Green-lipped Mussel

Synonyms: Extracto de mejillón de labios verdes.
Cyrillic synonym: Зеленого Губчатого Моллюска.


An extract from the green-lipped mussel Perna canaliculus (Mytilidae), stated to contain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, amino acids, fats, carbohydrates, and minerals, has been promoted for the treatment of rheumatic disorders including rheumatoid arthritis. It has also been tried in asthma.

Rheumatic disorders.

Reviews of the investigation of greenlipped mussel in the treatment of arthritis have not revealed conclusive evidence of its usefulness.1,2
1. Li Wan Po A, Maguire T. Green-lipped mussel. Pharm J 1990; 244: 640–1
2. Cobb CS, Ernst E. Systematic review of a marine nutriceutical supplement in clinical trials for arthritis: the effectiveness of the New Zealand green-lipped mussel Perna canaliculus. Clin Rheumatol 2006; 25: 275–84.


Proprietary Preparations

Austral.: Lyprinol; UK: Healtheries Musseltone; Lyprinol; Mobilyzer; Oceantone; Seatone; Supplex. Multi-ingredient: Austral.: Prost-1†; Ital.: Osteoclar; UK: Healtheries Musseltone & Glucosamine.
Published May 08, 2019.