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New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel Shellfish-Arthritis Breakthrough

Updated on November 14, 2011

How Can the New Zealand Green Lipped Muscle Help My Health

An effective natural anti-inflammatory treatment for the relief of joint pain.

The New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel is only found in the pristine ,unpolluted waters of New Zealand.

This exclusive and delicate shellfish is not only good for you ,but tastes delicious served fresh or as a hot dish.

What Does It Contain that other marine or plant Life Does Not

Green lipped mussels contain a unique combination of polysaccharides (the good fatty acids), glucosamines ,and have been scientifically and clinically researched as a proven anti-inflammatory pain relief for the treatment of the following conditions:



Rheumatoid Arthritis

Joint Pain-Chronic and Acute



Muscle Pain,including sports injuries


Lyme Disease


Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Why Is The New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel Different

 Caught fresh for years by the New Zealand Indigenous Maori people and mostly   eaten straight from the shell , this natural food product is now harvested for the International market and efficently snap frozen ,packed on ice and can be in someones refrigerator within 24 hrs in the USA for example.

Alternatively more and more people with their busy lifestyle, also like the choice of purchasing capsules ,which usually takes the form of extracting the Green Lipped Mussels proteins naturally preserving this  true Omega 3, rich in Glucosamines.

Where New Zealand Green Lipped Mussels Come From

How Can I Purchase The New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel

Most people are not as fortunate as New Zealanders ,where they can scramble down rocks ,onto a beach ,prolific with shellfish just under her waters (or see them clinging and glistening green on the rocks), however as you will see by the videos,the mussels are harvested from pristine ,unpolluted New Zealand waters and move through a rigorous process quickly and efficiently.

The New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel has made a significant breakthrough for its amazing properties to cure or provide relief for damaged or degenerative joint tissue,where other products have failed.

There have also been cases where certain products claiming to have Omega 3 or exagerate levels of polysaccharins to support drug companies marketing and making similar claims.

The New Zealand Green Mussel is rich and stable in Omega 3 and its claims have been supported by various marine scientists.

It does not need any other synthetic drug to supports its natural properties.

Some well known chain of supermarkets do import the shellfish whole ,in particular in the USA ,Ive seen packs of NZ Green Lipped Mussels for sale in the Seafood Chillers in Giant Eagle and also a couple of Asian Wholefoods Supermarkets.

As with any fresh or frozen food product ,make sure you check packed on dates and country of origin for genuine New Zealand Green Lipped Mussels.

I have included a couple of links for companies ,specialising in the market of Green Lipped Mussel oil of Extract ,and various other natural treatments. They go into greater detail of their product ,complete with doses etc. Some offer free or discounted shipping too.

Finally as a young girl growing up alongside the amazing Pacific Ocean ,let me add one last thing and perhaps the most taken for granted. New Zealand Green Lipped Mussels taste delicious ,juicy and fresh ,straight from the shell,or if you run into my brother-in-law ,ask him to make you one of his mussel chowders,it would rival the top restaurants in New York, that I can guarantee.!

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      Eaglekiwi 5 years ago from -Oceania

      You would be most welcome to visit ( but they may be available ) in your country too.

      Thank-you for your comments.

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      Kris Heeter 5 years ago from Indiana

      Very interesting hub! I love mussels and I'd love to visit New Zealand some day to try these!

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      Eaglekiwi 5 years ago from -Oceania

      Hi there ,sorry I am late with a reply ,I dont frequent HP as regularly as I used too.

      I do not know the source of the mussels you bought Andrea,or how long they have been sitting in the store. for instance, I tend to no buy fish from China because I know many of her waters are polluted.

      A New Zealand website (which is where the Green Lipped Mussel is harvested from)...would most probably encourage you to eat it frozen or fresh.

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      Andrea 5 years ago

      Hi, I have just bought a couple of kgs of glm frozen raw, and everything I read on the net says they are only safe if frozen cooked! What's the deal there?

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      Eaglekiwi 6 years ago from -Oceania

      Hi Hollie- Oh a person after my own heart, they are yummy indeed,and to my regret I haven't eaten them for weeks now.

