Flavay® acts upon your immune system to normalize your body's
balance of chemicals that control inflammation and pain.

A Completely Safe, Non-Drug, Natural Approach to Joint Relief

Our Customers Say: “ After 7-8 months of burning and pain in my body, two months of taking Flavay® has eliminated it altogether. I have to say I am satisfied with Flavay®.”
—Mr. John H.

Flavay® has been licensed and sold in France for treating inflammation and edema (swelling) since 1950 and it is now available in the United States as a dietary supplement. This highly specialized, nutritional complex of molecules has been isolated from natural extracts and extensively tested and examined clinically for biological antioxidant protection, collagen strengthening, tissue rebuilding, and other health producing outcomes.

Flavay® selectively binds to the connective tissue of joints, preventing inflammation and lessening pain.

Scientific research shows several ways that Flavay® can stimulate the immune response to help normalize the balance of chemicals in the body that control pain and inflammation and normalize joint function.

Patented "Radical Scavenger"

Flavay® is superior to other antioxidants because its protective effects are multiplied in the body. While it provides its own, powerful antioxidant protection, it also supports the dynamic interplay between other antioxidants in the body. Flavay's® ability to “recycle,” or regenerate vitamins C and E after they have quenched free radicals vastly extends their unique antioxidant powers, helping to maintain an optimal, synergistic antioxidant balance in the body.

Our Customers Say: “Flavay® and Flavay Plus® have worked for my rheumatoid arthritis. After two months of taking both, my swelling and pain are gone.”
—Ms. Pat W.

Flavay® is rapidly absorbed and very quickly distributed throughout the body. As a free radical fighter, Flavay® comes to the aid of the body more quickly than other antioxidants, reducing the potential for free radical damage and the ravages of aging. Flavay® also possesses more reactive sites for neutralizing free radicals than other known antioxidants. Furthermore, Flavay® permits reactivity with both positively and negatively charged free radical species. What this means is that Flavay® can “quench” or “scavenge” (neutralize) a broad variety of free radicals. Highly reactive as an antioxidant in both lipid (fat) and aqueous (water) phases, Flavay® neutralizes oxygen free radicals and is a valuable protector of healthy cells in a variety of internal conditions. This is a unique property among antioxidants, as most work either in lipid or aqueous phases, but not both. As a free radical scavenger, Flavay® is like an antioxidant prize fighter that can successfully take on all challengers, big or small, in any kind of weather

All of this means that your immune system works better so that your joints hurt less and your blood flows better—with Flavay®.

Our Customers Say: “My elderly mother in China is very frail and was unable to walk due to arthritis pain. I sent Flavay® to her and asked her to try it. After taking 4 Flavay® capsules a day for six months, she is feeling so much better that she is able to walk again! We now hope that all her pain will disappear in time.”
—Ms. M.

Inflammation is caused by the overproduction of free radicals in a specific area of the body. We now know that antioxidants work together to defeat free radicals and inhibit the biological pathway that triggers inflammation, and Flavay® is particularly effective as an anti-inflammatory.

Flavay® can selectively bind to the connective tissue of joints, preventing inflammation and lessening pain. One of the very first benefits observed and studied Dr. Jack Masquelier, in as early as 1947, was the anti-inflammatory effect of Flavay®.

Research demonstrates that Flavay® inhibits the release and synthesis of histamine (which produces accelerated blood flow, dilates capillaries and increases their permeability, thereby leaking plasma into surrounding tissue), a key factor in the promotion of inflammation.

Flavay® inhibits the release and synthesis of histamine—a key factor in the promotion of inflammation.
Our Customers Say: “I had terrible pain in my hip and leg for years because of arthritis. It was so bad that I could hardly walk and I could never sleep on the side that hurt. After two weeks of being on Flavay® and Flavay Plus®, like a miracle, my pain is completely gone.”
—Ms. Miriam M.
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Studies demonstrate that the anti-histamine action of Flavay® is obtained through inhibiting the activity of the enzyme histidine decarboxylase. Dr. Masquelier’s research has been confirmed by German studies which show that Flavay® may lower the production of histamine with as much as 86% inhibition of histidine decarboxylase.

Flavay® also neutralizes free radicals that promote swelling and cause inflammation. When joints become arthritic, they become inflamed and enlarged, interfering with the normal flow of blood. For example, when you bend an arthritic knee, you cut off blood flow to the area which sets into motion of a chain of events that will lead to a burst of free radicals when the blood flow returns (known as "reperfusion injury"). When you release the knee, a proliferation of free radicals causes the area to become even more inflamed, contributing to the degeneration of the joint, which becomes more swollen and worn down. Reducing free radicals eases the swelling associated with inflammation and improves arthritic condition. Research has shown that a free radical called "superoxide" is involved in the inflammation of arthritis and experiments demonstrate that Flavay® quenches the superoxide free radicals. In fact, Flavay® is proven to act as a scavenger of the free radicals that play a major role in the initiation, duration and breakdown of inflammation. But that's not all it does.

