Actodin Review - Does This Supplement Really Work? Are time and purpose deal breakers?
It’s been a long journey but I feel I’m now qualified to advise you on whether or not to take Actodin. We researched the ingredients, side effects, customer-service quality, and scientific studies. Additionally, we scoured the internet to locate hundreds of customer reviews and comments. Then, we condensed and refined to give you the info you need.
What is Actodin?
Firstly, Actodin is a dietary supplement. The ingredients include eggshell membrane (NEM), hyaluronic acid, glucosamine chondroitin, collagen, and amino acids, boswellia, turmeric, white willow bark, devil’s claw and yucca root. The company recommends taking one capsule up to three times per day. Supposedly, it promotes the formation of healthy cartlidge, improves range of motion and flexibility, and provides relief from stiffness, minor aches, and pains.
Actodin is made by Nutriceutical Solutions which is based out of the United Kingdom. The supplement is sold through the official website and trusted online retailers. We like that we found some favorable customer comments and that it seems affordable, but read on…
The first issue we have with Actodin is the fact that it would potentially take months of continuous use to see the types of results the marketing material claims. According to our Research Editor, “While it is possible that some of these ingredients in the appropriate doses could relieve some discomfort and promote greater range of motion, it would likely take far longer than the average customer is willing to wait for relief.”
This outraged dieter complained, “I bought this so I’d be able to get through a workout without feeling like I was dying. Even after taking it daily for two weeks I couldn’t tell a difference.”
A troubled man claimed, “This didn’t help my pain at all. I need something to help me get back in shape.”
Some used the product for longer periods seemed more satisfied with the results.
One happy reviewer offered, “I’ve been using this for ages and now I’m able to go on nightly walks which has really helped me drop the weight.”
Another mentioned, “I’ve used this for close to a year and never felt better.”
Purpose– “Primarily for Pain.”
Most of the ingredients are to reduce pain or inflammation or to help restore lubrication to joints to improve mobility. While this can increase movement and lead to weight-loss, it is not the primary purpose.
An annoyed client stated, “I heard from a friend that this helped her lose weight but it hasn’t helped me at all.”
While another continued the theme by saying, “I thought this would help out with the pain I feel after a workout without having to take chemicals but it doesn’t work for me.”
Others are pleased with the performance of the product.
A pleased consumer noted, “I love being able to take something for pain that isn’t full of chemicals.”
While another emphasized, “This works about as well as aspirin for me.”
According to our research, if there’s anything considered concerning about a supplement, like taking a long time to notice results, long-term success may be limited. While Actodin might help relieve pain over time, it may not act quickly enough for those who experience only intermittent pain.
The Science – “Not Bad.”
At DietSpotlight we need to see the science that proves the ingredients used in a product work as intended. In Actodin there are several pain relievers that may help limit discomfort. However, the company does not list the exact amounts used in their product. This makes it difficult to deduce how effective it might be. They also fail to provide any scientific studies to support their claims.
The Bottom Line – Does Actodin Work?
Is it time to clear the shelves of Actodin? We like that is contains a few natural ingredients and that we located some positive customer comments. We have concerns about this one because there’s no connection between the formula and weight-loss. We’re also a bit hesitant due to customer comments about long-term results and no changes in weight.
If you want to drop those extra pounds, we suggest going with a supplement shown to help promote weight-loss, containing ingredients backed by science and supported by positive customer comments.
One of the best products we’ve seen in 2016 is one called Leptigen. The supplement contains four clinically-tested ingredients, which have been shown to help accelerate metabolism and ignite fat loss. Customers are talking about seeing great results and there’s no mention of harmful side effects.
The manufacturers of Leptigen are so confident about the results their product will provide they’re offering a Special Trial Offer.
Previous Actodin Review (Updated October 29, 2012):
What You Should Know
There is more to weight loss than taking a fat burner, reducing calorie intake and exercising. Sometimes being overweight can cause extra pain on the joints after exercise. Joint support is crucial to maintaining your exercise program. Most fat burner concentrate on stimulants and appetite suppressants, not joint health. Actodin is a joint support supplement designed for both athletes and dieters. The ingredients are supposed to help your body naturally rebuild cartilage and improve range of motion while joints heal.
List of Ingredients
Natural Egg Shell Membrane:
- Hyaluronic Acid
- Glucosamine Chondroitin
- Amino Acids
- White Willow Bark
- Devil's Claw
- Yucca Root
Dieters choosing Actodin or any other joint support supplement need to understand that the most commonly used ingredients will not provide instant relief or support. Glucosamine, in this case, requires regular use to help rebuild cartilage and improve joint health. Regular use could mean two to four months of use before improvement is noticed.
In the mean time, Actodin includes white willow bark to help the user relieve pain naturally. White willow bark is similar to aspirin and works to reduce pain. Due to the similarity between white willow bark and aspirin, it is best to contact your doctor before taking this supplement if you are currently taking blood thinners. Aspirin and white willow bark have blood thinning properties.
Other than a brief description, there is very little information on how the product is supposed to work for the user, there is no relevant information. We expected a short description of each ingredient or something else, but nothing - no information.
- You can order Actodin online.
- A complete ingredient list is available in the product description.
- Will likely improve joint mobility and decrease pain with regular use.
- Not designed to promote weight loss.
- Requires months and months of use to work.
- Should not be taken by patients currently prescribed blood thinners.
- May thin blood.
Actodin is a solid joint supplement, but the company does very little to sell the supplement. We would like the company to give the buyer more information on each of the ingredients, such as the need to take this supplement long-term to feel the effects. The fact that white willow bark is included but there is no warning in the product description is not a good decision by Actodin. Dieters will not notice weight loss changes after taking this supplement.