What is green-lipped mussel?
The green-lipped mussel is a mollusk that lives in the waters of Marlborough Sounds in Australia. As its name suggests, the green-lipped mussel is easily identified by the edge of its shell, which is bright green in color.
The Marlborough Sounds are one of the purest waters in the world. The green-lipped mussel can only survive in these waters.That is why this area was given protected status, and why the water quality is strictly monitored on an ongoing basis.
Green-lipped mussel is full of good ingredients
Green-lipped mussel is known as a powerful dietary supplement that contributes to the health of both humans and animals in many ways.
Because the green-lipped mussel only thrives in a very pure and rich habitat, it contains a lot of essential and natural ingredients that contribute to good health. Some of these ingredients are omega-3 acids, glycosaminoglycans, furan fatty acids and antioxidants.
The green-lipped mussel is the ultimate source when it comes to omega-3 acids. These essential polyunsaturated acids are enormously important since the body hardly ever produces them itself or simply does not. The fatty acids ETA, EPA and DHA are known for health benefits including healthy joints and optimal heart and brain function.
Glycosamine glycans are a natural source that contribute to the body’s collagen-rich tissues, such as cartilage, connective tissue and intervertebral discs. Again, very important for both sport and recreational horses, which are often ridden and could use this support.
In addition, there are the furan fatty acids that green-lipped mussel is full of. Until a few years ago, it was thought that only the complex omega-3 fatty acids present in the mollusk were the reason for its anti-inflammatory power. More recent research now shows that furan fatty acids also have anti-inflammatory effects.
Finally, green-lipped mussel is rich in antioxidants. The antioxidants from the mollusk help protect body cells and tissues from free radicals, which is why it also prevents premature aging.
Green-lipped mussel for horses
Green-lipped mussel supplements are a perfect solution for horses that have mobility problems due to stiff joints. It supports connective tissue, tendons and cartilage and it promotes the development of synovial fluid. It is an all-in-one solution!
By choosing green-lipped mussel you also stay away from NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and choose a natural alternative. Green-lipped mussel certainly works just as well, but unlike these commonly used painkillers, it has no negative side effects, even when used in very high doses.
At Global Medics, we chose to incorporate green-lipped mussel into Pro-Motion. Pro-Motion is a supplement that relieves pain and improves performance. A balanced combination of all the natural ingredients that Pro-Motion contains will remarkably improve your horse’s activity and performance. For horses with chronic joint disease, it can be combined with a product that supports the joints, such as Arti-Sport, Arti-Gold or Top-Joint.
Please note that Pro-Motion cannot be used at competitions due to the addition of harpagophytum. For competition horses, P-Block or Top-Competition can be switched 48 hours before the start of the competition.