Detailed information About OmniFlex:

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Fish Oil

Omega-3 fatty acids are being increasingly recognized as important dietary components for maintaining health. The strongest and most established body of science for marine omega-3 fatty acids (EPA & DHA) is in relation to cardiovascular health. The cardiovascular benefits of omega-3’s has prompted the American Heart Association to recommend consumption of omega-3 fatty acids, which may in turn have fueled the search for the molecular and cellular mechanisms by which omega-3’s affect health and disease. This work has led to a large body of scientific evidence which suggests that these dietary lipids modulate numerous processes, including brain and visual development, inflammatory reactions, thrombosis and carcinogenesis. Both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are essential to human health, and ideally there should be 2-4 times more omega-6 than omega-3 in the diet. The typical American diet tends to contain 14 - 25 times more omega-6 fatty acids than omega-3 fatty acids, and many researchers believe this imbalance is a significant factor in the rising rate of inflammatory disorders in the United States. Inflammation is part of the body's immediate response to infection or injury, but uncontrolled inflammation plays an important role in the pathology of diseases such as asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and atherosclerosis. When cells are stimulated, arachidonic acid is released from the cell membrane and is transformed into powerful cellular mediators of inflammation such as thromboxanes, prostaglandins and leukotrienes. Dietary omega-3’s compete with omega-6 fatty acids for inclusion in cell membranes, and thus when present in ideal quantities, can diminish the release of arachidonic acid by external stimuli The modulating effects of omega-3’s are not comparable to the effects of powerful pharmacologic agents, but create a gentle shift in inflammatory mediator production, toward a lessened reactivity against environmental stimuli.

Rose Hips

Rosehip powder is widely known as a source of Vitamin C, but only recently has its anti-inflammatory properties been recognized as beneficial to the treatment of arthritic inflammation. The mechanism of action is believed to be a combination of anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative processes attributable to the vitamins, carotenoids and galactolipids found in the product. Clinical studies involving more than 400 participants, have demonstrated that rosehip powder is able to soothe joints and improve flexibility and mobility, with no known side effects. Studies conducted on a specific brand of rosehips claim a reduction in pain in more than 80% of participants after 3 weeks of use. The subjects continued use of pain-killers and anti-inflammatory drugs was reported to decrease by 40 – 50%.

Krill Oil

Krill, a shrimp-like crustacean found in all oceans, is arguably the most successful species on earth, having adapted itself to survive in the ultra-cold Antarctic Ocean. Recently, nutritional companies have discovered ways to extract pure oil from Antarctic krill, rich in phospholipids, omega-3 fatty acids, and anti-oxidants. Krill Oil provides the same benefits derived from fish oil supplements, but has the added advantage that the omega-3’s are attached to the phospholipids, making them more bioavailable. Krill oil is also an excellent source of astaxanthin, a powerful anti-oxidant that inhibits inflammation by neutralizing free radicals.

Collagen II

BCII is a natural hydrolyzed type II collagen derived from chicken sternum collagen. It provides a complex matrix of elements that include collagen type II proteins (60%), chondroitin sulfate (20%), and hyaluronic acid (10%). There are 14 different types of collagen found in the human body, but type II collagen is the most abundant in the joint matrix. Because BCII is hydrolyzed and denatured to low molecular weight compounds, it is better absorbed and more bioavailable after an oral dose. At peak absorption ( 6 hrs), BCII levels are 300% greater than type I collagen. In clinical studies on chronic OA patients, significant improvements in pain, stiffness, range of motion and overall quality of life were demonstrated.

Pine Bark Extract

French maritime pine bark has been known for centuries for its healing properties, but only in the last 50 years has the key component, oligomeric proanthocyanidin (OPC), been identified and characterized as an aggressive anti-oxidant.

Frequently asked questions about OmniFlex:

OmniFlex FAQs:

1. Why is OmniFlex called “A New Approach to Joint Health”?

Most joint supplements now being marketed contain glucosamine and chondroitin as the primary ingredients. These ingredients are claimed to relieve pain by rebuilding cartilage, but most independent clinical studies have shown little or no pain relief.

OmniFlex contains the natural anti-inflammatory ingredients, Fish Oil, Rose Hips, Krill Oil and Pine Bark Extract, coupled with the lubricating and cartilage rebuilding properties of hydrolyzed Type II Collagen. There are no other products currently being sold that include all of these ingredients at effective dosage levels.

2. What does “effective levels” of the five ingredients mean?

Natural substances achieve the desired effect of restoring balance when an established quantity of the active substance is administered over a given time period. The dosage levels used in OmniFlex reflect dose levels that were used to demonstrate the clinical effectiveness of the individual ingredients in relieving joint pain and stiffness.

