Nature’s Sunshine Everflex formula is a combination of ingredients aimed squarely at joint problems
Everflex is not your typical Glucosamine supplements as it combines glucosamine, chondroitin, hyaluronic acid, and MSM.
Each of these is a powerful ingredient, but work synergistically together to give better results.
Glucosamine and Chondroitin ar combinatins of glyconutrients and sulphurs that are major ingredients of our joints. Glucosamine has been shown in many studies to be able to rebuild damage joint surfaces common to Osteoarthritis. Chondroitin seems to act like a sponge attracting water into the joint acting like a shock absorber softening jarring type movements.
MSM is another natural sulphur compound, a potent natural painkiller and also has been shown to help with regenerating joints.
We then move into the more interesting component,hyaluronic acid. This has long been the exclusive preserve of the rich and well paid sports stars. It is injected directly into your joints and can work for up to 3 months. It seems to repair damage and stop pain. However, can you imagine having to have this injected into your knee?
Curiously, HA is administered by injection because the molecule is simply too large to be absorbed by our digestive system. However, a company has now found a wayto manufacturing HA by binding it to some harmless bacteria and found they had a form that could be taken orally. They quickly slapped a patent on this and offered it in a fairly expensive formula.
Now the interesting thing is how this formula has managed to use HA in an digestable form and get around the patent? I plan to ask Nature’s Sunshine when I get a chance…..
The bottom line is that you get any awful lot in this formula for not a lot of money.
Have you used this product?
I have used this product for over a year and found it to be generally effective for knee pain. To get the best effect you need to take 4 tablets a day, 2 in the morning and 2 at night. . Once you have been taking it for a number of months you can back off to 2 per day. Previous studies have showed that there is a “critical mass” to get this working properly.
Nature’s Sunshine has local distribution in many countries including the US, Europe and beyond. However, the formulation does vary depending on which country you live in. Unfortunately, the EU has made it difficult for certain herbs to be included and the supplier has dropped Devil’s Claw from the formula in many European countries.
Unfortunately, the original formula was certainly one of the best, if not the best around for joint pain. Although this formula still is effective, it has lost the magic of the original. As a consequence, I now rate this as a 4 star, where as the original was at least 5 stars! However, if you are lucky enough to be in one of the countries where you can get the full formula, then I would grab this quickly.
Shame on you EU. They did sensibly manage to ban certain synthetic vitamins. but banning safe and effective herbs is stupidity. Makes you wonder if a drugs company had something to do with this!