Frequently Asked Questions
What is NuvaFlexB™?
NuvaFlexB™ is a natural functional food supplement to assist in the maintenance of joint mobility and the prevention of joint problems.
What is the active ingredient in NuvaFlexB™?
NuvaFlexB™ contains Biolane®, an extract of New Zealand Green-Lipped Mussel (GLME), a clinically tested anti-aging and anti-inflammatory formulation for joints.
Who can take NuvaFlexB™?
People who are suffering from the following conditions:
- Joint inflammation
What is the recommended dosage for NuvaFlexB™?
For an initial course of 3-4 months, take 2 capsules TWICE daily. This can be reduced to a dose of 2 capsules daily for continued joint maintenance. Doses can be increased whenever necessary to achieve improved mobility.
When should NuvaFlexB™ be taken?
NuvaFlexB™ can be taken at any time of the day, immediately after meals.
How is NuvaFlexB® different from other Green Lipped mussel products?
Well-known brands containing Biolane® such as Seatone and Musseltone sold abroad are marketed in Malaysia under the brand name NuvaFlex B™. The only way you will be able to tell is the Biolane® trademark name as assurance of it being the original ACTIVE green-lipped mussel extract that works.
Only Biolane® is able to preserve the active components of the green-lipped mussel extract through its unique extraction method to bring you a SAFE product that you can take with confidence.
The manufacturers of Biolane® own the mussel farm which also supplies mussels to the food industry locally and internationally. The choice morsels are of course selected to produce Biolane®.
NuvaFlex B™ Active GLME vs Glucosamine and Green-Lipped Mussel Oil (GLMO)
|Function||Benefit||Biolane®||Glucosamine||Green-Lipped Mussel Oil|
|MMP Inhibition – Slows Arthritis Progression||Disease-modifying actions produce Longer-lasting results||+++||–||–|
|Anti-Inflammatory||Anti-swelling, redness, pain||+++||–||–|
|Marine mineral healing properties||Supplies nutrients to nourish joints||+++||–||–|
|Gastro-protection||Protects the stomach from the side effects of painkillers||+++||–||–|
Remarks: + positive effect, – no effect
Do I need to take NuvaFlexB™ continuously?
Most people who find relief from their condition after taking NuvaFlex B™ continue to take it without any problems. Because they do not wish to return to their previous state, users do take NuvaFlexB™ for the long term. NuvaFlexB™ has been in the market for over 30 years with no reports of adverse side effects with long-term use. Such a track record lends confidence to its safety and profile.
Can NuvaFlexB™ be taken together with glucosamine / chondroitin?
Yes. As a joint anti-inflammatory product, NuvaFlexB™ works differently from glucosamine. Glucosamine is the “raw material” used by joint cells to rebuild damaged cartilage while NuvaFlexB™ helps rejuvenate damaged joint cells to utilize this “raw material”. Those who have not experienced benefits from glucosamine or chondroitin should take NuvaFlex B™ because of its actions.
Should I stop my painkillers when I start on NuvaFlexB™?
No. Those who abruptly stop their painkillers will feel pain as the actions of NuvaFlexB™ are slow. It is recommended that patients gradually reduce their reliance on painkillers after taking NuvaFlexB™ for at least 4 – 6 weeks.
How is NuvaFlexB™ different from anti-inflammatory drugs?
NuvaFlexB™ has been found to contain a blend of carbohydrate, lipids and proteins which are able to help joint repair by addressing the origins of the condition thereby helping the body to heal. NuvaFlexB™ does not cause gastric or kidney damage. On the contrary, it has to be noted that NuvaFlexB™ is not a painkiller and will not work instantly to relief pain. This is because the joint repair process in which NuvaFlexB™ is affecting, takes time.
Can those with high blood pressure take NuvaFlexB™?
Yes, even those with high blood pressure can take NuvaFlexB™. However, those on a completely salt-free diet should avoid NuvaFlex B™ as very small amounts of natural sea salts are found in NuvaFlexB™. The following people should also avoid NuvaFlexB™:
- Anyone with an allergy to seafood.
- Those who have gout because people with gout should avoid food which may trigger an attack such as seafood.
How soon can I expect results?
NuvaFlexB™ is a natural product and not a drug whose effects are immediate. The discomfort of joints is a slow and gradual process. Most people experience results within 6 weeks, others are not until after 12-14 weeks of taking Biolane® regularly. Just as the process of arthritis develops long before symptoms are felt.
Can I take NuvaFlexB™ when I am Pregnant?
Even though studies show that it is safe, we DO NOT recommend that NuvaFlexB™ be taken during pregnancy. However, lactating mothers may safely take NuvaFlexB™.
Are there any side effects?
Biolane® the active ingredient in NuvaFlexB™ has been sold internationally for more than 30 years with no side effects having been reported. However, a number of patients have reported an initial increased in pain, stiffness or joint discomfort after commencing which is a temporary condition. Patients with such symptoms often go on to experience good results upon continuing.
Why do people look for Biolane® Logo?
People look for the Biolane® logo to ensure that they are getting the original, and good Active New Zealand Green-Lipped Mussel Extract. These discerning users will benefit from the on-going Biolane® branded research and its credible science.