{"id":605388276018,"title":"LegXercise Review: Does it Support Healthy Circulation?","created_at":"2023-05-09T16:36:18-04:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"LegXercise Review: Does it Support Healthy Circulation?\",\n \"keywords\": \"legxercise, legxercise review, legxercise reviews, legxercise pro, legxercise machine, legxercise pro reviews, legxercise pro walmart, legxercise pro amazon, legxercise complaints, legxercise walmart, legxercise amazon, amazon legxercise, legxercise medical reviews\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team analyzes medical studies to give our take on whether LegXercise is likely to support healthy circulation and relieve pain or if it's a waste of money. 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\"description\": \"Illuminate Labs is the most transparent supplement company in the U.S., and is a leading publisher of research-based health information.\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"supplements, science, nutrition, exercise, health, medication, pharmaceutical, wellness, diet, weight loss, medical research\",\n \"publishingPrinciples\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/editorial-guidelines\",\n \"memberOf\": [\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"U.S. Chamber of Commerce\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/www.uschamber.com\/\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Certified B Corp\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/www.bcorporation.net\/en-us\/\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Natural Products Association\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/www.npanational.org\/\"\n }\n ],\n \"logo\": {\n \"@type\": \"ImageObject\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Illuminate_Labs_Favicon_48x48_7595c3cc-e27b-47b8-a4fe-edcc7ed9b29a.png?v=1666502785\", \n \"width\": 48,\n \"height\": 48\n},\n \"foundingDate\": \"2019-01-30\",\n \"sameAs\": [\n \"https:\/\/www.instagram.com\/illuminatelabs\",\n \"https:\/\/twitter.com\/illuminatelabs\",\n \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/company\/illuminate-labs-supplements\",\n \"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/channel\/UCpgSJAsIPb-fZ25djtTxBEA\"\n ]\n }\n}\n\/\/ ]]\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/LegXercise_Review_Article_Header_Image_Optimized.png?v=1683664414\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eDisclaimer: None of the information in this article constitutes medical advice, and is just the opinion of the writer(s). We recommend that patients follow their doctor’s guidance in regard to pain management and medical devices.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"dc\"\u003eL\u003c\/span\u003eegXercise is a health device used to improve mobility, support circulation and relieve pain. The device moves the legs from a seated position to simulate walking, and its manufacturer claims that “Relief is Just a Click Away.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBut is LegXercise actually proven to work or are these just marketing claims? Will it have the same health effects as walking? What retailer sells LegXercise for the best price? And how do real users rate and describe the effects of the device?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we analyze how LegXercise is proposed to work and whether it has any research backing.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe’ll share our thoughts on the potential health benefits of LegXercise compared to walking, provide a cost comparison featuring which retailer sells LegXercise for the best price, and share real user reviews of the device.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eIs LegXercise Proven to Work?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe LegXercise machine does not appear to have been studied in any clinical trials. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eNone are referenced on the brand’s website at the time of publishing this article, and we can’t find any on \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ePubMed\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, which is one of the largest free clinical trial databases.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThis means that \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eLegXercise is not clinically proven to have any specific health effects.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHowever, similar devices have been studied in clinical trials.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC4910027\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eJournal of Rural Medicine\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e tested the effects of a similar device called the Leg Exercise Apparatus (LEX) on blood flow.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBlood flow increased by 76% when using the leg exercise device\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e compared to at rest, which was greater than the standard ankle-movement-related exercises that are typically recommended.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA 2016 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC4842422\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e found that this same device increased muscle activity.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBased on the available research, we consider LegXercise potentially likely to be effective for improving blood flow and supporting circulation.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHowever, it may be more sensible for consumers to consider purchasing the device which was clinically tested called the LEX.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eWe cannot find any medical evidence that LegXercise is likely to relieve pain\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, because its manufacturer hasn’t proven such and we can’t find proof that similar devices relieve pain in clinical trials.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBut how do real users rate and describe the effects of the LegXercise? We’ll review in the next section.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eReal LegXercise User Reviews\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA YouTube creator named “Graying With Grace” who reviews a variety of devices for older adults reviewed LegXercise including safety tips, how to properly set up the device and whether or not he recommends it:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/9UiKUTbEn5o\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA YouTube video from the popular “QVCtv” channel includes a live product remo of LegXercise:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/nmNRmVWBUD4\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eWhere to Buy LegXercise for the Best Price\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLegXercise is sold at a variety of online retailers. Here’s a price breakdown for the original model and the “Pro” version at the time of publishing this article:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOriginal LegXercise\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWalmart: $189.94 (\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.walmart.com\/ip\/LegXercise-MAX-Machine\/835300760\"\u003elink\u003c\/a\u003e)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eSears: $179.94 (\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.sears.com\/legxercise\/p-A099170618\"\u003elink\u003c\/a\u003e)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAmazon: $179.94 (\u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/41jQz1a\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003elink to official Amazon listing\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBrand website: \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e$169.94\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e (\u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/legxercise.com\/the-original-legxercise-1\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003elink\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLegXercise Pro\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eSears: \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e$199.94\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e (\u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.sears.com\/legxercise-pro\/p-A099364982\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003elink\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWalmart: \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e$199.94\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e (\u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.walmart.com\/ip\/LegXercise-Pro-Machine\/116981950?fulfillmentIntent=Shipping\u0026amp;athbdg=L1200\u0026amp;from=searchResults\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003elink\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAmazon: \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e$199.94\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e (\u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/3M9px7d\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003elink to official Amazon listing\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBrand website: \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e$199.94\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e (\u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/legxercise.com\/legxercise-pro\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003elink\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWhen the price is the same, it typically makes the most sense to purchase directly from the manufacturer in our opinion, because this may reduce the risk of counterfeit products and increase options if the device is defective or causes injury.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe Amazon listings are the only third-party listings from the official manufacturer.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eWill LegXercise Cause Weight Loss?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAs stated in the first section of this article, LegXercise doesn’t appear to have been studied in any clinical trials so we can’t say definitively whether or not it causes weight loss.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHowever, we can make an educated guess based on the device type.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eAny device that increases metabolic rate and calories burned is likely to contribute somewhat to weight loss\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, because weight loss is a simple thermodynamic process that requires calories expended to exceed calories ingested.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAs we documented in our review of another seated leg exercise machine called \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/cubii-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eCubii\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, indoor cycling is clinically shown to cause significant weight loss, and \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003esince LegXercise is a less intense version of that exercise, we believe it may be effective for moderate weight loss.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe hope that in the future, the brand funds a clinical trial testing whether their device causes weight loss.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eReal Customers Review LegXercise \u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAmazon is a better resource for honest customer reviews than a brand’s website in our opinion.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLegXercise Pro is the brand’s most-reviewed product on Amazon, with over 2,000 reviews and an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe top positive review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named “Casey” who gives the product a 4-star rating and claims it’s convenient and effective:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e“I am 80 and despite various physical problems I am having no problems handling it.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e I am feeling the effects in my feet, but nowhere else yet. (I am hoping it will help with edema and restless leg syndrome, but it is too soon to tell.) I will update this review in a couple of weeks, but \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eit looks promising so far. It is very intuitive and easy to use.”\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe top negative review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named “Bonnie Swank” who claims it’s a waste of money:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e“This product is a $200 joke! It does nothing for circulation.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e It's two speeds might as well be one speed and neither of them move enough to make ANY kind of change.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e Please do not buy this machine it's a total waste of money. Additionally I've tried to contact the sellers in order to return the machine and have had NO response.”\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLegXercise’s manufacturer, a company called IntelliBrands, LLC, has an average review rating of 1 out of 5 stars on the Better Business Bureau (BBB) \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.bbb.org\/us\/fl\/doral\/profile\/health-and-wellness\/intellibrandsllc-0633-90108983\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ewebsite\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe brand currently responds to all customer complaints which is a sign of a high-quality brand, and we’d recommend that displeased customers publish a complaint on this channel, because it may expedite resolution.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eFree Seated Leg Exercises\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFor consumers uninterested in LegXercise or who may not be able to afford the device, The NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has a YouTube video that’s only two minutes long with some seated leg exercises that may promote circulation:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/dso7WMa0gJY\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eCan Food-Based Supplements Relieve Pain?\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Cinnamon_Image.png?v=1665113555\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCinnamon\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003e is a spice that has been studied for its ability to reduce pain and support joint health.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eA \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/29722610\/\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan\u003eJournal of the American College of Nutrition\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan\u003e found that cinnamon supplementation at a daily dose of 500 mg reduced inflammation and joint swelling in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eA 2020 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/32638445\/\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e found that cinnamon supplementation reduced inflammatory markers. