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:
• complex proteins
• omega fatty acids
• enzymes (ie betaine)
• chondroitin sulphates
• glycoproteins and polysaccharides
What is the evidence that it works?
There have been countless studies on both humans and pets. (we have dedicated a page to the scientific clinical trials)… but the most important test of all? We have had AMAZING results using it on ourselves and our own dogs!
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.)
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 metabolise 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, calcium 3mg, copper 4.6ug, chromium 2ug, iodine 13.5ug, iron 0.46mg, manganese 15ug, magnesium 4.5mg, potassium 11mg, phosphorus 9.9mg, sodium 20mg, sulphur 18mg, selenium >1ug, taurine 29mg, zinc .63mg
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%
Suggested Daily Amount:
Suggested daily amount is 250 - 1,500 mg per day, depending on the size of the dog or cat and the severity of the inflammation. It should be noted, however, that in some cases the benefits of taking Green Lipped Mussel Powder may take two to three months to become evident. It should also be noted that if the inflammation is severe, you can double up the suggested amount for the first two weeks of treatment.
Suggested Daily Amount:
00 - 25 Lbs. 250 mg - 1 Scoop
25 – 50 Lbs. 500 mg - 2 Scoops
51 – 75 Lbs. 750 mg - 3 Scoops
75 – 100 Lbs. 1000 mg - 4 Scoops
100 – 125 Lbs. 1250 mg – 5 Scoops
125 – 150 Lbs. 1500 mg - 6 Scoops
Note: If severe inflammation is evident, please double the suggested amount for the first two weeks and then feed as recommended.