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Universal Nutrition Animal™ Flex - Joint Support

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Description
Complete Joint & Ligament Pack

One of the key components to bodybuilding progress is consistency - paying your dues day in and day out in the gym. The cumulative effect of this daily wear over the weeks, months, and years, can be profound. When you're building a house, a big one, you need to make sure the foundation is rock solid because that house puts tremendous pressure on the foundation. Now your body's foundation if your joints, ligaments, tendons, and all the connective tissue - the necessary stuff that supports your muscles, your training. The harder you train, the more massive amounts of weight and the numerous sets and reps preformed in a typical workout, the more stress you put on your foundation. This constant pounding can take its toll, weaken it. And when a foundation crumbles, the house comes tumbling down.
Animal Flex is designed to help strengthen you body's foundation, to help protect your joints from the daily grind brought about by heavy duty weight training. Each pack of Animal Flex consists of several joint protection complexes: (1) a potent joint construction complex to help repair connective tissue; (2) a lubrication complex to help cushion the joints from lifting; (3) a support complex to help promote rehabilitation and reduce soreness; and (4) a key vitamin/mineral support blend to underscore optimal joint health.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Supplement Facts
Serving Size   1 pack(s)
Servings Per Container  44
Amount Per Serving   % DV
Calories from Fat    9.00    
Calories    9.00    
Total Fat    1.30 g   2% 
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid)    100.00 mg   167% 
Vitamin E (as d-alpha Tocopherol)    100.00 mg   333% 
Zinc (as Zinc piccolinate)    15.00 mg   100% 
Selenium (as Sodium Selenite)    70.00 mcg   100% 
Manganese (as Manganese Sulfate)    1.00 mg   50% 
Joint Construction Complex    3000.00 mg   ** 
 Glucosamine (as HCl sulfate KCl)        ** 
 Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)        ** 
 Chondroitin Sulfate A (CSA)        ** 
 Chondroitin Sulfate B (CSB)        ** 
Joint Lubrication Complex    1000.00 mg   ** 
 Flaxseed Oil (50% alpha linolenic acid)        ** 
 Cetyl Myristoleate Proprietary Blend        ** 
 Hyaluronic Acid        ** 
Joint Support Complex    1000.00 mg   ** 
 Quercetin        ** 
 Bromelain        ** 
 Ginger Root Extract (gingerols shogaols)        ** 
 Turmeric Extract (curcumin)        ** 
 Boswellia (boswellic acid)        ** 
 ** Daily Value (DV) not established

Other Ingredients:  Shark Cartilage, Carob, Gelatin, Glycerine, Soybean Oil, Purified Water, Magnesium Stearate, Stearic Acid
Health Notes

A Healthy Person's Guide to Vitamins

A Healthy Person's Guide to Vitamins
A Healthy Person?s Guide to Vitamins: Main Image
Even in healthy people, multivitamins and other supplements may help prevent vitamin and mineral deficiencies
Ideally, daily nutritional needs should be met through healthy eating-but the typical diet does not always supply all the vitamins and minerals a body needs. So even in healthy people, multivitamins and other supplements may help prevent vitamin and mineral deficiencies and they can also provide more nutrients than diet alone, which may help to protect against or manage certain diseases. The following list gives the daily optimum amounts of nutrients that might benefit healthy people.

Folic acid (400 mcg)

  • The FDA-required fortification of grain products may have reduced deficiency in the general US population, but some authorities believe it is not enough to optimally prevent diseases such as heart disease and neural tube defects.
  • The body's need for folic acid doubles during pregnancy. Supplementation prior to, and shortly after, conception is adequate and effective.

Iodine (150 mcg)

  • A common deficiency in developing countries, iodine is more abundant in Western diets. Most people get enough unless they avoid iodized salt, seafood, and sea vegetables.
  • People with thyroid diseases should check with their doctor before using iodine supplements.

Vitamin A (5,000 IU; as natural beta-carotene for nonsmokers)

  • The synthetic beta-carotene in most multivitamins clearly does not prevent cancer and may increase the risk of lung cancer in smokers. In contrast, however, natural beta-carotene and several other carotenoids may help prevent certain diseases, including some cancers, although its safety for smokers has not been demonstrated.
  • Due to concerns about birth defects and bone loss, people should not take over 10,000 IU of supplemental vitamin A in the form of retinol without consulting a doctor.

