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Green-Lipped Mussel

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Green-lipped mussel (Perna canaliculus) is a New Zealand shellfish, from which an extract has been shown to be useful in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA).

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This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Used for AmountWhy
Asthma
50 mg of omega-3 fatty acids twice per day2 stars[2 stars]
In a study of people with asthma, supplementing with a proprietary extract of New Zealand green-lipped mussel (Lyprinol) significantly decreased wheezing and improved airflow.
Osteoarthritis
1,050 to 2,100 mg daily of freeze-dried powder or 210 mg daily of lipid extract2 stars[2 stars]
New Zealand green-lipped mussel supplements have been shown in various studies to reduce joint tenderness and stiffness and improve pain, including knee pain in people with osteoarthritis.
Rheumatoid Arthritis
1,050 to 2,100 mg daily of freeze-dried powder or 210 mg daily of lipid extract2 stars[2 stars]
Supplementing with New Zealand green-lipped mussel may improve rheumatoid arthritis symptoms, including joint tenderness and morning stiffness.

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