Biolane® Green Lipped Mussel Extract (GLME) may assist in decreasing joint pain and joint inflammation associated with mild osteoarthritis.
Biolane® GLME is a unique ingredient made from fresh, raw, peak condition New Zealand Green Lipped Mussels (Perna Canaliculus). It’s 100% natural; and joint supplement manufacturers across the globe use it in their capsules and tablets.
Although ingredients made from Green Lipped Mussels have become extremely popular recently, few of them are as extensively researched as Biolane® GLME.
Biolane® uses only top quality, fresh Green Lipped Mussels, sourced from farms around the coasts of New Zealand. Instead of dredging the sea floor and depleting natural beds to get these mussels, Biolane® farmers grow them on hanging ropes attached to floats.
The growing waters are constantly monitored for quality, and the mussels within them are never given artificial feed, herbicides or other chemicals. This is part of why mussels farmed using this method are internationally recognised1 as one of the world’s most eco-friendly seafoods.
The Biolane® difference is about more than the quality of the raw mussels or the way they’re grown. The actual Biolane® ingredient is also produced using a unique, proprietary cold-extraction process.
The process is important because many of the beneficial compounds that researchers identified in raw Green Lipped Mussels break down when they’re exposed to heat. This means that manufacturers can’t cook the mussel flesh, or they end up destroying these active compounds.
This made turning the mussels into a joint supplement difficult until Biolane® created their cold-processing method. In this process, the useful parts of the mussel are extracted mechanically under controlled conditions. They are then freeze-dried and milled into the stable powder that you can find in natural joint products around the globe.
Biolane® is an ingredient, rather than a product, so you can’t buy it under that name. However, supplement manufacturers who use it will usually tell you so on the label. So if you want a joint product that contains Biolane® GLME, simply look for it in products in the “joints” section of your local health food store.
1US environmental agency Blue Ocean ranking