FAQ Synflex Liquid Glucosamine
Questions and Answers about Glucosamine and Arthritis Pain Relief
Q. Why is Synflex® considered to be one of the most effective glucosamine product on the market today?
A. We have taken the utmost care to ensure we provide the highest quality, most effective product. To do this, we use only the highest quality and purest ingredients. In fact, we use 98% pure liquid glucosamine, with ten other high quality synergistic arthritis-fighting ingredients. In addition, each batch of Synflex® undergoes a laboratory analysis to ensure ingredient quality and efficacy. To note, each batch of Synflex® is issued a certificate of analysis and is manufactured in a GMP certified lab.
Q. Are there any side effects?
A. Synflex® is a very safe product. There are a few things you need to know:
- Consult your doctor before taking glucosamine if you are currently pregnant or nursing.
- Current medical literature indicates that diabetics may use Synflex®. However, you may wish to monitor your blood sugar levels or consult your physician.
- If you are allergic to shellfish, you should monitor your reaction and discontinue if any adverse affects occur.
-A small percentage of people who take glucosamine may encounter light diarrhea or stomach upset. This can be avoided by splitting the dosage between morning and evening.
Q. Does Synflex® interact with any drugs or medications?
A. Synflex® is an all-natural product and should not interact with any drugs or medications.
Q. Is Synflex® sold in stores?
A. Synflex® is sold in a number of health food stores, health clubs, chiropractors offices, veterinarian offices, online retailers, and the like. However, Synflex® is not available in any large retail stores at this time. We prefer to deal direct with our customers, and being the manufacturer of Synflex®, we are able to offer you the best price and mail you the product free of charge (in the United States). You can order online here, via our secure server, or call toll free 1-800-796-0142. If you are outside of the United States, you can call 1-941-778-2155, or place your order online. The shopping cart will provide accurate real-time shipping costs with our various shipping carriers.
Q. What are my payment options for ordering Synflex®?
A. We accept all major credit cards, checks, PayPal and money orders. You can order online here via our secure server or you can call one of our friendly customer service representatives.
Call us at Toll Free at 1-800-796-0142 or (941) 778-2155 between 9am and 5pm EST Monday through Friday, or mail a check or money order to:
Synflex America, Inc.
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Q. Why is better, stronger, healthier cartilage important?
A. When your cartilage is damaged, either as a result of primary osteoarthritis or following an injury (secondary osteoarthritis), you will suffer the consequences. Since cartilage protects the bones from coming into contact with one another, the opposite result is extremely painful. In a great many cases, it can result in surgery.
As your cartilage begins to lose its capabilities, the process of osteoarthritis begins. Whether the result is of aging, genetics, overuse, or injury, some 70 million Americans suffer from this debilitating condition. Whether you suffer from this condition or are trying to prevent it, every step that you can take to avoid the consequences is well worth it.
Q. What exactly is Glucosamine?
A. Glucosamine is a charged sugar molecule that is a key component of the extracellular matrix of cartilage (grout between the cartilage cells). It absorbs and releases water with each step, thereby acting as a shock absorber for the joints.
Glucosamine is a natural sugar produced by your body. It is the essential and principal ingredient that determines the quantity of proteoglycans (water-holding) molecules that also form in the body. The greater the amount of Glucosamine in the body, the greater the amount of proteoglycans. The proteoglycans are large, water-binding molecules made up of both proteins and sugars. It is important to understand that they are a major building block of healthy, vital cartilage.
Q. Is Synflex® approved by the FDA?
A. Glucosamine products are nutritional supplements and are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). However, Synflex® is manufactured in the United States with (USA) pharmaceutical quality ingredients, in a NSF cGMP certified facility. This means that our lab is in compliance with the requirements of Good Manufacturing Practices. This system ensures that the procedures and documentation of the product represents the quality and strength of the contract. Each batch of Synflex® is issued a Certificate of Analysis, which tests that every ingredient is formulated to the exact measurements and specifications that it states it will.
Q. Will I need to take this product daily for the rest of my life, or will I be able to reduce the dosage or even stop taking it at some point?
A. It is indeed advisable to maintain a daily dose of a 1/4 oz. (1.5 teaspoons) per day. Those over 220 pounds may wish to maintain a higher dosage than this (1/2 oz. per day). If you believe that your arthritis does not warrant a full daily dose, or if you are taking Synflex® as a preventative measure, you may wish to drop the dose in half. Of course, if any joint pain returns or cartilage continues to deteriorate, increase your dosage. We recommend that mostly everyone take a double dose (1/2 oz. per day) for the first 7-10 days.
