Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common forms of arthritis. It is associated with increasing age, diet, trauma or overuse of joints and other inherited factors. The grading system for osteoarthritis starts at zero and goes to grade 4 which is considered severe. So, clearly grade 3 is not comfortable. Osteoarthritis of the knee is a chronic condition that typically develops slowly and gradually worsens over time. In its most extreme form it is debilitating and very painful.
Native to New Zealand, Green Lipped Mussel (GLM) supplements have been marketed for the treatment of arthritic symptoms since the early 1970’s. Praised for its anti-inflammatory effect, studies have shown that GLM extract varies in potency depending on the stability of the preparation. Also known as Perna canaliculus, this shellfish provides an excellent source of protein, vitamins, minerals and extremely valuable Omega-3 fatty acids. Green Lipped Mussels contain high levels of glucosamine sulphate and chondroitin sulphate and a profile of Omega-3 essential fatty acids which are unique to the species. Glucosamine is a glycoprotein that is believed to play a role in cartilage formation and repair. While chondroitin sulphate is part of a large protein molecule (proteoglycan) that gives cartilage its elasticity. Omega-3 fatty acids are well known as anti-inflammatory oils that literally grease joints from the inside.
Deep Blue Health GlycOmega™-Plus is the next generation marine product. It is a high quality supplement formulated using selected cold-opened, fresh Green Lipped Mussels (GLM), combined with Rosemary oil, a botanical antioxidant, which together provide significant levels of anti-inflammatory activity. Finally, converted to a powder using a low temperature freeze-drying process that ensures all the bio-activity of the mussel meat is optimised, giving maximum anti-inflammatory properties.
But the most exciting part is that it works for Osteoarthritis of the knee: A clinical trial undertaken by the Medical School at the University of Queensland to establish the therapeutic benefits of GlycOmega™-Plus, concluded that this product is effective in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee in almost two thirds (59%) of the patients who participated in the trial.
And, in feedback from our customers:
“I have had grade 3 osteoarthritis in my right knee for many years which has led to continuous chronic pain. I was using glucosamine, fish oil, and krill oil supplements for many years and although it helped it did not reduce the pain beyond detection. I heard about the University of Queensland study and found out about the GlycOmega trial and decided to try this myself. I have been using the recommended dose (3 tablets daily) since April 2013 and after about one month of treatment I noticed a substantial reduction in pain to the point where I no longer notice it and I am sleeping much better. Since taking the GlycOmega supplement I no longer take any of the other joint pain related supplements and I could not recommend GlycOmega more highly – Thank you Deep Blue Health for bringing such an effective product to market”.
Peter J Wilson PhD, MBA
Queensland Centre for Medical Genomics
Institute for Molecular Bioscience
The University of Queensland
Deep Blue Health GlycOmega™-Plus is the outcome of a new generation extraction process which preserves the rich source of essential fatty acids in GLM’s, providing a potent soothing action making GlycOmega™-Plus, a truly functional anti-arthritic product.