Instaflex Reviews – Does This Joint Supplement Really Work?By: Rob Miller
Fact Checked On: 10-14-2018
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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.
ContentsHow It Works
Risk Free Trial
How To Take
Instaflex Vs. Instaflex Advanced
Where To Buy
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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. I have ordered several of these types of products in the past, including Somnapure and prostate forte, and you need to make sure that you cancel your trial before the date is up. 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
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.
99 out of 110 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
89 out of 95 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.
66 out of 72 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.
62 out of 67 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
46 out of 56 people found this review helpful.
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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
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.
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.- Rob
29 out of 30 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
26 out of 33 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
16 out of 20 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@example.com or phone number: 1-800-436-0920.- Rob
13 out of 14 people found this question helpful.
Does it works for old men?! -Hasna ali
There's no reason why it wouldn't.- Rob
15 out of 19 people found this question helpful.
88 comments on “Instaflex Reviews – Does This Joint Supplement Really Work?”
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The box and label clearly states 1 capsule daily, with or without food. Regular Instaflex is 3 capsules daily.
I will update at the end of the 14 days.
I started using Dr. joints Advanced and have been on it for about 3 weeks. Still a lot of pain.
Having actupuncer on it. Has helped some.
Can you please help me on what is best. the dr. joint is helping some. I really really don’t want surgery.
I am 65. Thank you and I hope to hear from you soon
Check out a supplement called Joint Advance. It’s the best joint supplement we’ve ever tested, and we’ve tested a bunch of them over the years. Here’s my review: https://www.supplementcritique.com/joint-advance-joint-relief-formula-review/
But I’m happy to see that you have hylauronic acid, termuric, and MSM, things that actually work. I’ve been disappointed with everything I’ve tried.
Haven’t ordered it yet, because nothing ever worked…but I’m glad you got rid of the some of the useless crap…like chondroitin..now get rid of glucosamin. The problems is, we need a theraputic dosage, and you guys just don’t have it…because of your limitations with witht FDA. And…last but not least…being automatically charged an insane amount after the sample is sent. People sometimes don’t read the fine print.
SupplementCritique.com is a review website. We don’t make or sell Instaflex.
But I appreciate your feedback. It’s helpful for our other readers.
Well, that’s a tough one. I think Instaflex is geared towards people with minor aches and pains, but it sounds like your on a different level.
You could try it, but I wouldn’t make any guarantees.
SupplementCritique.com is a review website. You’ll need to contact Instaflex directly to change your shipping address.
I am in great shape for my age due to raising two grand boys that play football and baseball . I am 6’2” tall and weigh 198 lbs .
I have some knee problems and thumb joint problems and have already had both thumb joints replaced 6 years ago and my right hip joint replaced 11 years ago . With e playing college football for WV Mountaineers , motor cross racing and being a mechanical engineer climbing around on big product equipment at a Toyota Automtive plant for 35 years inspecting robotic production equipment .
But I retired 9 months ago to build drag racing cars as a hobby . Will Instaflex help lower back problems .
The pain is not serious , according to my doctor ; unfortunately , it hurts pretty bad if I have to stand ” say ” for an hour or longer or lift something heavy the wrong way !
Looking forward to you reply !!!
Thanks , Paul
First let me say that SupplementCritique.com is a review website. We don’t have any affiliation with Instaflex.
That said, we’ve found it to be a mixed back. Some people say it works great, while others don’t get any relief from it at all.
As for back pain specifically, it’s sort of the same thing. Some people get lower back pain relief by using joint supplements.
Others get no relief at all.
I want discontinue my order as I had problems SO DON’T SEND ME ANY MORE. Take my name off of your list and also my credit card.
Thank you !
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Beware the free sample that you pay only 4.99 shipping triggers a order which was not received or ordered. When I called after discovered the charge I was informed it is on its way and I was charged since I did not call when I ordered the FREE sample.
If I receive it and send it back they need me to call back and tell them and the will possibly refund my money for something I did not or receive.
Which product to choose??
I haven’t tested the Advanced version yet, so I can’t say for sure. What I would do is give the original version a shot first.
If that doesn’t seem to work for you than move up to the advanced version.
Thanks and greetings
How much does Joint Advance cost?
