For many types of arthritic diseases, no cause is known. Researchers are looking at possible causes for many of these diseases with osteoarthritis; extreme stress on a joint may play a role in how this disease develops. Stress can be caused by weak cartilage (which runs in families) or from repeated injury to the joint or from being overweight. Biological make up and family history may play a role in gout, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, anklosing spondylitis, and some other arthritic diseases. But, what we do know is that women are almost twice as likely as men to suffer from arthritis and the disease becomes more prevalent after 45.
As new scientific research uncovers the mysteries of the seas, the New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel, (GLM), a shellfish found off the coast of New Zealand, seems to contain the therapeutic agents needed to treat arthritic problems. Since its discovery in 1947, Green Lipped Mussel Extract (GLME) has now been subjected to more than 30 years of quality scientific research and proven in laboratory and clinical trials, to be effective in treating both rheumatoid and Osteo forms of arthritis.
The benefit comes as relief from pain and improvement in general mobility. Usually, the improvement in these conditions is gradual and progressive; it is also usually long-lasting and not temporary. Normally, the first thing to be noticed is a reduction in pain, which is then followed by gradual improvement in grip strength, freedom of movement or other mobility.
GLME, manufactured by Healtheries of New Zealand, is now available in India through their Authorized representatives Perma Healthcare. The cost for this therapy of 1000mg/day come s to Rs 50 per day for first three months, which can be later reduced to 500mg/day, is Rs 25 per day