Taking care of your bone and joint health is necessary if you're already struggling with nagging discomfort each time you workout, if your exercise range of motion has decreased or is suboptimal, or even if you just want to get ahead of the repair cycle and ensure your body has everything necessary to recover from your workouts or fast-paced life. But considering that bone density loss and joint cartilage degradation due to aging can start as early as in your thirties, supplementing to support these body structures may be beneficial for just about anybody.
With Kion Flex, you can promote joint comfort, mobility, and flexibility and support bone health with 16 different ingredients chosen based upon scientific data and traditional medicine.* A bioavailable blend of naturally occurring compounds such as glucosamine and chondroitin from type II chicken collagen, whole foods, herbs, minerals and enzymes assist in recovery from exercise-induced wear and tear and assist your body's healthy inflammatory response to exercise, stress, and other lifestyle factors.* Goat’s milk whey provides naturally occurring minerals and electrolytes, which are vital for a variety of bodily functions.* Kion Flex eases occasional discomfort associated with exertion, while promoting bone and joint wellness and vitality, in a formula that is easily absorbed and used by the body.*
Specifically, it contains the following blends:
1. Collagen Blend:
Type II Collagen is the principal structural protein in cartilage which provides strength, flexibility and joint support. It comprises over 50% of the protein in cartilage and over 90% of articular (joint) cartilage. Studies have examined the efficacy of oral supplementation of type II collagen on moderating joint function and joint pain due to strenuous exercise in healthy subjects and have shown that collagen supplementation increased joint mobility, prolonged how long one could exercise before joint pain occurred, improved recovery speeds after exercise, and less joint pain after exercise.*
The Type II Chicken Collagen used in Kion Flex provides structural support needed for healthy joints.* It also contains Glucosamine and Chondroitin sulfates and comes from chickens free of growth hormones, antibiotics, pesticides, and insecticides. This form of collagen is a whole food concentrate that has no known side effects and provides maximum absorption. According to recent studies at Harvard University Medical School, the Type II Collagen derived from Chicken Cartilage can also help to strengthen the immune system.*
2. FlexPro Blend:
Cherry Juice: This natural extract has been found to aid in the breakdown of uric acid crystals which deposit in joints, tendons, kidneys and connective tissue.* Studies show that consuming cherries and cherry juice daily can lessen the effects of uric acid.* Concentrated cherry juice delivers the beneficial bioactive compounds found in fresh cherries such as anthocyanidins and proanthocyanidins, without excess carbohydrates or calories.
Ginger: Possesses many strong antioxidant properties and has been shown to relieve muscular discomfort.*
Turmeric: Also referred to as curcumin, turmeric manifests excellent antioxidant properties that may protect your cells from free radical damage and support your body's healthy inflammatory response.* Human studies have shown many beneficial aspects of curcumin supplementation.
White Willow Bark: The use of white willow bark for pain relief dates back to over 2400 years to the time of Hippocrates. The pain-relieving action comes from a glycoside called salicin – from which the body can naturally make salicylic acid (aspirin). This, along with the antioxidant effects of the polyphenols and flavonoids found in white willow bark, support your body's healthy inflammatory response to exercise and may help combat muscle soreness associated with exercise.*
Hyaluronic Acid: Hyaluronic acid is one of the main components of synovial fluid (joint fluid) and is the main lubricating element in synovial fluid.
Boswellia: Known by its more popular name Frankincense, boswellia has been used for hundreds of years for various ailments. It may assist with the body's healthy response to oxidative stress and inflammation that occur from exertion.*
Cetyl Myristoleate: This naturally occurring fatty acid promotes joint wellness and has been researched clinically. Preliminary results of several double-blind, randomized controlled, research studies have found cetyl myristoleate effective in supporting knee function.*
3. Mineral Blend:
Goat Milk Mineral Whey Concentrate: This mineral/electrolyte extract from goat milk whey has been developed using extraction technology known as refractance window drying. This gentle extraction process captures fragile nutrients without harsh processing steps or extreme temperatures. The mineral whey blend in Kion Flex contains over 20 different bio-organic minerals and electrolytes such as potassium, magnesium, sodium, calcium, and phosphorus – minerals critical in maintaining proper muscle and joint health.*
4. Enzyme Blend:
Oral enzyme therapy is a unique approach to promoting muscle and joint recovery from exercise by maintaining normal circulation and promoting a healthy immune and inflammatory response to exertion.* This allows for optimal nutrient delivery and waste removal.* Enzymes coordinate many physiological functions in the body and meet both digestive and metabolic needs by breaking down proteins and peptides into amino acids, the body's building blocks, and by acting as catalysts that start and stop chemical reactions in your body. Optimal enzyme activity in the body is crucial for overall health. The enzyme blend in Kion Flex contains the following natural enzymes:
-Protease: Converts protein into polypeptides, and breaks down inflammatory byproducts.
-Bromelain: A combination of enzymes from both fruit and leaves of the pineapple plant. Also breaks down inflammatory byproducts.
-Papain: An enzyme found in papayas that breaks down fats and proteins for optimal nutrient absorption. Also breaks down inflammatory byproducts.
-Amylase: Breaks down and digests carbohydrates and inflammatory byproducts.
-Lipase: Fat digesting enzyme, and also breaks down inflammatory byproducts.
-Cellulase: Converts fiber cellulose to glucose, and breaks down inflammatory byproducts. Cellulase is not made in your body and can only be obtained from food or supplements.
-Peptidase: Breaks down proteins at different pH levels along the digestive tract and breaks down inflammatory byproducts.
In addition, Kion Flex contains a unique ingredient: goat milk whey. This type of whey has been used for decades to promote bone density as well as relieve occasional joint discomfort, and it contributes less to allergy or autoimmune issues than other forms of whey can. One world-renowned nutritionist, Dr. Bernard Jensen, used goat milk whey as one of his go-to natural healing foods of choice for healthy joints. This highly concentrated whole food extract also contains a complete array of naturally occurring minerals (including Potassium, Magnesium, and Calcium) in ratios easily absorbed by a beat-up body.
Kion Flex does not rely on traditional tableting technology. The reason for this is current tableting technology requires that ingredients be ground extensively and granulated multiple times, then binding agents must be added, and finally, the product must be crushed in a 10 to 100-ton press to successfully “punch” the tablet into shaped. This process exposes delicate ingredients to high pressure, high heat, and lowers the actual bioavailability of the final product. This is precisely the reason Kion Flex uses encapsulation technology that requires no binders, no granulation, no extreme pressure or temperature, along with a non-gelatin, vegetarian capsule made from vegetable cellulose.
When all these components are included together, the result is a bone and joint formula that is far more comprehensive than the basic glucosamine and chondroitin blend that you’ll find in most bone and joint supplements, and a carefully selected blend of ingredients to support bone and joint wellness and vitality.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.