      Funnily enough I remember my dad saying to me when I was very young,one day they will be making moneys out of these babies ,and so they are!.

      Thanks for dropping bye xo

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      Hollie Thomas 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      EK, I love green lipped mussels, they're big and meaty and beautiful, especially when drizzled in garlic and herb butter! I knew they were nutritious but had no idea to what extent! A new challenge for me now, I want to eat green lipped mussels whilst visiting your beautiful country. Really interesting hub, which by the way has made me feel really quite hungry. =)

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      Eaglekiwi 6 years ago from -Oceania

      Well the funny thing as kids we had no supermarket for many many miles and certainly none of fast foods available,and typical of kids we turned our noses up at flounders again ,or shellfish again! lol, later we came to miss greatly or pay ridiculously high prices for what we had always taken for granted.

      Thanks for your comments.

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      Rochelle Frank 6 years ago from California Gold Country

      I always thought that mussels looked like something that really shouldn't be eaten, but I changed my mind when we has an interesting seafood stew at a tiny Italian restaurant near where we used to live.

      Very tasty, but I didn't quite realize how good they are for you.

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      Eaglekiwi 6 years ago from -Oceania

      Hi darkside

      No ,you are not alone,eating mussles fresh, straight out of the shell!! although mostly people will be doing that while theyre gathering (on the beach) ,then steam them later, at least thats been my experience.

      But hey youre Australian ,so you'd be quite the expert throwing them on the b-b-q too.

      I recently ate a an all you can eat buffet,here in the states and they NZ Green lipped mussels fresh ,and all nicely arranged on ice. To my amazement, they had also smeared chilli paste all over them !!....Oh well-lol.

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      Glen 6 years ago from Australia

      I thought it was just me who liked eating them straight out of the shell and uncooked. Seems like everyone is doing it! Sometimes I'll steam them, because the kids don't like them raw.

      We get them here in Australia at Coles Supermarkets (I think Woolworths also stock them). I've always preferred them over the black mussels. When I see them I'll often get half a kilo for a quick snack after getting home from doing the grocery shopping.

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      Eaglekiwi 6 years ago from -Oceania

      Hi Cheeky Girl

      Supportive as ever-you would love them freshly opened out of the shell and downed with chilled lager ,lol.

      The health benefits are natural,and scientifically established ,no wonder those Kiwis patrol their waters from the Japanese companies!

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      Cassandra Mantis 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      Green lipped Mussels sound nice! Would love to try them. Must be delish! Cheers!

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      Eaglekiwi 6 years ago from -Oceania

      I love yer Avatar !

      Kia Kaha ,smiles and a Big Kiwi welcome too Hubpages!

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      KiwiTeam 6 years ago

      I love your user-name! -Kiwi!

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      Eaglekiwi 6 years ago from -Oceania

      Hi salt

      Thanks for dropping by my hub,what a breathe of fresh air you are!

      I took most fresh food(shellfish) for granted for many years, and sure wish I had ready shellfish right now ,lol.

      Arohanui neighbour via Ohio xo

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      salt 6 years ago from australia

      Yummy, Ill attest top these muscles being wonderful to eat and consume, plus they are so good for any type of muscle or joint inflammation. Wonderful writing and wonderfully New Zealand.

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      Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania

      wearing well ( love the nic)

      Thankyou for your comments,it is very much appreciated.

      Actually I married and moved to the USA,but I wanted to write about things I knew about ,actually took for granted growing up.

      Oh hey to the right of my hub, where its talks about "Where can I purchase NZ Green Lipped Mussel" I included a UK link.

      Take Care and thanks again.

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      Deborah Waring 7 years ago from Lancashire U.K.

      Eaglekiwi,I am green eyed with envy!

      You are so lucky to live in a healthy and beautiful country.

      I would love to live in New Zealand and be able to sample fresh Green Lipped Mussel:)

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      Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania

      Hey TooEasy

      As far as beaches go my opinion is ( and I have to say ,I have only seen pics, not done any research) would be -drum roll please.....5

      Now as far as my hub goes,specifically the New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel ,it is exclusive to those waters.

      That species is not found anywhere else in the world, and their properties are Omega stable ( not hyped up ,by drug companies ) which is pretty exciting and considered a breakthrough for a Natural Food product.

