Green Lipped Mussel Extracts can Relieve Crohn’s Disease Symptoms

Recent clinical studies have suggested that green lipped mussel extracts have very potent anti-inflammatory capabilities, and may play a role in asthma and arthritis and inflammatory bowel diseases such as IBS and crohn’s.


Green lipped mussel extracts are a rich source of iron, betain, and glycoaminoglycans (including chondroitin sulphate)  and have gained a reputation amongst consumers as a natural product with anti-inflammatory properties – an effect that has been attributed to a body of science to its lipid factions.

New Zealand green lipped mussel is a potent anti-inflammatory, a source of omega 3 essential fatty acids -  Fish oils also have an anti-inflammatory effect, but the anti-infammatory effects of green lipped mussel are much stronger. And given the level of inflammation in crohn’s, you need something concentrated. New Zealand green lipped mussel also contains fatty acid compounds that regular fish oil doesn’t, which increases it’s effectiveness in dealing with inflammatory disorders. But like fish oil, it contains EPA and DHA.

Green lipped mussel extracts are a super source of omega-3 fatty acids

The best natural source of Omega-3s comes from the oil the green lipped mussel (GLM) of New Zealand. New Zealand green lipped mussels have the highest concentration of omega-3s available today.

Evidence suggests that omega-3 rich fatty fish and Omega 3 fatty acid supplements may be a good source of nutrition, and may lower inflammation for patients with Crohn’s disease.

Studies have shown that fish oils are anti-inflammatory in nature and therefore are an absolutely essential element of preventing and controlling Crohn’s disease.

Omega-3 fatty acids are well-known as effective anti-inflammatory properties. They can be found in cold-water fish such as salmon, halibut, sardines, trout, or herring.

There have been a few research studies that have proven the positive impact that Omega 3s (found in fish oils) have had on reducing inflammation/flare ups in those with Crohn’s disease.

Green lipped mussels extracts are at least 200 times more effective than fish oil at reducing inflammation in controlled laboratory experiments containing the normal polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). This is due to a series of unique Omega-3 PUFA’s called eicosatertraenoic acids (ETA). Another bigger difference between fish oil and GLM is that fish oil will thin the blood and also affect blood clotting, whereas GLM will thin the blood but will not affect blood clotting.

The New Zealand Green Mussel contains a rich and stable source of Omega 3 and its claims have been supported by various marine scientists.


Research suggests that green-lipped mussels contain a distinct blend of omega-3 fatty acids in comparison to other sources of omega-3s.

Independent studies have shown green lipped mussels to be:

  • 350 times more potent than Evening Primrose Oil
  • 400 times more potent than Flax Oil

The most well-known and highly potent Green Lipped Mussel extract product is Lyprinol.


Lyprinol is considered to be one of the most popular health supplements available today that actually helps to promote and maintain healthy joints.

The MOST POTENT OF THE OMEGA 3 LIPIDS known today,  Lyprinol prevents the pain from the inflammatory process associated with arthritis, psoriasis and asthma.

Many arthritis patients who take Lyprinol, swear by its results on inflammation.

A new patented and stabilized natural marine lipid extract comprising a rare combination of lipid groups and unique Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, Lyprinol has been shown through clinical research to be an extremely potent anti-inflammatory.

Lyprinol’s active lipid fractions have been used successfully for the treatment of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and asthma and are being studied for effectiveness against other inflammatory disorders such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, lupus, psoriasis and others.

The compounds in  Lyprinol. are natural food extracts, which do not cause gastrointestinal toxicity, nor do they have any known side effects. Importantly, this compound does not thin the blood. It has a proven high potency. A series of studies have compared Lyprinol® with other health food products that are claimed to have anti-arthritic properties. For example, when using the adjuvant poly arthritis test system, on a dosage per body weight basis, Lyprinol® is a superior alternative for controlling the joint swelling that is associated with arthritis.

I am allergic to shellfish, would Lyprinol cause an allergic reaction to people who are allergic to shellfish?

Lyprinol is extracted from the New Zealand green-lipped mussel which is a shellfish. Shellfish allergies can be caused by certain proteins in seafood. Since Lyprinol oil does not have protein, the risk of shellfish allergy from taking Lyprinol should not occur. As of 2009 no Lyprinol allergy has been reported in the medical literature.



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