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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Synflex FAQs

We've grouped our most common questions concerning Synflex® liquid glucosamine into five categories. To get started simply click on a question below:

What is Glucosamine?

1.  What is glucosamine? What makes liquid glucosamine chondroitin better? (top)

Glucosamine chondroitin, in pill and liquid form, is used as a treatment for arthritis.
 
Glucosamine is an amino sugar produced from the shells of chitin (shellfish) and is a key component of the extra cellular matrix of cartilage. Chondroitin is a source of chondroitin sulfate, which is also an important element in the creation of cartilage. Chondroitin sulfate attracts fluids which assists you in three ways:

  • It draws nutrients into your cartilage.
  • Increases the flow of fluid into the cartilage to add resiliency.
  • Acts to block enzymes that destroy cartilage.
Our bodies produce glucosamine naturally. However, as we grow older we lose the ability to produce sufficient quantities. Having enough glucosamine is essential to producing the nutrients we need to produce synovial fluid. Synovial fluid acts as a cushion for the joints.
 
When you have a glucosamine deficiency, cartilage hardens and bone spurs develop, which may lead to deformities in the joints. Your mobility becomes limited leaving you with osteoarthritis.
 
This was big news to nutraceutical companies and it was the beginning of an all-new segment of the industry. Today, nearly all of the major companies offer their version of glucosamine through a wide range of outlets, from retail stores to medical clinics.
 
However, in their rush to gain market share companies, they put products on the market with little regard to the overall quality of their offering. Most are deficient because the glucosamine ranges from low to medium quality at best. Most glucosamine on the market today are in pill or capsule form which means that they are not absorbed well into your system, and are therefore not efficient treatments for arthritis.

2.  What science is behind glucosamine? (top)

The first tests on liquid glucosamine for arthritis were completed in 1998. The testing made clear that the absorption rate and bio-availability of glucosamine in pill form was significantly less than in liquid form. The misconception that pills are the only, and best, way to obtain glucosamine is simply not true. Pills and capsules contain glucosamine that is in powder form. It is a well known fact that liquid is absorbed much better than powder, at a rate of 80-85% absorption. In short, glucosamine chondroitin in liquid form is absorbed faster and it provides greater impact.
 
The reports on the use of capsule or pill forms of glucosamine vary greatly. Synflex users' testimonials prove over and over that Synflex is the best glucosamine supplement. Combining glucosamine and chondroitin to simply excel in the treatment of joint pain and osteoarthritis for over a decade and in over 100 countries.
 
Synflex® has a long and very successful history on the market since 2001. The formula was developed by Synflex America, Inc in 2000. Since then, Synflex® has become America's most trusted brand in the treatment of osteoarthritis.

What is the Difference Between Original Synflex® and Synflex® 1500?

3.  What is the Difference Between Original Synflex® and Synflex® 1500? (top)

Synflex® 1500 arthritis joint supplements contains 1,500 mg. of glucosamine, as well as chondroitin and White Willow Bark for even greater anti-inflammatory power! This means that if taken regularly, you'll experience arthritis pain relief even faster than before.

4.  What is Willow Bark? (top)

Although aspirin was originally derived from acetylsalicylic acid, White Willow Bark is different. White Willow Bark is not aspirin, nor does it have the side effects which can be caused by aspirin. As those who have used Synflex® regular formula know, we have powerful anti-inflammatory working for you. Synflex® 1500 just adds this little "extra" power to the formula-- safe, highly effective, and delicious! White Willow bark contains an ingredient called salicin. When introduced into your body it assists in reducing inflammation. As well, it helps reduce prostaglandins, which cause pain and inflammation. The first known aspirin was developed over 100 years ago and was derived from acetylsalicylic acid. However, that was derived form a different herb; namely, meadowsweet.

How is Glucosamine Useful for Pets?

5.  Can My Pets Benefit from Glucosamine? (top)

Synflex® liquid glucosamine for pets is a well known feline arthritis supplement that will your rebuild your cat's joints so he/she can go back to jumping and playing. Synflex also provides dog joint supplements so Fido can play fetch and run with you.
 
As pets age, they become susceptible to joint related illness. Osteoarthritis in pets is the leading cause of mobility issues, followed closely by hip dysplasia. Common signs include:

  • Limping
  • Lameness
  • Altered Gait
  • Reluctance to jump, walk, or do things they once loved
  • Difficulty rising after periods of rest
  • Refusal of food and water
  • Change in attitude
  • Sensitivity to touch
  • Joint Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Inability to self cleanse
Pet owners don't have to turn to potentially harmful prescription drugs for their dog or cat's health.
 
When we notice the warning signs in our pets, we take them to a trusted veterinarian. In the past, they were quick to prescribe popular NSAID's (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs). The FDA has released information concerning the use of NSAID's for pets including Metacam, Deramaxx, Previcox and Rimadyl stating that they have been connected to 22,000 cases of illness in dogs. It has become evident that these anti-inflammatories can cause serious side effects and adverse reactions, which would alarm most pet parents. Long-term use is not advised. Veterinarians now suggest glucosamine supplements for dogs as a first course of action for cat and dog arthritis, advising pet owners of the benefits of glucosamine and chondroitin supplements.
 
The formula contains 1,250 mg. of the highest possible pharmaceutical quality liquid Glucosamine Sulfate and HCL, chondroitin sulfate, boswellin, yucca powder, manganese ascorbate, bromelain, vitamin C, omega 3 and omega 6 essential fatty acids, vitamin E, A, and C in a natural berry flavor.

What is Synflex® for Pets Beef?

6.  What is Synflex® for Pets Beef? (top)

Designed with an appealing beef flavor for your pet, along with a little extra Glucosamine. The formula contains 1,500 mg. of the highest possible pharmaceutical quality liquid Glucosamine Sulfate and HCL, chondroitin sulfate, boswellin, yucca powder, manganese ascorbate, bromelain, vitamin C, omega 3 and omega 6 essential fatty acids, vitamin E, and vitamin A in a natural beef flavor.

7.  What are the Ingredients? (top)

Each 1/4 Ounce serving contains:

  • 1,500 mg Glucosamine HCL and Glucosamine Sulfate
  • 25 mg Chondroitin Sulfate
  • 8 mg Boswellin
  • 3 mg Yucca Powder
  • 5 mg Manganese (Ascorbate)
  • 1 mg Bromelain
  • 5 mg Omega 3 Fatty Acid
  • 1.67 mg Omega 6 Fatty Acid
  • 80 IU Vitamin A 2 IU Vitamin E

How Does Synflex® Assist Athletes?

8.  How Does Synflex® Assist Athletes? (top)

For top performance in any sport, Synflex® for Athletes is a must! This formula combines the latest advances in liquid Glucosamine for those athletes who are very active and athletic. It is perfect for athletes that are casual participants in sports such as golf, running, biking or hiking, as well as novice level athletes and professionals.
 
Synflex® uses the highest quality liquid Glucosamine to aid athletes in the formation and repair of cartilage. Combined with chondroitin and natural vitamins and minerals, Synflex® liquid Glucosamine aims to promote water retention and elasticity in cartilage and inhibit enzymes that breakdown cartilage.
 
Synflex® is the proud sponsor of Olympic biathlete Tim Burke and American Tennis Pro Michael Russell.
 
"Since being on Synflex® I have really put my body through the paces and I could not be more pleased with the results. I have included three plus hour runs back into my training schedule and it is comforting to know that I can train as long as my muscles, not my joints, will allow." - Tim Burke, U.S. Olympic Team

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