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Green Lipped Mussel for Dogs and Cats

Safe to use as a dietary supplement, alternative medicine
for most dogs and cats


In this article…
1. Green Lipped Mussel (Perna)
2. Health Benefits

3. Cautions
4. Side Effects
5. Drug Interactions
6. Daily Dosage
1.0 New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel
(also known as Perna, New Zealand Green Mollusk, NZGLM, etc.)
New Zealand green lipped mussel is a species of shellfish that can only be found in the waters and on the shores of New Zealand. Green Lipped Mussels are a traditional food of the Maoris – indigenous people of New Zealand. The use of green lipped muscles as an alternative medicine is relatively new to the western world. The benefits of Green Lipped Muscles were noted by the western world upon observation of the Maoris people – specifically that the incidence of arthritis among the Maoris people was very low.
Green Lipped Mussel (NZGLM) Is Typically Available in…
·        Oil gel supplement;
o   In oil form NZGLM is only effective for treating arthritis and inflammation;
·        Ground Powder;
o   Capsule form, or
o   Soft Gel form.
o   Should be effective for treating the full range of benefits noted further below.
Medicinal Properties of NZGLM
Green Lipped Mussels contain mucopolysaccharides – building blocks of the body that are found in every type of body tissue and are an important component of cartilage and synovial (joint) fluid. Components of mucopolysaccharides include:
NZGLM also contain:
  • Omega-3 fatty acids (also an anti-inflammatory);
  •  Minerals, and;
  • Protein.
Like other alternative medicines  it takes a little time (i.e. several weeks) for the effects of green lipped muscle to start evidencing a decrease in inflammation and pain.
2.0 Health Benefits
The following is a partial list of health benefits…
  • Arthritis;
    • Osteoarthritis;
    • Rheumatoid arthritis;
  • Asthma;
  • Atopic dermatitis (skin inflammation);
  • Bone and teeth health;
  • Cancer;
    • Breast;
    • Prostate;
  • Circulatory System health;
  • Connective Tissue Disorders;
  • Gout;
  • Eye disorders;
  • Heart disease;
  • Joint pain and stiffness;
  • Immune System health;
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease;
  • Inflammatory Joint Disease (i.e. bursitis);
  • Lyme disease;
  • Lupus – systemic;
  • Mucositis (inflammation of the mucus membranes of the GI tract)
  • Nervous system health
  • Psoriasis;
  • Skin health;
  • Ulcers (NSIAD induced).
3.0 Cautions…
If your dog or cat:
  • Has liver disease;
  • Is allergic to shell fish do not use NZGLM
    • Signs of an allergic reaction include:
      • Abdominal pain;
      • Chest tightness;
      • Difficulty breathing;
      • Itching;
      • Hives;
      • Swelling of the face or hands;
      • Swelling or tingling in the:
        •  Mouth;
        • Throat;
      • Vomiting.
4.0 Side Effects…
  • ·        Safe for most dogs and cats;
  • ·        In some individuals may cause;
o   Abnormal liver;
o   Diarrhea;
o   Heart disease;
o   Intestinal gas;
o   Lung disfunction;
o   Fluid retention;
o   Gout;
o   Skin rash;
o   Respiratory problems;
o   Nausea.        
  • In rare cases it NZGLM mat cause liver problems.
5.0 Drug Interactions…
  • Use caution when taking in tandem with anti-inflammatory drugs, herbs or supplements as NZGLM may enhance effects and side effects;
6.0 Daily Dosage… Follow manufacturers directions.

About Karen Rosenfeld

My name is Karen Rosenfeld. I am an holistic diet nutrition health and wellness practitioner for dogs and cats. I am an holistic behaviorist for dogs. I offer a wealth of real-time, real-life experience. 30 years working and living with dogs and cats. Companion animals are my life, my work, my passion. Maintenance of Health Health Issues and Conditions Custom designed whole food diets, raw and cooked. Recommendations for commercial whole food diets. Consultations available worldwide via FaceTime, FaceBook video and voice, Skype, Phone and email Recommendation and specification of... Species Appropriate: Whole foods Treats Herbs Alternative medicines Supplemental foods Treatment and Remedy Holistic Behaviorist Services for Dogs Include: Obedience Training Behavior Modification Psychological Rehabilitation In-person Sessions Sessions available worldwide via FaceTime, FaceBook video and voice, Skype, Phone Affiliations to Companies None. I don’t sell food or supplements. I am NOT aligned with any companies. I prefer to select best solutions for my individual clients’ situation. My client services are available around the world. 🇺🇸USA 🇨🇦Canada 🇬🇧UK 🇦🇺Australia 🇪🇺Europe 🇨🇷Costa Rica and other Central American Countries 🇦🇪United Arab Emirates 🇸🇪Sweden and other Scandinavian Countries 🇸🇬Singapore and other Countries in Asia etc. Consultations and Sessions 📧Email: karen@ottawavalleydogwhispererer.ca 📞Phone: 1-613-293-3707 📱FaceTime 📱FaceBook video or voice 💻Skype 📖Holistic Wellness eBooks custom designed to suit 🚶In-person Sessions only available in Ontario, Canada.

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