Each NZ Pure Health Pure Pets capsule contains: 200mg Green Lipped Mussel extract powder (5:1) equivalent to 1000mg of fresh Green Lipped Mussel and encapsulating materials.
This product contains no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives.
Pure Pets capsule
1-10kg give 1 capsule per day
11-25kg give 2 capsules per day
26-40kg give 3 capsules per day
40+kg give 4 capsules per day
Give dosage twice daily for 10 days then reduce to once daily or as required.
Unique to the shores of New Zealand, Green Lipped Mussel (Perna canaliculus) has historically been consumed for its health benefits and as a food source by the indigenous Maori people of New Zealand and have only recently been introduced to the western world.
What are the benefits NZ Pure Health Green Lipped Mussel?
So how does this unique secret of nature the Green Lipped Mussel (Perna canaliculus) actually help us and our pets? If you suffer from joint pain you are not alone. Millions of people around the world experience the aches associated with an inflammatory condition that can manifest itself as arthritis, osteoarthritis and rheumatism. And the same can be said for our canine friends, as they age, they too can experience the same discomforts.
There are several kinds of anti-inflammatory medications that treat these ailments. However, as with most forms of medication some of these anti-inflammatories can have serious side effects. Who wants to rid their poor pet of joint pain only to create problems elsewhere in the body?
Welcome, to the Green Lipped Mussel a natural food source and, unless you are allergic to shellfish, there are no negative side effects.
Pets can benefit from these mussels because, when harvested in peak condition, they are a rich source of omega fatty acids and minerals. Powdered extract of Green Lipped Mussel contains very high concentration of omega-3s and a unique combination of fatty acids that is not found in any other marine or plant life. Studies have also shown that they are used in order to reduce pain, and they can act as a feeding stimulant. However, their greatest healing properties correspond to the fact that they are a natural anti-inflammatory due to them being an excellent source of glucosamine and chondroitin. Glucosamine and Chondroitin are important building blocks for bones and cartilage. They are key in reducing and inhibiting inflammation and relieving pain associated with joint problems.
Is it a meal? Is it a mollusc? No, it’s a Superfood
It’s New Zealand’s very own superfood. These mussels are considered a superfood because they contain a huge variety of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, Omega-3 fats, antioxidants, enzymes and many more nutrients – the Green Lipped Mussel’s super power is that it’s good for you and your pets for just about everything. It’s not only useful for pets already suffering from joint issues but is great as a preventative in order to save your pets from pain and stiffness down the line.
How much does your dog need?
Stick to the dosage guidelines mentioned, you may want to start with the ‘acute’ dosage’, if your dog’s condition is severe. Or for example if your dog is suffering from arthritis and you do not see any improvement in the first 2-4 weeks of giving the supplement at a maintenance dosage, you can increase the dosage to ‘acute’. After a month or so, once your pet’s health condition improves, you can decrease the dosage to the maintenance dosages mentioned.
It is always important to consult with your vet if your pet is on pharmaceutical medication, before adding any supplement to your pet’s diet. Although no negative reactions have been reported in correlation with the use of the extract, it’s important to always keep a close eye on your pets when introducing them to new foods and supplements.
I have been purchasing health products and NZ Green Lipped Mussel for me and Pure Pets Green Lipped Mussel for my Labrador from Deep Blue Health New Zealand for years.
Deep Blue Health NZ provides outstanding, fast service and great quality products. The bottle of green lipped mussel supplement does reek when open it. But the capsules leave no aftertaste and no "fishy burps". I have minor arthritis and childhood injury on my left leg. I have found green lipped mussel helps reduce my joint and muscle stiffness and inflammation.
My chocolate Labrador Jake has been taking NZ green lipped mussel capsules since he was 10. He'll be 14 in a few months. Jake is a healthy large size dog, weights 73lbs, no hip issues. He can still jump and run, but I don't allow him to run or jump due to his weak rear leg. About 6 months ago, I noticed Jake often walked with a limp. I sensed Jake had some discomfort or pain in his left hind leg. He'd move around in bed and had troubles staying asleep at night. He didn't enjoy going for long walks like he used to. I enrolled him in pain management and water treadmill exercise programs to build strength in his legs muscle at the local canine rehabilitation center. But I had to cancel all his therapies after 2 sessions because Jake developed severe anxiety, which was related to his previous dental treatment that he had the week before he started going to the canine rehabilitation center. The therapists and doctors at the canine rehab center were very kind and helpful. I was feeling out of sorts because I didn't know what else to do to help him feel better. The green lipped mussel supplement helps reduce my joint stiffness and inflammation so one day I decided to increase his Pure Pet Green Lipped Mussel dosage from 2 capsules to 4 capsules a day. Surprisingly (and thankfully!) three weeks later Jake is doing so much better after I started giving him 4 capsules of NZ green lipped mussels daily. Although Jake has slowed down due to his age, but he's pretty much back to his own self - enjoys going for long walks again, able to stay asleep at night like a big baby, no limping when walking (except when he overexert his legs muscles. I strongly believe NZ green lipped mussel supplement benefits Jake a great deal. Speaking of NZ Green Lipped Mussel supplement. Deep Blue Health New Zealand is the only shop I buy green mussel supplement from, because Deep Blue Health New Zealand provides great health supplements.
Recently I took advantage of the special offer of free shipping, I bought 4 sets of "buy 3 and save" of Pure Pet Green Lipped Mussel for Jake.
Our 10 year old dog Zoe has been on Green Lipped Mussel Pills for some time now and I am sure she is benefitting from them. She is more active and seems a lot happier in herself. Always ready for walk or play with ball. No problems mixing them with her food each day. Recommend for any dog who has reduced level of activity due to age.
Our 9 GSP has the puppy in him again. A spring in his step is back again after he slowed down considerably.
Amazing product for my 12yr old border collie who has severe arthritis. I can take him for walks daily now without using pain relief!!!
My mastiff was having trouble jumping onto my bed but within just 2 days of giving her the capsules she is back to bouncing all over the place. I give her 3 each day with 1 of fish oil with her dinner.
I highly recommend these to all dog carers no matter how old the dogs are to give them a higher chance of keeping arthritis away.