Mussel Extract is
produced via a unique Centrifuge process and the it is Freeze
Dried at low temperatures to preserve vital Omega-3 fatty acids
and Glycosaminoglycans (GAG) contents.
Other forms of heat drying can de-nature these
vital anti-inflammatory properties.
What is Green Lipped Mussel?
Green-lipped mussel (Perna
is a New Zealand shellfish, from which an extract has been shown to
be useful in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and
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 of 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.
Evidence indicates that
controlling the production of inflammatory mediators in the body
may help improve conditions such as:
Connective Tissue Repair
Research on green-lipped mussel has
thus far focused on OA and RA. Although some studies have failed to
demonstrate therapeutic benefit 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
Nonsteriodal 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 ulcer if taken frequently. One animal study found that
green-lipped mussel significantly reduced stomach ulcers resulting
from taking NSAIDs.
Comments from three trialists
1. I have found that by
using the green-shell mussel capsules, the pain that I had lived with in
my right knee was reduced significantly to a level where I could get
better sleep and do more activities than when I commenced the trial.
2. Green lipped mussel
extract certainly worked for me. In the eight weeks I was taking it I
noticed a great improvement in my knees. At the end of eight weeks my
knees were almost completely pain free and I would recommend green shell
mussel to anyone with knee pain.
3. I definitely noticed a
difference taking the green shell mussel. I was actually able to play
with my three year old daughter without pain and stiffness in my knees
which was wonderful. But when I stopped taking the green shell mussel
(at the completion of the trial) the pain and stiffness returned within
a few weeks.
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