Instaflex vs Relief Factor

Today we have a comparison between two popular joint health supplements: Instaflex and Relief Factor.

In this Instaflex vs Relief Factor face-off, we’ll analyze both supplements to see which is better and more effective at relieving joint pain, reducing inflammation, and promoting long-range flexibility & function.

So if you’re looking to find out about their ingredients, benefits, dosage, price, side effects, and other important facts, be sure to read on as we start this off with a quick summary.

Relief Factor vs Instaflex Summary

While neither Instaflex nor Relief Factor make it on our “top 3” joint health supplement list, we rate Instaflex as a better value between the two. The reason? Instaflex has a more bioavailable version of turmeric, which is a key ingredient that helps with joint pain, inflammation, and overall function.

Instaflex also costs around $60 per bottle, compared to Relief Factor which costs over $90. Relief Factor has a cheap turmeric powder and synthetic omega-3 fish oil which may help you to an extent, but for this price, it’s unacceptable to us.

While Instaflex is the winner of this comparison, we don’t quite rate it as the best value for money joint supplement considering its cons. These include having underdosed ingredients like hyaluronic acid, as well as missing some core ingredients like MSM, glucosamine, or chondroitin.

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Instaflex vs Relief Factor: Product Overview


Instaflex, also known as Instaflex Advanced, is one of the top-selling joint supplements on the market right now.

Instaflex is an all-natural, dietary supplement that helps you:

  • Relief joint discomfort
  • Improve flexibility
  • Provide relief from joint inflammation in 7 days

Does Instaflex really work? We’ll find out in detail soon!

The good news is that Instaflex is an Over-the-Counter type of supplement. It presents a natural alternative if you don’t want to go the prescription route.

Relief Factor

Relief Factor is arguably even more hyped than Instaflex. It may be the most popular joint supplement in the world right now. There are hundreds of reviews praising Relief Factor and how amazing it is. But what does it actually do?

According to the manufacturer, Relief Factor should help you:

  • Reduce joint discomfort
  • Lower pain and inflammation

Relief Factor is a supplement mainly designed to give you natural relief from inflammation-associated joint pain.

There isn’t much talk about joint flexibility or mobility, though. The website hardly says anything about repairing your joints and strengthening connective tissues. So in that regard, it’s slightly different than what Instaflex promises.

But which one comes out as the winner?

Their ingredient formulas are what will tell us the answer.

Instaflex vs Relief Factor: Comparing the Ingredients

Neither Instaflex nor Relief Factor have the most potent ingredient profiles we’ve seen. However, Instaflex has a clear edge over its competitor.

Instaflex contains a more bioavailable form of turmeric, as well as using a proven joint pain reliever and flexibility enhancer in Boswellia Serrata – it even comes in the high-quality patented version.

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Instaflex’s Ingredients

  • Turmeric – 200mg
  • UCII (25% collagen) – 40mg
  • Hyaluronic acid – 5mg
  • Resveratrol – 100mg
  • ApresFlex Boswellia serrata extract – 100mg
  • BioPerine – 5mg

On the whole, Instaflex looks like a solid joint stack. It contains a mixture of ingredients that is better than many other joint health pills on sale right now.

We get a premium-quality Boswellia Serrata extract, a decent dose of high-curcuminoid turmeric, and a bit of hyaluronic acid. Taken together, these natural substances should help reduce joint pain and strengthen your joints to an extent.

But there are some major issues with Instaflex’s formula.

The biggest one is that there’s not enough hyaluronic acid to provide a noticeable effect. We only get 5mg per serving, which is far below the optimal recommended dose of 120mg per day.

Another downside of Instaflex Advanced is the lack of core ingredients like MSM, glucosamine, chondroitin, and bromelain. Resveratrol is beneficial for reducing inflammation and protecting joints, but it’s not as well-studied as some of the aforementioned compounds.

Overall, Instaflex has some potential, but it would be even better if it included higher doses of its ingredients.

