Antler Farms New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel Oil
WHY IS ANTLER FARMS® NEW ZEALAND GREEN LIPPED MUSSEL OIL BETTER THAN THE REST?
✅ Top Quality - Our product starts with green-lipped mussels that are farmed naturally from wild mussel seed. The clean, coastal waters of New Zealand is nutrient rich and ideal for growing top quality green-lipped mussels.
✅ Fresh Processed - Our green-lipped mussels are processed on location in state-of-the-art facilities under strict quality control guidelines. The high speed of processing from ocean to bottle yields an exceptionally fresh and effective product.
✅ Nutrient Rich - Antler Farms® Green Lipped Mussel Oil is extremely nutrient dense. It contains a full spectrum of bioactive lipids including EPA, DHA, and ETA as well as beneficial amino acids, minerals, glycoproteins, chondroitin, and glucosamine.
✅ Powerful Extract - Our green-lipped mussel oil is a powerful, concentrated 125:1 extract. Our advanced CO2 extraction method isolates, purifies and increases the potency of active ingredients without the use of alcohol or chemicals.
✅ Certified Sustainable - Antler Farms® Green Lipped Mussel Oil is sourced exclusively from rope-grown mussel fisheries. It is considered one of the most sustainable and environmentally friendly forms of aquaculture.
Antler Farms® Green Lipped Mussel Oil begins with top grade, wild-grown New Zealand green-lipped mussels.
Green-lipped mussels (Perna canaliculus) are a type of shellfish that are native to New Zealand. It gets its name from its distinctive shell that has bright green edges. These mollusks grow abundantly in New Zealand’s shallow coastal waters, where they adhere themselves to rocks and feed on plankton.
Green-lipped mussels are extremely nutrient dense - rich in beneficial compounds including omega-3 fatty acids, essential amino acids, minerals, glycoproteins, chondroitin, and glucosamine. The indigenous Māori people have consumed green-lipped mussels as a staple food for thousands of years.
What are the Benefits of Green-Lipped Mussel Oil?
Green-lipped mussel oil is unique due to its range of over 30 bioactive lipids.
Similar to omega-3 supplements like fish oil, green-lipped mussel oil contains omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). But it also contains minor lipid components including free fatty acids, sphingolipids, polar lipids, and most importantly eicosatetraenoic acid (ETA).
Scientists believe that these lipid components work together in the body to provide its main benefits. Therefore, the most effective green-lipped mussel oil should contain its entire naturally occurring lipid panel in a concentrated form.
HIGH IN OMEGA-3: Green-lipped mussel oil is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 ranks among one of our body's most important essential nutrients. These fatty acids are an integral part of cell membranes. They are required to regulate cardiovascular, immune and inflammatory pathways.
Omega-3 is well known for promoting heart and cardiovascular health, improving brain function, reducing inflammation and improving eye, hair and skin health.
REDUCES ARTHRITIS SYMPTOMS: The anti-inflammatory value of mussels was first discovered by studying the diets of the Māori. Those that lived on the coast, whose diet consisted of green-lipped mussels, had lower levels of arthritis than those who lived inland. Decades of research followed which identified the consumption of green-lipped mussel as the reason for the difference in the prevalence of arthritis.
Green-lipped mussel oil has anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce joint inflammation, helping relieve arthritis symptoms.
Arthritis is caused by chronic inflammation and is characterized by painful swelling and stiffness in the joints.
The fatty acids in green-lipped mussel oil are potent inhibitors of enzymes and proteins that produce inflammation and pain. Specifically, the oil inhibits 5-lipoxygenase, an enzyme which helps form some of the inflammatory chemicals found in arthritis. By blocking 5-lipoxygenase, the inflammatory response is reduced. When compared to fish oil, studies show that green-lipped mussel oil is a more effective anti-inflammatory. It requires a small dose to achieve the same effects and green-lipped mussel oil works faster as well.
Green-lipped mussel oil also helps lubricate joints, promotes joint tissue regeneration, reduces joint deterioration and improves elasticity of connective tissue.
RELIEVES ASTHMA: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects your lungs and can make breathing difficult.
After exposure to an allergen, the body releases an inflammatory chemical called leukotrienes. Leukotrienes cause tightening of airway muscles and the production of excess mucus and fluid.
Green-lipped mussel oil can improve lung function in people who suffer from asthma.
Leukotriene modifiers are medications used in the treatment of asthma. They work by reducing the production of leukotrienes in the body. Green-lipped mussel oil works in the same way. It interacts with the body's metabolic pathways to decrease the number of inflammatory compounds present and reduce the level of leukotrienes in the body. It inhibits the enzyme involved in the triggering of an asthma attack.
In one study, asthmatics who consumed green-lipped mussel oil experienced a significant improvement in lung function and a reduction in airway inflammation, asthma symptoms and use of emergency medication.
How are Antler Farms® Green Lipped Mussels Farmed?
Our green-lipped mussels are raised naturally in the South Pacific Ocean from wild, sustainably harvested mussel seed.
New Zealand green-lipped mussels are farmed using wild mussel seed known as spat. In certain areas of the country, massive amounts of spat wash ashore while attached to clumps of seaweed.
This seaweed is collected and bound to a nursery rope using a tubular cotton stocking. The spat transfer themselves to the rope as the seaweed and stocking biodegrade. Nursery lines are kept in areas with low fish density to limit predation. However, placing lines in clean, unpolluted, and calm water is the most essential consideration.
After three to six months, the now juvenile mussels are reseeded onto a cultivation rope to allow space for the mussels to continue growing. These ropes are configured as loops that are suspended on a surface rope called a longline. Longlines consist of parallel ropes that are attached to buoys at the surface and are anchored with concrete to the sea floor.
In 9-18 months, the mussels are ready for harvest. The precise time for harvest is determined through periodic sampling of the mussels. Mature mussels are removed from the cultivation ropes, declumped, washed, and removed from their shells. Highly efficient mechanical equipment is utilized so that the entire process takes only a few hours.
Our New Zealand green-lipped mussels are processed in state-of-the-art high-tech factories that operate under very strict quality control guidelines that are determined by New Zealand Government regulations and international food processing standards.
How is Antler Farms® Green Lipped Mussel Oil Processed?
Antler Farms® uses a patented extraction method to create its powerful green-lipped mussel oil that contains the full spectrum of bioactive lipids.
First, green-lipped mussel meat is freeze dried and ground into a powder. Then, using supercritical CO2 extraction technology, the mussel oil is extracted from the powder without using any chemicals. Importantly, CO2 extraction also eliminates any heavy metals and toxins which may have entered the food chain.
We are very careful not to use heat at any time, which can damage its desired therapeutic properties. The result is a high quality, concentrated, bioactive green-lipped mussel oil extract that is far more potent than fresh mussel or mussel powder. It takes 125 kg of mussel meat to produce 1 kg of our green-lipped mussel oil.
Our green-lipped mussel oil is encapsulated in small, easy to swallow gelatin softgels.
Antler Farms® New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel Oil has no detectable traces of mercury, lead, and PCBs. There are no artificial flavors, colors, or additives. It is dairy free, gluten free, soy free and GMO free.
This product is safe for pets.