Once upon a time, I didn’t believe that those joint pains that other people of a certain age suffered would affect me. But over the last couple of years I’ve been feeling a few grumbles in my knees, ankles, back and hips.
The knees have been particularly troublesome – and I expect I have exacerbated the problem by over-doing the running. See `’training for my first ultra” Then again, I don’t like age to be a barrier to anything much and I reckoned I could live with these aches and pains.
If you are anything like me, the aches move around the body on an almost weekly basis. One week it’s my back that hurts the most, then my ankles, then my knees and sometimes my feet.
So, when I was asked to trial a supplement specifically aimed at these joint pains I could see no reason not to. FlexiQule™ has been developed by AlchemLife, a leader in the phytochemicals industry and specialising in plant-derived ingredients.
FlexiQule was created to support joint mobility and flexibility. It includes a blend of (I am listing from the packet here) “concentrated Indian Frankincense (Boswellia Phytoextract) and ginger”. Apparently, the ingredients have been shown to have a ‘higher efficacy as compared to conventional solutions”.
All this you can read about at AlchemLife. But until you test a product, the ingredients are pretty meaningless. For example, who knew that Indian Frankincense could aid joint mobility and flexibility? And while I have heard of ginger being used as a natural remedy for ailments such as nausea I had no idea it might be good for my joints.
On test: FlexiQule™ herbal joint supplement
I was sent a month’s supply of FlexiQule. It comes in a rather trendy packet. The tablets are bright blue – a bit off-putting perhaps? – and you take two per day; one in the morning and one in the evening. It’s advised that you take them while eating.
For the first 10 days I didn’t notice anything different. My knees still hurt on-and-off when I got up from sitting down, when walking downstairs and sometimes while running. The ankles were still stiff and a bit sore in the morning and when I started a run. This was all part of my general life and something I simply accepted as part of the ageing process.
But I kept taking the tablets. I have now been taking them for almost a month and I think, on reflection, I’ve had less general aches and pains. My knees, in particular, seem a less groany. I don’t feel so stiff in the mornings and when getting up from my desk I don’t notice the knees so much. Now, of course, this could all be coincidence. It could be that I have been doing less running.
However, I have hiked a couple of Munros in the last fortnight and I would say the most noticeable thing has been far less pain when walking downhill. My knees have been really sore on occasions over the last couple of years and especially when I am out of practice in the mountains.
The knee pain has not gone completely but I think it is a lower intensity. Again, this could be coincidence, but maybe not.
My ankles have also felt less stiff, even when starting from cold on a run. And, now I come to think about it, the stiffness I often feel in my feet first thing in the morning has been less obvious.
Now I am not saying the pain has disappeared and it could be that various other positive aspects, such as attending regular weights classes and doing a bit more stretching, have also contributed to the generally improved well being in my joints but, then again, perhaps it is because of FlexiQule.
A month’s supply of two packs costs £32.28 and I think I will probably buy that just see if things continue to improve.
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