Reducing Edema (Swelling) by
Strengthening Capillary Walls

Edema is an uncomfortable condition and can be both painful and dangerous. Swollen and painful legs and ankles, puffiness of the eyes and an overall bloated look and feel are examples of edema. It involves the leakage of blood serum into surrounding tissues and Flavay® has shown that it can reduce this leakage by strengthening capillary walls.

All of those taking Flavay® for edema (swelling) had relief from at least some of the symptoms.

Italian scientists from the University of Florence studied the effect of Flavay® on venous congestion (edema) in the legs. The study involved 40 subjects consisting of 13 men and 27 women between the ages of 34 and 74. The subjects were randomly divided into two groups. One group received a placebo and the other group received 300 mg of Flavay® daily for 60 days.

All of those taking the Flavay® had relief from at least some of the symptoms. After 30 days, the pain was totally relieved in in 38 percent of those taking Flavay®, the swelling disappeared in 26 percent (the circumference of the legs was measured above the ankle), and 11 percent experienced a decrease in the feeling of heaviness in their lower limbs. After 60 days, the pain was totally relieved in 67 percent of those taking Flavay®, the swelling disappeared in 63 percent, and the decrease in heaviness jumped to 33 percent.

Recovery from Injuries

Soccer players in Australia experienced significantly less swelling than those who did not take Flavay®.

Research has shown that Flavay's® ability to strengthen vascular walls may help the body to repair injuries faster. In an Australian study conducted on two groups of soccer players that had sustained injuries, those that consumed Flavay® for ten days following their injuries experienced significantly less swelling than those who did not and, in some of those taking Flavay®, the swelling had completely disappeared. Other research has demonstrated the ways in which Flavay® may actually inhibit inflammation including double-blind studies conducted in France which showed that Flavay® can reduce postoperative inflammation.

Reducing Collagen (Cartilage) Degradation

Arthritis is an umbrella term for more than 100 different conditions that produce either inflammation of connective tissue (joints and tendons) or degeneration of the articular (joint) cartilage, a wearing down of the protective covering that cushions the ends of bones, allowing bones to rub together without causing damage to the joints.

Collagen is required for the normal functioning of the joints, healthy cartilage and bones, smooth gliding surfaces, synovial fluid, normal joint spaces and normal soft tissues surrounding the joints. Collagen is the building block of connective tissue, veins, arteries, ligaments and tendons, and every tissue and organ.

Laboratory tests have demonstrated Flavay's® ability to reduce degradation of elastin fibers by up to 70 percent.

The nutrients in Flavay® can be considered as 'collagen vitamins' because they partake in the biosynthesis of collagen and prevent its destruction. Through synergistic action with vitamin C, Flavay® strengthens and rebuilds the body’s natural collagen proteins and has the remarkable ability to reactivate damaged collagen and elastin. Research has demonstrated that Flavay® binds to collagen fibers and realigns them to a more youthful, undamaged form. (The same research also established that common bioflavonoids are completely inactive in this respect.) Flavay® improves the beneficial cross-linking between the amino acids of the fibers that give collagen its flexibility and strength while preventing the undesirable cross-linking between amino acids that weakens collagen. Laboratory tests have demonstrated Flavay's® ability to reduce degradation of elastin fibers by up to 70 percent.

Nitric Oxide Toxicity and Chronic Inflammation

Contemporary research shows that elevated levels of nitric oxide appear to contribute to arthritis and other disorders associated to abnormal immune or inflammatory responses.

Contemporary research shows that elevated levels of nitric oxide (sometimes referred to as "NO") appear to contribute to arthritis and other disorders associated to abnormal immune or inflammatory responses. In the case of arthritis, nitric oxide has been implicated in the destruction of the pericellular and extracellular matrix of cartilage in arthritis.

When joints become arthritic, they become inflamed and enlarged, interfering with the normal flow of blood. For example, when you bend an arthritic knee, you cut off blood flow to the area which sets into motion of a chain of events that will lead to a burst of free radicals when the blood flow returns (known as "reperfusion injury"). When you release the knee, a proliferation of free radicals causes the area to become even more inflamed, contributing to the degeneration of the joint, which becomes more swollen and worn down.

