Greenshell™ mussels, sometimes known as Green Lipped mussels, are a type of mussel native to New Zealand. They contain omega-3 fatty acids, which have anti-inflammatory and joint-protecting properties. Evidence suggests that it might be of some use to people with osteoarthritis when taken along with paracetamol or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Trials for osteoarthritis
Greenshell™ mussel was more effective than a placebo in reducing pain, improving function and improving overall quality of life when taken along with usual painkillers (for example paracetamol) and NSAIDs.
Both forms were effective, with 73% of the lipid group and 87% of the powder group showing significant improvement.
New Zealand Greenshell™ Mussel powder is recognised as one of the most effective joint and mobility ingredients available on the market today. AiOra 06 Greenshell Mussel Extract is guaranteed 10% total lipid content and manufactured using techniques to provide the highest levels of essential Omega 3.
AiOra 06 Greenshell Mussel Extract is made from 100% New Zealand Greenshell™ Mussel powder, recognised as one of the most effective joint and mobility ingredients available.