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Filed by Admin on Sept 28, 2010
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Flexcin vs. FlexProtex

Flexcin or FlexProtex?After receiving many email inquiries from customers & readers asking my opinion on the confusing claims of many, many producers of joint pain remedies----I directed the staff to research the various claims and promises presented on the Internet. The similarity in names of these two products is certainly enough to cause confusion. In an attempt to clarify, the short version of a review of products is this:

Altogether, we found that there are currently 21 web sites that currently promote joint pain pain relief solutions. Here’s what we’ve found out…

We utilized an evaluation system that employs a 5 Key Point Evaluation Criteria, as follows:

Length of time the product has been sold
Verifiable references
Customer Service
Guarantee of satisfaction
Privacy Protection

Our results were highly disappointing. Most of the sites failed to meet even 2 of the above criteria. Quite a few were individuals involved in multi level marketing (MLM) programs, and FlexProtex falls into this category..Several refused to participate in providing answers to a few simple questions, or could not provide a live voice answering their phone during business hours, or even failed to submit a paragraph explaining & proving how their product worked. Many sites offered references, but when asked to verify them, they refused to do so, making us wonder if they were really the words of their favorite brother- in-law. A few even scored a ZERO on this 5 Key Point Evaluation System, and were, in fact, little more than scams.

An incredibly high percentage of the web sites demonstrated the following defects and problems:

Outdated Information
Non-working Links
Links that lead to other parent company sites
No help section
No live support

However, as in all businesses, there were a couple that we found to pass our Evaluation. Of those two, only one scored a perfect 5, in our Key Point Evaluation Criteria. The only one that scored highly enough to recommend was Flexcin w/CM8™, and they earned our 5 Star Approval. Today's runner up, FlexProtex, ran a far, far distant second. FlexProtex is a product of the recently closed (Sept 2008) ITV Ventures, an infomercial company founded by Donald Barrett that promotes the products of Kevin Trudeau and others. After closing, Mr. Barret attempted to resurface as EVS. There is not a lot of sympathetic buzz on the Internet for Mr. Barrett, ITV or EVS, with prominent features in The Ripoff Report,, Internet Business Reviews and others. ITV's Better Business Bureau Rating is through the basement floor. (It is actually an "F").

On the other hand, when we contacted the staff at Flexcin, we found them to be readily available by phone or by email, with a live voice offering pleasant response to our investigator's' various questions. Support calls and phone orders are taken by company employees during normal business hours, and they have 24/7 hour phone ordering via an outsource call center. Of course, sales via the Internet can be placed anytime.

They have been selling their non-prescription joint pain treatment product mainly via television commercials for nearly 10 years, and for the last 18 months or so on the Internet. Their Internet Sales are via Secure Socket Encryption, so no personal information can be gleamed by others, and they have a very strong Privacy Policy protecting the customers' email address. Their Privacy Policy states that they never sell email address under any circumstances.

When we called directly, the company was very open about themselves and their product. We were even able to schedule an interview with the President on short notice. He speaks of his product with absolute pride, and tells the story that he developed it some 10 years ago personally, for his suffering grandmother. After obtaining our assurance not to divulge them further, he provided contact information to several of the people who are featured as Video References on his web site. (More on this later.)

The lynchpin of Flexcin's claims of effectiveness is CM8™, which is their trademarked derivative of cetyl meristoleate. According to the President of Flexcin, besides being exclusively trademarked, CM8™ is far too expensive for anyone else to use in their product, and CM8™ can be found only in Flexcin. Like Glucosamine (which is also found in Flexcin) it is also a man made component that offers the ultimate in pain relief for not only joint pain, but other osteoarthritic pains. Others cannot obtain it, and cannot afford it in their products, he claims. It was developed in the 60's by Dr. Harry Diehl while working for the government at the National Institute for Health in Washington, DC. Even though CM8™ was clinically approved and proven effective, his discovery was pretty much "shelved" until it was "rediscovered" in an article in the March issue of the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. About 5 years later, the company obtained the rights to the product, and Flexcin was born in 1999.

When contacted, their references were actual, factual, pleasant and very enthusiastic about what Flexcin had done for them. Many of them are featured on the company's You Tube page ( One of them was even featured on CBS with Katy Couric.

Although Flexcin International has been in business very close to 10 years, we found no complaints of any nature, either resolved or unresolved, with any Better Business Bureau or any other regulatory agency.

Here’s what this means…

If you are suffering from joint pain pain, the last thing you need is to invest in a product that is not clinically approved, and does not or might not work. Offering clinical approval of a unique ingredient not available elsewhere, and from a company deemed reliable, & offering a money back guarantee, you really don't have much to lose. When you look at the Industry as a whole, Flexcin rates out head and shoulders above the others.

This one is an easy call. Here are our finding, Key Point by Key Point:

1. Flexcin w/CM8™

  1. 5 Star Joint Pain Rating Length of time the product has been sold.–Ten full years is plenty of time to establish that a product works, and establish a company reputation.
  2. 5 Star Joint Pain Rating Verifiable References– Easy to find and all that we spoke tFlexin Bottleo were legitimately enthusiastic about the benefits of Flexcin, had been using it for years, and each assured me they were not compensated for their endorsement.
  3. 5 Star Joint Pain Rating Customer Service – All emails were answered courteously in less than 24 hours and in a straightforward manner by the support desk. A live support person is always available by phone during normal business hours, and orders are accepted 24/7.
  4. 5 Star Joint Pain Rating Guarantee of Satisfaction – The company offers a "no questions asked, 100% Money Back Guarantee, by simply returning any unused portion to them.
  5. 5 Star Joint Pain Rating Privacy Protection –We signed up with a special apartment code in our address to track if they would pass our information to junk mail companies, but Flexcin passed this sneaky little test.

Final Grade 5 Star Final Rating Visit Website


1. FlexProtex

  1. 3 Star Joint Pain Rating Length of time the product has been sold.–FlexProtex is sold by ITV and now EVS via informecial since 2006. Website also first appeared in mid 2006
  2. 2 Star Joint Pain Rating Verifiable References– They have no references anywhere on their website, and when we called their Support Number, we could get no satisfaction at all.Flexprotex
  3. 4 Star Joint Pain Rating Customer Service – Anyone with a BBB Rating of F obviously is not overly concerned with good Customer Service practices.
  4. 1 Star Rating Guarantee of Satisfaction – 90 day prorated guarantee, but many of their BBB complaints concern their lack of follow through in Guarantee Performance.
  5. 5 Star Joint Pain Rating Privacy Protection –Directly from their Privacy Policy "ITV may share your information, with other unrelated outside third parties selected by us, so that these third parties can directly market their products or services via e-mail and/or postal mail". Enough Said........!

Final Grade 3 Star Rating Visit Website

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