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  • Now with a joint cushioning blend including hyaluronic acid and vitamin C*
  • Maximum strength fast-acting support - works in days
  • Clinical strength for daily long-term useJoint comfort in days with GNC TriFlex™ Fast-Acting. This premium formula combines the full, clinically-tested amounts of glucosamine (1500 mg) and chondroitin (1200 mg) with a proprietary Fast-Acting Blend plus MSM to support joint comfort and flexibility and hyaluronic acid to help cushion joints.*
    • Clinically studied doses of glucosamine and chondroitin combined with MSM and proprietary herbal blend, which is shown to improve joint comfort and function.
    • Glucosamine and Chondroitin are natural building block components found in connective tissues and joint cartilage. Scientific research has shown that these building block compounds help to support the body's natural ability to regenerate cartilage and lubricate joints thus supporting joint health integrity and function.
    • Hyaluronic acid is an important structural component of body tissue, including the fluids surrounding the joints and collagen. Hyaluronic acid has the capacity to hold water, cushion joints and maintain the elastic integrity of skin.
    • Vitamin C is involved in the synthesis of collage.

    * 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

    As a dietary supplement, take four caplets daily preferably with meals.

    Serving Size 4 Caplets
    Servings Per Container 30
    Amount Per Serving % DV
    Sodium 130.00 mg 5%
    Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) 30.00 mg 50%
    Glucosamine Hydrochiorde 1500.00 mg **
    Chondroitin Sulfate Sodium 1200.00 mg **
    MSM (Methylsulfonyl-methane) 250.00 mg **
    Fast-Acting Comfort Blend 250.00 mg **
     Chinese Skullcap Root Extract (Scutellaria baicalensis) **
     Clutch Tree Wood& Bark Extract (Acacia catechu) **
    Hyaluronic Acid (HA) (as Sodium Hyaluronate) 5.00 mg **
    ** Daily Value (DV) not established

    Other Ingredients: Cellulose, Titanium Dioxide (Natural Mineral Whitener), Vegetable Acetoglycerides, Natural Vanilla Flavor, Riboflavin, Sucralose

    No Sugar, No Artificial Colors, No Artificial Flavors, No Preservatives,No Wheat, No Gluten, No Soy, No Dairy, Yeast Free.

    Storage Instructions: Store in a cool, dry place.

    Warning: Keep out of reach of children



    Consult your physician prior to using this product if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, under 18 years of age or have a medical condition. Discontinue use two weeks prior to surgery.

    CONTAINS: Crustaceans (Shrimp)

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    Distributed by: General Nutrition Corporation Pittsburgh, Pa 15222

    Health Notes

    Joint Health

    Joint Health
    • Reliable and relatively consistent scientific data showing a substantial health benefit.
    • Contradictory, insufficient, or preliminary studies suggesting a health benefit or minimal health benefit.
    • For an herb, supported by traditional use but minimal or no scientific evidence. For a supplement, little scientific support.

    Our proprietary "Star-Rating" system was developed to help you easily understand the amount of scientific support behind each supplement in relation to a specific health condition. While there is no way to predict whether a vitamin, mineral, or herb will successfully treat or prevent associated health conditions, our unique ratings tell you how well these supplements are understood by the medical community, and whether studies have found them to be effective for other people.

    For over a decade, our team has combed through thousands of research articles published in reputable journals. To help you make educated decisions, and to better understand controversial or confusing supplements, our medical experts have digested the science into these three easy-to-follow ratings. We hope this provides you with a helpful resource to make informed decisions towards your health and well-being.

