- Maintaining healthy joints and mobility
- Helping the body naturally repair and rebuild damaged cartilage
- Assisting the body during joint discomfort
- Athletes and active people
Unique to the shores of New Zealand, Green Lipped Mussel (Perna canaliculus) has historically been consumed as a food source by the indigenous Maori people. newzealandpurehealth Green Lipped Mussel supplement is rich in essential nutrients that help maintain joint and skin health.
Each newzealandpurehealth Green Lipped Mussel capsule contains 500mg Green Lipped Mussel powder (5:1) equivalent to 2500mg of fresh Green Lipped Mussel and encapsulating materials.
This product contains no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives.
Green Lipped Mussel capsule
Take one (1) or two (2) capsules daily as a dietary food supplement or as professionally advised.
NOT recommended for people allergic to shellfish.
NOT recommended during pregnancy or lactation.
What is newzealandpurehealth Green Lipped Mussel?
Green-lipped mussel (Perna canaliculus) is a New Zealand shellfish, from which an extract has been shown to be useful in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA).
Green-lipped mussel inhibits inflammation in the body. Although inflammation is normal under certain conditions, consistent or excessive inflammation can result in pain and damage to the body, including the joints. The human body makes several chemical mediators for inflammation. Levels of these chemicals in the body may be higher in people with RA who are experiencing symptoms than in symptom-free people with arthritis.
Research on green-lipped mussel has thus far focused on OA and RA. Although some studies have failed to demonstrate the therapeutic benefits of green-lipped mussel in people with arthritis, the outcomes of other studies have been more positive. In one trial, both freeze-dried powder and lipid extract of green-lipped mussel were effective at reducing symptoms in 70% of people with OA and 76% of people with RA. A similar study of people with either OA or RA showed green-lipped mussel reduced pain in 50% and 67% of the patients, respectively, after three months of supplementation.
In 1986, dried mussel extracts became available that were stabilised with a preservative. The earlier studies that found no beneficial effect of green-lipped mussel on arthritis all used preparations that had not been stabilised, a point that may help explain some of the discrepancies in the research. One recent animal study compared the two forms and found a stabilised lipid extract to be significantly more effective than a nonstabilised extract at inhibiting inflammation. Because both forms are currently available on the market, it may be prudent to check on the form.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs), such as aspirin and ibuprofen, are often used for inflammatory conditions. However, most of these medications can produce the unfortunate side effect of stomach irritation, which may lead to stomach ulcers if taken frequently. One animal study found that green-lipped mussel significantly reduced stomach ulcers resulting from taking NSAIDs.
In early 2006 the joints of some of my fingers started to hurt. I was only 39 then, but osteoarthritis is common in my family. As I learned a lot about green lipped mussels during my stay in NZ in 1992, I ordered them at NZpurehealth for the first time. I started taking two capsules a day in summer 2006. Three months later the pain started to go away. Some time later my chronically painful meniscus stopped hurting and my regularly occurring stiff neck vanished, too. Since then I never stopped taking Green Lipped Mussel. I’m 54 now and have no problems with my joints at all. Thank you nzpurehealth for this great product.
I have been using this product for a few months and whilst not a huge believer in supplementary medicines, I quickly realised ,after running out of them, how much benefit they are for my joint aches and pains / arthritis . I highly recommend this product and have a couple of friends who have purchased now and are also seeing benefits.
Me and my partner have been taking this for years and it works. Have tried to go off it but all our aches and pains comeback and as soon as we go back on it they go away.
I have been taking this product for a few years after having arthroscope on both my knees and was in terrible pain and could hardly walk. But since taking this product, within a few months I have started dancing, walking regularly 4-5 km per day. Have introduced this product to many of my family and friends who were suffering with knee pain and were hobbling around, after a few weeks of taking this supplement, they even cancelled their physio appointments as they were pain free. There were friends living in NZ who did not know of this product and now have started ordering it on my recommendation. Great product is all I can say!
great supplement, it really works, the effects are visible after a few months