- What other names is New Zealand Green-lipped Mussel known by?
- What is New Zealand Green-lipped Mussel?
- How does New Zealand Green-lipped Mussel work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for New Zealand Green-lipped Mussel.
New Zealand green-lipped mussel is used for rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and asthma.
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- Asthma. Developing research suggests that a particular extract of New Zealand green-lipped mussel (Lyprinol, Pharmalink) decreases daytime wheezing and improves breathing in some people with asthma.
- Osteoarthritis. Early research suggests that taking New Zealand green-lipped mussel extract by mouth reduces symptoms of osteoarthritis, including pain and stiffness. However, other research shows little or no benefit. Most studies have used a specific extract of New Zealand green-lipped mussel (Seatone, MacFarland Laboratories), although some studies used another specific extract of New Zealand green-lipped mussels (Lyprinol, Pharmalink).
- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Some early research suggests that taking a specific extract of New Zealand green-lipped mussel (Seatone, McFarlane Laboratories) by mouth reduces symptoms of RA, including pain and stiffness. However, other research shows no benefit.
- Other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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diarrhea, nausea, and intestinal gas. In rare cases, it might cause liver problems.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: New Zealand green-lipped mussel is POSSIBLY UNSAFE to take by mouth during pregnancy. There is some evidence that it might slow the development of the unborn child and might also delay birth.
There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking New Zealand green-lipped mussel if you are breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
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