Check Out These Mussels
This week, The Weekly Beet reports straight from the sea on a seriously, powerful anti-inflammatory product. Mary Kent gets some mussels, revealing why we all could use a bit of this super Omega in our lives!
Move over fish oil. There's another powerful Omega in the sea! Encased in a shimmering green-edged shell, the Greenshell Mussel, also known as the Green-Lipped Mussel or Perna canaliculus, is fast becoming the leading, underwater Omega-3! Found in the Marlborough Sounds region of New Zealand, this Greenshelled Mussel thrives in a most unique environment as there is a naturally occurring ozone hole in the atmosphere directly over the area. Ironically, it is this hole in the ozone layer that holds the secret to producing the world's most concentrated marine oil. With an increase in UV exposure, it seems Mother Nature has well-adapted the Greenshell Mussel with a dark, orange pigmented (called carotenoids) skin to protect itself from the harmful rays. It is the carotenoids, which contain high levels of antioxidants, when coupled with the lipids and Omegas found in the Mussel's extract, that create a powerful anti-inflammatory purpose in healing the human body! We recently found out about an incredible company called Pernax, who isharvesting and extracting Greenshelled Mussel Oil for these exact medicinal reasons! Free from artificial ingredients, milk, yeast, corn, gluten and nuts, Pernax capsules contain a special formulation of Omega 3's, Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids, and this unique carotenoid.
Eaten by the native Maori of New Zealand for over 700 years, the Greenshell Mussel has long been considered a treasured resource, as it also contains glucosamine, chondroitin sulphate, mucopolysaccharides, vitamin B-complex, proteins, minerals, and most importantly, Omega-3 fatty acids. With the pharmaceutical recalls of the Cox-2 Inhibitors, better known as Vioxx, Pernax is the perfect, natural solution to pain and inflammation, as it comes with no side effects! Tony Golden, CMO of Pernax states, "By providing alternatives to pharmaceuticals, consumers can enjoy the benefits of controlling inflammation, without all the nasty side effects." With no side effects of blood clots, strokes and heart attacks from the pharmaceuticals, it seems that Pernax can do no wrong! But, it doesn't just stop here, as it is the Omega-3s combined with the lipid-rich extract found in the Green-Lipped Mussel that helps people who suffer with
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Joint pain
- Alzheimer's and memory issues
- Digestive disease
- Age-related macular degeneration
- Heart Disease
- High cholesterol
- Weight loss
- Digestive disorders
According to a study at the University of California, Greenshell Mussel extract was noted as a "reproducible, stable source of bioactive lipids with much greater potency than plant and marine oils currently used as nutritional supplements to ameliorate signs of inflammation." To demonstrate just how powerful the Greenshell Mussel oil is, extensive lab tests show one would have to consume massive amounts of flax or fish oil capsules a day to get the inflammation support found in one capsule of Pernax. The approximate ratio was discovered to be 257 capsules of salmon oil to 1 capsule of Pernax's Green Shelled Mussel Oil. Thus, Pernax proves to be inflamed with alot more healing power than fish oil. And, that's just what we call unBEETable!
To ensure their purity and efficacy, these Green Lipped Mussels are grown on ropes suspended from buoys (seen right). They don't sit on the ocean bottom like most clams or mussels. Instead, they munch on a diet of phytoplankton that are carried by the currents of the Marlborough Sound. The combination of growing in one of the Earth's most pristine environments and adapting to the Earth's strongest UV light creates Pernax's greatest natural ingredient. This product is truly a fascinating testimony to the healing efficiency of Mother Nature! We are super grateful to Pernax, as it's such a delight to see a company using what Mother Nature intended for us to use! Click here to read a few success stories of people who have used Greenshell Mussel Oil!
***Word to thewise. It takes a few weeks for Pernax to kick in! At about week four, consumers will notice knees, elbows, and shoulders that were once painful to move far better. Flexibility and mobility are greatly increased. Blood pressure and Cholesterol levels should also show marked improvement. It's absolutely incredible! We're thanking Mother Nature for another miracle worker from the sea!
Toss out the Ibuprofen! It's time to try Pernax! Click here to order now! Don't miss a Beet. Stay tuned for next week!
PS. Mary Kent is wearing dress by Diane Von Furstenberg and necklace by Balboa! Her earrings are hidden and are by Nicholas Lane Jewelry! Ok. So, we couldn't fly to New Zealand this week, but we headed to Whole Foods to get our Greenshelled Mussels! She is holding a dozen Green Lipped Mussels.
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