Lately I have been noticing tons of ads on the weatherchannel.com and other media sources about a product called Instaflex, which is a joint support therapy designed to help heal damaged joints.
Being an avid beach volleyball player with tons of joint problems, I decided to review this product personally for my visitors.
After some extensive research of the ingredients, side effects, consumer reviews and testimonials, as well as some of my own personal testing, I decided to report my findings of the results that men and women across the US have experienced with Instaflex.
How does It Work?
According to the companies official website, instaflex works by using a combination of all natural ingredients such as glucosamine, Methylsulfonylmethane, Hyaluronan, Termeric Root Extract, and Boswellia Serrata Extract.
I have taken my fair share of joint supplements, and I have noticed that glucosamine is listed in practically every one. But what exactly does glucosamine do?
For that, I decided to do a little bit of research to find out what this extract actually is.
The official site (instaflex.com) states that this extract “aids in resisting cartilage degeneration, diminishing joint pain, and preventing functional impairment”.
For all intents and purposes, this is a fact that has been proven in numerous clinical studies, and the fact that this product contains glucosamine proves that it may indeed work.
Risk Free Trial
Right now, everywhere I look I see free trial offers of Instaflex available on their main site.
The trial lasts 14 days (actually 18 days from the date or order),and if you are unsatisfied with the product you have to send it back to redeem a refund.
If you don’t they will continue to charge you on a monthly basis, AS MUCH AS $70 A MONTH!
This is the same as their Testerone Boosting supplement Nugenix, which is made by the same company. I talk more about this below.
User Reviews of Instaflex
There are mixed reviews of Instaflex on a wide variety of sites, including Amazon, ebay, and others.
While some say it is great, others say they get better use out of a dose of advil or tylenol as opposed to this product.
By and large, the majority of the reviews are positive, with many people that have played competitive sports for years saying that it has been a miracle pill for them.
We received a few bottles of Instaflex, and had some friends test it out for it’s effectiveness.
Here is a review we received:
“Hello everyone my name is Heather, I play allot of beach volleyball and as I have gotten older I noticed while sitting in between volleyball games I would start to get stiff.
In my younger days I could sit in between games and feel just fine but not anymore.
I looked for a supplements that would help with this and that is when I tried Instaflex.
I wanted something to help with the stiffness and my mobility on the volleyball court.
I have been taking Instaflex for 3 weeks now and I have noticed a real difference in how I feel.
The stiffness has all but gone away and my mobility on the court has increased.
I would recommend this product to anyone that has joint discomfort or stiffness.”
Heather Gervais, Stuart, Florida
We also had another guy by the name of Mike test it out.
He’s a former college quarterback and currently FDNY, here’s what he had to say about it:
Dosage and Instructions
According to the bottle, you are supposed to take 3 capsules once daily on an empty stomach.
Here’s a picture of the label.
What’s the Difference Between Instaflex and Instaflex Advanced?
Since I originally wrote this review, Instaflex came out with a new version called Instaflex Advanced.
While I haven’t had a chance to personally test it out, I have done a bit of research on it.
There’s some pretty major differences between the two, which I’ll attempt to outline below:
Ingredients: Probably the biggest difference between the two is the ingredients list.
From what I can tell, they are completely different.
The ingredients in Instaflex Advanced include Tumeric Extract, Resveratrol, Apresflex-Boswellia serrata extract, UC-1, Hyaluronic Acid, and Bioperine.
Here’s a side by side comparison of the labels:
Price – Depending on where you buy it, you can find Instaflex Advanced for as little as $29.99 at Walgreens, to as much as $57 at GNC.Regardless of where you buy it, you will be paying more than you would with the original Instaflex formula.
Reviews – Luckily, both of these products have tons of reviews on Amazon.
What’s interesting to note is that there doesn’t appear to be much of a difference here.
For example, the average star rating for both are eerily similar.
For a supposed “new and improved” formula, it doesn’t look like it from the average reviews.
One would think that there would be a marked increase in the number of 4 and 5 stars reviews, but that’s simply not the case here.
