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The New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel

The green lipped mussel, is particularly interesting for its properties. Why the New Zealand one? For its high natural content of glycosaminoglycans (GAG) and its anti-inflammatory properties, it has been used for a long time among the Maori for these benefits. Their qualities do not end there, they are rich in proteins, amino acids, minerals, vitamins and omega-3. Their breeding

Commercial-reared New Zealand green lipped mussels (Perna canaliculus) come from aquaculture in the purest environment possible, without herbicides, pesticides or fertilizers. The molds are also tested for all traces of heavy metals and other contaminants

Green mussels feed on phytoplankton rich in antioxidants and fatty acids, which gives them their interesting properties.

Their benefits

Green mussel powder is an excellent addition whatever your dog's diet, to prevent and relieve many joint ailments.

  • High in Omega 3 (EPA, DHA and ETA), beneficial for the whole body

  • Joint health in dogs and cats

  • Supports joint tissue regeneration and protects cartilage

  • Solidifies and lubricates the joints, thanks to its natural content of Glycosaminoglycans (Glucosamine and Chrondroitin)

  • Natural anti-inflammatory effect

  • Improves mobility

  • Beneficial for animals suffering from osteoarthritis

How to choose the right green mussel powder?

  • The green mussel powder must imperatively come from New Zealand. This is the first guarantee of quality.

  • Green mussel powder is actually an extract of green mussels. As you can imagine, it takes a lot of mussels to get a proper concentration of extract. The indicated concentration must correspond to at least 3000 mg of fresh mussels.

  • If the dosage indicated on the powder you buy, requires giving a large amount of powder or capsules, the concentration is usually quite low.

How much to give?

It all depends on the product you bought and the indication on the packaging.

But in general, it should correspond to more or less of these dosages:

  • Cats: 0,001Lbs / day for maintenance - Double for therapy - Divided into 2 doses

  • Dog 11Lbs: 0,0008 to 0,0035Lbs / day in maintenance - Double in therapy - Divided into 2 doses

  • Dog 22Lbs: 0,0017 to 0,007Lbs / day for maintenance - max 0,014Lbs for therapy - Divided into 2 doses

  • Dog 44Lbs: 0,0036 to 0,014Lbs / day in maintenance - max 0,029Lbs in therapy - Divided into 2 doses

  • Dog 66Lbs: 0,0036 to 0,021Lbs / day for maintenance - max 0,039Lbs for therapy - Divided into 2 doses

  • Dog 88Lbs and +: 0,0070 to 0,028Lbs / day in maintenance - max 0,056Lbs in therapy - Divided into 2 doses

Always start with low doses and divide them into 2 doses (morning / evening) to see how your dog is reacting. In general, green mussel extract is very well tolerated, except for shellfish allergies.

As with any treatment, choose cures with 1 week to 15 days off at times.


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