Friday, August 7, 2009

Mussel Extract May Cure Arthritis

There is a green-lipped mussel from New Zealand that may help heal both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The extract made from this mussel is called GlycoMarine.

mussel It seems to suppress inflammation as well as facilitate cartilage regeneration and joint lubrication. This results in decreased pain and stiffness increased mobility and function. Do not use the product if you have an allergy to shellfish.

For pet owners there is a product called VetBalance that contains the extract. It seems to help animals with hip dysplasia and other joint diseases.

You can find these products in health foods stores. For the pet version, go to Pet-Arthritis-VetBalance or call 800-810-6655.

(Reported in Health and Wellness newsletter by Dr. Julian Whitaker, January 2009)

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