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eThe study authors concluded that “Cinnamon could be regarded as a safe supplement to relieve pain.”\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eIlluminate Labs manufactures a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/products\/ceylon-cinnamon-extract\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eCeylon Cinnamon Extract\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e supplement that’s potent (standardized to minimum 8% flavonoids) and third-party tested to ensure purity and label accuracy (test results published transparently on the product page). It only costs \u003cstrong\u003e$15\u003c\/strong\u003e for a monthly subscription.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eInterested consumers can check out Illuminate Labs Ceylon Cinnamon Extract \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/products\/ceylon-cinnamon-extract\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eat this link\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCollagen\u003c\/b\u003e is the core structural protein in joints. The body produces it naturally, but its production decreases with age.\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/18416885\/\"\u003eMedical research\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003ehas shown that collagen can reduce joint pain in athletes at a 10 gram (g) daily dose, and can reduce arthritic pain (\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/30368550\/\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003emeta-study\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e, doses ranging between 40 mg and 10 g daily dose).\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWe recommend \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/bulletproof.fdf2.net\/c\/3271428\/1278011\/9221\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eBulletproof Collagen Powder\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e as our top collagen product because it provides an effective collagen dose per serving (20 g) and contains one single ingredient: collagen peptides sourced from grass-fed animals. There are no questionable additives. This supplement only costs \u003cstrong\u003e$45.16\u003c\/strong\u003e for over a month's worth of product.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eInterested consumers can check out Bulletproof Collagen powder \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/bulletproof.fdf2.net\/c\/3271428\/1278011\/9221\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eat this link\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e to the brand's official website.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/activation.healthline.com\/api\/member-offers\/8359\/redirect?lp=328\u0026amp;tc=120226\u0026amp;subid=rvosubaff_illuminatelabs\" rel=\"sponsored\"\u003eCornbread CBD Lotion\u003c\/a\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eis our top pick for a topical CBD product.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eCBD \u003cspan\u003eis\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC9859876\/\"\u003eclinically shown\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eto be effectively absorbed through the skin, and CBD caused\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cstrong\u003e\"significant improvements in pain\" when applied topically\u003c\/strong\u003e in a 2020 \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/31793418\/\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis lotion also contains menthol, which was shown in a 2022\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/34552033\/\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eto reduce pain scores.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eInterested consumers can check out Cornbread CBD Lotion\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/activation.healthline.com\/api\/member-offers\/8359\/redirect?lp=328\u0026amp;tc=120226\u0026amp;subid=rvosubaff_illuminatelabs\" rel=\"sponsored\"\u003eat this link\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eto the product page on the official brand's website.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWe do not recommend using dietary supplements to treat any specific medical condition related to pain, \u003c\/span\u003eand we recommend that individuals speak with their doctor prior to using any supplement for pain relief.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003ePros and Cons of LegXercise\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHere are the pros and cons of LegXercise in our opinion:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003ePros:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eUnlikely to cause side effects\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eDrug-free\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMay improve circulation\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMay improve muscular function\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eConvenient\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eEasy to set up\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eCons:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eDoesn’t appear clinically tested\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eSomewhat expensive\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eUnproven pain relief claims\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eConclusion\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLegXercise may help patients with impaired mobility improve circulation, muscular function and range of motion given its design.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAny device that helps support increased movement and energy expenditure can help improve the health of elderly or physically impaired individuals.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThat being said, LegXercise does not appear to have been clinically tested, so from our perspective, the device is not proven to have any specific effect, and may be a waste of money.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA different leg movement device called LEX has been shown to have positive health effects in several clinical trials, and may be a better option for patients to discuss with their doctor.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe don’t believe that LegXercise is likely to cause side effects because it’s a simple physical device, but consumers should be sure to place their feet firmly on the floor after completing use of the device to reduce the risk of injury.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLegXercise may cause modest weight loss due to the potential for increased calorie burning, but this potential benefit has not been proven in clinical trials.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFor consumers planning to purchase LegXercise, doing so from the brand’s official website provides the best cost savings at the time of publishing this article.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2023-05-09T20:53:16-04:00","updated_at":"2023-09-29T23:26:25-04:00","summary_html":"We analyze medical studies to give our take on whether LegXercise is likely to support healthy circulation and relieve pain or if it's a waste of money. We feature real customer reviews and explain if the device can cause weight loss.","template_suffix":"","handle":"legxercise-review","tags":"_related:exercise, _related:health-device, _related:pain-relief"}

