Joma Member Posts: 2
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:11 in Living with arthritis

Has anyone tried Activ8 supplements ? Have watched the very long advertising video. Don't mind spending £50 it if genuine. Thanks in advance.



  • noddingtonpete
    noddingtonpete Moderator Posts: 826

    Hello @Joma and welcome to the Community. We are a friendly and supportive group and I hope that will be your experience as well.

    I understand that you are thinking of trying Activ8. There are many discussions on here about this, e.g.

    We do not endorse any products and as with all complimentary medicines some work for some and not others. I would recommend having a read through some of the posts on here before you commit to buying something. The search results are

    Please keep posting and I am sure that others will share their experiences as well.

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  • jonr
    jonr Member Posts: 357

    Hi @Joma,

    This particular product comes up quite a lot here, probably because it's well-advertised.

    I didn't but Activ8 because it's hellishly expensive, instead I bought the constituent ingredients.

    After about 6 weeks-odd, I was actually feeling worse, not better. My legs were hotter than usual (I have severs OA in both knees), achy and throbbing and I was getting a lot of locks and stabbing pains which had a habit of striking at the most inconvenient times.

    I experimented by cutting out the ingredients one by one and I think the main culprit was Glucosamine which also appears in some of the other main ingredients of Activ8. I've kept up the Turmeric and Boswellia as they do seem to help with inflammation. I'm in no way saying to avoid it, just if you are going to get it and you feel worse it may be one or more of the ingredients.

    A lot of Activ8's publicity focuses on cartilage regeneration, I've got none left so it was never really going to work anyway. Cartilage doesn't have it's own blood supply so once it's gone, it's gone.

    If your Arthritis is mild, i.e you've a goodly amount of cartilage left then it may work. Same goes for Steroid injections BTW - they're most effective in patients with cartilage.

    Hope that helps!


  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,020

    I think I personally don't trust it. You can't seem to get many independent (not on their site) reviews which I think is a bit suss.

    Toni x