New Zealand Green-Lipped Mussel
- What other names is New Zealand Green-lipped Mussel known by?
- What is New Zealand Green-lipped Mussel?
- How does New Zealand Green-lipped Mussel work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for New Zealand Green-lipped Mussel.
New Zealand green-lipped mussel is used for rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and asthma.
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- Asthma. Developing research suggests that a particular extract of New Zealand green-lipped mussel (Lyprinol, Pharmalink) decreases daytime wheezing and improves breathing in some people with asthma.
- Osteoarthritis. Early research suggests that taking New Zealand green-lipped mussel extract by mouth reduces symptoms of osteoarthritis, including pain and stiffness. However, other research shows little or no benefit. Most studies have used a specific extract of New Zealand green-lipped mussel (Seatone, MacFarland Laboratories), although some studies used another specific extract of New Zealand green-lipped mussels (Lyprinol, Pharmalink).
- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Some early research suggests that taking a specific extract of New Zealand green-lipped mussel (Seatone, McFarlane Laboratories) by mouth reduces symptoms of RA, including pain and stiffness. However, other research shows no benefit.
- Other conditions.
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