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  • Flex Force HA 200mg from ebay?

    Anyone use this? It's a tempting price, but I can't find any info on it? Is it from a reputable source? Effective? Thanks
    Last edited by goodmorning; Jan. 25, 2011, 02:42 PM.

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    I don't understand why CortaFlx doesn't list it as an available product on their website. Actually I can't find any FLex Force product back on their website.

    It's tempting indeed, coz it would be comparable to Conquer. I'd love to try it, but how do we know for sure it's not the Flex Force HA 100mg with a bogus label .

    I just tried to call them to ask whether the 200mg is indeed made by them, but got no answer. I've just sent them an email instead, if I get any feedback, I will post back here.

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      it appears to be the same product/branding as the 100mg sold here at valley vet:
      http://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail.h...d-4b660a0e629c

      I've bought from valley vet and the solution does help my older horse, as well as two older horses on the property where I board. I'm slowly turning everyone on to it.

      eta: well Corta Flx does have this listed:
      http://www.corta-flx.com/pages/007product_HA_sol.html
      which seems similar but its only 100mg and drastically different label, and not named "Flex Force"

      I think I"m going to call CortaFlx..... I'm curious as heck



      eta2: just got off the phone with CortaFlx. They are priming FlexForce to be a new independent spin off line of the CortaFlx products. The rep explained to me that FlexForceHA is just pure HA, where CortaFlx HA100 Solution is blend of some kind that is supposed to be more effective, more expensive too. This temporary cross branding appears to me to be a "soft-opening" to their new line, slowly getting the product to market with the name recognition of CortaFlx behind it. The rep told me they do indeed make a 200mg version in solution and pelleted, so it exists. Whether the ebay seller is legitimate is of course a whole different matter, but I'm inclined to think they are just based on feedback.
      Last edited by buck22; Jan. 26, 2011, 02:45 PM.
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      • #4
        buck, so when she confirmed they make the 200mg solution, did she mention where we could buy it, other than the ebay listings? I currently use Flex Force HA 100mg and their liquid MSM - love their stuff. Before that I did use Cortaflx and really liked the results as well but same results with a lower price tag is always good.
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        • #5
          no she didn't offer where to buy it, nor did I ask. The rep had a very faint voice and sounded like she was on a speaker phone, so I kept the questions short and simple so I could hear her clearly.

          honestly though, they picked up on the second ring and the first rep I spoke to happily and intelligently answered my questions, so I'd have no qualms about calling them with questions. Nice customer service.
          Being terrible at something is the first step to being truly great at it. Struggle is the evidence of progress.

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          • #6
            Hmmm, I emailed them this afternoon and linked the ebay website, and asked them about the product being manufactured by them, but I haven't received a reply yet.
            I may try to call again tomorrow.

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            • #7
              I use FlexForce HA 200

              I've been ordering the FlexForce HA 200 off of Ebay for about a year now. I'm assuming it's the same seller - I think there's only one that sells it. I've been happy with it. I had never used CortaFlx before this so I can't compare it to another source, but it seems to work for my horse. I started my horse on it after reading this very long thread http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=170674. The seller ships promptly and packages well also.

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              • #8
                This is the reply I got back from Cortaflex when I asked them about the ebay supplier of Flexforce 200mg.
                Seems they are not familiar with it, I'll post more when I hear back.
                Sounds to me they are not familiar with the 200mg Flexforce. Strange. I emailed this to info@cortaflex.com

                We are a distributor for cortaflex and I am not sure the products we have are the equivalent of what you are now using but will look into and see. I would not want to recommend a change when your horses are doing so when on your current product.

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                • #9
                  well, thats.... weird. The rep I spoke to yesterday chatted comfortably about the flexforce cortaflx relationship. She even gave me the link to the future website, though there is nothing there yet: http://flexforceproducts.com/

                  strange. Do they have two offices? let me find the number I called....

                  this is the contact information I found and the number I called:
                  http://www.corta-flx.com/pages/contact_us.html

                  wait a second, there seems to be a cortaflex.com and a corta-flx.com

                  now thats confusing.... I called corta-flx


                  and hang on a sec, there are two slightly different contact infos for both:
                  http://www.corta-flx.com/pages/contact_us.html
                  http://www.cortaflex.com/info.html


                  hmmm, I wonder what this is all about? I never did *get* corporate cannibalism though it goes on a lot.
                  Being terrible at something is the first step to being truly great at it. Struggle is the evidence of progress.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by buck22 View Post
                    it appears to be the same as the 100mg sold here at valley vet:
                    http://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail.h...d-4b660a0e629c
                    Not the same -- the 200 mg/oz is twice the strength. Here's the ebay link:
                    http://cgi.ebay.com/HA-200-Hyaluroni...item230d9e4fa5

                    I bought a case of this last year (not from this seller) and have been very pleased. I was using Lubrisyn and then Conquer and this is just a good but so much cheaper.

