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Miracle, or just the latest overhyped product ?
on 12 December 2013
Its fascinating - this product has a range of reviews from 5 stars all the way down to 1 star; some people think it's a miracle cure whilst others think it's an expensive complete waste of time.
I've been using it for about four weeks now for arthritis in the hip, and while it may have helped reduce the pain and discomfort marginally (which may have happened anyway as I have 'good' days and 'bad' days) for me it hasn't worked wonders. To be fair though, the manufacturers don't claim it to be a miracle product, it's the media that always hypes up the latest potential miracle, but then they need to grab your attention because they have newspapers to sell.
Bottom line - given that there are apparently some 8 million arthritis sufferers in the UK alone, if this, or any other product, could actually halt your arthritis in its tracks, and/or significantly reduce your pain and discomfort such that you could be pain free, or get back the mobility you used to have, how much would you be prepared to pay £20, £50, £100, £1000, almost any amount provided it worked, I know I would.
The fact is arthritis is a degenerative disease which doesn't 'get better', so despite advances in medicine and technology, until they can replicate and insert a replacement ligament for one that nature originally provided, but that has worn away, nothing is going to stop two major bones (eg knee, hip) that are rubbing together from hurting.
Flexiseq appears to work almost immediately for some but then apparently has little or no effect on others, just like many other products on the market, so throw your £20 or whatever at it and keep your fingers crossed. Personally I'm going to continue to apply it for another couple of weeks to see if it has any cumulative effect, but without any great expectation. It would also be nice if they sold a completely full tube of gel (without increasing the price)