    Osteoarthritis
    Dose: 800 to 1,200 mg a day
    Many trials have shown that supplementing with chondroitin sulfate reduces pain, increases joint mobility, and promotes healing within the joints.(more)
    Osteoarthritis
    Dose: 2.25 to 6.0 grams per day
    In one trial, supplementing with methyl-sulfonylmethane significantly reduced pain and improved overall physical functioning in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. (more)
    Osteoarthritis
    Dose: Refer to label instructions
    Studies have shown glucosamine hydrochloride to be effective at reducing pain and improving symptoms in people with osteoarthritis.(more)
    Osteoarthritis
    Dose: 800 to 1,200 mg a day

    Chondroitin sulfate (CS) is a major component of the lining of joints. The structure of CS includes molecules related to glucosamine sulfate. CS levels have been reported to be reduced in joint cartilage affected by osteoarthritis. Possibly as a result, CS supplementation may help restore joint function in people with osteoarthritis.1 On the basis of preliminary evidence, researchers had believed that oral CS was not absorbed in humans;2 as a result, early double-blind CS research was done mostly by giving injections.3, 4 This research documented clinical benefits from CS injections. It now appears, however, that a significant amount of CS is absorbable in humans,5 though dissolving CS in water leads to better absorption than swallowing whole pills.6

    Strong clinical evidence now supports the use of oral CS supplements for osteoarthritis. Many double-blind trials have shown that CS supplementation consistently reduces pain, increases joint mobility, and/or shows evidence (including X-ray changes) of healing within joints of people with osteoarthritis.7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 Most trials have used 400 mg of CS taken two to three times per day. One trial found that taking the full daily amount (1,200 mg) at one time was as effective as taking 400 mg three times per day.18 Reduction in symptoms typically occurs within several months.

    References

    1. Kerzberg EM, Roldan EJA, Castelli G, Huberman ED. Combination of glycosaminoglycans and acetylsalicylic acid in knee osteoarthritis. Scand J Rheum 1987;16:377.

    2. Baici A, Horler D, Moser B, et al. Analysis of glycosaminoglycans in human serum after oral administration of chondroitin sulfate. Rheumatol Int 1992;12:81-8.

    3. Kerzberg EM, Roldan EJA, Castelli G, Huberman ED. Combination of glycosaminoglycans and acetylsalicylic acid in knee osteoarthritis. Scand J Rheum 1987;16:377.

    4. Rovetta G. Galactosaminoglycuronoglycan sulfate (Matrix) in therapy of tibiofibular osteoarhtirits of the knee. Drugs Exp Clin Res 1991;17:53-7.

    5. Conte A, Volpi N, Palmieri L, et al. Biochemical and pharmacokinetic aspects of oral treatment with chondroitin sulfate. Arzneimittelforschung 1995;45:918-25.

    6. Ronca F, Palmieri L, Panicucci P, Ronca G. Anti-inflammatory activity of chondroitin sulfate. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 1998;6(Supplement A):14-21.

    7. Uebelhart D, Thonar EJ, Delmas PD, et al. Effects of oral chondroitin sulfate on the progression of knee osteoarthritis: a pilot study. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 1998;6(Suppl A):39-46.

    8. Verbruggen G, Goemaere S, Veys EM. Chondroitin sulfate: S/DMOAD (structure/disease modifying anti-osteoarthritis drug) in the treatment of finger joint OA. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 1998;6(Suppl A):37-8.

    9. Bucsi L, Poor G. Efficacy and tolerability of oral chondroitin sulfate as a symptomatic slow-acting drug for osteoarthritis (SYSADOA) in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 1998;6(Suppl A):31-6.

    10. Bourgeois P, Chales G, Dehais J, et al. Efficacy and tolerability of chondroitin sulfate 1200 mg/day vs chondroitin sulfate 3X400 mg/day vs placebo. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 1998;6(Suppl A):25-30.

    11. Pipitone V, Ambanelli U, Cervini C, et al. A multicenter, triple-blind study to evaluate galactosaminoglucuronoglycan sulfate versus placebo in patients with femorotibial gonarthritis. Curr Ther Res 1992;52:608-38.

    12. Bazieres B, Loyau G, Menkes CJ, et al. Le chondroitine sulfate dans le traitement de la gonarthrose et de la coxarthrose. Rev Rhum Mal Osteoartic 1992;59:466-72 [in French].

