Green Lipped Mussel.

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by on Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:25 pm

Green Lipped Mussel.

Would recomend Green Lipped Mussel for Arthritis in my toes?

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by wendygreen on Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:55 pm

Re: Green Lipped Mussel.


Lots of people with arthritis find they benefit from taking supplements like green-lipped mussel, glucosamine, chondroitin, turmeric, Indian frankincense, ginger, SAMe, pine bark extracts and Sigesbeckia. While there's limited evidence to support the use of these supplements, that doesn't mean they don't work - it's more likely that the research just hasn't been done because it's expensive and doesn't attract funding like drug research does. Nor can a supplement be patented like drugs - therefore there's less profit to be made.

However, there's plenty of anecdotal evidence that these supplements do help some people - the only way to find out if one of them can help you is to try it.

In the case of green-lipped mussel, a recent review of 4 random controlled trials found that it was more beneficial than a placebo with participants reporting reduced pain and improved functioning and quality of life, so it's definitely worth trying.

To determine whether a supplement is beneficial and worth taking, rate your symptoms from 1-10 before starting to take it, then rate them again after 3 months.

Good luck!

Wendy Green
Health Expert & Author - BSc (Hons) Health Studies ... _green.php

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