Green-lipped mussel

What is Green-lipped mussel and what makes it so special?

The Green-lipped mussel contains special Omega-3 fatty acids and glycosamine glycanes

The green-lipped mussel (Perna canaliculus) is a very special type of mussel that only lives in the pure and still unpolluted waters of New Zealand. Synofit does not use extracts from the Green-lipped mussel but uses GLMax®, a unique stabilized liquid containing the whole and pure green-lipped mussel. As a result, all natural ingredients remain present including all Omega-3 fatty acids such as EPA, DHA, ETA, ETE and DTA including the glycosamino glycans such as glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate. Contrary to dried extracts and powders Synofit does not use heating in their process that is known to result in loss of activity of various beneficial ingredients.

Green-lipped mussel

An example of the Green-lipped mussel (Perna canaliculus)

Why does Synofit not use an extract from Green-lipped mussel?

Synofit does not use an extract of Green-lipped (also Greenshell mussel) mussels since extracts only contain a limited number of the many active ingredients. It should be noted that Māori’s, The Māori are the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand now famous for their absence of arthritis, consumed the Green-lipped mussel whole and raw. While processing the Green-lipped mussel into an extract, many ingredients are either removed or become damaged and therefore less effective. This results in various commercial products that contain only the fatty acids of the mussel where glucosamine and chondroitin have been lost. Other products contain mostly glucosamine without most of the beneficial fatty acids, proteins and other ingredients. For this reason Synofit does not use extracts from Green-lipped mussel, instead of using GLMax®, the 100 percent pure and proprietary liquefied Green-lipped mussel.

Shell of green-lipped mussel

The shell of the Green-lipped mussel

Why does Synofit not use Green-lipped mussel powder?

Other products based on the Green-lipped mussel are sold as a powder or capsules containing the same powder. The process to make such a powder involves many steps, such as heating, that result in either deactivation or total loss, of many of the beneficial ingredients. Therefore Synofit has chosen to liquefy the Green-lipped mussel into its proprietary GLMax® that maintains all active ingredients of the mussel. In addition, the liquid forms ensure a rapid and complete absorption of the active ingredients into the bloodstream. It has been reported in numerous scientific publications that other formulations such as powders are only partially absorbed. Since GLMax® is so well absorbed the effective dosages can also be lower. The Green-lipped mussel thrives in a special coastal area of New Zeeland referred to as the Marlborough Sounds. This area is now well protected from influences such as pollution to ensure that the Green-lipped mussel can continue to grow here. The “International Conservation Organization, Blue Ocean Institute,” has classified the New Zeeland Green-lipped mussel as one of the two most eco-friendly seafood’s available on the planet.

Green-lipped mussel farm

The protected coastal area of New Zeeland where the green-lipped mussel is cultivated

Experiences with Green-lipped Mussel

Consumption of products containing Green-lipped mussel are rapidly becoming more popular. This has resulted in an increasing number of people who want to share their experiences, which are easy to access through a simple Google search. In addition, you can read the experiences of Synofit users on our website.


Green-lipped mussel with Curcumin and Blackcurrant leaf

Synofit Premium also contains Curcumin and Blackcurrant leaf, in addition to the Green-lipped mussel. This combination has shown to provide extra benefits for our joints. Synofit Premium has been scientifically studied in Ede, The Netherlands. In case you are interested in the study and would like to learn more, please, do not hesitate to contact us.


Purchase Green-lipped mussel from our Synofit webshop

Synofit Premium with 100 percent Green-lipped mussel, Curcumin and Blackcurrant leaf is available in our Webshop.


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