We hate to see our canine and feline friends suffering any discomfort, but unfortunately as they get older, they are just as prone to suffering from arthritis and rheumatism as humans. Although there is no cure for the aches and pains caused by sore joints, treatment is available to alleviate the problem in the form of Green-lipped Mussel powder.
Many veterinarians have now started suggesting treatment with Green Lipped Mussel powder rather than NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs) due to some of the side effects experienced with NSAIDs – these can include nausea and in some cases sickness and stomach ulcers. Green-lipped mussel powder is a natural remedy that can be sprinkled over food to assist in place or alongisde NSAIDs – depending on your preference and severity of the problem.
Green-lipped mussel powder is a natural anti-inflamatory that is commonly used in humans, cats, dogs and horses. It is an ideal source of Omega fatty acids that promote joint health as well as Glucosamine and Chondroitin – the building blocks for your bones.
More information on GLMP itself can be found on our product page here.
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.
Used as a protein enriched flavour enhancer in various forms of fishing bait. Green Lipped Mussel Powder can be added directly to ground bait mixes or during the cooking process when boiling hook baits. Both flavouring and aroma are incredibly potent when fishing for various breeds of fresh water and sea fish. A real favourite with carp anglers, attributing specimen catches throughout Europe and Asia to the Power of the Green Lipped Mussel and derivatives, such as Green Lipped Mussel Powder.
Suggested Ground Bait Mix
Mixed by hand adding water until ingredients form a dry doughy ball, used to attract fish into the anglers area. As the ball hits water the mix will dissolve providing a large cloud of attractants and particles the fish will love.
- 500g White Breadcrumb
- 500g Brown Breadcrumb
- 500g Boiled Hemp Seed
- 500g Small Carp Pellet
- 20 Crumbled up Green Lipped Mussel Boilies
- 20-50g Green Lipped Mussel Powder
Suggested ‘Boilie’ Recipe
Mix all the ingredients into a doughy consistency adding between 50g and 100g of Green Lipped Mussel powder but as a natural product any amount of powder can be added. Roll into sausages about finger width and break into 2cm segments, now roll into small balls using your hands or a rolling table for larger quantities. Boil for 2 minutes and leave to dry for 24-48 hours. The baits can be used directly on the hook or added as loose feed whilst fishing. The mix will make around 200 Boilies which can be frozen for later use.
- 6 eggs
- 50g-100g Green Lipped Mussel Powder
- 300g Semolina
- 55g Fishmeal
- 50g Soya
- 65g Maize Meal
- 30g Lactose powder