Green Lipped Mussels contain an abundance of vitamins, minerals, proteins and Omega 3 fatty acids, which combine to have a beneficial effect on connective tissue, cartilage and joint health.
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Why I like it
This supplement contains a unique marine based extract from green lipped mussels grown in the pristine waters of the South Island of New Zealand. The mussels are farmed in the Marlborough Sound and so the sourcing is sustainable. Furthermore, the source of the mussels is known, as opposed to an aggregation of seconds from the food industry for example. They are processed carefully to help maintain nutritional potency.
My approach to diet and nutrition favours natural foods and so I especially like that this supplement is made from a single naturally sourced ingredient. Sources like this contain many nutrients which work together.
For example, this product contains Chondroitin Sulphates 4 and 6, chelated minerals, Glycosaminoglycans (GAGS), amino acids and essential fatty acids (including omega 3s), which work together to promote healthy cartilage. The producer of this green lipped mussel powder says testing has found it to have equal or greater anti-inflammatory activity as aspirin. It provides a source of all major classes of Glycosaminoglycans (GAGS), which are the main components of cartilage and the synovial fluid found in joints. GAGS provide flexibility, elasticity and tensile strength to articular cartilage and osteoarthritis is directly related to the loss of GAGS within the joint and surrounding cartilage. GAGS also have a naturally anti-flammatory action on connective tissue.
Per serving of 4 capsules:
100% Green Lipped Mussel Powder (Perna canaliculus).
Before using any supplement, check with your doctor or pharmacist that you have no medical reason why you should not use the supplement. With some supplement ingredients there can be contraindications from things such as pregnancy, existing health conditions or interactions with medications that you are taking.