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Marlborough mussels used in fight against arthritis
ASHLEIGH MONK writing in BusinessDay reported a Marlborough seafood company is helping fight
the battle against arthritis with green-lipped mussels.
‘Mussel powder’ is more effective in treating joint pain than glucosamine, according to
a study conducted by Queensland University in 2012.
Clearwater Mussels supply mussels to Talley’s Seafood Wholesaler, in Blenheim, who then
supply about 20 to 30 tons of green-lipped mussels a day to nutraceutical company MacLab.
Clearwater Mussels owner John Young said the use of the mussels for arthritis treatment
was a cause his company to be able to contribute to.
The 2012 Australian study involved treating 38 people who suffered from joint pain and
inflammation during a 12-week trial. The results found the powder “worked faster
and provided better relief from pain” than glucosamine, said clinical investigator Samantha
Coulson. Comment: Well… I’ll be ….