is the best joint supplement I have used. Blows the other joint
supplements out of the water. It is the most comprehensive
formula I have found.”
- Dan M., Fort Wayne, IN
is a game for warriors. The iron sport is grueling, painful and
arduous. Whether it’s in the gym or with your diet, being an Animal is
about consistency and giving everything you got 24/7, 365 days a year…
Approaching the business of bodybuilding like it’s your job—and it
ain’t a cushy white collar gig with a corner office. It’s back-breaking
labor, day in and day out. You move the heavy weight in the gym and eat
the right calories to pack on muscle because you know it’s what’s
required. It’s not just what you want to do--it’s what you gotta do.
The bottom line is desire and the need to push the limits—to be bigger
and stronger, to go heavier and longer than Mother Nature ever
intended. But good intentions and enthusiasm can lead you astray. When
you’re pounding the weights like this, you subject your body to a
tremendous amount of punishment--punishment that can lead to wear and
tear and injury. All this will impede your progress. Further, it is
sometimes possible to put on muscle faster than the supporting
connective tissue and joints can handle. Truth is, in the unbridled
quest to pack on mass, novices and experienced veterans alike often
focus on muscle, overlooking the structures that hold it all together.
Look at it this way, when you’re building a house, a big one, you need
to make sure that what it sits on is rock solid, because that massive
structure puts tremendous pressure on the underlying foundation. So as
much time should go into building that foundation as building that
house. Now think of your body’s foundation is your joints, ligaments,
tendons, and all the connective tissue--the framework that supports
your growing muscle. The harder you train, the more stress you put on
your structure. Each workout not only taxes muscle but sinew and can,
over time, weaken this vital connective tissue. Remember, when a
foundation crumbles, the house is quick to follow, no matter how
massive it might be.
This is where Animal Flex comes into the picture. It works by helping
to strengthen joints and ligaments, shielding them from the daily wear
and tear brought about by balls to the wall training. The ingredients
in Animal Flex can help maintain healthy joint function, elasticity,
and flexibility. Many of Animal Flex’s active ingredients provide the
basic building blocks that are required to maintain human structural
integrity--just like the amino acids in Animal Nitro help the body to
repair and rebuild muscle tissue.
Animal Flex, like other Animal supplements, is complete and
comprehensive. Each pack of Animal Flex consists of several key
protective complexes: (1) a potent joint construction complex to help
repair connective tissue; (2) a lubrication compound to help cushion
the joints from lifting; (3) a support complex to help promote
rehabilitation and reduce soreness; and (4) an essential
vitamin/mineral blend to underscore optimal joint health.
As a joint "constructor", Animal Flex is powered by proven
reconstruction nutrients. Animal Flex™ provides the joints with the
essential raw materials such as glucosamine (two forms), MSM, and
chondroitin… Ingredients designed to naturally protect and restore
joint health while strengthening the underlying cartilage and
connective tissue. These nutrients, once absorbed, can work quickly and
efficiently to aid in the rebuilding of cartilage.
From a joint lubrication point of view, hyaluronic acid (HA), cetyl
myristoleate (CMO), and flax seed oil provide the “lubricant” needed to
coat your joints and protect them from the constant grind of training
excess and resulting stiffness. These potent joint lubricators
naturally restore the oils present in the synovial fluid to make joints
work smoothly and painlessly.
When it comes to joint support, Animal Flex, utilizes potent natural
herbal extracts to help address the free radical load--a consequence of
inflammation of the joints. Herbs and extracts like turmeric, boswellia
and ginger root have been shown to help inhibit pro-inflammatory
metabolites, which leads to a strong and prolonged anti-inflammatory
effect. A reduction in inflammation is critical for maintaining pain
free joints and for protection against degenerative joint issues often
related to years of heavy lifting. Unlike pain relievers that only mask
the symptoms, the compounds in Animal Flex offers real support and
promotes long term joint health.
Finally, Animal Flex incorporates a specialized vitamin and mineral
blend. This blend is added to provide maximum nutritional support. This
key vitamin mix provides you with the basic essential micro-nutrients
needed for joint health. Nutrients such as Vitamins C, E, zinc,
selenium and manganese are needed for to support healthy joints. These
nutrients provide the backbone for proper joint health.
Animal Flex flat out works. Like other Animal supplements, it comes
with an ironclad guarantee. We stand behind it 100%. Unlike other joint
formulas, you won't need to take Animal Flex 3x a day. Just a single
pack a day will do the trick. And unlike other products, Animal Flex
was designed specifically for the serious bodybuilder and
powerlifter... Not for the casual weekend warrior.
In short, Animal Flex fortifies the bodybuilder’s structure by
supplying the most effective, comprehensive, and potent balance of
joint nutrients available. Busting your ass with heavy weights and
eating big has consequences. To stay healthy and keep growing you need
shelter from the elements. You want to know that your foundation is
defended against the constant bombardment of the iron battlefield. It
is good to have a dependable ally in this war against the weights.
Animal Flex has got your back.
• Competitive strength or power athletes
• Those needing joint & connective tissue support
• Lifters looking the simplicity of one-a-day dosing & convenient packs
Flex is designed as a core or "foundational" supplement, and contains
required nutrients that your body needs on a daily basis in order to
protect your joints from the over use and abuse that comes from heavy
lifting. Flex can be taken year round without cycling off. It can
be stacked with the other Animal supplements.
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