Greenshell Mussel Powder has gained an excellent reputation in the joint-care market place over the last 20 years but, a recent article written by Professor Alexander Tups from Department of Physiology and Centre for Neuroendocrinology, University of Otago, explains how some commercially available, green-lipped mussel products are a defatted version of whole, green-lipped mussel powder in which the oil (rich in omega 3 fatty acids) is extracted for human consumption. According to his knowledge these ingredients, even if offered at more attractive price, do not contain high quantities of the bioactive fatty acids and have not been extensively tested and validated in veterinary or human trials.
Knowing exactly where to buy from is key and we can ensure this at LEHVOSS Nutrition. For over 20 years, we have purchased high quality green shelled mussel powder coming only from mussels harvested in clean waters of New Zealand and manufactured using a process that ensures that all the nutrients are retained, providing a 100% pure powder.
Did you know that….
The green-lipped mussel is indigenous to New Zealand and has been part of the diet of indigenous Māori people for hundreds of years. Coastal Māori communities who consumed green-lipped mussel had lower incidences of arthritis compared to communities that lived away from the coast. The green-lipped mussel contains a unique composition of marine lipids1 that have been extensively studied to convey numerous health benefits predominantly the ability to reduce inflammation, a hallmark for many western diseases. Click here to read the full article.
1. Miller, M. R., Pearce, L., and Bettjeman, B. I. (2014) Detailed distribution of lipids in Greenshell mussel (Perna canaliculus). Nutrients 6, 1454-1474.