ARTHRITIS today drives millions of sufferers to their physicians each year seeking relief from the pain, immobility, and deformity it can cause. By the age of 40, nine out of 10 people have X-ray evidence of arthritic changes, and many later develop joint pain and stiffness.
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 one of the most debilitating diseases of out time.
Since its discovery in 1974, Green Lipped Mussel Extract (GLME) has now been subjected to more than thirty years of quality scientific research and proven in laboratory and clinical trials, to be effective in treating both rheumatoid and Osteo forms of arthritis.
According to Dr. John Croft, a marine scientist associated with research on the GLM, “The reason for the benefit is that GLME contains anti-inflammatory agents, immune modulators and many essential building blocks proteins, minerals, glycosaminoglycans and marine long chain fatty acids – all naturally occurring substantial therapeutic agents known to maintain joint mobility & well being and needed to rebuild collagen, proteoglycans and synovial fluid found in the joints, ligaments and tendons.”
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 firs thing to be noticed is a reduction in, 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 Authorised representatives perma Healthcare. The cost for this therapy of 100mg/day comes to Rs 50/- per day first three months, which can be later reduced to 500 mg/day, i.e. Rs 25/-per day.