How does Flexiseq work?
Flexiseq is claimed to work by containing properties in the gel known as Sequessome vesicles, which are small lipid spheres. You apply the gel to your skin, and as it dries the spheres change their shape to pass through your skin. The gel then goes into your joints where Flexiseq claims it helps lubricate the surface of the cartilage of your joints to provide pain relief and stiffness.
However, there is only one study that shows that sequessome vesicles pass through the skin and penetrate the synovial fluid within the joint to aid cartilage surfaces.
Not only this, the studies associated with Flexiseq appear to be paid for Pro Bono Bio who have a vested interest in the study outcomes being positive.
Flexiseq have also had complaints from the ASA in the past over adverts they have put on television:
‘…we considered that the claim “clinically proven to treat osteoarthritis as effectively as a prescription painkiller”, as it would be understood by consumers, had not been adequately substantiated. We therefore concluded that the claim was misleading and breached the Code.’
That said, Flexiseq does have some merits, and we’ll be exploring some of the more popular questions about this joint relief gel below.
How long does it take for Flexiseq to work?
Flexiseq takes 2 weeks to work, and gradually improves in its performance over 12 weeks. The manufacturers claim it can work in as little as 2 days, however realistic pain relief from Flexiseq would take at least 2 weeks.
Which Flexiseq is the strongest to work?
Flexiseq Osteoarthritis Max Strength Gel, is stronger than Flexiseq Active Gel. Flexiseq Osteoarthritis is targeted at relieving pain and stiffness associated with osteoarthritis.
If you’re looking for Flexiseq in its most potent form to work for you, we recommend that you choose Flexiseq Osteoarthritis.
Does Flexiseq work on Knees?
Flexiseq is claimed to work on any joint it is applied to, including knees. Flexiseq is thought to work on those who are suffering with osteoarthritis knee pain. The sequessomes in Flexiseq can help sink through the joint and support the knee when applied.
Flexiseq can work on knees, how effectively it actually does though may need further research.
Summary: How does Flexiseq work?
In short, Flexiseq is claimed to work like this:
- Within this joint pain relieving gel Flexiseq there is something known as Sequessome vesicles.
- Sequessome vesicles are small lipid spheres that change shape after it has been applied to the skin and dried.
- When changing shape these sequessome vesicles can pass through your skin and down towards your joints.
- Flexiseq’s sequessome vesicles then helps to lubricate the surface of the cartilage on the joint to relieve pain and stiffness.
There are some studies that support this, but they have all been sponsored by the owner of Flexiseq Pro Bono Bio.
The claim and the reality of how Flexiseq works may be different and more indepenent research may be needed to fully understand the truth.