- This scarily green mussel from New Zealand that could help all kinds of problems…
- Joint pain, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease
- Yes, and even asthma
On Thursday I mentioned shocking new statistics about asthma.
…Eight in every 10 people don’t have their condition under control…
…Almost half those with asthma said it got in the way of their daily lives.
…Worse, a record number of people died from asthma attacks in 2015 – an average of 3 a day!
As I explained, thanks to new computer modelling technology there are potential new drugs in the pipeline…
But what can you do in the meantime?
Surely there must be other, natural ways you can suppress the reaction of your airways when they become irritated?
Well, the short answer is ‘yes’.
Today I want to show you something that has long been popular as a natural joint pain remedy. But really, at its core, this is an anti-inflammatory… and this makes it ideal for asthma sufferers too, because it can help suppress your airway’s inflammatory reaction to irritants.
And unlike many similar natural treatments, you can use this alongside other drugs and therapies without any problems.
If you’re impatient you can have a sneak peak here.
I’ll explain in a bit more detail…
New Zealand’s shellfish to the rescue
Ever heard of the green lipped mussel?
If you see photos of them, they look pretty much like regular mussels but they’ve got this lurid green colour that could make you think there was something awry with them…
I don’t know about you, but things turning green is often a bad sign when it comes to foodstuffs.
Green eggs and ham? No thanks, Dr Seuss!
However, the opposite is true for these little creatures.
Their natural habitat is northern tip of New Zealand’s south island where they grow abundantly in shallow coastal tidal waters that get lots of sunlight and are absolutely packed with plankton. This endows these mussels with extraordinarily high levels of antioxidants and gives them a special green hue.
For centuries green lipped mussels been eaten by the local coastal Maoris as part of their diet. These are people with remarkably low incidences of arthritis and their mussel-rich diet is partly the reason.
In 1970 a research project began screening shellfish from around the world including New Zealand’s green lipped mussels. This was how they first verified what the coastal Maoris knew from their own experience – that the natural oils within these green mussels had strong anti-inflammatory properties.
Scientists have since found ways to extract these essential oils and turn them into something akin to a fish oil supplement.
Except this is NOT a fish oil supplement.
And this gives it a powerful advantage…
You don’t get the levels of contamination you can get in fish oils, the stomach problems, nor the fishy breath smell and aftertaste.
What’s more, the oils from green lipped mussels are stronger than you get from fish – about a hundred times more, in fact (the oils are also about 200 times more potent than Flax Oil).
In theory you can, of course, fly to New Zealand and try these mussels in situ. But thankfully there’s an affordable supplement known as Lyprinol which uses an extraction of green lipped mussels in a capsule form.
Taken between 2 and 4 times a day, it can help reduce systematic inflammatory problems such as arthritis, joint pain, acne, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease and even asthma.
As reported in ‘The European Respiratory Journal 2002’, Lyprinol has been tested in a study at the Pavlov Medical University St Petersburg. Subjects reported a decrease in ‘daytime wheezing’ compared to the placebo group.
To find out more take a look at our webpage: The Anti-Inflammatory Power of Lyprinol
There is one more striking benefit to this supplement…
A safer way to get the benefits of shellfish oils
A lot of people know about shellfish as a source of vital oils but can’t try them because of allergies and intolerances.
However, the extraction process for Lyprinol removes the protein and carbohydrate elements, meaning it’s safe for everyone to take.
And unlike some mussel-based powders you get in health shops, this contains more of the lipids and Omega-3 fatty acids from the live mussel, so you don’t need to take as much to get the benefit.
This supplement is far preferable to fish oils if you are on other medications. For instance, cod liver oil is not suitable for people with asthma, diabetes, blood clotting disorders, or if they are taking Warfarin or other blood thinning medicines.
This makes Lyprinol is a safer natural alternative that’s worth looking into if you suffer from any chronic inflammation problems, joint pain and asthma.
I’ll be back with more research soon – until next time, stay healthy!