The Green Lipped Mussel (Perna canaliculus)is native to New Zealand, and is one of the biggest mollusc species in the world, reaching up to 24cm. As its name suggests, the defining feature of the mussel is its ‘green lips’ - a green colouring to the edge of its shell at the opening. They are a low risk for contaminants like mercury (which can feature in other shellfish), largely due to the clear and unpolluted waters around New Zealand. The green-lipped mussel is a staple food of the indigenous Māori people of the country’s coasts. Interest in the mussel’s potential health benefits began in the early 1970s and stemmed from the observation that coastal Māori people had a lower incidence of arthritis than Māori people who lived inland.
Green Lipped Mussels have many health benefits. They contain Omega-3 Fatty Acids, which are some of the ‘good’ fats that your body needs. One of these acids is DHA, which contributes to the maintenance of normal vision and brain function. The beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 250mg of DHA. This product also features rosemary extract, which is rich in the antioxidant carnosol. Antioxidants reduce damage to cells during oxidation.
Please note: this product is not suitable for vegetarians or vegans. This product has a strong odour. Allergens: Molluscs.
Safety Note: Keep out of sight and reach of children. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking medication[s] please consult your healthcare practitioner before use. Not intended for use by persons under the age of 18. Discontinue use and consult a doctor if adverse reactions occur. This product should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet or a healthy lifestyle. Do not exceed stated dose. This product is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any kind of illness.
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Please note, we DO NOT quote shipping. We will only make refunds where refunds are due. We apologise this process can not be more simple. Customs Declarations: We declare the value of all products as £15 - This is our average order cost and should not cause import duties or tax by your customs. All orders will be labelled generically as "Dietary Supplements".
** Due to a sudden change in custom controls, we have had to temporarily stop orders to Spain and Germany. We hope to resume to normal service in the near future **
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