      Hey ,just had an idea ,a challenge if you like.

      You write a hub about Jersey Shore beaches, and I will write one on New Zealand Beaches.

      Be cool.

      Thanks again for your interest.

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      TooEasy 7 years ago from Houston, TX - Los Angeles, CA

      On a scale of 1 - 10, 1 being "completely unlike" and 10 being "exact same", how similar is New Zealand to the Jersey Shore? Be specific.

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      Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania

      Omega no moor ,dats for sho.

      Sometimes tis a good thing New Zealand is so isolated from other waters.

      Hey thanks for dropping by!

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      TooEasy 7 years ago from Houston, TX - Los Angeles, CA

      I live by the Gulf of Mexico. We don't have Mussel breakthroughs, they don't go too well with oil spills.

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      Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania

      Hi roti

      I am glad you found my hub useful,and I wish you every success in finding a good quality product.

      Recently I have had some joint problems, and research led me back to my own country.

      Ive also relised that Drug Companies all over the world are primarily interested in profit and not so much my health, so its a wake-up call in some ways too.

      Thankyou for your feedback,its very much appreciated!

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      rotl 7 years ago from Florida

      Useful hub for me Eaglekiwi. I have been looking for some new joint products to try and actually came across a Green Mussel supplement but wasn't sure what to make of it. I guess I'll have to try it out.

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      Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania


      Thankyou for your insightful feedback and yes I hope many people read this too.

      The drug companies have such a hold and influence over the media that its just not right ( my opinion).

      Bless you for reading x

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      chspublish 7 years ago from Ireland

      Very useful information for painful conditions. Hope a lot of people read this. It's great when we can use that which is from the natural environment around us and especialy from unpolluted waters - not many areas left like that in the world. So the use of this mussel is very useful and important indeed. Thanks for the hub.

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      Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania

      Hi no body

      Great to see you again,though Im sorry to hear you suffer from Arthritis,it can be a frustrating and painful condition Im sure. I do wish for you many pain-free days and nights-you are in my prayers!

      Thankyou for your loyal following,your feedback is indeed appreciated.

      P.S I live in Ohio now and do miss the ocean and forests a little of New Zealand,but everyone is good and kind to me -so yes,I am very blessed.

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      Robert E Smith 7 years ago from Rochester, New York

      I appreciate this article EagleK. I have arthritis and take glucosamine condrointin MSM complex. I know it helps. I am so glad that you are blessed by God to live where you do. I am honored to know you and thank you for your info. Bob.

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      Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania

      Hey-Thankyou PD for the heads up ,really appreciate it!

      Ha cabinets full of blackeyed peas and buckeyes BUT did source a REAL meat store(finally) for smoked Ham ,lol.

      Gotta hand it to the Yanks for Turkeys though( love it!) ,too bad they are shot up with God knows what though (rolls eyes)...

      I look for fish from Alaska an ignore it from Asia ( probably originally from NZ anyways) ( Waters around China and Japan are so polluted) besides at a buffet down south they put Chili on NZ Mussels ,naughty wee buggars!!

      Agency supply ,yea sounds like a plan,need some benji's behind me first.

      Behold the wind is calling~

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      Rob Welsh 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi There Kiwi... Good on you for doing this... I have had a half finished hub on these now for nearly six months and I just haven't finished it... so hope your cab is full of these boys. Straight off the barge.. $50NZD - Envious????

      Soooooooo Yummmmmm!! Maybe we should set up a proper agency supply.. so you can show people exactly what we know huh? Enjoy Christmas... I'm in Coro up to my knees in GLMs... Sorry.... This is a very good hub btw! Sluuuurppp!

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      Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania


      Good things take time, at least the best things.

      Thankyou for your input,I appreciate your feedback

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      Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania


      Good things take time, at least the best things.

      Thankyou for your input,I appreciate your feedback

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      The Rev. Kelechi Timothy Francis 7 years ago from Rivers State, Nigeria

      Extra-ordinary! I thank you so kindly but it isn't easy for a guy from the ghetto of the third world to afford these things. But thanks for your piece!