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Why Is Greenllpped Mussel So Effective For Joint Health?

New Zealand Greenlipped Mussels (Perna canaliculus) have a unique nutrient content including special types of omega-3 and 6 essential fatty acids (EFA’s) not readily found in other marine life. These EFA’s: eicosatetraenoic acid (ETA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are scientifically proven to inhibit and block inflammation pathways in the body, thus reducing pain and inflammation effectively and naturally. These fatty acids have been shown to have profound anti-inflammatory effects on not only joints, but also in conditions such as stomach and bowel inflammation. They also contribute to eye health, brain function, and give animals’ coats a healthy sheen. The Greenlipped Mussel in Mobicosa® and Technyflex® also contains GAG's (glycosaminoglycans and mucopolysaccharides).  These are carbohydrates found in the body that help collagen and elastin stay strong and flexible.  Collagen is a major component of all bone, tendon, ligament, and collagen, and is a very strong substance.  GAG's also provide the necessary building blocks to regenerate cartilage and connective tissues.  GAG's help make the synovial fluid in joints thick and gummy to reduce friction in joints during movement. For these reasons the New Zealand Greenlipped Mussel is uniquely effective for helping people and animals with a variety of joint issues.