Updated: 09/12/2017

Animal Flex Review - Does This Joint Pain Formula Work?

By Summer Banks Aug 10, 2017

We’re all searching for the right product, especially when you’re trying to lose weight but joint pain is stopping you from exercising. This time we checked out Animal Flex, examining the side effects, ingredients, clinical research and customer service. Then, we read hundreds of reviews to see what users had to say. Finally, we refined and condensed to give you the bottom line.

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What You Need to Know

To begin, Animal Flex is a joint support supplement that contains glucosamine, methylsulfonylmethane, chondroitin sulfate A, chondroitin sulfate C, flaxseed oil, cetyl myristate, cetyl palmitate, cetyl laurate, cetyl palmitoleate, cetyl oleate, hyaluronic acid, ginger root extract, turmeric root, boswellia, quercetin and bromelain. You take one packet a day and there are 44 in each box. It’s supposed to help relieve pain and support healthy ligaments.

Universal Nutrition makes Animal Flex. The company was founded in 1977 – that’s quite a while in this ever-changing business. You can buy from the official website and through third-party retailers. We like that there is support for some of the ingredients and we can’t help but notice positive reviews, but read on…

Results – “Lacking?”

Our first issue with Animal Flex ingredients is that some people just didn’t see the results they expected. According to our Research Editor, “There are reviews on the positive and negative side of the debate. That can make it hard to make that final choice.”

As one user put it, “Who can sustain taking so many pills and seeing no results? I can’t.”

Another offered, “I’ve finished all the packets and haven’t had any results.”

For just about every negative review we found a positive one, leaving customers with what looks like a 50/50 chance of relief.

“Is this a miracle cure – no. But if you are looking for a… good joint supplement, this is all you need,” a user explained.

Another said, “The short time I have been taking this, I have seen…a difference.”

Too Many Pills – “How Can I Swallow That?”

Even if the formula works as claimed, we can’t help but notice that results may be muted by the fact that you have to take a ton of pills. One user explains,” Each serving is made up of five or six pills, so be ready to drink lots of pills every day.”

Another says, “8 pills though are a little too much intake on one go.”

Taking that many pills wasn’t a problem for some. “It’s a lot of pills but that’s what you get if you want to be completely thorough,” was one experience.

Another claimed, “Recommend it. Just be ready to take a lot of pills.”

If we’ve learned anything over the years it’s that it takes a small thing, like too many pills, to cause customers to look elsewhere. If Animal Flex is just too taxing to take, that could be enough for some potential buyers.

The Science – “Any Real Proof?”

If you’re looking for definitive proof Animal Flex will work as claimed, in certain cases, you can find it. Glucosamine and chondroitin have been shown to have a positive effect on osteoarthritis. There’s not enough research to make a strong connection with general joint pain. Methylsulfonylmethane is also known as MSM. There is some support for use with certain forms of arthritis, but studies typically use between 1000 and 3000 mg a day. We’re not sure if this product contains that much.

If you’re a dieter that’s looking to fight joint pain, so you can move more and exercise to achieve those weight-loss goals, there is both good and not so good with Animal Flex.

The Bottom Line – Does Animal Flex Work?

Should dieters rush out for Animal Flex to start that fight against joint pain? Well, there’s no doubt glucosamine, chondroitin and MSM do have a positive effect on patients with osteoarthritis, but we are hesitant to give this one the green light. There’s no proof this brand is better than cheaper, generic versions and we’re not completely sure it will work on general soreness or issues not related to arthritis.

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Summer Banks Dietspotlight Author
About the Author:

Summer Banks, Director of Content at Dietspotlight, has researched over 5000 weight-loss programs, pills, shakes and diet plans. Previously, she managed 15 supplement brands, worked with doctors specializing in weight loss and completed coursework in nutrition at Stanford University. full bio.

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