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What are Green Lipped Mussel Extract supplements, and
should I be taking them for my osteoarthritis?
New Zealand is a beautiful
country. My family lived there when I
was 2 years old. Although I don't
remember it well, I was left with many memorable pictures of its people and
landscapes. Perhaps because my family has fond memories of our stay there, I
have always found myself partial to it.
There is a supplement that originated in New Zealand that has been gaining increasing
attention in the U.S.
I am speaking of green-lipped muscle
extract supplements. The scientific
name for the supplement is Perna canaliculus . If you have spent time on the Internet
looking for arthritis supplements, you may very well have run into this one.
idea behind green-lipped mussel extract supplements is that the extract
contains a mixture of glucosamine, omega-3 fatty acids, and a variety of
minerals that are purported to help arthritis sympt...
Boron and Osteoarthritis
Boron is a trace element that occurs naturally in soil, plants and metal deposits. Trace elements are also present in very small quantities in the body. Studies have shown a correlation between the amount of boron in the soil and the prevalence of arthritis. For example, in Israel, high levels of boron are found in the soil and the incidence of arthritis is less than 1%. Compare that to Jamaica and Mauritius where boron levels are low and the arthritis rates have been reported to be as high as 50 to 70 percent.
Carnarvon is a large town in Western Australia. People with osteoarthritis have been known to travel from as far as 1,000 miles away because "the climate" in Carnarvon is said to help arthritis symptoms. It turns out that Carnarvon has very high boron soil rates. Could these arthritis sufferers really have found relief in Carnarvon because of the boron-rich foods grown in that soi...
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