Experience the power of green-lipped mussels for joint support in dogs with Dog-Eh! Joint Support. Our all-natural supplement contains only the finest ingredients, including green-lipped mussels, red algae, and turmeric.
Green-lipped mussels are one of only three active ingredients in our Joint Support supplement because numerous clinical studies have shown the impressive benefits of this ingredient in reducing inflammation and improving joint mobility in dogs.
This section highlights the scientific findings behind green-lipped mussel supplements and the positive impact they can have on your dog's joint health. Discover how Dog-Eh! Joint Support can provide your dog with the joint support they need to stay active, healthy, and happy by reviewing the scientific studies below.
Green-Lipped Mussels Scientific Studies
Effect of a diet enriched with green-lipped mussel on pain behavior and functioning in dogs with clinical osteoarthritis
This study looked at how feeding dogs a diet enriched with green-lipped mussels (GLM) could help improve pain and movement in dogs with osteoarthritis. The study found that after feeding dogs a GLM-enriched diet for 60 days, there was an increase in omega-3 fatty acids in their blood and an improvement in peak vertical force (PVF), which is a measure of how much force their limbs can produce. Owners also reported improvements in their dog's pain levels and overall activity. These results suggest that adding green-lipped mussels to a dog's diet could help reduce pain and improve mobility in dogs with osteoarthritis.
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Rialland P, Bichot S, Lussier B, Moreau M, Beaudry F, del Castillo JR, Gauvin D, Troncy E. Effect of a diet enriched with green-lipped mussel on pain behavior and functioning in dogs with clinical osteoarthritis. Can J Vet Res. 2013 Jan;77(1):66-74. PMID: 23814358; PMCID: PMC3525174.
Influence of green lipped mussels (Perna canaliculus) in alleviating signs of arthritis in dogs
This study looked at whether adding green-lipped mussel (GLM) to a dog's dry food could help improve symptoms of arthritis. The study included 31 dogs with varying degrees of arthritis and they were split into two groups. One group was given the dry food with 0.3% GLM powder added, while the other group was given the same food without GLM. After 6 weeks, the group that had been given the GLM showed significant improvement in their arthritis symptoms compared to the control group. Specifically, they had less joint pain and swelling. The findings provide strong evidence that GLM incorporated into a complete dry diet can help alleviate arthritis symptoms in dogs.
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Bui LM, Bierer RL. Influence of green lipped mussels (Perna canaliculus) in alleviating signs of arthritis in dogs. Vet Ther. 2001 Spring;2(2):101-11. PMID: 19753702.
Evaluating Complementary Therapies for Canine Osteoarthritis Part I: Green-lipped Mussel (Perna canaliculus)
In this study, researchers investigated the effects of a green-lipped mussel (GLM) supplement on dogs with chronic pain caused by osteoarthritis. The study involved 45 dogs that were randomly assigned to one of three groups, with each group receiving either the GLM supplement, a placebo, or a traditional pain medication (carprofen) for 8 weeks. After four weeks, the dogs were evaluated for mobility, pain, and other variables. The results showed that dogs in the GLM group experienced improvements in mobility and pain compared to the placebo group. While the GLM supplement was not as effective as the traditional pain medication, it did not cause any negative side effects. These findings suggest that GLM supplements may be a beneficial alternative for dogs who cannot take traditional pain medications.
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Hielm-Björkman A, Tulamo RM, Salonen H, Raekallio M. Evaluating Complementary Therapies for Canine Osteoarthritis Part I: Green-lipped Mussel (Perna canaliculus). Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2009 Sep;6(3):365-73. doi: 10.1093/ecam/nem136. Epub 2007 Oct 29. PMID: 18955269; PMCID: PMC2722199.