Green Lipped Mussel - Benefits and Scientific Facts

Green Lipped Mussel - Benefits and Scientific Facts

Green lipped mussel unveils its significance as a source of vital compounds for cartilage and synovial fluid, while also gaining recognition for its anti-inflammatory properties. Join us on this blog as we delve into the scientific facts and explore the remarkable benefits of using green lipped mussel.


Scientific Facts:

  1. Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) in green lipped mussel play a crucial role in connective tissues like cartilage and synovial fluid, providing cushioning and lubrication for joints.

  2. Green lipped mussel contains eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), known for their robust anti-inflammatory properties. Additionally, it contains the rare F-furanoid fatty acid, which further contributes to its anti-inflammatory effects.

  3. A human study on asthma patients showed a significant decrease in daytime wheezing in the group that consumed green lipped mussel lipid extract compared to the placebo group.

  4. Omega-3 fatty acids found in green lipped mussel supports the production of synovial fluid, reducing friction between joints and promoting smooth movement.

  5. In a study involving dogs, the group treated with green lipped mussel exhibited significantly greater reduction in arthritic scores compared to the control group without green lipped mussel treatment.


  1. Improved Joint Health: Green lipped mussels, with their combination of omega-3s and GAGs can support joint function, enhance mobility, and reduce inflammation.

  2. Cartilage Protection: The GAGs present in green lipped mussel are essential for cartilage production, helping maintain its integrity and structure, safeguarding against degeneration, and promoting overall joint health.

  3. Anti-Inflammatory Properties: Green lipped mussel's rich content of EPA, DHA, and F-furanoid fatty acids shows powerful anti-inflammatory effects, reducing joint inflammation and providing pain relief.

In conclusion, green lipped mussel stands as a valuable natural resource, offering numerous benefits for joint health through its support of cartilage and its potent anti-inflammatory properties. Embracing green lipped mussel can unlock a world of joint vitality and well-being.

Reference data:
"Green-lipped mussel and its effects on osteoarthritis"

Tiffany Linn Bierer and Linh M. Bui
"Improvement of Arthritic Signs in Dogs Fed Green-Lipped Mussel (Perna canaliculus)"
Waltham International Symposium: Pet Nutrition Coming of Age, Waltham USA, Vernon, CA


A. Emelyanov, G. Fedoseev, O. Krasnoschekova, A. Abulimity, T. Trendeleva, P.J. Barnes
"Treatment of asthma with lipid extract of New Zealand green-lipped mussel: a randomised clinical trial"

Eur Respir J 2002; 20: 596–600

Anna Hielm-Bjorkman, Riitta-Mari Tulamo, Hanna Salonen and Marja Raekallio
"Evaluating Complementary Therapies for Canine Osteoarthritis Part I: Green-Lipped Mussel (Perna canaliculus)"

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Equine and Small Animal Medicine, University of Helsinki,PO Box 57, Fi-00014, Finland and2Huhtakoukku 16, 02340, Espoo, Finland

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