3. Who should take OmniFlex?

OmniFlex was developed for people with the classic symptoms of Osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is an extremely prevalent condition in middle age, and affects a majority of people over 60. The most common symptom of Osteoarthritis is pain in the affected joint(s) after repetitive use. Joint pain is usually worse later in the day. There can be swelling, warmth, and creaking of the affected joints. Pain and stiffness of the joints can also occur after long periods of inactivity, for example, sitting in a car or theater. In severe Osteoarthritis, complete loss of cartilage cushion causes friction between bones, causing pain at rest or pain with limited motion. Pain, commonly in the hands, hips, knees, or feet, and sometimes in the spine, is usually related to activity of the joint and is worse at the end of the day or after periods of activity.

4. How long will it take to see a reduction in joint pain and stiffness?

Based on clinical experience with OmniFlex, significant relief usually starts in 2 to 3 weeks, and further reduction in pain and stiffness generally continues in the following weeks. It is important to realize and appreciate that OmniFlex is not a drug. Analgesic and NSAID drugs provide quick and temporary relief, but carry serious risks with chronic use. Continued use of these drugs while using OmniFlex is generally not necessary, but might prove useful in acute situations.

5. Are there any side effects to using OmniFlex?

Unlike drug products, natural products do not generally interfere with normal physiologic processes. In addition to having no side effects, OmniFlex actually provides ancillary health benefits, which promote overall well-being as an added bonus to treating your joint problem. Prominent among these benefits are the positive impact of Omega-3’s on cardiovascular health and Collagen II on skin health, in fact the patented BCII complex has been shown to moisturize and rejuvenate skin and to smooth premature lines and wrinkles.

6. How many pills should I take per day?

OmniFlex has been formulated to include five powerful joint supplements that have been shown to reduce pain and inflammation in various joint conditions. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, it is recommended that one capsule be taken 1 to 3 times daily, preferably with meals.

7. Are there any restrictions as to who can take OmniFlex?

The individual active components in OmniFlex have been used extensively with no reports of adverse reactions, however people with shellfish allergy, coagulopathy or taking anticoagulants or other medications should notify their physician and be tested prior to taking dietary supplements. If you are pregnant or nursing, consult your physician before taking this product.

8. Where do you get your ingredients?

While all nutritional supplements are now required to comply with the FDA’s Good Manufacturing Practices, that does not mean all supplement makers use the highest quality and most effective raw materials. On the other hand, OmniFlex is proud to use only premium ingredients of the highest quality from extremely reputable suppliers. The Fish Oil comes from a supplier in Nova Scotia, the Rose Hips, Krill Oil and Pine Bark Extract is made in the United States; and last but not least, the patented, hydrolyzed Type 2 Collagen in OmniFlex is exclusively manufactured by BioCell Technology out of California.

9. Does the Fish Oil in OmniFlex contain mercury?

Mercury consumption can be measured in two ways: the amount of micrograms of mercury per gram of fish and the total micrograms of mercury consumed within a particular period of time. The FDA recommends consuming fish that have no more than 1.0 microgram of mercury per gram of fish at any given time, and no more than 12 ounces (or 340 grams) per week of fish that fall into this category. 12 ounces of fish that have 1 microgram of mercury per gram of flesh comes out to 340 total micrograms of mercury per week. The mercury level in the Fish Oil contained in OmniFlex, at .01 micrograms per gram of fish oil, is well under the established safe mercury limits recommended by the FDA. In terms of total consumption in one week, if you are taking two OmniFlex capsules per day, with each capsule containing .005 micrograms of mercury, your total weekly mercury intake comes to .07 micrograms. In a nutshell, the amount of mercury in your weekly intake of OmniFlex is approximately 5000 times less than what you would get eating the FDA recommended amount of fish per week.

10. How does the free trial work?

When you submit your initial order, we will send you a free one-month’s supply of OmniFlex (1 60-gelcap bottle) for the small price of shipping and handling only. Take two gelcaps per day, morning and evening, and you will begin to feel relief from your joint pain in as little as 14 days. After 25 days, we will automatically send you your next bottle and bill you at a discounted rate for those on the monthly autoship plan. If OmniFlex does not work for you (after 21 days?), simply give us a call during normal business hours at 1-800-861-0492 (or go to website or email us?) and cancel your next shipment and you will owe nothing. If you forget to notify us (after 21 days and?) before your next bottle is automatically shipped and billed, it is still not a problem to cancel and return your order. Every shipment of OmniFlex includes a full 30-day return policy as long as the OmniFlex container is still sealed. Just call 1-800-861-0492 and we will issue you a return authorization number. If you become a member of our monthly autoship discount plan but decide down the road that you’d like to stop your monthly shipments of OmniFlex, please click here and fill out our quick form to automatically stop your shipments. In addition, you can always give us a call during normal business hours at 1-800-861-0492 to cancel your shipments or return your products. Please Note: We CANNOT ACCEPT RETURNS for opened and/or partially used bottles, or bottles that are returned after 30 days from the date the order is shipped.