NutriNZ Green Lipped Mussel is widely regarded as a natural cartilage and joint care superfood. It contains pure cold extracted New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel powder and Rosemary Oil, a botanical antioxidant. It is a high-potency nutritional supplement containing amino acids (glutamine and methionine), antioxidants (vitamins E and C), and minerals (zinc, copper, and manganese). It also contains Omega-3 fatty acids that have anti-inflammatory properties.
The fact that our product is ‘cold extracted’ is crucial as it provides significantly higher anti-inflammatory activity in comparison to steam-opened mussel meat powder, and it ensures the bioactive components are preserved.
This extra-strength formula provides 19,000mg of fresh green-lipped mussel extract. Native Māori have been using green-lipped mussels for medicinal purposes for hundreds of years and it is highly regarded within the natural health world for the following key benefits:
Discover some of the benefits yourself (in alphabetical order):
Animal Health: Great for cats and dogs who are beginning to slow down and stiffen up as time goes on. The amino acids and essential Omega-3 fatty acids offer the same joint and cartilage support that you have come to enjoy to your beloved pets.
Asthma: Green lipped mussel extract reduces day-time wheezing and peak expiratory flow (PEF). It assists in the management of atopic asthma due to its anti-inflammatory effect on the lung tissues. A recent study in New Zealand showed that the Green Lipped Mussel’s fatty acid content effectively reduced the severity of asthma symptoms in children, potentially reducing the amount of conventional steroid-based medication required to manage the condition.
Fibromyalgia: Together with controlling inflammation green lipped mussel extract also contains a number of other bio-nutrients including vitamin D, magnesium and zinc. The muscle aches, spasms and joint pain of fibromyalgia can be aggravated if you’re deficient in any of these important substances.
Inflammation: Even though inflammation is a protective response, it can lead to damage and conditions such as asthma and arthritis. Green lipped mussel contains high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids, making it a very effective natural anti-inflammatory supplement, which in turn helps with pain management and mobility in general.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids are potent anti-inflammatory substances which are very efficient in reducing the pain and inflammation associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Green lipped mussel prevents mucosal ulcers in the gut lumen. Adding NutriNZ Green Lipped Mussel can effectively reduce NSAID-induced gastrointestinal damage besides reducing the severity of pain and other symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.
Joint Pain & Mobility: Green Lipped Mussel contain numerous bioactive components which are the building blocks of your joints. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid, Eicosapentanoic Acid (EPA) and Docosahexanoic Acid (DHA) are anti-inflammatory agents that are useful in preventing joint pains and reduced mobility. Chondroitin sulphate, which is the primary content of cartilage matrix and synovial fluid of the joints, is present in quantifiable amounts.
Skin: It has anti-inflammatory properties which prevent the formation of leucotrienes which can help combat skin allergies. The chemical makeup of green lipped mussel is also known to improve skin, nail and hair health.
Read more about the benefits of this product in our Article section.
New Zealand’s mussel farms are monitored and regulated by the New Zealand Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) to ensure the industry is sustainable and environmentally responsible. New Zealand’s marine-farmed Green Lipped Mussels follow industry best practice guidelines and the New Zealand Environmental Code of Practice for the supply of safe, sustainable, and healthy seafood products. In fact, New Zealand marine farmers’ safe, sustainable, and environmentally friendly practices have been recognized by the international conservation organization Blue Ocean Institute, which ranks New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel as one of the top two ‘eco-friendly seafood in the world.
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