87 of 91 people found the following review helpful
on August 26, 2008
I'm only 33 years old, but I've had knee issues ever since a couple of bike accidents as a child that landed me on my knees fairly badly. Combine that with getting older, a lot of high heel use, and the body weight fluctuations of 3 pregnancies. You can see where I'm going with this. It was getting to the point of where I would stand at the top of the stairs and brace myself to take that first painful step down.(If you have knee problems you know exactly what I mean!) I'd had enough and I got a bottle Osteo bi-flex. I cannot believe the difference this procuct has made!! It said guaranteed results in 7 days- but I noticed a difference in just 2. I've been going up and down the steps without even thinking about my knees at all! I feel like the clock has been turned back on my knees. Now if they would only make face creams... lol!
26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
I've been using this stuff for many, many, many, many years.
Unless you enjoy taking a lot of pills, buy TRIPLE STRENGTH.
Osteo Bi-Flex comes in three strengths:
======> TRIPLE = 2 caplet daily dose
======> DOUBLE = 3 caplet daily dose
======> REGULAR= 6 (I'm guessing) I've never seen the REGULAR strength
formula anywhere, and even after using this product for many years --
shortly after retiring from the military in 1990 -- I've never seen THIS
g-i-g-a-n-t-i-o-u-s-l-y large 180 caplet size.
I've only seen the bottles that have somewhere between 50-160 caplets.
Most bottles are under 100.
I've BEEN a satisfied user for about 20 years.
It is made from Shrimp; crab; lobster shells; crayfish shells. Also contains
magnesium and titanium!
I guess that as long as you're not Jewish -- or allergic to shellfish -- this
stuff is what'll help you get your acheing bones outta bed and down the stairs.
I read an article in READERS DIGEST that said something like "Medical science
doesn't know WHY it rebuilds your joints and eases pain... it just DOES!"
Good enough for me, and while I might not appreciate it as much as I should, I
certainly know when I FORGET to take my two pills!
Buy it. What have you got to lose..? ...but your pain!
Oh! Save the bar-code, box bottom, for the the "Ambassadors Club Rewards". Indeed,
this stuff isn't cheap, but you CAN get valuable coupons for future purchases.
In my family, alone, my brother-in-law; wife; and I swear by the product... which
is better than swearing WITHOUT Osteo Bi-Flex.
And it works!
59 of 67 people found the following review helpful
on April 9, 2007
As an avid runner turned triathlete I developed patellar tendonitis in my left knee along with shin splints. After exhausting nearly every resource I decided to try something containing glucosamine and chondroitin and randomly seleced this product. Within 3 days I noticed a difference in the pain level of my knee and my shins were pain-free. With the end of the week I am back to doing some jogging after 2 months of not being able to, with no ill effects! I am amazed! I will continue using this product faithfully and expect great things!
22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on September 29, 2012
I have been on Oxycodone for about a 1 1/2 years for arthritis in my back and other joints, I also have 5 discs which are degenerated, scoliosis and fibromyalgia. Up until last week I was taking 50-60mg daily of Oxycodone which wasn't working well at all for the pain. In the past few years I have been to a chiropractor, an acupuncturist, physical therapy, and 4 cortisone blocks in my back. Nothing helped to alleviate the pain level, in fact physical therapy made it worse and the pain was so severe in my lower back and was shooting down my legs I couldn't walk; I pretty much became house bound because of the pain. Last week I started taking triple strength Osteo BI-Flex and in only 5 days the pain subsided immensely. I cannot believe how incredible this product is!! I STRONGLY advise anyone with pain to give this a try, Osteo BI-Flex is by far the best and no harmful side effects like Celebrex which has a great potential to cause heart attacks, strokes, blood clots, kidney and liver damage and increases blood pressure. BTW...I am now down to 40mg a day of Oxycodone and hopefully that will decrease over time. Good Luck All.