Q. Can I take Synflex® if I have a shellfish allergy?
A. You can take Synflex®, as long as glucosamine hasn't been a problem in the past. The antigen in shellfish that causes an allergic reaction has been removed from Synflex®. Nonetheless, we encourage you to consult with your physician before using glucosamine. In fact, new research has shown that glucosamine is very unlikely to cause an allergic reaction in someone allergic to shellfish. In most cases, allergies are caused by proteins in shellfish, not chitin, a carbohydrate from which glucosamine is extracted. Furthermore, there is no crossover between the acid derived chitin from shells and the antigens that cause shellfish allergies, since the acid process required to leach the chitin from the shell strips away the carbohydrate side chains that would be antigenic.
Q. What flavors does Synflex® come in?
A. Our Synflex® 1500 has an all-natural citrus orange flavor. Our Original formula Synflex® has an all-natural berry flavor. For pets, we offer a beef flavor. If you prefer, you can mix Synflex® with your favorite drink. For pets, we recommend either administering the dose directly into their mouth with a measuring dropper or adding it directly over their food.
Q. Is it true that Synflex® will ease osteoarthritis pain in dogs and cats?
A. Yes. Synflex® is very effective at easing the symptoms of arthritis in both cats and dogs. Many pet owners notice small changes right away after administering Synflex®, however, maximum results are usually seen between 2-4 weeks.
Q. Do pets like the taste of Synflex®?
A. The large majority of cats and dogs like the flavor of Synflex®. There are two formulas to choose from. The Original formula is a natural berry flavor and we have the natural Beef flavored Synflex® for Pets. Administration is very easy. We recommend mixing Synflex® directly into their food. In about 10% of cases, you may need to administer it orally with a measuring dropper.
Q. What's the difference between Synflex® and Synflex® for pets?
A. The Synflex® Original formula is used by both people and pets. It contains 1,250 mg. of Glucosamine in a 1/4 oz. serving. The Beef flavored Synflex® for pets contains 1,500 mg of glucosamine in a 1/4 oz. serving. Both formulas are very effective at managing arthritis and hip dysplasia in family pets. The dosage amount for both formulas are based off of the weight of your pet.
-Due to customs regulations, we do not ship the beef flavored Synflex® internationally, outside of the U.S.
Q. I am an athlete. Can Synflex® benefit me?
A. Absolutely. See our website and review the comments of some world-class athletes who use it.
Q. Who is Synflex America and how did you come up with Synflex®?
A. Synflex America was founded in 1999 by J.R. Rogers. In 1993, J.R. fell off a two story building and ended up with Spinal Stenosis and secondary arthritis in his neck. He tried everything he could find, but little helped and what did help often had very serious side effects. A friend of his was using a prototype liquid Glucosamine to treat his thoroughbred horses.
J.R. began passing out samples to his friends and they were astounded by the results they were getting. He knew that this product was one that belonged in the hands of everyone who suffered from OA. He then founded Synflex America. Beginning in July, 2001, Synflex® was first made available to the general public worldwide. It has been an incredible success with a rapidly growing audience of direct purchasers and wholesale buyers. In fact, Synflex America is the largest direct-to-consumer retailer of liquid glucosamine in the world.
Because pills and capsules are not absorbed as well as liquid glucosamine, you are not receiving as much glucosamine to your joints with pills and capsules or receiving it as quickly.
Q. My doctor specifically recommended taking Synflex®. Are there many doctors who recommend Synflex®?
A. Many doctors are now recommending glucosamine, and many are indeed specifically recommending Synflex®. Generally, they either use Synflex® themselves or have heard great things about Synflex® from their patients. You can read a number of their testimonials in our success stories.
Q. What is the recommended dosage for me and/or my pet? How much glucosamine for dogs?
A. We have set up a page to explain this. You may click here to view the dosage information page.
Q. I know a lot of people who use it and they all swear by it. What makes Synflex® so effective?
A. Certainly the ingredients themselves play a major role here. Synflex® uses pharmaceutical strength ingredients. Also, the liquid formula allows the body to absorb the ingredients faster and more fully.
Q. Does Synflex® have Chondroitin in it?
A. Yes. It is approximately 20% Chondroitin Sulfate.
Q. Why are there slight changes in the color of the product?
A. You should not refrigerate Synflex®. It has a shelf life of at least one year so you can certainly store it at room temperature for that long. A slight change in color happens sometimes. It is simply something that happens naturally as a result of exposure to light.