Has anybody tried a newly promoted supplement called Activ8? I have just watched another lengthy promo video by a Dr Paul O’Connell, claiming some very impressive results from this product, but with the usual ‘hard sell’ to bulk buy or subscribe, to get the best deal?

At around £45 per month this seems expensive, but if effective, would be worth it, to get some relief from the current debilitating pain levels.

Any feedback would be helpful

Thank you,

John W


  • helpline_team


     Thank you for your post on the forum where you ask if anyone has tried a supplement called Activ8. We do not endorse any particular products and it might be helpful to look through our information about complementary therapies and supplements. Because there are many types of complementary and alternative medicine, you should always talk to your doctor before you start treatment. It is not possible to generalise about whether they work or not. Effectiveness might be judged by whether you feel better but it also may relate to measurable improvement in your condition or general well-being.

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    I hope this is helpful to you.

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  • in2teaching
    in2teaching Member Posts: 22

    Did you find anyone that has tried it? I’ve just seen the video you probably watched. As you say - it may be worth it if it works. Lots of the complimentary treatments and supplements are mentioned in the video as ingredients of Activ8. I’m sceptical of purchasing it though as I can’t find anyone whose actually tried it.