Q: What scientific research and published information support the effectiveness of ActaFlex4X method of pain relief and control?

A: Here is a sampling of the information available about ActaFlex4X’s clinically proven pain-relieving power:

A research discovery 50 years in the making

In 1964, Harry Diehl, an award-winning researcher at the National Institutes of Health, discovered a little-known “super nutrient” that made test subjects 100-percent immune to arthritis and alleviated pain of those with arthritis. It was so effective that this natural substance, Cetyl myristoleate, was awarded three patents by the U.S. Government for the prevention and treatment of arthritis.

Cetyl myristoleate is part of a complex of natural fatty acids found in ActaFlex4X.

ActaFlex4X has been clinically studied

ActaFlex4X has been clinically studied, with results published in the Journal of Rheumatology and the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.

In a double-blind, randomized, controlled study conducted by the University of Connecticut, 40 patients with osteoarthritis of the knees were randomly assigned to receive either ActaFlex4X or a placebo. After a single application, 100 percent of the subjects using ActaFlex4X cream showed significant pain reduction as well as improved balance, strength and better mobility. The improvements occurred within 30 minutes, with cumulative benefits over 30 days. In contrast, no difference was observed in the placebo group.

An additional published study confirmed earlier research showing improvement in elbow, wrist and knee mobility and significant reduction in pain.

 ActaFlex4X proven effective using the nationally recognized WOMAC scoring method

When it comes to determining the effectiveness of any pain reliever, most doctors look to WOMAC — The Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Index. This is the proprietary index used by clinicians to measure pain relief in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee and hip, back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus and fibromyalgia. WOMAC measures five areas for pain relief, two for stiffness relief and 17 for improvements in daily functions.

In a study published in Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, patients with osteoarthritis of the knee and severe pain of the wrist and elbow received one week of treatment with ingredients like ActaFlex4X. The results of this human clinical trial were, on the WOMAC scale:

  • Pain levels plunged 46.5 percent
  • Joint stiffness dropped 35.1 percent
  • Physical functioning problems (walking, stair use, getting in and out of car, etc.) reduced 46.6 percent
  • What’s more, this topical cream significantly reduced elbow pain by 41 percent and wrist pain by 44 percent

Menthol is proven to soothe and cool

Neuroscience Letters writes, “Menthol, after topical application, causes a feeling of coolness due to stimulation of ‘cold’ receptors.” And this is why menthol is often used to relieve pain in place of ice. Best yet, ActaFlex4X includes menthol in a 1.25-percent concentration, the amount shown to relieve arthritis pain.

Olive oil is shown to “turn down” pain genes

In a multi-center study conducted by the USDA Research Center on Aging, 20 volunteers with metabolic syndrome ate breakfasts with olive oil. Researchers tracked 15,000 genes in blood cells of these people, and they found 79 genes were “turned down.” Many of these genes were associated with inflammatory conditions. Turns out olive oil contains olecanthal, an in-vitro Cox inhibitor with potential anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.

Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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