Relief Factor’s Ingredients

  • Epimedium (20% Icariin) – 200mg
  • EPA – 647mg
  • DHA – 253mg
  • Japanese fleeceflower (96% resveratrol) – 70mg
  • Turmeric (18% curcuminoids) – 667mg

Relief Factor’s formula is definitely a downgrade when compared against Instaflex. We don’t think Relief Factor can give us a significant pain relief based on these ingredients.

One of its problems is the use of low-quality and unproven ingredients for joint health. For example, Epimedium (aka, Horny Goat Weed). A 200mg of the ingredient could be used to increase the dose of (underdosed) turmeric or EPA and DHA.

The turmeric in Relief Factor is just plain turmeric powder – the same as the one from your nearest supermarket. It would be better to buy a high-quality curcumin extract, preferrably, patented, like Meriva or CurcuWIN.

Not to mention that Relief Factor doesn’t contain the crucial BioPerine (black pepper extract), unlike Instaflex, which enhances turmeric’s absorption. Without black pepper extract, turmeric won’t work the same.

As for EPA and DHA, these are omega-3 oils that you can get by eating more fish. Tthe dosages of EPA and DHA in Relief Factor are below the recommended 2,000mg or more per day for rheumatoid arthritis. But, for osteoarthritis, the omega-3 doses found in Relief Factor should be enough.

The only problem is that omega-3s in Relief Factor come in the synthetic ethyl-ester form. The jury is still out on if Ethyl-ester omega-3s are less bioavailable (absorbable by your body) than the natural triglyceride form of omega-3s.

Instaflex vs Relief Factor: Safety Analysis

Relief Factor and Instaflex are both fairly safe joint supplements. Like most natural joint stacks on the market, they contain nutrients, herbal powders, and plant extracts among other well-studied ingredients.

While some of these ingredients don’t work for joint health, they at least aren’t known to cause side effects. More importantly, the dosages in both products are within safe limits.

Again, reports of side effects from Relief Factor and Instaflex are rare, but it’s still important to remember that everyone is different. Although not common, you will occasionally see a report of negative side effects from some customers online.

If you are unsure, always check with your doctor first before trying a new supplement.

Instaflex vs Relief Factor: User Reviews

It is worth checking some Instaflex and Relief Factor customer reviews before you go ahead and choose which one to go with.

Generally speaking, Instaflex and Relief Factor boast pretty decent reviews. Out of the thousands that are available, many of them are positive and praise their effects on joints. But you’ll also occasionally see a negative review where customers complain about lack of positive results, or less frequently, negative side effects.

While we can never know that an anonymous review of these products is legitimate (and we can never really know if it’s written by a real person), the kind of feedback you see online can give you a good idea of what a product is like.

Looking at customer reviews we can usually tell if the supplement is a complete scam. That doesn’t appear to be the case with Relief Factor nor Instaflex.

Instaflex vs Relief Factor: Pricing & Value

Instaflex costs between $60-70 per bottle (30ct). A bottle should last you a month if you take it per instructions. The price varies depending on where you buy it from. It’s available on The Vitamin Shoppe, Walmart, Walgreens, and Amazon.

As for Relief Factor, it costs a stunning $93.95 for a one-month supply – plus shipping and handling. If you’re a new customer, you can get Relief Factor for $24.95 – but under the condition that you sign up for automatic shipments and credit card charges that follow.

If you choose this subscription option, you will be charged again one month later, this time for $79.95 each month. This will be a recurring subscription.

This complex and expensive policy is a major complaint for some Relief Factor customers.

Even though Instaflex is not a cheap product by any means, it’s a definite winner of this section.

The Bottom Line

The bottom line on Instaflex vs Relief Factor: which one do we recommend to you?

Neither, actually!

Relief Factor is an extremely overpriced supplement that consists of half-ineffective, half-weak ingredients, some of which you can buy for cheaper at your local supermarket.

As for Instaflex, it has a few solid ingredients, but a part of its formula consists of ingredients like Horny Goat Weed and Resveratrol which lack human studies.

Considering that Instaflex costs over $55, and Relief Factor over $90 per bottle, better money for value options can be found elsewhere with a little research.

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