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Frequently Asked Questions About Syn-flex®
Q. What makes Syn-flex® one of the highest quality, most effective glucosamine product on the market today?

A. In producing Syn-flex®, we have taken the utmost care to ensure we give you the highest quality, most effective product for easing arthritis pain on the market. To do this, we use only the highest quality and purest ingredients. In fact, we use pharmaceutical quality glucosamine, the highest quality glucosamine available, and combine this with ten other high quality synergistic arthritis-fighting ingredients in a premuim formula developed for maximum absorption and maximum relief. In additional each batch of Syn-flex® undergoes a laboratory analysis to ensure ingredient quality and efficacy and is issued a certificate of analysis.

In the very high quality liquid form, you will absorb much more glucosamine (and other ingredients) than you would with glucosamine products in pill or capsule form. Because of this, most users are able to notice results in about 10-20 days instead of 6-10 weeks or at all with capsules or low-grade liquid products.

Q. Are there any side effects?

A. Syn-flex® is a very safe product. There are a few things you need to know, however.

  • Do not take glucosamine if you are currently pregnant or nursing.
  • If you are diabetic, be sure to check your blood glucose regularly, as glucosamine has been shown to increase blood sugars in animal trials.
  • if you allergic to shellfish to glucosamine you should monitor your reaction and discontinue if any adverse affects occur.
  • A small percentage of people who take glucosamine may encounter light diarrhea or stomach upset. This can be avoided by splitting dosage between morning and evening. More information on side effects can be found here.

Q. Does Syn-flex® interact with any drugs or medications?

A. Syn-flex® is an all-natural product and does not interact with any drugs or medications.

Q. Is Syn-flex® sold in stores?

A. Syn-flex® is sold in a number of health food stores, health clubs, hair salons, chiropractors offices, veterinarian offices, and the like. However, Syn-flex® is not available in any large retail stores at this time. We prefer to deal direct with our customers, and being a primary distributor we can offer you the best price possible. You can order online here via our secure server or if you are outside the United States, you can use the International order form.

Q. How can I buy Syn-flex®?

A. We accept credit cards, checks, and money orders. You can order Syn-flex® online via our secure server or mail a check or money order to:

EasySource, Inc.
908 Division St.
Metairie, LA 70001

Q. Why is better, stronger, healthier cartilage important?

A. When your cartilage is damaged, either as a result of primary osteoarthritis or flowing from an injury (secondary osteoarthritis), you will suffer the consequences. Since cartilage protects the bones from coming into contact with one another, the opposite result is extremely painful. In a great many cases, it can lead to surgery.

As your cartilage begins to lose its “fluid-like” capabilities, the process of osteoarthritis has begun. Whether the result of aging, genetics, overuse or injury some 40 million Americans suffer with this debilitating disease. Whether you suffer this disease or are trying to prevent it, every step that you can take to avoid the consequences is well worth it.

Q. What exactly IS glucosamine?

A. Glucosamine, is a charged sugar molecule that is a key component of the extracellular matrix of cartilage (grout between the cartilage cells). It absorbs and releases water with each step, thereby acting as a shock absorber for the joints. With more glucosamine there is more joint protection.

Glucosamine is a natural sugar produced by your body. It is the essential and principal ingredient that determines the quantity of proteoglcycan (water-holding) molecules that are formed in the body. The greater the amount of glucosamine in the body, the greater the amount of proteoglycans. The proteoglycans are large, water-binding molecules made up of (both) proteins and sugars. It is important to understand that they are a major building block of healthy, vital cartilage. Glucosamine also stimulates the production of glycosaminoglycans (GAG's) which are important proteins found in cartilage. They serve to "bind" the water within the cartilage matrix. Glucosamine supplements are made from the shells of shellfish. (more information on glucosamine)

Q. Is Syn-flex® approved by the FDA?

A. Glucosamine products are nutritional supplements and are not currently regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Q. Will I need to take this product daily for the rest of my life to keep my hip joint in repair or will I be able to reduce the dosage or even stop taking it at some point?

