Frequently Asked Questions

FlexC MAX EX is an unrivalled, vegetarianformula made with curated patented bioactive extracts in functional dosage for maximum potency. Combining the synergistic anti-inflammatory properties of Boswellin® Super Boswellia serrataExtract, Curcumin C3 Reduct® Turmeric Root Extract, BioPerine® Black Pepper Extract and OptiMSM®, this extra-strength, fast-acting formula supports healthy inflammatory response & natural tissue repair, provides powerful antioxidant protection while relieving body and joint discomfort to promote overall body wellness and health.

Unlike most single-ingredient anti-inflammatory supplement in the market, FlexC MAX EX consists of a proprietary blend of 4 best-in-class, functional dosage anti-inflammatory ingredients -Boswellin® Super Boswellia serrata Extract, Curcumin C3 Reduct® Turmeric Root Extract, BioPerine® Black Pepper Extract and OptiMSM®, which work synergistically to support healthy inflammatory response and antioxidant protection.

Formulated with highly researched ingredients with superior stability, absorption and bioavailability, FlexC MAX EX is one of the best anti-inflammatory supplements in the market. This gluten-free and additive-free formula is suitable for anyone, including vegetarian. It is highly recommended for those with body aches, including joint pain, headache, neck, shoulder or back pain, as well as compromised health.

Extract standardisation is a quality marker to ensure the ingredients in a supplement are of the same quality and purity in every batch. Herbal supplements with unstandardised extracts may not yield consistent effects in every batch. If a product does not list the standardized percentage, it could be varying in amounts, possibly even being too low to produce any effects, or too high that it can potentially pose risks of over dosing or dangerous side effects.

Turmeric is a bright yellow spice powder that derives from the root of a plant known as Curcuma longa. Turmeric powder typically contains only around 3% of curcumin, which is the main active ingredient that has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. However, curcumin is known to have poor absorption, leading too low potency of typical turmeric and curcumin extracts. Tetrahydrocurcumin (THC) is a pre-converted and active metabolite of curcumin. In the human body, curcumin ingested has to be converted into THC in the intestines and the resulting THC is responsible for various psychological activities in the body. Hence, THC was found to be more potent than curcumin in different aspects, including antioxidative activity.

Bioavailability refers to the percentage of an active ingredient that reaches the bloodstream. Curcumin’s low bioavailability is caused by poor water solubility, poor absorption and rapid metabolism & excretion from the body. FlexC MAX EX is formulated with tetrahydrocurcumin (THC), the body-ready form of curcumin, which is 3X higher bioavailability and 250X more potent than curcumin. FlexC MAX EX also contains BioPerine® black pepper extract which helps further enhance the absorption of THC.

The efficacy of FlexC MAX EX has been proven in multiple clinical trials. Boswellia reduces body aches by up to 234%. A combination of Curumin C3 Complex®* and BioPerine® reduces joint pain by 38%, joint and muscle stiffness by 85% and improved mobility by up to 41% in patients with osteoarthritis. These numbers were recorded when the extracts were studied individually. Because FlexC MAX EX is formulated with all 4 ingredients, the combined synergistic effects of all extracts is expected to offer greater effects and improvement. Most users could feel the difference in 3 days, though this may vary between individuals.

*Curcumin C3 Reduct® is the hydrogenated derivative of the curcuminoids from Curcumin C3 Complex®.

inflammation can hinder the restorative process of cartilage repair, leading to a vicious, self-perpetuating pain cycle, local tissue damage and further inflammation. Hence, suppressing inflammation is the key in breaking the cycle of joint damage and pain, so the joints can start to heal naturally and ending the pain cycle. With the synergistic effects of multi-potent ingredient, FlexC MAX EX is a powerful formula that targets the root of inflammation, allowing natural repair of joint tissues. Fortified with OptiMSM®, FlexC MAX EX helps maintain healthy connective tissues. To expedite the natural joint healing process, you may complement with FlexC CARE serum, which helps stimulate the regeneration of extracellular matrix, facilitating the repair and rebuilding of healthy joint structures

Yes, it can. Most experience pain relief within 3 days though the results may vary between individuals. Research has also shown that OptiMSM® -one of the active ingredients in FlexC MAX EX -is effective in reducing post-exercise muscle and joint pain.

In addition to supporting joint comfort, FlexC MAX EX also nourishes support healing, thereby maintaining healthy joint structures and range of motion. Besides the joints, FlexC MAX EX contains antioxidant which deters the accumulation of oxidative damage developed as a result of aging and stress on the body. The anti-inflammatory properties of FlexC MAX EX are beneficial in supporting overall body wellness, including brain, heart, liver, kidney and intestinal health. FlexC MAX EX also supports healthy blood triglycerides, cholesterol and glucose levels.

Yes. To maximize the efficacy of FlexC MAX EX, it is advisable to keep at least 2-hour gap between FlexC MAX EX and medications. A study showed that significantly higher numbers of subjects reporting decreased or no use of NSAID after taking Curcumin C3 Reduct® (one of the key ingredients in FlexC MAX EX) (Phytother Res 28: 1625 –1631 (2014)). Another study showed the combination of turmeric and boswellia extracts was more effective than NSAID in reducing pain (Mol Med Rep 8(5): 1542-1548 (2013)), suggesting the efficacy of FlexC MAX EX in managing joint discomforts.

FlexC MAX EX has not been studied for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. For pregnant or breastfeeding individuals, you are strongly advised to consult a physician before taking any supplements.

Formulated with ingredients that have been proven safe and granted GRAS (Generally Recognised as Safe) status, FlexC MAX EX is highly recommended for long-term consumption. For those with body or joint discomforts and other ongoing health concerns, the recommended dosage is 2 capsules daily for a minimum of 3 months to observe the best results. Thereafter, the dosage could be reduced to 1 capsule daily for general maintenance.

FlexC MAX EX is best taken after meals, especially meals containing oils (fats).Studies have shown that the bioavailability of AKBA, a bioactive compound in Boswellia extract was significantly enhanced from a fat-containing meal (e.g.,fried eggs, bacon, milk etc). Fat in foods also helps improve the absorption of tetrahydrocurcumin (a bioactive compound in turmeric root extract) in the body. Hence, taking FlexC MAX EX after meals is strongly recommended for maximal potency and efficacy