Since their discovery over 30 years ago, numerous analyses and studies of the Green Lipped Mussel have revealed amazing healing properties, notably their effect on inflammation in the body and the easing of symptoms of chronic arthritis and rheumatism.
The green-lipped mussel gets its name from the lining at the edges of its two brownish-coloured shells that resemble the appearance of green lips.
The unusual shellfish first came to doctors’ attention during the 1970s when medical scientists got curious about the remarkable mobility of New Zealand’s indigenous people, the Maoris, who were able to climb and move with ease and agility far into old age.
On closer investigation, arthritis was practically non-existent among the Maoris who lived near the sea, but the same thing could not be said about their inland relatives.
Research finally pointed to the diet of the coastal-dwelling Maoris who consumed large quantities of raw, green-lipped mussels.
These funny-looking mussels are a quite exceptional source of nutrients, but also provide a unique combination of minerals and fatty acids.
Since their discovery over 30 years ago, numerous analyses and studies of the components of Green Lipped Mussel have revealed more amazing healing properties, most notably their effect on inflammation in the body and the associated easing of symptoms of chronic arthritis and rheumatism.
Green Lipped Mussel is becoming more widely recognised for reducing inflammation and improving joint health due to three of its key components:
1. Glucosamine - a constituent naturally found in the body and important for the connective tissues. Glucosamine stimulates the repair and formation of articular cartilage.
2. Chondroitin - a substance found in the cartilage of the joints that helps restrict enzymes from reducing the building blocks of joint cartilage.
Chondroitin and Glucosamine both have strong anti-inflammatory effects and are often used in combination to improve the symptoms and degenerative process of osteoarthritis, as well as reducing arthritis pain.
3. Omega-3 Fatty Acid, Eicosatetraenoic Acid (ETA). This rare and powerful form of Omega 3 is known for its strong anti-inflammatory properties and for helping to lower the risk of chronic diseases such as arthritis.
Daily consumption of raw green-lipped mussels may not suit everyone’s taste, and accessing the raw, natural variety outside of New Zealand may indeed prove difficult!
Fortunately for arthritis and rheumatism patients, Green Lipped Mussel is becoming more readily available in supplement form. A high-quality reputable brand such as Australian made Natural Life™ Green Lipped Mussel is an excellent choice and is available online for shipping all over the world.
Funny looking and a mouthful to say, the Green Lipped Mussel is a rare gift from nature and a wonderful discovery that may just prove itself as a powerful natural way to support and manage your arthritis.