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Discover More About the Green Lipped Mussel And How Are They Helpful To You

Updated on May 16, 2012

If you have not heard of them before you might be inclined to dismiss the idea that a mussel from New Zealand could in any way benefit your life. If you were informed that the Green Lipped Mussel can greatly reduce the instances of bone and joint pain, with which arthritis sufferers are very familiar, you might be more inclined to reserve judgement.

So what makes this particular mussel so special?

First of all, this mussel happens to be a complete food. That means that it has everything your body requires. It is important to know that just because you may suffer with sore and aching joints it does not automatically mean that you have arthritis. This must be diagnosed by a medical doctor. There are other issues that can cause loss of bone density and other skeletal issues.

The good news is that many dietary supplements have proven themselves to be highly effective in helping relieve pain and stiffness in joints. These homeopathic remedies have been tried and tested and the results are available for anyone who is interested to learn more. Dietary supplements are great and should not be omitted. Sadly, most of us do not follow a nutritionally balanced diet plan. Also, the quality of the foods that we eat leaves quite a bit to be desired as well. All this makes supplements necessary.

The green lipped mussel goes by some other names as well, such as the Green Shelled Mussel. It is also commonly referred to simply as the New Zealand Mussel. They are very prevalent there and greatly impact the economy of the country. What this should indicate is that the Green Shelled Mussel is not some fad being punted as a miracle cure. Rather, this mussel is well known for its beneficial properties, especially for those suffering with bone related problems.

Why are these Mussels so beneficial?

For one thing they happen to contain a special blend of fatty acids. One of the fatty acids they contain is called Glyosaminoglycan. Space does not permit us to go into much detail here, but suffice it to say, this fatty acid is instrumental in the repair of joint tissue. The mussel is also able to prevent the 5-lipoxgenase pathway. Of course, if you are anything like me, that does not mean much, so to put it more simply:

The mussels can prevent joint inflammation.

So the Green Lipped Mussels are great but what about where they are sourced from?

Good question and certainly one that warrants asking. These mussels are sourced from waters that are regularly monitored and tested. This has resulted in the mussels meeting all the requirements whether locally or internationally.

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