FlexC MAX EX suppress both COX and 5-LOX (pro-inflammatory enzymes) while NSAIDs only suppresses COX.
NSAIDs are reported to cause gastrointestinal side effects like heartburns and ulcer, while FlexC MAX EX has no known side effects.
FlexC MAX EX helps prevent cartilage breakdown and support healthy cartilage, tendon and ligament in joints. But NSAIDs may accelerate cartilage breakdown in osteoarthritis and quicken the need for joint replacement*.
*(Journal of Prolotherapy 2(1):305-322 (2010))