Flex Pro ES™, Flex Pro MD™ – An Alternative to Glucosamine & Chondroitin
Dr. Rudi addresses how glucosamine and chondroitin is often ineffective for many people suffering from joint discomfort and how the Flex Pro series from Be Whole™ may be a better alternative.
Learn the causes and effects of inflammation and why it contributes to joint discomfort, and how the Flex Pro ES™ formulation utilizes elastin, elastin pre-cursors, and protein to provide joints with the structural components they need to function efficiently.
For those suffering from chronic joint discomfort, Dr. Rudi explains how the Flex Pro MD™ formulation based in heart-healthy Krill oil produced remarkable results in a clinical trial that far surpassed standard-of-care glucosamine/chondroitin.
Relieves Joint Discomfort & Restores Optimal Joint Function*
Flex Pro MD™ takes a triple action approach to joint discomfort relief. The patented formulation targets joint discomfort, flexibility, cushioning, and reduces inflammation caused by oxidative stress. Flex Pro MD™ provides your joints the nutrients and inflammation-fighting ingredients they need to soothe and support connective tissue and synovial fluids. *
Flex Pro MD™ Clinical Trial Results
A pharmaceutical grade, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to gauge Flex Pro MD’s™ effectiveness in relieving joint discomfort was conducted. Besides placebo (sugar pill), a conventional Glucosamine & Chondroitin (GNC) joint supplement was incorporated into the study in a separate arm to measure Flex Pro MD’s™ effectiveness against conventional joint supplements currently available to consumers.
The study leveraged both the VAS (computer-based self-assessment) & WOMAC (Clinic-based assessment by nursing professionals) measurement system, which is considered the gold standard in measuring joint discomfort, stiffness, mobility, and various joint pain factors. WOMAC is used by the Pharmaceutical industry to assess joint health and function, and has been used in the development of several pharmaceuticals for osteoarthritis such as Pfizer’s Celebrex™.
Inflammation & Oxidative Stress: A Possible Root Cause of Joint Discomfort
Both oxidative stress and inflammation are degrading forces that affect every area of health. In fact, both of these two forces have been found to be contributing factors of many diseases that affect the eyes, heart, and joint health, such as Arthritis.
When inflammation occurs, chemicals from the body are released into the blood or affected tissues. This release of chemicals increases the blood flow to the area and may result in redness and warmth. This process will stimulate nerves and cause localized pain. Increased blood flow and release of these chemicals attract white blood cells to the sites of inflammation. The increased number of cells and inflammatory substances within the joint can cause irritation and inflammation, wearing down of cartilage (cushions at the end of bones), and swelling of the joint lining (synovium).
Oxidative stress is caused by an overabundance of free radicals or active oxygen species in the body. Free radicals are a natural but unwanted by-product of oxygen metabolism, and in a healthy body, the free radicals are neutralized by antioxidants in the diet. When free radical and antioxidant ratios are out of sync, the free radicals bind to a cell’s protein and DNA, bolstering oxidative stress and eventually destroying the cell. The role of oxidative stress and joint issues is still unclear, but countless clinical studies have shown it to be a contributing factor to cartilage destruction as well as the development of Arthritis.
The Drug Solutions to Joint Discomfort
When someone is suffering from intense joint discomfort and stiffness, they are often diagnosed with a form of Arthritis and then find themselves taking prescriptions, potentially dangerous medications such as NSAID drugs and steroids such as Prednisone. These medications essentially act as potent anti-inflammatory substances, but they come with potentially dangerous side effects.
- Increased appetite
- Uncontrolled weight gain
- High blood pressure
- Stomach irritation or bleeding
- Reduced or increased libido
- Intended for short-term use. Long term impacts are unpredictable and vary widely
- Intestinal bleeding
- Heart attack
- Liver & kidney failure
- Hearing loss
- Generally intended for short term use
Increase Joint Comfort & Bring Your Joints Back Into Your Life
Flex Pro MD™ is a safe and effective once-daily solution for significantly improving joint comfort and enhancing mobility. This all-natural solution takes a triple-action approach to targeting some of the the root causes of joint discomfort and has been clinically shown to improve joint comfort within 14 days and achieve excellent reported comfort levels in 66% of test subjects in only 56 days.* Flex Pro MD™ is not a drug but rather a dietary supplement that provides nutrients that help joint comfort. Flex Pro MD™ can be taken daily without the typical risks associated with the long-term use of NSAID and Steroid treatment. Short-term use of NSAID and Steroidal drugs in combination with the long-term use of Flex Pro MD™ may be a good solution for improving joint discomfort for some persons.