                    This is a highly rated ebay seller so I wouldn't be worried about ordering from her.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by LarkspurCO View Post
                      Not the same -- the 200 mg/oz is twice the strength. Here's the ebay link:
                      http://cgi.ebay.com/HA-200-Hyaluroni...item230d9e4fa5
                      I'm sorry, I wasn't clear, the same product but in a different strength is what I meant.

                      We're all trying to figure out the validity of a 200mg product at all. Its entirely possible that I could buy a whole batch of 100mg bottles, go to kinkos and make a 200mg label, and then sell them for $30 more per bottle and no one would be the wiser.

                      No one would normally question such a thing, but its very strange that there is no supporting literature to be found anywhere by the company that makes it.
                      Being terrible at something is the first step to being truly great at it. Struggle is the evidence of progress.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by buck22 View Post
                        I'm sorry, I wasn't clear, the same product but in a different strength is what I meant.

                        We're all trying to figure out the validity of a 200mg product at all. Its entirely possible that I could buy a whole batch of 100mg bottles, go to kinkos and make a 200mg label, and then sell them for $30 more per bottle and no one would be the wiser.

                        No one would normally question such a thing, but its very strange that there is no supporting literature to be found anywhere by the company that makes it.
                        Yes, I kind of figured that's what you meant. Sorry.

                        Anyway, I bought a case of this through a friend who is a distributor for Corta-Flx. This 200 mg/ounce version was on the company's order sheet, so I am sure it's a legitimate product.

                        Corta-Flx has never marketed this product directly as far as I know. I believe it is their marketing mission to confuse people.


                        ETA: If I recall correctly, the case was shipped to me directly from Corta-Flx company.

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                        • #13
                          Oh cool! So then it is legit. The company at large is presenting itself rather strangely to the public.

                          Thank you!

                          When I reorder I might have to get the 200mg, seems much more economical. If your distributor friend would like my business I'd be happy to purchase through them.

                          Thanks again for clearing up the mystery!
                          Being terrible at something is the first step to being truly great at it. Struggle is the evidence of progress.

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                          • #14
                            Happy to be of assistance, and good luck lubing your horse.

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                              Originally posted by LarkspurCO View Post
                              good luck lubing your horse.


                              Well, it seems like a viable option. I guess, worst case scenario (I think?), it is the 100mg version & I have to double it. I am opting to use Pentosan, oral HA, with a loading course of Adequan somehwere in there - as opposed to a Legend & Adequan regime. Much more cost-effective.

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                              • #16
                                Boy oh boy talk about confusing.
                                I've now emailed the same question with ebay link to info@cortaflx.com (minus the -e-)

                                I hope I'll hear back from them.

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                                • #17
                                  Okay, I just spoke to Corta-Flx.
                                  The ebay seller is legitimate! I'd say get it whilst you can, coz the 200mg/oz has been discontinued since last month .
                                  Reason being, it just didn't sell he said.
                                  I told them that most likely it didn't sell, coz there were no online stockists of the product.

                                  He said if there is demand for it, they may bring it back on the market.

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                                    Originally posted by Lieslot View Post
                                    I told them that most likely it didn't sell, coz there were no online stockists of the product.
                                    It's hard to sell something when most aren't familiar with it's existence! Or even legitimate. Who does their marketing??

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                                    • #19
                                      I don't know.
                                      I hope they will start making it again. Pricewise much better then Conquer.

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                                      • #20
                                        Oh bummer! Who wouldn't want the more potent version of something that works so well? I would think the 200mg would outsell the 100mg... if they actually let people know it existed!

                                        eta, aarrghh! looks like the ebay seller has sold out of the liquid! I'm giving the pellets a go..... my horses for some reason hate the syrup anyhow (other horses on the farm love it, so its just my two knuckleheads), so perhaps the pellets are a mixed blessing
                                        Being terrible at something is the first step to being truly great at it. Struggle is the evidence of progress.

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