A. For those with severe osteoarthritis, it is indeed advisable to maintain a daily dose of 1/4 oz. (1.5 teaspoons) per day. Those over 220 pounds or so may wish to maintain a higher dosage than this. For athletes, those using Syn-flex® as a preventative measure, or those with mild arthritis, we recommend using 1/4 oz. for the first 8 weeks, and then dropping the dosage in half. Of course, if any pains return or cartilage continues to deteriorate, increase your dosage. We recommend that mostly everyone take a double dose (1/2 oz. per day) for the first 7-10 days.

Q. My friend is allergic to shellfish, but has been taking glucosamine for four years now without any problem. Can she take Syn-flex®?

A. Your friend can absolutely take Syn-flex®. As long as glucosamine hasn't been a problem in the past, Syn-flex® will be fine for her.

In fact, new research has shown that glucosamine is very unlikely to cause an allergic reaction in someone allergic to shellfish. In most cases, allergies are caused by proteins in shellfish, not chitin, a carbohydrate from which glucosamine is extracted. Furthermore, there is no crossover between the acid derived chitin from shells and the antigens that cause shellfish allergies since the acid process required to leach the chitin from the shell strips away the carbohydrate side chains that would be antigenic.

Q. I have never tried Syn-flex®. What does it taste like?

A. Syn-flex® has a green apple flavor. If you prefer you can mix it with your favorite drink. Some prefer to take a sip of water after. One of our customers even concocted a wonderful "Senior Concoction" of Syn-flex® and Metamucil. Others mix Syn-flex® with orange juice, fruit juice, or just take it straight.

Q. Is it true that Syn-flex® will ease osteoarthritis pain in dogs, cats, and horses too?

A. Yes. Glucosamine was used to ease arthritis pain in horses many years before the beneficial effects for humans were known. Now with the pharmaceutical quality glucosamine, the liquid formula for maximum absorption, and the ten other beneficial ingredients, your dog or cat's pain from arthritis or hip dysplasia can be eased with Syn-flex®. Full information on Syn-flex® for use in pets can be found here.

Q. Do pets Like the taste of Syn-flex®?

A. The large majority of dogs like the flavor and administration is very easy. In about 10% of cases, you may need to put the Syn-flex® on a treat, mix it in with their food, or administer orally.

Q. What's the difference between Syn-flex® and Syn-flex® for pets?

A. In fact, they are the exact same product. The only difference is the dosage amount. The reason why we have separate "products" on the order form is so we can keep track of our sales.

Q. I am an athlete. Can Syn-flex® benefit me?

A. Absolutely. Many athletes take Syn-flex® from world class triathletes to weightlifters to those who play tennis once a week. We highly recommend taking Syn-flex® to anyone who is active as these people are often at risk for developing osteoarthritis later in life.

Q. Who is J.R. Rogers and how did he come up with Syn-flex®?

In 1993, J.R. fell off a two story building and ended up with Spinal Stenosis and Secondary Arthritis in his neck. He tried pretty much everything he could find, but little helped and what did help often had very serious side effects. A friend of his bred thoroughbred horses and was using something very close to the Syn-flex® formula to treat and prevent arthritis in his horses. J.R. tried some of the formula and within four days he noticed that his pain had been significantly reduced. Within about 15 days, his inflammation had subsided and he had much greater mobility in his neck.

J.R. decided to take the formula and make it available to everyone. In 1999 the final formula of Syn-flex® was finished, and J.R. began to test and market Syn-flex®. After extensive successful trials and an 18 month market test Syn-flex® was first made available to the public in July of 2001. Since, Syn-flex® has grown in popularity very quickly, mainly through word of mouth, our top quality customer service, and quick delivery times.

While there are many glucosamine products on the market today, most are in pill or capsule form which is not absorbed very effectively. Using pharmaceutical quality glucosamine in liquid form, the absorption is much better and users are able to experience benefits in about 2-3 weeks instead of 6-10 weeks with most glucosamine products. In addition, the 10 other beneficial ingredients help to further rehabilitate cartilage, reduce inflammation and stiffness, stop pain, and increase mobility.

