Sourced in New Zealand, it is derived from the Green Lipped Mussel shellfish. These shellfish have been consumed by Maori tribes for thousands of years, and is it thought this is the reason they do not suffer from aches, pains and arthritis. These shellfish contain high amounts of omega 3, EPA & DHA. EPA & DHA are needed to maintain healthy growth and regeneration of every cell in the body and can be converted into prostaglandins which regulate many body functions. These fatty acids are able to regulate levels of triglycerides in the blood, meaning they could be useful in helping to lower total cholesterol levels and maintain the correct ratios of HDL ('good') and LDL ('bad') cholesterol, thus slowing down the progression of atherosclerosis, a condition which causes hardening and thickening of the artery walls. Omega 3 is also needed to ensure a proper nervous system and healthy brain function. It could help increase our learning ability, improve mood, focus and memory. Green Lipped Mussel Extract contains both naturally occurring Glucosmaine and Chondroitin, which are both needed to produce glucosaminoglycan, a product used in the formation and repair of cartilage. Cartilage is the soft connective tissue that cushions and acts as padding to joints. Due to this Pulse Healthcare Green Lipped Mussel Extract could also help to relieve joint pain caused by arthritis, and could be of particular benefit to those who suffer from osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease. This muscle extract is also rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants help our bodies fight against something called free radicals. These free radicals have been linked to contributing towards certain diseases such as cancers. Antioxidants can also help with boosting our immune system, which is our body's first line of defence when it comes to fighting illness and helps protect against heart disease.
Green Lipped Mussel Extract Powder 500mg, Size 0 White capsule (colourant titanium dioxide).