i-flex® Frequently Asked Questions
What is i-flex® / Where does it come from?
i-flex® is a joint relief product containing a 100% natural, specialized and patented form of rosehip powder from carefully selected sources. i-flex is clinically proven and comes in capsule form.
Is i-flex clinically proven?
i-flex was tested in 4 published clinical studies consisting of over 300 people. These studies are randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical studies – a study design that is considered the “gold standard” by the scientific community. Taking the specialized rosehip powder used in i-flex helps to soothe joints, improve joint mobility/function and improve quality of life.
Is it all natural?
i-flex is 100% natural and completely drug-free with NO preservatives. It’s also derived from a plant, not animals. Additionally, i-flex contains NO dairy, NO sugar, NO gluten, NO fillers or binders and is non-gmo.
What is a rosehip / What is rosa canina?
A rosehip is a “fruit” or “bud” of the rose plant that is left after the actual rose flower has flowered. Rosa canina is the latin plant name given to this particular form of rosehip. The rosehip is harvested and frozen to preserve the nutritional value of the fruit, then minimally processed, milled and encapsulated to make i-flex.
How does i-flex work to soothe my joints?
In-vitro studies show that the antioxidant action and the unique activity of i-flex may prevent damaging cell reactions caused by chemokines (KE-MO-Kines) and interleukins (inter-LU-kins) in your joints. These studies also found that i-flex helps reduce the oxidative activity that speeds the deterioration of your joints.
The specialized rosehip powder in i-flex has important components that help to soothe your joints. Chief among these ingredients is a galactolipid (guh-lack-toe-lip-id), which has been shown in published scientific studies to support joint health. Scientists believe these galactolipids may work by restricting the flow of inflammatory mediators to the joint space and joint tissue, an action that could otherwise contribute to further deterioration of the joint. Other important naturally-occurring components include antioxidants vitamin C, vitamin E, beta carotene, other minerals and bioflavonoids.
Is i-flex safe / Does i-flex have any side effects?
i-flex is safe. Rosehip powder has a long history of safe use as a food in Europe and the United States. This gentle and natural dietary supplement has shown no side effects different from placebo in all clinical studies. Even doses of up to 45g per day, which is about ten times the recommended daily dose, have been well tolerated.
How do I take i-flex?
How many pills do I have to take?
How many times per day do I take it?
We recommend to start with 3 capsules, twice per day. After you begin to feel benefits, you may choose to reduce the dose to effect, which may be 2 capsules twice per day. The dosage can be adapted to personal physical condition, but we do not recommend an intake of less than 4 capsules per day. As with any dietary supplement, dosage may vary from person to person.
How big is the bottle / How long will one bottle last me?
One bottle of i-flex has 120 capsules. At 3 capsules twice per day, the initial bottle will last for 20 days. After you begin to feel benefits, however, you may choose to reduce the dose to 2 capsules twice per day. At this rate, one bottle will last you 30 days.
How big are the i-flex capsules?
The i-flex capsules are size double zero (00) gelatin capsules. This is slightly smaller than an inch in length, only a quarter of an inch in diameter and similar to most of the glucosamine and glucosamine / chondroitin products that are on the market.
For how long should I continue taking i-flex?
We recommend to continue taking i-flex to prevent benefits from ceasing. Don’t forget, i-flex is NOT a drug, it’s a natural product made from rosehips, and should become part of your every day supplement regimen to support a healthy active lifestyle.
What is the difference between i-flex and regular rosehip powder?
Since many of the components of rosehip powder are heat and light sensitive, great care is taken to process the rosehip powder in i-flex under carefully controlled conditions. The rosehips are first frozen upon harvest. Then a patented low-temperature drying process is used to ensure the rosehips are never unnecessarily heated to extreme temperatures. This careful, patented drying process preserves the active components of the gentle rosehip. It’s also what makes i-flex unique from other rosehip products, which are typically left in the hot sun to “dry out” the rosehip, causing it to lose its active nutrient value.
I have diabetes and have been told that I cannot take glucosamine or chondroitin. Can I take i-flex to soothe my joints?
Before taking any supplement, be sure to consult with your doctor about any possible interactions. With that, it’s important to note that i-flex contains NO added sugars and additionally, i-flex is NOT a precursor to glucose and it should NOT raise your blood sugar levels.
Who makes i-flex?
i-flex is manufactured and marketed by DSM, a Global life sciences company that has been in existence for over 100 years. DSM takes product quality and efficacy very seriously, as they provide the very highest quality vitamins for the supplement, food and beverage brands that people use every day… not just in the U.S., but around the world in over 49 countries.