Natural Health supplements have been a big thing in the equine industry in recent years. One product which we have seen a lot of ‘buzz’ around is Green-lipped mussel powder – it contains amino acids, minerals, carbohydrates and omega-3 fatty acids that promote joint health and prevent swelling with it’s natural anti-inflammatory properties. Many of the mechanisms of how Green-lipped mussel carries these properties are still relatively unknown, however, it is thought to be due in part to the omega-3 fatty acids.
Green-lipped mussel powder is well tolerated by horses and can be supplemented to their diet as a natural alternative to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in order to maintain pain free joints. It is often used to treat horses who are suffering with chronic fetlock lameness attributed to Osteoarthritis – clinical trials have shown that Green-lipped mussel powder when supplemented orally significantly reduced severity of lameness, improving joint response and reducing joint pain when tested against a placebo.
Green-lipped Mussel Powder is now becoming commonplace in the equine industry and your veterinarian may suggest you supplement your horses diet with it for the following conditions:
- Bowed Tendons
- Chronic Lameness
- Musculo Skeletal Conditions
Our Green-lipped mussel powder is produced in New Zealand and is of the highest quality – visit our Green-lipped mussel page here.