Q. Is it true that Syn-flex® will ease osteoarthritis pain in dogs, cats, and horses too?

A. Yes. Glucosamine was used to ease arthritis pain in horses many years before the beneficial effects for humans were known. Now with the high quality glucosamine, the liquid formula for maximum absorption, and the ten other beneficial ingredients, your dog or cat's pain from arthritis or hip dysplasia can be eased with Syn-flex®. Full information on Syn-flex® for use in pets can be found here.

Q. My doctor specifically recommended taking Syn-flex®. Are there many doctors who recommend Syn-flex®?

A. Almost all doctors now are recommending glucosamine, and many are indeed specifically recommending Syn-flex®. Generally they either use Syn-flex® themselves or have heard great things about Syn-flex® from their patients. You can read a number of their testimonials in our success stories.

Q. I see that Syn-flex® contains both Glucosamine sulfate and Glucosamine HCL. Why is Glucosamine HCL added to your product?

A. The medical studies released in January of 2001 confirmed that glucosamine sulfate is clinically proven to assist those who suffer from arthritis. However, that is only part of the picture. Another medical study conducted several years ago compared two ingredients. That study found the HCL form of glucosamine created even more cartilage components and may have a higher bio-availability. We have combined both ingredients to ensure you benefit from both. In fact, Syn-flex® offers of 1250mg of glucosamine per daily 1/4oz. dose. (More about the ingredients)

Q. I have purchased Syn-flex®. What do you recommend for dosage?

A. We have set up a page to explain this. You may read this here.

Q. I know a lot of people who use it and they all swear by it. What makes Syn-flex® so effective?

A. Certainly the ingredients themselves play a major role here. As well, it should be clear that a liquid formula is going to provide the greatest possible absorption into your system. More information on how Syn-flex® works can be found in "How Syn-flex® Works."

Q. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis. Can Syn-flex® help me?

Syn-flex® has indeed been helpful in treating a number of users with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

While glucosamine has shown to be more effective in easing osteoarthritis pain than rheumatoid arthritis, Syn-flex® has been shown to be beneficial. The high quality glucosamine is able to rehabilitate any damaged cartilage, protect against deterioration of cartilage, and slow the devlopment of osteoarthritis. The natural anti-inflammatories (yucca, omega 3 and 6, bromelain, and boswellin) are also assist in reducing inflammation and pain.

Q. I have noticed that pills and capsules usually contain both glucosamine and chondroitin. Does Syn-flex® have chondroitin in it?

A. Yes. The shark cartilage is comprised of approximately 20% chondroitin sulfate.

Q. Why did you use Shark Cartilage to derive the Chondroitin Sulfate in Syn-flex®?

A. The two most common compounds that are used for Chondroitin are Bovine (Cow) Trachea and Shark Cartilage. We chose to use shark cartilage over Bovine due to the risk of BSE (Mad Cow Disease).

Q. I know that most joint products contain glucosamine. What are some of these other ingredients all about?

A. All of the ingredients contained in Syn-flex® are there because they assist in building healthy joints. Without going into a lot of detail about them, boswellin, yucca, and omega 3 & 6 fatty acids each contribute to joint health and fight inflammation. Manganese and ascorbic acid are added to aid your body's ability to produce and absorb glucosamine. (More about the ingredients)

Q. Are there any special instructions other than what is on the label? Also, why are there slight changes in the color of the product?

A. You should not refrigerate Syn-flex®. It has a shelf life of two years so you can certainly store it at a room temperature for that long. That slight change in color happens sometimes. It is simply something that happens naturally as a result of exposure to light.

Q. I live outside the U.S. and Canada, how can I purchase Syn-flex®?

A. We ship Internationally. You can order an 8-ounce, 32-day of Syn-Flex® for just $29.95 plus shipping. To see this amount in your local currency, we would suggest using this currency convertor. For orders outside of the US, order here.

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