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 Universal Nutrition's Animal Flex


Universal Nutrition's Animal Flex is a comprehensive joint and cartilage formula specifically designed to prevent the wear and tear of athlete's joins from heavy weight training. Each pack contains several key joint protection complexes including a joint construction complex (glucosamine, MSM and chondroitin), joint lubrication complex (flaxseed oil, hyaluronic acid, CMO), joint support complex (ginger root, turmeric, boswellia, quercetin, bromelain) and vitamin/mineral support (vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, selenium). Animal Flex won the Joint Supplement of the Year award for 2006 and 2007.

Cartilage is a type of connective tissue found in joints composed of mucopolysaccharides (including glucosamine and chondroitin), proteins (like hyaluronic acid), calcium, sulfur and collagen. Glucosamine, chondroitin and CMO (cetyl myristoleate) are made up of gylcosaminoglycans (GAGs), specialized molecules found in cartilage that cushion and lubricate the joints.
MSM (methyl sulfonyl methane) is a natural anti-inflammatory nutrient and source of biologically active sulfur found in cartilage. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a key protein in connective tissues such as cartilage, tendons and ligaments, as well as synovial fluid lubricating the joints.

Boswellia, bromelain, turmeric, ginger root and flaxseed oil are natural anti-inflammatory nutrients that can help treat and prevent arthritis by reducing inflammation and improving joint function. They are further enhanced with the addition of quercetin, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, and selenium. These potent antioxidants act to protect against toxic free radical damage and support optimal joint health.


Animal Flex is a comprehensive joint formula that requires only a single dose per day. It is specially formulated to promote the joint, cartilage and tendon health of strength athletes such as bodybuilders and powerlifters.

Animal Flex's nutrients have the following benefits:

  • Promotes joint, cartilage and tendon health
  • Specially formulated for strength athletes
  • Helps cushion the joints from strength training
  • Enhances joint repair


Certain people may experience mild GI problems including nausea and diarrhea with glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM, ginger, vitamin C and quercetin use.

Individuals who are allergic to pineapples, honeybee stings or olive pollen should not use bromelain.

Pregnant or lactating women and people with pre-existing medical conditions or on medication should not supplement with Animal Flex without consulting a physician.

Be aware that some drugs may interact with Animal Flex including:

  • Acetaminophen
  • Acetaminophen with Codeine
  • Amiodarone
  • Anthralin
  • Ampicillin
  • Amoxicillin
  • Anti-Coagulants
  • Anti-Platelet medications
  • Aspirin
  • AZT
  • Benazepril
  • Benzamycin
  • Bile Acid Sequestrants
  • Carbidopa
  • Cardec DM
  • Chemotherapy
  • Cisplatin
  • Clozapine
  • Colestipol
  • Cyclophosphamide
  • Cyclosporine
  • Calcium acetate
  • Captopril
  • Chemotherapy
  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Cindamycin topical
  • Docetaxel
  • Doxycline
  • Dapsone
  • Diuretic drugs
  • Doxorubicin
  • Ephedrine and pseudoephedrine
  • Epinephrine
  • Erythromycin
  • Estradiol
  • Estrogens (combined)
  • Felodipine
  • Fenofibrate
  • Fluorouracil
  • Folic acid
  • Gemfibrozil
  • Glyburide
  • Griseofulvin
  • Haloperidol
  • HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors (statins)
  • Hydrocodone with Acetaminophen
  • Indomethacin
  • Isosorbide mononitrate
  • Insulin
  • Isoniazid
  • Isotretinoin
  • Lindane
  • Lovastatin
  • Lisinopril
  • Lotrel
  • Medroxyprogesterone
  • Methyltestosterone
  • Metronidazole (vaginal)
  • Mineral Oil
  • Methotrexate
  • Minocycline
  • Mixed amphetamines
  • Nitroglycerine
  • Omeprazole
  • Ofloxacin
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Oral corticosteroids
  • Orlistat
  • Paclitaxel
  • Penicillamine
  • Penicillin V
  • Perphenazine
  • Pentoxyfyline
  • Risperidone
  • Ramipril
  • Risedronate
  • Quinapril
  • Simvastatin
  • Sodium fluoride
  • Salsalate
  • Tacrine
  • Tetracycline
  • Thioridazine
  • Thiazide diuretics
  • Topical corticosteroids
  • Valproic acid
  • Warfarin

Is it for you?

If you're an athlete and want to cushion your joints from heavy weight training and promote joint health, then Animal Flex may be for you.You may want to also consider using Synotrex , a popular joint supplement among athletes.

However, pregnant or lactating women and people with pre-existing medical conditions or on medication should not supplement with Animal Flex without consulting a physician.

Dosage and Directions

Take one pack per day, either on an empty stomach or with a meal.

Keep out of reach of children.

Store in a cool, dry place away from excessive heat, moisture or sunlight.

Animal Flex Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1Pack
Servings Per Container: 44
  Amount Per Serving Daily Value
Boswellia (Boswellic Acid) * *
Bromelain * *
Calories 9 *
Calories from Fat 9 *
Cetyl Myristoleate Proprietary Blend (Cetyl Myristoleaste*, Cetyl Myristate*, Cetyl Palmitate*, Cetyl Laurate*, Cetyl Palmitoleate*, Cetyl Oleate*) * *
Chondroitin Sulfate A (CSA) * *
Chondroitin Sulfate B (CSB) * *
Flaxseed Oil (50% Alpha Linolenic Acid) * *
Ginger Root Extract (Gingerols, Shogaols) 1000mg *
Glucosamine (As HCL, Sulfate KCI) * *
Hyaluronic Acid * *
Joint Construction Complex 3000mg *
Joint Lubrication Complex 1000mg *
Manganese (as Manganese Sulfate) 1mg 50%
Methylsulfonyl Methane (MSM) * *
Quercetin * *
Selenium (as Sodium Selenate) 70mcg 100%
Total Fat 1g <2%**
Turmeric Extract (Curcumin) * *
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 100mg 167%
Vitamin E (as D-Alpha Tocopherol) 100mg 333%
Zinc (as Zinc Picolinate) 15mg 100%
* Daily Value (DV) not established
** Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Other Ingredients: Di-Calcium Phosphate, Whey Protein (Milk), Shark Cartilage, Carob, Gelatin, Glycerine, Soy Bean Oil, Purified Water, Magnesium Stearate, St

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