, Osteo-Bi-Flex plus MSM helps reduce the pain and stiffness from over-exertion and physical activity as it provides critical nutrients that lubricate and replenish joints and cartilage.

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