New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel helps reduce joint pain and inflammation in joints

New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel helps reduce joint pain and inflammation in joints

Green-lipped Mussels (Perna canaliculus ) are found only in New Zealand’s pristine waters. The term green-lipped doesn’t actually refer to lips, but to the colour of the edge of the shell which has a green tinge. The powdered extract of Green-lipped Mussels contains very high concentrations of omega-3s and a unique combination of fatty acids that is not found in any other marine or plant life.

Omega-3 fatty acids are very important for your health. Eating whole foods that are rich in omega-3s, like fatty fish is the best way to get enough. If you don’t eat a lot of fatty fish, you may want to consider taking a Plantonin Green Lipped Mussel. While fish oil contains two kinds of omega-3 fatty acids being Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA), the green-lipped mussel also contains a third called Eicosatetraenoic Acid (ETA). While all omega-3 fatty acids have the ability to reduce inflammation by blocking the enzymes (lipoxygenase and cyclooxygenase) that contribute to it, ETA is a rare form that goes one step further: it actually works at the gene level to lower the production of cyclooxygenase. This means less inflammation, less pain, and more mobility for your canine companion.

Benefits of New Zealand Green Lipped mussels are:

  • Is effective in reducing pain and inflammation in joints
  • High in protein and amino acids
  • A rich source of essential minerals, including iron, iodine and selenium 
  • High in omega-3 fatty acids with a very good DHA to EPA ratio
  • Contains ETA that reduces cyclooxygenase at the gene level
  • An excellent source of glucosamine and chondroitin.

Green Lipped Mussel are sourced from licensed marine farms in the South Island of New Zealand. Consuming New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel is considered to be environmentally sustainable as the harvest method causes no environmental damage to other marine life unlike the environmental damage that may be caused by over fishing.


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