I discovered this forum when I saw a promotional video while scrolling online about a joint supplement product called Active8.
It seemed too good to be true so I googled the author on the piece and sure enough the claims appeared to be exaggerated but in the course of searching, I came across Versus Arthritis and decided to register.
I have had Osteoarthritis for almost a decade which steadiky worsened and led to early retirement. I started to have trouble walking and found I needed to stop after too short a time. The pain had started in my left hip and less so in my left knee. As it progressed, the knee pain worsened and began to be joined by pain in the joints of my right leg. After diagnosis involving x rays, my GP referred me to a physio and prescribed co-codamol. The physio gave me exercises but I couldn't do them because it was too painful. A work colleague suggested I saw a specialist through my company's health insurance, which I did. He gave me an mri and confirmed worsening of cartilage in all my leg joints and gave me an arthoscopy on my left knee, with a suggestion of further procedures in months to come on my other joints but the pain in my left knee was made worse by the surgery. By this time I was on Tramadol and other painkillers, I did not pursue that. By this time the pain had got so bad I could hardly walk and had to give up working which put an end to the private healthcare. I investigated replacement joints but apparently don't fit the criteria, even though I now walk with a stick and hardly any distance.
I would be interested if anyone else has encountered the Active8 product.
The author claims to be a GP and has an impressive linked-in profile and a string of letters after his name, but no PhD or MD and as the linked in profiles are self written, no reason to believe them. I couldn't find any debunking site which identifies him as a clear scammer though.
The ingredients of the product includes all the ones you'd expect but the claims of efficacy are miraculous and with the usual high pressure sales tricks; must buy now, only available direct from him, only by clicking the link on the video, stocks are low so price available for a short time, discount if you buy immediately, buy a bulk pack for huge discounts, etc., etc. I'm sure you're all familiar with the patter. leaving still a very large discounted price.
I found something which at first glance appeared to be a comparison site with one including a cheaper product with the same ingredients but this site is also fake. Displays 5 products, 4 of which are reviewed as weaker and only one product is clearly any good, a clear indication that it's not really an independent review site. They must think we're all stupid to fall for such obvious trickery.
The clincher for me was a claim that cartilage can be restored which I know is not true and if he was really a clinician he would know that.
Has anyone found a supplement that really does help and is worth buying?
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