To be fair, however, it should be noted that there are close to a 1,000 more reviews for the original version then the Advanced one.
So what did the majority of the Instaflex Advanced reviews have to say?
A good portion of them are very positive, with people reporting some pretty good pain relief.
However, others are not so kind in their feedback for the product:
Some even claimed that it made their pain WORSE.
It should be noted, however, that many of these 1 and 2 star reviews have more to do with the fact that they feel like they were scammed by the free trial (more on that below), rather than the effectiveness of the product.
Click Here to read my full review of Instaflex Advanced.
Where Can You Buy Instaflex?
Instaflex Joint support is available at a number of online retailers, as well as physical locations nationwide.
If you choose not to participate in their free trial, you can find it in GNC for a price of $50, which is a $20 discount as opposed to be enrolled in their autoship program.
Free Trial – Auto Ship program
So Instaflex has a free trial / sample program which allows you to try the product out for a period of 18 days.
At the end of those 18 days, they WILL bill you $69.99 for that bottle, plus enroll you in their monthly auto-ship program.What this means is that if you don’t call to cancel your trial of Instaflex, they will continually send you a new bottle and charge you $74.99 ($69.99 for the bottle, $4.99 for the shipping).It’s all right here in the terms and conditions, which many people tend to miss:
Your best bet is to just by it in a store, or mark your calendar so you don’t forget to cancel if you’re not satisfied.
We also searched around in local stores such as Walmart, Target, Rite Aide, Walgreens, and CVS, but could not find it for sale in any of these stores.
You can buy from a number of online merchants, including Amazon.com and GNC.com.
My Personal Results With Instaflex
I finally got a chance to try Instaflex out myself, and wanted to report on my results to you guys.
As you know, I decided to get the trial package of Instaflex, which was about $4.95 for shipping.Knowing that this was only a trial, I told myself that If I did not start seeing immediate benefits from the product that I would call and cancel immediately.
After just a few days, my order arrived in the mail and I started taking it right away.
I have some pretty bad joint pain as a result of playing way too much beach volleyball and basketball, and it has by far been affecting my ability to play.
The one thing I noticed about Instaflex was that it started working within the first few days.
I noticed that I was taking less and less advil to try and get rid of my pain, and walking down the stairs first thing in the morning was no longer a “chore”
How this can work for someone that has more intense joint pain, I don’t know, but I do know that for the limited time I was taking Instaflex, I was feeling great.
So Does Instaflex Really work?
It’s a mixed bag with Instaflex…some same it works great, some say it did nothing more then act as a placebo.
My own personal results were good, but you need to keep taking this supplement to get the full effects from it.
That said, it is quite expensive, so it’s not really available to everyone especially if you’re on a budget.
But, if money is no object, than I would definitely recommend giving Instaflex a try (just watch out for the free trial, it may come to bite you in the butt down the road! ).
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I can’t believe how well instaflex worked for me. I suffered for the past three years daily with tremendous pain in my left knee.
I’ve tried a lot of things that did no good. I searched a long time to find Instaflex in the drug stores but always came up short.
I finally found it, tried it and WOW. I feel so much better and I am recommending my friends try it.
Pricey but damn well worth it. I have the desire to walk more to try to lose weight.
I wouldn’t do this before because of the pain. I love it.
70 out of 75 people found this review helpful.
Over a year and a half ago I had my right knee replaced, doctor told me in a years time it will be back to normal, well here it is much later and going on almost two years, no change.
My pain was so bad I could not perform my duties of my part time job, which I do a lot of standing.
A neighbor suggested another pill, (3 per day) and the pain got worse.
I saw Instaflex advertised on-line and sent for the 14 day samples, the third day of taking instaflex , my pain almost 100 % went away, I can stand longer, walk more, therefore I ordered your product and I being 79, am so happy, what a difference,,, Thank you
56 out of 60 people found this review helpful.
I took Glucosamine C/MSM for years with no results. I have severe feet, knee, hip and lower back pain.