Give Instaflex a call to cancel the autoshipment. Their customer service number is 800.436.0920. A one month supply of Joint Advance is $39.95, though you can get it cheaper if you buy multiple bottles at once.
Do I need to cancel the order before the 2 weeks or get charged for more?
Yep. You basically have 2 weeks to try it, and if you don’t call to cancel they will charge the credit card you used to pay for shipping the full price for the supplement.
Wow. I tried it for my knee, but it has helped with my arthritis.
How does that work. But one thing I noticed is that I have gained 3 pounds this week.Does it make me gain weight also?
I’m glad it’s working for you. There is some anecdotal evidence that glucosamine (which is in Instaflex) can cause bloating and weight gain, so yes, it’s probably related.
You may need to adjust your diet and/or exercise to compensate.
I’m not seeing where they say it’s been studied at a major university.
Interested to see your reply.
I’m not sure where you’re seeing that it causes drowsiness. The recommended dosage is 1 pill taken 3 times a day.
I have extremely painful osteoarthritis in both shoulders, & others can hear the grinding in my left shoulder when I move it in certain ways. I’d give just about anything to significantly alleviate the pain (I take glucosamine & chondroitin daily, occasionally take acetaminophen, but am leery about damaging my liver.
Heat also helps quite a lot, as does limiting the way I use my shoulders…) Would Instaflex help me – safely? Thanks for listening!
It can work for your shoulder as well as for any other joint. But it seems to be the case that Instaflex works really well for some people and not at all for others.
Hopefully, you’ll belong to the first group.
Can anybody answer me please?
I would love to try it.
Whenever you’re taking prescription medication, it’s recommended that you check with your doctor before taking supplements.
I am not using this product . I have seen too many reviews that has me discouraged from using it including my doctor.
I am a diabetic and have osteoarthritis with very much pain. I am
within the period of canceling Instaflex.and you can consider it cancelled right now..
You sent another bottle and the trial was not even over yet. This is not fair.
I have already spoken to my credit card company about charging any more to my account… Since you have sent me another bottle I will send it immediately back to you. Please do not send me any more INSTAFLEX.
This is a review site. We don’t sell or distribute Instaflex or any other products. You’ll have to get in touch with company you ordered from. Their customer service number is 1-800-436-0920. Their email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure you contact them as soon as possible for your best chance at making sure everything is taken care of.
I plan on looking more into it. Thanks everyone for the input.
It didn’t work for me.
I don’t see anything in the ingredient list that would cause problems, but I would suggest you talk to your doctor before taking it. He would know if there are any contraindications with your condition or any medications you’re taking.
This is by far the biggest complaint people have. These companies need to stop this unethical practice.
I want instaflex joint support for mother who is having rheumatic arthritis.
How can i get this india?
I definitely recommend the product; probably cheaper to buy at GNC instead of doing the auto order though
But from some of the above comments I think people need to use common sense and realize:
1. Not every product works for every person.
2. Do your research
3. Don’t be so foolish as to buy something without reading all the information on the website. It states CLEARLY you will be charged 4.99 for the 2 week ‘free trial’ and 69.99 plus 4.99 shipping will be automatically charged every month.
These people who enter their credit card information then complain they didn’t read the fine print strike me as seriously missing something in simple word comprehension.
I started the trial a while back and simply forgot about it. I probably tried it on the first day, single pills spread out.
Didn’t notice any difference yet.
Before I knew it, I received 2 additional bottles in the mail, 1 month at a time. I decided to call and cancel since I haven’t been using the product.
I did explain this to the fellow.
He offered to refund me $20 per bottle and hold off additional shipments for 3 months to give me a chance to catch up and advised that I could pop all 3 pills at once in the AM. (Probably the reason why I forgot about the product because I tried to take them throughout the day).
CS seems to be excellent. I started again today.
In fact the above mentioned call was this morning and right before I searched for reviews and came across this page. Lol
As to my background, I’m compete in Olympic style Taekwondo and also train in Hapkido.
My 2nd degree testing for both is in April so the training intensity has increased for the time being.
I’ve always had left knee and ankle issues when active. I wear a knee brace and ankle brace when sparring.
I probably doesn’t help that my techniques to be tested for Hapkido are sitting defense techniques where I’m basically bound at the feet and sitting in Indian position.
