The soothing magic of green lipped mussel
A natural source of super concentrated omega-3, green lipped mussel can help relieve mild joint stiffness and mild joint inflammation.
Even the mildest joint pain can be a real downer.
Mild joint stiffness can have an impact on mobility, affecting the ability to truly live life to the max.
One in seven Australians has some symptoms of mild arthritis — the umbrella term for a range of inflammatory conditions affecting the bones, muscles and joints.
So what, you might ask, does that have to do with the shellfish known as a mussel? Green lipped mussels, to be more precise?
In modern science, mussels are far more than a delicious restaurant entrée.
Named for the colour of its edges, the green lipped mussel has been found to help relieve inflammation and soothe aching joints and mild symptoms associated with mild arthritis.
Unpacking the health secrets of green lipped mussels
Native to New Zealand, the green-lipped mussel has been enjoyed for centuries as a traditional food of the coast-dwelling Maori people.
Interest in the mussels’ potential health benefits ramped up in the early 1970s when it was discovered that the Maori people on the coast had a lower incidence of arthritis than people who lived inland.
This prompted further study over the next 40 years, with researchers identifying many of the nutrients responsible for this anti-inflammatory effect.
A rich source of omega-3 fatty acids
It turns out the New Zealand green-lipped mussels contain a special type of omega-3 essential fatty acids with anti-inflammatory and joint-protecting properties not readily found in other marine life.
Green lipped mussel also helps gives cartilage its elastic properties and is thought to have an anti-inflammatory effect in helping to reduce swelling in the joints.
Green-lipped mussels are also a good source of several key vitamins and minerals such zinc, iron, selenium and several of the B vitamins.
A natural solution to joint pain
Fortunately, these days, there’s no need to jump on a plane to New Zealand (much as that idea appeals) and deep dive for green-lipped mussels, with the shellfish available in supplement form.
Its anti-inflammatory action and nutrients may help build healthy cartilage and nourish the joint capsule, including the synovial fluid that provides that all important cushioning.
Or try Henry Blooms Green Lipped Mussel and Tumeric (the yellow spice loved for its anti-inflammatory properties), for mild joint inflammation relief healthy joint mobility and relief for the symptoms of mild osteoarthritis.
It is formulated with black pepper to enhance the absorbency of the powerful curcuminoids from turmeric.
Both provide a different kind of mussel (the green lipped kind) that can help you power through the day.
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