Lyprinol® is a natural, highly purified oil extract from the Green-Shelled Mussel. Known scientifically as perna canaliculus, the Green-Shelled Mussel comes from the pristine waters of the Marlborough Sound in New Zealand. As a combination of omega 3 essential fatty acids, the all-natural extract in Lyprinol® has been proven to be stable and beneficial to the overall health of your body.
Lyprinol Green Lipped Mussel Extract is a food supplement which contains a wide range of naturally present components that may help maintain joint suppleness and mobility, protect cartilage and inhibit the functions that cause the ageing processes in the joints.
Lyprinol is produced by a gentle extraction process using liquid carbon dioxide under pressure to remove the oils, leaving behind the rest of the mussel flesh.
Allergies and food intolerances are triggered by protein or carbohydrates. The extraction method used for Lyprinol removes these components of the mussel, making it suitable for people suffering from shellfish intolerances.
The stabilisation process used in preparation of Lyprinol protects the rare mix of lipids and Omega-3 fatty acids present in the live Green Lipped mussel. Other mussel products, such as mussel dried powders have oxidised these components and need a larger intake to see any benefits.
Because the Lyprinol oils are closer to the natural state, they are more easily metabolized by the body and benefits are seen from a lower intake.
Lyprinol capsules are treated to avoid the unpleasant fishy reflux sometimes seen with fish oils.
How does Lyprinol differ from these other sources of Omega-3 fatty acids?
One of the main differences between Lyprinol and fish oils is the amount required to see an effect. Studies recommend fish oil intake of 18g per day, although few people actually manage this amount. Lyprinol has been shown to be effective at an intake of 1 to 2 capsules per day. This is equivalent to just 100mg of Lyprinol oil and 300mg of olive oil. Independent studies have compared Lyprinol to several foods high in Omega-3 fatty acids. Using an accepted animal model, Lyprinol has been shown to be:
- 100 times more potent than EPA Max (fish oil)
- 125 times more potent than original freeze dried mussel powder
- 175 times more potent than evening primrose oil
- 175 times more potent than Salmon Oil
- 200 times more potent than Flax Oil
Lyprinol works by interacting with metabolic pathways. This is because the Omega-3 PUFAs present in Lyprinol are metabolised in the body instead of other fatty acids.
Lyprinol is one of the best natural sources of Omega-3 in the diet, because it contains additional lipids, unique to the Green Lipped Mussel – its like fish oil but better.
No side effects
Lyprinol has none of the side effects associated with fish oils. Fish oil supplements are dietary supplements that contain oil from cold water fish such as mackerel, salmon, black cod, albacore tuna, sardines, and herring. The active ingredients in fish oil supplements are essential fatty acids known as Omega-3 fatty acids. They typically include eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
Common side effects of fish oil supplements include:
- fishy breath
- upset stomach
- greasy stools