Anti-inflammatory and joint health benefits, supporting natural Arthritis and Osteoarthritis treatment.
The Health benefits of the NZ Green Lip Mussel were discovered thanks to
the Maori. They are the indigenous people of New Zealand and have claimed the health benefits for years.
But it wasn't till end 60s, early 70s, when scientists from NASA looking worldwide for natural ingredients that might help battle against cancer, that the Green Lipped Mussel benefits were discovered in the medical world.
NO anti-cancer properties were found when they studied the Green Lipped Mussel. But Green Lipped Mussels appeared to have impressive anti-inflammatory properties - far stronger than those of any other shellfish (or other mussel varieties).The patients which also suffered of Arthritis reported increased mobility, decrease of pain and stiffness in their joints.
Further studies over a 40 year period identified many of the nutrients that were responsible for this anti-inflammatory effect and confirmed their benefits for joint health.
It was in the 80s that research confirmed that the way the Green Lipped Mussel was processed, is critical for the stabilizing of the Lipids.
When the Mussels are heated the Lipids destabilize and consequently loose their anti-inflammation properties. The best way of processing is done by freeze drying and no heat used by opening of the Mussels. Most Green Lip Mussel products on the market (esp used for pets) are steam opened which is a much cheaper process.
NZ Green Lipped Mussel capsules (Perna canaliculus) are also called Greenshell Mussel, is speculated to be a treatment option for a variety of different health issues including Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, joint pain caused by cancer treatments, asthma and daytime wheezing.
The oil from these miracle mussels acts as an anti-inflammatory agent that is totally natural and very powerful and very rich in Omega 3s, makes it an extremely powerful health supplement.
By extracting the oil from the powder extract, a new product came on the market. With he popularity of fish oil, it didn't take long to establish a market. The residue powder has still 20% of the oil in it and is often used in human capsules, at a cheaper price. As a consumer you will not know if oil is extracted yes/no. No regulation in NZ requires to declare. Buying from a reputable company is probably your only guarantee.
With the extract powder, if processed correctly and no oil extracted, we think it out-ways the benefits of the oil capsules;
Powder Extract has all the benefiting ingredients, including the oil. (Full Fat)