It's long been recognized that nitric oxide is essential for normal blood circulation as it controls the muscular tone of blood vessels and regulates circulation and blood flow. However, excessive amounts of nitric oxide can restrict blood flow and promote production of more free radicals, including the dangerous peroxynitrate.

Our Customers Say: “I have become so free of arthritic pain that I've taken up playing the guitar! I've played a lot today, maybe 4 hours, and as I put away the guitar tonight it occurred to me that without Flavay® I would never be able to do what I've done today.

“My knuckles have shrunk back to normal so I can wear my rings again. Thank you so much for Flavay® and Flavay Plus®!”
—Ms. C. S.
Flavay® can help regulate a healthy balance of nitric oxide in the body.

Flavay® can significantly scavenge nitric oxide radicals. However, as we'll discuss next, your body needs a certain amount of nitric oxide in order to maintain good health. Nitric oxide is paradoxical. Under normal health conditions, nitric oxide can act as an anti-inflammatory. But to an already inflamed area, nitric oxide can wreak havoc by causing even more inflammation. The key, therefore, to normalizing joint function is to maintain the optimum balance of this double-edged sword, nitric oxide.

Flavay® and the Nitric Oxide Connection

Nitric oxide is a colorless gas produced by many different cells in the body that, depending on the situation, can be very good or very bad. Nitric oxide plays several important roles in the body:

But nitric oxide can be very destructive under other circumstances:

The real trouble starts when nitric oxide encounters the superoxide free radical and becomes peroxynitrate, which destroys antioxidants like glutathione, vitamin E and common flavonoids, and damages proteins in the body. As long as nitric oxide is produced in the right amount, it remains friendly. But if nitric oxide is overproduced, the effect can be very toxic. Research demonstrates that Flavay® can help to maintain the optimal level of nitric oxide by helping the body to produce adequate levels—and to neutralize this free radical where it does harm.

Patented “Radical Scavenger” Effect of Flavay®

Flavay® is the product—used in the actual experiments—by which Dr. Jack Masquelier patented the "Radical Scavenger Effect."

Flavay's® strong antioxidant power acts as a scavenger of the free radicals that play a major role in the initiation, duration and breakdown of inflammation and the degradation of collagen.

"[A] method for preventing and fighting the harmful biological effects of free radicals in the organism of warm blooded animals and more especially human beings, namely cerebral involution, hypoxia following atherosclerosis, cardiac or cerebral infarction, tumour promotion, inflammation, ischaemia, alterations of the synovial liquid, collagen degradation, among others. The method consists in administering to said animals and especially to human beings an amount, efficient against said effects, of a plant extract with a proanthocyanidins content which has a radical scavenger effect"—Dr. Jack Masquelier, 1987.

Our Customers Say: “I've been suffering with carpal tunnel syndrome in both of my wrists for over three years. I also have two active preschoolers, whom I adore, so having carpal tunnel has been really, really painful. My doctor recommended surgery for my wrists but I decided to listen to my brother who suggested that I first try Flavay® and Flavay Plus®. After taking three of each every day for over two months, I no longer have any pain! I can hardly believe it! My kids are happier and so am I because I'm able to take care of them without pain! Thank you so much!”
—Ms. A. S.
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Superior Antioxidant Support

Flavay® is superior to other antioxidants because its protective effects are multiplied in the body. While it provides its own, powerful antioxidant protection, it also supports the dynamic interplay between other antioxidants in the body. Flavay's® ability to “recycle,” or regenerate vitamins C and E after they have quenched free radicals vastly extends their unique antioxidant powers, helping to maintain an optimal, synergistic antioxidant balance in the body.

Flavay® is rapidly absorbed and very quickly distributed throughout the body. As a free radical fighter, Flavay® comes to the aid of the body more quickly than other antioxidants, reducing the potential for free radical damage and the ravages of aging. Flavay® also possesses more reactive sites for neutralizing free radicals than other known antioxidants. Furthermore, Flavay® permits reactivity with both positively and negatively charged free radical species. What this means is that Flavay® can “quench” or “scavenge” (neutralize) a broad variety of free radicals. Highly reactive as an antioxidant in both lipid (fat) and aqueous (water) phases, Flavay® neutralizes oxygen free radicals and is a valuable protector of healthy cells in a variety of internal conditions. This is a unique property among antioxidants, as most work either in lipid or aqueous phases, but not both. As a free radical scavenger, Flavay® is like an antioxidant prize fighter that can successfully take on all challengers, big or small, in any kind of weather

All of this means that your immune system works better so that your joints hurt less and your blood flows better—with Flavay®.

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