LegXercise Review: Does it Support Healthy Circulation?

LegXercise Review: Does it Support Healthy Circulation?


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Disclaimer: None of the information in this article constitutes medical advice, and is just the opinion of the writer(s). We recommend that patients follow their doctor’s guidance in regard to pain management and medical devices.

LegXercise is a health device used to improve mobility, support circulation and relieve pain. The device moves the legs from a seated position to simulate walking, and its manufacturer claims that “Relief is Just a Click Away.”

But is LegXercise actually proven to work or are these just marketing claims? Will it have the same health effects as walking? What retailer sells LegXercise for the best price? And how do real users rate and describe the effects of the device?

In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we analyze how LegXercise is proposed to work and whether it has any research backing.

We’ll share our thoughts on the potential health benefits of LegXercise compared to walking, provide a cost comparison featuring which retailer sells LegXercise for the best price, and share real user reviews of the device.

Is LegXercise Proven to Work?

The LegXercise machine does not appear to have been studied in any clinical trials. 

None are referenced on the brand’s website at the time of publishing this article, and we can’t find any on PubMed, which is one of the largest free clinical trial databases.

This means that LegXercise is not clinically proven to have any specific health effects.

However, similar devices have been studied in clinical trials.

A clinical trial published in the Journal of Rural Medicine tested the effects of a similar device called the Leg Exercise Apparatus (LEX) on blood flow.

Blood flow increased by 76% when using the leg exercise device compared to at rest, which was greater than the standard ankle-movement-related exercises that are typically recommended.

A 2016 clinical trial found that this same device increased muscle activity.

Based on the available research, we consider LegXercise potentially likely to be effective for improving blood flow and supporting circulation.

However, it may be more sensible for consumers to consider purchasing the device which was clinically tested called the LEX.

We cannot find any medical evidence that LegXercise is likely to relieve pain, because its manufacturer hasn’t proven such and we can’t find proof that similar devices relieve pain in clinical trials.

But how do real users rate and describe the effects of the LegXercise? We’ll review in the next section.

Real LegXercise User Reviews

A YouTube creator named “Graying With Grace” who reviews a variety of devices for older adults reviewed LegXercise including safety tips, how to properly set up the device and whether or not he recommends it:

A YouTube video from the popular “QVCtv” channel includes a live product remo of LegXercise:

Where to Buy LegXercise for the Best Price

LegXercise is sold at a variety of online retailers. Here’s a price breakdown for the original model and the “Pro” version at the time of publishing this article:

Original LegXercise

Walmart: $189.94 (link)

Sears: $179.94 (link)

Amazon: $179.94 (link to official Amazon listing)

Brand website: $169.94 (link)

LegXercise Pro

Sears: $199.94 (link)

Walmart: $199.94 (link)

Amazon: $199.94 (link to official Amazon listing)

Brand website: $199.94 (link)

When the price is the same, it typically makes the most sense to purchase directly from the manufacturer in our opinion, because this may reduce the risk of counterfeit products and increase options if the device is defective or causes injury.

The Amazon listings are the only third-party listings from the official manufacturer.

Will LegXercise Cause Weight Loss?

As stated in the first section of this article, LegXercise doesn’t appear to have been studied in any clinical trials so we can’t say definitively whether or not it causes weight loss.

However, we can make an educated guess based on the device type.

Any device that increases metabolic rate and calories burned is likely to contribute somewhat to weight loss, because weight loss is a simple thermodynamic process that requires calories expended to exceed calories ingested.

As we documented in our review of another seated leg exercise machine called Cubii, indoor cycling is clinically shown to cause significant weight loss, and since LegXercise is a less intense version of that exercise, we believe it may be effective for moderate weight loss.

We hope that in the future, the brand funds a clinical trial testing whether their device causes weight loss.

Real Customers Review LegXercise 

Amazon is a better resource for honest customer reviews than a brand’s website in our opinion.

LegXercise Pro is the brand’s most-reviewed product on Amazon, with over 2,000 reviews and an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.