    13. Conrozier T, Vignon E. Die Wirkung von Chondroitinsulfat bei der Behandlung der Huft Gelenksarthrose. Eine Doppelblindstudie gegen Placebo. Litera Rheumatologica 1992;14:69-75 [in German].

    14. L'Hirondel JL. Klinische Doppelblind-Studie mit oral verabreichtem Chondroitinsulfat gegen Placebo bei der tibiofermoralen Gonarthrose (125 Patienten). Litera Rheumatologica 1992;14:77-82 [in German].

    15. Morreale P, Manopulo R, Galati M, et al. Comparison of the antiinflammatory efficacy of chondroitin sulfate and diclofenac sodium in patients with knee osteoarthritis. J Rheumatol 1996;23:1385-91.

    16. Leeb BF, Petera P, Neumann K. Results of a multicenter study of chondroitin sulfate (Condrosulf) use in arthroses of the finger, knee and hip joints. Wien Med Wochenschr 1996;146:609-14.

    17. Wildi LM, Raynauld JP, Martel-Pelletier J, et al. Chondroitin sulphate reduces both cartilage volume loss and bone marrow lesions in knee osteoarthritis patients starting as early as 6 months after initiation of therapy: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study using MRI. Ann Rheum Dis 2011;70:982-9.

    18. Bourgeois P, Chales G, Dehais J, et al. Efficacy and tolerability of chondroitin sulfate 1200 mg/day vs chondroitin sulfate 3X400 mg/day vs placebo. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 1998;6(Suppl A):25-30.

    Osteoarthritis
    Dose: 2.25 to 6.0 grams per dayAccording to a small double-blind trial, 2,250 mg per day of oral methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), a variant of DMSO, reduced osteoarthritis pain after six weeks.1 In another double-blind trial, supplementation with 3 grams of MSM twice a day for 12 weeks significantly reduced pain and improved overall physical functioning in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee.2
    References

    1. Lawrence RM. Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM): a double-blind study of its use in degenerative arthritis. Int J of Anti-Aging Med 1998;1:50.

    2. Kim LS, Axelrod LJ, Howard P, et al. Efficacy of methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) in osteoarthritis pain of the knee: a pilot clinical trial. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 2006;14:286-94.

    Osteoarthritis
    Dose: Refer to label instructionsA few trials have evaluated glucosamine hydrochloride (GH), another form of glucosamine sulfate (GS), as a single remedy for osteoarthritis. One trial found only minor benefits from 1,500 mg per day of GH for 8 weeks in people with osteoarthritis of the knee.1 However, these people were also taking up to 4,000 mg per day of acetaminophen for pain relief, and that treatment might have masked a beneficial effect of GH. In another study, supplementing with GH (2,000 mg each morning for 12 weeks) significantly improved symptoms, compared with a placebo, in people with knee pain due to cartilage damage or osteoarthritis.2 In a four-week study from China, GH was as effective as GS in people with osteoarthritis of the knee.3 Another study found that the combination of GH and chondroitin sulfate was more effective than a placebo in people with moderate to severe knee pain from osteoarthritis, but not in those with mild pain.4 Despite the reported beneficial effects of GH, some investigators believe that the sulfate component of GS itself helps relieve osteoarthritis, and that GS would therefore be more effective than GH.5
    References

    1. Houpt JB, McMillan R, Wein C, Paget-Dellio SD. Effect of glucosamine hydrochloride in the treatment of pain of osteoarthritis of the knee. J Rheumatol 1999;26:2423-30.

    2. Braham R, Dawson B, Goodman C. The effect of glucosamine supplementation on people experiencing regular knee pain. Br J Sports Med 2003;37:45-9.

    3. Qiu GX, Weng XS, Zhang K, et al. A multi-central, randomized, controlled clinical trial of glucosamine hydrochloride/sulfate in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 2005;85:3067-70 [in Chinese].

