It has long been known that joint pain can be reduced with omega-3 by reducing inflammation in humans, horses and dogs. Previously fish oil was the supplement that everyone used however we now know that Green Lipped Mussels from New Zealand are 100 times more potent than fish oil!
Research in Green Lipped Mussels
The health benefits of the Green Lipped Mussel have long been known by the Maori people however have only recently come to the attention of the wider world. It wasn’t until the end of the 60s and early 70s that scientists from NASA, who were looking for natural ingredients that might help fight against cancers, discovered the anti-inflammatory properties of the green lipped mussel. No anti-cancer properties were discovered during the study however the green lipped mussel was found to have anti-inflammatory properties that are far stronger that any other shellfish or fish oils.
How is the Green Lipped Mussel beneficial to health for humans, dogs and horses?
The important ingredient from the green lipped mussel is the omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fatty acids that must be gained from foods. It is interesting that for humans, dogs and horses there is usually a shortage of omega-3 fatty acids in foods as other fatty acids are relatively cheap to produce so are readily added to foods.
The reason we are so interested in omega-3 fatty acids is that they have been discovered to be extremely beneficial for humans, dogs and horses with joint disorders as they have the ability to reduce inflammation naturally with no side effects. With less inflammation in a joint this means less joint pain, less stiffness and therefore greater movement.
Why are green lipped mussels the best source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids?
1. The Green Lipped Mussel contains a special fatty acids called ETA
Fish oil is well known as a source of omega-3 fatty acids however it only includes two tpes – Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) – the green lipped mussel also contains a third called Eicosatetraenoic Acid (ETA).
Omega-3 fatty acids all have the ability to reduce inflammation by blocking the enzymes (lipoxygenase and cyclooxygenase) that contribute to it however ETA is a rare form of fatty acid that goes one step further. ETA actually works at the gene level to lower the production of cyclooxygenase. Less cyclooxygenase means less inflammation, less pain, and more mobility in the joints.
2. ETA in Green Lipped Mussels is x 100 in potency
It has been found that the ETA found in the green lipped mussel is more than hundred times more potent than the EPA found in fish oil. This means you can give your dog a lower dosage and the anti-inflammatory effect will be much strong and provide your horse and dog much great relief in their joints.
The great benefit of green lipped mussels is that they are natural and do not produce the side effects of other anti-inflammatory drugs.
3. The Green Lipped Mussel Is a Superfood
Besides its anti-inflammatory properties of omega-3, the green lipped mussel is considered of great benefit to health as it also contains a wide range of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants, enzymes, and other nutrients.
4. The Green Lipped Mussel is also a sustainable resource
With overfishing the world’s oceans a major concern, it is important to know that the green lipped mussels are harvested in a way that does not harm the marine life of the New Zealand oceans. You can feel confident that you are not harming the environment by using green lipped mussel powder.
How to use green lipped mussel powder for horses or dogs
Natural Mobility offer their own pure, high quality green lipped mussel product called WONDER JOINT.
WONDER JOINT contains green lipped mussel as its main ingredient and was formulated by Ashley after decades managing joint problems in competition and pet horses and dogs.
You can find out more about WONDER JOINT by calling Ashley on (02) 4988 6015.