B Vitamins

  • The typical Western diet may provide thiamine (B1; 1.5 mg), riboflavin (B2; 1.7 mg), and niacin (B3; 20 mg) in adequate amounts as they are added to white flour products and other foods that have been depleted of those vitamins.
  • Biotin (300 mcg): This vitamin is produced by intestinal bacteria in amounts that, along with the typical diet, provide enough to prevent deficiency in healthy people.
  • Pyridoxine(B6; 10 mg): Some deficiency may exist in as many of 25% of people living in Western societies, and may be most common in the elderly.
  • Pantothenic acid (B5; 10 mg): This vitamin appears to be in short supply in the typical diet though its role in disease prevention is unknown.
  • Vitamin B12 (5-100 mcg): Vitamin B12-deficiency is more common among the elderly than in healthy young people, except for vegans (vegetarians who avoid dairy and eggs) and in people who take acid-blocking drugs or antacids for long periods of time.
  • Some people claim to experience improved mood, energy, and/or overall well-being when taking higher-than-RDA amounts of vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, and pantothenic acid, though this has not been demonstrated in research.
  • Folic acid, B12, and pyridoxine help control homocysteine levels in the blood. Elevated homocysteine levels are associated with several diseases. Studies have shown that supplementing with one or more of these vitamins helps prevent or reverse hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) and may reduce bone fractures risk.

Vitamin C (100-200 mg)

  • Severe deficiency is uncommon in people who consume Western diets, but mild insufficiency is found in 6% of healthy adults and larger numbers of college students and smokers. Some authorities have suggested that optimal intake for disease prevention may be at least 90 to 100 mg per day.
  • Supplementation with over 200 mg per day of vitamin C by healthy people does not result in higher vitamin C concentrations in the body, and may be no more helpful for preventing disease than smaller amounts.

Vitamin D (400-800 IU)

  • Vitamin D obtained from the diet and from sunlight exposure can be insufficient, especially in older people and vegans during the winter months. Vitamin D insufficiency is associated with bone loss and fractures in older people and other studies have shown supplementing may reduced bone loss and the risk of falls in older people
  • Though toxic in very high amounts, up to 2,000 IU per day is considered safe.

Vitamin E (30-400 IU)

  • Once widely thought to lower risk of heart disease, other trials have negated those findings and even found a small increase in the likelihood of all-cause mortality or heart failure. Therefore, some doctors advise people not to take large amounts of vitamin E (400 IU per day or more). On the other hand, circumstantial evidence suggests that "mixed tocopherols," as opposed to the more widely used alpha-tocopherol form, may be safer and more beneficial for heart-disease prevention.
  • A reduced risk of prostate cancer in smokers was reported in a double-blind trial with 50 IU per day of vitamin E. However, similar studies have not found vitamin E supplements to protect against other cancers.

Vitamin K (80 mcg)

  • Deficiency severe enough to cause bleeding problems is rare in healthy people. However, low vitamin K in the blood and in the diet has been associated with osteoporosis.

For more nutrient recommendations

Read a Healthy Person's Guide to Minerals & More.

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Ratings and Reviews

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Universal Nutrition Animal™ Flex - Joint Support
 
4.8

(based on 12 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (6)
  • Effective (5)
  • Relieves pain (5)
  • Increases flexibility (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily use (5)
    • Everyday use (5)
    • Injury recovery (5)
    • Athletes (4)
    • Men (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Health conscious (4), Regular user (4)
      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 10 minutes (3)

    Reviewed by 12 customers

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    5.0

    Awesome supplement for joints

    By jurga2323

    from Stow, OH

    About Me First Time User, Health Conscious, Medical Professional

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Easy To Carry Everywhere
    • Effective
    • Fast Acting
    • Only 1 Time A Day

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Men
      • Women

      Comments about Universal Nutrition Animal™ Flex - Joint Support:

      I bought this product to my husband (he is physical therapist and massage therapist)because his joints started to feel really bad. After a week he felt much better, no complains about pain, its gone! He takes supplement to work, easy to carry because it is packed to one day doses.

       
      5.0

      Awesome stuff

      By pneil514

      from Boston, MA

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Effective
      • Good Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Universal Nutrition Animal™ Flex - Joint Support:

        This stuff is amazing! I read the reviews and figured I'd try it out. I'm 22 and shattered my elbow (my olecranon process for you medical types) three years ago and as a result I've got myself a nice shiny titanium plate with 7 screws in it now. Ever since whenever I've done tricep exercises and presses I can really feel the plate tug and pull and I usually leave a little sore. I've been taking Animal Flex for two days now and today is triceps day. I DIDN'T FEEL A THING, NOTHING, NADA. Even during my nose breakers, I was able to do more weight than ever without my elbow killing me. This stuff is awesome, worth every penny, I'll be buying more.

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 10 Minutes

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Helpful

        By wbrandes1

        from nashville, tn

        About Me Brand Buyer

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Effective

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Universal Nutrition Animal™ Flex - Joint Support:

          The product arrived before the scheduled 2-3 @ wk PT prescribed by the sport MD of the Predators and Sounds. Xrays showed scoliois, disc degeneration, snd osteo-arthritis. Enough to retire.