    4. Clegg DO, Reda DJ, Harris CL, et al. Glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate, and the two in combination for painful knee osteoarthritis. N Engl J Med 2006;795-808.

    5. Hoffer LJ, Kaplan LN, Hamadeh MJ, et al. Sulfate could mediate the therapeutic effect of glucosamine sulfate. Metabolism 2001;50:767-70.

    Copyright 2014 Aisle7. All rights reserved. Aisle7.com

    The information presented in Aisle7 is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2015.

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    GNC TriFlex™ Fast-Acting
     
    4.5

    (based on 29 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Effective (24)
    • Easy to use (10)
    • Good value (9)
    • Easy on stomach (3)
    • Easy to swallow (3)

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      (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The Best Product Ever

      By lucycardenas

      from Houston, Texas

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      Pros

      • Easy on Stomach
      • Easy To Swallow
      • Effective
      • Simple To Take
      • Sweet taste
      • Tastes Good
      • Works fast

      Cons

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        • Daily Use
        • Men
        • Women

        Comments about GNC TriFlex™ Fast-Acting:

        I had low back pain for almost 3 years. Cause of pain was unknown as I never saw a doctor about the pain. Too scared to find out why i was in so much pain. I was only able to stand for 5 minutes or less without feeling severe pain. It was difficult to move around due to the pain. I was using a heating pad 4-5 nights a week and taking advil every 4-6 hours 4-5 days a week. I started taking Tri Flex Fast acting and immediately felt better. I felt the difference withing 3 days. Unbelieveable!!! I was pain-free after taking it for approx 2 weeks. It's been approx 4 weeks now and I'm still pain-free. I'm a runner... I come in contact with many who have pain due to running, age, weight, etc. I tell them all this is a must have product. I want all my friends and family that are experiencing pain to feel as good as I do. I recommend anyone with any kind of joint/muscle and/or bone pain to try this product.

        (7 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        good item, delivered fast

        By henanxi.dalian

        from Singapore

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        Pros

        • Effective

        Cons

        • Hard To Swallow

        Best Uses

        • Women

        Comments about GNC TriFlex™ Fast-Acting:

        Good item, but seems similar with normal triflex. Will come again.

        (5 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great buy

        By shellbyhoyle

        from nc

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        • Effective
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          Comments about GNC TriFlex™ Fast-Acting:

          I have been using this for about 3mths it works great my husband was having problems with his elbows since he has been on this he has not had any problems with his joints or bones

          (5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          i would buy this product again & again

          By bralt3

          from houma,la

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            Comments about GNC TriFlex™ Fast-Acting:

            very helpful

            (3 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great

            By xiaoxueuknow

            from Iowa City

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              it is a effective product~~~ works great for the olders.

              (9 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I would buy this product again

              By bettliu

              from China

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                  this production is very good for mother

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                  4.0

                  bought ten when 60% off

                  By whbintexas

                  from houston, tx

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                  Comments about GNC TriFlex™ Fast-Acting:

                  wait to see effects. recommended by friends. great stuff.

                   
                  5.0

                  I would buy this product again and again

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                    Comments about GNC TriFlex™ Fast-Acting:

                    It is very effective for older people with joint troubles. My grandma has taken it for 2 years. Strongly recommend!

                     
                    4.0

                    joint pain

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                    from twin cities, Mn

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                        Comments about GNC TriFlex™ Fast-Acting:

                        I take less than what the bottle tells me to take except on very active weeks, I up to what the instructions say to take. I spread it out though, starting a day or two before.

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                        4.0

                        Definite Relief

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                          Comments about GNC TriFlex™ Fast-Acting:

                          I have patella femoral syndrome which causes severe pain in my knees making it difficult to keep a consistent workout regime.

                          After taking these supplements as prescribed for about 1 week I noticed a significant improvement in pain and mobility.

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