The list of benefits from New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel Oil is as deep as the body itself. This installment of the GLX Added Benefits Series is proof of that – today we’re talking about your bones.
Studies continue to show that Omega-3 fatty acids, such as those found in mussel oil supplements, may help to improve bone strength. This might sound too good to be true, so let’s take a look at how New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel Oil helps bones grow and remain healthy.
Omega-3s increase the mineral content in bones
The basic structure of living bones is made up of 60-70% bone mineral, and 10-20% water, and other organic material, according to this report released through the University of Cambridge.
Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to build the mineral content in living bones, essentially helping to make them stronger.
Omega-3s may lower the risk of osteoporosis
The anti-inflammatory effects of Omega-3s, which we’ve discussed in-depth on this blog help to maintain strong and healthy bones.
Reducing inflammation is absolutely critical to preventing osteoporosis because inflammation drives the creation of osteoclasts. These little cells break done the bone right from the core, basically eating away at it over time.
Technically speaking, osteoclasts are supposed to have a productive purpose, and they do. They are intended to get rid of old bone, making way for new and healthy bone cells. And they do a darn good job of that. Osteoblasts (with a b, not a c) then come in to develop new, healthy bone that is both strong and healthy.
But inflammation comes in and acts like that annoying boss that shows up at the end of the work day and asks you to work overtime. Just when you thought the work was done, here comes another task of pure busywork. When joints are inflamed, osteoclasts (back again to the c) work overtime and continue breaking down bone even when it doesn’t need to be broken down.
With time and continued inflammation, bone structure may be deteriorated to the level of osteoporosis.
New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel Oil to the rescue!
The signal goes out into the sky. Like a superhero arriving at the scene just in the nick of time, Omega-3 fatty acids (the main active anti-inflammatory ingredient in Green Lipped Mussel Oil supplements) are called on to help offset the damaging inflammation.
Not only can this lower joint pain and inflammation, the Omega-3s may work to get that whole osteoclast and osteoblast routine back to normal.
To put this in the frame of our ‘evil boss assigning busy work’ scenario, the Omega-3s play the role of the outside consultant coming in and regulating overtime work. Or something like that.
The point is, one of the biggest and most often overlooked benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids is that their joint pain and inflammation lowering qualities can also provide benefit to your bones. The actual process is more complex than this, of course.
Speaking of osteoblasts
This might sound confusing, but Omega-3 fatty acids, known in dietary circles as healthy fats, actually help the body to build bone instead of fat. Omega-3s help the production of osteoblasts. Check this out:
Inside bone marrow lie what are called Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). These cells have the capability of becoming osteoblasts or fat cells known as adipocytes. We’ve already noted that Omega-3s are healthy fats. Omega-6s, on the other hand, are unhealthy fats like trans-fat.
Omega-3s help these MSCs grow into osteoblasts instead of the fat cells, greatly benefitting bone structure and health.
And whereas unhealthy fats can lead to inflammation, healthy fats offer the counter-influence while also stimulating bone generation. It’s like the ultimate win-win for overall body health.
Want to know more about how this all works? Much more information on this is available here.
A complete supplement for complete body health
Healthy bones are an essential part of a healthy body. They need a healthy lifestyle in order to develop to their fullest potential. Healthy fats are an essential part of that healthy lifestyle, along with proper diet and exercise.
Omega-3 fatty acids are the source of these healthy fats readily available in New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel Oil supplements. It is always important to evaluate your situation before adding a supplement to your lifestyle. That said, we stand behind our product and proudly offer a satisfaction guarantee.
GLX3 provides the benefits of New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel Oil conveniently shipped to your doorstep.
By taking steps to reduce joint pain and inflammation, you are lowering your risk for the negative health consequences that can result from them, osteoporosis and osteoarthritis being two. A complete, healthy lifestyle is within reach. All it takes is making the call, and you can see for yourself how New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel Oil helps bones grow and remain healthy.
Take that, overworking osteoclasts!
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