Fights Inflammation in the Joints
The phospholipid-bound omega-3 EPA & DHA found in Krill Oil alongside added Zanthin® Astaxanthin is shown to significantly reduce “C” Reactive Protein (CRP) levels, a standard inflammation biomarker used by doctors to assess inflammation. Krill phospholipids and omega-3 fatty acids also significantly increase the absorption and bioavailability of the Astaxanthin due to Astaxanthins fat-soluble nature; thus the two together are a perfect tandem for reducing inflammation and delivering these components to the sites in the body where they are needed. The increased absorption of the Astaxanthins improves its ability to incorporate into cell walls and membrane tissue within joints and continually provides inflammation and oxidative stress protection.
Delivers Key Components for Joint Repair
Flexuron® is a very effective form of water-soluble Sodium Hyaluronate (HA). The Flexuron® contained in Flex Pro MD™ provides the connective tissues and synovial fluids within joints the needed components for healthy function. These key components of the joints play a crucial role in mobility and flexibility, and optimal immune response.
Reduces Oxidative Stress in the Joints
Free radicals are a natural, oxygen-derived by-product of the body. Unfortunately, when left unchecked, free radicals are one of the root causes of oxidative stress, binding to cells, protein, and DNA. Continued exposure slows-down, mutates, and destroys important cellular components. Astaxanthin can neutralize oxidative stress by scavenging free radicals in the bloodstream. It has been found to be among the most powerful antioxidants known.
Reduction of oxidative stress in the joints provides necessary cellular relief and helps joint restoration. With less oxidative stress bearing-down on joint tissues and cells, they will run optimally and improve comfort and function.
Clinically Proven to Eliminate Joint Discomfort
The data below represents the percentage of participants that experienced a 100% reduction in pain during double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. At the beginning of the study all participants suffered from joint discomfort, reduced strength, flexibility, movement and mobility, or a general discomfort in the joints. The participants were grouped randomly.
Percentage of Participants with 100% Reduction in Joint Pain & Discomfort
Data based on a 100% reduction in joint pain & discomfort. Data based on VAS-scoring system.
Flex Pro MD™ Ingredients & Formulation
Found only in wild-caught salmon and microalgae from clean water sources, Astaxanthin is industrially derived from microalgae and extracted in a Certified Organic facility in the USA. The supercritical CO2 extraction process used produces Zanthin® Astaxanthin, the most effective source of natural Astaxanthin in the world. This unique microalga derived carotenoid can reduce both inflammation and oxidative stress.
Krill Oil contains phospholipids-bound omega-3 EPA and DHA making it extremely bioavailable throughout the body. The omega-3 EPA and DHA form essential components of cells and are critical in reducing systemic inflammation.
The Krill Oil leveraged in the Flex Pro MD™ formulation is eco-harvested from pure Antarctic waters and collected in accordance with the most conservative international catch guidelines.
Flexuron® is an essential component of connective tissue and synovial fluids, thus aiding in the repair and restoration of these joint components and overall joint stability. Our Flexuron® is produced in a pharmaceutical facility using fermentation technology. Competing HA products are generally made from animal parts such as rooster combs from slaughterhouses.
Supplement Facts & Serving Instructions
Serving Directions: Take 2 per day with food for two weeks then one per day thereafter. If you miss one days dose, simply continue with the normal regimen going forward.
Other Ingredients: Gelatin, Olive oil, Sunflower phospholipids, Spice extract, Water
Contains: Shellfish (Krill), Fish (Tilapia Gelatin)
Warning: Pregnant or nursing mothers, people with seafood allergies, coagulopathy, or taking anticoagulants or other medications should consult a physician before using this or any dietary supplement
Allergen: Product is manufactured from krill and may contain traces of crustacean shellfish protein. Capsule shell derived from fish (tilapia) gelatin.