29 of 32 people found the following review helpful
on August 17, 2010
The only reason I don't give these supplements 5 stars is because I'm afraid I'm becoming too dependent of them. Someone suggested I start using these for a minor, but nagging ache I had in my knees. For the first 30 days or so there was no difference then, by the second month of use all of the pain disappeared. Keep in mind I was also on a very hardcore diet and exercise regime at the time. I lost about 30 lbs while taking osteo bi-flex (I didn't lose because of the supplement) so I figured the weight loss was taking the strain off my knees and that's why they didn't hurt anymore. So once I reached my goal weight and level of fitness I stopped taking them. Well, within about 3 days my nagging pain came back. This was the proof I needed that it was osteo bi-flex and not the weight loss that was helping the pain. I'm using them again but I fear I'll be taking them for life. I guess that's not such a bad thing as long as there are no long-term side effects.
24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on July 14, 2013
This is a brand name. My father bought it just because of the brand and when he told me I already knew this is overly priced Glucosamine and Chondroitin.
Glucosamine is good for the joints and Chondroitin will make your bones stick to more calcium than normal.
MSM is a plus that makes everything work together. It comes with a 180 caps because you need to take AT LEAST 3/day during 60 days for it to start showing some positive effects.
You can get exactly the same stuff from many other brands without having to pay for it for about 1/3 of the price!
44 of 53 people found the following review helpful
on September 26, 2007
Well, my mother is an arthritis patient and she called to tell me that she was suffering of severe pain on her body and joints. Also, she told me she is tired of taking multiple medications for her condition. I was doing research and comparing products online to see if I could help her. Well, finally I read a very interesting article about Osteo Bi-Flex and it really convinced me. I decided to buy it for her to see if it could help her. Well, she called me in one week and a half telling me that she was feeling a lot better and she was able to move her knees and elbows without having pain. She is very happy and thankful because she found a final solution for her pain at a very affordable price.
25 of 31 people found the following review helpful
on April 5, 2007
Although only in my early 40's, I have had a terrible stiffness and pain in my left knee. Too active and busy for surgery, I thought I would give these a try. I bought a bottle of 80 of the triple strength and within days of taking them, my pain had eased. After 2 weeks of taking them, I cannot feel any soreness or stiffness in my left knee. My knee feels like it did when I was 20. Very highly recommended!!! They will now be taken as a continued part of my daily routine.
29 of 37 people found the following review helpful
on June 27, 2007
In November of 2006, I was having severe knee pain. It became so excruciating that I could not sleep at night. After a visit to an orthopedic doctor and an MRI, I was told that the cartilage was mostly gone on inner side of my left knee. The doctor told me the only thing he could do for me was to give me an cortisone shot, and after a period of time and series of shots, I would have to consider knee replacement surgery. He also recommended that I start using Osteo Bi-Flex and said that I should give it at least a month or two to start working. I immediately started taking Osteo Bi-Flex. I have to tell you that I was very skeptical about it working for me because very few medicines or supplements help me the way they seem to help some people.
By the middle of January, my knee was starting to bother me again, and I was considering going back to the doctor for another cortisone shot. It wasn't hurting as badly as it was before, but I didn't want it to get to the level of pain again that it had been in November. At the end of January, I called for an appointment with my doctor, but the first available appointment was at the end of February. I just prayed that I could make it till then.
To my surprise, my knee started to feel better about the second week of February. At first I thought it was just a fluke, but it continued to improve every day. I cancelled my appointment that was scheduled for the end of February and have not had to go back since. As the doctor had predicted, it took about 60 days before I felt the first improvement.
It is now June 28, 2007, and my knee is still doing great. I have to be careful not to overdo, but I could not be happier with the results. Back in November, my level of pain was at least a 10, but I never experience more than a 1 or 2 since the Osteo Bi-Flex started working.
Taking Osteo Bi-Flex is the only thing that can explain the improvement in my knee. It acually seems like a miracle product to me, and I strongly recommend it!
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on December 11, 2007
Very satisfied with evrey aspect of the transition. Osteo Bi-Flex is a wonderful product that relieves my symptons of OA. I recommend it highly.