- 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. NZ Pure Health Green Lipped Mussel supplement is rich in essential nutrients that help maintain joint and skin health.
Each NZ Pure Health 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 NZ Pure Health 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.
I've been taking the green mussel capsules daily for a couple of years now. I forget what they do for me until I come off them for a week or so.
What I notice first is the stiffness and swelling in specific fingers and tenderness in my bum knee. I take two in the morning and again at night. Takes a little more than a week to kick in, but only about three days without and I can feel the difference.
I've been taking nz green lipped mussels for several yrs. now, & wouldn't be without it. I stopped taking it a few yrs. back & within a few days, the pain was back & terrible; won't do that again. Take 2 a day with good results.
Green Lipped Mussel is a remarkable product. I use to need a rist brace until I started to take GLM. It also helps with other arthritis issues. I recommend it to everyone that complains of joint pain or arthritis.
The NZ Green Lipped Mussel has helped the arthritis in my thumb to the point where I no longer have any pain. Before using the G.L.M., as recommended by my physiotherapist, I had severe shooting pains. I make sure I don’t run out. This is a miracle product.
I have been using NZ Pure Health Green Lipped Muscle now for a year. I highly recommend this product. I no longer wake up in the morning and walk like a little old lady. I can bounce out of bed with no pains and no stiffness. I highly recommend this product.