          Presription:PT 2-3@wk. Ugh. Wasts of time, money, and energy. But product works from day one. Answererwd prayer and intervention.

          I once, long ago, told an old ,legally blind, milk farmer his tractor was leaking, and he replied" "A little lubrication never hurt nothiin! Nough said.

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          • 1+ Hour
           
          5.0

          THE GAME CHANGER

          By jessietrigleth

          from HELENA, ARKANSAS

          About Me At The Gym 5 Days A Week, Weekend Warrior

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Boosts Energy
          • Builds Muscle
          • Convienient
          • Pain Relief
          • Quickens Recovery Time

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • After Workout
            • Backpacking
            • Before Workout
            • During Workout
            • Everyday

            Comments about Universal Nutrition Animal™ Flex - Joint Support:

            AMAZING PRODUCT!!! IVE HAD 3 KNEE SURGERYS IN THE LAST 3 YEARS ON MY RIGHT KNEE. THOUGHT FOR SURE THAT I HAD BLEW OUT MY LEFT KNEE TRYING TO COMPENSATE. AFTER A WEEK OR SO TAKING THE ANIMAL FLEX PACKS I NOTICE LESS SWELLING, PAIN, AND MORE RANGE OF MOTION. ITS NOT A MIRACLE WORKER BUT IT DEFFINETLY MADE WALKING AND PHYSICAL THERAPY A LITTLE MORE MANAGEABLE. I NOW AM ABLE TO GOTO THE GYM 5 DAYS A WEEK AND STAY IN SHAPE

             
            5.0

            I have bought many times

            By justin.kuehn

            from new york, ny

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Back Feels Better
            • Good Value
            • Joints Feel Better

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about Universal Nutrition Animal™ Flex - Joint Support:

              Great product. Back and joints feel much better since taking. I have been taking for many years.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Game Changer

              By King.Danny202

              from Las Vegas, NV

              About Me Health Conscious, Regular User

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Increases Flexibility
              • Relieves Pain

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Athletes
                • Everyday Use
                • Injury Recovery

                Comments about Universal Nutrition Animal™ Flex - Joint Support:

                I had a lot of inflamation & joint pain. I was actually ready to go under the knife but I decided to change joint supplements first. Animal Flex had consistently high reviews and I'm glad I made the switch as the increase in joint flexibility and reducution in inflamation has been so tremendous that I have been able resume intense training.

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                You're an ANIMAL

                By manganky

                from Manheim, PA

                About Me Regular User

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Value
                • Increases Flexibility
                • Increases Strength
                • Relieves Pain
                • Simple To Take

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Athletes
                  • Everyday Use
                  • Injury Recovery
                  • Older People

                  Comments about Universal Nutrition Animal™ Flex - Joint Support:

                  I use this stack one time a day, in the morning with my meal. I stack with with my Gaspari nutrition pack and they work great together but alone is fine also. I used to play football and the past year I blew apart my shoulder blade taking a chunk of bone right out so my shoulder joint can slip in and out through the back of the shoulder with ease. I read and researched many products and finally decided on this. My shoulder requires the doctors to take bone from my hip and put it in my shoulder along with some wonderful metal pins to stretch the muscle back up to it. I used to be in a lot of pain and had to stop lifting. I started this stack and am back to lifting again with little pain, I can curl and hammer curl with little pain. My surgery is not until June of 2012 and this has been helping me fight the pain in the shoulder and other joints so I can have more efficent workouts. Have and questions, do not be afraid to ask!Email me or contact GNC directly! Manganky[@]

                   
                  4.0

                  great for joints

                  By smithgg22

                  from Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan

                  About Me Regular User

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Relieves Pain
                  • Simple To Take

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Athletes
                    • Everyday Use
                    • Injury Recovery
                    • Older People

                    Comments about Universal Nutrition Animal™ Flex - Joint Support:

                    Daily, it really helps my shoulder after multiple injuries.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    it works

                    By sharpandcold

                    from farmington hills,mi

                    About Me Health Conscious, Regular User

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Value
                    • Increases Flexibility
                    • Relieves Pain

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Athletes
                      • Everyday Use
                      • Injury Recovery

                      Comments about Universal Nutrition Animal™ Flex - Joint Support:

                      great stuff, really works well.

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      very good.

                      By Fordfan31

                      from Milwaukee, WI

                      About Me First Time User, Health Conscious

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Increases Flexibility
                      • Relieves Pain

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday Use
                      • Injury Recovery

                      Comments about Universal Nutrition Animal™ Flex - Joint Support:

                      it really is amazingly different compared to other joint relievers. Even though its a package of like 5 pills. They all do different things and when combined all at once, I can tell the dfference in the way I feel especially after a hard workout with weights or cardio.

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