I live on the 3rd floor at my condo and have had to take my steps one at a time for a few years now. I started taking this … Not the entire dose – just 2 per day and in just a few days I noticed relief.
My sister was visiting (she’s had knee replacement and has worse arthritis than me)… We came home and I went up my stairs and it wasn’t until I reached the top before I realized I climbed the stairs normally. Frankly, I was shocked at how well it worked and have no side affects whatsoever.
This stuff works great (on me). I gave my sister some and she was shocked how quickly they worked on her too.
46 out of 49 people found this review helpful.
I have taken intaflex for two weeks and it has made such a difference in my walking. It took away most of my pain in only two weeks.
I don’t think i can go on without it. My doctor approved my taking it.
I also have a pacemaker.
37 out of 41 people found this review helpful.
OK folks, this is my 3rd week update. I have been very impressed with the results thus far, starting at the end of the very 1st week.
I have been taking 3 Instaflex upon arising on an empty stomach with 8-16 oz of water.
I have a reminder set on my iPhone to post another comment in late June or July 2013. Good luck everyone!
I hope it works for you and if not, I pray that you will find some type of relief for your pain. ~rlm
28 out of 35 people found this review helpful.
User Questions and Answers
User Questions and Answers
I received my free trial. I wasn't aware I would be billed and on an automatic shipment per month. Is this correct? If so how do I go about cancelling? Thanks so much! -Nancy
It is correct. I searched through the "terms and conditions" and found the information you need:
Unless you cancel before the end of your trial period as specified above (within 18 days after placing your order), you will automatically be enrolled in our Auto-Ship program. We will ship your first 30-day supply of Instaflex at the end of your trial period, and you will be charged $69.99 plus $4.99 S&P and any applicable tax. Thereafter, you will continue to receive a fresh 30-day supply of Instaflex about every 30 days for as long as you stay a member of our auto-ship program. The card you provided when you ordered the trial product will be automatically charged $69.99 (plus $4.99 S&P and tax if applicable) when each new product ships. To cancel future shipments in the auto-ship program, you must call 1-800-436-0920 at least 1 day prior to the date that your next monthly delivery ships.
Unless you cancel before the end of your trial period as specified above (within 18 days after placing your order), you will automatically be enrolled in our Auto-Ship program. We will ship your first 30-day supply of Instaflex at the end of your trial period, and you will be charged $69.99 plus $4.99 S&P and any applicable tax. Thereafter, you will continue to receive a fresh 30-day supply of Instaflex about every 30 days for as long as you stay a member of our auto-ship program. The card you provided when you ordered the trial product will be automatically charged $69.99 (plus $4.99 S&P and tax if applicable) when each new product ships. To cancel future shipments in the auto-ship program, you must call 1-800-436-0920 at least 1 day prior to the date that your next monthly delivery ships.- Rob
17 out of 18 people found this question helpful.
I am taking instaflex and my bottle says take one a day not 3. Can you tell me why -Charlotte
I checked my bottle and the website, and they both say the serving size is 3 capsules. I don't know why yours says it's one. You can contact their customer service at email address: [email protected] or phone number: 1-800-436-0920.- Rob
7 out of 8 people found this question helpful.
I am taking one advanced instaflex in the AM, can I take another one in the evening. -Barbara
The recommended dose is 3 pills per day, so I'm sure that would be fine.- Rob
10 out of 14 people found this question helpful.
Did the doctor who created instaflex once state take only one capsule instead of three? -Barbara
Not that I'm aware of, but I'm not sure what you've heard.- Rob
10 out of 14 people found this question helpful.
do studies show the advanced instaflex,without glucosimine,work to relieve knee pain and stiffness? Also is it safe for people with coronary artery disease and type 2 diabetes? -aggie
I don't believe there were any studies conducted on that formula showing proof that it works without the glucosamine. That said it's worth giving it a shot. Whether or not it's safe in your particular case, that would be a question best reserved for your doctor.- Rob
7 out of 11 people found this question helpful.
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