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New Zealand’s Secret Ingredient For Healthy Joints and Muscles

We can all be troubled by joint and muscle pain. Pain and stiffness can stop us from doing the things we love, whether due to inflammatory conditions like osteoarthritis or the aftermath of a heavy exercise training program. New Zealand’s native Green Lipped Mussels (Perna canaliculus) can help relieve joint pain and stiffness, promote muscle repair and aid recovery from injury.

Green Lipped Mussels - The Wonder Nutrient for Joint and Muscle Health

The indigenous Māori people of New Zealand have consumed green lipped mussels for centuries, helping protect their joints and maintain optimum health. Found only in the pristine waters of the New Zealand coastline, green lipped mussels are one of nature’s most powerful functional foods, containing a range of bioactive ingredients:

1. Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs)

Green lipped mussels are naturally high in glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), which are the principal components of cartilage and the fluid found in joints. As we age, we lose precious GAGs and our cartilage becomes drier, thinner and more brittle. The GAGs in green lipped mussels help to restore elasticity within our connective tissue and maintain healthy joints.

2. Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Green lipped mussels are also a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids which help manage inflammation and promote tissue repair. The omega-3 fatty acids in green lipped mussels can help reduce the pain and swelling associated with arthritis, sports injuries and Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) after intense exercise. By keeping joints lubricated, Omega-3 fatty acids can help relieve stiffness and promote joint mobility.

3. Chondroitin

The final joint-friendly ingredient in green lipped mussels is chondroitin, which works hand in hand with GAGs to build healthy cartilage and joint fluid. Chondroitin can help rebuild joint tissue, assisting with arthritic conditions and supporting recovery from injury.

Benefits from Top to Toe

Green lipped mussels are highly nutrient-dense, rich in protein, marine oils, vitamins and minerals to nourish the entire body. Xtend-Life’s Green Lipped Mussel Powder offers benefits beyond improved joint comfort and mobility:

 

Hair, Skin and Nails

1. Skin, Hair and Nails

The omega-3s in green lipped mussels can provide benefits both inside and out, supporting the health and appearance of skin, hair and nails. Two key glycosaminoglycans - dermatansulfate and hyaluronate – can also significantly reduce the visible signs of aging by helping collagen and elastin stay healthy and pliable.

 

Immune Support

2. Immune System

A healthy immune system means everything, and Green Lipped Mussel Powder may help support the body’s ability to fight both viral and bacterial infections, as well as improving the production of antibodies, supporting wound healing. And because it supports healthy inflammation management, it has the potential to help manage healthy bacteria in the gut, where 80 percent of the immune system is.

 

Bones and Teeth

3. Bones and Teeth

By supporting the health of surrounding tissue, there is less pressure on both teeth and bones, so they have the support they need to stay strong.

 

Heart Health

4. Heart Health

Those omega-3s also help benefit the circulatory system, supporting blood flow to and from the heart and supporting the health of arterial walls.

 

Nervous System

5. Nervous System

When nerve cells function better thanks to the lubrication provided by omega-3s, organs work better, muscles repair themselves more quickly and tissue regenerates at a faster rate.

 

Backed by Science

Several studies have demonstrated the efficacy of green lipped mussels in supporting joint and muscle health. One study showed a 43% improvement in joint pain and mobility in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee after eight weeks of taking 3000mg per day of GlycOmega-PLUS™ – a convincing result [1][2][3].

The Best Green Lipped Mussel Powder for You

Xtend-Life’s high strength, 100% pure green lipped mussel powder is sustainably sourced from the pristine waters around New Zealand’s Marlborough Sounds. Our powder offers higher concentrations of Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) than many other green lipped mussel powders. Significantly, Xtend-Life’s green lipped mussel powder is the exact form of green lipped mussels described in the clinical trial above – clear evidence of its efficacy. Our green lipped mussel powder is derived from mussels harvested under strict conditions to ensure sustainability, safety and traceability. The mussels are opened in cold water and freeze-dried at low temperatures for maximum freshness.

Nature’s Secret for Healthy Muscles and Joints

Packed with nutrients, vitamins, minerals and Omega-3’s, this natural superfood promotes healthy joint and cartilage function to help keep you moving, with ease.

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References:

1. http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/5130181/Arthritis-study-good-for-extract-maker
2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22366869
3. https://www.anzctr.org.au/Trial/Registration/TrialReview.aspx?id=336942

 

 

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