Joint Power 100% Green Lipped Mussel
SUPER SNOUT’S JOINT POWER Green Lipped Mussel Powder provides a rich source of all major classes of Glycosaminoglycans (GAGS).
These GAGS are principle components of cartilage and the synovial fluid found in the joint. Most notably, Glycosaminoglycan (a polysaccharide) assists in the repair of joint tissues. These GAGS provide flexibility, elasticity and tensile strength to the articular cartilage. The severity of arthritis is directly related to the loss of GAGS content with the joint and surrounding cartilage. GAGS can also exert a strong anti-inflammatory action on the connective tissue.
What is Green Lipped Mussel Powder?
Green Lipped Mussel Extract contains a rich, complex blend of natural proteins, minerals and mucopolysaccharides. The following naturally occurring bioactive substances found in Green Lipped Mussel Extract are increasingly being recognized in supporting joint mobility, cartilage maintenance, cardiovascular health, maintaining healthy skin and for general health:
What is the evidence that it works?
A study published in the New Zealand Medical Journal demonstrates that Green Lipped Mussel Powder has similar effects on inhibiting prostaglandin biosynthesis when orally fed to laboratory animals as do non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. (Note that prostaglandins are biochemicals made in the body at elevated levels during inflammation and that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are thought to act principally because they inhibit the production of these prostaglandins when inflammation is initiated.)
Where did it all start?
Here’s the STORY
It all started hundreds of years ago…The coastal dwelling Maori tribe of New Zealand have consumed a diet of Green Lipped Mussels for centuries. The Maori utilized the native mussel as a high nutrient food source, never knowing the true benefit of this perfectly packaged powerhouse. It wasn’t until later that New Zealand settlers found that the Maori’s never suffered from arthritis or inflammation issues.
The first researchers to take interest? NASA
In 1973 NASA scientists began a worldwide exploration in search of any and all natural ingredients to battle cancer. The NASA researchers never found the anti-cancer benefits that they were seeking when they found the New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel, but what they DID find was quite fascinating:
Raw Green Lipped Mussel proved to have impressive anti-inflammatory properties…stronger than any other shellfish or mussel. The scientists studied Green Lipped Mussels over the next 40 years and found that the nutrients in this particular mussel was responsible for the anti-inflammatory effect and confirmed the joint health benefits of Green Lipped Mussel.
Where do the “Green Lips” come from?
Not your mama’s lipstick drawer!
The mussels are farmed in the pristine waters of New Zealand. The farmers grow the mussels ropes in shallow coastal waters, mimicking the mussels’ natural environment. New Zealand mussel farms use no feeds, fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides at any point. The Green Lipped Mussels are a bio-available natural product making them very environmentally friendly with HIGH sustainability.
Why is SUPER SNOUT’S JOINT POWER far superior to other joint-related products on the market? Purity!
JOINT POWER contains 100% nutraceutical grade Green Lipped Mussel (which means it’s the same raw material used by top quality companies for humans, not a lower standard “pet” quality used by some)
JOINT POWER contains 100% pure cold extracted and stabilized Green Lipped Mussel Powder. This means that with each scoop (provided in the jar) of JOINT POWER, your pet is getting 250mg out of 250mg (100%) of pure Green Lipped Mussel. This is far more than ANY other leading brand on the market.
Super Snout’s Joint Power Green Lipped Mussel Powder has Glycosaminoglycans (also known as Mucopolysaccharides or GAG) containing heparin sulphate, dermatan sulphate, hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulphate. These active ingredients are responsible for the anti-inflammatory and lubricating properties and result in ongoing self-repair and replenishment of joints. It also supplies minerals that are needed to metabolize vitamins, enzymes, carbohydrates, and proteins. The total GAG content of Super Snout’s Green Lipped Mussel Powder is generally in the range of 2 – 3%. Of this, nearly all is heparin sulphate (about 98%) and only 2% is chondroitin sulphate.
Green Lipped Mussel Powder Extract typically contains 4-6% total lipids.
Green Lipped Mussel Powder Extract typically contains 20% total carbohydrates.
Green Lipped Mussel Powder Extract is typically 55-60% protein. This protein is constituted from the following amino acids as follows:
JOINT POWER Green Lipped Mussel Nutritional Composition – Protein
Published information on our New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel Powder shows the mineral content of Greenshell Mussels as:
Typical Analysis Percentages
Ash ………………………………. 9%
Carbohydrates ……. 17% (includes Glycosaminoglycans)
Protein …………………….. 55%
Cholesterol …………….. 2%
Sodium (Na) ………….. 2%
Potassium (K) ……….. 1%
Magnesium (Mg) .. 0.45%
Calcium (Ca) …………. 0.3%
Typical Analysis per 1g: (1000mg)
Crude protein .55g, Total fats 109mg, ash 0.9g
Total carbohydrates: 153mg, moisture 0.05g
Total essential fatty acids:
Total omega 3: 18.2mg (EPA 8.85mg, DHA 5.5mg, ETA 1.0mg, ALA 2.1mg)
Boron 16ug (.0016%), calcium 3mg (.3%), copper 4.6ug (.00046%), chromium 2ug (.0002%), iodine 13.5ug (.00135%), iron 0.46mg (.046%), manganese 15ug (.0015%), magnesium 4.5mg (.45%), potassium 11mg (1.1%), phosphorus 9.9mg (.99%), sodium 20mg (2%), sulphur 18mg (1.8%) , selenium >1ug, taurine 29mg (2.9%), zinc .63mg (.063%)
Presenting vitamins: A, D, E, B2, B3, B6, B12 and vitamin C
Vitamins per 100g: B2 1.51mg, vit B6 4.67mg, vit B3 5.31mg, vit C 8.62mg
GAGs 11-15% prominently chondroitin sulphate, with proteoglycans total 30%