About green lipped mussels
A bivalve mollusc of the true mussels family, the green lipped mussel, also known as the greenshell mussel, is native to New Zealand. Hence its alternative name, the New Zealand mussel or New Zealand green lipped mussel.
Green lipped mussels are known to be good for humans. But did you know that green lipped mussels for dogs have now become all the rage?
Nutrients in green lipped mussels
Green lipped mussels are rich in anti-inflammatory properties. They contain omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA. Unusually, the also contain a rare omega-3 fatty acid, ETA, or eicosatetraenoic acid. This again has strong anti-inflammatory properties.
Green lipped mussels also contain vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc copper and selenium. These too are known to be beneficial to good joint health. They also contain the glycosaminoglycans (complex carbohydrates) chondroitin sulphate and glutamine.
Everything then points to green lipped mussels being excellent for any dog suffering from mobility issues. For that reason, they have become an increasily popular natural dog joint supplement.
Benefits of green lipped mussels for dogs
Green lipped mussels can improve nerve cell function. Boost energy levels, improve mobility and increase mental positivity. Rich in anti-inflammatory properties they can be beneficial to any dog suffering from canine arthritis or joint problems.
Natural not synthetic
The important thing for a canine nutritionist like myself is that green lipped mussels are 100% natural. The are not chemically produced like the vast majory of anti-inflammatory products for dogs. This means they can work naturally and symbiotically with your dog’s body to reduce inflammation in a natural and organic way.
Importantly, there are no side effects with green lipped mussels for dogs because they’re completely natural.
Joint support for dogs
So effective are green lipped mussels that they now form part of my Joint Support for Dogs. A natural dog joint supplement made only with 100% natural ingredients that also includes turmeric, another natural product with well recognised and long-established anti-inflammatory properties.