The top positive review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named “Casey” who gives the product a 4-star rating and claims it’s convenient and effective:

“I am 80 and despite various physical problems I am having no problems handling it. I am feeling the effects in my feet, but nowhere else yet. (I am hoping it will help with edema and restless leg syndrome, but it is too soon to tell.) I will update this review in a couple of weeks, but it looks promising so far. It is very intuitive and easy to use.”

The top negative review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named “Bonnie Swank” who claims it’s a waste of money:

“This product is a $200 joke! It does nothing for circulation. It's two speeds might as well be one speed and neither of them move enough to make ANY kind of change. Please do not buy this machine it's a total waste of money. Additionally I've tried to contact the sellers in order to return the machine and have had NO response.”

LegXercise’s manufacturer, a company called IntelliBrands, LLC, has an average review rating of 1 out of 5 stars on the Better Business Bureau (BBB) website.

The brand currently responds to all customer complaints which is a sign of a high-quality brand, and we’d recommend that displeased customers publish a complaint on this channel, because it may expedite resolution.

Free Seated Leg Exercises

For consumers uninterested in LegXercise or who may not be able to afford the device, The NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has a YouTube video that’s only two minutes long with some seated leg exercises that may promote circulation:

Can Food-Based Supplements Relieve Pain?

Cinnamon is a spice that has been studied for its ability to reduce pain and support joint health.

clinical trial published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that cinnamon supplementation at a daily dose of 500 mg reduced inflammation and joint swelling in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

A 2020 clinical trial found that cinnamon supplementation reduced inflammatory markers. The study authors concluded that “Cinnamon could be regarded as a safe supplement to relieve pain.”

Illuminate Labs manufactures a Ceylon Cinnamon Extract supplement that’s potent (standardized to minimum 8% flavonoids) and third-party tested to ensure purity and label accuracy (test results published transparently on the product page). It only costs $15 for a monthly subscription.

Interested consumers can check out Illuminate Labs Ceylon Cinnamon Extract at this link.

Collagen is the core structural protein in joints. The body produces it naturally, but its production decreases with age. Medical research has shown that collagen can reduce joint pain in athletes at a 10 gram (g) daily dose, and can reduce arthritic pain (meta-study, doses ranging between 40 mg and 10 g daily dose).

We recommend Bulletproof Collagen Powder as our top collagen product because it provides an effective collagen dose per serving (20 g) and contains one single ingredient: collagen peptides sourced from grass-fed animals. There are no questionable additives. This supplement only costs $45.16 for over a month's worth of product.

Interested consumers can check out Bulletproof Collagen powder at this link to the brand's official website.

Cornbread CBD Lotion is our top pick for a topical CBD product.

CBD is clinically shown to be effectively absorbed through the skin, and CBD caused "significant improvements in pain" when applied topically in a 2020 clinical trial.

This lotion also contains menthol, which was shown in a 2022 clinical trial to reduce pain scores.

Interested consumers can check out Cornbread CBD Lotion at this link to the product page on the official brand's website.

We do not recommend using dietary supplements to treat any specific medical condition related to pain, and we recommend that individuals speak with their doctor prior to using any supplement for pain relief.

Pros and Cons of LegXercise

Here are the pros and cons of LegXercise in our opinion:

Pros:

  • Unlikely to cause side effects
  • Drug-free
  • May improve circulation
  • May improve muscular function
  • Convenient
  • Easy to set up

Cons:

  • Doesn’t appear clinically tested
  • Somewhat expensive
  • Unproven pain relief claims
Stay up-to-date on our research reviews

Conclusion

LegXercise may help patients with impaired mobility improve circulation, muscular function and range of motion given its design.

Any device that helps support increased movement and energy expenditure can help improve the health of elderly or physically impaired individuals.

That being said, LegXercise does not appear to have been clinically tested, so from our perspective, the device is not proven to have any specific effect, and may be a waste of money.

A different leg movement device called LEX has been shown to have positive health effects in several clinical trials, and may be a better option for patients to discuss with their doctor.

We don’t believe that LegXercise is likely to cause side effects because it’s a simple physical device, but consumers should be sure to place their feet firmly on the floor after completing use of the device to reduce the risk of injury.

LegXercise may cause modest weight loss due to the potential for increased calorie burning, but this potential benefit has not been proven in clinical trials.

For consumers planning to purchase LegXercise, doing so from the brand’s official website provides the best cost savings at the time of publishing this article.