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About Greenshell™ Mussel

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Grow in only one place

New Zealand 

The green lipped mussel (scientific name: Perna canaliculus) has been on the menu for coastal dwelling Maori for centuries.The native Maori people who traditionally eat these mussels do not develop many common inflammatory diseases of the modern world: arthritis, heart disease, or diabetes.Now, this food is popular and exported and you can even find green lipped mussel in Australia.


anti-inflammatory properties

New Zealand Green-lipped mussels have been scientifically proven to have anti-inflammatory compounds such as omega-3 unsaturated fatty acids that can improve inflammatory conditions or proteins that can promote thrombin inhibitory activity.

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green lipped mussel research

MUCH smaller yet 

MORE powerful
Than Regular fish oil 

Fish oil contains two types of omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, but green-lipped mussels contain an ingredient called Eicosatetraenoic acid (ETA). All omega-3 fatty acids have the ability to reduce inflammation by blocking lipoxygenase and cycloxenase enzymes, but ETA is a rare form of gene-level activity, reducing inflammation and pain.ETA found in green-lipped mussels is known to be hundreds of times more powerful and effective than EPA found in normal fish oil, so it can be used more effective in relatively small amounts.


They Eat Green Lipped Mussel Every day !

" Even older people over 70 have remarkable agility
and do not show symptoms of arthritis despite physical activity.
This has intrigued the medical community and research has shown
that the secret of their youth is
due to the green-lipped mussels they eat every day. "

1 James, MJ and Cleland, LG (1997) Dietary n-3 fatty acids and therapy for rheumatoid arthritis. SeminArthritis Rheum, 27, 85-97.
2 Whitehouse MW, Macrides TA, Kalafatis N, Betts WH, Haynes DR, Broadbent J. Anti-inflammatory actiovity of a lipid fraction (Lyprinol) from the NZ Green-Lipped mussel. Inflammopharmacology5,237-246,1997. 
3 Gibson SLM and Gibson GG. The treatment of arthritis with a lipid extract of Perna canaliculus: a randomised trial. Complementary Therapies in Medicine 6,122-126,1998.