I should be able to notice if there are any signs of relief.
I just popped 3 pills as I’m typing and boy they smell interesting. Let’s see what happens.
Will be in touch. Good luck with your goals, everyone.
Sent me email confirmation, which I saved, just in case. I’ll let u know in 2 weeks how my knees fell.
I found your page as well, and it’s obviously NOT a paid endorsement, it doesn’t even sound like an endorsement, just an account of what one person tried, as he’s tried other products in the past.
Thanks to the info on this site, I won’t fall for the “free trial” and if I do decide to shell out the $50 at GNC (pun intended) then at least I won’t have to worry about cancelling the auto-ship mess with the company. I may just go back to using Osteo-Biflex though.
It seems to also work and isn’t quite as costly.
I have notice a bitter after taste in many foods I eat. Is this a possible side effect?
When I asked to get my money back, he just laughed saying I had surpassed 30 days.
I think this is a scam.
I will not get sucked into another of these scams.
If you don’t they will continue to charge you on a monthly basis, AS MUCH AS $70 A MONTH!"
I literally tell you to be careful about ordering these “free trials”, and your’e telling me this sounds like a paid endorsement….sighs….
You do not need to send back the trial for a refund if you are not satisfied. However if you don’t cancel within the 18 day trial period and are billed, you simply need to call us up and send it back for a refund.
Most of the people that you hear about that got “scammed” by us are people who simply DIDN’T READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS and weren’t aware of what ordering the trial actually entails, which is a simple two minute call before the 18 days is up if you don’t want to continue. I hope this cleared a few things up.
The rep confirmed shellfish was an ingredient and honored the promise to cancel future shipments. I suggest people check with there doctor as advised on the bottle.
I did not see a warning about allergies on the bottle. This might be somthing your company should add.
After reading all these comments, I believe that once again its success is based more on the placebo effect than anything else.
I believe it is only available in the US and Canada.
So far I am experiencing no relief from my symptoms and am unsure of what to do next other than to continue to lose weight and become more active.
These supplements all have, right on the label/advertisement:
These statements have not been evaluated by FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
This is the Congress’s way of enabling drugs to be sold that have neither been tested for efficacy or safety.
If a product is “not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease”, why would a thinking person spend (in some cases a lot of) money on it.
The reason is that hope is stronger than common sense.
Same reason folks that can’t afford them buy lottery tickets.
Except for the sluggish feeling I love the product! Is that sluggish or sleepy feeling normal???
Glucosamine, which is one of the main ingredients in Instaflex, can cause drowsiness in some people. While it doesn’t happen to everyone, you may be one of the unfortunate few.
Have you tried taking 2 capsules once a day? That may be able to help with the drowsiness and still provide relief.
The trial time was not enough. We cancelled the $70/month autoship seeing that the product is available in Canada @ GNC stores.
He’s been using a Herbalife product called Flex Support, and it has all the same heaving hitting ingredients in the same quantity for 2/3’s of the price of Instaflex. More often than not, good sound nutrition every day plays an important role in joint health.
Yeah I totally agree, they don’t give you nearly enough time to try it out and see if it works. Your best bet is to stick with the product you found, and for anyone interested in trying Instaflex I would suggest you just buy a bottle at GNC.
It worked for me, in fact it was like a miracle, it healed a cracked cartilage in one of my knees in about 1 year of taking these pills. Time passed and I ended up with a kidney stone and enlarged prostate problems.
Then by coincidence I read an article that this treatment was creating problems in the prostate. So I stopped.
My knee problem was not so serious, so I did not use the two pills for a few years now. This product has many new added products.
My gut feeling is that unless there is documented serious research to include all products added and investigate their interactivity, I will not even try something new and with so many unknown substances (to me).
Best of luck in your choice, this may indeed be something new, but I need more information on the research done.
I suffer major back, hip and knee injuries/problems.
I started with the 15 day sample of Instaflex.
Within three days of taking Instaflex I started getting cramps in my hands.
By the seventh day the cramps were all over my body. My Doctor told me to discontinue the Instaflex and by the third+ week the cramps were gone except for my hands.
By the fourth week the cramps subsided completely. after searching around I found other folks with the same complaint using Instaflex.
I located some six days ago online and even found it with free shipping from Fruit Advantage.