New Zealand Green Lipped Mussels, a Natural Remedy for Joint Pains!
Posted Jun 10 2011 12:47am
Fish prepared in a healthy way makes a great meal to man. Fish is low fat, is high in omega 3 fatty acids, an immuno booster and a great anti inflammatory. Green Lipped Mussels (Perna canaliculus) are a type of shellfish found in New Zealand. They have a tinge of emerald green on their shells giving them the name Green Lipped. They make a local delicacy of New Zealanders and are also a very popular nutritional supplement.
A cultivated species in New Zealand, Green Lipped Mussels are farmed under the control of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF). The mussels are suspended from long lines attached to buoys or suspended platforms until they grow to the desired length of 80mm. Then they are harvested under the strict supervision of MAF.
Mussels contain complex proteins, polypeptides, naturally chelated minerals, long chain unsaturated fatty acids, enzymes, Glycos Amino Glycans (GAGs), vitamins, nucleic acids, chondroitin sulfates, glycoproteins and polysaccharides. We get our share of these from foods like oysters, tripe, shellfish, oatmeal, aloe vera, slippery elm, pig’s trotters, wheatgerm, okra, cactus, comfrey, and shark cartilage. A lipid extract namely Lyprinol is also derived from Mussels which is highly helpful in the management of inflammatory diseases. It is found to take the desired effect on the symptoms associated with
(degenerative joint disease)
Sports Related Injuries
Inflammatory Skin Conditions
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Connective Tissue Repair
No toxicity or adverse reactions have been known of the consumption of Mussels or its supplements. However, it is best to consult your health care provider on the suitability of Mussels to your condition.