Support for Muscle, Tissue and Joint Function
- Promotes healthy inflammatory response
- Encourages accelerated recovery and tissue repair
- Nattokinase and Serratiopeptidase
- Tropical plant enzymes bromelain and papain
- 2 capsules 3 times daily suggested use
When faced with an acute injury, one of the most common applications for healing is the RICE protocol: rest, ice, compress and elevate. Unfortunately, this procedure does not necessarily take into account the body's natural inflammatory mechanisms. The inflammatory response is designed to increase temperature in the injured area, ramping up the body's natural enzyme activity. Proteolytic enzymes are manufactured by the body to break down proteins systemically in the bloodstream. Increased enzyme activity, in the presence of heat, enables the removal of injured tissue which is dead, damaged, or does not belong. This removal process is recognized by the body and indicated by fever. Removal of such stressors allows the body to transition into recovery.
Flex-MendTM offers a unique blend of plant and plant-based enzymes with additional benefits from antioxidant properties of rutin. This high potency enzyme blend includes plant enzymes bromelain and papain along with protease, serratiopeptidase, nattokinase, and catalase enzymes. In combination, these ingredients create a synergistic effect to assist with capillary, tissue, and muscle function, as well as promoting healthy inflammatory responses for cardiovascular wellbeing. Flex-MendTM was formulated to work with the body's immune system for encouraging accelerated recovery and repair.*
Capillary blood flow plays a major role in generating a healthy inflammatory response. These small blood vessels are responsible for carrying oxygen and nutrients to the cells while removing waste. After an injury, some of these capillaries may be damaged thus making them incapable of carrying fluid to and from damaged tissue. Symptoms such as localized pain, swelling, redness, heat and loss of function may result. Research studies suggest proteolytic enzymes, such as nattokinase and serratiopeptidase, support healthy circulation and speed healing. Proteases may also contribute to the expulsion of harmful particles by stimulating phagocytes (cells that ingest foreign particles and debris) and accelerating elimination by way of the lymphatic system.
Fibrin is a protein in the blood produced in response to inflammation. This protein is essential to stop excess blood loss in the event of bodily trauma or injury. Excessive inflammation due to injury may encourage cross-linked fibrin to circulate through the bloodstream and stick to the walls of blood vessels. The nattokinase enzyme blend in Flex-MendTM supports healthy circulation by breaking down fibrin and helping to increase antioxidant activity. Nattokinase, sourced from the fermented soy bean product natto, has been the subject of 17 studies. Included in these scientific studies are two small clinical trials with results indicating a heightened ability to dissolve blood clots and promote healthy blood pressure.
Serratiopeptidase, like nattokinase, functions as a proteolytic and fibrinolytic enzyme. Also referred to as serrapeptase, this enzyme offers support for healthy circulation by accelerating tissue repair to calm joint discomfort and maintain balanced secretion of interstitial fluid.
The tropical plant enzymes bromelain (from pineapple) and papain (from papaya) have an established history for supporting healthy inflammation, circulation and repair. Typically more active in an elevated temperature, these enzymes may be elective in supporting the body's immune system during inflammatory responses. In addition, recent research indicates beneficial effects of tropical plant enzymes for joint health.
Rutin is an antioxidant found in various fruits and vegetables and from leaves of several plant species. Modern research indicates the benefits of rutin in combination with bromelain for joint health. Many formulas designed to assist the body in recovery are a blend of both animal and plant-based enzymes. While animal-based pancreatic enzymes may be supportive of the human pancreas for advanced issues, they typically are eschewed by both vegetarians and vegans alike. Questions may also arise as to the conditions and quality of the circumstances.
Supplement FactsServing Size:
2 vcapsulesServings per Container:
Directions for Use: Take 2 capsules three times per day on an empty stomach (1/2 hour before or 2 hours after a meal). More may be taken as recommended by your healthcare practitioner.
Other Directions: Consult physician prior to use if you are pregnant or lactating.
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value
* Daily value not established
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
100% Vegetarian Capsule (gellan gum, cellulose, water). Contains No: Dairy, egg, preservatives, salt, sucrose, soy, wheat, yeast, nuts, corn, gluten, casein, potato, rice, artificial colors or flavors.